The Family of Jacob Setter
by Kevin Hillman
My 4x Great grand father emigrated to America in 1847 (departed to the US at Havre)from Zilling, Meurthe, France.
The family of 5 consisted of Jacob (father, age 40), Cathe (mother, age 36), Nicholas (age 8), Peter (age 6) and baby George. Any help would be appreciated.
Under what circumstances would this family leave France? Were they part of the Jewish community? What was happening in Alsace in late 1846/early 1847?