|Little is known of George BischofÂ’s early life. His father died March 20, 1847, when George Bischof was 19 years old. |
Less than a month later, George Bischof decided to immigrate and booked passage on the ship NORFOLK to America. Built in 1841, the NORFOLK was an American sailing ship of 548 tons and 17 feet draft. Captained by Seth Rodgers, NORFOLK left Bremen, Germany, on April 12, 1847, and arrived in New Orleans on June 2, 1847. George
Bischof was one of 220 passengers. On the passenger manifest his occupation is listed as being a farmer.
George hat 2 gleichaltrige Schwestern, die 1900 bei ihm leben
Mary Kaufman 50 Sister widowed
Louise Keman 50 Sister clerk widowed