immigration: Left Kretlow with wife and two children, traveled aboard the bark "Proteus" from Stettin, landed in New York 7 September 1843, and came to Wisconsin. Manifest lists all passengers as from "Kingdom of Prussia" and headed for "Wisconsin Territory".
records and documents:
Clifford Neal Smith's monograph lists this family among the "Old Lutherans" emigrating from Kreis Cammin, Pomerania, to the USA in 1843:
Burmeister, Johann Gottfried, 34, inhabitant Cretlow
This data matches the US Census records; in 1850, there were two women with last names "Barkow" living with the Burmeisters. I assume that is the correct spelling. "Kretlow" is the spelling of the Cammin village other references use. According to David Star church records, he was born in Batzlaff. This village is near Kretlow (and Dargsow, where his wife was born) near the center of Kreis Cammin.
He may not have been legally married to Caroline when Albertine was born.
John Bartelt 2006-01-30