My Baudermann line immigrated from Baden Germany, arriving at Castle Garden New York in 1852. The passenger list states that they sailed from Liverpool. That seems like an around about route to me: Southern Germany to Liverpool to New York?
Is this route telling me something? Why would they not have sailed directly from Germany? Was it cheaper to sail from Liverpool? Now I am also wondering how they traveled to Liverpool. I thought finding the family listed on the passenger list would answer all my questions, instead I now have a new set of questions!