La Gascogne steamship menu, January 24, 1888


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La Gascogne steamship menu, January 24, 1888
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Paquebot La Gascogne menu, 24 janvier 1888
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Handwritten menu
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Type of Menu
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Meal(s) Served
Collection Subject (FAST)
Menus; Bill of fares; Menu design; Restaurant management -- Prices; Dinners and dining; Restaurants; Cooking; Food service; Eating; Social life and customs
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Menus The Art of Dining
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John Bauer2012-11-15 @ 04:44 PM
My ancestors migrated on this very ship, this very voyage, arriving Ellis Island 13 Feb 1888. Nice to know they were eating well. Bet they didn't think I'd read this 125 years later!

My great-great-grandmother, Leonie Scheur was born in Dambach-la-Ville, Alsace, to parents Napoleon Scheur (a "vigneron" or winemaker) and Elisabeth Nartz. Leonie married Albert Schuhler, a fellow Alsatian, and migrated with him and their son (George Charles Schuhler, my great-grandfather) from Le Havre on "La Gascogne" to arrive at Ellis Island on 13 Feb 1888, living the remainder of their lives in Carlinville, Illinois. Albert was a hooper (maker of wine barrels) in Alsace, then worked as a coal miner in Macoupin County. Bet he wished he'd never left home!
Library Staff2012-11-16 @ 10:24 AM
Wow! Fascinating! We love to hear stories like this and are so glad that you've found our digital collections. Please let us know if we can help in any additional way. Thanks!