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Sources of Information

Kingdom of Hannover
Travel Pass issued in 1840

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Copy of Travel Pass from the Kingdom of Hannover
issued to emigrant Gerhard Herman Rakers in 1840 in Meppen
(translation below)

Image and translation courtesy of Grace Blank

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Nr. 545
of the register

Travel Pass
for

the Foreign Land

Kingdom of Hannover

 

(image of crest)

 

To all Civil and Military agencies for which these people must visit or sign up, the Laborer

Gerhard Herman Rakers

born in Gross Hesepe

living in Twist

with his wife Maria Gesina Lammers and four children

occupation Laborer

are intended to travel

by way of
to
  Bremen, they are free to travel, may have a round trip, in case of any unforseen problems or circumstances they will be protected.

Meppen the 30th of August
1800 Forty: 1840

Valid for one year

Description
of the bearer

Age: 66 years
Height:
5 ft. 8 in
Stature:
heavy
Hair:
thin brown
Forehead:
open
Eyebrows:
gray-white
Eyes:
blue
Nose:
stub-nose
Mouth:
ordinary
Teeth:
good
Chin:
longish
Beard:
gray-white
Face:
longish
Face Color:
healthy

Special Marks

Has absess on forehead

Speaks Low German

Handwriting of Traveler

Can not write

Paid 13

Translation of Travel Pass (at top of page)
as supplied by family researchers

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