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Passport for Jacques (Jacob) Steiger issued in Berne, Switzerland. He is listed as age 24; blond hair; low forehead; brown eyebrows; gray eyes; medium nose; pointed chin; oval face; and 5 feet 8 inches tall and a laborer by occupation. It states that he is from Grinwald, Switzerland and wishes to emmigate to America. The passport is stamped five times inside and indicates that he was travelling to New Orleans, through New York City. The document is written in French and has not had a literal translation.
Passport -PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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