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Notes for Milca Zélina L'Eplattenier
1892 Milca came with her uncle Elihu L'Eplattenier and his wife Emma to Alton, Illinois from La Chaux de Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. (See entry for Elihu for family story.)
From the Ellis Island Passenger Records: Milca sailed with her aunt Emma on the ship La Champagne from Le Havre and arrived in New York on November 21, 1892. Her Uncle Elihu had returned earlier on the ship La Burgogne from La Havre and arrived in New York on September 8, 1892.
Elihu, Emma, and Milca also sailed on the ship La Burgogne from Le Havre arriving in New York on September 30, 1895. The ship La Burgogne was built by Chantiers de la Mediterranee, La Seyne, France, 1886. 7,395 gross tons; 495 (bp) feet long; 52 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw. Service speed 17.5 knots. Built for French Line, French flag, in 1886 and named La Bourgogne. Le Havre-New York service. This ship was sunk following a collision off Newfoundland on July 4, 1898, and 549 lives were lost.
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