The immigration story of the Herb family (German immigrants)

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English
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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S2017.197.1
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On March 20, 1954 my parents, Karl Friederich Herb and Anna Katharina Theresia Sterzenbach Herb and my older brother, William Albert Herb, who was six years old, emigrated from Heidelberg (St. Ilgen/Leimen), Germany for a better life in Canada. They came over on the Arosa Kulm which left from Bremerhaven, Germany and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They took a train from Halifax to Montreal, Quebec where they found a small apartment on Barclay Avenue in Côte-des-Neiges, a neighbourhood of Montreal. In 1961 they moved into their own home in Chateauguay, Quebec, a community on the south shore of Montreal. In the early 1980s they retired in Rawdon, Quebec, a community north of Montreal, where my mother died in 1991 and my father died in 1995. They were buried in Rawdon, Quebec.