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From: "Beretta" <>
Subject: Re: [USVI] Heuck and Bagagoine
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:54:18 -0600
Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents...
The fact that Charles is listed as unmarried in the census is not
surprising, and does not necessarily change the truth of the rest of the
family story. As oldtimers from St. Thomas would say, "It was not the
custom to marry in those days." and in truth a majority were not married.
Slavery was abolished in 1848 so it would be plausible that his partner
would be a 'former slave'.
A plantation owner on St. Thomas was more likely to Dutch than Danish. The
common language of the slaves was Dutch Creole in the 1700's into the 1800's
with then English becoming the popular language. The Danes were a minority
almost from the beginning of the colony.
While I can't exactly place the property in my mind right now,
Krondprindsens Gade 53a is in a residential area, about 2 blocks west of the
Catholic Church (St. Peter & Paul) This property extended from the Main St.
to the Waterfront.. Many similar properties consisted of a 1st story
business front on the Main St. with the rest of the property consisting of
residences, but I do not know if this was true for 53a Krondprindsens
specifically. If I pass that way on my next trip to the island, i'll take a
photo for you. Perhaps Joseph Daniel is a member of the prominent St.
Thomian Daniel family that is written up in Geraldo Guirty's "Sixtonian;
Vignettes 'bout Amalia" They owned a shipyard and several properties on St.
Probably the best bet for getting more info on Charles Heuck and family is a
combination of the Catholic baptism records and the census neither of which
I have ready access to.
good luck in your search.
>Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 23:41:47 -0000
>From: "Tracy Turner" <>
>Subject: Re: [USVI] Heuck and Bagagoine - St Thomas
>> 1. for what it's worth, Kronprindens Gade [Crown Prince Street] is the
>> commercial street in town and probably was in 1857 (and earlier) as well.
>> The address does not sound like a residence, but maybe where the
>> cigar-rolling took place. Or, they lived above the workplace.
>Thanks for your email Ginny,
>It looks as if 53a Kronprindsens Gade, Charlotte Amalie is now a government
>building (perhaps someone with local knowledge could confirm this and
>perhaps point me to a photo of the building?).
>There appear to be 18 people listed as living there in 1857 (three families
>and a series of 'individuals'). Occupations vary from mason, seamstress,
>cigar maker and tailor so this doesn't appear to be a workplace.
>The building is given on the census return as belonging to Joseph Daniel
>(who does not live there). As a matter of interest does anyone know
>anything about this Mr Daniel?
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