A new museum will tell the stories of Red Star Line immigrants.
In 1887, Reinhold Libau left his family in Leulitz, Germany, and sailed via Antwerp, Belgium, to the United States. There, he bought a farm near Chippewa Falls, Wis., before returning to Germany for his family members.
The diary he kept during his travels, rediscovered in 1992, will be part of the exhibits at the Red Star Line museum
in Antwerp, Belgium. The museum, scheduled to open in 2012, will document the stories of immigrants who sailed with the legendary shipping company to new lives in America.