In the past many Horlbecks emigrated from Germany to the U.S. in hopes of a new and better life.
The first were two brothers from the Vogtland. They settled in Charleston / South Carolina about 1764. They worked as architects and some of their old buildings still exist today. Their descendants purchased the Boone Hall Plantation along with its many helpers.
Later a second wave of immigration started at the end of 19th century and finished about 1930.
Here can you find the passenger lists of immigrated relatives of my grandfather Hermann Horlbeck.
Please have a look at the German site "Auswanderung von Horlbecks nach Amerika" !
The "Old Germans in Charleston/South Carolina