- At his birth, his father was 35, and his mother 25.
This seems to be his family arriving arriving on 17 May 1828 in NYC from Le Havre, on the SS Henri IV: Louis Rhame, age 54, farmer; Françoise, age 44 (parents, presumably, though her name doesn't match Anthony's mother in the marriage record); Antoine, age 19, Louis, age 17; Françoise, age 11; Mary Ann, age 9; and François, age 4.
A note by the transcriber says that "Rhame family may also have ties to Romagny-sous-Rougemont." It's not clear why. But, a number of other passengers on the ship were from this small area. This area is in the Alsace region of France (near the upper Rhine) where the Ramé family is said to have originated; now it's in the township of Rougemont-le-Château, Territoire de Belfort in Franche-Comté.
According to the the St. Louis Catholic Church Archivist: 21 June 1836 Antonius Ram, son of Ludovicus (Ludwig or Louis) and Maria Francesca Claire, and Victoria Rusch, daughter of Joseph and Maria Gangloff: marriage performed by Fr. Alexander Pax, no witnesses given.
I assume that Françoise was altered to Francesca by the clerk.
The 1867 Buffalo directory lists an “Anthony Rame, Farmer” that might be his son, living at “Bird Road n. Del.” I don't see the name at all, however, in any other city directory going all the way back to 1844. [3, 4]