Florian came to the United States in 1869 at the age of 59 on the ship Erna. The type of ship was a bark. A Bark is a ship of three to five masts with the after mast fore-and-aft rigged. Florian is not listed on a census for 1870. His daughter, Franziska was listed living as a servant for the Zirzow family in Lincoln, Buffalo Co., Wisconsin. In the 1880 Federal Census for Wisconsin it lists Florian Lorenz (now 70 years old) and his wife Brigitta living with their son, Franz Lorenz, in Alma, Wisconsin. Franz was farming next to his brother, Henry.