Re: Emigration from the UK to the US #records
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There were only 18 passengers, 7 families, on the Argo, leaving Hamburg on 24 June, 1879 : Wagner, Grunberg, Mendelsohn, Raplan/Kaplan, Manfried, Rinschek, Ranquist. In my experience as a contributor to the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild https://www.immigrantships.net/ I found people traveling to England from Hamburg and bound for the USA via Liverpool were often found listed close together on both ships. Searching NY arrivals in 1879 for each family in turn yielded only one result. Manfried on the Scythia, arriving NY on 9 July. Close examination of the Scythia manifest showed 13 of the Argo passengers, 5 families, all together, line by line. The handwriting on the Argo manifest was unusually clear and legible, but on the Scythia so difficult to read that the family names were barely recognizable. One exception, Raplan, was clearly written as Kaplan. Also, an additional member of the Grunberg family appears. Unfortunately, for your purposes, the two families not aboard the Scythia on any of the manifest pages were Rinschek and Ranquist.
On 2/23/2021 9:08 PM, Alan Reische wrote:
I have identified what may be my family group outbound from Hamburg on