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Finding Ships' Manifests #general

Jerry Small
 

I must admit after searching various internet sites over the past months I
have come up empty in my search for a manifest entry for my grandfather.
I have a copy of a passport application document written in 1911 that clearly
states that he came to the US, landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard
the ship Victoria >from Hamburg, Germany. I also have a copy of his
naturalization document written in 1898 that also mentions June 1891 as the
entry date.

So, I am as sure as I can be that this date has some accuracy. Now I need to
find any record of the ship Victoria >from that time period and its manifest.
In my previous searches at Castle Garden this ship and date do not appear.
Any suggestion as to where to find information about this?

Could it be that this ship's papers >from that trip among many others were
lost or destroyed?

Would appreciate any pointers so that I can break through this barrier.

Jerry Small
jerry.small1947@...

Susan&David
 

You should look at the ship Augusta Victoria.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 12/22/2014 3:48 PM, Jerome Harris Small jerry.small1947@...
wrote:
I must admit after searching various internet sites over the past months I
have come up empty in my search for a manifest entry for my grandfather.
I have a copy of a passport application document written in 1911 that clearly
states that he came to the US, landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard
the ship Victoria >from Hamburg, Germany. I also have a copy of his
naturalization document written in 1898 that also mentions June 1891 as the
entry date.

So, I am as sure as I can be that this date has some accuracy. Now I need to
find any record of the ship Victoria >from that time period and its manifest.
In my previous searches at Castle Garden this ship and date do not appear.
Any suggestion as to where to find information about this?

Could it be that this ship's papers >from that trip among many others were
lost or destroyed?

Would appreciate any pointers so that I can break through this barrier.

A. E. Jordan
 

From: Jerome Harris Small
landing in New York City, in June 1891 aboard the ship Victoria >from Hamburg,
Germany.

The most likely ship is the Hamburg American steamer Augusta Victoria.

If you can not find him on the lists you can check the ship's arrival dates
in the New York Times in a column called at that time Marine Intelligence.
That shows she arrived May 28th and then again on June 22nd.

Once you have the arrival date you can go to Ancestry and instead of searching
the name go to the browse feature for the New York Passenger Lists and fll in
the date and you will see the names of the ships that arrived. You click on the
ship's name and it takes you to the list and you can browse page by page in
hopes of finding the person.

Allan Jordan