Letters of Genealogy Research
How this research all started...
Containing copies of some important letters.
SPECIAL BONUS INSERT:
An old ship’s manifest we just found on RootsWeb...
Anybody know who this is???
(Note: “?”’s below indicate “unreadable”
Bark Theodor Korner
Bremen, Germany to New Orleans, Louisiana
9 June 1836
DISTRICT OF NEW ORLEANS - PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
- I, J. C. Wi?manns, Master or Commander of the Bark Theodor Korner, do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear, that the within list, signed by me and now delivered to the Collector of this District, contains the names of all the Passengers taken on board the said Bark at the Port of Bremen or at any time since, and that all matters therein set forth are, according to the best of my knowledge and belief, just and true. I do further swear, that one child of the said Passengers have died on the voyage. (Signed) J. Chr. Wi?manns. Sworn before me, this 9th day of June 1836, (unsigned) Collector.
- List of all Passengers taken on board the Bark Theodor Korner whereof J. C. Wi?manns is Master, at the Port of Bremen and bound for New-Orleans.
- Columns represent: name, age, sex, occupation, country to which they belong.*
1* ? Dabelstein 26 merchant Hamburg
2 ? 26 wife
3 ? ? child
4* ? Gierke 26 male Bremen
5* ? Ebmeyer 26 male farmer Minden
6* H. B. Piper 38 farmer
7 ? 28 wife
8 ? 1y6m child
9* C. A. ?a???shmann 30 male farmer
10 H. Schulte 30 male farmer
11* ?. ??y?f 30 farmer
12 ? 29 wife
13 ? 20 sister
14 ? 18 sister
15* H. Ding?? 29 male farmer
16* G. Fr?? 29 male farmer
17* ?. ????meier 30 male farmer
18* ?. ?i?ge? 26 female farmer
19* ?. ?al?mann 21 male
20* S. Suh? 25 female
21 L. Schmidt 26 male
22 F. W. Ruhenpohl
23* E. H. Mester 3? male
24* F. Sch??e?meyer 26 male
25* L. M???? 34 male
26* C. S???? 34 male
27* ?. ?. Wei? 32 male
28* W. P??cker 32
29 ?. P??cker 26 wife
30* ?. Schaefer 32
31 C. Schwab 30
32 M. Engelhart 28
33 J. Remmers 28
34* ?. Ka??fhoper 30
35 E. Nordak 26
The captain's name could be Witmanns or Wilmanns.
The final column was only filled out for the first three passengers, and it was not clear that the rest of the passengers were from those places, or even which of the first three were from those places.
* Note states: One child died on the passage.
#1-3 no names recorded for #2-3; note states "wife & child".
#4 no first name recorded.
#5 no first name recorded.
#6-8 no names recorded for #7-8; note states "wife & child".
#9 surname looks like Sammshmann.
#11-14 surname looks like Brylif or Kryhf or Krylif, but not at all certain.
No names recorded for #12-14; note states "wife & 2 sisters".
#15 surname looks like Dingh or Dingler perhaps.
#16 surname could be Freh or Frick, but uncertain.
#17 surname something like Stusmeier or Stiesmeier or Stusmann or Stiesmann; first initial could be H or N perhaps.
#18 surname something like Finges or Tinger or Furges or variation; first initial could be J.
#19 no first name; surname could be Hallmann or Hollmann perhaps.
#20 surname possibly Suhr or Suhor perhaps.
#23 age possibly 30.
#24 surname looks like Sheazelmeyer or Shazelmeyer or Steazelmeyer.
#25 surname could be Meier or Muss.
#26 surname area damaged; looks like Serier or Sceine or Scrihr.
#27 surname probably Weiss, poss. Wein; 2nd initial could be W.
#28-29 surname looks like Plucker or Phicker; no initial for #29.
#30 initial could be L or S.
#34 surname looks like Kanfhoper or Kaiefhoper; initial possibly J.
- National Archives and Records Administration, Film M259, Reel 14.
- Contributed and Transcribed by Mary Koelzera member of the
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
4 October 2000