Passenger Ships from Bremen to New York in 1866

compiled by Joe Beine, German Roots webmaster

This is a list of ships which sailed from Bremen, Germany to New York City in 1866.

This list was derived from National Archives records, then compared with Germans to America, and in some cases, microfilm of the passenger lists. See the list of sources at the bottom of the page.

Ships marked "NG" are not listed in Glazier and Filbey's Germans to America.
Ships marked "S" stopped in Southampton (England) along the way.
Ships marked "NP" are listed in the New York Times as carrying merchandise, but no passengers.

A link is provided if a transcribed passenger list is available on the Web. Some of the other lists may be available in Ancestry's New York passenger lists database (see the link near the bottom of the page.)


arrival datename of shipnotes
02 JanuaryTherese 
02 JanuaryDorette 
04 JanuaryHermannNG (1)
10 JanuaryLaura 
22 JanuaryAtalanta 
22 JanuaryLaura Gertrude 
22 JanuaryHelene 
22 JanuaryHansa 
24 JanuaryDiana 
24 JanuaryHerzogin Von Brabant 
29 JanuaryFreihandelNG (2)
01 FebruaryNew York 
15 FebruaryBremen 
27 FebruaryFerdinand 
27 FebruaryHermann 
13 March New York(3)
19 MarchGeestemünde 
28 MarchGauss 
28 MarchBremen 
30 MarchEmilieNG/NP
31 MarchUnionNG/NP
02 AprilHarzburgNG/NP
04 AprilArgonaut 
09 AprilAtlanticS
10 AprilHansaS
13 AprilAthena 
16 AprilCoriolanNG/NP
16 AprilAtlantic 
18 AprilJohannes 
18 AprilReinhard 
24 AprilAmerica 
30 AprilHermann 
03 MayEricsson 
07 MayNew York 
08 MayMarco Polo 
08 MayShakespeare 
12 MayStella 
16 MayJohanna 
17 May Edward 
22 MayBremen 
23 MayLaura 
24 MayRichard 
25 MayJenny 
26 MayAmerica 
28 MayAtlanticS
29 MayOrpheus 
31 MayFreihandel 
04 JuneCharlotte 
04 JuneHermann 
04 JuneHermann 
04 JuneSenator J Ken 
05 June Europa 
05 JuneHumboldt 
06 JuneMozart 
08 JuneAtalanta 
09 JuneBaltic 
09 JuneHerzogin Von Brabant 
11 JuneTherese 
13 JuneDora 
14 JuneMagdalene 
16 JuneAsia 
16 JuneEnergie 
18 JuneHansaS
18 JuneMobile 
21 June Cedar 
23 JuneMississippi 
25 June New York 
02 July Bremen 
03 JulyMerrimackS (4)
14 JulyRio Grande 
16 JulyAmerica 
17 JulyAtlanticS
21 JulyGazelle 
23 JulyHermann 
26 JulyOlbers 
26 JulyFerdinand 
27 JulyEricssonS
30 JulyHansa 
01 AugustGeestemündeNG
01 AugustHarzburg 
02 AugustAdler 
03 AugustArgonaut 
04 AugustAdolphine 
06 AugustJoseph Hayden 
07 AugustBalticS
14 AugustNew York 
22 AugustBremen 
23 AugustAthena 
24 AugustColumbus 
27 AugustAmerica 
28 AugustClara 
05 SeptemberEmilie 
10 SeptemberHermann 
24 SeptemberAtlanticS
24 SeptemberRepublick 
25 SeptemberStella 
27 SeptemberHansaS
05 OctoberNew York 
05 OctoberMarco Polo 
05 OctoberSt Bernhard 
09 OctoberBremen 
10 OctoberAtalanta 
12 OctoberCaroline 
15 OctoberAmerica 
18 OctoberFreehandel 
22 OctoberHermann 
24 OctoberTheone 
24 OctoberMagdalene 
29 OctoberDeutschland 
05 NovemberOrpheus 
06 NovemberHansa 
06 NovemberTherese 
08 NovemberMozart 
09 NovemberAsia 
10 NovemberEdward 
13 NovemberNew York 
13 NovemberCapellaNG (5)
19 NovemberReinhard 
20 NovemberBremen 
28 NovemberEF Gabain 
01 DecemberKosmo 
03 DecemberAmerica 
20 DecemberDeutschland 


Notes:
(1) A partial passenger list for the first class passengers (names only) on the Hermann can be found in the Jan. 5, 1866 New York Times on page 8. However, the steerage passengers are not included on this list. Most immigrants would have been in steerage.
(2) A passenger list for the Freihandel has not been located. Here is the arrival information from the New York Times (Jan 29, 1866, page 8): "Marine Intelligence - New York, Sunday Jan. 28; Arrived ... Bark Freihandel, (Brem.,) Hargesheimer [ship captain], Bremen 52 ds., with mdse. and 52 passengers to Oelrichs & Co. Had strong westerly gales the entire passage; lost jibboom, stove bulwarks, &c."
(3) Passenger list is dated 15 March
(4) Passenger List is dated 5 July
(5) A passenger list for the Capella has not been located. Here is the arrival information from the New York Times (Nov. 13, 1866, page 8): "Marine Intelligence - New York, Monday, Nov. 12; Arrived ... Bark Capella, (Brem.,) Christoffer [ship captain], Bremen 38 ds., in ballast, and 288 passengers to Thiell, Seiler & Co. Has had one birth and one death among the passengers. No date, saw ship Emerald Isle, bound E."

Compiled and © by Joe Beine, June 1999 & November-December 2005
Thanks to the Donald Jacoby Family.
Disclaimer: this listing was derived from a variety of sources, some handwritten. Transcription and other errors may have been made. Some ships may have been overlooked or missed. Some ships may not have been carrying passengers.

Sources:
Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. National Archives Microfilm M1066 (27 rolls); Roll number M1066-11, which contains a chronological listing of ships: Nov. 1, 1865--May 27, 1867; and further alphabetical lists by name of vessel.

Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1850-1897. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby; Volume 17 (which covers November 1865 - June 1866) and Volume 18 (June 1866 - December 1866).

Various issues of the New York Times from 1866 (see notes above).

May Be Helpful...
New York Passenger Lists Online Index 1820-1957 includes digitized images of the passenger lists from the microfilm (requires payment - part of an Ancestry subscription)

Finding Passenger Lists, 1820-1940