Passenger Ships from Bremen to New York in 1866
compiled by Joe Beine, German Roots webmasterThis 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.)
(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.
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