Rotterdam Passenger List: Notes and Sources

compiled by Joe Beine

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Notes

The German and Bavarian passengers onboard the Rotterdam were compared with the list in Glazier and Filby's Germans to America, Vol. 54, pp. 325-6. Any apparent discrepancies are given after the individual passenger's listing, using the abbreviation "GtoA." The three Swiss passengers (354, 356, 357), and the ten French passengers (15, 16, 324-331) are also included in the Germans to America list.

The Italian passengers were compared with the list in Glazier and Filby's Italians to America, Vol. 2, p. 398. Any apparent discrepancies are given after the individual passenger's listing, using the abbreviation "ItoA."

Despite the presence of 19 Russian passengers, this ship list is absent from Ira Glazier's Migration from the Russian Empire. It should have been included in Vol. 3, which covers May 1886-Dec 1887.


Number of Passengers by Country

(compared with the number in Germans to America and Italians to America, where applicable)


CountryNumber of
Passengers
GtoAItoA
Germany160157 
Hungary60  
Holland/Netherlands57  
Sweden53  
Italy30 30
England29  
Norway27  
Russia19  
Austria15  
USA14  
France1010 
Bavaria44 
Switzerland33 
Poland*2  
Belgium1  
Brazil1  
Total48517430


*Passenger #274 has both Russia and Poland given for the country. He is included here under Poland.

The German passengers missed by Germans to America are:
163 Wilh Claudi (18, M, laborer, Germany)
413 Eva Diener (16, F, Germany)
437 Petronelle Kajharch (?, F, Germany)


Sources Consulted

MICROFILM: National Archives and Records Administration: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1820--1897; Roll #M237-507 (May 19-June 6, 1887), List #630 (May 27, 1887; SS Rotterdam).

BOOK: Glazier and Filby (editors): Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Vol. 54 (Jan 1887-June 1887), pages 325-6. Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, Delaware, 1996.

BOOK: Glazier and Filby (editors): Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Vol. 2 (Jan 1885-June 1887), page 398. Scholarly Resources: Wilmington, Delaware, 1992.

BOOK: Eugene W. Smith: Passenger Ships of the World Past and Present, 2nd Edition, George H. Dean Co: Boston, 1978; P. 227.

NEWSPAPER: New York Times, 27 May 1887 (Friday), page 3; "Marine Intelligence" column lists ship arrivals, including the Steamship Rotterdam on 26 May (Thursday) See: Resources for Finding New York Passenger Lists 1847-1897