Ship Passenger List: the Bark Geestemünde

from Bremen to New York, 1866

Ship: Bark Geestemünde (list #884)
from Bremen to New York City
Captain: Michael Külken

departed 4 June 1866
arrived 1 August 1866

this ship was missed by Glazier & Filby's Germans to America

Hedwig Feldhausen19
Claus Katt43
Anna Katt38
Catharina Katt13
August Katt 9
Henriette Katt 7
Johanna Katt 4
Lud Guntermann*43
Auguste Guntermann*24
Anna Sprachmann18
Adeline Sprachmann15
Chatarine Schriefer18
Elisabet Finke14
Katia Hickmann20
Conrad Harmon21
Friederick Hügel25
Entry from the Captain's Journal...

"June 1866 from Bremen to New York.
We had the passengers and everything on board again and put to sea in July. We had much changing weather and wind, sometimes very stormy, and arrived happily in New York in August after a moderate journey. We unloaded our cargo and everything was well."

-taken from the book Und Löschten unsere Passagiere (We Unloaded Our Passengers) by Michael Külken, captain of the Geestemünde; translated into English by the captain's great great grandson, Michael Külken. Used here with his permission.

You can visit his webste at: Michael Külken's Homepage There you can find a photograph of the captain, a scan of a sketch of the ship and information about Michael Külken's book, Und Löschten unsere Passagiere.

*US citizens; the rest are Germans (2 citizens; 14 aliens)

Note: many of the names are difficult to read. If you believe your ancestor arrived on this ship you should consult the microfilm of the orginal passenger list.

from NARA (National Archives) Microfilm Roll #M237-269
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1820-1897
this roll covers: 18 July-2 August 1866

compiled by Joe Beine, June 1999
thanks to the Donald Jacoby Family