Rotterdam Passenger List: Notes and Sources
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NotesThe 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)
*Passenger #274 has Russia 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 ConsultedMICROFILM: 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).
DIGITIZED MICROFILM: This passenger list is available online at FamilySearch on digitized microfilm: Rotterdam Passenger List, May 1887, Rotterdam to New York, FHL microfilm roll #1027375 (digitized), images 475-485, title page is image 474.
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, 1820-1897
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