20 August 2010

The Bark Leontine

From Bremen to Baltimore

Passenger List at Baltimore, Maryland on 28 June 1841

The following is a transcription of the three page passenger list of the bark Leontine, which sailed from Bremen, Germany and arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on 28 June 1841.

In my transcription of the passenger list, I have made an effort to copy everything exactly as I judged it was spelled in the original, even obvious mistakes, and have maintained the author's use of upper and lower case letters. Where the author of the original document had used ditto, do or "  to indicate the repetition of a previous entry, I have written out the word or phrase in full again. The author of the original used braces, i.e., }, to indicate that certain groups of passengers owned a specific amount of baggage in common. These same groups should be readily discernible still, even though I have not used braces.

The index of this passenger list available in the Baltimore Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1872 database at Ancestry.com which I consulted between January and June, 2006 contained what I believe are some errors in the interpretation of the handwriting. The index also omitted one of the passengers, Friedericke Sauermann, passenger 92. The index does not reproduce the occupations of passengers nor their familial and "employment" relationships. The latter, when combined with the original order in which the list of names was compiled and with the way in which baggage was recorded, are important clues for determining who was probably traveling with whom. These allow the researcher to make assumptions about the composition of family groups, or at least "traveling companions."

Of the 102 passengers on the list, 56 were identified as former residents of the village of Ladbergen, and a number of others had lived nearby in the Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia. The departure of this many people in a single moment from Ladbergen must surely have had profound social and economic implications for the village. In 1831, the population numbered 2,676. In 1871, there were 1,865 inhabitants. This sharp decline reflected Ladbergen's participation in the strong emigration movement from Germany in the 19th century.

(For Ladbergen's population figures from 1770, see the town's web site ).

Page 1 of the passenger list

List of Passengers on board the Bremen Bark Leontine
G. Johansen Mr from Bremen bound to Baltimore
June 28, 1841  1 

  Name Age Occupation Where from Where bound Bagage
Boxs Bags
1 Heins Cortus 33 Schoemaker Barken Baltimore 2  
2 Agnes Cortus 33 his wife Barken Baltimore
3 Wilhelm Weitkamp 35 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 6 1
4 Elisabeth Weitkamp 20 his wife Ladbergen Cincinati
5 Wilhelm Stincke 2  24 Carpenter Ladbergen Cincinati
6 Heinrich Stolk 18 Carpenter Ladbergen Cincinati
7 John Herrman Elshoff 34 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 4 2
8 Elisabeth Elshoff 25 his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
9 Elisabeth Elshoff 4 his Daughter Ladbergen Cincinati
10 Heinrich Hemmer 3  26 his Servant Ladbergen Cincinati
11 Herrman Koenig 20 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 1 1
12 Addrick Kotter 4  26 farmer Ladbergen New Bremen 2  
13 Heinrich Kotter 18 his brother Ladbergen New Bremen
14 Heinrich Moller 30 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 4 2
15 Elisabeth Moller 35 his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
16 Elisabeth Schralken 58 his Mother in Law Ladbergen Cincinati
17 Elisabeth Eschmeyer 27 his Maid Servant Ladbergen Cincinati
18 Wilhelm Schrörluke 27 farmer Ladbergen New Bremen 2  
19 Ernst Flowe 5  19 farmer Ladbergen New Bremen
20 Herrman Kuck 23 farmer Brochterbek New Bremen 1  
21 Christine Elsberth 28 Maid Servant Lengerich New Bremen 1  
22 Herrman Fenneman 27 farmer Ladbergen New Bremen 5 2
23 Elisabeth Fenneman 24 his Wife Ladbergen New Bremen
24 Elisabeth Barkman 16 his Niece Ladbergen New Bremen
25 Elsabey Barkman 14 his Niece Ladbergen New Bremen
26 Christine Kruse 18 his Maid Servant Ladbergen New Bremen
27 Wilhelm Honrath  20 farmer Ladbergen New Bremen 1  
28 Herrman auf der Haar 6  32 farmer Ladbergen St. Louis 3 2
29 Elisabeth auf der Haar 29 his Wife Ladbergen St. Louis
30 Wilhelm auf der Haar 8 his Son Ladbergen St. Louis
31 Elisabeth auf der Haar 4 his Daughter Ladbergen St. Louis
32 Christine auf der Haar his Daughter Ladbergen St. Louis
33 Herrman Birbaum  28 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 3 1
34 Elsabey Birbaum 26 his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
35 Wilhelm Birbaum 1 his Son Ladbergen Cincinati
36 Sophia Birbaum 18 his Sister Ladbergen Cincinati
37 Wilhelm Wier 28 Missionair Tangermund Baltimore 4 1
38 Elisabeth Wier 26 his Wife Tangermund Baltimore

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Continuation of the aforesaid List of Pas  7 

  Name Age Occupation Where from Where bound Bagage
Boxs Bags
39 F. A. Christoffers 8  42 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 3 1
40 Maria Christoffers 48 his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
41 Ernst Christoffers 18 his Son Ladbergen Cincinati
42 Elisabeth Christoffers 9  7 his Daughter Ladbergen Cincinati
43 Wilhelm Christoffers 5 his Son Ladbergen Cincinati
44 Addr. W. Korterheinrich 30 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 8 4
45 Christine Korterheinrich 2- 10  his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
46 Elisabeth Korterheinrich 3 his Daughter Ladbergen Cincinati
47 Heinrich Korterheinrich ¼ therr Babe Ladbergen Cincinati
48 Heinrich Korterheinrich 16 his Brother Ladbergen Cincinati
49 Wilhelm Hemmer 22 his Cousin Ladbergen Cincinati
50 Wilhelm Fennemann 22 his the Same Ladbergen Cincinati
51 Elisabeth Lunderman 18 his Sister in Law Ladbergen Cincinati
52 Maria Busch 26 his Servant Ladbergen Cincinati
53 Ernst Oslage 22 farmer Lengerich 11  Cincinati 1  
54 Friedrich Dirker 42 farmer Lengerich Cincinati   1
55 Maria Hellnkamp 12  43 to meet her husband in 13  Damme Cincinati 1  
56 Agnes Hellnkamp 21 her Daughter Damme Cincinati
57 Christoffer Hellnkamp 17 her Son Damme Cincinati
58 Elisabeth Hellnkamp 15 her Daughter Damme Cincinati
59 Terese Hellnkamp 12 her Daughter Damme Cincinati
60 Maria Hellnkamp 6 her Daughter Damme Cincinati
61 Engel Hellnkamp 4 her Daughter Damme Cincinati
62 Joseph Hellnkamp 2 her Son Damme Cincinati
63 Lucinda Scheidemann 26 Milliner Gerntke 14  Baltimor 3 1
64 Elise fulling 16 her Niece Gerntke Baltimor
65 Adam Munk 46 Turner Lerts bach 15  Washington 3 1
66 Barbara Munk 42 his Wife Lerts bach Washington
67 Sophia Munk 15 his Daughter Lerts bach Washington
68 Ulrich Munk 44 his brother Lerts bach Washington 1  
69 Johan Valentin Lurz 35 Baker Ringersheim Washington 3  
70 Ann Maria Lurz 28 his Wife Ringersheim Washington
71 Herrman Feldwich 34 farmer Ladbergen Cincinati 5 3
72 Christine Feldwich 25 his Wife Ladbergen Cincinati
73 Christine Feldwich 2 his Daughter Ladbergen Cincinati
74 Christine Feldwich 59 his Mother Ladbergen Cincinati
75 Heinrich Haverkampf 21 his Servant Ladbergen Cincinati
76 Wilhelm Kuck 12 his Servant Ladbergen Cincinati

Page 3 of the passenger list

sengers on board the Bremen Bark Leontine

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  Name Age Occupation Where from Where bound Bagage
Boxs Bags
77 Johan Burchhard 20 Schoemaker Lertsbach 16  Baltimor 1  
78 Johan Mergel 16 Gardener Lertsbach Washington -  
79 Magdalena Mergel 38 his Mother Lertsbach Washington -  
80 Herman Feigenbaum  50 Carpenter Ladbergen St. Louis 4 2
81 Elisabeth Feigenbaum 50 his Wife Ladbergen St. Louis
82 Christine Feigenbaum 21 his Daughter Ladbergen St. Louis
83 Herrman Heinrich
Feigenbaum
18 his Son Ladbergen St. Louis
84 Hinrich Rappe 34 Schoemaker Gottingen Frederikstown 8 3
85 Heinrich Sauermann 56 the Same Gottingen Frederikstown
86 Christine Sauermann 53 his Wife Gottingen Frederikstown
87 Charlotte Sauermann 26 his Daughter Gottingen Frederikstown
88 Louise Sauermann 23 his Daughter Gottingen Frederikstown
89 Christine Sauermann 20 his Daughter Gottingen Frederikstown
90 Heinrich Sauermann 18 his Son Gottingen Frederikstown
91 Ernst Sauermann 16 his Son Gottingen Frederikstown
92 Friedericke Sauermann 17  12 his Daughter Gottingen Frederikstown
93 Friedrech Siebrecht 18  28 Schoemaker Gottingen Baltimor 1  
94 Caroline Hillbrecht 28 Maid Servant Machhold------ 19  Baltimor 1 1
95 Salomon Schulherr 20  54 Weaver Neustadt Baltimor 4  
96 Sanatte Schulherr 36 his Wife Neustadt Baltimor
97 Babette Schulherr 1 his Daughter Neustadt Baltimor
98 Michael Dingfelder 58 farmer Bavaria Hamilton 2  
99 Leonhard Mesch 41 farmer Bavaria Hamilton 1  
100 Peter Elzer 22 Weaver Hebstedt Hamilton 1  
101 Jes Meyer 24 Schoemaker Wollenberg Baltimor 1  
102 Thomas Hoffman 27 the Same Reinhardsberg Baltimor 1  
               
    102  Passengers            
      10  under 5 years of age            
     92   G. Johansen (signature)      
       1 died on the passage            
     91            
               
               

Source: Ancestry.com. Baltimore Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1872 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Baltimore, Maryland. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891. Micropublication M255, rolls #1-19. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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Notes

  1. The date has been added by another hand and with a writing instrument that is different from the one used to create the list of passengers. The numbering of passengers appears to have been added by the same, second person. This is not the work of the person who wrote the passenger list.

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  2. The author's handwriting often makes it difficult to distinguish a c from an i. A possible alternate reading of this surname might be Stinike. In the Ancestry.com index, the surname is reported as Stineke; I believe this is not correct.

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  3. It is not possible to determine from the passenger list if Heinrich Hemmer is related to Wilhelm Hemmer, passenger 49.

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  4. A possible alternate reading of this given name might be Addrik.

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  5. A possible alternative reading of this surname might be Howe.

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  6. A possible alternative reading of this surname might be aaf der Haar. In the Ancestry.com index, this surname appears as Aafderhaas. It is definitely not a single word.

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  7. Page 2 is the verso page in the original ledger. The heading at the top of the page is written across the gutter, finishing on page 3.

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  8. In the Ancestry.com index, this surname appears as Christophers.

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  9. In the Ancestry.com index, the given name appears as Elsabeth.

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  10. In the original, an ink blot obscures much of the second digit of this woman's age. Possible readings are 21 or 22.

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  11. In the Ancestry.com index, this place name appears as Longerich. This is not correct.

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  12. In the Ancestry.com index, this person's name appears as Mari Hellnakamp.

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  13. In the original, the phrase "to meet her husband in" stretches across the Where from column and ends in front of the word "Cincinati." Apparently this family of eight, with very little baggage, was on its way to a reunion with Mr. Hellnkamp.

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  14. In the Ancestry.com index, this place name appears as Gentke.

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  15. A possible alternative spelling might be Serts bach. In the Ancestry.com index, this place name appears as Fertsbach.

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  16. A possible alternative spelling might be Sertsbach. In the Ancestry.com index, this place name appears as Hertsbach.

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  17. This person did not appear in the Ancestry.com index for this ship when this passenger list was viewed between January and June, 2006.

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  18. A possible alternative reading of this surname might be Liebrecht. In the Ancestry.com index, this surname appears as Wiebrecht.

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  19. The last part of this place name is not legible to me. In the Ancestry.com index, it appears as Machholdenkamp.

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  20. In the Ancestry.com index, this surname appears as Schulherz.

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