1. S. S. Vaderland – Ludwig Wissmann and family, September 1905
2. S. S. Sierra Ventana – Max Schellhardt, August 1924
3. S. S. Reliance – Adolf Schellhardt, May, 1926
4. S. S. Bremen – Max Schellhardt and family, March 1935
Quick notes –
The records themselves are in the custody of the National Archives and all images are from Ancestry.com. I think it’s legal to use the images as long as I provide proper citations. I should probably check first before I end up in Archivist Jail though.
The manifests record the names of passengers on ships arriving at U.S. ports. I swore a long time ago I was told that manifests for outgoing ships were not required or retained but some of my archivist pals recently told me that wasn’t the case. In any event, I haven’t found any outbound manifests.
Each week I’ll examine a manifest – or part of a manifest – to provide a sense of the information that was recorded and the clues that can help us fill some of the missing parts in the narrative of our family history.
Tomorrow – the Sierra Ventana and why I don’t think Max and I are related.