[APG Public List] Passenger List Question

Stephen Danko stephen at stephendanko.com
Mon Mar 8 12:31:24 MST 2010

These numbers on the passenger lists were probably added long after the passengers arrived in the United States and the lists were analyzed statistically. The numbers, such as 2-3, refer to the number of men and women listed on a particular part of the manifest who were from the same country. In the case of Paul Albrich, the number shows that, on the part of the manifest on which his name appears, there were 2 men and 3 women from Germany.

I wrote about these numbers on my blog in 2007: http://stephendanko.com/blog/index.php/archives/1935 .  In the manifest I examined at that time, the number appeared in the "Date and Cause of Death" column, rather than the "Intended Destination" column.

Stephen J. Danko, PhD, PLCGS

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From: Carol Anderson <Carol.Anderson at leesburgflorida.gov>
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Subject: [APG Public List] Passenger List Question

I assisted a patron in finding her ancestor, Paul Albrich [Allrich], on the ship's passenger list for the SS Ems, arriving at Castle Garden from Bremen on 22 August 1893 as a 26 year old clergyman with four pieces of baggage and listed as "transient."

My question is regarding his intended destination.  For most of the steerage passengers, a specific city is listed (New York, Chicago, etc.), but for those indicated in the first or second cabin, as was Paul, most have nothing listed.  Those who do have a code such as 19-18, 12-7, 3-0.  His was listed as 2-3.  Does anyone know what those codes mean?  I have been unable to locate a key or explanation - probably I'm just not looking in the right place.

He is passenger # 161.  Here is the link on Ancestry:  http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/Default.aspx?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7488&iid=NYM237_616-0683&fn=Paul&ln=Albrich&st=r&ssrc=&pid=4006911614

Carol Anderson
Adult Services Librarian
Leesburg Public Library
100 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL  34748
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