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Emigration Report of the State of New York, 1873

ANNUAL REPORT of the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York, for the year ending December 31, 1873

_____________

BOARDING STATION
_____________

Quarantine, January 15, 1874
E.D. Webster, Esq.,
General Superintendent:

Sir:-I respectfully submit the Annual Report of the Boarding Officers of the Commissioners of Emigration, for the year ending December 31st 1873.

In the following tables will be found the number of passengers brought by steamships and sailing vessels from the various ports; the number of births and deaths that have occurred on board during the passage; the consignees of the steamships; the number of trips made by each steamer of the different lines, together with the number of passengers; the number of sick sent to Hospital with small-pox and fever; the mortality of each month, and the percentage of deaths on board of vessels coming from different ports, etc., etc.

I have the honor to be sir,
Your most obedient servant,
W.B. STRANG,
Boarding Officer.

Table III showing the Ports of Clearance and names of consignees and Agents of Steamship Lines, and Number of Passengers, Births and Deaths.

Port Where From No. of Trips No. of Citizens No. of Aliens Total No. of Passengers Births Deaths Consignees and Agents

Antwerp

9

49

1,428

1,477

1

…

Funch, Edye & Co.

Bremen

84

6,049

33,363

39,412

14

15

Oelrichs & Co,

Bremen

25

86

6,469

6,555

24

121

Hermann Koop & Co.

Bremen

27

88

4,656

4,744

6

4

Funch, Edye & Co.

Bremen

5

1

495

496

2

1

Unkart & Co.

Bremen

1

2

177

179

1

…

T. Schwoon

Bremen

4

1

9

10

…

…

Chs. Luling & Co.

Bergen

8

52

1,661

1,713

1

1

Funch, Edye & Co.

Bristol

15

197

1,305

1,502

…

1

E.E. Morgan Sons.

Cardiff

9

208

632

840

1

2

Baxter & Co.

Gibraltar

6

32

279

311

…

…

Henderson Brothers.

Genoa

6

18

182

200

…

…

Henderson Brothers.

Glasgow

88

3,378

27,295

31,295

7

15

Henderson Brothers.

Glasgow

14

405

1,083

1,488

1

1

Austin Baldwin & Co.

Hamburg

57

4,675

19,438

24,113

17

34

Kunhardt & Co.

Hamburg

2

117

308

425

1

…

Knauth, Nachod & Kühne

Havre

25

2,287

2,043

4,330

2

1

George McKenzie.

London via Havre

18

500

7,437

7,937

2

10

F.W.J. Hurst

London via Havre

3

29

638

667

…

…

Rammelsberg & Co.

London

9

28

203

231

1

…

Grinnell, Minturn & Co

Liverpool

55

8,955

20,955

29,910

2

11

C.G. Francklyn,

Liverpool

75

5,791

48,513

54,304

12

34

John G. Dale.

Liverpool

54

2,829

27,693

30,522

2

14

F.W.J. Hurst

Liverpool

55

1,359

19,825

21,184

10

14

Williams & Guion.

Liverpool

46

4,336

18,051

22,387

8

7

J.H. Sparks.

Liverpool

9

77

791

868

1

2

C.H. Marshall & Co.

Marseilles

3

6

107

113

1

1

Henderson Brothers.

Palermo

1

5

18

23

…

…

Henderson Brothers.

Trieste

2

10

57

67

…

…

Henderson Brothers.

Rotterdam

15

53

2,688

2,741

…

21

Funch, Edye & Co.

Stettin

16

169

6,649

6,818

3

11

Rammelsberg & Co.

Total

746

41,792

255,070

296,862

120

321

 

 

Table IV Showing the Names of Steamers arrived with Emigrant Passengers at the Port of New York; Number of Trips made, and of Passengers landed; also the Births and Deaths during the voyage.

No. of Trips

Names of Steamers and of Lines and Where From

Cabin Passengers

Steerage Passengers

Total

Births

Deaths

 

From ANTWERP
(White Cross Line, German)
Funch, Edye & Co.

         

4

STEINMANN

13

908

921

…

…

4

C.F. FUNCH

21

573

594

1

…

1

FINNLAND

…

1

1

…

…

9

Total

34

1,482

1,516

1

…

 

From BERGEN
(Norse American Steamship Co., Norwegian)
Funch, Edye & Co.

         

4

ST. OLAF

36

1,018

1,054

1

1

2

PETER JEBSON

17

165

182

…

…

1

HARALD HARFAGER

5

491

496

…

…

1

KONG SVERRE

8

311

319

…

…

8

Total

66

1,985

2,051

1

1

 

From BRISTOL
(Great Western Steamship Co., British)
E.E. Morgan & Sons.

         

6

ARRAGON

37

705

742

…

…

4

GREAT WESTERN

42

331

373

…

…

4

LAPLAND

45

237

282

...

…

1

LADY LYCETT

16

125

141

…

…

15

Total

140

1,398

1,538

…

…

 

From BREMEN
(German)
Hermann Koop & Co.

         

5

SMIDT

42

2,418

2,460

1

2

 

From BREMEN
(North German Lloyd, German)
Oelrichs & Co.

         

6

AMERICA

320

1,657

1,977

…

…

7

BREMEN

249

2,616

2,865

…

2

7

DEUTSCHLAND

703

3,366

4,069

2

2

6

DONAU

578

2,837

3,415

1

1

5

HERMANN

377

1,722

2,099

…

…

1

HANNOVER

61

249

310

…

2

7

HANSA

436

2,667

3,103

…

…

1

GRAF BISMARK

22

323

345

…

…

4

KŒLN

486

1,922

2,408

1

1

4

KRONPRINTZ FRIED. WILH.

216

1,445

1,661

2

…

2

KŒNIG WILHELM

73

451

524

1

1

8

MAIN

856

3,533

4,389

1

6

8

MOSEL

749

2,999

3,748

2

1

5

NEW YORK

209

1,822

2,031

…

1

7

RHEIN

781

3,598

4,379

…

…

7

WESER

639

3,114

3,753

4

1

85

Total

6,755

34,321

41,076

14

18

 

From CARDIFF
(South Wales Steamship Co., British)
Baxter & Co.

         

5

GLAMORGAN

125

437

562

…

…

4

PEMBROKE

87

339

426

1

2

9

Total

212

776

988

1

2

 

From GLASGOW
(Anchor Line, British)
Henderson Bros.

         

9

ANGLIA

193

1,777

1,970

1

2

8

AUSTRALIA

260

2,215

2,475

…

3

2

ASSYRIA

15

732

747

…

…

2

ALABAMA

38

176

214

…

…

9

CALIFORNIA

493

2,920

3,413

…

1

5

COLUMBIA

78

1,017

1,095

…

1

6

CASTALIA

123

804

927

1

7

4

CALEDONIA

94

442

536

…

…

7

EUROPA

25

1,661

1,686

1

…

2

ELYSIA

42

219

261

…

1

5

ITALIA

121

604

725

…

1

1

ISMALIA

4

436

440

…

…

8

INDIA

140

1,932

2,072

2

2

1

IOWA

2

39

41

…

…

5

OLYMPIA

160

861

1,021

…

…

1

TYRIAN

1

6

7

…

…

6

TRINACRIA

120

1,161

1,281

…

…

7

VICTORIA

402

2,212

2,614

2

3

88

Total

2,311

19,214

21,525

7

14

 

From GLASGOW
(State Line, British)
Austin, Baldwin & Co.

         

3

GEORGIA

66

141

207

…

…

6

PENNSYLVANIA

226

515

741

…

…

5

VIRGINIA

152

392

544

…

1

14

Total

444

1,048

1,492

…

1

 

From HAMBURG
(Eagle Line, German)
Knauth, Nachod & Kühne

         

2

GOETHE

115

309

424

1

…

 

From HAMBURG
(Hamburg American Packet Co., German)
Kunhardt & Co.

         

1

BAVARIA

…

1,037

1.037

1

4

6

CIMBRIA

628

2,357

2,985

1

2

8

FRISIA

926

4,058

4,984

2

6

8

HAMMONIA

789

4,282

5,071

1

14

7

HOLSATIA

855

3,915

4,770

3

3

1

POMMERANIA

52

137

189

…

…

3

SAXONIA

18

2,475

2,493

1

1

8

SILESIA

968

3,462

4,430

2

…

8

THURINGIA

1,025

4,508

5,533

2

4

2

VANDALIA

…

1,656

1,656

2

4

8

WESTPHALIA

1,019

3,723

4,742

2

6

60

Total

6,280

31,610

37,890

17

44

 

From HAVRE
(General Transatlantic Co., French)
George McKenzie

         

2

VILLE DU HAVRE

497

289

786

1

…

2

EUROPE

284

323

607

1

…

1

ST. LAURENT

80

47

127

…

…

5

Total

861

659

1,520

2

…

 

From LONDON via HAVRE
(National Line, British)
F.W.J. Hurst

         

1

CANADA

34

264

298

…

1

7

DENMARK

259

3,079

3,338

…

2

1

ERIN

22

796

818

1

6

1

HELVETIA

25

84

109

…

…

7

HOLLAND

6

3,337

3,343

1

1

1

QUEEN

23

189

212

…

…

18

Total

369

7,749

8,118

2

10

 

From LONDON via HAVRE
(Baltic Lloyd Steamship Co., German)
Rammelsberg & Co.

         

1

FRANKLYN

2

149

151

…

…

1

THORWALDSON

13

115

128

…

…

2

Total

15

264

279

…

…

 

From LIVERPOOL
(White Star Line, British)
J.H. Sparks

         

11

BALTIC

500

5,196

5,696

…

…

11

CELTIC

592

4,290

4,882

…

1

3

ATLANTIC

60

529

589

…

…

10

ADRIATIC

814

5,106

5,920

7

3

6

OCEANIC

249

3,159

3,408

…

3

5

REPUBLIC

244

1,667

1,911

1

…

46

Total

2,459

19,947

22,406

8

7

 

From LIVERPOOL
(Inman Line, British)
John G. Dale

         

9

CITY of BROOKLYN

403

5,260

5,663

2

6

5

CITY of BRUSSELS

297

1,899

2,196

2

2

3

CITY of WASHINGTON

57

2,593

2,650

2

…

8

CITY of ANTWERP

337

4,878

5,215

1

4

6

CITY of LONDON

218

4,045

4,263

…

…

6

CITY of BRISTOL

25

4,076

4,101

1

3

8

CITY of NEW YORK

319

4,960

5,279

2

5

9

CITY of PARIS

536

7,561

8,097

1

5

9

CITY of MONTREAL

464

6,173

6,637

…

2

4

CITY of LIMERICK

68

3,263

3,331

1

8

5

CITY of CHESTER

489

3,180

3,669

…

3

2

CITY of BALTIMORE

57

1,973

2,030

…

…

2

CITY of RICHMOND

202

911

1,113

…

…

76

Total

3,472

50,772

54,244

12

38

 

From LIVERPOOL
(National Line, British)
F.W.J. Hurst

         

10

EGYPT

644

5,492

6,136

…

4

8

FRANCE

321

3,737

4,058

…

1

10

SPAIN

635

5,654

6,279

…

4

9

ITALY

314

4,970

5,284

1

5

8

CANADA

302

3,786

4,088

1

…

9

GREECE

344

4,989

5,333

…

…

54

Total

2,550

28,628

31,178

2

14

 

From LIVERPOOL
(Cunard Line, British)
C.G. Francklyn

         

8

PARTHIA

564

4,077

4,641

…

2

6

JAVA

446

1,119

1,565

…

…

9

CALABRIA

650

4,192

4,842

…

1

7

ALGERIA

505

1,668

2,173

2

2

9

ABYSSINIA

1,036

4,160

5,196

…

2

4

CUBA

384

836

1,220

…

…

6

BATAVIA

380

2,879

3,259

…

5

5

SAMARIA

266

2,371

2,637

…

2

1

ASSYRIA

8

108

116

…

…

55

Total

4,239

21,410

25,649

2

14

 

From LIVERPOOL
(Guion Line, British)
Williams & Guion

         

9

NEVADA

300

3,630

3,930

2

7

9

WYOMING

292

3,406

3,698

1

…

9

IDAHO

241

3,831

4,072

3

2

9

MINNESOTA

173

3,488

3,661

…

2

8

MANHATTAN

152

3,228

3,380

2

1

8

WISCONSIN

175

3,871

4,046

2

2

52

Total

1,333

21,454

22,787

10

14

 

MEDITERRANEAN LINE
(Henderson Bros., British)
Gibraltar, Genoa, Messina, Palermo, Marseilles & Trieste

 

 

 

 

 

15

Total

40

684

724

…

…

 

Rotterdam Line
(Funch, Edye & Co., Dutch)

         

8

MAAS

137

1,513

1,650

…

11

7

ROTTERDAM

89

1,379

1,468

…

10

15

Total

226

2,892

3,118

…

21

 

From STETTIN

(Baltic Lloyd Steamship Co., Norwegian)
Rammelsberg & Co.

         

5

FRANKLYN

55

2,580

2,635

2

3

1

THORWALDSEN

7

89

96

…

…

5

HUMBOLDT

87

1,480

1,567

…

…

3

ERNST MORITZ ARNDT

144

1,591

1,735

1

4

2

WASHINGTON

83

709

792

…

4

16

Total

376

6,449

6,825

3

11

 

RECAPITULATION

Names of Steamers

Number of Steamers

Number of Trips

Cabin Passengers

Steerage Passengers

Total

Births

Deaths

Funch, Edye & Co.'s Line from Antwerp

3

9

34

1,482

1,516

1

…

Funch, Edye & Co.'s Line from Bergen

4

8

66

1,985

2,051

1

1

E.E. Morgan's Line from Bristol

4

15

140

1,398

1,538

…

…

North German Lloyd Line from Bremen

16

85

6,755

34,321

41,076

14

18

Hermann Koop's Line from Bremen

1

5

42

2,418

2,460

1

2

Baxter & Co.'s Line from Cardiff

2

9

212

776

988

1

2

Anchor Line from Glasgow

18

88

2,311

19,214

21,525

7

14

State Line from Glasgow

3

14

444

1,048

1,492

…

1

Hamburg Eagle Line

1

2

115

309

424

1

…

Hamburg American Packet Co.'s Line

11

60

6,280

31,610

37,890

17

44

General Transatlantic Co. from Havre

3

5

861

659

1,520

2

…

National Line from London via Havre

6

18

369

7,749

8,118

2

10

Rammelsberg's Line from London via Havre

2

2

15

264

279

…

…

White Star Line from Liverpool

6

46

2,459

19,947

22,406

8

7

Inman Line from Liverpool

13

76

3,472

50,772

54,244

12

38

National Line from Liverpool

6

54

2,550

28,628

31,178

2

14

Cunard Line from Liverpool

9

55

4,239

21,410

25,649

2

14

Guion Line from Liverpool

6

52

1,333

21,454

22,787

10

14

Mediterranean Line from Gibraltar, Genoa, Marseilles, Palermo and Trieste (Henderson Bros.)

13

15

40

684

724

…

…

Funch, Edye & Co.'s Line from Rotterdam

2

15

226

2,892

3,118

…

21

Rammelsberg's Line from Stettin

5

16

376

6,449

6,825

3

11

Total

134

649

33,469

255,469

287,808

84

209

A number of Steamships of the Cunard Line from Liverpool, and the General Transatlantic Company from Havre, having only Cabin Passengers on board, did not land passengers in Castle Garden.

 

Table V Showing Mortality on Steamers and Sailing Vessels arriving at the Port of New York during the year 1873, on which Small-pox broke out during the Voyage.

Date of Arrival

Name of Vessels

Where From

No. of Passengers

Total No. of Deaths

No. Died of Small-pox

No. of sick sent to Hospital

Remarks

Mar 03

SS HANSA

Bremen

305

…

…

3

 

Apr 03

SS ALGERIA

Liverpool

495

…

…

1

 

Apr 08

SS EUROPA

Glasgow

416

…

…

2

 

Apr 09

SS FRANCE

Liverpool

598

…

…

1

 

Apr 18

SS SMIDT

Bremen

836

1

1

3

 

Apr 26

SS MOSEL

Bremen

690

…

…

1

 

Apr 29

SS HUMBOLDT

Stettin

790

…

…

1

 

May 12

Bark JOHANNES

Bremen

492

1

1

2

 

May 14

SS WYOMING

Liverpool

1,364

3

3

1

 

May 15

SS HOLSATIA

Hamburg

917

…

…

1

 

May 16

SS AMERICA

Bremen

737

…

…

1

 

May 20

SS SILESIA

Hamburg

938

1

1

1

 

May 27

SS CITY of LONDON

Liverpool

1,224

1

1

2

Sailors

Jun 04

SS SAXONIA

Hamburg

1,257

1

1

1

 

Jun 23

SS VANDALIA

Hamburg

429

…

…

1

 

Jul 02

SS ARRAGON

Bristol

142

…

…

2

 

Oct 24

SS FRANCE

Liverpool

557

…

…

2

 

Oct 25

SS COLUMBIA

Glasgow

103

…

…

1

Sailor

Nov 16

SS INDIA

Glasgow

202

…

…

1

Sailor

Dec 24

SS ITALY

Liverpool

239

…

…

1

 

Total

12,731

8

8

29

 
 

Table VI Showing the relative Mortality on Steamships and Sailing Vessels from various Ports during the year 1873.

STEAMSHIPS

From Bremen, in 85 vessels, among 34,321 steerage passengers, 11 deaths, or about 1/30 %

From Bergen, in 8 vessels, among 1,985 steerage passengers, 1 death, or about 1/20 %

From Glasgow, in 102 vessels, among 20,262 steerage passengers, 15 deaths, or about 1/14 %

From Hamburg, in 60 vessels, among 31,610 steerage passengers, 44 deaths, or about 1/8 %

From Havre, in 25 vessels, among 659 steerage passengers, no deaths

From London, in 21 vessels, among 8,013 steerage passengers, 10 deaths, or about 1/8 %

From Liverpool, in 285 vessels, among 132,211 steerage passengers, 87 deaths, or about 1/13 %

From Stettin, in 16 vessels, among 6,449 steerage passengers, 11 deaths, or about 1/16 %

SAILING VESSELS

From Bremen, in 30 vessels, among 6,407 steerage passengers, 103 deaths, or about 1 3/5 %

From Hamburg, in 6 vessels, among 974 steerage passengers, 13 deaths, or about 1 1/3 %

From Liverpool, in 18 vessels, among 1,249 steerage passengers, 3 deaths, or about 1/4 %

Table VII Deaths by Accident

Jan 20

SS MOSEL

Bremen

A steerage passenger jumped overboard and drowned

Apr 13

SS CITY of WASHINGTON

Liverpool

A steerage passenger fell overboard and drowned

Apr 20

SS CITY of ANTWERP

Liverpool

A steerage passenger accidentally killed, being struck on the head by a "block"

Sep 13

SS CITY of BROOKLYN

Liverpool

An insane mother, a steerage passenger, threw her two children overboard and they were drowned

Sep 14

Bark COLUMBUS

Bremen

A steerage passenger jumped overboard and drowned

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