Pennsylvania

Other than the few Germans who were part of the New Amsterdam Colony in present-day New York, the first German settlement in North America was at Germantown, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683.

Passenger lists from 1683-1726 and 1809-1819 do not exist and are being reconstructed on this site. Wilhelmius and Rieger estimated in 1730/1731 that there were about 15,000 German and Swiss immigrants in Pennsylvania by that time. If anyone knows of references to emigrants who came during these years, that information may be helpful in reconstructing a list of those emigrants. 

A recruiter for the Pennsylvania colony in Germany in 1684 recommended that rather than going from Rotterdam to Pennsylvania, that emigrants go to New York and journey overland 2-3 days from there to Pennsylvania. Most of the earliest emigrants to Pennsylvania (c.1686-1700) therefore probably came via New York.

  Date of Arrival Name of Ship
  20 Aug 1683 America
  6 Oct 1683 (1675, 1683) Concord
  Dec 1684 Telner Emigration Group
  12 Oct 1685 Francis & Dorothy
  23 Jun 1694 Sarah Maria Hopewell
  1684-1703 (Early settlers to Germantown, PA)
  1704-1709 (Early settlers to Skippack, PA)
  1700-1726 (Miscellaneous other early PA emigrants)
  23 Sep 1710 Mary Hope
  Sep 1717 3 ships: Capt. Richard [164], Tower [91], & Ayers [108]
  12 Sep 1717 Capt. Well's ship
  30 Aug 1720 Laurel

 

In 1934 the Pennsylvania German Society published a three-volume set of passenger lists of Germans to the port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808, compiled by Ralph Beaver Strassburger and William John Hinke. These volumes were reprinted in 1992 and are available through Picton Press.

These volumes include 508 ship lists of primarily German and Swiss immigrants. Most of these lists include only the name of the head of household and single men (over 15/16 years old). This project will be primarily to reconstruct complete lists of all those on each ship (including women and children), their ages, place of origin, and other information. 

Those at Ancestry.com have shared an electronic copy of the Strassburger-Hinke lists which will be used as the basis for the reconstructed passenger lists. In exchange for this, they will be given regular updates as this database grows for their site. 

Following is a list of the 508 Philadelphia ship lists from 1727-1808. Links will be added to each one as initial pages are created for them:

  Date of List Name of Ship
1 18 Sep 1727 William & Sarah
2 27 Sep 1727 James Goodwill
3 30 Sep 1727 Molly
4 2 Oct 1727 Adventure
5 16 Oct 1727 Friendship of Bristol
6 23 Aug 1728 Mortonhouse
7 4 Sep 1728 Albany
8 11 Sep 1728 James Goodwill
9 19 Aug 1729 Mortonhouse
10 15 Sep 1729 Allen
11 29 Aug 1730 Thistle of Glasgow
12 5 Sep 1730 Alexander & Anne
13 30 Nov 1730 Joyce
14 16 Aug 1731 Samuel
15 10 Sep 1731 Pennsylvania Merchant
16 21 Sep 1731 Britannia
17 14 Oct 1731 Lowther
18 15 May 1732 Norris
19 11 Sep 1732 Samuel
20 11 Sep 1732 Pennsylvania Merchant
21 19 Sep 1732 Johnson
22 21 Sep 1732 Plaisance
23 23 Sep 1732 Adventure
24 25 Sep 1732 Loyal Judith
25 26 Sep 1732 Mary
26 30 Sep 1732 Dragon
27 11 Oct 1732 Pleasant
28 17 Oct 1732 John & William
29 17 Aug 1733 Samuel
30 27 Aug 1733 Elizabeth
31 28 Aug 1733 Hope
32 18 Sep 1733 Pennsylvania Merchant
33 28 Sep 1733 Richard & Elizabeth
34 29 Sep 1733 Mary
35 11 Oct 1733 Charming Betty
36 12 Sep 1734 St. Andrew
37 23 Sep 1734 Hope
38 29 May 1735 Mercury
39 28 Jun 1735 Mary
40 26 Aug 1735 Oliver
41 1 Sep 1736 Harle
42 16 Sep 1736 Princess Augusta (links)
43 19 Oct 1736 John
44 30 Aug 1737 Samuel
45 10 Sep 1737 Molly
46 24 Sep 1737 Virtuous Grace
47 26 Sep 1737 St. Andrew Galley
48 5 Oct 1737 Townsend
49 8 Oct 1737 Charming Nancy
50 31 Oct 1737 William
51 27 Jul 1738 Catharine
52 5 Sep 1738 Winter Galley
53 9 Sep 1738 Glasgow
54 9 Sep 1738 Two Sisters
55 11 Sep 1738 Robert & Alice
56 16 Sep 1738 Queen Elizabeth
57 19 Sep 1738 Thistle
58 20 Sep 1738 Friendship
59 20 Sep 1738 Nancy
60 12 Oct 1738 Fox
61 25 Oct 1738 Davy
62 27 Oct 1738 St. Andrew
63 28 Oct 1738 Thistle of Philadelphia
64 30 Oct 1738 Elizabeth
65 9 Nov 1738 Charming Nancy
66 6 Dec 1738 Enterprise
67 8 Jan 1739 London
68 7 Feb 1739 Jamaica
69 27 Aug 1739 Samuel
70 27 Aug 1739 Betsey
71 3 Sep 1739 Robert & Alice
72 3 Sep 1739 Friendship
73 3 Sep 1739 Loyal Judith
74 11 Dec 1739 Lydia
75 23 Sep 1740 Friendship
76 27 Sep 1740 Lydia
77 30 Sep 1740 Samuel & Elizabeth
78 25 Nov 1740 Loyal Judith
79 3 Dec 1740 Robert & Alice
80 3 Dec 1740 Samuel
81 30 May 1741 Francis & Ann
82 23 Sep 1741 Marlborough
83 26 Sep 1741 St. Mark
84 29 Sep 1741 Lydia
85 2 Oct 1741 St. Andrew
86 12 Oct 1741 Friendship
87 16 Oct 1741 Molly
88 26 Oct 1741 Molly (Snow)
89 7 Nov 1741 Thane of Fife
90 20 Nov 1741 Europa
91 28 May 1742 Catharine
92 25 Aug 1742 Mary
93 3 Sep 1742 Loyal Judith
94 21 Sep 1742 Francis & Elizabeth
95 24 Sep 1742 Robert & Alice
96 30 Aug 1743 Francis & Elizabeth
97 2 Sep 1743 Loyal Judith
98 5 Sep 1743 Charlotta
99 19 Sep 1743 Lydia
100 26 Sep 1743 Rosanna
101 30 Sep 1743 Phoenix
102 30 Sep 1743 Robert & Alice
103 7 Oct 1743 St. Andrew
104 10 Nov 1743 Endeavor
105 8 Oct 1744 Aurora
106 20 Oct 1744 Phoenix
107 2 Nov 1744 Friendship
108 11 Dec 1744 Carterel
109 22 Dec 1744 Muscliffe
110 27 Sep 1746 Ann
111 25 Oct 1746 Neptune
112 Aug 1747 Vernon
113 24 Sep 1747 Lydia
114 9 Oct 1747 Restauration
115 13 Oct 1747 Two Brothers
116 20 Oct 1747 (unnamed)
117 5 Sep 1748 Edinburgh
118 7 Sep 1748 Hampshire
119 7 Sep 1748 Mary
120 15 Sep 1748 Two Brothers
121 15 Sep 1748 Judith
122 16 Sep 1748 Patience
123 25 Oct 1748 Patience & Margaret
124 24 Aug 1749 Elliot
125 30 Aug 1749 Crown
126 2 Sep 1749 Chesterfield
127 2 Sep 1749 Albany
128 9 Sep 1749 St. Andrew
129 11 Sep 1749 Priscilla
130 13 Sep 1749 Christian
131 14 Sep 1749 Two Brothers
132 15 Sep 1749 Edinburgh
133 15 Sep 1749 Phoenix
134 19 Sep 1749 Patience
135 25 Sep 1749 Speedwell
136 26 Sep 1749 Ranier
137 26 Sep 1749 Dragon (1)
138 27 Sep 1749 Isaac
139 28 Sep 1749 Ann
140 2 Oct 1749 Jacob
141 7 Oct 1749 Leslie
142 9 Oct 1749 Lydia
143 17 Oct 1749 Dragon (2)
144 17 Oct 1749 Fane
145 9 Nov 1749 Good Intent
146 11 Aug 1750 Patience
147 13 Aug 1750 Bennet
148 13 Aug 1750 Edinburgh
149 15 Aug 1750 Royal Union
150 18 Aug 1750 St. Andrew
151 21 Aug 1750 Anderson
152 24 Aug 1750 Brothers
153 28 Aug 1750 Two Brothers
154 28 Aug 1750 Phoenix
155 31 Aug 1750 Nancy
156 12 Sep 1750 Priscilla
157 29 Sep 1750 Osgood
158 17 Oct 1750 Sally
159 3 Nov 1750 Brotherhood
160 30 Nov 1750 Sandwich
161 25 Aug 1751 Anderson
162 5 Sep 1751 Elizabeth
163 5 Sep 1751 Shirley
164 9 Sep 1751 Patience
165 14 Sep 1751 St. Andrew
166 14 Sep 1751 Duke of Bedford
167 16 Sep 1751 Edinburgh
168 16 Sep 1751 Nancy
169 16 Sep 1751 Brothers
170 21 Sep 1751 Two Brothers
171 23 Sep 1751 Neptune
172 24 Sep 1751 Neptune
173 25 Sep 1751 Phoenix
174 4 Oct 1751 Queen of Denmark
175 7 Oct 1751 Janet
176 16 Oct 1751 Duke of Wirtenberg
177 15 Sep 1752 Two Brothers
178 19 Sep 1752 Edinburgh
179 22 Sep 1752 Brothers
180 22 Sep 1752 Halifax
181 23 Sep 1752 St. Andrew
182 23 Sep 1752 Ann
183 26 Sep 1752 Richard & Mary
184 27 Sep 1752 Anderson
185 27 Sep 1752 President
186 27 Sep 1752 Nancy
187 4 Oct 1752 Neptune
188 10 Oct 1752 Forest
189 16 Oct 1752 Ketty
190 20 Oct 1752 Duke of Wirtenburg
191 23 Oct 1752 Rawley
192 2 Nov 1752 Phoenix (1)
193 3 Nov 1752 Queen of Denmark
194 8 Nov 1752 Louisa
195 22 Nov 1752 Phoenix (2)
196 8 Sep 1753 St. Michael
197 10 Sep 1753 Beulah
198 11 Sep 1753 Queen of Denmark
199 14 Sep 1753 Edinburgh (1)
200 17 Sep 1753 Patience
201 17 Sep 1753 Richard & Mary
202 19 Sep 1753 Leathley
203 24 Sep 1753 Neptune
204 24 Sep 1753 Peggy
205 26 Sep 1753 Brothers
206 26 Sep 1753 Windsor
207 28 Sep 1753 Halifax
208 28 Sep 1753 Two Brothers
209 29 Sep 1753 Rowand
210 29 Sep 1753 Good Hope
211 2 Oct 1753 Edinburgh (2)
212 3 Oct 1753 Louisa
213 3 Oct 1753 Eastern Branch
214 19 Nov 1753 Friendship
215 14 Sep 1754 Nancy
216 14 Sep 1754 Barclay
217 25 Sep 1754 Adventure
218 30 Sep 1754 Richard and Mary
219 30 Sep 1754 Brothers
220 30 Sep 1754 Edinburgh
221 30 Sep 1754 Neptune
222 1 Oct 1754 Phoenix
223 16 Oct 1754 Peggy
224 21 Oct 1754 Friendship
225 21 Oct 1754 Bannister
226 22 Oct 1754 Henrietta
227 22 Oct 1754 Halifax
228 23 Oct 1754 Good Intent
229 23 Oct 1754 Recovery
230 26 Oct 1754 Mary & Sarah
231 7 Nov 1754 John & Elizabeth
232 12 Dec 1754 Neptune
233 1754 Two Brothers
234  7 Oct 1755 Neptune
235 1 Nov 1755 Pennsylvania
236 10 Nov 1756 Chance
237 21 Oct 1761 Squirrel
238 5 Oct 1763 Richmond
239 1 Nov 1763 Chance
240 25 Nov 1763 Success
241 25 Nov 1763 Pallas
242 8 Aug 1764 Chance
243 19 Sep 1764 Polly
244 20 Sep 1764 Sarah
245 26 Sep 1764 Britannia
246 3 Oct 1764 King of Prussia
247 20 Oct 1764 Richmond
248 27 Oct 1764 Hero
249 5 Nov 1764 Jeneffer
250 5 Nov 1764 Prince of Wales
251 10 Nov 1764 Boston
252 4 Dec 1764 Tryall
253 24 Aug 1765 Polly
254 9 Sep 1765 Chance
255 19 Sep 1765 Betsey
256 21 Sep 1765 Myrtilla
257 7 Oct 1765 Countess of Sussex
258 23 Sep 1766 Chance
259 13 Oct 1766 Betsey
260 15 Oct 1766 Cullodian
261 18 Oct 1766 Polly
262 4 Nov 1766 Sally
263 13 Jan 1767 Juno
264 5 Oct 1767 Sally
265 6 Oct 1767 Hamilton
266 26 Oct 1767 Britannia
267 29 Oct 1767 Minerva
268 4 Nov 1767 Grampus
269 10 Nov 1767 Sally
270 3 Oct 1768 Pennsylvania Packet
271 10 Oct 1768 Minerva
272 26 Oct 1768 Crawford
273 26 Oct 1768 Betsey
274 1 Sep 1769 Nancy & Sucky
275 29 Sep 1769 London Packet
276 13 Oct 1769 Minerva
277 24 Oct 1769 Crawford
278 27 Jul 1770 Neptune
279 29 Aug 1770 Dolphin
280 10 Sep 1770 Rose
281 1 Oct 1770 Minerva
282 3 Oct 1770 Britannia
283 29 Oct 1770 Sally
284 23 Nov 1770 Crawford
285 17 Jun 1771 Pennsylvania Packet
286 27 Jul 1771 America
287 17 Sep 1771 Minerva
288 19 Sep 1771 London Packet
289 31 Oct 1771 Recovery
290 19 Nov 1771 Tyger
291 25 Nov 1771 Crawford
292 4 Dec 1771 Betsey
293 10 Dec 1771 General Wolfe
294 24 Feb 1772 Hope
295 30 Sep 1772 Minerva
296 16 Oct 1772 Crawford
297 19 Oct 1772 Catharine
298 19 Oct 1772 Phoebe
299 3 Nov 1772 Sally
300 3 Dec 1772 Hope
301 24 Dec 1772 Morning Star
302 30 Apr 1773 Pennsylvania Packet
303 30 Apr 1773 Catharine
304 31 May 1773 Dolphin
305 4 Jun 1773 Carolina
306 23 Aug 1773 Sally
307 18 Sep 1773 Britannia
308 21 Sep 1773 Catharine
309 27 Sep 1773 Union
310 1 Oct 1773 Hope
311 22 Oct 1773 Charming Molly
312 25 Oct 1773 Crawford
313 23 Nov 1773 Neptune
314 24 Nov 1773 Fame
315 7 Dec 1773 Clementina
316 8 Dec 1773 Montague
317 21 Jun 1774 Nancy
318 15 Aug 1774 Sally
319 29 Sep 1774 Charming Molly
320 30 Sep 1774 Union
321 29 Oct 1774 Patty & Peggy
322 31 Oct 1774 Sally
323 16 Jan 1775 Catharine
324 9 Oct 1775 King of Prussia
325 20 Jun 1785 Mynheer van Berckel
326 27 Aug 1785 Adolph
327 29 Aug 1785 Patsey Rutledge
328 5 Sep 1785 Favourite
329 4 Oct 1785 London Packet
330 11 Oct 1785 Hamburgh
331 15 Oct 1785 Betsy
332 29 Oct 1785 Lydia
333 19 May 1786 Passengers for 1785
334 19 Aug 1786 Candide
335 27 Sep 1786 Patsey Rutledge
336 30 Sep 1786 Signers of oath of allegiance
337 11 Oct 1786 Nassau
338 17 Oct 1786 Hannah
339 31 Oct 1786 Dispatch
340 14 Dec 1786 Bristol
341 5 Apr 1787 Rosetta
342 23 May 1787 Patsey Rutledge
343 10 Oct 1787 North America
344 24 Sep 1787 Signers of oath of allegiance
345 5 Oct 1787 Signers of oath of allegiance
346 14 Oct 1787 Dorothea
347 7 Jul 1788 Le Brie
348 5 Aug 1788 Mary
349 2 Oct 1788 Laurel
350 5 Nov 1788 Commerce
351 5 Nov 1788 Amsterdam Packet
352 10 Jan 1789 Patsey Rutledge
353 29 Sep 1789 Philadelphia
354 30 Sep 1789 Signers of oath of allegiance
355 1 Oct 1789 Mary
356 1789 Passengers for 1789
357 31 Mar 1790 Philadelphia Packet
358 4 Oct 1790 Mary
359 18 Jan 1791 Philadelphia Packet
360 30 Jun 1791 Mary
361 10 Aug 1791 Diana
362 23 Aug 1791 Philadelphia Packet
363 12 Sep 1791 Fair American
364 27 Sep 1791 Pallas
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506 5 Jan 1808 Three Sisters

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