1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 6, 2019 2:36 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking Jan/Johan Hakansson from Hamburg to New York in 1866

    Lance Moberg Newbie

      Seeking the Ship name that Jan/Johan Hakansson and family from Sweden immigrated on from Hamburg to New York in 1866. 8/20/13 Hamburg Passenger Lists were updated and found our family of four Hakanson’s on a ship named Grimsby. They apparently went from Grasmark, Varmlands to Stockholm then to Hull England, Liverpool England and then to New York. But did not indicate Hamburg. So on this ship they were not Moberg. On 8/29/13 an email from Ancestry.com gave free access to Immigration and Travel Records. I found the ship (ship type: Dampfschiff means steamship) that Jan, Catharine, August and Johan emigrated on. All four by the name of Hakanson (one s). The name of the ship on the Ancestry record was said to be Grimsby. The view of the original manifest had Grimsby written in long hand on it and the Capt was Toogood. Ancestry also has the name of the shipping clerk (George Hirschmann & Co.) and stops in Hull & Liverpool. I searched for that ship in Hamburg and in New York but did not find it anywhere. It is used in conjunction with many ships and a Port in England. All we now know is aboard this ship they were not Moberg. I found a feeder ship named Grimsby. Ships from Liverpool to NY in 1866 included those named City of London, Paris, & New York.

        • Re: Seeking Jan/Johan Hakansson from Hamburg to New York in 1866
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Moberg,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched  Ancestry and located in the Hamburg Passenger Lists (1850-1934) a  Jan Hakanson with a wife named Cath.r and children, Johan and August. Here is another reference to that departure from a collection of Swedish emigration records for Jan Håkanson.  


          We could not find an arrival in New York passenger listing using a surname search or looking for the vessel Grimsby entering the port in June 1866, which would be the likely arrival month.  It may be worthwhile to browse each page of the lists for ships that arrived in early-mid June at New York since it is possible that there could be a poor name transcription or spelling that prevents them from appearing in name search results. Please keep in mind that not every list from every ship survived. Although there are many lists available, it is not a comprehensive collection.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


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