2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2019 8:47 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking Passenger List for ship Ehrenfels from Bremenhaven to Honolulu

    Sherry Gouweloos Newbie

      Where would I find a copy of the passenger list for the ship Ehrenfels sailed out of Bremen, Germany to Honolulu in 1883?

        • Re: Seeking Passenger List for ship Ehrenfels from Bremenhaven to Honolulu
          Henry Rosenberg Scout

          Most ships from Bremen went to New York first. Are you sure which direction the ship took? Did it go West to New York or or some reason East directly to Hawaii? Don't forget, to get to Hawaii from NY, ships had to go around South America. There was no Panama Canal so it is possible there is some record at NY where the ship ultimately left from. There was a predecessor to Ellis Island in NY but I don't remember what it was called.

           

          Good luck,

          Henry

          • Re: Seeking Passenger List for ship Ehrenfels from Bremenhaven to Honolulu
            Lisha Penn Scout

            Dear Ms. Gouweloos,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) assumed immigration functions for the State of Hawaii in 1900. This operation included documenting ship’s passenger arrivals and departures. Records held at the National Archives about Hawaiian arrivals also begin in 1900.

             

            Therefore, we suggest that you request information about passenger records from 1843 to 1900 from the Hawaii State Archives Ships Passenger Manifests. The Archives has indexed all manifests in its collection by nationality and then alphabetically by surname.There is also an index not organized by nationality, but alphabetically for the years 1880-1900.

             

            You also may wish to read Hawaii Admission Act about Hawaii’s long journey to statehood in 1959.

             

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

             

            [Information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]

             

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