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List of Ships from Europe to Galveston
1846-1874
 Galveston Immigration Database
Indianola Immigrant Database
 

List Sorted by Name of Ship


Name of Ship
Port of Origin
Master
Date of Departure
Date of Arrival 
# of Passengers
Albatross Hamburg December 1847
Andacia Antwerp 5 December 1845 29 March 1846 188
Anna Bremen 5 April 1846 25 June 1846 65
Anthony Hamburg 1 September 1846 27 Dec 1847
Apollo Bremen 20 Dec 1844 62
Apollo Bremen 3 November 1845 20 January 1846 94
Arminius Bremen 18 August 1845 15 October 1845 124
Auguste meline Bremen 16 September 1845 9 December 1845 150
Bohemia(1) Antwerp 4 August 1846 9 December 1845 155
B. Bohlen Bremen 9 October 1845 22 December 1845 188
B. Bohlen Bremen 2 November 1846 2 January 1847 133
Carl Wilhelm(2) Bremen  23 May 1846
Colchis Antwerp 1 September 1846 29 October 1846 167
Chas. N. Cooper Hamburg 23 October 1847
Cranstadt Antwerp 3 April 1846 107
Creole Bremen 13 November 1845 23 April 1846 122
Diamant Antwerp 19 January 1846 20 April 1846  116
Dyle Antwerp 18 November 1845 15 March 1846 134
Dr. Syntax Antwerp 24 April 1846 58
Element Antwerp 25 August 1846 22 October 1846 170
Emily Hamburg 24 August 1847
Elisa & Charlotte Bremen 26 August 1846 20 October 1846 120
Everhard Bremen 27 September 1845 9 November 1845 287
Ferdinand Bremen 7 October 1844 21 December 1844 61
Ferdinand Bremen 1845 24 June 1845
Flavius Bremen 2 October 1846 26 December 1846  118
Franziska Bremen 2828 October 1845 11 January 1846 107
Friedrich Bremen 13 August 1846 24 October 1846 131
Fyen Bremen 1 January 1846
Garonne Bremen 21 August 1845 6 December 1845 131
George Delius Bremen 21 September 1845 25 November 1845 140
Gerhard Hermann Bremen 13 November 1845 10 January 1846  153
Gesina Bremen 15 October 1845 2 January 1846 89
Hamilton Antwerp 22 December 1845 8 April 1846 159
Harriet Antwerp 31 October 1845 18 January 1846 186
Henry Antwerp 1846 10 September 1846 112
Hercules Bremen 25 August 1845 23 November 1845 170
Herschel Bremen 23 September 1844 5 December 1844 102
Herschel Bremen 14 August 1845 16 October 1845 138
Israelio Antwerp 18 October 1845
James Edward Antwerp 17 September 1846 30 November 1846 172
Johann Dethardt Bremen 16 September 1844 23 November 1844 129
Johann Dethardt Bremen 18 April 1845 20 June 1845 115
Johann Dethardt Bremen 25 September 1845 18 December 1845 140
Johann Dethardt Bremen 18 September 1846 23 November 1846 101
Johanna Bremen 12 October 1846 11 December 1846 125
Karl Ferdinand Bremen 1 September 1846 20 December 1846 122
Leo Bremen 25 June 1846 70
Leontine Bremen 22 October 1844
Louise Bremen 8 September 1846 2 November 1846 118
Louise Friedrike Bremen 4 November 1846 8 January 1847 99 or 73
Margaretha Bremen 1 August 1845 25 November 1845 129
Margaretha Bremen 21 August 1846 21 October 1846 90
Mathilda Bremen 1 August 1846 3 October 1846 114
Matador Bremen 1 October 1845 22 December 1845
Mercur Bremen 27 August 1846 26 October 1846 66
Natchez Hamburg 26 October 1847
Nahant(3) Antwerp 25 November 1845 130
Neptune Bremen 2 October 1845 23 November 1845 214
Neptune Bremen 15 October 1846 23 December 1846 43
Orient Bremen 30 September 1846 31 December 1846 85
Richard Antwerp 6 January 1846
Riga Antwerp 11 November 1845 8 January 1846 138
St. Paul Hamburg 4 July 1847 100
Sarah Ann Hamburg 9 December 1845 127
Sophie Bremen 23 August 1846 31 October 1846 80
Strabo Antwerp 11 September 1845 20 November 1845 169
Talisman Antwerp 2 January 1846 18 April 1846 143
Timoleon(4) Antwerp 25 November 1845 8 August 1846 167
Washington Antwerp 25 September 1845 25 Noember 1845  187
Weser Bremen 10 May 1844 8 August 1844 85
Weser Bremen 8 September 1845 27 November 1845 93
York Antwerp 14 August 1846 23 October 1846 136

List Sorted by Date of Arrival


Name of Ship
Port of Origin
Master
Departure Date
Arrival Date
Passengers
Bark Dyle Soomes Antwerp 1846
Andaira Valley Antwerp March 27, 1846
Schooner Leo, Gardes Bremen 1846
Louise Bremen Mueller September 12 1846 November 2 1846
Chas N. Cooper Bremen Ed. A. York October 23, 1847
Barque Natchez Bremen S. B. Lindsey 1847
Barque Franciska Bremen 1847
Brig. Helen & Elise Bremen Fehrs. December 7, 1847
Brig. Jon Dethard Bremen January 2, 1848
Brig. Antoinette Bremen Wessels June 13, 1848
Bark Louis Antwerp Andiens November 20, 1848
Bark John Holland Antwerp Henderson November 27, 1848
Bark Colonist Hamburg Jungensan November 28, 1848
Bark Neptune Bremen Viahenman December 15, 1848
Brig. John Gethard Bremen Wigmeyer December 15, 1848
Brig. Canestuis Bremen Buschman December 19, 1848
Isabella Teague England May 11, 1849
Galliott Flora England May 2, 1849
Brig. Herschel Bremen May 21, 1849
Bark Neptune Bremen Schweichel November 6, 1849
Brig. Canapus Bremen Bushman December 3, 1849
Brig. Reform Bremen Ammermann December 3, 1849
Bark Franziska Bremen Hagerdorn December 6, 1849
Bark Hamburg-Knollen Hamburg December 15, 1849
Brig. Henschel Bremen Raschen January 24, 1850
Bark Alexander Hamburg Hemichsen March 4, 1850
Bark Neptune Bremen Vespuman June 13, 1850
Bark Colonist Hamburg Jergensan June 13, 1850
Bark Bessilian Hamburg Hinrichsen October 13, 1850
Brig. Reform Bremen F. Ammermann November 29, 1850
Bark Solan Bremen Balleer November 30, 1850
Brig. Herman Taeodore Bremen Muller December 2, 1850
Brig. John Frederick Hamburg Behrens December 21, 1850
Brig. Sophie Bremen Behrens January 19, 1852
Sch. Brig. Magnet Bremen Hasloop February 2, 1852
Bark Creole Bremen Wessels July 8, 1852
Bark E. Von Beaulieu Bremen Wragge January 1857
Brig. Anna Louisa Bremen Meyer July 31, 1857
Bark Jeverland Bremen Shellman March 29, 1858
Wiser Bremen Vesperman June 1858
Wilhelm Bremen 1858
Fortuna Bremen Dewers June 1858
Bark Iris Bremen October 17, 1866
Bark. Weser Bremen November 26, 1866
Bark Beaulieu Bremen December 5, 1866
Havelock (Hancock) Bremen February 5, 1867
Bark Bismarch Bremen March 1867
Bark Iris Bremen Schutte May 13, 1867
Bark Fortuna Bremen Freytag November 1, 1867
Bark Iris Bremen Schutte November 6, 1867
Bark Diana Bremen Siegner November 6, 1867
Ship Neptune Bremen Hirdes November 16, 1867
Bark Texas Bremen Mientzen December 14, 1867
Bark Anton Guncher Bremen Setterson December 16, 1867
Bark Wesen Bremen Behrens December 23, 1867
Bark Gessner Bremen Jaburg January 20, 1868
Bark Texas Bremen Eclleentzen October 19, 1868
SS Lord Buve Liverpool Thomas Buker December 9, 1868
Bark Iris Bremen Schutte August 19 1869 October 16, 1869
Bark Neptune Bremen Zinke September 25 1869 November 30 1869
Bark Galveston Bremen August Heidorn September 3 1869 November 30 1869
Bark Galveston Bremen August Heidorn March 18 1869 May 9 1869
Bark Weser Bremen Rodenberg March 6 1869 April 29 1869
Bark Erna Bremen Koherst October 4 1869 December 1, 1869
Bark Iris Bremen Schutte January 25 1870 April 12, 1870 5
Bark Galveston Bremen August Heidorn April 7 1870 June 2, 1870 167
Bark Weser Bremen Ed Rodinberg April 7 1870 June 3, 1870 133
Bark Herbert Liverpool Cleanes August 19, 1870
Bark Heiress Liverpool John Rea October 29, 1870
Bark Erna Bremen Schutte October 24 1870 December 28, 1870 222
Bark Meteor Bremen N.B. Dirkson December 6 1871 January 30, 1871 185
Bark Bremen Bremen John Hillmers March 18 1871 May 10, 1871 166
Bark Weser Bremen John Poppe April 6 1871 June 14, 1871 134
Bark Galveston Bremen Otto Rehkopf April 18 1871 June 19, 1871 6
Bark Texas Bremen Meentgen August 29 1871 October 25 1871 94
Bark Iris Bremen Rodenberg September 4 1871 November 7 1871 120
Bark Bremen Bremen Hellners September 17 1871 November 21 1871 101
Bark Erna Bremen Schutte October 18 1871 December 23 1871 291
Bark Helene Bremen Raschen November 21 1871 January 4 1872 165
Bark Weser Bremen Poppe March 17 1872 May 5 1872 117
Bark Iris Bremen Pfeiffer August 18 1872 October 30 1872 133
Bark Bremen Bremen Hellmers September 4 1872 November 5 1872 64
Bark Erna Bremen Schutte September 24 1872 November 23 1872 185
Bark Schiller Bremen Wisenhusen November 7 1871 January 18 1872 208
Bark Erna Bremen Schutte August 18 1873 October 24 1873 121
Bark Galveston Bremen Rohenkamp October 27 1873 December 29 1873 259
Bark Bremen Bremen Hellmers August 19 1874 6
Bark Galveston Bremen Rohenkamp September 3 1874 November 16 1874 41

(1) This ship has it's destination port listed as Indianola.
(2) This ship was wrecked in Galveston Bay.
(3) This ship was wrecked on the English coast March 18 1846
(4) This ship left Torbay, England on May 5, 1846 after taking on board passengers from the ship wrecked Nahant.

Note: This is not a complete listing of all ships that sailed to Galveston during this time.  Many records have been lost or destroyed.

Some information was taken from the book "Ships Passenger Lists: Port of Galveston 1846-1871" published by the Galveston County Genealogical Society Copyright 1984 by Southern Historical Press

Some information was taken from the book "Czech Immigration and Naturalization Records of Texas" Compiled by Albert J. Blaha, Sr. from records contained in the Bremen "Deutsche Auswanderer Zeitung".

Spme information was taken from the book "A New Land Beckoned" by Chester W. and Ethel H. Geue Copyright 1966
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 66-29868 Texian Press, Waco, Texas
 

Interesting Facts:

1. The Port of Galveston was established as a port of customs entry by order of the Congress of Mexico on October 17, 1825.  The City of Galveston was founded in 1839; and Texas adopted Federal recordkeeping after the state was annexed on December 29, 1845.

2. The port is still a port of entry; however, there is no longer any regular passenger service from foreign ports, so very few immigrants enter through this port.

3. Galveston is not and was not the only port in Texas.  It was, however, the major port of entry in the 19th century.

4. Many ships that came to Galveston continued on to Indianola further down the Texas Coast.  No records exist for ships that docked there.  There is an Indianola Immigrant Database online. Galveston was considered the port of entry into the United States and all passengers to Texas were registered there.
 
 

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