|Frederick Vossler (-4G) (son?)||Theresia Hecker* (-5G) (mother)|
|Jacob Vossler (-3G) (son?)||Michael Vossler (-4G) (son?)|
|Wilhemina, wife of Frederick (-4G)|
Burthen was 570 30/95 tons. H. Tyler is the Master (captain?) who submitted the manifest to the Collector of Customs for the District of New Orleans. There were 328 passangers listed (name, age, sex, occupation, countries to which they belonged, and country in which they intended to live), All were listed as farmers, even the 2 to 16 year olds! However, it must be noted that Farmer was at the top of the occupation column and no other occupation was given to specify anything different. The destination of all was the U.S. but again it must be said that "United States" was at the top of the column and no other destination was specified. The ages of some passengers were not reported. Included was a note that reported the addition of 20 unnamed infants. Most passengers were from German states, but some were from France or Switzerland. There were no deaths on the voyage!
Web site which has a full transcription of this manifest is on the web pages of the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.
The home page of ISTG is at http://immigrantships.net/
The same manifest is also available at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maryross/ships/manchester18540501.html
The source of this manifest is:
National Archives and Records Administration, Film M259, Reel 40, List 185
The Daily Picayune (newspaper) of New Orleans dated 24 Jan. 1847 (p. 2, col. 1) reported that the British ship Manchester and two other ships were being towed by the towboat Phoenix in the New Orleans harbor on 21 Jan. The boilers of the towboat exploded killing and injuring many inc. two on the Manchester. The Manchester was somewhat damaged. See this web site for more information:
No additional ship information is available; no picture is available.
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