Ship's Passenger Lists Hamburg-South Africa

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Below you will find a series of passenger lists for ships that left Hamburg during the second half of the 19th Century to bring Germans to South Africa. Direct trips between Hamburg and South Africa were relatively rare. Most passengers would have travelled via Southampton. Those ships that travelled directly from Hamburg to South Africa mostly sailed directly for Cape Town, with a relatively small number of passengers continuing their voyages to Port Elizabeth (Algoa Bay), East London or Natal. The first 6 ships of the Godeffroy ships brought most of their passengers to Kaffraria, as part of the settlement plan for this small colony. But some of these passengers disembarked in Cape Town and settled in the surrounding areas (e.g. in Philippi).

    Please note:
  1. You can do a search for particular names in all the lists from the Main page.
  2. Some of the information provided was transscribed directly from the book Deutsche Wanderung nach Südafrika im 19. Jahrhundert by Werner Schmidt. The lists are in German, but should be simple enough to understand by non-German readers.
  3. I did not attempt to cross-check the accuracy of the information in "Wanderungen" or even to correct obvious errors. Through the process of scanning and deciphering the text further errors may very well have been introduced. If in doubt about the accuracy of any piece of data, please ask. I will then verify the information I have.
  4. The lists from Wanderungen are organised according to the primary immigrant: Surname, Christian name, occupation (age), place of origin, followed by his spouse (mit Frau = with wife) and any children. People travelling on their own are marked with an *.
  5. The other lists are based on the original Hamburg Passenger Lists available in the Hamburg archives or at ancestry.de. Each individual is listed separately, with their age, gender, previous place of residence, their destination, occupation, etc.
  6. There is a separate page for passenger lists of the 20th Century
  7. The passengers that travelled via Southampton would have transferred to a larger vessel in Southampton to continue their journey to South Africa.
Abbreviations:
(Anh.) = Anhalt    (Brschw.) oder (Braunschw.) = Brunswick    (Brdbg.) oder (Brandenb.) = Brandenburg    (Hann.) = Hannover
(Hess.) = Hessia    (Holst.) = Holstein    (Meckl.) = Mecklenburg    (Nass.) = Nassau
(Oldenb.) = Oldenburg    (Öst.) = Austria    (Pomm.) = Pomerania    (Pr.) = Prussia
(Rußl.) = Russia    (Sa.) oder (Sachs.) = Saxony    (Schles.) oder (Schl.) = Silesia    (Schlesw.) = Schleswig
(Schw.) = Switzerland    (Thür.) = Thüringia    (Westf.) = Westfalia    (Westpr.) = Westprussia
(Württ.) = Württemberg


The voyages of the Candace 1857-1868 (Ship owned by the Hermansburg Missionary Society):
Candace on 09 November 1857    Candace on 26 November 1858    Candace on 06 September 1867    Candace on 01 October 1868



The ships of the shipping company Johan Cesar Godeffroy 1858-1878 (from "Wanderungen", except those denoted by *)
Sophie am 11. August 1856*    Cesar Godeffroy on 12 Apri1 1858    La Rochelle early June 1858    Wandrahm on 22 August 1858
Peter Godeffroy end of September 1858    Wilhelmsburg mid October 1858    Johann Cesar end of October 1858    Alfred on 5 May 1859*
Victoria on 1 October 1859    Peter Godeffroy on 19 November 1859    Cesar Godeffroy on 5 May 1860    Johann Cesar on 6 June 1860
Wandrahm on 15 June 1860    Alfred on 11 August 1860    Alster on 14 December 1860*    Helene on 10 April 1861
San Francisco on 15 May 1861    Peter Godeffroy on 17 July 1861    Wandrahm on 2 November 1861    San Francisco on 10 May 1862
Steinwärder on 20 May 1863    Helene on 12September 1863    Wandrahm on 28 November 1876    Pedraza on 3 May 1877
Adele on 8 June 1877    Sophie on 15 August 1877    Uranus on 25 September 1877    Caroline Behn on 10 October 1877
Godeffroy on 15 November 1877    Saturnus on 3 January 1878    Papa on 31 March 1878    La Rochelle on 13 July 1878



The ships of the Union Steamship Company from Hamburg to South Africa - mostly via Southampton (from the Hamburg Passenger Lists on Ancestry.de):

The voyage of the African 1882:
African on 22 September 1882

The voyages of the Anglian 1881-1894:
Anglian on 25 March 1881    Anglian on 01 July 1881    Anglian on 21 October 1881    Anglian on 14 January 1882
Anglian on 11 April 1882    Anglian on 12 January 1883    Anglian on 21 September 1883    Anglian on 16 January 1884
Anglian on 14 February 1884    Anglian on 22 December 1889    Anglian on 03 April 1890    Anglian on 10 July 1890
Anglian on 16 October 1890    Anglian on 14 May 1891    Anglian on 23 January 1892    Anglian on 28 May 1892
Anglian on 15 April 1893    Anglian on 30 September 1893    Anglian on 03 February 1894    Anglian on 23 June 1894

The voyages of the Arab 1881-1895:
Arab on 18 November 1881    Arab on 09 February 1883    Arab on 01 June 1883    Arab on 28 May 1884
Arab on 26 June 1884    Arab on 23 July 1884    Arab on 22 August 1884    Arab on 18 September 1884
Arab on 05 April 1889    Arab on 16 May 1890    Arab on 21 August 1890    Arab on 27 November 1890
Arab on 02 April 1891    Arab on 23 July 1891    Arab on 28 November 1891    Arab on 02 April 1892
Arab on 10 July 1892    Arab on 09 July 1893    Arab on 03 March 1894    Arab on 09 June 1894
Arab on 13 October 1894    Arab on 19 January 1895    Arab on 25 May 1895    Arab on 15 September 1895

The voyages of the Durban 1883:
Durban on 6 April 1883    Durban on 27 July 1883    Durban on 12 July 1889    Durban on 23 January 1890
Durban on 30 April 1890    Durban on 2 October 1890    Durban on 1 January 1891    Durban on 16 April 1891
Durban on 22 August 1891

The voyages of the German 1882-1883:
German on 5 May 1882    German on 28 July 1882    German on 21 October 1882    German on 5 May 1883

The voyages of the Nubian 1882-1883:
Nubian on 10 March 1882    Nubian on 2 June 1882    Nubian on 9 March 1883    Nubian on 29 June 1883
Nubian on 31 May 1889    Nubian on 06 September 1889    Nubian on 12 December 1889    Nubian on 20 March 1890
Nubian on 26 June 1890    Nubian on 05 March 1891    Nubian on 11 June 1891    Nubian on 04 October 1891
Nubian on 09 January 1892    Nubian on 16 April 1892    Nubian on 20 August 1892

The voyages of the Roman 1883-1890:
Roman on 19 October 1883    Roman on 16 October 1883    Roman on 13 November 1884    Roman on 11 December 1884
Roman on 08 January 1885    Roman on 05 February 1885    Roman on 05 March 1885    Roman on 02 April 1885
Roman on 30 April 1885    Roman on 28 May 1885    Roman on 25 June 1885    Roman on 23 July 1885
Roman on 20 August 1885    Roman on 15 October 1885    Roman on 12 November 1885    Roman on 10 December 1885
Roman on 07 January 1886    Roman on 05 March 1886    Roman on 01 April 1886    Roman on 30 April 1886
Roman on 27 May 1886    Roman on 24 June 1886    Roman on 22 July 1886    Roman on 19 August 1886
Roman on 16 September 1886    Roman on 14 October 1886    Roman on 12 November 1886    Roman on 10 December 1886
Roman on 07 January 1887    Roman on 04 February 1887    Roman on 04 March 1887    Roman on 01 April 1887
Roman on 29 April 1887    Roman on 27 May 1887    Roman on 24 June 1887    Roman on 23 July 1887
Roman on 20 August 1887    Roman on 17 September 1887    Roman on 15 October 1887    Roman on 12 November 1887
Roman on 07 January 1888    Roman on 04 February 1888    Roman on 03 March 1888    Roman on 30 March 1888
Roman on 28 April 1888    Roman on 26 May 1888    Roman on 23 June 1888    Roman on 03 August 1888
Roman on 15 September 1888    Roman on 29 September 1888    Roman on 10 November 1888    Roman on 24 November 1888
Roman on 08 December 1888    Roman on 22 December 1888    Roman on 05 January 1889    Roman on 02 February 1889
Roman on 15 February 1889    Roman on 15 March 1889    Roman on 11 April 1889    Roman on 10 May 1889
Roman on 19 July 1889    Roman on 16 August 1889    Roman on 13 September 1889    Roman on 13 November 1890


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