Thursday, October 15, 2015

Passenger List for the Eliasson (Lundquist) Family

I am participating in the DearMyrtle study group called Tracing Immigrant Origins - Passenger Records Study Group.

We are to provide a link to a passenger list record we have found for one of our ancestors. This passenger list that I found was a treasure, because it took a long time to find.

The family of my husband was Lundquist. The earliest census that I found for them was the 1870. Brothers "Andrew" and Gustave were living next door to each other in Jefferson County, Iowa.

They each had a wife and children. This census gave no immigration data.

This family was difficult to find. I couldn't find any Lundquist families that fit the pattern of the family. Then I remembered about the naming patterns of Swedes. Gustav's and Anders' father's name was Elias. Maybe they were listed with the surname Eliasson?

Sure enough, I found the two brothers and their family on the ship list of the SS Manchester, which arrived in New York 9 Jul 1866.[1]

1866 Ship List for Anders Alfred Eliasson aboard the SS City of Manchester
The image of the ship was also at [2]:

SS Manchester

[1] "Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1957,"  online images, ( : accessed 1 Jun 2011), manifest, City of Manchester, 9 Jul 1866, line 25, Alfred Eliason; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, Record Group 36, Roll 268.
[2] Photo of S.S. City of Manchester (built 1851), image,  ( : accessed 1 Jun 2011), retrieved by choosing the "ship" link attached to the "Passenger Record" database for the Alfred Eliason search, arrived 9 Jul 1866 aboard S.S. City of Manchester.

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