Relative Immigration

18 Claus Korte Family Arrived in New York

The Claus and Margaret (Cordes) Korte family arrived in New York aboard the SS Ohio on October 20, 1881

Manifest of Passengers

Two pages of the Passenger Manifest of the SS Ohio arriving October 20 1881 in New York from Ancestry.com are shown below:

Ohio Ship Passenger Manifest p.1
Ohio Ship Passenger Manifest p.10b
Ohio Ship Passenger Manifest p.10B

The Captain/Master of the ship was Gustav Meyer. The 1195 passengers were taken on board the ship at Bremerhaven.

Manifest of Passengers – Transcription

Line Name Arrival Date Birth Date Age Gender Port of Departure Destination Place of Origin Ethnicity/Race/Nationality Ship Name Port of Arrival List Number Birth Location
24 Frieda Bauter 20 Oct 1881 1863 18 Female Bremen, Germany United States of America Germany German Ohio New York, New York 1473
25 Claus H Korte 20 Oct 1881 1849 32 Male Bremen, Germany United States of America Germany German Ohio New York, New York 1473
26 Margr Korte 20 Oct 1881 1843 38 Female Bremen, Germany United States of America Germany German Ohio New York, New York 1473
27 Margr Korte 20 Oct 1881 1874 7 Female Bremen, Germany United States of America Germany German Ohio New York, New York 1473
28 Joh Battyen 20 Oct 1881 1855 26 Male Bremen, Germany United States of America Germany German Ohio New York, New York 1473

Claus H Korte is a farmer from Germany and is traveling to United States of America.

Information Source

Ancestry.com. Year: 1881; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 443; Line: 25; List Number: 1473

Transatlantic Crossing Time

Departure date from Bremerhaven: 5 Oct 1880

Arrival date at the Port of New York: 20 Oct 1881.

Time to cross: (20-5 = 15 days) 2 weeks and one day.

Information Source

Discussion

Note that there is only one child (Margr. age 7) listed on the Ohio ship passenger manifest for the Claus H Korte family. A ship passenger manifest was usually generated at the time the ship left port and sometimes corrections were added at the end of the passenger manifest. However there were no apparent additions to this passenger manifest.

According to the 1900 US Census, Anna Korte was born in Germany but is not listed as having immigrated to the USA.

Name: Anna O Kort
Age: 19
Birth Date: Oct 1880
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Salem, Perry, Missouri
Sheet Number: 5
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 81
Family Number: 87
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s name: Kraus H Korte
Father’s Birthplace: Germany
Mother’s name: Margaret Korte
Mother’s Birthplace: Germany
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Kraus H Korte 50
Margaret Korte 54
Anna O Korte 19
Mengels H 30
Margaret S H 25

However, according to the same 1900 US Census, the rest of the Margaret (Cordes) Korte and family immigrated to the USA in 1881 as by example shown for Margaret Korte:

Name: Margaret Korte
Age: 54
Birth Date: Jun 1845
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Salem, Perry, Missouri
Sheet Number: 5
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 81
Family Number: 87
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1881
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Kraus H Korte
Marriage Year: 1873
Father’s Birthplace: Germany
Mother’s Birthplace: Germany
Mother: Number of Living Children: 2
Mother: How Many Children: 4
Years in US: 19
Can Read: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Kraus H Korte 50
Margaret Korte 54
Anna O Korte 19
Mengels H 30
Margaret S H 25

Fred Eggers noted that Anna Korte’s confirmation record has that Anna was born 9 October 1881.

Anna Korte Confirmation Record
Anna Korte Confirmation Record

If Anna’s confirmation record birth date is correct, then Anna was born at sea.

NOTES

  1. Many thanks to Fred Eggers for locating the immigration record for Claus Hinrich Korte and his wife and their first daughter Margaretha. Also thanks for providing the confirmation record for Anna Korte.

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