I have written about a vessel named the Ariosto before – you can click here to check out the post if you haven’t read it.
It was common in days past for people from the same village or city to travel together to settle in a new place. This is what proved to be the case for several families traveling from Germany to America on the Ariosto. A total of 37 people emigrated on this ship from the Darmstadt, Hesse region of Germany to the same community in Randolph and Suffield Townships, Portage County, Ohio. I could not locate a picture of the Ariosto, but the ullustration above shows us what life would look like during such an ocean crossing during the 1840’s.
While researching on Ancestry.com, I found a document showing that the Ariosto arrived in the port of New York on 16 Oct 1839 after departing from Antwerp, Belgium. The Ariosto‘s home port was Boston, Massachusetts and her captain was Daniel T. Lothrop.
Captain Lothrop’s family and business papers are now a part of the Baker Library Special Collections housed at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository. The collections consists of shipping papers for the vessels Captain Lothrop sailed, including the Ship Ariosto.
This document listed all arriving passengers and crew members for the ship, Ariosto. On it were listed the following people:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||AGE||BORN||SEX||OCCUPATION|
During my next few posts I’ll talk about how these Ariosto passengers are related to the Knapp clan, and share what became of them after they reached America.
Repository: Art Resource. Title: On the way to the new world – on board a German immigrant ship. Website: Immigrant Entreprenuership. Access Date: 12/29/22. Publisher: German Historical Institute. Original Published Date: 7/15/2011. Date of Last Update: 8/7/2018.
Thank you for this very good information.
Greetings from Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany. As I read, Daniel. T. Lothrop signed the passengers list on 10 Oct 1839.
The published list should be corrected in the following entries:
a) May, Elizabeth, 63 y, occupation not wife but widow (she was the mother of George May, 43 y (from Ohio) and Catarina May, 23 y.
b) Kline, Catharina, daughter of Peter, age not 2 y but 2 1/2 y
c) May, George, son, illegitible: his name was Nikolaus
d) May, Nicholas, son of Johan May, age not 1 1/8 y but 1 1/2 y
From the same parish of St. Peter in Heppenheim were on the ship the families of Martin Musler (Mischler), Martin Bower (Bauer), Martin Grosman, Adam Honnel (Hohenadel), Gerhard Breier (Breuer/Bräuer, am. Brier, Briar, Bryer), Ignatz Kimmer (Kämmerer) and Peter Koob (with Barbara Koob, the later Saint Marianne Cope, 1 1/2 y). Peter Shefer (Schäfer) and Wilhelm Knoll travelled without family with the families from Heppenheim and the surrounding villages.
Adam Hohenadel and Gerhard Breier (both from Erbach near Heppenheim) also settled in Portage County. In the U.S. Census of 1840, Gerhard Breier is mentioned as Gahart Brier in Randolph Township. Before and after his family are listed the two Knapp families who emigrated in 1831 and 1832, John Kline, Joseph Schrader and his father-in-law Peter Andes. Adam Hohenadel as Honadel is also on the census list of Randolph Township. Gerhard Breiers widow later lived in Jasper County/IL.