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TRANSPORTATION- SHIPS CROSSING THE POND


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SS Oder

SS Oder
          On September 4, 1880, Frank Schad and his wife, Theresa, and there three children, Theresa, Frances, and Amelia, arrived at New York Harbor. The ship that had brought them to their new country was the SS Oder. According to information I have tracked down on the Internet, the SS Oder belonged to the company Norddeutscher Lloyd, or North German Lloyd. It was first launched in December 1873 and sailed, as it would with Frank and family, from Bremen, Germany, to Southampton, England, and then on to New York, NY, USA. The Oder weighed 3,265 tons, was 350ft in length, and had a normal speed of 13knots. There was room for 90 first class passengers, 126 second class passengers, and 650 third class passengers. There was a crew of 103.

http://www.rogerkreuz.com/gen/ships.htm (information)
http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=15232 (information)

          The ship passenger list for Frank and family can be seen by following this link- Oder Passenger List. They are near the top of the bottom portion. You can save the image and zoom in with a graphics program, or you can look at a close-up of the entry here.
 
SS America

SS America
          On March 26, 1886, Adolph Schad arrived at Baltimore Harbor, MD, USA, aboard the ship SS America. At just 17 years old, he had left his home and traveled to Bremen, Germany, and from there to Southampton, England, and on to the United States. He would join his brother, Frank, who had come to the USA nearly six years earlier, in Cottonwood County, MN, to begin a new life. The America was built in 1863, was 318 feet in length, and was too owned by Norddeutscher Lloyd.

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=486 (information)

          The ship passenger list for Adolph can be seen by following this link- America Passenger List. He is on the second page. It's the entry below the line, third from the bottom of the first section. It's the first record on the entire image to say "Austria". You can save the image and zoom in with a graphics program, or you can look at a close-up of the entry here. Also of note, while the names were spelled correctly for Frank and family on their passenger list, Adolph's entry had his name spelled "Adolf Schadt". This made it somewhat tricky to find the information. Fortunately, this was one of the first pieces of information I had when starting the research. I believe Grandpa learned this from (Mary) Bernadine Jarmer.




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