#88, Chynava, Bohemia/Chynava, Czech Republic
Between 1877 and 1891
Anton and his family left from the port of Hamburg German aboard the steam ship "Columbia" in late September or early October 1891. The Columbia stopped in Southampton England but then landed in New York City on 26 October, 1891. On the passenger manifest, Anton was listed with his wife Josephine and sons Ladislav and Joseph (passengers 88-91). They listed Chynava, Bohemia as their hometown, Chicago was their destination and the trip was in fact for the purposes of immigration, not a visit. They traveled in steerage compartment B and had three pieces of luggage between them.
Information on immigration ship "Columbia"
The "Columbia" of 1891 was a Hamburg America Line ship, built in dry dock in 1889 by Laird Bros, Birkenhead. Her details were 7,241 gross tons, length 463.5ft x beam 55.6ft, three funnels, three masts, twin screw and a speed of 18 knots. There was accommodation for 400-1st, 120-2nd and 580-3rd class passengers. Floated on 27/2/1889, she left Hamburg on 18/7/1889 on her maiden voyage to Southampton and New York. On 19/12/1893 she commenced her first voyage from Genoa to Naples and New York and made several further winter voyages on this route. Her last Hamburg - Southampton - New York sailing commenced on 14/10/1897 and in 1898 she was sold to the Spanish government for use as a troopship and auxiliary for the Spanish - American War and renamed "Rapido". In 1899 she was repurchased by Hamburg America Line, went back to her original name of "Columbia" and on 31/8/1899, commenced sailing between Hamburg, Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. Her last sailing on this route started on 9/10/1902 and on 3/4/1904 she made a single sailing from Naples to Genoa and New York. In 1904 she was sold to the Russian Volunteer Fleet, renamed "Terek" and used as a troop transport in the Russo - Japanese War. Scrapped in 1907. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.396] [Merchant Fleets in Profile by Duncan Haws, vol.4, Hamburg America Line] [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 25 November 1997]
http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/shipc.htm (accessed 29 May 2001)
Still haven't been able to find Anton in the 1900 census. I did a soundex search of Illinois census and found some Anton's but not this Anton. I also couldn't find a Josephine or Joseph. Had he gone to Wisconsin?
Download our exceptional genealogy software for free
Fun & simple to use
Imports your GEDCOM files easily
Smart Matching™ technology
Supports 40 languages