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German, Swiss, Dutch & French (Palatine) immigrant ships to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ship Passenger Lists to Pennsylvania



History of the Palatines to America
History of the German and Swiss Palatines to America written in 1876 by Daniel Rupp. Includes the fascinating stories of their failed and successful settlements, the agents who recruited them, and dangers faced from the Indians. Many surnames are mentioned

Why Pennsylvania?
Why did so many German speaking immigrants come to Pennsylvania? Read what Peter Kalm, an author in the late 1700s, said.


Ship Passenger Lists to Pennsylvania


German-Speaking German, Swiss, Dutch & French (Palatine) immigrants

Date of Arrival Ship Name
Sept. 18, 1734 Pennsylvania Merchant
Sept. 12, 1734 St. Andrew
Sept. 23, 1734 Hope
June 28, 1735 Mary
Aug. 26, 1735 Oliver
Oct. 31, 1737 William
July 27, 1738 Catharine
Sept. 9, 1738 Glasgow
Sept. 11, 1738 Robert and Oliver   Robert and Alice**
Sept. 16, 1738 Queen Elizabeth
Sept. 19, 1738 Thistle
Sept. 20, 1738 Nancy and Friendship   Friendship***
Oct. 25, 1738 Davy
Oct. 27, 1738 St. Andrew
Dec. 3, 1740 Samuel
Oct. 12, 1741 Friendship
Nov. 7, 1741 Thane of Fife
Nov. 7, 1741 Snow Molly
May 28, 1742 Catherine
Aug 25, 1742 Mary
Aug. 30, 1743 Francis and Elizabeth
Sept. 30, 1743 Phoenix
Oct. 7, 1743 St. Andrew
Nov. 10, 1743 Endeavor
Oct. 8, 1744 Aurora
Oct. 20, 1744 Phoenix
Dec. 1, 1744 Carteret or Carterel
Aug. 1, 1747 Vernon
Sept. 24, 1747 Lydia
Oct. 9, 1747 Restauration
Oct. 13, 1747 Two Brothers
Oct. 20, 1747 Unknown (possibly the St. Andrew)
Sept. 5, 1748 Edinburgh
Sept 7, 1748 Hampshire
Sept 7, 1748 Mary Galley
Sept. 15, 1748 Judith
Oct. 25, 1748 Palienia and Margaret Patience and Margaret******
Oct 25, 1748 Elliot
Aug. 30, 1749 Crown
Sept 2, 1749 Chesterfield
Sept 2, 1749 Albany
Sept 11, 1749 Pricilla
Sept 11, 1749 Two Brothers
Sept 15, 1749 Edinburgh
Sept 25, 1749 Speedwell
Sept 26, 1749 Ranier
Sept 28, 1749 Ann
October 2, 1749 Jacob
Oct. 17, 1749 Fane
Nov. 9, 1749 Good Intent
Sept 2, 1749 Chesterfield
Aug. 13, 1750 Edinburgh
Aug. 21, 1750 Anderson
Aug. 21, 1750 Brothers
Oct 23, 1752 Rawley
Oct 3, 1753 Eastern Branch
Oct 3, 1753 Louisa
Nov 19, 1753 Friendship
Oct 3, 1753 Louisa
Sept. 14, 1754 Nancy
Sept. 14, 1754 Barclay
Aug. 24, 1765 Polly
Sept. 9, 1765 Chance
Sept. 19, 1765 Betsey
Sept. 21, 1765 Myrtilla
Oct 7, 1765 Countess of Sussex
Sept 23, 1766 Chance
Oct 13, 1766 Betsey
Oct 16, 1766 Palladium
Oct 18, 1766 Polly
Nov 4, 1766 Sally
Jan 23, 1767 Juno
Oct 26, 1767 Hamilton
Oct 26, 1767 Brittania
Oct 29,1767 Minerva
Nov. 4, 1767 Grampus
Nov. 10, 1767 Sally
Oct. 3, 1768 Pennsylvania Packet
Oct. 10, 1768 Minerva
Oct. 26, 1768 Crawford
Oct. 16, 1768 Betsey
Sept. 1, 1769 Nancy and Sucky
Sept. 29, 1769 Pacquet
Oct. 13, 1769 Minerva
Oct. 24, 1769 Crawford
July 27, 1770 Neptune
July 27, 1770 Dolphin
Sept 10, 1770 Rose
Oct 1, 1770 Minerva
Oct 29, 1770 Sally
Oct 30, 1770 Brittania
Nov 23, 1770 Crawford
June 17, 1771 Pennsylvania Packet
July 27, 1771 America
Sept 17, 1771 London Packet
Oct 31, 1771 Recovery
Nov. 25, 1771 Crawford
Nov. 25, 1771 Betsey
Dec. 10, 1771 General Wolfe
Feb. 24, 1772 Hope
Sept. 20, 1772 Minerva
Oct 16, 1772 Crawford
Oct 19, 1772 Catharine
Oct 19, 1772 Pheba Phoebe ****
Nov. 3, 1772 Sally
Dec. 24, 1772 Morton Star Morning Star *****
Apr. 30, 1773 Pennsylvania Packet
Apr. 30, 1773 Catharine
May 31, 1773 Dolphin
June 4, 1773 Carolina
Aug. 23, 1773 Sally
Sept. 18, 1773 Brittania
Sept. 21, 1773 Catharine
Sept. 27, 1773 Union
Oct. 1, 1773 Hope
Oct. 22, 1773 Charming Molly
Oct. 25, 1773 Crawford
Nov. 24,1773 Fame
Dec. 7,1773 Clementia
Dec. 8,1773 Montague
June 21, 1774 Nancy
June 21, 1774 Charming Molly
Aug 15, 1774 Sally
Oct 29, 1774 Patty and Peggy
Jan. 16, 1775 Catherine
Oct. 9, 1775 King of Prussia
June 20, 1785 Mynheer van Berckel
Aug 27, 1785 Adolph
Oct 11, 1785 Hamburgh
May 8, 1807 Betsey
July 15, 1807 Isabella
Sept 15, 1807 Frederick Augustus
Sept 28, 1807 Mechanic
Dec. 3, 1807 William P. Johnson
Jan. 5, 1808 Three Sisters



Schwenckfelder Ships

The Schwenkfelders
Sept. 18, 1733 Pennsylvania Merchant
Sept. 12, 1734 St. Andrew



Quassick Creek Settlers, N.Y.
Names, Age and Occupation of those who accompanied Rev. Joshua Kocherthal, who settled on lands on Quassick Creek, then Dutchess County, N. Y., in the spring of 1709.

Livingston Manor, New York
Names of male Palatines (Germans) above twenty-one years old in Livingston Manor, N. Y. in the winter of 1710 and summer 1711.


Oath of Allegience
A Declaration of Intention of 1727. Palatine passenger lists are reconstructed from these Oaths of Allegience.   

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   **Rupp records the ship Robert and Alice incorrectly as Robert and Oliver.
  ***Rupp records the ship Friendship incorrectly as Nancy and Friendship
 ****Rupp records the ship Phoebe incorrectly as Pheba
*****Rupp records the brig Morning Star incorrectly as Morton Star
******Rupp records the ship Patience and Margaret incorrectly as Paliena and Margaret

Source: A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776; Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Second Revised Edition, 1876, Philadelphia.