Passenger and Immigration Lists: Germans to America, 1850-1874



The Germans to America database lists age, gender, occupation, place of origin, and date of arrival for approximately 2 million German immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1850 and 1874.


Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Germans to America was originally published as a series of volumes by Scholarly Resources, Inc. and was the first extensive, indexed source of German surname immigrants. This database contains information from Volumes 1 through 31 of the Germans to America series. Similar information on immigrants who arrived in the U.S. between 1875 and 1888 (Germans to America, Volumes 32-56)

An important feature of this series is that it includes individuals coming to America not only from German states or territories but also from countries such as France, Switzerland, or Luxembourg.

Listings Include:

  • Name, age, and gender of immigrant
  • Occupation
  • Province/country of residence
  • Village/town of origin
  • Dates of travel
  • Name of the ship on which the person traveled
  • Port of debarkation
  • Destination in the U.S.


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