ROOTS-L ArchivesArchiver > ROOTS > 2010-07 > 1278335965
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Immigrants who died at sea, part 2
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 09:19:25 -0400
Subject: Immigrants who died at sea
I apologize for the first note of this request, I have no idea what
happened to the phraseology or punctuation.
I am looking for an aboard list of passengers from LeHavre, France for late
Mar or early April in
1849 from a ship named the James Nick. It arrived on May 3, 1849 in the
Port of New York.
I have that disembarkation manifest, but I would like to obtain a copy of
the boarding list in Le Havre.
I am missing a 2 year old child, and there seems to be no notation on the
immigration list of anyone dying aboard during the voyage. Though two rumors
exist from different parts of my family that talk about a young child dying.
I can find no record in the US. Since the young boy did not arrive my
options are death aboard and at sea with no record, or he died on the way
from his home in Switzerland to the embarkation site.