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Re: [TSL] COST OF PASSAGE 1880s Germany to America
marj@uwaterloo.ca on 01/07/2013

I can give you the cost of passage from NY to Hamburg. This is from an  
1882 ad in the NY Times.

The Hamburg-American Line from NY to Plymouth, Cherbourg and Hamburg  
was First cabin $70-$80; second cabin $60; steerage $30. The ad also  
states "Steerage from Europe, $24."

Hope this helps.

Regards..

Marj


Quoting "Marilyn L. Arnold" <marilyn.arnold1@verizon.net>:

> What would have been the typical cost of passage in 1881 and 1888 for
> passage between Hamburg and NY (1881) and potentially Antwerp(?) and NY(?)
> (1887) to the US?  I've searched the archives and found info on various
> years, but nothing specific.  The 1881 ancestor was in steerage.  (Ernst
> Carl Wielke, the S.S.Wieland).  The 1887 ancestor was Wilhelmine Ranz, and
> I've not been able to find her emigration records.  (She also went by
> Minnie, Minna).
>
> Also, where might I find information as to typical wages in Germany in this
> time period (ie a laborer or farmer - how long would he have had to have
> worked/saved for passage?)   The 1881 emigrant was a man from Mechlenburg;
> the 1887 emigrant was a 27 year old woman from Baden.
>
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