The Ship Chance Passenger List

Rotterdam to Philadelphia

9 September 1765

The Ship Chance 1765

List 254 C
At the State House of Philadelphia, the 9 September 1765.

Present: John Lawrence, Esqr.
The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Chance, Charles Smith, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, did this day take and subscribe the usual Qualifications. 96 in the List. 216 Whole Freights. Consigned to Mr Rt Ruecastle; pd. 26 Sepr.

Peter (X) Kebler Jacob Gruth *
Geo. (X) Krebs Johann Gottfried Gampffer
Matthes Lora Valentine (X) Metzger
Chas (X) Grim John (X) Klein
Jacob Müller Jacob (X) Kendel
Jacob Krieger George Wilhelm Müller
Johannes Schüslerr Jacob (X) Kehl
Casber Roth Joes Orendorff
Henrich Lambert Christ Köhl
Peter Schmidt Johan Philib Melter
Balthas Breitenbücher Eberhard (X) Lüttig
Johann Georg Bauer Michael Heyl
Tobias Hafferstock Martin (X) Weber
Jno Philip (+) Hafferstock Michael Kettenring
Jacob Deinius Johann Jacob Kettenring
Jacob (+) George John Jorg Paulus Christman
Christopher (X) Kessler Israel Brockreiker
Michael Müller Frederick (+) Keller
Wiegand Fecher Johann William Neytzer
Danl (MD) Meyer Peter (+) Beiritsch
Jono (O) Danehauer Nicklaus Ludi
Jacob (X) Krafft Philipp Henrich Mayer
Heinrich Kägel Johann Christophel Kurtz
Johan Georg Phillip Lessig John (X) Dinius
Johann Christian Lässig Johannes Wilhelm Schäffer
Johann Conrad Escher Jacob (X) Kebel
Johann Wendel Kübeller Johannrich Gernerdt
John Henry (++) Reichard Johann Michael Seitzer
Jonas Dill John (+) Russ
Maths (+) Hartmeyer Valentine (+) Roeback
Johann Adam Graim Abraham Breitenbächer
Christoff Ketering Johann Pfillip Müller
Wendel Schanck Joh. Daniel Müller
Andreas Franck Johannes Giedelmann
Joh Ernst Kaps, Apoticaire Isaac Frantz
Johannes Fries Johan Michael Höger
Rudolph (X) Brengel Jno Gerg (+) Ferer
Johann Friderich Beyrer Michael Ritter
Johan Burck Krebs Christian Brützius

*A Reformed schoolmaster, the great grand-father of the Rev. James I Good, D.D.

Those listed with an X or + signed their names with a mark. Only adult male passengers 16 and above signed the oath of allegiance. To learn how to obtain copies of these lists with the signatures of the adult male passengers see the "Pennsylvania German Pioneers Research Guide" listed below.

Ralph Beaver Strassburger & William John Hinke (editor); Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Norristown, Penn., Pennsylvania German Society: 1934; Vol. 1, Pages 705-706.

Note: every effort was made to accurately transcribe these records, but this list may still contain errors -- you should also consult the Pennsylvania German Pioneers book series or microfiche.

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