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Passenger List, Hamburg-American Line S.S. Albert Ballin, 6 July 1927

Third Class Passenger List for the S.S. Albert Ballin of the Hamburg-American Line, Departing 6 July 1927 from New York for Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton, Commanded by Captain Paul Wiehr.

This voyage probably was remarkable for the original owner of this passenger list who produced a mini-yearbook of the voyage including an autographed photograph of the Chief Steward, Third Class, Mr. A. Groß. The passenger list had four photographs of various areas of Albert Ballin's Third Class. This is how to turn a souvenir into a memory. The Third Class doesn't get any better than this!

List of Third Class Passengers

Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)

S.S. Albert Ballin

Captain Paul Wiehr

New York to Hamburg via Cherbourg and Southampton

Wednesday, 6 July 1927 12.01 A. M.

Chief Steward, Third Class, A. Gross

Chief Steward, Third Class, A. Gross

List of Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: Paul Wiehr, Commander
  2. 1st Officer: R. Blume
  3. 2nd Officer: G. Schröder
  4. 2nd Officer: C. Krebs
  5. 2nd Officer: W. Glahn
  6. 3rd Officer: F. Römer
  7. 4th Officer: K. Ludwig
  8. 4th Officer: K. Stieglmayr
  9. 1st Radio Officer: A. Hegemann
  10. 2nd Radio Officer: H. Form
  11. 3rd Radio Officer: E. Toppke
  12. 4th Radio Officer: O. Steffan
  13. Chief Engineer: M. Schmidt
  14. 2nd Engineer: B. Wüpper
  15. 3rd Engineer: W. Körner
  16. 3rd Engineer: O. Müller
  17. 3rd Engineer: H. Boye
  18. 4th Engineer: H. Schön
  19. 4th Engineer: H. Klintworth
  20. 4th Engineer: W. Johr
  21. 4th Engineer: A. Degener
  22. 1st Electrician: P. Lass
  23. 2nd Electrician: K. Müller
  24. Moiling Picture Operator: L. Sturzwage
  25. 1st Physician: Dr. K. Koch
  26. 2nd Physician: Dr. F. Meyer
  27. Trained Nurse: Anna Hammer
  28. Purser: K. Zeplien
  29. 2nd Purser: A. Gisy
  30. 2nd Purser: A. Von Weely
  31. Asst. Purser: G. Seler
  32. Asst. Purser: K. Packendorff
  33. Baggage Representative: Th. Hartmann
  34. Chief Steward, 1st Cabin: R. Markmann
  35. Asst. Chief Steward: J. Kölln
  36. 2nd Chief Steward: H. Hausmann
  37. Grill Room Chef: W. Dicht
  38. Chief Steward, 2nd Cabin: H. Bauer
  39. Asst. Chief Steward: W. Kleemann
  40. Chief Steward, 3rd Class: A. Gross
  41. Asst. Chief Steward, 3rd Class: P. Cordts
  42. Chief Cook: R. Hesse
  43. Orchestra Leader: O. Engel
  44. Band Leader: W. Stahlkopf

Corner of the Third-Class Dining Room on S. S. “Albert Ballin’’

Corner of the Third-Class Dining Room on S. S. “Albert Ballin’’

The Third-Class Ladies Social Hall on S. S. “Albert Ballin”

The Third-Class Ladies Social Hall on S. S. “Albert Ballin”

Ships List of Third Class Passengers

Front Cover, Passenger List, Hamburg-American Line S.S. Albert Ballin, 6 July 1927

  1. Mr. Paul Abel
  2. Mrs. Emma Abel
  3. Mrs. Anna Amberge
  4. Master George Amberge
  5. Mr. Frank Amend
  6. Mr. Rintao Aoki
  7. Dr. W. T. Armstrong
  8. Mrs. Anna Asperger
  9. Miss Gertrude Barth
  10. Miss Emma Bastert
  11. Mr. William Bauer
  12. Mrs. Maria Bauerlein
  13. Mr. Herbert Becker
  14. Mrs. Augusta W. Becker
  15. Mrs. F. A. Becker
  16. Mr. Josef Behrend
  17. Mr. Albert Beissmann
  18. Mrs. Victoria Belunas
  19. Mr. Jacob Bertscb
  20. Mr. Paul C. Bibbs
  21. Mrs. M. Bitterly
  22. Mr. Max Blankenstein
  23. Miss Margarete A. Bligh
  24. Mr. Theodore Block
  25. Mrs. Emma Blocker
  26. Mr. Robert Blum
  27. Mrs. Julia Blum
  28. Mr. Robert Blum, Jr.
  29. Miss Clara Breiholdt
  30. Mr. John Breines
  31. Mrs. Anna Breines
  32. Miss Frances Breines
  33. Miss Gladys Breines
  34. Mrs. Antonie Breuer
  35. Master Bernhard Breuer
  36. Mr. Fred Brooks
  37. Mrs. Fred Brooks
  38. Mr. Edward Brown
  39. Mr. Viktor Cavoj
  40. Mrs. Viktor Cavoj
  41. Master Anton Cavoj
  42. Mrs. J. Decker
  43. Rev. Adolf H. Diers
  44. Mrs. Adolf H. Diers
  45. Mrs. Geo. Doering
  46. Miss Edeltraut Doering
  47. Miss Marcella Doering
  48. Miss Rosa Marie Doering
  49. Miss Marie Doherty
  50. Mrs. E. Dorfei
  51. Mr. Fred Dreschermeier
  52. Mrs. Katie Dreschermeier
  53. Miss Margarethe Eckhardt
  54. Miss Magda Eckhardt
  55. Mr. Emil Egeling
  56. Miss Ida Eggers
  57. Miss Ella Ehrich
  58. Mr. William Enke
  59. Mr. Nasser Ensha
  60. Mr. Jacob Epstein
  61. Mrs. Jacob Epstein
  62. Mrs. Elfriede Erhart and child
  63. Mrs. Lizzie Fauth
  64. Miss Elizabeth Fauth
  65. Mr. Friedrich Fehrmann
  66. Mr. William Feil
  67. Mr. Charles Fero
  68. Mrs. Charles Fero
  69. Mr. Gustav Finke
  70. Mr. Carl Fischer
  71. Miss Anna Fischer
  72. Miss Margarethe Fischer
  73. Mr. Paul Flaeschel
  74. Miss Franziska Franz
  75. Mr. Jacob Fried
  76. Miss Perl Fried
  77. Mrs. E. Fruehwein
  78. Miss E. Fruehwein
  79. Mr. Frank Führer
  80. Mr. Jacob Furnweger
  81. Mr. Emil Gebhardt
  82. Mrs. Emil Gebhardt
  83. Miss Hedwig Gebhardt
  84. Mr. Fridolin Gehlert
  85. Mrs. Martha Gehlert
  86. Mrs. Minna Gehlert
  87. Miss Erna Gehlert
  88. Mr. Frank A. Gemple
  89. Miss Emma Giese
  90. Miss Katherine Gillich
  91. Dr. John J. Ginsberg
  92. Mrs. Ruth Ginsberg
  93. Mr. Charles Gliewe
  94. Mr. Hans Golle
  95. Mr. Heinrich Gramkow
  96. Mr. Hans Gropp
  97. Mrs. Hans Gropp
  98. Mr. Charles Grueneisen
  99. Mr. Anthony Grueneisen
  100. Miss Rosa Gruenwald
  101. Miss Erna Guderian
  102. Miss Else Gussenstetter
  103. Mr. Paul Hachnel
  104. Mr. Isidor Hamann
  105. Mr. Otto Hannemann
  106. Mrs. Otto Hannemann
  107. Mr. Reinhard Hansen
  108. Mr. Dietrich H. Harms
  109. Mrs. Dietrich H. Harms
  110. Mr. John Harold
  111. Mrs. Bertha Harold
  112. Mr. Henry Hauenstein
  113. Mrs. Katharine Hauenstein
  114. Mr. Josef Hauer
  115. Mr. Edwin Hausier
  116. Mrs. Emil Hecht
  117. Miss Else Hermann
  118. Miss A. E. Hinchliffe
  119. Miss Emma Hinrich
  120. Miss Anna Hollander
  121. Miss Leonore Holzhäuser
  122. Mr. August Hornef
  123. Mrs. Mary Horvath
  124. Miss Helen Horvath
  125. Mr. Andrew Hosner
  126. Mr. Henry Hoss
  127. Mrs. Anna Hoss
  128. Miss Victoria Huber
  129. Mrs. Frieda Huettner
  130. Master Adolph Huettner
  131. Mr. William Jabusch
  132. Miss Recha Jacobs
  133. Mr. Fred Jaenisch
  134. Miss Cecilia Jannen
  135. Mrs. Eva Jobb
  136. Miss Martha Jobczyk
  137. Mrs. Louise Jordan
  138. Miss Margaret Kahrs
  139. Mr. S. Kalb
  140. Mrs. Helene Kandzia
  141. Mrs. Margaret Kern
  142. Mr. William Killian
  143. Miss Louise Kladde
  144. Mr. John Kleinert
  145. Mr. Herman Kluge
  146. Mr. Franz Knab
  147. Mrs. Franz Knab
  148. Miss Irma Koch
  149. Mr. Adolf Koener
  150. Mr. Steven Kolmanko
  151. Mrs. Maria Kolmanko
  152. Mr. John Krause
  153. Mr. Paul Krause
  154. Mrs. Elizabeth Kremers
  155. Mrs. Ida Kroll and children
  156. Mrs. Minna Krueger
  157. Mr. Emil Kuhn
  158. Mr. Frank Kunz
  159. Miss Lina Laemmel
  160. Mr. Mike Lapsansky
  161. Miss Mary Legleiter
  162. Miss Emma Lentfer
  163. Mr. August Lenz
  164. Mr. Fritz Lieberwirth
  165. Mrs. Mary Lindner
  166. Mrs. Therese Loos
  167. Miss Mary Luchau
  168. Miss Elsie Luschau
  169. Mr. Ernst R. Madler
  170. Mr. Hirsch Magilnitzky
  171. Mr. Dave Marcus
  172. Miss Maria Marosch
  173. Mr. Ludwig Mebler
  174. Mr. Karl Meier
  175. Miss Augusta Melsch
  176. Mrs. Bertha Merner
  177. Mrs. Jennie Meyer
  178. Mr. John F. Miller
  179. Miss Anna Mueller
  180. Mr. Martin Muenzer
  181. Mrs. Emily Muenzer
  182. Master Thomas Muenzer
  183. Mr. Emil Munger
  184. Mrs. Fanny Munger
  185. Miss Josephine Ness
  186. Mr. Montasser Nosrat
  187. Mrs. Anna Oldag
  188. Miss Jenny Oldag
  189. Mr. Ernst Ordoy
  190. Mr. Ernest Paul
  191. Mrs. Katharine Paulsen
  192. Miss Grete Paulus
  193. Mr. Paul J. Pinck
  194. Mrs. Mina Pohla
  195. Master Richard Pohla
  196. Miss Elsa Pohla
  197. Miss Mary Pohland
  198. Mr. Wilhelm Rabe
  199. Mrs. Helene Reimers
  200. Miss Senta Reimers
  201. Miss Ida Reinhardt
  202. Mr. Carl Reiss
  203. Mr. Ludolph Reiss
  204. Mr. Yochim P. A. Rethmann
  205. Mrs. Auguste Riemer
  206. Mrs. Alma Roherer
  207. Mrs. Anna Roppelt
  208. Mrs. Katherine Roth and son
  209. Mr. Nicholas Roth
  210. Mr. Nicholas M. Roth
  211. Mr. Franz Rueb
  212. Miss Anna Ruecker
  213. Mrs. Pepi Samuel
  214. Mrs. Karoline Sandau
  215. Miss Margaret Sandau
  216. Miss Gertrud Sandau
  217. Mrs. Dorothea Sandau
  218. Miss Grete Sandleben
  219. Mr. Joseph Schaeffer
  220. Mrs. Barbara Schaeffer
  221. Miss Frances Schaeffer
  222. Master Joseph Schaeffer
  223. Miss Anna Schaeffer
  224. Miss A. Schaffer
  225. Mr. John Scheuermann
  226. Mrs. Theresia Scheuermann
  227. Mr. Gottlob Schick
  228. Mrs. Elizabeth Schlichting
  229. Miss Marie Schlichting
  230. Master Richard Schlichting
  231. Miss Charlotte Schlums
  232. Mr. Erich Schlüter
  233. Mrs. Gertrud Schmeichel
  234. Mrs. Amelia Schmid
  235. Mr. Adolf Schmidt
  236. Miss A. Schmidt
  237. Mr. Eugen Schmidt
  238. Miss Elizabeth Schmidt
  239. Mr. Fred Schmidt
  240. Mr. Henry Schmitt
  241. Mr. Kurt Schnalke
  242. Mr. Herman Schneider
  243. Mr. Richard Schneider
  244. Mrs. Olga Schneider
  245. Mr. Schneider
  246. Mrs. Schneider
  247. Mrs. A. Schnitzler
  248. Miss Katrin Schoen
  249. Mr. Eduard Schroeder
  250. Dr. Erich W. Schroetter
  251. Mrs. Arthur F. Schubring
  252. Mr. Theodor Schult
  253. Mrs. Frieda Schulz
  254. Mr. Andrew Seawick
  255. Mr. Paul Seifert
  256. Mrs. Paul Seifert
  257. Mrs. Hildegard Siebert
  258. Mr. Hermann Siemers
  259. Mrs. Taube Sigel
  260. Mrs. Amalie Sitz
  261. Master Raymond Sitz
  262. Master Clifford Sitz
  263. Mr. Sam Somesan
  264. Mrs. Sam Somesan and children
  265. Mr. Jacob Sonderling
  266. Mrs. Emma Sonderling
  267. Master Hans Sonderling
  268. Mr. Martin Spornraft
  269. Mr. Louis Stange
  270. Mrs. Mathilde Steiger
  271. Mrs. Ida Stoll
  272. Mrs. Anna Straky
  273. Mr. Paul Szabo
  274. Mrs. Rosalie Tabbert
  275. Master Henry Tabbert
  276. Miss Emmy Tabbert
  277. Mr. Frederick Trinks
  278. Mrs. Emma Trinks
  279. Mr. Paul Tschampke
  280. Mr. John Unrau
  281. Mr. Erich Ventur
  282. Miss Elfrieda Vis
  283. Mr. Paul Voigtland
  284. Mr. Henry Wagner
  285. Mrs. Henry Wagner
  286. Mrs. Amelia Wagner
  287. Mr. Paul Walther
  288. Mrs. Paul Walther
  289. Mrs. Hildegard Walther
  290. Master Paul Walther
  291. Mr. Louis Weber
  292. Mrs. Lilly Weber
  293. Mr. Ludwig Weiss
  294. Mrs. Ludwig Weiss
  295. Mr. Martin Weiss
  296. Mr. John Wichner
  297. Mrs. Agnes Wichner
  298. Miss Theresia Wichner
  299. Miss Elsie Wichner
  300. Mr. Joseph Wieder
  301. Miss Mary Wieder
  302. Mrs. Estelle G. Winant
  303. Miss Chr. Wukics
  304. Mrs. Olga Yache
  305. Mr. Karl Yung
  306. Mr. Frank Zazbec
  307. Mrs. Katharine Zettel
  308. Mr. Albert Zimmermann
  309. Miss Elisabeth Zummallen

Centerfold of Autographs Collected During Voyage

Centerfold of Autographs Collected During Voyage

TWIN SCREW OIL BURNING STEAMER "ALBERT BALLIN"
21,000 GTons Gross 626 Feet Long 79 Feet Wide
Equipped with wireless and submarine Bell Signal apparatus.

Capacity 21,000 gross reg. tons : Length 626 ft : Beam 79 ft : Depth 56 ft. Builders: Messrs. Blohm &? Voss, of Hamburg (1923)

Abert Ballin, after whom the vessel has been named, was born in C-/X Hamburg on August 15, 1857. After finishing his education, he entered his father’s business—Morris 6? Co.—at the age of seventeen, and in 1877 became the head of the firm. The firm’s business consisted in the booking of emigrants. In 1881 Albert Ballin was appointed general representative of the passenger business of the Carr Line, a newly established shipping company, which soon started ujion a protracted rate war with the Hapag.

An understanding, however, was eventually arrived at between the two companies, and Albert Ballin, in connection with the settlement, joined the Hapag as head of its passenger department. This event initiated a new era in the history of the Hamburg-American Line. In him the Company acquired a leader whose genius intuitively foresaw the economic development of his country and of the world at large years ahead of others, and who was willing to devote his incomparable organising gifts to the furtherance of the Company’s fortunes.

The progress made by the Hapag during his leadership up to the war was enormous and has been rivalled by that of few, if any, other concerns. This period of nearly thirty years may be described as one of practically uninterrupted expansion in every direction, and one during which everything was done to strengthen the position of the Company against its competitors and against the danger of sudden crises.

The Hapag, indeed, became the biggest shipping concern in existence. It owned a fleet totalling 1,360,000 gross reg. tons and carrying 8,300,000 cubic metres of goods and 463,571 passengers in the year preceding the outbreak of the war, whereas the corresponding figures for 1885 were only 65,000 gross reg. tons, 420,000 cubic metres of goods, and 57,383 passengers (N. B. One cubic metre= 35.32 cu. ft.).

The world'war destroyed Albert Ballin’s life-work. He did not live to see the surrender to the Entente of all the sea-going ships owned by his company under the terms of the Versailles treaty. He died on November 9, 1918. The destruction of his work, however, was only temporary. The reconstruction of the Hamburg-American Line after the close of the war proceeded in a comparatively short space of time with the result that it now owns a fleet which, including vessels ordered and building, totals more than one million gross reg. tons, whilst its services extend to all parts of the world.

Inscription from Herman Diers

Inscription from Herman Diers

Information for Passengers

Attendance. The stewards have strict instructions to attend promptly and courteously to the wants of passengers. Passengers are requested to bring any inattention to the notice of the chief steward, and, if the complaint is not promptly investigated, to apply to the purser.

Valuables and Money. Valuables or money should be placed in charge of the purser for deposit in his safe. It is especially pointed out, however, that the Company can not accept any responsibility for loss or damage.

Letters and Telegrams. Mail and telegrams intended to be sent from the next port of call should be delivered to the purser or one of his assistants at the purser’s office. No other ship’s employees are authorized to receive mail to be posted. Stamps are sold at the purser’s office.
Wireless Telegraph Service. Passengers may obtain all information about the sending of wireless telegrams from the Chief Steward.

Steamer Chairs and Rugs. Upon application to the deck stewards, steamer chairs and rugs, can be rented during the voyage, at a charge of $1.00 each. Places for steamer chairs are assigned by the deck steward.

Baggage. Large pieces of baggage cannot be taken into the cabins and should be placed in the Baggage Room. Access to the Baggage Room may be had daily upon application to the room steward. Passengers may have their baggage checked through to their final destination upon application to the Baggage Representative-on board.

Hot and Cold Baths. A number of comfortable public bathrooms are provided on board. The bathroom steward or stewardess will attend to the bath upon the passenger’s request.

Meals.
Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
Dinner at 12:00 noon.
Supper at 6:00 p.m.
As well as:
Coffee and Cake at 3.00 p.m.

Smoking Room. The smoking room is open early in the morning until 12:00 P.M. Smoking is prohibited in the social rooms and the staterooms as well as in the passageways below deck.
Library. The books in the library may be obtained upon application to the library steward, and are at the disposal of passengers free of charge. A list of such books is kept by the library steward. Passengers are requested not to leave books lying on deck or in the social rooms.
Music. The orchestra plays daily for 1 hour either in the forenoon, or in the afternoon, and also for 2 hours in the evening either for concert or dancing.

Amusements. A number of games such as Shuffle Board, Dominoes, Chess, Quoits, etc., are at the disposal of passengers. Moving pictures are shown several times during the trip.
Physician. An experienced physician is attached to the staff of this steamer. For medical attendance in case of sickness contracted on board, no charge is made; medicine is also provided free of charge.

Barber. The barber is authorized to charge for his services according to the tariff fixed by the Company. The price list will be found in the barber shop.

European Railroad Tickets. Railroad tickets to points in Continental Europe may be purchased from the Purser on board; passengers will find this a great convenience, and it will avoid unnecessary delays after arrival in Hamburg.

Foreign Money. The purser is prepared to exchange foreign money and will meet passengers’ wishes as far as possible. Travelers' checks of well known companies and banks will be taken in payment, provided the amount of the check does not greatly exceed the amount of the bill to be paid. Personal bank checks cannot be cashed.

Money Orders
The Hamburg-American Line accepts money for transmission to Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Payment is effected in actual U. S. Dollars. For rates, apply to any of our offices or agents.

Landing at New York
Citizens and bonafide residents of Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland and Luxemburg are now examined in their respective countries by the U. S. Public Health Doctors and Immigration officials, and upon arrival in New York, are discharged at the pier, thus avoiding the necessity of going to Ellis Island.

United States Citizens. Returning Resident Aliens holding Re-entry Permits, and persons coming for a temporary visit for business or pleasure, are also discharged at the pier, the same as First and Second Class passengers.

Three Berth Stateroom

Three Berth Stateroom

Sports On Deck Spiele An Bord

Sports On Deck Spiele An Bord

Images Available For This Passenger List

Passenger List Cover Title Page Photographs of Third Class Public Rooms on the S.S. Albert Ballin S.S. Albert Ballin S.S. Albert Ballin (in German)
Passenger List Cover Title Page Photographs of Third Class Public Rooms on the S.S. Albert Ballin S.S. Albert Ballin S.S. Albert Ballin (in German)
Officers Passengers Passengers Passengers Passengers
Officers Passengers Passengers Passengers Passengers
Passengers Passengers Centerfold Autographs Passenger Information
Passengers Passengers Centerfold Autographs Passenger Information
Passenger Information Passenger Information (in German) Passenger Information (in German) Proposed Sailings Proposed Sailings
Passenger Information Passenger Information (in German) Passenger Information (in German) Proposed Sailings Proposed Sailings
Passenger Information Passenger Information (in German) Photographs of the Third Class of the S.S. Albert Ballin Offices and Agencies  
Passenger Information Passenger Information (in German) Photographs of the Third Class of the S.S. Albert Ballin Offices and Agencies
Memorandum of Log Form Back Cover  
Memorandum of Log Form Back Cover

Prepared 2015-05-23 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist

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