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Port of Philadelphia Passenger Lists

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants. It became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration and surpassed two million occupants by 1950.

Digitized Passenger Lists for the Port of Philadelphia

Passenger Manifest Cover, September 1895 Westbound Voyage - SS Rhynland

1895-09-11 SS Rhynland

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Rhynland
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 September 1895
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain F. Loesewitz
  • Notable Passengers: Margaret E. Leicester-Addis, Mabel Edwards, Rosine Melle, Daisy Wood, Henry L. Williams
Passenger Manifest, American Line SS Westerland, May 1901, Liverpool to Philadelphia

1901-05-11 SS Westernland

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Westernland
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 May 1901
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain C. R. Ehoff
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1905 Westbound Voyage - SS Friesland

1905-08-16 SS Friesland

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Friesland
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 16 August 1905
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain C. J. Rogers
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1906 Westbound Voyage - SS Noordland

1906-08-22 SS Noordland

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Noordland
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1906
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain Thomas Deans
2 July 1910 Passenger Manifest for the SS Merion

1910-07-02 SS Merion

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Merion
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 2 July 1910
  • Route: Philadelphia to Queenstown and Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Hill
1910-11-03 Passenger Manifest for the SS Brandenburg

1910-11-03 SS Brandenburg

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Ship: SS Brandenburg
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 3 November 1910
  • Route: Bremen to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain H. Morgenstern
1911-05-24 Passenger Manifest for the SS Graf Waldersee

1911-05-24 SS Graf Waldersee

  • Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)
  • Ship: SS Waldersee
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 May 1911
  • Route: Philadelphia to Hamburg
  • Commander: Captain P. Froehlich
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1911 Westbound Voyage - SS Dominion

1911-08-31 SS Dominion

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Dominion
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 31 August 1911
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. L. Mendus
Passenger Manifest Cover, August 1913 Westbound Voyage - SS Merion

1913-08-27 SS Merion

  • Steamship Line: American Line
  • Ship: SS Merion
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1913
  • Route: Liverpool to Philadelphia
  • Commander: Captain J. Beattle Hill
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