Ship *Griffin* Passenger List 1749


Subject: Ship *Griffin* Passenger List 1749 

CONRAD BECK 
JOHN GEORGE BUCKHEART
MARGARET BURKMAYER
CONRAD BURKMEIRER
MICHAEL CALFIEL
JOHANNES CIRCUS
ANDREAS CRANMER
JOHN CURNER
NICHOLAS DIRR
ANDREAS EMMECK
JOHAN ADAM EPTING
GEORG LUDOVICK FINCH
JOHANNES FREYER
CLEMENS FROM
GEORGE GOTTLIEB
GEORGE HIPP
CHRISTOPHER HENRY HOPPOLD
EVA KNOLL
JOHANNES KULLER
JOHN GEORGE LAPP
JOHANNES JACOB LEITZEIT
MICHAEL LOOSER
FREDERICK MACK
NICHOLAS PRESTER
CHRISTOPHER RAMENSTEIN
JOHANNES RICH
ANDREAS RIFT
CHRISTOPHER SALTZER
ANDREAS SWACHLERBACK
HANS MICHAEL SWAGERT
JOHN TITERLY
VERNER ULMER
JOSEPH VORSNER
JOHN GEORGE WATCHTER

This list of paid passengers is recorded in
Council Journal Vol.XVII pages 661-663
Archives at Columbia SC. This info is taken from
"The Epting-Epton Family" Newberry SC Library
in 1992.

The story goes:
In April 1748 John Jacob Riemensperger, an immigraton
agent, made a trip to Germany to bring back immigrants
to settle in America. He supposedly distributed pamphlets
in Heidelberg on the Neckar and other cities & villages
on the Rhine river. 42 men, women and children were in the
party and via wagon trains they made their way to a river
boat docked ten miles away at Mannheim and then down the Rhine
to Rotterdam. There they were delayed for days until a quota
for the channel crossing was met. They went across to the
English seaport of Cowes. On Oct 17, 1749 the ship GRIFFIN
arrived at Charlestonn, South Carolina, America. 
132 passengers who had paid for their passage were allowed
to disembark. Those who could not pay had to remain aboard.
34 heads of families were able to pay and are listed above.

Contributed by Offie Lites 
and Brigitte Gastel Lloyd 
October 21, 1995




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