Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s

SS Brother Jonathan

Arrive San Francisco

October 2, 1853 
Captain Baldwin
15 days from San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua


October 3, 1853, Daily Alta California, San Francsico

From the Atlantic States and Europe. 

Continued Ravages of the Fever in New Orleans.
Abolition Excitements.
Attack by a Californian New Mail Proposals Executions, etc.

The Nicaragua steamer Brother Jonathan came into port last evening, having left San Juan del Sur on the 19th ult. She reports the road from San Juan to the lake in fine condition, and the country healthy. The ship has had no sickness on board since she left this port.


The steamer Brother Jonathan left San Juan del Sur at 12 o’clock P.M. of the 19th September; connected with the Northern Light, which ship encountered very heavy weather on her outward passage. When the B.J. left, the road over the transit route was in excellent condition; there had been but little rain and no sickness. Arrangements are in progress for placing express wagons on the road immediately, for the transportation of baggage, specie, etc. The B.J.encountered the equinoctial gale off Acapulco; has had no sickness on board since leaving San Francisco. 

By this arrival we have broken files of New York papers to the 5th ult. "fifteen days later" and telegraphic dates from New Orleans to the 3d September two days later. The ravages of the fever continued in New Orleans, though it was thought the disease was becoming less virulent. 

It is stated by our New York correspondent, apparently on good authority, that Robt. J. Walker will not go to China after all. It is said that the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company have secured his services as financial agent in England, and that he finds it more to his interests and tastes to go there than to China.

Old Hunker and Barnburner Wings.

The Old Hunker and Barnburner wings of the Democratic party in New York are again at war, and are to hold each a State convention . . .

857 passengers.


To C. K. Garrison


Adams, Mr. M. 
Adams, Mrs. M. and infant
Adams, R. S. 
Addison, General J. E. 
Allen, W. 
Anderson, J. and wife 
Arnand, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list: J. Armaud)
Aud, F. L. and wife 
Averill, W. 
Averill, H. 
Babcock, N. 
Bacon, T. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Baker, J. 
Baldwin, W. T. 
Bamdollar, D., wife and servant
Bannon, C. 
Barclay, Mrs. T. and infant 
Bartlett, H. 
Bason, T. 
Bellenburg, Miss H. 
Benton, Mrs. M. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Betts, J. 
Birch, Mrs. Jas. 
Bisset, Mrs. Chs and two children (child and infant)
Blanc, Alex
Bolen, C. H. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Borlens, C. H. 
Boyle, Mrs. A. and two children (Sacramento Daily Union list: Mrs. S. Boyle and two children)
Boyle, Mrs. and infant (Sacramento Daily Union list: Mrs. Bayle and infant)
Bricker, J. A. (Sacramento Daily Union indicates "S Messenger" after this name, which may be a separate name or this person is a messenger)
Bronson, J. L. 
Brume, A. 
Bumfries, C. H. 
Burke, J. 
Burrows, C. H. 
Caldwell, W. W.
Callot, Mrs. O. S. 
Callot, O. S. 
Cammel, Mrs. E. and three children 
Carey, P. 
Carhart, Mrs. S. 
Carhart, W. 
Caro, M. 
Carr, W. 
Cary, R. D. 
Chandler, Mrs. C. 
Classen, H. W. (Sacramento Daily Union list: H.W. Classon)
Classey, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Clendennin, R. and wife 
Clendenning, A. (Sacramento Daily Union list: A. Clendehning)
Coddington, W. H. 
Coggashall, G. 
Cohn, S. 
Coin, W. 
Colwell, W. W. 
Corrie, J. 
Cotten, M. 
Crafts, J. 
Cramer, D. 
Cranker, W. 
Crosby, B. 
Cullens, C. (Sacramento Daily Union list: C. Cullins)
Cullens, F. 
Cullens, F. (Sacramento Daily Union list has two F. Cullens)
Cummings, C. C. 
Cushman, W. F. 
Cutter, T. 
Daniels, W. (Sacramento Daily Union list: W. Damiels)
Davis, Mrs. and servant 
Davis, T. H. 
Davis, W. 
Day, J. 
Dayton, W. C. 
Debitz, J. 
Densing, D. 
Depew. W. 
Dickey, D. 
Dott, A. and wife 
Dowling, T.H., wife and four children 
Doyle, P. 
Drake, J. L. 
Dryden, R. 
Duff, P. 
Dunstan, J. 
Dunstan, Mrs. Ssrah 
Emmon, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list: S. Emnor)
Emstrom, A. 
Etti, H. 
Finch, B. S. 
Flippen, W. 
Fogger, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list: J. A. Folger)
Fogger, J. H. 
Folger, J. O. 
Folsom, A. 
Foot, A. P. 
Ford, P. 
Frank, J. 
Fuller, W. M. 
Fulton, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Fustin, J. 
Gaffrey, Miss M. 
Gallagher, G. B. 
Geffrey, P. (Sacramento Daily Union list: P. Giffey)
Gillespie, C. 
Glassey, J. 
Goggershall, G. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Goland, A. (Sacramento Daily Union list: G. Golend)
Goldman, Miss L. 
Goodman, L. C. (Sacramento Daily Union list: L.C. Goodwin)
Goodman, L. H. 
Gordon, J. H. 
Gordon, W. 
Granfield, Mrs. M. L. 
Gray, Jeremiah (Sacramento Daily Union list: J. Grey)
Green, F. (Adams & Co's Messenger)
Greenfield, Mrs. M. L.
Hadduck, S. 
Hall, E. 
Hammel, G. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Harmon, Mrs. H. and two children 
Harris, A. V. 
Harris, T. 
Harrison, M. 
Harrison, P. 
Haslin, J., Jr. 
Hasbrum, F. B. 
Hawkins, W. A. 
Hayward, E. W. 
Hayward, W. E. 
Heatley, J.D. 
Hemph, Ths. 
Hogland, Mrs. M. M. 
Hooper, J. A. 
Horterman, S. 
Howland, J. 
Hull, E. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Hummel, G. 
Hunter, Mrs. J. and child 
Hutchings, J. W. 
Hutchins, J. 
Hutton, Mrs. J. and child
Jauncey, W. 
Jenkins, J. 
Johnson, W. and wife 
Jordan, E. G. 
Kean, D. C. 
Kelly, J. 
Kermits, R. 
Keyser, E. 
Kinney, J. 
Kingsman, A. H. 
Knight, Mrs. D. E. 
Knotwell, W. 
Krahle, C. (Sacramento Daily Union list: C. Krable)
Lake, C. N. 
Lightfind, A. 
Lines, N. 
Lobdell, J. 
Long, Mr., wife and five children 
Lord, W. R. 
Lord, F. and wife
Lovejoy, L. 
Loverlog, G. 
Low, C. A. 
Lusk, J. 
Lusk, T. W. 
Luther, P., wife and 6 children 
Lynch, J. P. (Sacramento Daily Union list: J.P. Lynde)
Macy, R. 
Maggires, P. (Sacramento Daily Union list: P. Magginer)
Marshalski, N. 
Mariner, Mrs. B. and child 
Marriott, F. 
Mason, N. 
Masses, C. W. 
Mattox, J. 
Matzer, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list: J. Matzen)
Maywood, H. (Sacramento Daily Union list: J. Maywood)
McAllers, J. 
McAllus, J. 
McCann, W. H. 
McConnell, B. 
McCoon, Mrs. J. and infant
McElroy, Miss M. 
McKay, J. 
McKenan, P. 
McLean, N. 
McMara, H. 
McMullen, H. 
McMullen, A. 
Merchins, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Messenger, S. 
Miller, A. 
Miller, B. 
Miller, J., Jr. 
Miller, J. C. 
Mills, R. 
Moore, W. N. 
Mopes, C. W.
Morton, Miss E. 
Muff, C. 
Muff, J. 
Mulrey, P. 
Mulvery, Thos. (Sacramento Daily Union list: T. Mulrey)
Murphy, H. 
Murray, W. 
Mysham, G. M. 
Nason, J. D. 
Nason, N. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Neson, C. 
Newby, N. 
Newelder, P. (Sacramento Daily Union list: T. Newelder)
Neustadter, A 
Noorhies, N. 
Oats, Mrs. M. and child
O’Grady, Mrs. M. 
Paige, H. H. and wife 
Palmer, J. C., wife, child and servant 
Peoples, H. W. 
Pettet, A. 
Pettet, A. J. 
Pettet, Mrs. A. 
Petthe, H. (Sacramento Daily Union list: H. Pitthe)
Phillips, L.C. and wife 
Pinkerton, J. 
Pratt, Miss Selina 
Prescott, Capt. and girl 
Price, J. A. 
Pulk, J. 
Ramon, C. 
Ray, Capt. R. 
Regan, Miss E. 
Reid, M. N. 
Renton, Mrs. M. 
Riley, C. 
Roan, D. C. 
Roberts, N. 
Robertson, N. 
Rollins, A. 
Rood, J. 
Ross, Mrs. D. 
Ryan, Miss A. 
Schenght, H. 
Schiller, M. 
Schenght, H. 
Scofield, R. B. 
Schornioti, H. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Sculley, N. J. (Sacramento Daily Union list: N.J. Scully)
Seaver, D. C. 
Sebra, J. 
Segur, G. W. 
Sensing, D. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Shed, C. D. 
Sheppard, Alex 
Sheppard, Mrs. A. 
Shurtz, J. H. 
Sickel, M. 
Silva, J. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Simmons, J. D. 
Single, J. 
Smiley, Jas and son 
Smiley, T. J. L. 
Snyder, D. 
Snyder, J. and wife 
G.W. Sogur (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Sommers, J. D. 
Southgate, F. and friend
Spaulding, S. 
Spearn, N. 
Spearn, W. 
Spoor, B. (Sacramento Daily Union list: B. Shoor)
Spoor, H. 
Stephenson, E. F. 
Stevens, G. B. (Berford's messenger)
Stewart, A. 
Stewart, C. H. 
Stewart, W. N. (or M. W. Stewart)
Storer, J. W. 
Stouder, J. 
Stuart, J. 
Summers, J. H. 
Suydam, P. 
Swan, L. (L. Swain in the Sacramento Daily Union)
Taylor, W. A. 
Templeman, J. 
Tenbrook, P. D. 
Tilton, Seth and wife 
Tirrell, Miss L. N. 
Tracy, C. 
Tracy, G. 
Treewater, E. 
Trient, J. 
Truivather, E. (Sacramento Daily Union list)
Tubbs, A. L. 
Turner, H. 
Twings, S. 
Tyler, A. 
Uldfelder, Miss J. H. 
Underwood, J. M. 
Underwood, N. S. 
Van Benschoten, J. 
Van Benschoten, J. W. 
Van Valkenburg, A. and servant 
Vaun, S. A. 
Voorhies, N. 
Vosburg, F. 
Waldbridge, Gen. Hiram 
Wallace, L. 
Walters, T. 
Watts, O. and wife 
Webber, J.
Weidons, J.
Weyburn, Mrs. E. and four children 
Williams, E. C. 
Williams, G. W. 
Williams, J. and boy 
Williams, W. P. 
Wilson, J. 
Wilson, W. J. 
Winger, B. 
Wiseburg, M. 
Woldurt, A. 
Wolf, J. 
Wool, Mrs. Mary and two children 
Wright, G. W. 
Wright, Mrs. D. 
Wysham, G. M.
Yoter, J. Y.

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