Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s

SS Antelope

Arrive San Francisco

May 29, 1851
Captain Nicholson
From Panama


43 days from Panama, via Mazatlan, Mexico and San Diego, California. On May 4th, at 11:30 a.m. in Lat. 27-28N, Long. 114-51W, the arch of the furnace gave way, rendering the engines useless. Repaired enroute and put into Mazatlan. Experienced a succession of strong NW gales between Mazatlan and San Diego, California. Obtained coals in San Diego.


93 packages of unspecified merchandise.


Alden, A.W. 
Alexander, John 
Alexander, Mr. 
Asham, Mr. 
Austin, Moses 
Avers, D.R. 
Babadie, J. 
Bair, Mr. 
Baker, Nich 
Bandin, Jules 
Barnes, Henry 
Barnes, John 
Barnum, E.M. 
Barrencow, B. 
Barry, John and lady 
Barry, R.J. 
Basher, Peter 
Batham, Lewis 
Beeney, G.W. 
Bennet, J. 
Bernard, B. 
Black, E. 
Bogardus, A. 
Bogardus, William 
Boyden, J. 
Brainard, W.H. 
Brewer, Edwin 
Brewer, J. 
Bridges, Calvin 
Brown, D.B. 
Brown, R. King 
Bunting, W. 
Burman, James 
Burnett, Joseph 
Calty, A.J. 
Calvert, B.J. 
Carpenter, Charles 
Cayle, P.H. 
Cazeaux, C. 
Clasby, M. 
Clavery, J. 
Clow, Jacob 
Cochran, Mr. 
Cody, B. 
Cogh, John 
Cole, D.M. 
Cole, J. 
Cook, George A. 
Cox. W.O. 
Crenagere, J.B. 
Cunningham, Joseph 
Curtis, D.B. 
Dale, D.R. 
Daniels, E. 
Davidson, R. 
Davis, Simon 
Day, N.L. 
Deisler, J. 
Dennis, B.W. 
Dennis, Mr. 
Dennis, Richard 
Descrim, E. 
Dominique, L. 
Dougherty, John 
Douglas, James 
Dunn, John 
Eddy, T.M. 
Edwards, W. 
Edwards, William 
Ely, G.E. 
Ely, H.C. 
Evans, J. 
Fassey, C.O. 
Fifford, B.L. 
Fish, J. 
Forbes, John 
Forsher, J.W. 
Fox, Mr. 
Francois, Lath 
Francots, V. (Listed as such, but might be V. Francois) 
Freeman, W.J. 
French, Mr. 
Fulton, Thomas G. 
Galliger, S. 
Gardner, John 
Gay, S.L. 
Gelston, Mr. 
George, T. 
Gibbons, Charles 
Gladwin, W. and brother 
Glinn, Mr. 
Goodman, C.R. 
Graham, T.J. 
Graves, W.C. 
Greenbaum, Lewis 
Grier, Charles 
Griffin, L.H. 
Grives, John 
Haber, S. 
Halbrook, W. 
Hall, William 
Hambleton, Thomas 
Heckler, John 
Hewmack, R. 
Hiscocks, Dan 
Holmes, G. 
Holmes, S. 
Huckstein, J. 
Hueston, James 
Hyatt, E. 
Hyman, E. 
Johnson, George H. 
Jones, Edward 
Jones, R. 
Jones, Robert 
Kanouse, Mr. 
Kavalsky, B. 
Kearney, Thomas 
Kieth, P. 
Kohn, E. 
Krugan, P. 
Laban, Q. 
Lange, J.T. 
Lansdown, Thomas 
Laphan, R. 
Latson, A.C. 
Levy, Samuel, H. 
Lewis, H. and lady 
Lewis, S. 
Lockman, William and servant 
Lockwood, J.L. 
Lowry, R.S. 
Manaez, Richard 
Manchester, Thomas J. 
Maynard, J. 
McLeod, A. 
McNeil, John 
Mendis, G. 
Merrill, M. 
Moffatt, R. 
Moore, E.H., lady and two children 
Morris, Alex 
Morris, W.M. 
Mosely, J. 
Murray, Barney 
Nickerson, B.R. 
Norton, G.A. 
Ocadio, B. 
Ogden, D. 
Ortel, Joseph 
Osborn, H.E. 
Packard, W.L. 
Parkinson, Willis 
Paulitz, B. 
Penny, F.E. 
Penny, N.S. 
Peregrini, Richard 
Philips, James 
Philips, W.G. 
Picket, E.W. (Looks like E.W. Ptcket in list, but that seems incorrect) 
Pizolt, L. 
Rablin, and friend 
Rallens, A. 
Raymond, Mr. 
Reed, C. 
Reed, D. 
Reedy, Dan 
Regan, T. 
Regansburger, J. 
Rieux, A. 
Robinson, J.D. 
Robinson, R. 
Rochester, W.B. 
Rogers, A., wife and lady 
Rogers, Mr. 
Russell, J.D. 
Saltyman, John 
Sargeant, Thomas 
Schuller, F. 
Scott, Thomas 
Sewell, William 
Shea, Daniel 
Shields, P. 
Shultz, G. 
Sloat, C.N. 
Smith, N. 
Spackman, Mr., and lady 
Speechly, R. J. 
Sproal, James 
Sproal, William 
Steadley, W. 
Stearne, W. G. 
Stearnes, Matthew 
Stiles, S. W. 
Sumner, Cyrus 
Taylor, J. 
Tell, John 
Terry, William 
Thomas, Ebenezer 
Thomas, Simon 
Thompkins, D. 
Thompson, John 
Thompson, John 
Tier, Thomas, J. 
Travers, J.C. 
Tryon, E.G. 
Tyler, H. 
Ungar, Rebecca 
Varnum, Mr. 
Wabelensky, Mr. 
Wagner, George 
Wagner, Halney 
Wagner, Jackson 
Wagner, Peter 
Ward, M. 
Washburn, G. 
Watson, John 
West, W.R. 
Whaley, Henry 
Williams, J.D. 
Williams, W.A. 
Williams, William 
Wilson, R.A. 
Wilson, Z.B. 
Winz, W.G. 
Wolfe, John D., lady and friend 
Wolfe, Philip 
Wood, Dennis 
Wood, John H. 
Works, Farrington H. 
Yels, F. 
Zanwick, L.

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