Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


SS Cortes

Arrive San Francisco

Captain Cropper
From Panama and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua


July 17, 1853, Daily Alta California, San Francisco

Two Weeks Later from the Atlantic.

The splendid steamer Cortes, Capt. Cropper, arrived at a few minutes before 1 oclock P.M. yesterday, from Panama June 21st, and San Juan del Sur July 4th. By this arrival we have files of Eastern papers to June 20th, two weeks later than previous advices.

We are indebted to Mr. Smith, Purser of the Corte, for facilities rendered our Marine Reporter, and to Adams & Co., Gregory, and Berford & Co., for the delivery of our files and correspondence.

The following is the memoranda of the Cortez:

Steamship Cortes left Panama for San Juan del Sur June 21; made the run in less than fifty hours. Left San Juan del Sur July 4th, 9 P.M., 8th inst., 3 P.M. were off Acapulco; 9th inst. 1:30 A.M., passed a steamer bound down, supposed to be the Sierra Nevada. 9th inst., 11 A.M. passed P.M.S. Co. steamer Oregon for Panama. 13th inst., spoke ship Charles Frederick of New Bedford, off Island San Bonita, all well; had on board 1300 bbls oil. Have had strong head winds since 13th inst.

The Cortes brings 216 passengers, all in good health. The road from San Juan del Sur to Virgin Bay is in excellent condition.

On the night of the 4th inst., a passenger by the name of Robert E. Harding, disappeared, supposed to have jumped overboard in a fit of temporary insanity. Died on the passage, Mrs. Weston of Michigan, disease, Pulmonary Consumption, aged 55.


Alexander, A. F.
Auspeck, W.
Barber, J. E. (Might be Barbor)
Barnes, C.A.
Barry, S.
Barton, Edward
Bates, B., wife and three children
Bellers, M.
Berry, Mrs. and 0 servants (That is how this is listed)
Bowen, Mrs. and sister
Brady, M.
Brady, Mr.
Brickell, A., wife and three children (Might be Brichell)
Brockman, C.
Bukly, M.
Butler, Mrs. and child
Castree, D.
Cellat, N.
Chase, D.
Clark, E.W.
Clark, Miss
Coffin, Capt. And wife
Collings, A.
Comey, S.B.
Conner, Mary
Cooper, J.
Costa, C.
Costa, J.
Cridland, Dr.
Cummings, A.
Cunningham, E.
Cunningham, Mary
Deland, E.
Deming, G.J.
Dewey, E.
Donovan, J.
Drake, G. A.
Dunn, Mrs. and boy
Eldridge, T.
Emery, J.
Euders, A.
Falconer, W. H.
Foster, J. D.
Foster, W.
Fowle, J.H.
Fullerton, G.
Gihon, Dr.
Gilbert, G.L.
Glateburg, A.
Gogan, L.
Goodman, O.R.
Goodwin, H.C.
Gould, S.A.
Griffin, W.
Haly, Mr.
Haly, T.
Haskin, Mrs. and daughter
Haybach, A.
Henry, O.W.
Herr, T.
Herrick, Mr., wife and two children (Might be Henrick)
Herring, M.
Hers, B. (Might be Hens)
Holden, J.
Houton, Mrs.
Hunter, T. (This might be Honter)
Isaac, W.
Johnson, S.
Joley, J.
Jones, E.B.
Jones, G.C.
Jones, G.C. (This name is listed twice)
Jones, Miss
Jones, Mrs.
Kenny, G.W.
Koche, A.E.
Lamping, F.A. (Might be Lemping)
Lewis, J.P.
Lippincott, Mr.
Lippincott, Mrs. and two children
Little, L.
Lynch, P.
Mahan, A.
Mahan, M.
May, R.F.
McFadden, W.
McLone, P. (First initial difficult to read. Might be "T")
McN, Mrs. and two children (This is how the listing reads)
Miller, C.M.
Milner, R.
Monroe, W.A.
Munars, J.
Nesson, M.
Norris, S.
Parker, Mrs.
Pellard, J. G.
Placide, H.
Porter, G.
Qoin, T.
Rogers, Mrs. and wife (This is how it is listed)
Ropler, J.
Ruoff, Mrs. and four children
Russell, G.W.
Sailes, M.A.
Schulther, T.
Secare, M. (Might be M. Secere)
Sheekan, Geo. H.
Sheekan,, W.
Sheff, O. (Might be G. Sheff)
Silver, Mrs.
Smith, E.
Smith, E.
Smith, J. and three children
Smith, W.B.a nd wife
Snyder, A.O.
Stap es, L. (Might be Staples)
Stevenson, R., wife and three children
Swaine, H.M.
Swan, Mrs. and child
Sweeny, D.
Taylor, Mrs.
Teal, F.
Tiffield, R.
Tilton, H.
Tripp, Dr. C.
Truett, M.F., wife, two children and servants
Tuskin, A.
Wales and wife (Might be Walas and wife)
Wallace, W.W.
Weston, Mr. and two sons (Might be Mrs. Weston and two sons. Seems to be a letter missing)
Wheeler, E.C.
Wheeler, wife and servant (No first initial given)
White, J.B.
Whiting, N.
Whitney, J.
Wood, C., wife and two daughters
Wright, S., wife and two children

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