Passenger Lists: San Francisco 1800s


Isthmus of Panama.

SS Golden Gate

Arrive San Francisco

February 14, 1856
SS Golden Gate
Captain A. V. H. Leroy
From Panama


Aspinwall railroad. 1854.

Left Panama for San Francisco on January 30 at 3:00 PM. No sickness on board during the entire passage. Arrived Acapulco, Mexico at 9:00 AM on February 5th. Received supplies and departed at 3:00 PM. 

Arrived San Diego, California, on February 12th at 7:30 AM. Took on board a supply of coal and sailed at 3:00 PM for San Francisco. From Point Aguilla northward there was thick and foggy weather. Arrived in San Francisco on February 14th at 10:30 AM.


U.S. Mail and 606 packages of unidentified freight.


Bowles, Rev. S. D.
Welshot, Capt. And lady
Ames, Capt. J., wife and two children
Kelly, John
Macy, Mrs.
Vinent, W. H.
Johnson, J. and lady
Johnson, G. W.
Lazard, E.
Ogden, Mrs. R. L., infant and servant
Dean, W. S. and lady
Chapman, F. M. and lady
Taylor, W. G.
Harris, Mrs.
Fitch, G. C.
Dorsey, C. and boy
Jackson, W. C.
Chapman, F. M.
Nichols, Mrs. J. R. and infant
O’Neil, Mrs. and three children
Weymouth, P.
Alexander, W.
McKeon, Mrs.
Hart, J. L.
Wilson, Mrs. B. A. and boy
Glynn, Mrs. R .A.
Gliddon, G. R.
Hamcade, M. and lady
Robertson, R. L.
Cagen, Mary
Livimore, Mr.
Kelly, E.
Foster, Dr. H.
Williston, Capt. O.
Shed, Mrs. and three children
Bacon, Mrs. J.S.
Messic, R.S.
Warrington, J.
Pearson, Mrs. and two children 
Newmark, J. P. and lady
Asiel, N. and servant
Downs, H.S. and lady
Bee, H.
Clarke, Miss B.
Ogden, F.
Verdin, E.
Fitch, C.L., lady and three children
Thayer, Miss
Collins, F. B.
Copway, George
McDonald, Mrs. E.
Jones, E., wife and infant
Wallace, J.W.
Corder, L.
Lisengard, C.
Karkeeck, A.
Pratt, S.
Wetherell, L.
Dimpfel, Miss J.A.
Burkey, Mrs.
Burt, S.
Ewalt, Mrs.
Lott, Mrs. E. W.
Jouan, A.
Tuday, S.
Martin, J.
Brisbee, J.
Gaspyre, S. A.
Gammersly, G. W.
Corse, Capt. 
Connor, E.
Gibb, Daniel and wife
Darnell, Mrs. H. and two children
Sellic, Mrs. and infant
Johnson, Miss
Sow, B.F., wife, three children and nurse
Coolidge, J. A., lady and child
Halleck, J. Y.
Delarard, Mrs. and child
Turnball, Mrs.
Coy, F.
Coy, Mrs.
Hull, Mrs. and three children
Chapman, Mrs. S. and three children
Hughs, G.W.
Schroder, Miss N. and three children
Johns, J.
Nathan, L.
Skinner, P.
McDonald, G. A.
Roden, Miss E.
Shouberg, Miss E.
Bradford, Mrs. S. B. and infant
Smith, J. H.
Sanza, Don Custodio
Robertson, Mrs. R.S. and child
Sisenberg, Miss
Adair, Miss E.
Lees, L.
Jewell, Mr., two ladies and boy
Spink, R. B.
Williams, B.
Culver, Mrs. and child
Gray, A.
Reed, G.
Holsman, B. E.
Robinson, J. B.
Flood, M. and boy
Flood, W., Jr.
Good, Alice
Good, Mary
Griffin, H.
Colson, Mrs. E. and child
Sininger, Mrs. and three children
Smith, H.
McKenzie, G. L.
Pearson, P. T.
Flood, H.
Buckley, H.A.
Broadford, J.
Gardner, Mrs. S. A.
Watson, D.
Cousens, C. M.
Gibbs, P. C.
Maxwill, J.
Smith, J. J.
Davenport, D. P.
Hayland, M., wife and two infants
Powell, L.
McCormick, J., wife and three children
Gardner, S.
Fronk, G.
Palmer, J. C.
Fronk, Mrs. and two children
Fronk, Miss
Crocker, M. B.
Wasson, W. A.
Chase, H. M.
Chamberlin, W. D. 
and 508 unidentified in steerage

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