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08-12-2009, 12:09 PM
How would I locate ships passenger records for Willhelm Willer?


08-12-2009, 11:23 PM
Do you know when and where he went?

You may be able to find him in the arrival records rather than the departure records.

09-12-2009, 1:41 PM
I have been looking through my work, Reams and Reams......The earliest I have wilhelm is in 1861, living with a Mary A whitbel/ Whitebelt at 13 Ship Alley, it states William as being born In Germany, and he was 24 in 1861.


09-12-2009, 4:52 PM
Just to provide a starting point ...

1861 census (record held by TNA, crown copyright)
RG9; Piece: 277; Folio: 139; Page: 2
13 Ship Alley, St George in the East, Middlesex
Mary A. WHITWELL* Head (Widow) Widow 47 Chairwoman St Geo. E. Middlesex
Thos WHITWELL Son Un 9 Scholar St Geo. E. Middlesex
John WHITWELL Son Un 5 Scholar St Geo. E. Middlesex
William WILLER Son Mar 24 Sugar Baker Germany
Mary A. WILLER Daur Mar 22 St Geo. E. Middlesex
William WILLER Son Un 3 mo St Geo. E. Middlesex
Ellen FITZGERALD Visitor Un 21 Housemaid St Geo. E. Middlesex

(* could be WHITNELL)

and from Ancestry's London Marriages database:

Christ Church, Spitalfields
14 October 1860
William WELLER, 21, Bachelor, Carpenter, 6 Fashion Street. Father - Christian Weller, Carpenter
Mary Ann WHITNELL, 22, Spinster, 6 Fashion Street. Father - Joseph Whitnell, Sailor
after banns, both spouses made their mark
Witnesses - W. H. Wright, Rebecca *oy [hard to read :(]

A mismatch of spellings and occupations, but it could perhaps be the same family?

How would I locate ships passenger records for Willhelm Willer?
Unfortunately there are no incoming passenger lists for this date. But if this is the right family you now have a possible father for William/Wilhelm. Perhaps you can take this further?


11-12-2009, 1:07 PM
Hi All,

Yes that is what I have for him too, I have gone forward with Willhelm but Would not know how to go back further, as most German sites only write in German. Would love to go back, any suugestions?


11-12-2009, 1:11 PM
Maybe the Anglo-German Family History Society would be able to help.

agfhs.org.uk/ - put www. in front :)