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Minerva from Rotterdam, last from Cowes to Pennsylvania, September 17, 1771

Contributor: Paul North
Contribution Date: 1 February 2001
Source:Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania.

Ship Minerva, Thomas Arnott, Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes. -- 204 passengers -- September 17, 1771.

  • Jacob Wentz
  • Henry Spiess
  • George Miller
  • Gabriel Gascha *
  • Philip Muller
  • Christian Kneber
  • Jacob Beier
  • Peter Hertel *
  • Henrich Schaffer
  • Johann Peter Kuntz
  • Johann Peter Heissler
  • Jacob Weiss *
  • Caspar Osser
  • Conrad Osser
  • Jacob Jung *
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  • John Geo. Noth *
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  • Adam Wagner
  • Michael Waldenaus *
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  • Friederich Hirsch *
  • Valentin Linn
  • Carl Welcker
  • Jacob Welcker
  • Philip Helick
  • Henrich Kurtz
  • Ulrich Kayser
  • Mattheis Engel
  • Andreas Hertziger
  • Friederich Dewald
  • Johannes Bost
  • Jacob Reiff *
  • Christian Gaul
  • Michael Schmidt
  • Jacob Hanhor
  • Anton Glantz
  • Ludwig Stegner
  • Peter Kurtz
  • Jacob Laux
  • David Drexler
  • Petrus Meyer
  • Joh. Peter Lehr
  • Erasmus Busch *
  • Dionisius Busch
  • Henrich Weidlandt
  • Henry Dieterich
  • Joh. Barth. Rohm
  • Johan Daniel Schroder
  • Wilhelm Friederich Seeger
  • Carl Philip Ebert
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  • Georg Jacob Stoltzel
  • Johan Georg Jordy
  • Johan Peter Lutsch
  • Johann Geo. Friederich Scheller
  • Henrich Matterkens *
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  • Johan Henrich Sche
  • Johannes Guntlert
  • Johannes Reinhold
  • Michael Pilerge ?
  • Johann Michael Schmidt
  • Johan Jacob Meder
  • Andreas Hettmansterger
  • Johann Georg Stierle
  • Johann Michael Hoel
  • Friederich Seigmuller
  • Jacob Grunenwaldt
  • Johann Adam Malle
  • Johann Georg Suss
  • Johann Friederich Dorsch
  • Johan Conrad Roth
  • Johann Conrad Schneider
  • Hans Baltzer Peterman *
  • John Henry Peterman *
  • Johann Philip Schenckel
  • Valentin Saslavo Stadecker
  • Theobald Leibrock
  • Philip Jacob May
  • Sebastian Marcker
  • Jacob Kuhlman
  • Adam Molitor
  • Johan Michael Straub
  • Jacob Huthmacher
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  • Joh. Stephan Guck
  • Johan Jost Otterback
  • Joh. Erhardt Rayer
  • Philip Henrich Knapp
  • Philip Conrad Christ
  • Georg Christoph Hebebold

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