SS President Harding Passenger List 28 July 1926


Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 28 July 1926 from New York for Bremen.

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 28 July 1926 from New York for Bremen via Cobh (Queenstown), Plymouth, and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Theodore Van Beek, USNR. Listing includes Seapost Clerks, Summary of Passengers and Crew, and Information for Passengers Section. GGA Image ID # 1eedb85021


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: Theodore Van Beek, U. S. N. R., Commander
  2. Chief Officer: G. C. Stedman
  3. Chief Engineer: J. W. Rakow
  4. Purser: G. J. Ross
  5. Surgeon: Victor Neesen
  6. Chief Steward: J. Nicholas


Seapost Clerks

United States

  1. Mr. H. M. Coffey
  2. Mr. W. C. Fry


  1. Mr. H. Gerdes
  2. Mr. H. Blanke


Cabin Passengers

  1. Mr. A. L. Allan
  2. Prof. C. E. Allen
  3. Miss Hazel Allen
  4. Mr. Joseph S. Altschul
  5. Mrs. Mathina Anderson
  6. Mr. W. D. Bagshaw
  7. Mrs. Bagshaw
  8. Dr. George M. Baker
  9. Mrs. F. W. Barbour
  10. Mrs. W. Barnsley
  11. Mr. J. P. Barstow
  12. Mrs. Barstow
  13. Miss Lucy Bayard
  14. Miss F. Belknap
  15. Mr. Meyer Bernstein
  16. Mrs. Bernstein
  17. Mrs. Edna Shiras Blair
  18. Miss Gertrude Bohem
  19. Mrs. Bertha O. Brehm
  20. Mrs. H. A. Bright
  21. Miss Katherine B. Brown
  22. Dr. O. C. Brysing
  23. Miss Rosa Bunce
  24. Mr. J. V. Bunzl
  25. Mr. Samuel Bürgin
  26. Mrs. Bürgin
  27. Mr. Harry E. Burnham
  28. Miss M. T. Cahill
  29. Miss M. Caskey
  30. Prof. H. B. Chubb
  31. Miss Grace Clemons
  32. Mrs. J. N. Coghlan
  33. Miss Eileen Coghlan
  34. Master John Coghlan
  35. Mrs. G. M. Cokefair
  36. Prof. Kenneth Colegrove
  37. Mr. A. A. Conger
  38. Mrs. Conger
  39. Col. Arthur S. Conklin
  40. Mrs. Conklin
  41. Miss Margaret Conway
  42. Miss Mathilde de Cordoba
  43. Prof. R. F. Cornell
  44. Mrs. Martin Costello
  45. Miss Margaret M. Costello
  46. Mrs. L. W. Cottman
  47. Miss Mary C. Cottman
  48. Dr. Nicholas W. Couseres
  49. Miss K. Cousins
  50. Miss Elizabeth D. Crandell
  51. Miss Edith Crandell
  52. Mrs. Sadie Crocking
  53. Miss Frieda Crocking
  54. Dr. William Dean
  55. Mrs. Dean
  56. Prof. E. D. Dickinson
  57. Mrs. Dickinson
  58. Mrs. C. B. Dickson
  59. Mr. Louis Ditchek
  60. Miss R. Druskin
  61. Prof. C. A. Eagleton
  62. Mrs. Eagleton
  63. Dr. Henry Earnshaw
  64. Mrs. Earnshaw
  65. Miss Grace Eldridge
  66. Prof. Miss G. D. Ellis
  67. Mr. Herman Fath
  68. Prof. Charles G. Fenwick
  69. Prof. P. S. Flippen
  70. Mr. Richard A. Ford
  71. Mrs. Alexander Foster
  72. Miss Miriam Foster
  73. Mrs. F. F. Foye
  74. Mrs. Adolph Friedman
  75. Miss Eleanor Friedman
  76. Miss Frances Friedman
  77. Master Theodore Friedman
  78. Mr. R. C. Gilfillan
  79. Mr. B. H. Lamb
  80. Mrs. Gilfillan
  81. Dr. R. S. Leopold
  82. Mrs. Gilfillan
  83. Mrs. Leopold
  84. Commissioner Chester H. Gleason
  85. Mr. W. R. Leopold
  86. Miss G. H. Leopold
  87. Mrs. Gleason
  88. Miss B. A. Leopold
  89. Mr. Eli Goldstein
  90. Prof. A. J. Liem
  91. Mrs. Goldstein
  92. Miss M. M. Lott
  93. Mr. Edmund Gottesman
  94. Mrs. Mary Loveland
  95. Prof. M. W. Graham
  96. Mrs. Graham
  97. Major Otto W. Gralund
  98. Miss Olga Makowska
  99. Mrs. Gralund
  100. Miss J. Mangan
  101. Mrs. P. J. Grimes
  102. Prof. C. E. Martin
  103. Dr. J. Grossman
  104. Mrs. Julia Martin
  105. Mrs. Grossman
  106. Mrs. H. H. Maynard
  107. Prof. K. F. Guser
  108. Prof. C. C. Maxey
  109. Capt. C. A. McAllister
  110. Mrs. McAllister
  111. Prof. J. E. Harley
  112. Miss McAllister
  113. Mr. H. S. Haskill
  114. Miss Mary McClave
  115. Mr. August von Hassel
  116. Miss Mary McFadden
  117. Mrs. von Hassel
  118. Mr. Michael McNarmara
  119. Rev. Father Thomas Healy
  120. Mr. Jerome Michael
  121. Mrs. Margaret Hedges
  122. Mrs. Jerome Michael
  123. Rev. Clarence E. Hellers
  124. Prof. F. A. Middebush
  125. Prof. C. E. Hill
  126. Mrs. Middebush
  127. Mr. Leon S. Hirsch
  128. Mrs. M. Douglas
  129. Mrs. Hirsch Mildeberger
  130. Dr. Bernard Hohenberg
  131. Mrs. M. A. Mommsen
  132. Mrs. Hohenberg
  133. Mr. Frederick Mommsen
  134. Mrs. Grace Hogan
  135. Miss Martha Moore
  136. Miss Mary Hogan
  137. Prof. H. L. Morris
  138. Mr. Samuel B. Horovitz
  139. Mrs. Ethel Pearl Mott
  140. Mrs. Horovitz
  141. Prof. C. E. Mower
  142. Mrs. Mower
  143. Rev. Father Dennis Murphy
  144. Mr. E. F. Jones
  145. Mrs. Jones
  146. Mrs. J. M. Junkin
  147. Miss Josephine Junkin
  148. Mrs. Albert Nicolovius
  149. Prof. H. C. Nixon
  150. Mrs. Helen Kavanaugh
  151. Miss Shelia O’Connor
  152. Miss Gertrude E. Lachlar
  153. Mr. S. T. O’Kelly
  154. Mr. Frederick Lack
  155. Miss Mabel Olin
  156. Mr. P. J. O’Neill
  157. Mrs. O’Neill
  158. Miss Doreen O’Neill
  159. Master P. J. O’Neill, Jr.
  160. Miss F. L. Patterson
  161. Dr. H. D. Pasachoff
  162. Mr. Zavol Passol
  163. Prof. G. F. Peake
  164. Mr. Alfred J. Peer
  165. Mrs. Peer
  166. Miss Florence Peple
  167. Miss Mary L. Peple
  168. Prof. C. P. Peterson
  169. Mrs. R. H. Pomeroy
  170. Prof. R. B. Potter
  171. Miss Katherine B. Powell
  172. Miss Mary Powell
  173. Prof. H. S. Quigley
  174. Mr. Edmund Quinn
  175. Mrs. Quinn
  176. Mrs. Catherine M. Raymond
  177. Mr. Hugh B. Robinson
  178. Mrs. Robinson
  179. Mr. Hugh M. Robinson
  180. Mr. Frank M. Robinson
  181. Mr. F. W. Rockwell
  182. Mrs. Rockwell
  183. Rev. James Rossiter
  184. Miss H. Rothschild
  185. Prof. F. M. Russell
  186. Prof. G. Rutherford
  187. Mr. Elmer Schroeder
  188. Mrs. Peter Shiras
  189. Mr. Edward J. Sims
  190. Mrs. Sims
  191. Mr. R. A. Smead
  192. Prof. H. W. Smith
  193. Mrs. Smith
  194. Miss M. Solomon
  195. Miss Marjorie Stearns
  196. Mr. F. X. Stegmeyer
  197. Mrs. Stegmeyer
  198. Miss Lillian Sternberg
  199. Miss Alice Sternberg
  200. Dr. Harold A. Stewart
  201. Dr. Henry Stoesser
  202. Mrs. Stoesser
  203. Prof. G. H. Stuart
  204. Prof. D. Taft Mrs. Taft
  205. Miss Edith A. Talbot
  206. Miss Jeanne Theband
  207. Prof. E. D. Thomas
  208. Mrs. E. C. Tinen
  209. Mr. Thomas E. Troland
  210. Mrs. Troland
  211. Col. Frederick W. Van Duyner
  212. Mrs. Frederick Wakeham
  213. Miss Matalie Weed
  214. Dr. Marie Wessels
  215. Mr. Alexander White
  216. Mrs. White
  217. Prof. Howard D. White
  218. Mrs. White
  219. Mrs. Anna Wilkins
  220. Miss Grace Wilson
  221. Mr. John Winkler
  222. Mrs. Winkler
  223. Miss Grace M. Witson
  224. Mr. Michael A. Witzman
  225. Mrs. Witzman
  226. Master Peter Witzman
  227. Miss Marion E. Woodward
  228. Mr. Fred A. Wolf
  229. Mr. Fred M. Wolf
  230. Mrs. Max E. Wormser
  231. Miss Marion Wormser
  232. Miss Helen R. Wormser
  233. Prof. H. F. Wright
  234. Prof. Quincy Wright
  235. Rev. William H. Wrightor


Corrections To Passenger List



  1. Miss Meri Glasel
  2. Mr. Grover Herring
  3. Mr. James Kilbane
  4. Mrs. Anne McNamara
  5. Mr. Charles MacRae
  6. Mr. S.. M. Rinaker
  7. Master S. M. Rinaker
  8. Miss Veronica Roasio
  9. Mr. Abigail Roche
  10. Mr. Jack Sheehan
  11. Major L. C. Trench
  12. Mrs. Trench
  13. Mr. Adolph Wolf


Not On Board

  1. Mrs. Gilfillan
  2. Miss Mary McFadden
  3. Mr. P. J. O’Neill
  4. Mrs. O’Neill
  5. Miss Doreen O’Neill
  6. Master P. J. O’Neill
  7. Mr. Zavol Passol
  8. Rev. James Rossiter
  9. Miss Jeanne Theband



For Read
Mr. A. L. Allan Mr. A. L. Allen
Miss Hazel Allen Miss Hazel K. Allen
Mrs. F. W. Barbur Mrs. F. M. Barbour
Miss Gertrude Bohm Miss Gertrude Cohen
Dr. O. C. Brysing Dr. O. C. Bryning
Mrs. Sadie Crocking Mrs, Sadie Crockin
Miss Freida Crocking Miss Freida Crockin
Mrs. G. M. Cokefair Mrs. Nellie S. Cokefair
Dr. William Dean Dr. W. C. Dean
Mrs. Dean Mrs. Dean
Mr. Lewis Ditchek Mr. Louis Ditchik
Mrs. F. F. Foye Mrs. F. W. Foye
Pros. K. F. Guser Prof. K. F. Geiser
Com. Chester H. Gleason Com. Chester E. Gleason
Mrs. Gleason Mrs. Gleason
Rev. Clarence E. Hellers Rev. Clarence E. Hellens
Mrs. Helen Kavanaugh Miss Helen Kavanaugh
Mr. B. H. Lamb Mr. P. H. Lamb
Prof. A. J. Liem Prof. A. J, Lien
Rev. Father Dennis Murphy Rev. Father Dennis N. Murphy
Mr. Michael McNarmara Mr. Michael McNamara
Mr. Frederick Mommsen Mr. Frederick Monsen
Miss Shelia O’Connor Miss Sheila O’Connor
Prof. R. B. Potter Prof. P. B. Potter
Miss Mary Powell Miss M. A. Powell
Prof. G. F. Peake Prof. J. F. Peake
Mr. F. W. Rockwell Mr. F. J. Rockwell
Mrs. Rockwell Mrs. Rockwell
Prof. D. Taft Prof. D. R. Taft
Mrs. Taft Mrs. Taft
Col. F. W. Van Duyner Col. F. W. Van Duyne
Rev. William H. Whightor Rev. William H. Wrighton
Mr. John Winkler Mr. John Winkel
Mrs. Winkler Mrs. Winhel
Miss Grace M. Witson Miss Grace M. Wilson


Summary On Board

  • 239 Cabin Class Passengers
  • 193 Third Class Passengers
  • 4 Seapost Personnel
  • 231 Commander, Officers and Crew
  • 667 Total souls on Board


Information for Passengers

Hours for Meals are posted at the Chief Steward’s Office on the Steamer

Divine Service Sundays at 10:30 am



Letters, telegrams, etc., for passengers will be brought on board before the passengers land. Passengers should personally ascertain whether there are any letters, telegrams, etc., for them before disembarking, and they are invited to leave their address at the Information Bureau for later dispatches to be redirected and forwarded.

Cables, telegrams, etc., are received at the Information Bureau for dispatch. Cables, telegrams, etc., should be handed in an hour before the arrival at any port of call. ONLY OFFICERS ON DUTY IN THE INFORMATION BUREAU ARE AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT TELEGRAMS, CABLES, ETC., FOR DISPATCH.


On account of unsettled conditions, passengers are advised to carry all packages, principally small parcels and baggage with them to the port of embarkation. There is an incredible delay in forwarding such packages from one country to another.

The customs regulations change frequently and even if duty is prepaid, and the goods shipped grande vitesse, it seems to make little difference— such packages invariably arrive too late at the port of embarkation, causing not alone annoyance, but quite some additional expenses.


The long range wireless equipment permits the vessel communicating with all American and European stations. Rates on application at Information Desk.

Ocean Letters are accepted on board for transmission to a vessel bound in an opposite direction. They will be forwarded to destination by registered mail from first port of call after reception. A charge of $1.20, including postage, is made for twenty words and four cents for each additional word. The maximum Ocean Letter is 100 words.


The United States Lines has provided a safe in the office of the Purser in which passengers may deposit money, jewels, or ornaments for safe keeping. The Lines will not be liable to passengers for the loss of money, jewels, or ornaments not deposited.


The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of money at rates which will be furnished on application. A receipt will be issued covering each exchange transaction.


The United States Lines has placed on board its vessels American Express checks which may be secured from the Purser on application.


Passengers holding transportation orders via any steamship line or any railroad to any part of the world are invited to inquire of the Purser or any of the Lines’ Offices for information regarding them. Every assistance in securing reservations and bookings will be gladly tendered.

Attention is invited to other services now being operated by the United States Shipping Board. The Pursers will negotiate by wireless, without charge, and arrange for bookings, etc., via any of the United States Shipping Board services to all parts of the world.


Passengers who have not arranged for seats at table should apply to the Chief Steward.

Passengers are requested not to smoke in the Dining Saloon and Social Hall.


These may be hired for the voyage on application to the deck steward, rental $1.50 each.


The Surgeon is always at the disposal of those passengers requiring his services. In case of illness originating on board, or after the departure of the steamer, no charge will be made for these services, and such medicines as are prescribed by the Ship’s Surgeon will be furnished without expense to the passengers.

In cases of illness, not originating on board, the Surgeon is permitted to make the following charges:

  • For office visits, $1.00 per visit
  • For stateroom visits, $2.00 per visit, with a maximum charge of $4.00 per day

If passengers consider that the charges made by the Surgeon fot any services as he renders are improper or excessive, they are requested, before paying same, to take up the question with the Commander, and the bill will either be adjusted on a basis that will be satisfactory to the passenger, or withdrawn. The purpose of the United States Lines is to make this service satisfactory to all passengers.


Passengers are requested to secure a receipt on the special form of the United States Lines for any additional passage money or freight paid on board.


On disembarking passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs Offices, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage will be incurred in forwarding any unclaimed baggage. Passengers are requested to pack only steamer trunks for their staterooms, as it is not always possible to put larger trunks in rooms.

It is recommended that passengers insure their baggage, as the Lines’ liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket. Baggage insurance can be arranged at any of the Lines’ offices.

Westbound passengers can arrange with the United States Lines’ offices in Europe for collection of baggage from hotel or residence and have such baggage placed aboard steamers at Southampton or Cherbourg. Arrangements have been made to have baggage stored at Paris or London and placed aboard steamer for passengers embarking at other ports.


Passengers are notified that dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain without considerable delay unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to this Department in London before the dog is taken on board.


On the return trip, you! baggage will be subjected the same inspection on landing in America as on landing abroad. American Citizenship does not permit you to bring dutiable goods into the country without paying duty.

A “declaration** blank will be furnished you aboard the steamer before landing. This must be filled out, listing in detail every article you obtained abroad which you are bringing home. A 25 cent stamp is required to be affixed to the declaration. The stamps are on sale in the Purser’s office. The list is then given the purser’s office.

This list is called your “declaration** and should include all wearing apparel, jewelry and other articles, whether worn or not, carried on your person, in your clothing, or in your baggage. These items must give their cost or value abroad and whether they were bought or given to you. Also jewelry and wearing apparel, taken out of the United States and remodeled abroad, must be listed with the cost of remodeling.

Residents of the U. S. A. are allowed to bring into the United States $ 100 worth of personal effects bought abroad, free of duty, in addition to all wearing apparel taken from the United States on sailing.


This Tax can be recovered by passengers, if same has been paid, provided they inform the U. S. Immigration Inspector on arrival at New York of their intention to leave the United States within sixty days (the time prescribed by U. S. Law), and obtain from him Transit Certificate Form 514.

It is also necessary for this Transit Certificate Form 514 to be handed to the transportation company when completed, in time to allow same to be placed before the Immigration Authorities in Washington within 120 days of passenger’s arrival in the United States.
Unless this regulation is complied with, the Tax cannot be recovered.

Pursers of the United States Lines can book your return passage. Sailing lists, rate sheets, cabin plans and other information will be furnished upon application at the Purser’s Office. Tickets can be secured or deposits to secure reservations can be made. The Purser will procure by radio, without charge to the passenger, reservations or any information necessary.


First and Second class passengers, embarking at Cherbourg, must communicate with the Paris office, United States Lines, 1 Rue Auber, several days before sailing.

Passengers embarking at Southampton must communicate with the London office, United States Lines, 14 Regent St., S. W., several days before sailing.

Passengers of all classes booked outside of Germany should call at the Bremen Office of The United States Lines, An der Weide 43.

Passengers of all classes booked in Germany should call at the office of the Norddeutscher Lloyd, Papenstrasse 5/13.

Second Class passengers coming from Russia, Poland, or Turkey; and Third Class passengers coming from any country East of Germany and Austria, must arrive in Bremen not less than 5 days before sailing day, in order to fulfill the quarantine requirements of the American Public Health Service.


All baggage is examined immediately upon being landed ashore. Trains will meet steamers on arrival at Plymouth. Passengers who have not obtained their European railway tickets are kindly requested to obtain same from the Purser. Special trains are provided when a sufficient number of passengers are booked to London.


In the event of the steamer not being able to land passengers sufficiently early to allow their reaching Paris before the early hours of the following morning, there are at Cherbourg comfortable hotels, which can accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight and travel to Paris during the daytime.

Hand-baggage is carried from the steamer to the tender by the stewards. Passengers are informed that from the time their hand- baggage is on the tender, they alone are responsible for it, and they must see that it is passed through the Customs and placed ,on the special train into their compartment. Hand-baggage is examined at Cherbourg. Trunks are forwarded to Paris, (Gare St. Lazare) where Customs Examination is made. It is necessary for passengers to be present or furnish keys for inspection.

All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender, or left in the Customs, is collected and included with registered baggage for Paris. For such packages there is a charge, Cherbourg to Paris.
Passengers are advised that the United States Lines cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by neglect on the part of passengers not claiming their hand-baggage on the tender.


Special trains are run in connection with the arrival of steamers at Cherbourg when the number of passengers is not less than 100. Otherwise, the Company makes the necessary reservations in special or regular cars on regular trains. Passengers should purchase Cherbourg-Paris Railway tickets from the Purser before leaving the ship.


Passport officers and others will, whenever possible, board the steamer before arrival. Passengers should have their passports stamped; see to the checking of their baggage and obtain railroad tickets to Bremen.

All baggage is examined at Bremerhaven. When all baggage has been placed under initial letters on the pier, passengers will be permitted to land and must show their passport at the gangway. Tickets for inland destination may be obtained at the pier, where baggage may also be re-checked.

When the Customs examination is completed, passengers are required to remain in the waiting room until the Bremen train is ready.

A special train will take the passengers to Bremen without extra charge.

Information concerning railway travel on the Continent may be had free of charge in the LLOYD REISE-BUERO, BREMEN. Bahnhofstrasse 36, where railway tickets may also be purchased at official rates, and money be exchanged.

“Passengers expecting mail at Bremen may call for same at the office of the United States Lines, An der Weide 43, or at the Cabin Department of the North German Lloyd, Papenstrasse 5/13. If passengers will give their European forwarding address to the purser of the ship, any mail which may arrive for them in Bremen will be forwarded.”


Suggestions, complaints or criticisms of service or of personnel should be addressed to the General Manager, United States Lines, 45 Broadway, New York City.


Between New York and London there is a difference in time of five hours, and as the sun rises in the East, as we say, when the ship is going eastward she meets sunlight earlier each day and thus gains time. Exactly how much is computed each day at noon, and the ship’s clocks are immediately set at the correct time for that longitude. On a vessel which makes the crossing in five days the clocks will be set ahead each day approximately an hour; on slower ships, of course, less. Going westward the clock is set back daily in similar fashion.


Latitude means “distance north or south of the equator,” and longitude means distance from the Meridian at Greenwich—near London. Both are recorded in degrees, minutes and seconds. At the Equator a mintue of longitude is equal to a nautical mile, but as the meridians converge after leaving the equator, meeting at the Poles, the size of a degree becomes less. Sailing eastward a ship moves against the revolution of the earth, thus her course makes her gain time, while if she were sailing to the westward with the movement of the earth she would lengthen her time.


All of the steamers operated by the United States Lines are combination freight and passenger ships. They are modern in every respect and some are equipped for carriage of considerable cargo under refrigeration.

The Docks in New York are of recent construction and modern in all equipment, offering facilities for loading direct from cars into steamer, eliminating any hauling, lighterage or transfer by trucks. This is especially advantageous to Western Shippers, and movement of through cargo consignments in carload lots.

Special attention is given to shipments of household goods, automobiles, etc.

FREIGHT DEPARTMENT 45 Broadway, New York


  • LEVIATHAN 59,956
  • AMERICA 22,622
  • REPUBLIC 18,022


Sailing from Pier 4, Hoboken, N. J., and Pier 86, North River, New York City


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