SS President Harding Passenger List - 8 September 1926

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 8 September 1926 from Bremen to New York.

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 8 September 1926 from Bremen to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Cobh (Queenstown), Commanded by Captain Theodore Van Beek, U.S.N.R.F. GGA Image ID # 1eeef0c298


Senior Officers and Staff

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


Seapost Clerks

United States

  1. Mr. William Haase
  2. Mr. Robert G. Weaver


  1. Mr. L. Kuck
  2. Mr. H. Wulf

List of Cabin Passengers

  1. Miss Julia Allen
  2. Miss Mary Anderson
  3. Mr. G. B. L. Arner
  4. Mrs. Marianna Aronheim
  5. Miss Beatrice Aronson
  6. Miss Mildred Baird
  7. Miss Vinona Beal
  8. Miss Fannie Beal
  9. Miss Ethel Benz
  10. Mrs. Sara F. Bloch
  11. Mr. Irving Bloch
  12. Mrs. Anna Blochert
  13. Mr. Joseph Bloodgood
  14. Mrs. Bloodgood
  15. Mr. Joseph Bloodgood Jr.
  16. Miss Winfred Bloodgood
  17. Miss Elsie W. Bond
  18. Miss Marion C. Bond
  19. Miss Mollie Brenner
  20. Miss Mary Gladys Brown
  21. Miss Janie Rice Brown
  22. Mr. Richard Buhlig
  23. Miss Anna Bushnell
  24. Mr. S. J. Burgoyne
  25. Mrs. Burgoyne
  26. Miss Florence Burtnett
  27. Mother M. Joseph Butler
  28. Mrs. Thomas J. Byrne
  29. Miss Jean Campbell
  30. Miss Elizabeth Carey
  31. Miss Frances Cheney
  32. Lt. Cmdr. Lewis P. Clephane
  33. Mrs. Clephane
  34. Mr, Joseph G. Coleman Jr.
  35. Mrs. Coleman
  36. Miss Agnes Coleman
  37. Miss Leonora Coleman
  38. Mr. D. M. Compton
  39. Mrs. Compton
  40. Master Richard M. Compton
  41. Master Gale W. Compton
  42. Master Charles E. Compton
  43. Miss Mary Conway
  44. Miss Mabel Cotterell
  45. Dr. Robert L. Cowles
  46. Mrs. Jennie G. Cramer
  47. Mrs. E. M. Crane
  48. Miss Dorothy Crane
  49. Mr. J. P. W. Crawford
  50. Mrs. Crawford
  51. Miss Harriet Crawford
  52. Mr. H. B. Clarke
  53. Mr. C. T. Contos
  54. Mr. Thornton Coolidge
  55. Rev. Thomas Michael Cullen
  56. Mrs. Walter Dalsimer
  57. Miss Jean Davis
  58. Miss Mary Degnon
  59. Mr. John Dingfelder
  60. Mrs. Dingfelder
  61. Mrs. S. Dillenberg
  62. Miss Gladys Dillenberg
  63. Miss Margaret Donahue
  64. Miss Agnes Dreher
  65. Mrs. Glen Edgerton
  66. Miss Diana Edgerton
  67. Dr. Adolph E. Eichhorn
  68. Mrs. Eichhorn
  69. Mr. Erwin Eichhorn
  70. Dr. Augustus A. Eshner
  71. Mrs. Eshner
  72. Miss Juliet F. Eshner
  73. Mr. Christian J. Fauth
  74. Mrs. Fauth
  75. Master Richard M. Fauth
  76. Miss Phylis Fenn
  77. Madame Zelie Fernay
  78. Dr. M. Filiurin
  79. Mrs. E. R. Fiske
  80. Miss Kathryn Fiske
  81. Mr. Edward Fiske
  82. Mrs. Flora Fried
  83. Miss D. Maud Frye
  84. Professor Kemper Fullerton
  85. Mrs. Fullerton
  86. Mr. Spencer Fullerton
  87. Miss Kathleen Fullerton
  88. Miss Diana H. Gelling
  89. Mother M. Gerard
  90. Mr. Chester H. Gleason
  91. Mrs. Gleason
  92. Mrs. E. D. Gluckman
  93. Mr. Wtadjstaw Gorczynski
  94. Mrs. Diana Grim
  95. Mr. John Griswold
  96. Mr. Augustin Griswold
  97. Mr. Herbert Groesbeck
  98. Mrs. Groesbeck
  99. Mr. A. Grossman
  100. Mrs. Grossman
  101. Miss Lolita Grossman
  102. Mr. Philip W. Haberman, Jr.
  103. Dr. J. Halpern Mrs. Halpern
  104. Mrs. Harry T. Hall
  105. Master Theodore Hall
  106. Miss Frances Hall
  107. Mr. Guido J. Hansen
  108. Mrs. Hansen
  109. Mr. Theodore Hansen
  110. Miss V. Hargraves
  111. Mr. Edwin D. Hardin
  112. Mrs. Hardin
  113. Mrs. Etta J. Hendrick
  114. Miss Louise Hessin
  115. Mrs. Julius Hirsh
  116. Dr. Lynn Harold Hough
  117. Mrs. Hough
  118. Miss Maud Huttman
  119. Miss Clara Humbert
  120. Mr. E. W. Hunius
  121. Miss Catherine Hudson
  122. Mrs. Hunter
  123. Miss Elizabeth L. Ives
  124. Mr. Anton Janota
  125. Mrs. Janota
  126. Miss Helen Janota
  127. Miss Alice Janota
  128. Miss Sarah F. Jones
  129. Miss Gerdken Kaptein
  130. Mrs. Carrie Katzenberg
  131. Mr. Ellingwood W. Kay
  132. Prof. James M. Kieran
  133. Mrs. Kieran
  134. Mr. Theodore Kluth
  135. Mrs. Philip A. Knowlton
  136. Mr. J. J. Lamb
  137. Dr. Charles Lebolt
  138. Mrs. Lebolt
  139. Mr. J. F. Lee
  140. Mr. Herman Levy
  141. Mrs. Levy
  142. Miss May Levy
  143. Mrs. Etta Lindeman
  144. Miss Katherine M. Long
  145. Mr. Douglas Loree
  146. Mrs. Loree
  147. Miss Claire Lutz
  148. Dr. Richard Lynch
  149. Miss Susan Louise Mandel
  150. Prof. Peter Vincent Masterson
  151. Dr. E. B. Mathews
  152. Mrs. Mathews
  153. Miss Margaret Mathews
  154. Mr. E. Mayer
  155. Mr. F. U. McBride
  156. Mr. J. J. McDonnell
  157. Mrs. Emily T. Merrill
  158. Mr. Karl Messenger
  159. Mrs. Messenger
  160. Miss Wilfrida Messenger
  161. Mrs. Lucille Michel
  162. Miss Julia Michel
  163. Master Norman Michel
  164. Mrs. Beatrice Mintz
  165. Prof. R. M. Mitchell
  166. Mrs. Mitchell
  167. Miss Jean Moses
  168. Mr. Henry C. Mulligan
  169. Mrs. Mulligan
  170. Miss Ruth Mulligan
  171. Mr. W. D. Murray
  172. Mrs. Murray
  173. Mrs. P. H. Myers
  174. Miss Jane Myers
  175. Miss Betty Myers
  176. Miss Flora B. Myers
  177. Miss Mildred Owen
  178. Mrs. Nellie E. Paul
  179. Miss Rose J. Peebles
  180. Mrs. H. Perloff
  181. Miss Elizabeth Persons
  182. Mrs. E. L. Peterson
  183. Mr. Theodore Plummer
  184. Miss Harriet Rigney
  185. Dr. Walter Roberts
  186. Mrs. Roberts
  187. Mr. Gilbert W. Roberts
  188. Miss Anna S. Roberts
  189. Mrs. Lydia W. Roberts
  190. Miss Margaret Roberts
  191. Miss Mira Bell Schilling
  192. Miss Therese Schoenborn
  193. Mrs. Charles C. Schoneman
  194. Mrs. Mary Schuenmann
  195. Mrs. Edith Schwarz
  196. Miss Helen Schwarz
  197. Miss Sadie Schwarz
  198. Miss Jellis Me Creagh
  199. Scott Miss Mary Seiders
  200. Mr. Henry Bill Selden
  201. Mrs. Selden
  202. Miss A. M Shallcross
  203. Miss Grace Shepherd
  204. Mrs. Ruth Silverman
  205. Mr. Joseph T. Singewald Jr.
  206. Rev. William Smith
  207. Mrs. Smith
  208. Mr. Ivan George Smith
  209. Miss Betty Smith
  210. Miss A. H. Snyder
  211. Dr. Harry A. Solomon
  212. Mrs. Solomon
  213. Mrs. Nina Spark
  214. Miss Annie Spark
  215. Master Daniel Spark
  216. Miss Frances Spence
  217. Mr. Raymond A. Sterrett
  218. Mr. F. C. Stadelhofer
  219. Mrs. Stadelhofer
  220. Miss Bertha Stadelhofer
  221. Mr. Stuart C. Stetson
  222. Miss Caroline Strouse
  223. Miss Margaret Sutherland
  224. Miss Ann Taggart
  225. Mrs. Horace H. Thayer Jr.
  226. Miss Barbara Thayer
  227. Miss Lily R. Taylor
  228. Mrs. J. M. Taylor
  229. Miss Elizabeth Taylor
  230. Mr. David S. Thomas
  231. Mrs. Thomas
  232. Miss Louise Thompson
  233. Mrs. Fred Trebitsch
  234. Miss Annette Trebitsch
  235. Dr. Lester J. Unger
  236. Mrs. Unger
  237. Master Roger H. Unger
  238. Rev. John F. Walsh
  239. Mrs. Rosa Warshow
  240. Mr. Gustavus Weiler
  241. Mrs. Weiler
  242. Mr. Richard Weiler
  243. Mr. Mason B. Wells
  244. Mr. H. Cady Wells
  245. Mr. C. F. Westerfeld
  246. Miss Bessie Whitford
  247. Mr. A. Frank Wickes
  248. Mrs. Wickes
  249. Dr. Seymour Wimpfheiner
  250. Mr. Frederic Winston
  251. Mr. Moritz Wolff
  252. Mrs. Wolff
  253. Miss Alice Wolff
  254. Mr. Harry A. Woodruff
  255. Mrs. C. H. Woodruff
  256. Miss Helen Woodruff
  257. Miss Laura Wyatt

To Southampton:

  1. Rev. George Stone Alcock
  2. Mrs. Alcock
  3. Mr. Wilhelm Dreier
  4. Miss Mariska von Klenze
  5. Mr. Friedrich Kuhlenkampff
  6. Mr. Federico Pfingsthorn
  7. Mrs. Pfingsthorn
  8. Prince Friedrich Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe
  9. Mrs. A. Wohlwill
  10. Miss Wohlwill

To Cherbourg:

  1. Hon Frederick M. Davenport Member of Congress
  2. Mr. Frederick M. Davenport Jr.

To Queenstown:

  1. Mr. H. M. Dockrell
  2. Mr. Franz Schreyer


Corrections To Passenger List

Additional Passengers

  1. Mr. P. G. Chiapparelli
  2. Mr. M. Cohn
  3. Mr. W. G. Collins
  4. Mrs. Mathilda Goulder
  5. Miss Bertha Goulder
  6. Mrs. M. Heaton
  7. Mr. C. T. Kontos
  8. Miss Mary Mathews
  9. Miss Katherine Morse
  10. Miss H. A. Meredith
  11. Miss Emily R. Maross
  12. Mr. M. G. O'Connor
  13. Miss C. O'Connor
  14. Rev. P. J. O'Reilly
  15. Rev, Mother M. D. Regan
  16. Mr. D. Sinn
  17. Mrs. R. L. Taylor
  18. Mrs. V. Wagner
  19. Miss H. Wagner
  20. Mr. M. Walsh


Not On Board

  1. Mother M. Joseph Butler
  2. Miss Frances Cheney
  3. Mr. C. T. Contos
  4. Mr. Philip W. Haberman Jr.
  5. Mrs. Emily T. Merrill
  6. Mrs. Nellie E. Paul
  7. Dr. Seymour Wimpfheiner


On Board Summary

  • Cabin Class Passengers: 271
  • Third Class Passengers 363
  • Seapost 4
  • Stowaways 1
  • Commander, Officers and Crew 232
  • Total souls on Board 871


Information For Passengers

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

Divine Service in the Social Hall on Sunday at 10:30 am


This office has been provided for the convenience of Passengers. All inquiries for information should be made at the office.

Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the Lines’ Form for any additional Passage Money or Freight paid on board.


Letters, Cables and Telegrams are received at the Information Bureau for despatch, also all Mails will be distributed there. Cablegrams and Telegrams should be handed in an hour before the arrival at any port of call.

Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before disembarking, as mail for passengers is brought on board by a special courier.

Passengers' Addresses may be left at the Information Bureau in order that any letters sent to the care of the Lines may be forwaded.

None of the ship's staff, other than those on duty in the Information Bureau, is authorized to accept letters, cables or telegrams for despatch.


The long range wireless equipment permits of the vessel communicating with the shore from any point during the trip to or from New York. Passengers desiring to send messages will consult the operator for rates.

Ocean Letters are accepted on board for transmission by Wireless 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,


Passengers should arrange with the Chief Steward for seats at table.


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


Contributions that passengers desire to make at Concerts or on other occasions, should be delivered to the Purser, who will make public announcement of the total amount collected, giving a receipt for the information of all passengers.

The total amount collected will be distributed by the Management of the United States Lines to the following charitable institutions:

  • Seamen’s Charities in New York
  • Seamen’s Charities at terminal ports in Europe at which our steamers call
  • The Actors’ Fund of the United States

No requests for contributions for musicians or other employees on the steamers will be made,


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


The Surgeon is always at the disposal of those passengers requiring his services. In case of illnes 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 state-room visits $2.00 per visit, with a maximum charge of $4.00 per day

If the passengers consider that the charges made by the Surgeon for such 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 be either adjusted to a basis that will be satisfactory to the passenger or withdrawn. The purpose of the United States Lines is to make its service satisfactory to ail passengers.


On disembarking, passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Custom-Office, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage may be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passenger on the railway. 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 bagagge stored at Paris, London or Bremen and placed aboard steamer for passengers embarking at other ports.


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


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 by theft or otherwise, left in baggage in staterooms, or carried on the person.


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


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.

Bookings can also be made through the agencies of the United States Lines in all principal cities of the United States and Canada. Reservations, especially during the Summer months, should be made, if possible, several weeks in advance.


On arrival in New York your baggage will be subject to the same inspection on landing as on landing abroad. American Citizenship does not permit you to bring dutiable goods into the country without paying duty.

A 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 revenue stamp must be affixed to the declaration. Stamps may be purchased from Purser. The list is then given the ship’s purser.

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 United States are allowed to bring into the United States $100.00 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 turned over to the Steamship Line when completed, in time to allow same to be placed before the Immigration Authorities in Washington within 120 days of passenger’# arrival in the United States.

Unless this regulation is complied with, the Tax cannot be recovered,


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


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 minute 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.


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.


Time on board is marked by bells, the ship's bell being sounded in single and double strikes.


Transatlantic steamships follow certain lanes or tracks, unless prevented from so doing by stress of weather, or work of rescue or relief or other unforeseen circumstances. From August 24 to January 14 a vessel going eastward follows the short track, and from January 15 to August 23 the long. Going west the short track is followed from August 15 to January 14; and the long from January 15 to August 14. Following these lanes makes for safety and enables vessels better to meet the exigencies of weather conditions.


It is possible to determine by sound how far distant a passing ship is if she blows her whistle or, in case of a warship, if she fires a gun. If the steam from a vessel's whistle is seen and ten seconds elapse before the sound is heard, she is just 21/10 miles off. If one second elapses, she is distant slightly more than one-fifth of a mile; if five seconds, a little more than one mile; if twenty seconds, 4 1/2 miles.


Formerly the two sides of a ship were called "Starboard” and "larboard”, the two prefixes being derived from old Anglo-Saxon words meaning, respectively "loading” and "rudder”, and the word "board” meaning side. The term "Larboard” has given place to the word "Port”. To "port the helm” carries a vessel to starboard, and to "starboard the helm” carries her to port. The French equivalent for port is "Babord”, and starboard is "tribord”.


Next to the mariner's compass and chart, the barometer is the most important aid to navigation ever invented, Many persons know that a barometer is an instrument for recording changes in the weather, and the student of physics is taught that this is done by measuring the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, A rising barometer denotes the approach of good weather; a falling barometer, the reverse. A sudden fall warns the mariner to be on the lookout for a severe storm. The barometer was invented during the seventeenth century by Torricelli. The ship’s barometer, which is kept in the chart room, is very different from the original device. It traces a barometer chart, recording the atmospheric pressure throughout the voyage.


The surface of the ocean rises and falls twice in a lunar day of about 24 hours and 52 minutes. The tides do not always rise to the same height, but every fortnight after the new and full moon they become much higher than they wer© in the alternate weeks. These high tides are called Spring Tides, and the low ones Neap Tides, The close relation which the times of high water bear to the times of the moon's meridian passage shows that the moon's influence in raising the tides is two and one-half times greater than that of the sun.


By far the most important as well as best known of the great ocean currents derives its name from the Gulf of Mexico, out of which it flows between Cuba and the Bahamas on the one side and the Florida Keys on the other. In its narrowest portion the Gulf Stream is about fifty miles wide, and there it has a velocity at times of as much as five miles an hour.

Flowing in a northeasterly direction along the American coast, its current gradually widens and its velocity diminishes. Reaching the banks of Newfoundland it turns and sweeps across the Atlantic then/ dividing into two portions, it sends one arm down toward the Azores and the coast of Morocco, while the other passes near the shores of the British Isles and on to Norway.

As it emerges from the Gulf of Mexico it has a temperature of 84 degrees in summer, higher than that of the ocean at the equator. Even by the time it has reached mid- Atlantic it has fallen not more than 14 degrees. The effect of the Stream upon the climate of Great Britain and the northwest coast of Europe, 4000 miles away from the Gulf, is to raise the winter temperature about 30 degrees above what would be the normal temperature of those latitudes.



  • LEVIATHAN 59,956
  • AMERICA 21,144
  • REPUBLIC 17,910




The offices of the UNITED STATES LINES in Europe and! in America will make through bookings to the Far East, Australia, India, South Africa and South America. Full information and rates will be cheerfully quoted on application to any of our offices.

The Trans-Pacific Service of the ADMIRAL ORIENTAL LINE from Seattle to Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai, Hongkong, and Manila is specially recommended.

The UNITED STATES LINES are also agents for the PAN-AMERICAN LINE, operating between New York and Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

Carl Schiinemann, Bremen

The very highest quality of service is given on these ships and everything possible is done to assure the comfort of! passengers.


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.

Our Docks 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. or

Prepared 2015-06-11 by Paul K. Gjenvick, MAS, Archivist

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