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Captain Wilhelm Willigerod

Captain Wilhelm Willigerod

WILHELM WILLIGEROD—(NORTH GERMAN LLOYD). From a photograph by Emil Tiedemann, Bremen. GGA Image ID # 12ebfce242

Captain Wilhelm Willigerod, who formerly commanded the Ems, and will control one of the three new steamers which Messrs. John Elder and Co. are constructing, is the oldest of this group of captains, although only forty-seven himself. And he doesn't even look that old. He is a man of a hardy, robust physique.

A Voyage Commanded by Captain Wilhelm Willigerod

1885-06-03 SS Ems

1885-06-03 SS Ems Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Steerage
  • Date of Departure: 3 June 1885
  • Route: Bremen to New York
  • Commander: Captain W. Willigerod


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.