My great-grandfather, Michael Schipp, emigrated from Prussian Poland in 1884. He traveled steerage class on the SS Westphalia. He arrived in
New York, , and traveled to Castle
Garden with a probable stop in St.
Paul, Minnesota Chicago. Here is an image if the Hamburg
passenger departure manifest.
Michael’s wife, Elizabeth, followed in 1887 with their five children. Apparently Michael was doing well enough to pay for a second class cabin for his family’s voyage on SS Saale landing at
York’s . Castle
In my experience, German departure manifests contain more information than U.S arrival manifests.
My video story of Michael and Elizabeth in Poland can be found at Michael and Elizabeth Schipp in Prussian Poland
Images from Ancestry.com