Monday, January 9, 2012

SS Noordland Partial Manifest
Sailing from Antwerp, Belgium
Arriving Port of New York, 19 May 1887
[Source:  Ancestry]
Line 113 - D. F. J. Doumont, age 34, male, Coalminer, from Belgium, Nationality - Belgian, Going to Midway, 4 pieces of luggage, Forward Deck Level 2, Starting from Caumont [?].  Listed with him is Rosine Doumont, age 29; Marie Doumont, age 11; and J. D. Doumont, male, age infant. 

After J. D. Doumont, a Marie Granmoth, age 64, housekeeper, from Belgium, Nationality - Belgian, Going to Midway, no luggage listed, Afterdeck Level 3, Started from Grand Sus [?].  Is Marie related to Desire and Rosine's family?

Listed on Lines 107 and 108 are Jules J Gilles, age 25, coalminer, and Juliette Gilles, age 20.  Then, Emi Doumont, male, age 24, Georlette Cath, female, age 22, Clem Doumont, male, age 2, and Florastina Doumont, female, age 9/12, follow on Lines 109-112.

I believe, but do not have proof, that Juliette Gilles and possibly Emi Doumont are siblings to Desire Doumont.  In 1901, Desire Doumont and Juliette Gille arrived at Ellis Island, New York after sailing from Antwerp, Belgium.  Both were noted on the manifest as "Citizen Discharged on Pier" and from Midway, Pennsylvania.

SS Noordland
[Source:  Ancestry]

This steamship was built by Laird Bros. of Birkenhead for Red Star Line. She weighed 5,212 gross tons, had a length of 400 feet and a beam of 47 feet, one funnel, four masts, and a single screw. Her service speed was 13 knots. There was accommodation for 63 first-class, 56 second-class, and 500 third-class (steerage) passengers.
Launched on 11 January 1883, she began her maiden voyage on 29 March 1884, sailing from Antwerp, Belgium to New York City. She began her last sailing on this service on 9 March 1901. She was then chartered to the American Line, with accommodations altered to carry 160 second-class and 500 third-class passengers. She began sailing a Liverpool-Philadelphia route in April 1901. Beginning on 28 March 1906, she made two round-trip voyages on the old Antwerp-New York route, then resumed service between Liverpool and Philadelphia. She made her last voyage in this service in 1908, and was scrapped later the same year.

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