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Date/Cause of Death Code on Manifest

Date/Cause of Death Code on Manifest

Posted: 15 Aug 2011 4:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klobus
Does anyone know the translation of the code 6-2? It is listed as the date and cause of death on an 1892 passenger manifest. The name of the ship was Dania and it sailed from Hamburg to NY. It's arrival date was 1/23/1892 and the name of the passenger was Wilhelm Klobus age 39.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Date/Cause of Death Code on Manifest

Posted: 15 Aug 2011 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your man did not die on the ship.

That column was used by immigration officials to tally the number of male and female passengers by nationality on a given page.

For example, on the page you reference, the numbers in that column are:
5-6, meaning 11 Poles, 5 male, 6 female
3-2 meaning 5 Bohemians, 3 male, 2 female
2-1 meaning 3 Austrians, 2 male, 1 female
2-2 meaning 4 Roumaniana, 2 male, 2 female
3-3 meaning 6 Hungarians, 3 male, 3 female
6-2 meaning 8 Prossians, 6 male,2 female
11-6 meaning 17 Russians, 11 male, 6 female

These match the total tally on the left of 54 passengers, 32 male, 22 female.
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