The following SHUMAN names are taken from the book A COLLECTION of upwards of THIRTY THOUSAND NAMES of GERMAN, SWISS, DUTCH, FRENCH and other IMMIGRANTS in PENNSYLVANIA from 1727 to 1776... by Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, reprint of the second revised edition with an added index, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., (no date).
In some cases, the book contains both the original German text along with the translation, but not the actual signatures. The passenger's names are given as they were spelled in the source's compilation. All of these immigrants arrived at the Philadelphia port. This information was collected by Bruce A. Shuman.
Date of Arrival Ship's Name Ship's Captain Passenger's Name 4 September, 1728 Albany Lazarus Oxman Philip Shöman 25 September, 1732 Loyal Judith Robert Turpin Johan Shuman 19 September, 1738 The Thistle John Wilson Joh. Jacob Schuhmann 27 September, 1740 Lydia James Allen Arnold Schuman 27 September, 1740 Lydia James Allen Johan Peter Schuman 14 September, 1749 Two Brothers Thomas Arnot Johan Peter Schuman* 15 September, 1749 Edinburgh James Russel Stofel (Christofel?)
15 September, 1749 Phoenix John Mason John Matheas Shöman 19 September, 1749 Patience Hugh Steel Hans Georg Schuhmann 26 September, 1749 Ranier Henry Browning Joh. Peter Scharmann 13 August, 1750 Edinburgh James Russel Johan Henry Shöman 12 September, 1750 Priscilla William Wilson Johannes Schuman 27 September, 1752 Anderson Hugh Campbell Wilhelm Friedrich
29 September, 1753 Snow Rowand Arthur Tran Philip Schuman 14 September, 1754 Barclay John Brown Johannes Schuman 30 September, 1754 Neptune ---- Ware Johannes Schuman 27 October, 1764 Hero Ralph Forster Johann Schuman 27 October, 1764 Hero Ralph Forster Rudolph Schuman 16 October, 1772 Crawford Charles Smith George Shuman** 21 June, 1774 Nancy (Brigantine) Thomas Armstrong Herman Schuman
*could the same Peter Schuman have arrived a second time, or is this a different man?
**could Hans Georg have returned to Europe and arrived a second time?
The following observations are of interest:
Passenger ships, at this time in history, typically arrived in the fall of the year (perhaps to coincide with harvest time, perhaps due to weather patterns or political constraints), and with the exception of 1749, not more than two SHUMANs arrived in any single year. The one apparent exception to the fall arrivals seems to be the Nancy, but this was found to be a military ship carrying only the one passenger.
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