Heinrich Hellbusch (b 21 DEC 1829) arrived in Baltimore on May 23, 1887
He was 57 years old, almost 58, when he arrived in the United States.
The passenger list shows he traveled with his wife, "Meta" (Margarethe) listed as age 55, daughter Marie Alvina age 11, son Heinrich, age 31 and his wife Catharina age 24 with two of their children, Johann age 4, Heinrich age 9 months (b. 14 JUL 1886)
Information about this ship located at the following web site:
SS STRASSBURG, built in 1872 by Caird & Co., Greenock. 3,025 tons; 106,67 meters (350 feet) long x 11,89 meters (39 feet) broad; straight bow, 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, service speed 10 knots; accommodation for 60 1st-, 120 2nd-, and 900 3rd-class passengers. 24 May 1872, launched for the North German Lloyd New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen-Southampton-New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen-Havre-New Orleans. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 19 September 1883, last voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 1883-1896, mainly to South America. 12 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 round-trip voyages). 125 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. 1896 sold; 1897 scrapped at Genoa [Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 2 (1978), p. 548].Pictured in Michael J. Anuta, Ships of Our Ancestors (Menominee, MI: Ships of Our Ancestors, 1983; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., [1993])p. 317, courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970 [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michael Palmer - 28 July 1997]
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