Steamboat Workers in 1860 Census
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Steamboat-Related Workers in the 1860 St. Louis Census

In 1973, society members, Herman Radloff and Alexander Coyle, wrote a pamphlet called Your Ancestor a River Captain? We sold the pamphlet for many years before we decided to take a closer look at its contents. Because of the increased accessibility of information in 2011, StLGS publications director, Ilene Murray, thought we could add to what had been originally printed to create a more useful publication. The result was so much data that we outgrew a paper format and chose to disseminate the new information in a series of Quarterly articles and post the thousands of additional names here instead.

The complete article on the 1860 census and its wards is on page 49 of the summer 2012 issue of the Quarterly.

The Radloff/Coyle steamship booklet contains partial data from some waterfront wards in the 1860 census. Additional research in 2011 revealed that all the wards had access to the waterfront; hence, there were many more names. Here, then, is an expanded list of river-related workers listed in the City of St. Louis. (For the sake of clarity, all spelling variations on the occupations have been standardized; names have been transcribed as spelled on the census, minus accent marks and umlauts.) As in all cases of good genealogical research, if you find something here, be sure to go back to look at the original.

Steamboat-Related Workers in the 1860 St. Louis Census

Showing records 1 to 50 of 2496.

NameAgeWardOccupation
Abbot, Delot F. 58 10 ship carpenter
Abbott, Jerry 25 8 steamboat hand
Able, Dan 40 8 steamboat captain
Able, William 25 4 river man
Adams, George 28 4 river man
Adams, John 36 9 steamboat man
Adams, Norman 34 2 agent for steamboats
Adley, John 30 9 steamboat man
Ager, Wm. 30 8 steamboat hand
Ahlert, William 35 3 steamboat fireman
Alberson, Albert 36 9 steamboat man
Alexander, Francis 50 4 river man
Allen, Boone 27 8 steamboat engineer
Allen, Jas. 32 8 pilot
Allen, Wm. 24 5 deckhand on steamboat
Almstedt, Henry 43 1 clerk on a boat
Altemyer, Nicholas 28 4 river man
Alter, James 28 3 steamboat captain
Alter, William 32 3 steamboat captain
Althen, Henry G. 26 1 river man
Alton, Henry 39 1 pilot on boat
Anderson, David 26 9 pilot
Anderson, Henry 25 3 steamboat man
Anderson, Jefferson 30 3 steamboat man
Anderson, John 28 10 ship carpenter
Anderson, Sam'l E. 32 7 steamboat agent
Anderson, Thos. 35 9 river pilot
Andrew, Wm. 49 9 ship carpenter
Angeli, George 28 3 steamboat man
Anhauser, Peter 38 2 unloading steamboats
Anton, Nicholas 27 3 steamboat man
Appelberg, James 34 1 river man
Appelberg, William 45 1 river man
Applegate, Jos. 21 9 barkeeper on river
Armstrong, Frank 26 9 steamboat man
Armstrong, Jas. 30 9 steamboat man
Armstrong, Jno. 40 9 steamboat man
Arno, Bernard 35 3 river pilot
Arno, Edmond 21 3 river pilot
Arnold, John P. 38 10 pilot
Arnot, Leonard 34 4 river man
Asberry, Luther 31 4 river man
Ashby, Wm. West 27 7 pilot
Atkins, Henry 37 3 ship carpenter
Atkinson, Jack 30 10 pilot
Atkinson, Jos. 26 8 steamboat hand
Atkinson, Whitefield 32 10 pilot
Atomer, Mich'l 28 9 steamboat man
Austin, William 29 2 ship carpenter

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