Passenger List for the Ship Appollo, April 28, 1840

On April 28, 1840, the ship Appollo arrived in the port of New Orleans, Louisiana after a voyage from Le Havre in France.  Aboard were 52 passengers bound for the United States, most of them immigrants from France and Germany.  The largest single group on board was five families (24 people) from the neighboring towns of Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes and Herbeuville in the Department of the Meuse (part of the old region of Lorraine) in France.  They were all headed for Darke County, Ohio, located northwest of Cincinnati, near the Ohio-Indiana state line.  There was already a significant French immigrant community in Darke County, many of them from the same region in Lorraine.

Reproduced below is a transcript of the complete handwritten passenger list presented by the ship's captain to port authorities upon the arrival of the ship.  The handwriting is sometimes hard to read, so I made my best guess on some names.  I transcribed the list from Family History Library Film 0200148 which is a copy of the National Archives and Records Administration's microfilm publication "Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1 Feb. 1840 - 29 June 1840."  Beneath the transcript, I have added annotations giving additional information on each of the 24 individuals in the group traveling from Herbeuville and Hannonville to Darke County.


List of Passengers

Report and List of the Passengers taken on board the Ship Appollo of Portsmouth, whereof Moses L. Stricker is Master, burthen 412 tons and /95 ths of a ton, bound from the Port of Havre for New Orleans.

There were 49 steerage passengers and 3 cabin passengers.  The ship arrived at New Orleans on April 28, 1840.


 
 
NAMES
AGE
SEX
COUNTRY
to which they severally belong
COUNTRY
of which they intend to become inhabitants
Appolomar Unmussig
28
M
Bade
Farmer
Jean Couchot
45
"
France
USA
Marie
42
F
"
"
Francois
13
M
"
"
Joseph
9
"
"
"
Nicolas
7
"
"
"
Marie
4
"
"
"
Ant. Humbert
30
"
"
"
Marg.
27
F
"
"
Marie
4
"
"
"
Augustin
1
M
"
"
Jean Aubry
38
"
"
"
Martine
40
F
"
"
Etienne
10
M
"
"
Marie
4
F
"
"
Auguste
6
M
"
"
Joseph Ayet
35
"
"
"
Lucie
34
F
"
"
Sebastian
12
M
"
"
Christophe
10
"
"
"
Nicolas
6
"
"
"
Rose
4
F
"
"
Marie
1
"
"
"
Pierre Toutcheur
55
M
"
"
Marie
26
F
"
"
Girard Mougeville
21
M
"
"
Marg.
22
F
"
"
Delphine Guillon
26
"
"
"
Franc.Poullard
23
M
"
"
Franc. Cheray
42
"
"
"
Rose
37
F
"
"
Elizabeth Meyer
29
"
"
"
Victor Cheray
17
M
"
"
Charles Petitfils
31
"
"
"
Philippe Simon
27
"
Baviere
"
Jacob Feintkel
29
"
"
"
Jean Pemelle
30
"
France
"
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Jacq. Frey
31
M
France
USA
Marg. Kling
36
F
"
"
Louisa Reeb
25
F
"
"
Christ. Decker
24
M
"
"
Louis Kling
24
"
"
"
Carl Faust
23
"
Baviere
"
E Dilkelm
29
"
"
"
Casp. Buckner
20
"
"
"
Lucas Metzger
21
"
Bade
"
Cath. Groesch
18
F
"
"
James Grant
60
M
England
"
George Taylor
60
"
do
"
M. Gurrineau
33
"
France
"
P. Bron
19
"
USA
"
Herbelet
33
"
France
"
Anuile Cheray
5
F
"
"

Annotations added by William H. McNitt

These annotations are based on vital records transcriptions published in French Ancestors newsletter (published by Marianne Doyle, 2923 Tara Trail, Beavercreek, Ohio, 45434-6252).  In a few cases I have conducted additional research of my own in the Hannonville records available through LDS Family History Libraries as Film 1228317.

Jean Francois Couchot was born on 25 October 1794 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Joseph Couchot and Margaret Mailly.  He married Marie Anne Benoit on 1 May 1815 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes.  He died on 2 February 1878 in Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery at Frenchtown, Darke County.  Fellow passengers Marguerite and Gerard Mougeville were his daughter and son-in-law.  His grandmother was a Humbert, so he may have been distantly related to fellow passenger Antoine Humbert.  View Jean Francois Couchot and some of his family in the 1850 census of York Township, Darke County on page 467A (Family 33 - his name is listed as John Francis Cushau).

Marie Anne Benoit was born on 18 September 1797 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Jean Nicolas Benoit and Marie Marguerite Jacquot.  She married Jean Francois Couchot on 1 May 1815 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes.  She died on 24 April 1857 in Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery at Frenchtown, Darke County without a tombstone.  She was a first cousin of fellow passenger Martine Aubry as her father and Martine's mother were brother and sister.  Fellow passengers Marguerite and Gerard Mougeville were her daughter and son-in-law.

Jean Francois Couchot was born on 28 March 1824 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Francois Couchot and Marie Anne Benoit.  He died 30 April 1873 at Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery at Frenchtown, Darke County.

Joseph Couchot was born on 30 June 1826 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Francois Couchot and Marie Anne Benoit.  He died 18 December 1904 at Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery at Frenchtown, Darke County.  View Joseph Couchot in the 1850 census of Wayne Township, Darke County on page 305B (Family 49).

Nicolas Couchot was born on 15 May 1831 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Francois Couchot and Marie Anne Benoit.  He died 24 December 1898 at Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in St. Valbert's Cemetery at Wayne Township, Darke County.

Marie Marguerite Couchot was born on 13 May 1834 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Jean Francois Couchot and Marie Anne Benoit.

Antoine Humbert was born on 3 April 1806 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Christophe Humbert and Ann Le Lorrain. He married Marguerite Daudier on 11 September 1832 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes.

Marguerite Daudier was born on 23 April 1813 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Francois Daudier and Marguerite Charles.  She married Antoine Humbert on 11 September 1832 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes.  Is she the Maria Humbert who died Jan. 20, 1861 at Darke County, OH at he age of 50, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery at Frenchtown, Darke County without a tombstone?  Her grandmother was a Mougeville, so she may have been related to fellow passenger Gerard Mougeville.

Marie Humbert was born on 17 March 1836 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Antoine Humbert and Marguerite Daudier.

Antoine Humbert was born on 20 June 1839 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Antoine Humbert and Marguerite Daudier.

Jean Francois Aubry was born on 8 March 1802 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France, and was the son of Nicolas Aubry and Anne Catherine Colnard.  He married Anne Martine Drouot on 19 November 1827 at Herbeuville.  He died on 26 April 1873 at Wabash Township, Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Darke County.  His sister Franoise married a Joseph Couchot, who may have been a distant relative of fellow passenger Jean Francois Couchot.  View Jean Francois Aubry and his family in the 1850 census of York Township, Darke County on page 470B (Family 84 - the census taker either had problems understanding them or got the information from one of their English-speaking neighbors.  The surname is shown as Overly and the first names of two family members are incorrect, but the ages are about right).

Anne Martine Drouot was born on 13 November 1798 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Jean Nicolas Drouot and Firmine Benoit.   She married Jean Francois Aubry on 19 November 1827 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France.  She died on 3 October 1872 at Wabash Township, Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Darke County.  She was a first cousin of fellow passenger Marie Couchot as her mother and Marie's father were brother and sister.

Etienne Aubry was born on 20 October 1828 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Francois Aubry and Anne Martine Drouot.  In the USA, he became known as Stephen Obry and all of his descendants used that spelling of the surname.  He married Anne Marie Francoise Grillot (known in the USA as Frances) on 22 January 1853 at Darke County, Ohio.  He died on 10 June 1858 at Wabash Township, Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Darke County.

Marie Anne Aubry was born on 17 June 1834 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Jean Francois Aubry and Anne Martine Drouot.  She married Jean Nicolas Grillot on 11 January 1853 at Darke County, Ohio.  She died on 28 January 1898 at Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in St. Louis Cemetery, Wabash Township, Darke County.

Auguste Aubry was born on 19 August 1839 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Francois Aubry and Anne Martine Drouot.  I have not found any information about him in Darke County records, so he may have died young.

Joseph Ayet was born on 20 July 1804 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Nicolas Ayet and Marguerite Pigeard.  He married Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy on 2 June 1824 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France.  View Joseph Ayet and his family in the 1850 census of York Township, Darke County on page 467A (Family 34).

Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy was born on 25 February 1805 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Andre Barthelemy and Barbe Warin.  She married Joseph Ayet on 2 June 1824 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France.  She died on 2 August 1862 at Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Darke County.

Sebastien Ayet was born on 18 April 1825 at Herbeuville, Meuse, France, and was the son of Joseph Ayet and Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy.

Christophe Pulchrone Celestin Ayet was born on 17 February 1827 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Joseph Ayet and Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy.

Marguerite Rose Ayet was born on 21 July 1835 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Joseph Ayet and Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy.

Nicolas Ayet was born on 2 June 1837 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Joseph Ayet and Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy.  He died on 15 April 1873 in Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Darke County.  His gravestone shows that he was a member of the GAR, indicating service in the Civil War.

Marie Anne Ayet was born on 24 May 1839 at Combres-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Joseph Ayet and Jeanne Lucie Barthelemy.

Pierre Toutecheur was christened on 3 March 1785 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Antoine Toutecheur and Nicolle Biron.  He married Marie Anne Humbert on 12 June 1809 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France.  Could she have been related to the Humberts who traveled on the Apollo?  I have not found the Toutecheur family in any Ohio records.  Where did they settle?

Gerard Mougeville was born on 28 December 1818 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the son of Jean Nicolas Mougeville and Ursulle Montignon.  He married Marguerite Couchot on 27 January 1840 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes.  He died on 3 August 1877 at Darke County, Ohio, and was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Frenchtown, Darke County. View Gerard Mougeville and his family in the 1850 census of York Township, Darke County on page 468B (Family 58 - the surname is listed as Moorville).

Marguerite Couchot was born on 18 March 1818 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes, Meuse, France, and was the daughter of Jean Francois Couchot and Marie Anne Benoit.  She married Gerard Mougeville on 27 January 1840 at Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes.  She died on April 9, 1857 at Darke County, Ohio, and is buried in Holy Family Cemetery at Frenchtown, Darke County without a tombstone.  Her parents were fellow passengers on the Appollo.


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