I am looking for descendants of the American crew member who aboard Steamship Hermann when the ship wrecked in 1869 on the point of Kawazu, JAPAN.
This accident took 205 of 350 Japanese troops and 22 of 80 American crew's life.
This 22 crew's remains are not yet found, and the crew list of this voyage are not yet found for the present.
Now, we started a Project for salvage the ship.
And search their remailns for remember their dead and wish to return their ashes to their descendants for their peace.
If someone knows something about the crew member and or their descendants, please tell me.
Outline of S/S HERMANN
The steamship HERMANN was built for the Ocean Steam Navigation Co by Jacob A. Westervelt & William Mackey, New York, and was launched on 30 September 1847.
21 March 1848, maiden voyage, New York - Halifax (entered in distress, 28 March) - Cowes (arrived 11 April) - Bremen.
1 March 1867, sailed from San Francisco for Yokohama. Since she was still an operational, a rarity in Japanese waters, it was soon considered more profitable to put her to active use, and in 1868 she was placed in coastwise service, from time to time being chartered as a transport by feudal Japanese authorities.
13 February 1869, en route from Yokohama to the Straits of Sangar, wrecked on Point Kawazu, with a loss of 205 of 350 Japanese troops and 22 of 80 American crew aboard.
(Quote from the website "Palmer List of Merchant Vessels")
And you can read an article about this accident in the NewYork Times article archive("Loss of the Steamship Hermann/April 22, 1869").
SS Hermann salvage project