Badenhausen - Captain Edmund Badenhausen (1840-1902)


Badenhausen - Captain Edmund Badenhausen (1840-1902)

Captain Edmund Badenhausen (1840-1902) was master of the Hamburg-American Steamship Line's S.S. Cimbria, chartered by the Russian Navy, when she spent some number of months in Southwest Harbor in 1878.

The S.S. Cimbria, Capt. Edmund Badenhausen, arrived in New York on February 1, 1879, from Hamburg, Germany via Le Havre, France, carrying passengers bound for the United States. The transcriber’s note from the manifest noted that the captain’s great granddaughter, Cimbria Badenhausen, was named for the ship.

“SS Cimbria”, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, transcribed by Alice Stansfield Herzberg on March 18, 1999, Accessed online 05/27/08;

Was Dock Superintendent of Hamburg-American Line in This Country

Capt. Edmund Badenhausen, Dock Superintendent in America of the Hamburg-American Steamship Company, died in Hoboken on Sunday night after a short illness. Capt. Badenhausen had been connected with the Hamburg-American Line for forty-two years, having served in all the grades, from fourth officer to Captain of transatlantic liners, Inspector, and lastly as Superintendent of the company’s great docking properties in this country. He was born in Cassel, Germany, in 1840. When a boy he entered the German Navy, and after a few years’ service afloat was sent to the German Naval School, from which institution he was graduated with high honors and a Master’s certificate.

Capt. Badenhausen had been decorated with the Order of Stanislaus by the Czar of Russia and was awarded a gold medal by the President of the United States for rescuing the crew of the schooner “Julia and Mary” of Bangor, Me. The Hamburg-American Company yesterday displayed the flags of Germany and the United States at half mast over their offices at 39 Broadway in Hoboken.” – The New York Times, October 7, 1902.

Edmund Badenhausen was married in about 1865, possibly to Catherine Marie (Unknown).


“Badenhausen - Captain Edmund Badenhausen (1840-1902),” Southwest Harbor Public Library Digital Archive, accessed December 19, 2018, 15293