Baby name story: Numidian

On April 28, 1892, the steamship Numidian left Liverpool, England and began heading west toward Quebec, Canada.

On May 1, a baby girl was born to German passenger Elizabeth Asmann. The baby was named Amelia Numidian Asmann — middle name in honor of the ship.

The Numidian arrived in Canada about a week later, and the Montreal Herald recounted the tale in print on the eleventh.

I couldn’t find any record of Amelia at the Quebec City Passenger Lists Index 1865-1900, but I think I found the rest of her family. Looks like she had older siblings named Jacob, Johan and Elizabeth.

Source: “The Numidian In.” Montreal Herald 11 May 1892: 6.

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