The ship Franklin looked something like this ship-rigged vessel.*
My great-great grandfather August Buss, a farmer, was 51 and his wife Wilhelmina was 42 when they emigrated from their home in Germany on the ship Franklin. Their accomodations were on the upper deck. They boarded the ship at Stettin, Germany and disembarked at the Port of New York on October 3, 1873.
They brought six children with them. My great grandfather Ferdinand was the oldest, at 20; Julius, 18; Augusta, 16; Ida, 14; Leopold, 10; and Hermann, 6 years old.
The list of passengers' baggage indicated they brought with them four cases.
*A "ship" is a vessel of at least three square rigged masts, each composed of a lower-mast, top-mast, and topgallant mast. Each is outfitted with a yard and a full complement of square sails. Click here for more information about ships from Norway-Heritage.