Gerritje Geerlings
Female 1844 - 1893

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  • Nickname  Ida 
    Birth  15 Jan 1844  Apeldoorn Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Emigration  1847  [2
    Immigration  Milwaukee, Milwaukee county, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  17 Feb 1893  Holland, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Colfax Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Colfax, Grundy county, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I44714  Population of Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2010 
     
    Father  Gerrit Geerlings,   c. 01 Jan 1803, Meppel Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Aaltien de Vries,   b. 13 Dec 1804, Zwolle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (7-1885), Milwaukee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jun 1825  Zwolle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F12492  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Berend van der Las,   b. 30 Apr 1824, Eibergen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1902, Holland, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Apr 1866  Milwaukee, Milwaukee county, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • In 1874 ging het gezin naar Holland, Iowa. Ze kregen 9 kinderen.
    Children 
     1. Gerte van der Las
     2. Jinnie van der Las
     3. Suze van der Las
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F12494  Group Sheet
     
  • Letters
    Letter from John Geerlings to William O Van Eyck
    Letter from John Geerlings to William O Van Eyck
    Letter by John Geerlings to William O Van Eyck telling the story of how his grandfather and his family survived the Phoenix disaster on Lake Michigan on November 21, 1847.
     
    Background articles
    Gerrit Geerlings and Aaltien de Vries
    Gerrit Geerlings and Aaltien de Vries
     
    Groups
    Passengers on the Phoenix.
    Passengers on the Phoenix.
    On November 21, 1847, the propeller Phoenix perished on Lake Michigan, a couple of miles off the shore from Sheboygan. About 250 people died and only 43 people survived. Most of the passengers were Dutch immigrants.

    See Yvette's Dutch Genealogy Homepage for more information about the disaster.
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Jan 1844 - Apeldoorn Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. Geboorteakte.
      Gerrit Geerlings, 41 jaar, bakker, wonende te Apeldoorn, verklaart dat zijn huisvrouw Aaltje de Vries, 39 jaar, op maandag 15 januari 1844 om 18.00 uur te zijnen huis heeft gebaard een kind van het vrouwelijk geslach, het welk hij de naam geeft van Gerritje.
      Getuigen: Marten Willem Landaal, 33 jaar, schoenmaker, en Gerrit Henlee?, 43 jaar, papiermaker, beiden wonende alhier.

    2. Phoenix documentatie.

    3. corresp. van Eyck 1940-22/61.

    4. Colfax Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery records, http://iagenweb.org/grundy/cemeteries/colfaxcem.htm.

    5. Milwaukee County marriages, Milwaukee Public Library, http://content.mpl.org.