Jacob Geerlings
Male 1839 - 1906

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  • Birth  05 Mar 1839  Hattem Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  1847  [2
    Immigration  Milwaukee, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  schoenmaker 
    Died  07 Jun 1906  Milwaukee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I44722  Population of Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk
    Last Modified  09 Mar 2009 
     
    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  Maria Veenendaal 
    Married  03 Mar 1870  Milwaukee, Milwaukee county, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F12512  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.
     
    Newspaper clippings
    Ad for Ironworks, by J. Geerlings (Nieuwsbode, 1860)
    Ad for Ironworks, by J. Geerlings (Nieuwsbode, 1860)
     
    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 - 05 Mar 1839 - Hattem Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - Milwaukee, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Jun 1906 - Milwaukee Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. corresp. van Eyck 1940-22/61, J.H. Wissink: Emigrants from Overijssel, etc..

    2. Phoenix documentatie.

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

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