Willem Geerlings
Male 1831 - 1847

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  • Birth  21 Oct 1831  Hattem Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  1847  [2
    Immigration  Lake Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  21 Nov 1847  Lake Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I44727  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
     
  • 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 - 21 Oct 1831 - Hattem Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - Lake Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1847 - Lake Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. J.H. Wissink: Emigrants from the province of Overijssel in 1847 on board of the Phoenix.

    2. Phoenix documentatie.