Other resources

There are many other people who have researched the Phoenix disaster and written about it. This page gives an overview of online and paper resources with more information about this tragic event.

Online resources

  • The lost are found. This article by Mary Risseeuw gives a new perspective on the passengers on the Phoenix and reconstructs the passenger list.
  • Passenger list France. Many of the people who ended up on the Phoenix, crossed the Atlantic on the France. Mary Risseeuw found and transcribed a copy of the passenger list.
  • The loss of the Phoenix. By City of Sheboygan historial Bill Wangeman. This account of the Phoenix disaster reads like a novel.

Paper resources

  • The William O. Van Eyck collection.
    One of the earliest people to investigate the Phoenix disaster was the Michigan postmaster William O. Van Eyck. In the early 20th century, he corresponded with many Phoenix passenger descendants and other people who had information about the disaster. His correspondence still exists today.
  • Mildred Wieberdink, Rose Duenk, Lorraine Boldt, Ione Heinen: "Out of the Phoenix, a tragic beginning: Holland immigrants triumph over tragedy 1847-1987". This booklet is still for sale at the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.
  • Mary Risseeuw & Ione Pietenpol Heinen: "A Phoenix sesquicentennial tribute 1847-1997", Sheboygan 1997.
    Volume I includes many different stories about the Phoenix disaster.
    Volume II contains genealogies of the descendants of the Phoenix survivors.
    These books can still be bought from Mary Risseeuw (contact form).
  • Yvette Hoitink: "Dutch passengers on the Phoenix", Oldenzaal 1997. This private publication is available in the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center and has also been the basis for the information in the Phoenix section of this website.
About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, MLitt, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer in the Netherlands. She has a Master of Letters in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee, and holds the Certification of Genealogist and Qualified Genealogist credentials. Yvette served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and won excellence awards for her articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Yvette has been doing genealogy for over 30 years. She helps people from across the world find their ancestors from the Netherlands and its former colonies, including New Netherland. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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