Willemina Esselinkpas1842 - 1847 (5 years)
Name Willemina Esselinkpas Born 12 Feb 1842 Winterswijk  Christened 05 May 1842 Winterswijk  Gender Female 1847 Lammershuisjen, Woold 84, Winterswijk  Verenigde Staten Lammershuisjen, Woold Died 21 Nov 1847 Lake Michigan, USA  Person ID I6262 Population of Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk Last Modified 14 May 2005
Father Jan Berend Esselinkpas, b. 28 Nov 1810, Winterswijk , d. 1847, Atlantische Oceaan (Age 36 years) Mother Johanna Berendina ten Pas, b. 09 Mar 1809, Winterswijk , d. 21 Nov 1847, Lake Michigan, USA (Age 38 years) Married 21 Jan 1835 Winterswijk  Family ID F1890 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 12 Feb 1842 - Winterswijk Christened - 05 May 1842 - Winterswijk Died - 21 Nov 1847 - Lake Michigan, USA = Link to Google Earth Pin Legend : Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set
Letters Letter from Samuel Esselinkpas to William O Van Eyck.
Letter by Samuel Esselinkpas of Holland, MI to William O Van Eyck telling the story of how his father survived the Phoenix disaster on Lake Michigan on November 21, 1847. He describes how his father traveled with his brother and his family, all of whom perished in the disaster. It also mentions his mother's sister's family (Koffers).
Groups 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.