Berend Willem Wilterdink1844 - 1847 (2 years)
Name Berend Willem Wilterdink Born 23 Dec 1844 Winterswijk  Gender Male 1847 Smalbraak, Huppel 6, Winterswijk  Verenigde Staten Died 21 Nov 1847 Lake Michigan, USA  Person ID I7703 Population of Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk Last Modified 14 May 2005
Father Hendrik Jan Wilterdink, b. 19 May 1807, Winterswijk , d. 10 Sep 1891, Gibbsville (Age 84 years) Mother Janna Willemina Mennink, b. 31 Mar 1813, Winterswijk , d. 21 Nov 1847, Lake Michigan, USA (Age 34 years) Married 31 Mar 1842 Winterswijk  Family ID F1897 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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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.