Gerrit Hendrik Demkes1819 - 1847 (28 years)
Name Gerrit Hendrik Demkes Born 27 Mar 1819 Klein Bredenbroek, Dinxperlo  Christened 04 Apr 1819 Dinxperlo  Gender Male Died 21 Nov 1847 Lake Michigan, USA  Person ID I7924 Population of Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk Last Modified 25 Jan 2005
Father Derk Jan Demkes, b. 29 Aug 1772, Klein Breedenbroek , d. 18 Feb 1845, Gendringen (Age 72 years) Mother Anna Catharina Ansink, b. 07 Jul 1782, Spork, Bocholt, Duitsland , d. 21 Nov 1847, Lake Michigan, USA (Age 65 years) Married 21 Aug 1811 Gendringen  Family ID F2251 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.