Dirk Gielink- 1847
Name Dirk Gielink Born Varsseveld Gender Male Died 21 Nov 1847 Lake Michigan, USA  Person ID I7932 Population of Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo and Winterswijk Last Modified 8 Apr 2001
Family vrouw van Dirk Gielink, d. 21 Nov 1847, Lake Michigan, USA Last Modified 25 Jul 1996 Family ID F2263 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.