Jan Willem Koffers1832 - 1847 (15 years)
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.