General Slocum List of Dead & Missing
On June 15, 1904, 1300 passengers from St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church from the Little Germany section of Lower Manhattan embarked on an all-day cruise on the paddle wheel steamboat General Slocum. The boat was occupied exclusively by church members, mostly women and children, as part of a celebration of its seventeenth annual Sunday School outing. The boat set out from Manhattan at 9:00 A.M. heading up the East River toward the Long Island Sound. By the end of the day, the boat had been destroyed by fire, with 1021 deaths.
More information may be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_General_Slocum
This database includes all of the dead and missing, compiled from several sources, including contemporary newspaper sources. Wherever possible, the entry includes the death certificate number (and county), so that if desired, the reader may order a copy of the death certificate from the New York City Municipal Archives.
See the following compilation of material regarding the General Slocum disaster that appeared in the German Genealogy Group newsletter:
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