Re: descendant Joseph & Katherine Verzyl -NY
I had been trying to trace the ship on which Frank and Sophie Verzijl (Verzyl) had arrived in the Swierenga pre-1880 logs. (The post-1880 logs are not yet available on websites.)Finally a genealogy researcher I discovered via helped by accessing the following listing, which he is convinced is Frank and Sofie.He stated that many ship listings are filled with inaccuracies, but that the approximate date and demographics fit:Verzijl, P (head, age 29); wife, J, 27; Daughter, H.,3; Daughter,C, 2 and Son, S., 0.The family traveled in steerage class. The shipwas called the "Jason". It sailed from Amsterdam to New York, arriving 31 July 1882.The family was from Dieren,Ge., Holland. I am now tracing this back to Holland.Many thanks to Christopher J. Penning(chrispenning.com) for his scholarly, generous assistance.