The "America" was termed a "Hambro Barque" which might refer to the company that made the bark or barque.  The crew was under the leadership of Captain M. Haushele.  A priest by the name of Father van der Poel was one of the nine-four passengers aboard.  John Coenen, the son of Theodore Coenen and Johanna van den Berg wrote this account. He was fourteen years old at the time he journeyed with his family to America.

About 1848, seeing that his children could have better opportunities in the United States, theodore Coenen sold his little property in Boekel and sailed with his family from Rotterdam in a vessel bound for Philadelphia.  They landed in that city after a voyage of 48 days and then their destination being in Brown County, Wisconsin, proceeded at once by rail to Albany, new york, thence via the Erie Canal to Buffalo, New York, and from there by the old steamer "Michigan" to Green Bay, Wisconsin where they landed in early June of 1848.

Passengers of the America
Number Name Age Occupation Township
1. H.(male) Jansen 44 Farmer Beugen
2. H.(female) Eijbers 43 Beugen
3. Arnoldina Jansen 16 Beugen
4. Geertruda Jansen 11 Beugen
5. Johannes 11 Beugen
6. Martinus 10 Beugen
7. Gerarda 8 Beugen
8. Antoon 3 Beugen
9 Gerdina 4 weeks Beugen
10. A. Ebben 43 Farmer Beugen
11. Johanna Emers 47 Beugen
12. Peter Ebben 11 Beugen
13. Hermanus 10 Beugen
14. Willem Ebben 8 Beugen
15. Hendrina Ebben 7 Beugen
16. Johannes Ebben 5 Beugen
17. Hendricus Ebben 6 months Beugen
18. H. (Henry) Hoevenaars 37 Farmer Beugen
19. Mat. Catharina v.d. Hey 30 Beugen
20. Johanna Hoevenaars(Arts?) 2 months Beugen
21. M. van Duinhoven 39 Miller Beugen
22. Hendrika van den Hoek 31 Beugen
23. Anna Katharina v. Duinhoven 10 Beugen
24. Pieter van Duinhoven 9 Beugen
25. Adrianus van Duinhoven 4 Beugen
26. Hendricus van Duinhoven 6 months Beugen
27. J. Elbers 35 Merchant Wanroy
28. Arnoldina Cornelia E. 40 Wanroy
29. Peter Elbers 9 Wanroy
30. Constantus Elbers 4 Wanroy
31. Adrianus Elbers 6 months Wanroy
32. J. Kremers 34 Blockmaker Boekel
33. F. van der Poel 30 Priest Arnhem
34. G. in't Hout 39 none Wiege
35. H. Ruwekamp 23 Shoemaker Koedteerlo?
36. D.(Theodore) Koenen 48 Farmer Boekel
37. Johanna van den Berg 48 Boekel
38. Gerardus Koenen 20 Boekel
39. Antoon Koenen 18 Boekel
40. Petronella Koenen 15 Boekel
41. Johannes Koenen 14 Boekel
42. Martinus Koenen 10 Boekel
43. Theodora Koenen 8 Boekel
44. Jan (male) Koenen 6 Boekel
45. Peter Koenen 6. Boekel
46. Wouter Koenen 4 Boekel
47. A. Kuypers 67 Farmer Volkel
48. Elisabeth Van de Berg 27 Volkel
49. Johannes Kuypers 29 Farmer Volkel
50. Hendrina Van de Berg 70 Volkel
51. Theodora van de Berg 6 months Volkel
52. J. Rouhaas 27 Taylor Bockholt (Bel)
53. P. van den Burg(t) 48 Carpenter Oss
54. J. Vink 27 none Montelscham
55. A. Paar 25 Brasser Lieberpoel
56. M. Weber 28 Farmer Wurtenburg
57. J. Bobb 33 Farmer Wurtenburg
58. G.M. Goets 27 Farmer Wurtenburg
59. Catharina Franz 35 none Wurtenburg
60. Catharina Federen 24 none Wurtenburg
61. Catharina Henzen 18 none Wurtenburg
62. B. Schrien 27 none Wurtenburg
63. Catharina Henzen 6 months Wurtenburg
64. M. Verdyke 37 Farmer Oeffelt
65. Hendrina Smit 34 Oeffelt
66. Antonette Verdyke 8 Oeffelt
67. Johannes Verdyke 6 Oeffelt
68. Anna Maria Verdyke 3 Oeffelt
69. Petrus Verdyke 6 months Oeffelt
70. Maria Zegers 68 none Oeffelt
71. C. van der Hey 35 Farmer Zeeland
72. Maria J. Nops (Jacobs) 35 Zeeland
73. Cornelia van der Hey 10 Zeeland
74. Hendricus van der Hey 9 Zeeland
75. Regina van der Hey 7 Zeeland
76. Johannes van der Hey 4 Zeeland
77. Hendrika van der Hey 6 months Zeeland
78. H. van der Hey 56 Farmer Zeeland
79. Petronella van Bree 55 Zeeland
80. Ardina van der Hey 26 Zeeland
81. Antoniius van der Hey 22 Zeeland
82. Joseph(Jozef) van der Hey 26 Zeeland
83. Hendricus van der Hey 18 Zeeland
84. Arnoldus van der Hey 16 Zeeland
85. Martinus van der Hey 14 Zeeland
86. Hermanus van der Hey 11 Zeeland
87. Gerdina Van den Berg 78 Zeeland
88. M. Prinse(n) 55 Farmer Schayk
89. M. Verbruggen 43 Schayk
90. Barbara Prise(n) 11 Schayk
91. Janje (male) Prise(n) 6 Schayk
92. Johannes Arts 34 Farmer Schayk
93. Hendrina v.d. Hey 28 Schayk
94. Cornelis Arts 2 months Schayk