Buffalo, NY (Lake Erie) Steamer NORTHERN INDIANA Burns, July 1856

ANOTHER DREADFUL DISASTER.

THE STEAMER NORTHERN INDIANA BURNED ON LAKE ERIE.

THIRTY TO FORTY LIVES REPORTED LOST.

LIST OF THOSE SAVED FROM THE BURNING VESSEL.

Buffalo, Thursday, July 17.
The steamer Northern Indiana took fire about 11 o'clock this morning, while on her voyage to Toledo and burned to the water's edge. Thirty to forty of the passengers are reported as being lost.
The following passengers and crew were taken off by the steamer Mississippi:
J. D. REDFIELD, Janesville.
WM. H. COX, Ogdensburg.
A. STOCKBRIDGE, Hartford.
CAROLINE TURNER, Rome, Me.
BRIDGET GLYNN and four children, New York.
PHILO DURFEE and DR. T. C. MOFFATT, Staten Island.
MATHEW BROWN, Toledo.
JANE TRAVER and child, Cleveland, Oswego County, N. Y.
JOHN O. WHITBECK, Cleveland, Oswego County, N. Y.
AON GEORGE and ELI LADEARD, English emigrants.
ELIZABETH KARTZ, St. Pauls.
E. and J. GILES, Worcester.
CICERO FOWLER and wife, Tully, N. Y.
JOHN M. and MATTHEW FARRAR, Manchester, N. H.
HENRY D. LEWIS, Elmira.
AZRO GOFF and wife, Erie.
W. W. NIMS and wife, Tully, N. Y.
ELIZA J. SCHOONMAKER, Maumee City.
HARRIET A. KRAYA, England, who has lost her husband, father, mother and two children.
THOMAS JURST, wife and six children, Brooklyn.
MARY ANN DUSSON and child, Scotland.
S. H. CURTIS, Iowa.
JOHN W. HALLOCK, Long Island.
ANN PFEIFFER, JOHN GRAVES and wife and CHAS. GRAVES, Buffalo.
J. F. and ROBERT STALKER, Brockport.
BETSY C. HILL, Dexter, N. Y.
THOS. DOOLEY, sister and two children, Brooklyn.
HENRY ACKLEY and wife, Woodstock, N. H.
MATTHEW GIBSON, New York.
SAMUEL EMERSON, Buffalo.
CLANS HATT, Illinois.
J. W. PORTER, Syracuse.
JOSEPH R. FITZ, Hartford.
EDWARD BROWLEY, England.
JOHN D. HALSEY, Buffalo.
JAMES QUEST, New York.
JAMES M. BRADBURY, Schenectady.
K. HARKANS, Niagara County.
D. A. CRAWFOOT, Tully, N. Y.
W. H. THURSTON, California.
JOSEPH TWITCHELL, Old Town, Me.
DR. S. H. CAREY and wife, Wisconsin, who have lost their son.
C. GOODRICH, Syracuse.
THOMAS DONNIS, Elmira.
JAMES H. COLE, Little Falls.
BENJAMIN PAINE, Ogdensburg.
ELI SKAGGS, St. Mary's, La.
JOSIAH STOWELL, NATHAN CHOATO, F. W. CIANY, Michigan.
RED RILEY, Rochester.
E. NOE, Wisconsin.
J. A. CASTIE, Syracuse.
JAMES McQUILLON, Salem, Penn.
ELDRIDGE BLANCHARD, Augusta, Me.
C. H. WARNER, Rochester.
Rev. J. M. PRESSLIN, Indiana, whose brother is drowned.
C. T. DUDMAN, West Needham, Mass.
JOHN ELLSWORTH, Sarstown.
LEWIS CHARBIORS, Montreal.
MILO DOTY, Hartford.
LEWIS WOOD, St. Louis.
Captain PHEATT, commander of the Northern Indiana, was not on board of her, being sick and confined to his room in Buffalo.
W. H. WETMORE, first officer; A. DOLENDON, second; C. E. MARSH, clerk; J. GODWIN, steward; FRANK and JOHN FARRAR, first and second engineers; PHILIP HOUGHTON, third engineer, and 38 others of the crew, were saved.
There are 15 or 20 missing who were known to be on board, but it is supposed they were saved by the propeller Republic and a schooner that assisted in picking up the passengers.
A committee appointed for the purpose colledted from the passengers of the Mississippi between $200 and $300 in aid of the sufferers.

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