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Family Records, 1849 -1867

These data come from from the Drenthe, MI Presbyterian Church. Records, and the Robert P. Swierenga Collection, both in the Archives, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; the files of the Holland Museum Archives, Holland, Michigan; the membership records in the archives of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan; United States Federal Manuscript Cenuses, 1850-1880, 1900; Gerrit Jan Beuker, et. al., Aus der Grafschaft Bentheim in die Neue Welt, 1640-2002: Geschicten und Daten von Auswanderen und ihren Nachkomen (Nordhorn: Bartsch & Frauenheim Werbeagenture, 2002); and various ship passenger lists readily available on numerous websites, many made available by Luann Hughes DeVries (http://www.macatawa.org/~devries)

Membership information of the South Holland Presbyterian Church compiled from Minutes of the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Church in North America (located in the Presbyterian Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) provided these totals:

1853 - 31 communicants 
1857 - 37 communicants, 10 families 
1858 - 34 communicants, 14 families 
1859 - 9 families 
1864 - 8 families 
1865 - 5 families

Jannis Beekman (Beckman) (21 Jan 1821, Biervlet, Zeeland – USA) and Susanna (1825 – USA)

he emigrated on Aguila and arrived 2 July 1857 
child: 
Lavenelijk1860-

Arent Andries Bremer ( 21 Oct 1802 Smilde, Netherlands – USA) and Geesje Koops (1821, Westerbork, Netherlands – USA)

married 21 Nov 1845, Westerbork, Netherlands 
emigrated on Harvest, left Hellevoetsluis on 9 March 1847 arrived Baltimore on 27 April 1847
children:
Harm, 23 Jan 1847, Beilen, Netherlands- 
Harm, 1850- 
Andries, 1852- 
joined First Holland RCA in 1856

Eisse Broekema and Maartje

Derk, 1854- 
Grietje, 1856- 
joined First Holland RCA in 1856

Wiepke Diekema (also known as Peter; b.1830, Groningen, Netherlands - ) and Hendrikjen Stegeman

married 1852, Holland, MI
Hendricken, 1854- 
Peter, 1856- 
Gerrit John 1859-1930 
returned to First Holland RCA in 1860

Bernardus Grootenhuis (1816, Ommen, Netherlands - ) and Janna Hogewind (1819, Steenwijk, Netherlands - )

married 1852, Ommen , Netherlands
Johannes
Jakobus
joined from First Holland RCA in 1860

Jacob Hogenhorst (2 Jun 1812, Genemuiden, Overijssel - ) and Jennigje Pleijzier (29 Jan 1813, Genemuiden, Overijssel - )

married 11 May 1842, Genemuiden, Overijssel 
joined from First Holland RCA in1855

William Kleis (14 Oct 1809, Staphorst, Netherlands – 1855, Fillmore Twp, Allegan County, USA) and Geesje Trompetter (1820, Rouveen – USA)

 

married 27 Nov 1846, Staphorst (his first wife, Femmigje had died in 1846)
emigrated on Jane E. Williams, arrived New York on 7 Oct 1850
children: 
Peter, 1835- 
Klaas, 1837- 
John, 1840- 
William, 1849- 
Hendrik, 1854- 
joined First Holland RCA in 1856

Albert Klomparens (5 Aug 1805 Tinholt, Germany – 30 Sep 1890 Overisel, Michigan) and Fenna Jeurink (30 Apr 1804 – 12 May 1895, Overise, Michigan)

emigrated on Antoinette Marie from Bentheim on 15 March 1847, left Hellevoetsluis on 4 April 1847 arrived New York on 23 May 1847, arrived in Michigan on 20 June1847 children:
Geertje, 1833- 1891
Fenna, 1835-
Harm, 1837-
Hindrik Jan, 1839- 
Jennegje, 1841- 
Jan Harm, 1843- 
came from Graafschap RCA, returned there in June 1856

Geert Manting (10 Jul 1813, Borger, Netherlands – 28 Dec 1891, Holland, Michigan) and Maiske (Martha) Westing (26 May 1834, Bierum, Netherlands – 29 Jan 1911, Holland, Michigan)

emigrated on Harvest, left Hellevoetsluis on 9 March 1847 arrived Baltimore on 27 April 1847
married 22 Feb 1865 at Graafschap, Michigan 
children: 
Frouke, 1852-1854 
Frouke, 1854-1930 
Albert, 1856-1857 
Albert, 1858-1897 
Jennie, 1861-1938 
Ida, 1863-1956 
Meinardus, 1866-1950 
Otto, 1869-1870 
came from First Holland RCA, did not join a church after 1866

Hendrik Manting (23 Jan 1825, Borger, Netherlands – 20 Jan 1900, Graafschap, Michigan) and Wilhelmina Stegeman (26 Jan 1824, Netherlands – 24 Jun 1894, Graafschap, Michigan)

he emigrated on Harvest, left Hellevoetsluis on 9 March 1847 arrived Baltimore on 27 April 1847/ she emigrated in Isabella Bathin October 1846 arrived New York 21 December 1846 
married by Rev. A.C. Van Raalte 14 May 1848, Holland, Michigan 
children: 
Jane, 1849-1912 
Hattie, 1854-1876 
Mary, 1860-1886 
came from First Holland RCA, returned to First Holland RCA in 1860; joined Third Holland RCA, c.1868

Derk Jan Nyland (20 Apr 1840, Wierden, Netherlands - 5 Apr 1922, Fillmore Twp., Allegan County) and Hendrikje Streur (aka Berens) (2 Sep 1842 Alte Picardie, Germany – 23 Nov 1918 Fillmore Twp., Allegan County)

emigrated on Harvest, left Hellevoetsluis on 9 March 1847 arrived Baltimore on 27 April 1847
married 22 Oct 1863 Fillmore Twp., Allegan County 
children: 
Egbert, 1864-1919 
Dina, 1866- 
Wilhelmina, 1868- 
Jan H., 1870- 
Geesje, 1873- 
Gerrit, 1875-1942 
Rieka, 1878- 
Hendrik, 1880-1960 
Bertus, 1883-1965 
came from Graafschap RCA, returned there 7 Aug 1865

Egbert Nyland (19 Feb 1816, Hellendoorn, Netherlands – 11 Nov 1872, Fillmore Twp., Allegan County) and Diena Schuitert (17 Jan 1820 – 2 Aug 1859, Fillmore Twp.)

married 2 Apr 1839, Wierden
emigrated on Harvest, left Hellevoetsluis on 9 March 1847 arrived Baltimore on 27 April 1847
children: 
Derk Jan (see above) 
Gerrit J., 1848- 
Hendrika, 1851- 
Jan Hendrik, 1867- 
Aaltje, 1853- 
Albertus, 1855- 
Jan, 1857- 
Doras, 1859- 
from Graafschap, returned 7 Aug 1865

Derk Plasman (1799 – 1854) and Aaltje Amsink (c1802 – ) married 28 Apr 1827, Gramsbergen

emigrated from Hardenberg via Arnhem on 24 September 1846, left Hellevoetsluis on Southerner 2 October 1846, arrived New York 19 November 1846, a small, advance group arrived in West Michigan on 9 February 1847 
Willem, 1828- 
Fredrik, 1835- 
Jennigje, 1838- 
from First Holland RCA, living in Holland Twp.

Jacob R. Schepers (5 May 1819, Hijken, Netherlands – 19 Mar 1878, Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jantje Lanning, (6 Oct 1835, Sleen, Netherlands – 22 Jan 1876, Cincinnati, Ohio)

she immigrated on Erasmus and arrived New York 20 August 1847/he emigrated on Scandia and arrived New York 28 May 1848 
married 1853 
children:
Jacob, 1855- 
Hendrik, 1859- 
Ralph, 1861 
Mary, 1870-7 Jan 1875, Cincinnati, Ohio 
came from Zeeland RCA, he was ordained by Presbyterian Church, moved to Lafayette, Indiana, 1864

Harm Jans Smit (10 Nov 1790, Hoogeveen, Netherlands- 1872) and Geesje B. Zwiers (11 Dec 1807, Zwartsluis, Netherlands- )(visited Netherlands in 1872, he died on return voyage)

married 20 May 1829, Zwartsluis, Netherlands 
emigrated from Hoogeveen on Harvest, left Hellevoetsluis on 9 March 1847 arrived Baltimore on 27 April 1847
came from Graafschap RCA, joined Graafschap CRC, 1858

Jan Hendrik Streur (Berens), (15 Oct 1840, Alte Picardie, Germany – 5 Dec 1902, Fillmore Twp, Allegan, County) and Hendrikjen (Rika) Nyland (6 Jun 1851 Fillmore, Twp. Allegan County – 23 Nov 1918, Fillmore, Twp.)

married 21 Oct 1867, Fillmore Twp. 
children (all born after church disbanded): 
Jan Harm, 8 Nov 1868- 
Egbert, 27 Jan 1870- 
William, 26 Aug 1872- 
Dina, 4 mar 1875- 
Hendrika, 5 Feb 1887 
Hendrik, 5 Feb 1887- 
Albertus, 11 Aug 1890- 
came from Graafschap RCA

Derk Zaalmink (20 Jun 1813, Hoogstede, Germany – 16 Nov 1887, Holland, Michigan) and Jantje Harmsen (1811, Hoogstede, Netherlands – 9 Apr 1885, Graafschap, Michigan)

emigrated on Antoinette Marie from Bentheim on 15 March 1847, left Hellevoetsluis on 4 April 1847 arrived New York on 23 May 1847, arrived in Michigan on 20 June1847 
children: 
Fannie, 1839- 
Effie, 1842- 
Jantje, 1845- 
Dierek, 1849- 
Dina, 1855- 
came from Graafschap RCA

Gerrit Zaalmink (1831- 2 Jul 1911, Holland, Michigan) and Jantje ??

emigrated on Antoinette Marie from Bentheim on 15 March 1847, left Hellevoetsluis on 4 April 1847 arrived New York on 23 May 1847, arrived in Michigan on 20 June1847 
children: 
Janna, 1843- 
Fannie, 1845- 
second wife Everdina (Dina) Mepjans (1 Jul 1841, Echteler - 1912); she emigrated on Laura 5 Oct 1857 from Echteler
children: 
Jenny, 1860-1933 
Johanna, 10 Jun 1866-4 Oct 1867 
Johnnie, 19 May 1871-6 Jul 1886 
came from Graafschap RCA

Hendrik Zaalmink (23 Nov 1806, Hoogstede, Germany – 12 Sep 1870, Graafschap, Michigan) and Hendrikje Wiegerink (7 Apr 1797 Bathorn - USA)

 

emigrated on Antoinette Marie from Bentheim on 15 March 1847, left Hellevoetsluis on 4 April 1847 arrived New York on 23 May 1847, arrived in Michigan on 20 June1847 
children: 
Jantje, 1850- 
Hindrika, 1852- 
came from Graafschap RCA