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VDG-EMIGRANTS



EMIGRANTS FROM GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE TO THE AMERICAN CONTINENT

 

>>> COMPLETE LIST , IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER , CONSISTING OF NAMES AND DATA OF ALL THE VAN DER GROEF'S AND GROFVERT'S , THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR SPOUSES , WHO , PERMANENTLY OR NOT PERMANENTLY , EMIGRATED TO THE AMERICAN CONTINENT , TO THE UNITED STATES , CANADA OR TO ARGENTINA , DIRECTLY FROM GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE IN THE NETHERLANDS , ALL IN QUEST OF A FAR  FAR BETTER LIVELIHOOD THAN THEY KNEW ON DUTCH ISLAND-SOIL ..... :

 

a) APPEL , Engeltje -

born : 10 jan. 1845 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 1866 , from Sommelsdijk to North-America (Michigan , Kalamazoo ?!) , together with her husband Jacob

[ profession : maid-servant ; in America Engeltje gave birth to at least six children ]

- wife of aq (Jacob Grofvert) -

 

b) BAZEN , Marinus -

born : 17 may 1813 , Sint Maartensdijk (Zld)

departure : 17 may 1875 [so at the day of his 62th birthday ! ] from Goeree-Overflakkee to North-America

[ husband of Geertje van der Groef ; but Marinus emigrated without his wife Geertje - so Geertje stayed behind in Holland , alone ...]

 

c) BREUR , Mattheus -

born : 31 march 1876 , Nieuwe-Tonge

departure one : 23 sept. 1881 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Paterson , N.J. , together with his mother , Cornelia van der Groef

departure two : 20 april 1882 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?!) , once again together with his mother

- son of L (Cornelia van der Groef) -

 

d) BRUINSE , Johanna -

born : 21 march 1866 , Oude-Tonge

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her husband and her son

[ profession : labourer ]

- wife of G and mother of U -

 

e) GROEF van der , Adrianus -

born : 1 march 1842 , Onwaard

deceased : 1920 , USA

departure : 1867 from Sommelsdijk to Paterson , N.J.

[ profession : shopkeeper ; Adrian was a so-called classe 2-emigrant = 'less well-to-do' ; reason stated for emigration : 'economic improvement' ]

- husband of BD and father of M : in America more children were born ( Adrian and his wife Huberta are the Dutch ancestors of probably quite a lot of American descendants up to this day )

 

f) GROEF van der , Adrianus -

born : 9 may 1852 , Dirksland

deceased : 1930 , USA

departure : 7 sept. 1887 from Melissant to Paterson , N.J. , together with his his wife and his two children

[ profession : farm-hand / labourer ; religion : prot.(N.H.) ]

- husband of AZ and father of J and AJ : in America Adrian and his wife Marina had three more children ; and later on also grandchildren , great-grandchildren etc. were born ;  one daughter married a man named Jacob Breen

 

g) GROEF van der , Adrianus -

born : 26 july 1862 , Dirksland

departure one : 1887/1888 from Nieuwe-Tonge (?) to USA , Paterson (?) , together with his first wife and their daughter Krijna

[ profession : labourer ]

departure two : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America , Paterson (?) , together with his second wife , his daughter Krijna , his stepson , his parents and most of his brothers and sisters

- son of Q and BF

- husband of BI and father of AB : in America also a son must have been born from his marriage

- husband of D and stepfather of U : in America (Paterson , Passaic) more children were born from this second marriage ;  numerous descendants

 

h) GROEF van der , Adrianus -

born : 5 sept. 1944 , Dirksland

departure : 1955 from Dirksland to Sussex , N.J.

[ Adrian is married and has 5 children ]

- son of O and BG -

 

i) GROEF van der , Anna -

born : 14 july 1884 , Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : 13 jan. 1973 , Oxnard , California

departure one : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with her parents and her (half-)brothers and  -sisters

departure two : 1910 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Passaic , N.J. (marriage) , afterwards Anna went to Oxnard , California

- daughter of AN and BA -

- wife of AW : in Oxnard six children were born of this marriage

 

j) GROEF van der , Aren -

born : 12 may 1884 , Melissant

departure : 7 sept. 1887 from Melissant to Paterson N.J.

married in USA to Anne ???

- son of F and AZ and brother of AJ -

 

k) GROEF van der , Arie -

born : 17 okt. 1942 , Dirksland

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination : Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr.1955 , together with his parents and brothers and sister

[ Arie is married and has 4 children ]

- son of O and BG -

 

l) GROEF van der , Cornelia -

born : 23 febr. 1855 , Sommelsdijk

departure one : 23 sept. 1881 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Paterson N.J. , together with her son Mattheus Breur , but without her second husband Johannes Slinger

departure two : 20 april 1882 to North-America (Paterson ?!) , once again together with her son and without her husband !

[ Cornelia was widow of Daniel Breur ; some years after her second and final emigration Cornelia and Johannes were divorced ]

- mother of C -

 

m) GROEF van der , Cornelia -

born : 28 june 1866 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 1867 from Sommelsdijk to Paterson , N.J.

- daughter of E and BD -

 

n) GROEF van der , Cornelia -

born : 19 jan. 1883 , Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : 17 nov. 1974 , Middelharnis

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with her parents and her (half-)brothers and  -sisters

- daughter of AN and BA -

 

o) GROEF van der , Cornelis -

born : 19 oct. 1913 , Den Bommel

deceased : 6 oct. 1997 , Sussex , N.J.

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination :  Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with his wife and his 7 children

[ profession : milk-retailer ]

- husband of BG -

- father of AK , AE , P , K , H , AP , W -

 

p) GROEF van der , Cornelis -

born : 8 dec. 1939 , Dirksland

deceased : 17 oct. 1999 , Sussex , N.J.

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination : Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with his parents and brothers and sister

[ Case was married and got 6 children ]

- son of O and BG -

 

q) GROEF van der , Corstiaan -

born : 4 jan. 1838 , Dirksland

deceased : áfter 30/5/1890 , USA

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with his wife and most of his children

[ profession : field-labourer ; religion : prot.(N.H.) ]

- husband of BF -

- father of G , AG , X , AF , AH , R , AD -

 

r) GROEF van der , Corstiaan -

born : 10 june 1878 , Dirksland

deceased : 11 jan. 1956 , USA

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with his parents and most of his brothers and sisters

[ Christopher/Christian married a woman with a Dutch familyname :  Mary Ann VanGulick and together the couple had 3 children , grandchildren ánd great-grandchildren ]

- son of Q and BF -

 

s) GROEF van der , Daniel -

born : 23 febr. 1873 , Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : 28 jan. 1959 , Amsterdam

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with his father and stepmother and his (half-)brothers and -sisters

- son of AN -

 

t) GROEF van der , Eduard Roeland -

born : 12 febr. 1945 , Dirksland

departure : about 1965 to Canada , British Columbia , Surrey

[ Eduard Roeland was married in the year 1967 and has a daughter ; unfortunately his wife passed away at the young age of 38 ]

 

u) GROEF van der (born : BRUINSE) , Hendrik -

born : 17 jan. 1890 , Oude-Tonge

deceased : july 1976 , USA [ last address : Irvington , Essex , N.J.]

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with his mother and his stepfather

[ as far as we could find out , Henry never got married ]

- son of D and stepson of G -

 

v) GROEF van der , Jacob -

born : 31 march 1876 ,Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : Argentina, Rosario (?!)

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with his father and stepmother and his (half-)brothers and -sisters

[ Jacob was electricien by profession ; he married a Dutch woman in Argentina and together they had 5 children , grandchildren etc. , so all together quite a lot of descendants up to the present day ! ]

- son of AN -

 

w) GROEF van der , Jacobus (Jake) -

born : 25 aug. 1947 , Dirksland

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination : Sussex N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with his parents and brothers and sister

- son of O and BG -

 

x) GROEF van der , Jannetje -

born : 30 jan. 1869 , Dirksland

departure : 15 febr. 1890 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America , together with her husband and son

[ profession : labourer / maid-servant ]

- daughter of Q and BF -

- wife of AX and mother of AY -

 

y) GROEF van der , Johanna Jacoba -

born : 25 jan. 1862 , Nieuwe-Tonge

departure : 8 june 1887 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her son

[ profession : maid-servant ; Johanna Jacoba was an unmarried mother ; she probably gave birth to another son , named Jacob , in Paterson a short time after her arrival in the USA , once again as an unmarried woman .... ]

- mother of Z -

 

z) GROEF van der , Johannis Jacobus -

born : 1 june 1884 , Nieuwe-Tonge

departure : 8 june 1887 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with his mother

- son of Y -

 

aa) GROEF van der , Kaatje -

born : 26 dec. 1841 , Dirksland

departure : 24 june 1890 , from Dirksland (?) , to America , together with her husband (and children ??)

- wife of BC -

 

ab) GROEF van der , Krijna -

born : 17 april 1887 , Nieuwe-Tonge

departure one : 1887/1888 from Nieuwe-Tonge (?) to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her father and mother

departure two : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her father and her stepmother

- daughter of G and BI -

 

ac) GROEF van der , Leendert -

born : 27 april 1888 , Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : 26 nov. 1974 , Den Haag

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with his parents and his (half-)brothers and  - sisters

- son of AN and BA -

 

ad) GROEF van der , Leentje -

born : 15 dec. 1880 , Dirksland

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her parents and most of her brothers and sisters

- daughter of Q and BF -

 

ae) GROEF van der , Maatje -

born : 29 may 1937 , Dirksland

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination : Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with her parents and her 6 brothers

[ Ma(rtha) is married and has 5 children ]

- daughter of O and BG -

 

af) GROEF van der , Machiel -

born : 21 april 1871 , Dirksland

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with his parents and most of his brothers and sisters

- son of Q and BF -

 

ag) GROEF van der , Magchelina -

born : 14 jan. 1867 , Dirksland

departure : 15 febr. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America , together with her husband

[ profession : maid-servant / labourer ]

- daughter of Q and BF -

- wife of AU -

 

ah) GROEF van der , Marina -

born : 10 dec. 1875 , Dirksland

deceased : áfter 1955 , USA (Passaic ?)

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her parents and most of her brothers and sisters

[ in America (Passaic , N.J.) Marina was married twice : the name of her first husband was Hendrik Plokhooy (see : BE) ; together they had 5 children ; the name of het second husband was Garry Knight ]

- daughter of Q and BF -

- wife of BE -

 

ai) GROEF van der , Neeltje -

born : 29 nov. 1839 , Onwaard

departure : 16 may 1866 from Middelharnis to North-America (Kalamazoo , Michigan (?!)) , together with her husband and 4 children (see : BJ)

- wife of BJ and mother of BK , BL , BM , BN -

 

aj) GROEF van der , Neeltje -

born : 19 may 1878 , Dirksland

departure : 7 sept. 1887 from Melissant to Paterson , N.J. , together with her parents and her brother

[ in America Neeltje married Cornelius Otte ]

- daughter of F and AZ and sister of J -

 

ak) GROEF van der , Nicolaas Hermanus -

born : 29 july 1935 , Dirksland

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination :  Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with his parents and brothers and sister

[ Nick is married and has 4 children ]

- son of O and BG -

 

al) GROEF van der , Pieternella Anna -

born : 10 jan. 1879 , Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : 29 febr. 1936 , Rotterdam

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with her father , stepmother and (half-)brothers and -sisters

- daughter of AN -

 

am) GROEF van der , Teunis

born : 29 april 1806 , Dirksland

deceased : before 1879 , USA

departure : 1866 from Sommelsdijk to North-America , Paterson ? , together with his second wife

[ Teunis was widower of Cornelia Kattestaart ; profession :  workman ; Teunis was a so-called classe 2-emigrant = mingegoede = 'less well-to-do' ; reason stated for emigration :  'economic improvement' ]

- husband of AT -

 

an) GROEF van der , Willem -

born : 11 febr. 1842 , Sommelsdijk

deceased : 18 oct. 1893 , Argentina , Rosario

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with his third wife and all of his children

[ profession : labourer / cleaner ; religion : prot. (N.H.) ; Willem died under very suspicious circumstances ]

- husband of BA -

- father of S , V , AL , N , E , AO , AC

 

ao) GROEF van der , Willem -

born : 13 may 1886 , Nieuwe-Tonge

deceased : about 1890 , Argentina , Rosario

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with his parents and (half-)brothers and  -sisters

- son of AN and BA -

 

ap) GROEF van der , Willem -

born : 20 aug. 1946 , Dirksland

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination :  Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with his parents and his brothers and sister

[ William (Bill) is married and has 3 children ]

- son of O and BG -

 

aq) GROFVERT (Groffert) , Jacob -

born : 25 febr. 1839 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 1866 from Sommelsdijk to North-America (Kalamazoo , Michigan ?!) , together with his wife

[ profession : labourer ; religion : prot.(N.H.) ;

reason stated for emigration : economic improvement , bút ......according to some data about his emigration , Jacob must have been a so-called classe 1-emigrant ('welgestelde'/'well-to-do') ánd he should have been travelling to the United States together with a servant .......which is all very much surprising , since we know his background and we know that just a year before he was joined in matrimony , in poverty ......  -  we therefore dare to presume that these data are fully incorrect , and that he , like his sister Pietertje and his brother Willem , who also emigrated from Sommelsdijk around 1866 , belonged to quite an other group of emigrants from Goeree-Overflakkee : the so-called group of type 3- emigrants : 'de behoeftigen' = 'the indigents ......' ;  in America Jacob and his wife became the parents of at least six children , with , in all likelihood , a lot of descendants in the USA to this very day ! ]

- husband of A -

 

ar) GROFVERT (Groffert) , Pietertje -

born : 2 june 1834 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 1865 from Sommelsdijk to North-America (Michigan)

arrival in USA (New York) : 23 dec. 1865

[ profession : sewing-woman ; religion : prot. (N.H.) ; reason for emigrating : 'economic improvement' ; Pietertje belonged to the type 3-emigrants , the so-called 'indigents' ; Pietertje emigrated in 1865 as a unattached woman , age 31 ; the ship that took her from the harbour of Rotterdam to the harbour of New York by the end of 1865 was the 'Elena of Bremen' ; her accomodation on board of this ship was 'steerage between decks' ; we have no further information about the sequel of her life in Michigan in , as we assume , the place Kalamazoo ]

 

as) GROFVERT (Groffert) , Willem -

born : 13 oct. 1835 , Sommelsdijk

deceased : 21 june 1911

buried : Cemetrie of Kalamazoo County , Michigan

departure : 1865 from Sommelsdijk to the state of Michigan , together with his wife

[ profession : labourer ; religion : prot.(N.H.) ; Willem was a type 3-emigrant = 'indigent' ; reason stated for emigration :  'economic improvement' ; in America (Kalamazoo) probably one or more children were born of his marriage ]

- husband of BB -

 

at) GROOTENBOER , Jannetje -

bapt. : 6 dec. 1811 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 1866 from Sommelsdijk to North-America (Paterson , N.J. ?) , together with her husband

- wife of AM -

 

au) HANENBERG , Marinus -

born : 13 oct. 1863 , Dirksland

departure : 15 febr. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America ,together with his wife

- husband of AG -

 

av) HARTVELD , Johannes -

born : 1887 / 1888 , Melissant ?

deceased : áfter 1960 , Oxnard , Cal. ?

departure : appr. 1910 to USA (Oxnard , Cal.)

[ profession : farmer (John worked on the farm of his brother Peter in Oxnard , Cal. ; John was not married ]

- brother of AW -

 

aw) HARTVELD , Pieter -

born : 6 oct. 1883 , Melissant

deceased : 3 oct. 1969 , Oxnard , Cal.

departure one : 1903 to USA

departure two : 1910 to USA [ Passaic , N.J. (marriage) ; Oxnard , Cal. (final destination) ] , together with his bride-to-be

[ profession : farmer (Peter had his own farm in Oxnard , Cal. ) 

in Oxnard , Cal. all of his six children were born ]

- brother of AV -

- husband of I -

 

ax) HOKKE , Johannes -

born : 27 dec. 1864 , Stad aan het Haringvliet

departure : 15 febr. 1890 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America , together with his wife and son

- husband of X -

- father of AY -

 

ay) HOKKE , Klaas -

born : 1889 , Nieuwe-Tonge

departure : 15 febr. 1890 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America , together with his parents

- son of AX and X -

 

az) KEYZER , Marina Geertje -

born : 26 april 1855 , Dirksland

deceased : 1920 , USA

departure : 7 sept. 1887 from Melissant to Paterson , N.J. , together with her husband and her two children

[ religion : prot. (N.H.) ]

- wife of F -

- mother of J and AJ -

 

ba) MAASTRIGT van , Ida -

born : 10 febr. 1851 , Ooltgensplaat

deceased : about 1892 , Argentina , Rosario

departure : 24 sept. 1889 from Nieuwe-Tonge to Argentina , Rosario , together with her husband and her children and stepchildren

[ profession : labourer ; religion : prot. (N.H.) ; Ida died in an Argentinian hospital in the city of Rosario under never fully clarified circumstances ]

- wife of AN -

- mother of N , I , AO , AC -

- stepmother of S , V , AL -

 

bb) NIPIUS , Johanna -

born : 13 aug. 1837 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 1865 from Sommelsdijk to Michigan (Kalamazoo ?!) , together with her husband (see : AS)

[ profession : maid-servant ]

- wife of AS -

 

bc) NOORMAN , Johannis -

born : 3 nov. 1845 , Dirksland

departure : 24 june 1890 from Dirksland (?) to America , together with his wife (and children ??)

- husband of AA -

 

bd) ONDERDELINDE , Huibertje -

born : 21 aug. 1843 , Middelharnis

deceased : 1888 , USA

departure : 1867 from Sommelsdijk to Paterson ,N.J. , together with her husband (see : E) and daughter

- wife of E and mother of M -

 

be) PLOKHOOY , Hendrik -

born : 10 jan. 1870 , Stad aan het Haringvliet

deceased : 22 nov. 1898 , Passaic , N.J.

departure : 3 march 1887 to North-America

- husband of AH  (see there for further information) 

 

bf) PUTTEN van , Kriena -

born : 12 march 1839 , Herkingen

deceased : áfter 30 / 5 / 1890 , USA

departure : 30 may 1890 from Oude-Tonge to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her husband and most of her children

[ profession : labourer ; religion : prot. (N.H.) ]

- wife of Q -

- mother of G , AG , X , AF , AH , R , AD -

 

bg) STAD van der , Willempje -

born : 11 april 1914 , Melissant

departed from Dirksland and arrived in USA (final destination :  Sussex , N.J.) : 8 febr. 1955 , together with her husband and all of their 7 children

[ on 11 april 2004 Willempje celebrated her 90th anniversary ]

- wife of O -

- mother of AK , AE , P , K , H , AP , W -

 

bh) TULP , Cornelia -

born : 28 oct. 1817 , Sommelsdijk

departure : 19 aug. 1887 from Nieuwe-Tonge to North-America , 'alone'..... almost 70 years of age .......

[ Cornelia was since 1886 widow of Jacob van der Groef ]

 

bi) VELDE van der , Lena -

born : 19 febr. 1860 , Herkingen

deceased : 4 febr. 1889 , Oude-Tonge

departure : 1887 / 1888 , from Nieuwe-Tonge (?) , to North-America (Paterson ?) , together with her husband and their daughter

[ profession : labourer / maid-servant ]

- wife of G and mother of AB -

 

bj) VROEGINDEWEIJ , Abraham -

born : 2 dec. 1839 , Middelharnis

departure : 16 may 1866 from the harbour of Rotterdam , on the Prussian passenger-steamer "Duisburg"

arrival : 16 june 1866 in the harbour of New York

final destination : Kalamazoo , Mi. ?!

Abraham traveled together with his wife and his four children

[ profession : labourer ]

- husband of AI -

- father of BK , BL , BM , BN -

 

bk) VROEGINDEWEIJ , Arend -

born : 1864 / 1865 , Middelharnis

departure : see : BJ

- son of BJ and AI -

 

bl) VROEGINDEWEIJ , Geertje -

born : 1860 /1861 , Middelharnis

departure : see : BJ

- daughter of BJ and AI -

 

bm) VROEGINDEWEIJ , Janny (Jannes ?) -

born : 1865 , Middelharnis

departure : see : BJ

- child of BJ and AI -

 

bn) VROEGINDEWEIJ , Teunis -

born : 1862 / 1863 , Middelharnis

departure : see : BJ

- son of BJ and AI -

 

bo) VROEGINDEWEIJ , N.N.

born : about 1865 , Middelharnis ?

departure : 1 may 1888 to North-America

[ son of Arend Vroegindeweij and Jacoba van der Groef , who didn't emigrate themselves , but both remained on Dutch/Flakkee soil for the rest of their lifes ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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