18 September 2010

SNGF - The Time Machine

I've been away for a long time (doing research for a friend), but this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun has tempted me back!  The directive is to identify which event in ancestral history you would like to be a part of via Time Machine.  Well, that is easy for me -while any day in any life would be a thrill to witness, one event really struck me when I first learned of it.
I would like to be a part of the travels of my Great-great grandparents and family to America in 1856.  Teunis Snijders and Grietje van der Bie left their home in Goudswaard, Zuid-Holland and sailed from Rotterdam to New York with their 2 boys, 8 and 10, and my 3-month-old great-grandmother Trijnte (later Kate Snyder, married Levi Cole).  When I first found this passenger list (long before Internet databases) I had a young daughter myself.  I knew how difficult it had been for me simply to get this child a few miles down the road (in my car) to the grocery store!!  I could not (and still cannot) imagine traveling off to a whole new land, new language, new people with 2 kids and a three-month-old.  Oiy!  The Snyder family traveled somehow from NY to Michigan where they lived for a time in Washtenaw Co., then moved on to Kent Co.  Years later I learned that Grietje's mother, Trijntje van der Jagt and at least 3 brothers and a sister also came to the United States and settled in Allegan Co.
I have the greatest respect and admiration for these - and my other - immigrant ancestors and I wonder if I could do what they did?

2 comments:

  1. Hallo Jane,
    You know this?

    Register report of Heidersje Snijders.
    Generation I
    I. Heidersje Snijders,
    one son:
    1. Teunis Snijders, born at Goudswaard around 1823, follows II.

    Generation II
    II. Teunis Snijders, (son of I), born at Goudswaard around 1823, married (resp. around 22 and 23 years old) at Goudswaard on 25 May 1845 with Grietje van der Bie, daughter of Kornelis van der Bie and Trijntje van der Jagt, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 12 Mar 1822.
    From this marriage 5 children:
    1. Kornelis, born at Goudswaard on 24 Feb 1846.
    2. Hendrik, born at Goudswaard on 3 Dec 1848.
    3. Trijntje, born at Goudswaard on 3 Jul 1850, died (5 years old) at Goudswaard on 26 Dec 1855.
    4. Jakob, born at Goudswaard on 25 Jan 1853, died (2 years old) at Goudswaard on 2 Jan 1856.
    5. Trijntje, born at Goudswaard on 29 Mar 1856.


    Register report of Jacob van der Bie.
    Generation I
    I. Jacob van der Bie, married with Grietje van der Molen.
    From this marriage one son:
    1. Kornelis, born at Korendijk around 1796, follows II.

    Generation II
    II. Kornelis van der Bie, (son of I), born at Korendijk around 1796, married (resp. around 20 and around 21 years old) at Zuid-Beijerland on 26 Dec 1816 with Trijntje van der Jagt, daughter of Marinus van der Jagt and Jacomijntje de Gans, born at Zuid-Beijerland around 1795.
    From this marriage 9 children:
    1. Jacomijntje, born at Numansdorp on 21 Aug 1817.
    2. Margrieta (Grietje), born at Numansdorp on 22 Jan 1819, died (8 months old) at Zuid-Beijerland on 27 Sep 1819.
    3. Margrieta, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 1 Aug 1820, died (one day old) at Zuid-Beijerland on 2 Aug 1820.
    4. Jakob, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 1 Aug 1820.
    5. Grietje, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 12 Mar 1822, follows III.
    6. Marinus, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 15 Sep 1823.
    7. Hendrik, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 15 Sep 1823, died (one day old) at Zuid-Beijerland on 16 Sep 1823.
    8. Hendrik, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 23 Oct 1825, died (11 months old) at Zuid-Beijerland on 28 Sep 1826.
    9. Hendrik, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 18 Apr 1827.

    Generation III
    III. Grietje van der Bie, (daughter of II), born at Zuid-Beijerland on 12 Mar 1822, married (resp. 23 and around 22 years old) at Goudswaard on 25 May 1845 with Teunis Snijders, son of Heidersje Snijders, born at Goudswaard around 1823.
    From this marriage 5 children:
    1. Kornelis, born at Goudswaard on 24 Feb 1846.
    2. Hendrik, born at Goudswaard on 3 Dec 1848.
    3. Trijntje, born at Goudswaard on 3 Jul 1850, died (5 years old) at Goudswaard on 26 Dec 1855.
    4. Jakob, born at Goudswaard on 25 Jan 1853, died (2 years old) at Goudswaard on 2 Jan 1856.
    5. Trijntje, born at Goudswaard on 29 Mar 1856.


    Koos Bielars (Holland)
    bielars30@zonnet.nl

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  2. Jane,
    Do you know this information about the Snijders-family:
    Generation I
    I. Heidersje Snijders,
    son:
    1. Teunis Snijders, born at Goudswaard around 1823.

    Generation II
    II. Teunis Snijders,born at Goudswaard around 1823, married at Goudswaard on 25 May 1845 with Grietje van der Bie, daughter of Kornelis van der Bie and Trijntje van der Jagt, born at Zuid-Beijerland on 12 Mar 1822.
    5 children:
    1. Kornelis, born at Goudswaard on 24 Feb 1846.
    2. Hendrik, born at Goudswaard on 3 Dec 1848.
    3. Trijntje, born at Goudswaard on 3 Jul 1850, died (5 years old) at Goudswaard on 26 Dec 1855.
    4. Jakob, born at Goudswaard on 25 Jan 1853, died (2 years old) at Goudswaard on 2 Jan 1856.
    5. Trijntje, born at Goudswaard on 29 Mar 1856.

    Greetings
    Koos Bielars

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