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The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
With the DeJongs and Dalenbergs of Cook County, Illinois (orignating in the Netherlands)
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Pieter De Jong (M)
(7 August 1811 - 15 June 1893)
Last Edited=18 May 2005

Pieter DeJong
     Pieter De Jong was born on 7 August 1811 in Netherlands.1 Pieter worked as a school teacher in Warmenhuizen, Noord Holland, Netherlands.1 Pieter married Trijnte Dalenberg, daughter of Cornelis Pieterz Dalenberg and Trijnte Klaasdr Akkerman.1 Pieter and Trijnte had at least ten children. These children are Jan, Cornelius, Jantje, Dirk, Klaas, Maartje, Trijntje, Antje, Jakob and Pieter.1
          Pieter and Trijnte probably immigrated between 1844 and 1849 on board the ship Massachusetts with their children. Moody writes, "Pieter de Jong was a powerful influence in early Roseland culture. He was deeply involved in the church and school activities. One of the nine founding fathers of Roseland, Pieter was known as 'de Meester.' He was the first school teacher in de Hooge Prairie and an Elder in the First Reformed Church of Roseland."1 After coming to the U.S., Pieter De Jong was also known as Peter De Young.
          Pieter, age 39, and Trijnte, age 36, were enumerated on the 1850 Federal Census in Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were their children: John (age 13), Cornelius (age 12), Jantje (age 11), Dirk (age 10), Klaas (enumerated as a female, age 7), Margarett (age 6), and Catherin (age 1). Mrs. Nancy Johanaca (age 50, widow) and Nella (perhaps her daughter, age 20) also live with this family. The relationship between these families is not known.2 Pieter worked as a farmer. His real estate was valued at $500.2 Follow the link to see the census image.
          Pieter, age 49, and Catherine, age 45, were enumerated on the 1860 Federal Census for the Blue Island Post Office in Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were their five youngest children: Klaas (age 17, farmer), Maartje (age 15), Catharine (age 9), Antje (age 8), and Jakob (age 5). Their oldest children, Cornelius, John, Jane (now Mrs. Madroom) and Dirk are enumerated on the same census page as their parents which indicate that they were neighbors. The farm vas worth $4,050 and his personal property was valued as $415.3 Follow the link to see the census image.
          Peter, age 59, and Catherine, age 55, were enumerated on the 1870 Federal Census for the Calumet Post Office in Hyde Park, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Catharina (age 19), Anna (age 18), and Jacob (age 15). It appears that all of their other children are out in their own households.4 Pieter worked as a farmer. His real estate was valued at $3,000 and his personal estate was worth $500.4 Follow the link to see the census image.
          Catherine died on 5 December 1883, leaving Pieter a widower.1 Pieter died on 15 June 1893 in Roseland, Cook County, Illinois.1

Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Pieter Cornelisz Dalenberg

Children of Pieter De Jong and Trijnte Dalenberg
Jan De Jong+ b. 28 Dec 1836, d. 18 May 1909
Cornelius De Jong+ b. 22 Feb 1838, d. 8 Dec 1914
Jantje De Jong+ b. 28 May 1839, d. 2 May 1911
Dirk De Jong+ b. 15 Jun 1840, d. 3 Jan 1914
Klaas De Jong b. 21 Mar 1842, d. 13 Aug 1924
Maartje De Jong b. 22 Aug 1844, d. 30 Dec 1924
Trijntje De Jong+ b. 2 Sep 1850, d. 6 Jul 1927
Antje De Jong+ b. 4 May 1852, d. 31 Mar 1916
Reverend Jakob De Jong+ b. 31 Oct 1854, d. 16 May 1932
Pieter De Jong b. 18 Mar 1862, d. 20 Sep 1862

Citations

  1. [S328] Moody, Larry. Moody/Dudley Tree. Online <http://awt.ancestry.com>, <e-mail address>. Text downloaded 29 Jul 2001.
  2. [S108] Illinois. Cook County. 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M432, roll 103. Washington: National Archives.
  3. [S393] Illinois. Cook County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M653, roll 169. Washington: National Archives.
  4. [S406] Illinois. Cook County. 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 212. Washington: National Archives.


         
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