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Emigration from Texel

For about fifteen years my brother Thijs and I are researching the genealogy of all the residents of the island Texel before 1811. In the spring of 1999 a small part of the collected information was put on the internet. Immediately I was contacted by American descendants of former residents of Texel.

Hundreds of people left the island between 1850 and 1920 and emigrated to the United States, Australia and South Africa. Some families lived for ages in Texel, before they made this big decision. Others were "strangers", who came around 1840 to the new polder Eierland in Texel. Their roots were often situated in the area of Goeree, an island in the province of Zuid-Holland.

In many cases I was able to provide the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren of these emigrants with information about their ancestors. A lot of work, but it was a rewarding job, because they were able to tell me interesting stories about the lifes of the first and second generation of immigrants in the United States.

You will find here information about emigrants from different sources, arranged by surname. If you have any queries, please contact me. In return I should like to hear some of the family history. Not only the dates, but also the preserved stories.

Greetings from the Netherlands

Miriam

Updated 1 March 2008

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Miriam Klaassen

Surnames

    Due to the huge amount of information, the surnames are spread over four subpages. Women are mentioned in the text about their husbands, but there is also a referrence in the chapter of their maiden name. You can navigate by clicking on a surname.

    • Aleman
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Michigan, US.
    • Bakelaar
      Goedereede, NL > Texel, NL > Passaic, New Jersey, US.
    • Bakker
      Texel, NL > Haledon, New York, US.
    • Barhorst
      Damme in Oldenburg , Germany > Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Den Bleijker
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Kalamazoo, Michigan, US and New Jersey, US.
    • Blik
      Texel, NL > Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.
    • De Block
      Stllendam, NL > Texel, NL > Paterson and Lodi, New Jersey, US.
    • De Boer
      Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Bok
      Texel, NL > Den Helder, NL > England > New York, US.
    • Breen
      Texel, NL > Graafschap, Michigan, US; Paterson, New Jersey, US; Chicago, Illinois, US.
    • Bremer
      Texel, NL > Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.
    • Broekkamp
      Amsterdam, NL > Texel, NL > US.
    • Bruin
      Texel, NL > Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.
    • Daalder
      Texel, NL > Montague, Michigan, US > Grand Rapids, Michigan, US; Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Dalmeijer
      Texel, NL > Michigan, US; Los Angeles, California, US; Pretoria, South Africa; Java, Indonesia.
    • Dekker
      Texel, NL > US.
    • Dijker
      Texel, NL > Den Helder, NL > Amsterdam, NL > Chicago, US.
    • Dijt
      Texel, NL > US.
    • Dogger
      Texel, NL > Michigan, US.
    • Dros
      Texel, NL > ??, US.
    • Eelman
      Texel, NL > Michigan, US; Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Van Es
      Stellendam, NL > Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Griek
      Texel, NL > Long Island, New York, US.
    • Van Grouw
      Texel, NL > Haledon, New York, US.
    • Halsema
      Kloosterburen, NL > Texel, NL > Lafayette, Indiana, US.
    • Van Heerwaarden
      Texel, NL > Passaic, New Jersey, US.
    • Hoek
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Michigan, US.
    • Hoogheid
      Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Ihrman
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Kalamazoo, Michigan, US.
    • Immerzeel
      Monster, NL > Texel, NL > US.
    • Janssen
      Stellendam, NL > Texel, NL > Passaic, New Jersey, US.
    • De Jong
      Lexmond, NL > Texel, NL > Grand Haven, Michigan, US.
    • Kalf
      Texel, NL > ??, US.
    • Keijser
      Texel, NL > Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.
    • Kievit
      Stellendam, NL > Texel, NL > Hackensack village, New Jersey, US.
    • Klaassen
      Texel, NL > Den Helder, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Van der Kloot
      Oud-Vossemeer, NL > Texel, NL and Haarlemmermeer, NL > Chicago, Illinois, US.
    • Knol
      Warffum, NL > Texel, NL > ??, US.
    • Kooiman
      Melissant, NL > Texel, NL > Grand Haven, Michigan, US.
    • Kortenhoeven
      Lexmond, NL > Texel, NL > Haarlemmermeer, NL > Indiana, US.
    • Kranenburg
      Onwaard, NL > Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Kuiper
      Texel, NL > Michigan, US; New Jersey, US.
    • Liedmeijer
      Mettingen, Prussia > Texel, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US > St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, US.
    • Logman
      Maastricht, NL > Texel, NL > Australia.
    • Maas
      Voerendaal, NL > Texel, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Mantje
      Texel, NL > Passaic, New Jersey, US.
    • Meijer
      Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Monté
      Middelharnis, NL > Texel, NL > ??, US.
    • Moojen
      Texel, NL > Grand Haven, Michigan, US.
    • Mulder
      Epe, NL > Texel, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Pippeling
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Paterson, NJ, US.
    • Plavier
      Texel, NL > ?, US.
    • Van Prooyen
      Sommelsdijk, NL > Texel, NL > Haarlemmermeer, NL, > Chicago, Illinois, US.
    • Van Putten
      Ooltgensplaat, NL > Texel, NL > Grand Haven, Ottowa, Michigan, US.
    • Reuvers
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Pella, Iowa, US.
    • Reuzenaar
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Tippecanoe County, Indiana, US.
    • De Ridder
      Jaarsveld, NL > Lexmond, NL > Texel, NL > Allegan County, Michigan, US; Hospers, Iowa, US; Paterson, New Jersey, US; East Williston, New York, US
    • Roeper
      Texel, NL > Grand Rapids, Michigan, US.
    • Salm
      Texel, NL > Muskegon, Michigan, US; Illinois, US.
    • Sandifort
      England > Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Passaic, US.
    • Schagen
      Texel, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Siersema
      Ulrum, NL > Texel, NL > Olive, Ottowa, Michigan, US.
    • Sikkelee
      Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, NL > Ede, NL > Texel, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Smit
      Texel, NL > ??, US.
    • Stark
      Texel, NL > Passaic and Milville, New Jersey, US.
    • Steenland
      Nieuwerkerk, NL > Texel, NL > New Jersey, US.
    • Steinman
      ??, NL > ??, US.
    • Tanis
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Passaic, New Jersey, US; Chicago, Illinois, US; ??, US.
    • Timmer
      Texel, NL > Holland, Michigan, US; Muskegon, Michigan, US.
    • Trap
      Texel, NL > Muskegon, Michigan, US.
    • Venhuizen
      Province Groningen, NL > Texel, NL > Kalamazoo, Michigan, US > Holland, Michigan, US.
    • Verbaarschot
      Haarlem, NL > Texel, NL > Paterson, New Jersey, US.
    • Verduin
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > ??, US.
    • Vlaming
      Texel, NL > Passaic, New Jersey, US; Grand Rapids, Michigan, US > Northwest Iowa, US.
    • Van der Vliet
      Ouddorp, NL > Texel, NL > Zijpe, NL > Anna Paulowna, NL > Roseland, Chicago, Illinois, US.
    • Voigt
      Wijhe, NL > Texel, NL > Oranje Vrijstaat, South Africa.
    • Zeedijk
      Den Bommel, NL > Texel, NL > Michigan, US.

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