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First settlers [17 May 2013]

Besides Rev. and Mrs. Marten Anne (and Jetske) Ypma, the contingent making the voyage on the VESTA, embarking at Rotterdam on April 7, 1847, and arriving at Holland in early June, included

  • Gerrit and Maaike De Groot,
  • Johannes and Leentje Groen,
  • Fokke and Kneerke Bakker,
  • Ulke and Klaaske De Vries,
  • Douwe and Teetske Bouma,
  • Eeke and Okke Zijlstra,
  • Geert and Zije Heemstra,
  • Fokke and Berber Heemstra,
  • Jan and Aaltje Elsma,
  • Luwe and Jouke Dijkstra,
  • Jan and Helbracht Fellenga,
  • Wiebe and Hiske Ploegstra,
  • Jan and Atte Wever,
  • Albert and Trijntje Van Vliet,
  • Jokab and Sitske Van Der Veen,
  • Christiaan and Boontje Wever,
  • Teerke and Geertje Berkompas, and the single persons,
  • Anske De Bruin,
  • Jan Brechtjes,
  • Christe Mensching,
  • Roelof Kroodsma,
  • Geert Van Der Schouw,
  • Boltje Bijl,
  • Sjoerd Schaaf,
  • Pieter Schaaf,
  • Derk Willems,
  • Jakob Buwalda,
  • Douwe J. Wijngaarden,
  • Andries Toonstra,
  • Janske Hoekstra,
  • Dirkje De Groot, and
  • Maatje and Boontje (surnames not given).

The second contingent left Amsterdam six weeks later, making its voyage on the ALBATROSS, including the married men

  • Hessel O. Yntema,
  • Hendrik Dam,
  • Pieter Darsten,
  • Eike De Vries,
  • Pieter Damstra, and
  • Jan K. Bos, and the single men
  • Douwe Bergsma and
  • Poppe Steigenga.

--henk 14:22, 17 May 2013 (EDT)


Vesta [17 May 2013]

24 May 1847 U.S.A. (no specific place stated) Rotterdam, Netherlands Ship:Vesta

Focke Oeges Bakker38Male
Kneerke M. Nee Gerkema Bakker32Female
J. F. Bakker7Male
Marijke Bakker4Female
W. Beck23Male
J. Bengle18Male
Geertje Nee Posthuma Berkompas33Female
Focke Abrahams Berkompas33Male
Tantje Berkompas10Female
A. F. Berkompas7Male
Baukje Berkompas5Female
Magdalena Berkompas2Female
Jeltje Harmens Bijl40Male
Douwe Rientzes Bouma36Male
Teetske P. Nee Hoekstra Bouma28Female
Rietzes Douwe Bouma2Male
P. Douwes Bouma0Male
Jacob Geerts Buwalda26Male
Maaike H. Nee Beregstra Degroot36Female
Gerrit Eltjes Degroot31Male
Pierke Degroot13Male
Akke Degroot4Male
Trijntje Degroot2Female
Marten Dejong10Male
H. J. Dejong7Female
A. J. Dejong4Female
A. J. Dejong2Female
Uilke Tjitzes Devries34Male
Klaaske K Nee Kooistra Devries31Female
W. W Devries11Male
Ank Devries10Male
T. Devries8Female
Klass Devries8Male
Dutje Devries5Female
S. Devries5Female
Yke Devries2Female
Lieuwe Ages Dijkstra31Male
Dirkje E. Nee Dejong Dijkstra30Female
A. S. Dijkstra3Female
Aaltje P. Nee Schaaf Elsma28Female
Jan Jackles Elsma26Male
W. L. Geide23Male
Mag Leentje Nee Berkompas Groen35Female
Johannes B. Groen35Male
Atte J. Heimstra30Male
Fokke Tjeerds Hiemstra62Male
Berber J. Nee Hoekstra Hiemstra59Female
Tjeerd Fokkes Hiemstra23Male
Janske Jensje Hoekstra24Male
Zijke J. Hoekstra21Male
Roelof Hanzes Kroodsma31Male
Gelbrecht B. Medema36Male
D. L. Miller47Male
Boontje Loukes Piekstra29Female
Mattje Loukes Piekstra24Female
Hiske B. Nee Miedema Ploegsma46Female
Wiebe Wiltjes Ploegsma46Male
Peter Schaaf30Male
Sjoerd Pieters Schaaf26Male
A. S. Terpstra26Male
Gerrit Martens Vanderschouw26Male
Sitske Nee Dijkstra Vanderveen54Female
Jacob Sierts Vanderveen41Male
Sierks Jacob Vanderveen13Male
Jacobs J Vanderveen12Male
Albert Pieters Vanvliet32Male
Trijntje J. Nee Knas Vanvliet29Female
Dirk Willems Vellenga42Male
H. Dirk Vellenga6Male
Willem Dirk Vellenga4Male
Jan Roelofs Vellinga33Male
Gerbin Reinders Wassenaar42Male
Christian Wensink50Male
Hendrik Jans Wever57Male
H. J. Wever30Male
J. M. Wever0Male
Douwe Jans Wijngaarden26Male
Maarten Annes Ypema36Male
Jetske Nee Vandertol Ypema27Female
M. H. Ypema1Female
Elke Klazes Zijlstra32Male
Okke P. Nee Post Zijlstra30Female
--Jennifer (JBS66) 14:35, 17 May 2013 (EDT)

Albatross [17 May 2013]

12 Jul 1847 U.S.A. (no specific place stated) Amsterdam, Netherlands Ship: Albatross

Douwe Douwes Bergsma37Male
Roelof Bongaerts58Male
F. Bongaerts56Male
E. Bongaerts34Female
Martinus Bongaerts34Male
Roelof Bongaerts10Male
J. I Bongaerts8Female
A. Bremkahoff25Female
Lummigje Kruis Karsten Dam42Female
Hendrik Willems Dam42Male
Herman Gerrit Dam20Male
Pieter Cornelius Damstra27Male
P. Nee Hartog Damstra26Female
Yke Elke Devries41Male
Libbertje R. Devries39Female
Tjidzes Devries11Male
Magdalena Devries9Female
Renke Devries4Male
Ueke Devries1Male
Frank Renkes Hornstra22Male
Pieter H. Karsten
Pieter H. Karsten
Pieter Harmens Karsten23Male
Wigert Harms Karsten22Male
Hendrik Harms Karsten16Male
Jans Harms Karsten14Male
Jentje Karsten13Female
Annigje Karsten10Female
G. Keitrink47Female
A. Keitrink31Male
C. M. Lauters50Male
E. Lauters47Female
G. J. Lauters12Male
Barteld Luten43Male
G. A. Luten39Female
Hiram Luten13Male
Lambert Luten10Male
G. Luten6Female
M. Luten4Female
Albatrosia Luten0Female
J. Mulbuin50Male
D. Mulbuin47Female
Cornelis Peters41Male
Maria A. Peters39Female
H. Peters19Male
J. I Peters13Female
H. C. Peters13Male
M. H. Peters9Female
W. I Peters6Male
Elisabeth S. Polsma28Female
Reinze Pieters Polsma27Male
H. Polsma2Male
C. Rauscher12Female
W. Small47Female
M. Small15Female
J. I Vandenbelt43Female
Lucas Vandenbelt42Male
J. Vandenbelt17Female
H. Vandenbelt15Male
J. I Vandenbelt13Male
B. Vandenbelt6Female
J. Vandenbelt5Male
R. Vandenbergen44Female
P. Vandenbergen35Male
P. F. Albert Vandenbergen11Male
A. G. Vandenbergen9Male
M. Vandenbergen6Male
P. Vandenbergen0Male
Frederik Jan Vanlente46Male
Maria Nee Horning Vanlente42Female
Berend Lambertus Vanlente23Male
Hermina Nee Blom Vanlente22Female
Gerrit Vanlente21Male
Roelofje Vanlente18Female
Geertje Vanlente14Female
Johannes Vanlente12Male
Frederika J. Vanlente10Female
Hendrikus Vanlente7Male
C. Vanpier50Female
C. Vanpier43Male
 ??? I Vanpier12Female
A. I Vanpier11Male
A. G. Vanpier9Male
J. Vanpier6Female
W. Vanpier2Female
G. Vanzwol40Female
H. Vanzwol39Male
A. Vanzwol11Male
A. S. Vanzwol9Male
G. Vanzwol4Male
N. Vanzwol0Male
Karst Weener41Male
Martha Weener36Female
Walter Weener12Male
Hendrika Weener10Female
J. Weener10Male
Harm Weener6Male
H. Weener4Female
Hessel Ottes Yntema36Male
Klaaske Douwe Vanderkooi Yntema35Female
Otte H. Yntema13Male
Douwes H. Yntema9Male
Akke H. Yntema7Female
Sjoukje H. Yntema5Female
Bouke H. Yntema4Male
Sjoerd H. Yntema3Male
Johannes H. Yntema1Male
--Jennifer (JBS66) 14:39, 17 May 2013 (EDT)