- de Cock
- van Raalte
- van de Luyster
- van der Meulen,
- van der Meulen
- van de Luijster
- Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands
- Bentheim, Niedersachsen, Germany
- Coevorden, Drenthe, Netherlands
- Drenthe, Netherlands
- Drenthe, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
- Graafschap, Allegan, Michigan, United States
- Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
- New Groningen, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
- Nieuw-Schoonebeek, Schoonebeek, Drenthe, Netherlands
- Noordbarge, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands
- Overisel, Allegan
- Smilde, Drenthe, Netherlands
- Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
- Year range
- 1846 - 1872
While working on the Immigrants from: Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe and reading a book about emigrants from Drenthe. I thought why should I not try to make some kind of chronological summary in WeRelate and tell the story of these Landverhuizers (Emigrants) (For Groningen see: Groningen)
Between 1835 and 1935 , many people from Friesland, Groningen & Drenthe migrated to the U.S.A. to start a new life.
It was a massive step: there would be a little change to return to the land of their ancestors, if the new country failed to live up to expectations.
Many of these "Friezen", "Groningers" & “Drenthen” settled in Michigan. Of the first 6 settlers arriving in the forests of Michigan 2 came from the Village of Noordbarge and 3 from Coevorden. Other Settlers went to Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and more
After the sufferings during the winter of 1846-1847, they started on the 9 February 1847 with building the first log cabin in the woods of Michigan. During the year 1847 many migrants found their way to ‘de stad Holland’ and soon many of them bought their own piece of land and founded small hamlets and villages which they named after their county of origin, such as Groningen, Vriesland, Overisel, Zeeland, Graafschap (after Graafschap Bentheim), which lies next to Drenthe and Overijssel). Specific there was no "real" border between Bentheim, Drenthe and Overijssel. Many people had family in both Bentheim and Drenthe/Overijssel.see: 
Duitsland) en ook Drenthe.
Most people left because of the bad life conditions (Late-blight , epidemics like cholera & influenza) in those days but some left because of their religion and their story starts with Hendrik de Cock and the Secession. However I intend not to write about religion, but just to make a Historical, Genealogical, Chronological summary about immigration from Groningen, Friesland & Drenthe to the United States.
So Chronological, the date to start with:
||Hubertus Luitweiler (Vlissingen, John Cappon, Jacob Puynbroek, fam. de Kruyf, fam Daane, Eernisse and other families from Zeeland settled in (Rochester,Pultneyville, Lyons)
||Low economic situation in the Netherlands:bad life conditions (Late-blight , epidemics like cholera & influenza).
||Foundation of the "Vereeniging van Christenen voor de Hollandsche volkshuisvesting naar de Vereenigde Staten in Noord -Amerika"(The Foundations of the Union of Christians for the Dutch Emigration to the United States in North America")
||First 14 settlers left with a Letter (Derk Arnoud, Louize Cramer, Willem Kwinkelenberg, Neeltje Francyna Arnoud, Jan Jacob Arnoud, Nieske Gerritse and their children.(need to be added)
||Arrival of de "Hollander" with about 50 people from Aalten, Dinxperloo and Varsevel, Velp, Arnhem and Zeeland they headed for Milwaukee
||Isaac Wyckoff, minister in Albany reads the letter from van Raalte and decides to help them
||Departure Albertus van Raalte from Arnhem
||Southener, arriving at New York, 19 November 1946
||Isabella Bath  with Jan Rabbers & Willem Kremers arrives in New York, they walked from Buffalo to Detroit.
||Arrival at the house of Isaac Fairbanks and rev G.N. Smith: Albertus van Raalte, Evert Zagers, Egbert Frederiks, Jan Laarman, Willem Notting and his wife, Jannes Lankheer. 5 of them from Drenthe.
||First Log Cabin, Founding of: Holland!!
||Marregien van der Rijn Notting dies,
||Rev. Scholte decides to go to Iowa with abt 800 people and founded Pella
||Harvest arrives in New York with emigrants mainly from Drenthe
||IJssel arrives in New York with emigrants from which many went to South Holland Illinois 
||Founding of New Groningen by Jan Rabbers
Jan Rabbers, who hailed from the village of Noordbarge founded Groningen.
He had hoped that many settlers from Drenthe would join him at his saw mill on the tributary of the Black river, but most moved towards an area near
Jan Hulst who originally came from Staphorst, a village in
Overijssel. At first it looked as if the village would also take this name but the Drenthen, who were in the majority, stopped this.
It was called Drenthe He made the point however with a sign in his frontgarden which read ‘hier begint Staphorst’
||Founding of Drenthe by Jan Hulst, First "Drent": Arend Smeding
||Sarah Sand arrives in Boston with Rev Hendrik Pieters Scholte
||Antoinette Marie [] arrives in New York with settlers from Bentheim and Drenthe
||Vesta arrives at New York, with Rev. Marten Ypma and 49 Frisians Tiete van Haitsma
||Founding of Vriesland, Michigan.
||Dank Caasliest  arrives with Riekeltje Schuring from Nieuwe Pekela wife of Rev. Klaas Wildeboer
||Kroonprinz von Hanover  arrives with Jannis van de Luijster and the settlers from Zeeland
||Founding of Graafschap
||Princess Sophia  arrives in New York with Rev. Cornelius van der Meulen(However he never wanted to emigrate)(see:)
||Founding of South Holland (Low Prairie)(SEE:)The South Holland area's first settlers were Dutch. Hendrik De Jong, his wife Geertje, and their 12 children had traveled west from New York to Holland, Michigan, then on to Illinois. In mid-1847, Hendrik De Jong purchased 300 acres along the Little Calumet River in what is now South Holland. The presence of the De Jong family attracted other Dutch immigrants to the area and soon a community called de Laage Prairie (the Low Prairie) was established. Among other early settlers were Jan Killewinger, Huip Scheuurwater, Antonie Rombout, Antje Paarlberg, and Jakob Duim.
||Founding of Zeeland
||Albatross  arrives in New York with the rest of the first Frisians.
||Arrival of Rev. Peter Zonne in Milwaukee 
||Doggerbank arrives in New York: The passengers were all farmers, and settled in the "Kolonie" in Holland, Michigan, and Roseland, Illinois.
||Arrival Rev. Scholte at what would become Pella
||Founding of Noordeloos Immigrants had arrived in the US in 1847/1848, residing a few months in Old Groningen, before moving to what is called Noordeloos in 1856.
||Disaster with the lake steamer Phoenix, abt 127 Dutch passengers died. Passengerlist
||Worp van Peyma arrives in North America with a group of friends from Het Bildt and Barradeel on board of Steamship Hermann
||Founding of Hooge Prairie(Roseland, Cook, Illinois) by: Johannes Ambuul, Jacob de Jong, Pieter de Jong, Klaas Dalenberg, Pieter Dalenberg, Jan Jonker, Cornelis Kuijper, Jan Ton, Leendert van der Sijde from Noord-Holland
||Cholera pandemic, Phytophthora infestans, Rinderpest and the fear for war with Prussia made many think about migration
||Emigration wave from Groningen & Friesland
||Founding of Orange City by Henry Hospers, Jelle Pelmulder,Henry John van der Waa,Leen van der Meer and Dirk van den Bos
||Emigration wave from Groningen, Friesland
||Holke Kundersma from Bozum seems to be the first Frisian who settles down in Whitinsville
||Doleantie 11 July schism in the Dutch Reformed Church
||New emigration wave from Friesland and Groningen, about 25.000 Frisians leave between 1890 and 1910 because of the great poverty in and around the "peat-areas"
To be continued
Categories: Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands | Bentheim, Niedersachsen, Germany | Coevorden, Drenthe, Netherlands | Drenthe, Netherlands | Drenthe, Ottawa, Michigan, United States | Graafschap, Allegan, Michigan, United States | Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States | New Groningen, Ottawa, Michigan, United States | Nieuw-Schoonebeek, Schoonebeek, Drenthe, Netherlands | Noordbarge, Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands | Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States | Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States | Smilde, Drenthe, Netherlands | Staphorst, Overijssel, Netherlands | Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States