Person:Koene van der Schuur (1)

Koene Sibolts van der Schuur
m. 17 May 1798
  1. Koene Sibolts van der Schuur1803 - 1876
  2. Jan Sijbolds van der Schuur1806 -
  3. Roelf Sibolts van der Schuur1812 - Bef 1851
m. 1 Dec 1831
  1. Hillechien van der Schuur1832 - 1892
  2. Hindertje van der Schuur1835 -
  3. Hindrik van der Schuur1836 -
  4. Alstje van der Schuur1838 -
Facts and Events
Name Koene Sibolts van der Schuur
Gender Male
Christening[1] 24 Apr 1803 Midwolda, Groningen, Netherlands
Marriage 1 Dec 1831 Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlandscivil
to Biena Walles Mulder
Death? 17 Nov 1876 Oostburg, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Burial? 20 Nov 1876 Oostburg, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

Gronem1849 Om leraar bij de Afgescheidenen te worden

The beginning of this history takes us back to 1846, when numbers of families and even whole congregations with their ministers left the Netherlands and settled in the Western part of Michigan. At the same time, we find many families coming into Wisconsin and finding new homes in Sheboygan County, predominantly in the Township of Holland. The State Church of the Netherlands gave them no right to worship God according to their belief and conscience and even persecuted them, so they came to seek a new freedom in this land. While no entire congregation came here with a minister, the early settlers did begin to hold religious services, and as soon as possible sought to find a man of God who would preach the Word and lead them in their Christian lives. In the year 1850, the Reformed Church of Oostburg was organized at East Oostburg, and in that same year, the Rev. K. Vander Schuur came to this new church from the Reformed Church at Graafschap, Michigan. The first meetings of this church group were held in a log schoolhouse. How many families or members comprised the church at its organization we cannot now say, as the earliest records of the church have been lost in a parsonage fire. However, in the year 1854, an early Classis report shows that this church numbered about 60 families and 122 communicant members who were visited by the Pastor several times a year. The congregation pays $150.00 toward the support of their

  1. Kerkeboek 1596-1811 Kerkelijke gemeente Midwolda, in Midwolda, Groningen, Netherlands. Doop-, Trouw- en Begraafboeken
    Inventarisnummer 294, 1596-1811.

    Dopeling: Koene gedoopt op 24-04-1803 te Midwolda
    Vader: Sijbolt Koenes
    Moeder: Hilliggen Roelfs

    Bron: Registraties vóór 1811 | Soort registratie: doopakte | (Akte)datum: 24-04-1803 | Plaats: Midwolda

    Kerkeboek 1596-1811, archiefnummer 124, Doop-, trouw- en begraafboeken enz. in de provincie Groningen, inventarisnummer 294
    Gemeente: Kerkelijke gemeente Midwolda
    Periode: 1596-1811