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The VanderWeyst Family

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Re: The VanderWeyst Family

Posted: 26 Oct 2012 6:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Oct 2012 7:59PM GMT
Hi sbernhard1,

I think I have found more on William. That is, if your grandfather Joseph was born around 1924 and dad William was married to a Dina....

If so, I traced William back through the various censuses:

1940: William Vanderwyst, Little Chute, est. birth year 1880
1930: Wm Vanderwyst, Little Chute, est. birth year 1880
1920: William Vanderweist, Outagamie, est. birth year 1878

Wife in all these 3 censuses was Dina(h).

Further back!

1910: William Vanderweyest, Mayhew Lake, Benton, Minnesota, est. birth year 1878
He is living with his brother John and his family , and his parents Frank (66 yrs) and Hendrid (69yrs).

1900: No William to be found, but the parents:
Frank Vanderwyst, Little Chute, 55 yrs, born Feb 1845
Harriet Vanderwyst, 59 yrs, born Feb. 1841
Est. year of marriage 1873
And a son, Peter, born May 1874

So now we have the names of William's parents, Frank and Hendrid/Harriet and 2 brothers; John and Peter

In all the censuses the est. immigration year is between 1889 and 1891

So far for the US side, now the passage...
And luckily there they are ( )

Ship Veendam, dep. Rotterdam, arr. 09 Apr 1891

Vanderwijst, Hendrina, female, 49 yrs
Vanderwijst, Frans, male, 46
Vanderwijst, Petrus, male, 15
Vanderwijst, Hendrik, male, 13
Vanderwijst, Johannes, male, 11
Vanderwijst, Willem, male, 8

The ages mentioned on early passenger records are often not very accurate, so the difference between the actual age and the mentioned age is not unusual....
At least the approximate names are known now.

From thereon the Dutch details are easy to find in this case on also with English interface. I put them together for you (US names are between brackets).

Francis van der Wijst (Frank)
Born Uden 02 Feb 1845
Son of Francis van der Wijst and Adriana van der Heijden
Married Boekel 03 May 1872 to:
Hendrina van den Heuvel (Hendrid, Harriet)
Born Boekel 10 Feb 1841
Daughter of Hendricus van den Heuvel and Petronella Verriet

1. Adrianus van der Wijst, male
Born Boekel 22 Mar 1873, died Schaijk 01 Jan 1883

2. Petrus van der Wijst, male (Peter)
Born Boekel 06 May 1874

3. Hendricus van der Wijst, male
Born Boekel 01 Sep 1875

4. Wilhelmus van der Wijst, male (William)
Born Boekel 21 june 1877

5. Johannes Francis van der Wijst, male (John)
Born Boekel 24 Dec 1878

6. Theodorus van der Wijst, male
Born Schaijk 05 May 1881, died Schaijk 11 May 1882

I hope I have helped you a little bit....
If you would like to get more info or go back further in time, please let me know. I will see what I can do then.

Kind regards,
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Becky VanderWeyst 3 Jan 2000 8:02PM GMT 
sharon morgan 12 May 2001 8:18AM GMT 
abvander 10 Jun 2003 5:16PM GMT 
Becky VanderWeyst 10 Jun 2003 6:51PM GMT 
abvander 11 Jun 2003 7:30PM GMT 
sbernhardt1 18 Jun 2011 4:00AM GMT 
Najage 31 Jul 2011 11:39PM GMT 
sbernhardt1 26 Oct 2012 3:27PM GMT 
Mariannenl 27 Oct 2012 12:56AM GMT 
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