"Oudubon"

The “Oudubon” contained Dutchmen from the village of Hellendoorn in the Province of Overijsel in the Netherlands. They were followers of the Rev. Seine Bolks. They left the village on August 18, 1847 not yet knowing where it was they wanted to settle, either in Michigan or in Wisconsin. They left the city of Zwolla and arrived in Rotterdam 3 days later. From there they left for London by steam boat. On September 3 1847 they boarded the ship “Oudubon” and headed for America arriving in New York on October 11, 1847 after a 37 day journey, having only lost only one life at sea. A female.

 They spent the winter working at Syracuse New York until the spring of 1848. They left then in May on the Erie Canal. To Buffalo by a steamer to the Black Lake on June 1, 1848. They first decided to go to Graafschap, but then ended up going more to the east where more land was available: Thus the begining of Overisel Michigan.

Retyped and put on to the internet by Luann DeVries.


 Name                   Sex     Age           Occupation              From

 Steerage Passengers

 Rev.Seine Bolks(M)32,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Geerde Brower Bolks(F)32,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Albert Bolks(M)17,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Janet Bolks(M)15,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Bolks(M)12,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane(Johanna)Bolks(F)9,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Andrew Lankheet(M)57,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet Lankheet(F)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johannah Lankheet(F)20,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Everdiene(F)40,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Lankheet(M)30,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerrit Vdelthuis(M)37,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Susan Zwiertje Velthuis(F)35,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Velthuis(M)30,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johanna Velthuis(F)20,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jan Velthuis(M)11,Agruculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mannes Kleinheksel(M)30,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Kleinheksel(F)27,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 William Kleinheksel(M)17,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Arend Tesselink(M)58,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrika Tesselink(F)55,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Tesselink(M)24,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet Tesselink(F)22,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Tesseling(F)15,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Tesseling(M)13,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 William Tesseling(M)11,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hubert(Egbert)Nykerk(M)26,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Sarah Tesselink Nykerk(F)28,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrika Nykerk(F)?, Infant,Born at Sea
 Leonard(Lefert)Slotman(M)38,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johanna Slotman(F)34,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrick Slotman(M)13,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Slotman(M)10,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet Slotman(F)8mos.,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Slotman(M)6,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Antony Slotman(M)4,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Andrew Slotman(M)3,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Immink(M)27,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Ellen Immink(F)58,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Immink(M)29,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Ellen Immink(F)26,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Dinah Immink(F)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Immink(M)18,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johanna Immink(F)13mos.,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrika Immink(F)30,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet Immink(F)35,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Schipper(M)35,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Schippers(F)34,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Schippers(M)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johanna Schippers(F)20,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Joner(Tonia)Schipper(F)18,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerrit Schippers(M)15,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Diena Schippers(F)11,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Arend Schippers(M)44,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jacob Lankheet(M)36,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Lankheet(F)33,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Lankheet(M)7,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Joseph Lankheet(M)5,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet Lankheet(F)3mos.,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Schurman(M)42,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Alyda Schurman(F)33,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Catherine(Geestje)Schurman(F)10,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Schurman(F)8,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet(Altje)Schurman(F)6,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Catherine Schurman(F)3,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Schurman(F)1,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John(Evert J.)Fokkert(M)50,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane(Janna)Fokkert(F)43,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Aaron Harmine Fokkert(M)6,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Abraham Mannes Nijenhuis(M)67,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Nijenhuis(F)61,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerritt Nijenhuis(M)34,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Nijenhuis(M)33,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mannes Nijenhuids(M)3,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henrikus Nijenhuis(M)1,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Frances Fredrika Pieters(F)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerrard(Gerrit)Pieters(Baby)Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Pieters(M)60,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Aaron Pieters(M)26,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Christian Bovenkamp(M)56,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Bovenkamp(F)31,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerrard Bovenkamp(M)3,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Aaron Bovenkamp(Baby)Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrik Bovenkamp(M)6,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Dinah Durvenkade(F)20,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Martin Lister(M)22,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mannes Boers(M)65,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henricks Boers(M)65,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Boers(M)28,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Boers(F)20,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Engelbert Hartgerink(M)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John(Gerrit J.)Brouwer(M)36,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Brouwer(F)26,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerrit Brouwer(M)2,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henrick Brouwer(M)65,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Walter Bruindsd(M)39,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Bruins(M)13,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hourok Bruins(F)30,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henrick Bruins(M)14,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henry Bruins(M)13,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 William Bruins(M)12,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Thomas Bruins(M)5,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Bruins(F)10,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Wolters(M)39,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Wolters(F)43,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Wolters(M)14,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Joseph Wolters(M)13,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henrick Wolters(M)5,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 David Koersley(M)30,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Koersley(F)30,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 William Koersley(M)5,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Vruwink(M)50,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Joseph Vruwink(M)20,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johannah Vruwink(F)16,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henrick Vruwink(M)14,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Albert Vruwink(M)10,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Vruwink(F)22,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Vruwink(F)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Overbeck(M)47,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Overbeck(F)39,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Overbeck(M)13,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Sutride Overbeck(F)11,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Cornelius Voor Horst(M)35,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henry Beltman(M)28,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrick Maatman(M)60,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Wilhelmina Maatman(F)60,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Maatman(M)33,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet Maatman(F)27,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Mary Maatman(F)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrik Maatman(M)20,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrik Klumper(M)37,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Johanna Klumper(F)35,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Frederick Klumper(M)11,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Dinah(Diena)Klumper(F)0,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John(Gerrit J.)Klumper(M)Infant,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrik Kroese(M)56,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Catherine Kroese(F)56,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Kroese(M)10,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Bernard Kroesed(M)5,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henrica Kroese(F)Infant,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrik Droste(M)56,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Harriet(Hermina)Droste(F)51,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Gerrit Droste(M)23,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Droste(M)7,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Aaron Berent Timmerman(M)47,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Jane Timmerman(F)51,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrick Timmerman(M)20?,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Henry Timmerman(M)19,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Aaron Mannes Timmerman(M)16,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 Hendrik Timmerman(M)5,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands
 John Achteres(M)54,Agriculturist,Overijsel,Netherlands


 Cabin Passengers

 Mrs.Jane Chapman(F)27,England
 Miss.Sarah Chapman(F)8,England
 Mr.Schufraham(M)35,Agriculturist,U.S.A.
 Mr.W.Butcher(M)31,Agriculturist,England
 Mrs.Sophia Butcher(F)31,Agriculturist,England
 William Butcher(M)6,Agriculturist,England
 Lavinor Butcher(M)3,Agriculturist,England
 Weymouth Buther(M)6mos.,Agriculturist,England
 Emily Palina(F)13,Agriculturist,England
 Mr.Egbert Myers(M)45,Agriculturist,Netherlands
 Miss.Maargretta Myers(F)20,Agriculturist,Netherlands

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