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List of Kloosterman Emigrants

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According to the 2000 United States Census, more than 5 million Americans claim total or partial Dutch heritage.
Today the majority of the Dutch Americans live in Michigan, California, Montana, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin, Idaho, Utah, Iowa, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The living was hard in the Zeeland countryside of the 19e century and there was no future for most of the Kloosterman family. So in the mid 19e century and later the Kloosterman family split up and some adventurous Kloosterman sons took a chance to find fortune and went to America. 

By 1860 half of the then thirty thousand Netherlands-born residents of the United States were living in Michigan, Iowa or in Wisconsin where Dutch Catholic emigrants had settled in the fifties. in its peak the US received 20 million European emigrants between the 1880 and 1920 censuses! From January 1892 to June 1897 and from 1901 to 1931 a number of 78602 immigrants from the Netherlands passed through Ellis Island.

On the list of Dutch emigrants from Zeeland to America the next list of names is known:

Name Emigration date Place Born Details
Adriana Kloosterman 14-09-1910 Krabbendijke 11-09-1892 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Adriana Paulina Kloosterman 1894 or 1892 Kloetinge  

Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811. Emigration date 1984

This is the same Adriana Paulina [and her brother Daniel Gerard] that immigrated with her parents Cornelis Kloosterman and Dina Vette on the SS Dubbeldam in 1892. It is possible that Adriana Paulina [and her brother Daniel Gerard was not living with the family at the time of immigration, but that she had moved elsewhere to work. Sometime later it was discovered by the recording officials that Adriana Paulina [and her brother Daniel Gerard] was no longer in Zeeland, so she was recorded in the Register of Emigrants. However, it appears that the officials wrote down an incorrect year of immigration. The ship’s manifest verifies that Adriana Paulina [and her brother Daniel Gerard] did indeed leave for America in 1892, not 1894.
(credits to Calvin Bandstra, Iowa, USA for bringing this to my attention).

Christiaan Kloosterman 05-05-1902 Krabbendijke 13-04-1877 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Cornelis Kloosterman 1892 Rilland-Bath   Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
  •–» Cornelis Kloosterman, together with his family emigrated to America in the year 1892.
He arrived in New York on the SS Dubbeldam, 26 november 1892. On 04-01-1893 Cornelis and his family came to Emigrant Houses en stayed on the Empire farm. Some went from San Luis Valley, Colorado to Crook in the Platte valley, in the north west of Colorado. After a lot of hardship the Christian Reformed Church took pity on them, helped them and moved most of the emigrants to Iowa. Some went to Kansas and Nebraska. The family of Cornelis Kloosterman left for Pella, near lake RedRock, Iowa. Most of his descendants still live there. Cornelis Kloosterman was born on 13-01-1850 te Nisse and married Dina Vette, 30-09-1845 te Rilland Children:
Gommert, born 19-08-1875 Krabbendijke 
Adriana, born 23-03-1874 and died 28-08-28174 Krabbendijke 
Daniël Gerard, born 16-12-1876 te KrabbendijkeJacoba Margaretha, born 16-08-1878 Krabbendijke 
Adriana Paulina, 24-09-1879 Krabbendijke 
Elizabeth, born 17-01-1882 Rilland 
Geertruida, born 04-08-1884 Rilland 
Catharina, born 01-11-1887 Rilland 
Cornelis Vette*, born 16-08-1872 Rilland 
Cornelis Vette was a illigitimate child of Dina Vette, born before her marriage to Cornelis.
Cornelis Kloosterman 06-05-1910 Kruiningen 14-09-1889 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Daniel Gerard Kloosterman 1894 or 1892 Kortgene  

Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-81. Emigration date 1984

This is the same Daniel Gerard [and his sister Adriana Paulina] that immigrated with his parents Cornelis Kloosterman and Dina Vette on the SS Dubbeldam in 1892. It is possible that Daniel Gerard [and his sister Adriana Paulina] was not living with the family at the time of immigration, but that he had moved elsewhere to work. Sometime later it was discovered by the recording officials that Daniel Gerard [and his sister Adriana Paulina] was no longer in Zeeland, so he was recorded in the Register of Emigrants. However, it appears that the officials wrote down an incorrect year of immigration. The ship’s manifest verifies that Daniel Gerard [and his sister Adriana Paulina] did indeed leave for America in 1892, not 1894.
(credits to Calvin Bandstra, Iowa, USA for bringing this to my attention).

Elias Kloosterman 06-05-1910 Kruiningen 19-04-1891 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Izaak Bastiaan Kloosterman 1889 Heinkenszand 06-01-1835 Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
  •–» Izaak Bastiaan Kloosterman, born on 06-01-1835 as the son of Jan Nicolaaszoon Kloosterman and Anna Cornelia Vermande.
Izaak Bastiaan married, 40 years of age, 27-05-1875 in Goes with Jannetje van der Bliek, 24 years of age, born on 30-03-1851 in Goes. Izaak Bastiaan emigrated to the USA in 1889.
Jacob Cornelisz. Kloosterman 27-06-1892 Kapelle 30-06-1835 Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
  •–» Jacob Kloosterman emigrates, 27 June 1892, almost 57 years of age,
together with his wife and 5 children to America on the SS Werkendam. They arrived in New York 15-07-1892. 
Jacob Kloosterman, born 18-06-1835 in Kattendijke, married to Prijntje Boot born 30-05-1850 in Kortgene 
His father was Cornelis Jansz. Kloosterman, born 14-03-1805 in Nisse. Died 04-04-1879 in ‘s-Heer Abtskerke, married to Catharina Beenhakker 27-02-1829 in Kapelle
Children:
Lena Cornelia, born 28-06-1870 in Kortgene 
Catharina, born 27-10-1874 te Kapelle 
Cornelia, born 07-11-1883 in Kapelle 
Agatha, born 2-08-1885 in Kapelle 
Christiaan, born 20-03-1887 in Kapelle.
Jacobus Kloosterman 1891 Kapelle 31-12-1860 Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
  •–» Jacobus Kloosterman born on 31-12-1860 as the son of Johannes Kloosterman and Barbera Bosman,
his wife Adriana Wanabeke and their 18 month old son John togheter with Adriana’s widower father Adrian Wabeke aged 59, who was convinced to go with them embarked for America in 1891. They came over on the “SS Spaarndam”, from Rotterdam and arrived in New York June 19, 1891. Jacobus died 07-10-1942 in Zeeland, MI, USA (Ottawa Co), 81 years of age. He was buried in Zeeland, MI, USA (Ottawa Co).Adriana died 08-02-1941 in Zeeland, MI, USA (Ottawa Co), 78 years of age.
Jan Cornelisz. Kloosterman 31-03-1882 Nisse 06-07-1829

Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811.

Jan Kloosterman, with six children (after his wife Cornelia op ’t Hoff died 04-12-18800 emigrated to America and arrived in New York on 18-04-1882 on the SS Surrey (or Surry).
On the ship’s manifest the father Jan Kloosterman is correct at age 52 as his birthday had not yet occurred. The only problem with this entry is that the first “J Kloosterman” has the age of 54. I would have assumed that it would be son Jacob Kloosterman at age 24. Given the fact that I can’t find any other record for Jacob, I am going to assume that it was an error on the part of the person writing down the names.
Jan Kloosterman would not have been without family in America, as his younger brother Jacob immigrated 10 years later.

Children:
Jacob Kloosterman, born 10-12-1857
Kaatje Kloosterman, born 14-11-1858
Gerard Kloosterman, born 08-01-1862
Agatha Kloosterman, born 17-12-1863
Cornelis Kloosterman, born 20-01-1865
Jan Kloosterman, born 01-04-1869

   
Janus Kloosterman 05-05-1902 Krabbendijke 04-05-1901 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Johannes Kloosterman 08-01-1904 Krabbendijke 25-09-1867 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Jozina Kloosterman 14-09-1907 Krabbendijke 22-04-1907 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Lena Cornelia Kloosterman 1892 S-Heer Arendskerke   Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Pieternella Kloosterman 14-09-1910 Krabbendijke 07-07-1900 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Willem Kloosterman 14-09-1910 Krabbendijke 24-01-1867 Source: Emigrants Schouwen-D., Nrd-Zd-Beveland 1901-1920 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. Afschr. 811 [6-12-2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
  •–» Willem Kloosterman and family emigrated to America on the the SS Potsdam. They arrived in New York on 25-06-1910 and went to Kalamazoo, Michigan (after 1900). In 1896 Willem was the legal representative of his brother in law Adriaan de Kok, living in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA, concerning inheritance business of an aunt of Adriaan Kok. Willem Kloosterman, born 24-01-1867 in Kloetinge married Maatje de Kok, 1865 in Waarde 
Children:
Cornelis, born 14-09-1889 in Krabbendijke 
Elias, born 19-04-1881 in Kruiningen 
Pieternella. born 17-07-1900 in Kruiningen
Willem Kloosterman 1892 Krabbendijke   Source: Emigrants 1839-1900 Archive: Zeeland Archive: Emigrants inventory nr. Gen. copy 810 [6 dec. 2002] Genealogical copy 810-811
Klasina Kloosterman 26-05-1873 Elkerzee 16-12-1844 Source: The family arrived on 16-06-1873 with the ms ´Maas´ in New York.
  •–» Klasina Kloosterman was born on 16-12-1844, daughter of Nicolaas Kloosterman and Josina Dregge. On 26-05-1873 Klasina and Cornelis left from Elkerzee for America, together with their 3 in ´s Heer Arendskerke born children, Jan born 19-05-1869, Josina born 14-8-1870 and Adriaan born 05-187 on the ship the “Maas”. They arrived in New York 16-06-1873.