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My name is William E Wiersma and I am the Webmaster of this site.

This site was created using MyHeritage.com.

Families being explored are Wiersma (Wiersema/ Wierdsma), Van Liere, Elenbaas, Johnson/ Jansen and several others via marriage. Also tracking families of Lowe, Patterson, Boshuis (Bushouse/Bushhouse).

Please note - This is a work in progress.  I have verification on much of the information, but not all, so I am finding bits and pieces in many different places.  Some names may be duplicates, since some dates vary, espcially birthdates. Locations are slowly coming into focus for some individuals as well as family connections, BUT beware, some notes marked 'likely or possible' have NOT been verified yet.

Also note that I have included the Fathers given name with a child.  If the parents are verified, I just include the fathers name, ie Henry, and if not verified I include a symbol after the likely fathers name ie Henry'.  This is to help me, and hopefully you, to continue the verification. 

Finally, I find MANY errors due to mis-spelling or mis-interpretation of the clerk, especially census takers, in how to spell a surname.  The name Wiersma / Wiersema / Wiersina and Wiersum are just some of the spellings that all end up being the same person or family.  I try to mark these with a slash and show multiple spellings that I have found ie Wiersma / Wiersum. You may have them spelled either way in records that you find, but dates and locations seem to verify the same individual or family. 

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David Brian Wiersma's site:  http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/i/e/David-Brian-Wiersma/index.html 

Simon Petrus Wiersma's Site:   http://www.myheritage.com/site-15827732/wiersma-web-site 

 

Hi Wiersma's,
We are working really hard to get a full geneology of all the Wiersma Family. Most started in Friesland NL, some stayed and some came to the US.
If you know parents, grand-parents and/or Great grandparents names and any applicable dates (birth, death, etc.) please let me know so I can begin to close the gaps.
Once we get these, we will begin getting current generations also.
Thanks - Bill

 


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July 18, 2017
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Mar 10, 2017
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Mar 09, 2017
William E Wiersma commented on person Claes Elenbaas :
 Fred
i have Claesz Cornlis born Jan 6 1619.
His father Cornlis Claesz b ~1590 married to Adraentje (Adrianes, Adriaantje) Leender (Leenderts) or Ariens Leender (Leenderts) - both from Stavenisse Tholen Zeeland NL

His father is found as Caes Elenbaas b ~1560 also in Stavenisse married in 1589 in Stavenisse to ??? b ~1565 - no given name or surname for the spouse but also born in Stavenisse 
Mar 08, 2017
Fred Kramer commented on person Claes Elenbaas :
 New Elenbaas found.
Until now, the oldest known ancestor was our Cornelis Claesz (around 1615 to 1620 had at least three children, who Elenbaas called later).
Now yesterday I found in the archives of the orphans' court of an Cornelis Jansz Poortvliet Elenbaas, who just before 1614 is deceased.
Unfortunately I have no mention of a wife or children found, but it would be theoretically the grandfather of our oldest father.
Pure speculation, because I did this not proof.
Els Elenbaas

Some internet records seem to lead to a possible Jewish connection or that Cleas may have been a Rabbi. I question this since Cornelius was a Sheriff? Note: Later Johanna "Jane" ROOKUS was stated to be a full Jew in several sources. 
Mar 05, 2017
Fred Kramer commented on person Cornelis Claes Elenbaas :
 Cornelis Claes Elenbaas was born at of Stavenisse, Zeeland, Netherlands Abt 1590. His parents were Claes Elenbaas and Mrs. Claes Elenbaas.
He married Adriaentje Leenders or Ariens Abt 1615 at Stavenisse, Zeeland, Netherlands . Adriaentje Leenders or Ariens was born at of Stavenisse, Zeeland, Netherlands Abt 1590 .
They were the parents of 3 children:
1. Marinus Cornelisse Elenbaas born Abt 1615. 
2. Claes Elenbaas christened 6 Jan 1619. 
3. Johannes Elenbaas christened 27 Sep 1620. 
Cornelis Claes Elenbaas died Bef 1 May 1636 at Stavenisse, Zeeland, Netherlands . 
Fred Kramer commented on person Adraentje (Adrianes, Adriaantje) Leender (Leenderts) Elenbaas (born Ariens Leender (Leenderts)) :
 Adriaentje Leender Ariens
Adriaentje Leenders Ariens:
Adriaentje trouwde met Cornelis Claes Elenbaas. (Cornelis Claes Elenbaas werd geboren Gesch 1590 en overleed op 1 Mei 1636 in Stavenisse.) 
Feb 20, 2017
janny Kremer-Staal joined another family site: Miller Web Site
 
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