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Jan SMALLEGANGE

Jan SMALLEGANGE

Male 1797 - 1852  (54 years)Deceased    Has 2 ancestors and 19 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jan SMALLEGANGE 
    Relationshipwith Cornelis Kloosterman
    Birth 29 Oct 1797  Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 31 Oct 1797  Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Fact 29 Apr 1839 (Age 41 years) 
    *Jan Smallegange, together with his wife Tannetje Kloosterman, his brother Leendert Smallegange and his wife Jacomina Steketee, sign a request for recognition of the Separated Church in Borssele, dated April 29, 1839.
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    *Jan Smallegange tekent samen met zijn vrouw Tannetje Kloosterman, zijn broer Leendert Smallegange en diens vrouw Jacomina Steketee een verzoek om erkenning van de Afgescheiden Kerk in Borssele, dd 29 april 1839. 
    Death ? 1852  Kalamazoo (Mouth of thee Kalamazoo River), Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 54 years 
    Burial Singapore, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Dirk SMALLEGANGE   (Father) 
    Appollonia STEKETEE  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • Text in English languageImmigration (Emigration):
      Jan Smallegange emigrated to America in 1849. He left from Rotterdam on the "Louvre" and arrived in New York Harbour 04-05-1849. The Captain of the Barque was Townsend Weeks. The group of "Dutch" arrived at the Holland colony after stopping at Albany then Buffalo, Detroit, Milwaukee, Grand Haven and last at Grandville where they followed the old Indian trail to the "Holland Colony" and arrived there 26-05-1849.

      Jan Smallegange was from the beginning part of the emigration movement, our pioneer fathers faced a very human need -- the burial of the dead. There were a few deaths aboard the crossing - vessels, with the necessary tragic burials at sea. Also a few were buried along the Erie Canal as our forefathers traversed this route to Michigan, of necessity and from fear of communicable diseases, and in the sand dunes.(Original work done by Edward Prins).
      Smallegange can be found in the book "Descendents of Jan Smallegan(ge)"; by D. Kavalar, compiler. (Herrick District Library; Holland, Michigan)

      Jan Smallegange's son Dirk was found in Forest Grove on the Sixtieth Anniversary Hollanders Emigration. It stated he immigrated in 1849.

      * Holland Sentinel Newspaper:
      Beneath the sands near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River lies the site of Singapore, one of Michigan's most famous ghost towns. Police Guard found old bones In The Dunes.
      (One must ask if this may be

      Jan Smallegange found Sentinel photos by Brian Forde Above, Allegan County Sheriff Lt. James Ross checks over his supplies Monday as he prepares to spend another night guarding the skeleton found at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. At the right Michigan State Police Sgt. Mike Burrit examines the skeleton believed to be decades old.

      * Saugatuck
      An archeological team from Western Michigan University is expected today to examine skeletal remains discover this week end in Sagugatuck Dunes State Park, Allegan County Sheriff's deputies said. Michigan State Police investigated excavated the area Monday, but did not remove the old bones pending examination by by scientist, Sharff's Lt. James Ross said. Police believe the remains are decades, possibly centuries old and could be related to the now vanished town of Singapore a once thriving lumber town now buried under the sand Sunday morning. The Skelton in a wooden box, could have been unearthed by shifting sand. (Believed to be from Holland Evening Sentinel date unknown) Sheriff's deputies protect the scene overnight. ED.

      * Zeeland City Monument": Located down town Zeeland, on the corner of Central Avenue and Church Street. Section 19 of Zeeland Township, Ottawa County, Michigan. The Church, School and Graveyard were at this site which is now the site of the monument. In 1887, 40 years after the first arrivals in Zeeland, the bodies in the graveyard were removed and the monument erected. (the name Smallegange shows up twice). 1849(Zeeland)

      * Smallegange J.Smallegange Jr.
      FIRST REFORMED CHURCH EARLY MEMBERSHIP LIST
      The Year: about 1852 The following is the early membership list of the First Reformed Church of Zeeland, Michigan, taken from the official records of the church. It also appears in the book "Legends of the Dutch". This list is arranged by families. Ages are indicated by year of birth. This list is not necessarily complete: /Smallegange, Jan 1814/Kloosterman, Jannetje -----------------------

      J. Van De Luyster the propriety of the village of Zeeland, bought of the United States government the entire of section nineteen, on which the village is mainly located. He also bought section seventeen, which was settled mainly by his children and peasantry of his farm in the old country, whome he brought with him. Jan Wabeke, father of the late Rev. C. Wabeke, also bought a number of poor families with him. Jan Smallegange did the same in 1849, among which was the family of Wm. Van Loo, whereof the writer was an humble member then ten years old, and who will hold the name of Smallegange in grateful remembrance while memory lasts.

      * Jan Dirksz SMALLEGANGE.
      June 21, 1840. C. van der Meulen, dominie at Middelharnis, preached in my (J. van de Luyster) barn on Sunday. The weather was fair there were at least 1,000 people. Everything was quiet and edifying. Even the strange horses were peacefully together in the pasture. And the Lord gave witness of His word of truth delivered to the consciences of many people, and especially to His children. In the morning preached on Revelation II: 5; in the afternoon, on the 24th Sunday of the Catechism; evening, I John 3,1; and collected for the poor 68 florins.

      Nevertheless articles of arrest were drawn up by Dick Wisse, master smith and burgomaster. On July 21, I my brother deacon Jan Steketee appeared before the judge in Goes. Dominie, I, and Jan Steketee each were fined 100 florins, without our guilt having been proved. Final sentence postponed until August 15, 1840. On September 1840 paid as fine to receiver De Kanter at Goes, florins 306.29 1/2 Charge for stamp 21 Total florins 306.50 1/2

      On September 3 received from Jan Steketee, for him, his father, Cornelius Steketee, and his brother Cornelius Steketee Jr. florins 127.00 But for Jannes Karelse 12.50 On September [ ], received from Smallegang«/b»e 25.00 On September 16 received from«b» Leendert Smallegange 26.00 On November 11 from Jannes Karelse 25.00 For me J. van de Luyster 116.00 Total florins 306.00

      Besides Vander Luyster, Jan Wabeke and Jan Smallegange some others also brought many a family from the Netherlands, thus rescuing many poor persons from dire need. Jan Smallagange brought at least ten such families with him, and arrived in Zeeland during May 1849. It was not his lot to terry here many years, for he died soon after his arrival, on his return from a trip to Chicago, (about 1852) and was buried at Singapore, in the sand dunes.

      No person knows his grave, but He, who knows Moses' grave, knows also where Smallegange lies buried. The waves of fair Lake Michigan sometimes break over his resting place and the murmur of its waters sing a requiem in memory of him. And Also many another of our first pioneer settlers has been buried in forgotten spots in the woods along the roads, some of them without coffins, like soldiers on the field of battle. And why should they not be so buried? Were they not courageous fighters, worriers on sea and on land, contending with a strange language and with strange customs, with hardship of woods and swamps, with adversities of climate and strange illnesses, with poverty and self-denial. (Lucas vii p404)

      Jan Smallegange did the same in 1849 whereof the writer (Cornelius van Loo) then ten years old was a humble member and who will hold the name of Smallegange in grateful Remembrance while memory last. (Lucas vi p249) Among the numbers of those who brought from one to three needy families to Zeeland from the Netherlands were Jande Pree, Jan Smallegange, and Gillis Wabeke. (Lucas vi)
    Person ID I1142  Kloosterman
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Father Dirk SMALLEGANGE 
    Mother Appollonia STEKETEE 
    Family ID F820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 AncestorsAdriana ROTTIER,   c. 28 Oct 1802   d. 21 Dec 1823, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Marriage 4 Jul 1823 
    Age at Marriage He : 25 years and 9 months - She : 20 years and 9 months. 
    Family ID F1225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Wife 2 AncestorsAdriana MOL,   c. 23 Jul 1797, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Jul 1836, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Marriage 19 Aug 1824 
    Age at Marriage He : 26 years and 10 months - She : 27 years and 1 month. 
    Children 
       1. Male Dirk SMALLEGANGE,   b. 26 Jun 1825, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Aug 1825, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       2. Female Apolonia SMALLEGANGE,   b. 21 Jun 1826, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
       3. Male Cornelis SMALLEGANGE,   b. 28 Nov 1827, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Dec 1827, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       4. Female Pieternella SMALLEGANGE,   b. 21 Jan 1830, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1902, Zeeland Cemetery, Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)
       5. Female Johanna SMALLEGANGE,   b. 11 Jun 1831, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Jul 1833, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 2 years)
       6. Female Magdalena SMALLEGANGE,   b. 6 Feb 1833, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Mar 1833, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       7. Male Dirk SMALLEGANGE,   b. 6 Feb 1833, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Feb 1833, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       8. Female Janna SMALLEGANGE,   b. 12 Nov 1834, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Aug 1895, Zeeland Cemetery, Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years)
    Married  9. Male Dirk SMALLEGANGE,   b. 19 Apr 1836, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 May 1913, Jamestown, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F1226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

    Wife 3 AncestorsTannetje KLOOSTERMAN,   b. 12 Feb 1814, Eversdijk, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1849 (Age 34 years) 
    Other Partners: Johannes DE ROO  m. 3 Mar 1831 
    Marriage 21 Oct 1836  Kapelle Biezelinge, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He : 39 years - She : 22 years and 8 months. 
    Children 
       1. Female Helena Petronella SMALLEGANGE,   b. 17 Aug 1837, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
       2. Male Jan SMALLEGANGE,   b. 27 Mar 1839, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jul 1839, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       3. Male Jan SMALLEGANGE,   b. 29 Feb 1840, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
       4. Male Andries SMALLEGANGE,   b. 21 May 1841, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Nov 1841, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       5. Female Anthonina SMALLEGANGE,   b. 12 Jul 1843, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
       6. Female Leuntje SMALLEGANGE,   b. 3 Aug 1844, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
       7. Male Pieter SMALLEGANGE,   b. 12 Aug 1845, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
       8. Female Anna SMALLEGANGE,   b. 19 Sep 1846, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Dec 1846, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
       9. Female Willemina SMALLEGANGE,   b. Before 1848, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Male Leendert SMALLEGANGE,   b. 1 Mar 1848, Borssele, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Oct 1797 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 31 Oct 1797 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Dirk SMALLEGANGE - 26 Jun 1825 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Apolonia SMALLEGANGE - 21 Jun 1826 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Cornelis SMALLEGANGE - 28 Nov 1827 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Pieternella SMALLEGANGE - 21 Jan 1830 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Johanna SMALLEGANGE - 11 Jun 1831 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Magdalena SMALLEGANGE - 6 Feb 1833 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Dirk SMALLEGANGE - 6 Feb 1833 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Janna SMALLEGANGE - 12 Nov 1834 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Dirk SMALLEGANGE - 19 Apr 1836 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 21 Oct 1836 - Kapelle Biezelinge, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Helena Petronella SMALLEGANGE - 17 Aug 1837 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jan SMALLEGANGE - 27 Mar 1839 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jan SMALLEGANGE - 29 Feb 1840 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Andries SMALLEGANGE - 21 May 1841 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Anthonina SMALLEGANGE - 12 Jul 1843 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Leuntje SMALLEGANGE - 3 Aug 1844 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Pieter SMALLEGANGE - 12 Aug 1845 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Anna SMALLEGANGE - 19 Sep 1846 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Willemina SMALLEGANGE - Before 1848 - Ottawa County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Leendert SMALLEGANGE - 1 Mar 1848 - Borssele, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - ? 1852 - Kalamazoo (Mouth of thee Kalamazoo River), Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Singapore, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Zeeland City Monument
    Zeeland City Monument
    Located down town Zeeland, on the corner of Central Avenue and Church Street.

    Section 19 of Zeeland Township, Ottawa County, Michigan.

    The Church, School and Graveyard were at this site which is now the site of the monument.

    In 1887, 40 years after the first arrivals in Zeeland, the bodies in the graveyard were removed and the monument erected.


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