These are notes to a potential newsletter. They are incomplete and probably should not be on the Web yet, but my husband does the Web stuff is not known for his patience. It is less than two years till the next full family reunion of the three Niemantsverdriet brothers in America.... Pella. Date. Accommodations...
HISTORY.Leendert ... . Arie .... Teunis ..... And two sisters Review the last two reunions...
"... the name comes from Numansdorp. If you look on a big map of Holland, you might find it south east of Rotterdam. There was a count named Numan and we were people with no name who gave the count a lot of grief by not paying taxes. Somehow they gave us the name Niemantsverdriet." This suggests instead of No Mans Trouble, we were Numan's Trouble. - a big difference. This version may or may not be true, for there are other legions of our name's origin. We will examine another in the next Niemantsverdriet Family Newsletter. (Alternate spellings and brief history, local, etc. ..)
We are in the process of trying to document other several branches back to the American Revolution. These are obviously by marriage, as the Niemantsverdriet brothers came to the U.S. separately in the period 1855-57. /save till later/
We already have "Pioneer Family" Status in the state of Iowa! Working on Indiana.
PBS will have a genealogy series on educational TV in January. It begins in Iowa, Saturday, January 4 at 5:30 p.m., called Ancestors. Watch for it.
Personal note - the other side of my family has a branch that dates from Edward Doty, pilgrim father and signer of the Mayflower Compact. Would love to share information with anyone else working on that lineage. There is particular confusion over John Martin Doty, born 1789 in PA now part of West Virginia, private from Ohio in War of 1812, migrated through Ohio to Indiana in 1818, died 1853 in Parke County, IN. His same piece of land, known as Woodland, was claimed by VA and PA, maybe Ohio, later and finally, by West Va., so the records are scattered or seemingly non-existent.
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"I get a kick out of your thinking this genealogy originated in Portugal. But I can also understand where your misconception comes from. Portugal is the name of a just outside of Rotterdam about 20 miles."It appears only on a large scale map; it had not appeared in the World Atlas we had checked.
By the way, your reporter does not speak, read, or understand the Dutch language. I have a bunch of Dictionaries and three unopened Dutch Language Courses. Several people have kindly offered to help with translations, but I want to thank them publicly. Fortunately "everyone" in Holland speaks English, in addition to the native Dutch, and usually German as well.
A name like Niemantsverdriet is so unusual that I have never found a Niemantsverdriet that was not related. I always check telephone books in every town I visit. While commenting on that fact in a meeting soon after arriving in Iowa, the lady sitting next to me said, "There are Niemantsverdriet in town here, I work in a land office and have seen it on a deed." They have shortened the name. A telephone call that same day, asking if their real name was Niemantsverdriet was met first with some suspicion, but revealed "cousin" Russell Niemants(verdriet) and wife Doris. Their children have reverted to using the full Niemantsverdriet spelling.