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9 Jul 2018

Anna Maris (1839-1900) moved to the USA

Anna Maris was born on May 6, 1839, in the township of Fijnaart en Heijningen in Brabant, The Netherlands. Her parents were Arie Maris (1801-1865) and Cornelia Maris (1805-1863) who were both great-grandchildren of Jan Jans Maris and Francijna Bom as the diagram below shows.

   Jan Jans Maris
Jacobus Maris
Arij Maris
Pieter Maris
Cornelis Maris
Arie Maris
× Cornelia Maris
Anna Maris

Anna Maris was married on October 23, 1862, in Fijnaart en Heijningen to Leendert van Dis. He was born on December 12, 1827, in Willemstad, Brabant, The Netherlands, as son of Cornelis Johannes van Dis and Ariena Heijltje Sonneveld. The couple had 4 daughters. One of these, Adriana Tanneke van Dis (1867-1882), died at the age of 14. The names of their other daughters were Arina Heijltje, Cornelia and Machteltje Maria van Dis.

De Volksvriend, 3-3-1887
Spring 1887 the couple and their 3 remaining daughters traveled to the United States. They settled in Orange County, Iowa. The P. Maris mentioned in the article above can't be Anna's brother; although he did have 3 children, he had been widowed in 1881, and died in 1888 Fijnaart en Heijningen.

De Volksvriend, 27-12-1900
After a long illness Anna Maris (61) died on Friday Night December 21, 1900. She had been suffering for tuberculosis. 
Her widower moved went to live with their youngest daughter, Mrs. G.D. Ellerbrook, who was then living in Sheldon. In the autumn of 1917 Leendert van Dis was visiting the family of C. Maris in Orange City for a couple of days. 
Leendert van Dis (81) died on Saturday February 22, 1919, and was buried in Sheldon.

De Volksvriend, 6-3-1919
Sources: Delpher


  1. I have Netherlands family too. I wonder where they would have sailed from.

    1. Could have been from Rotterdam. Depends on the century they sailed.


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