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Cornelius de Porto
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1871
Den Hoorn
Texel Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Mar. 18, 1955
Lake County
Indiana, USA

He was born in August 1871 as Cornelis du Porto "aan den Hoorn", in the southern part of the island of Texel, in the utter north of the Dutch western province Noord-Holland, son of Cornelis du Porto alias de Porto and Trijntje Gielus. The declaration of Cornelius' birth at the town hall in the village of Den Burg, seat of Texel, was done by a 70 years aged male obstetrician, who was present at his birth, because his father Cornelis senior was then in prison.

De Porto is not a Dutch surname, but probably an Italian or Portugese one, meaning "Of Harbor". Du Porto means "Of the Harbor".

His father Cornelis de Porto, born and lately residing in Hoorn, Island of Texel, husband of Trijntje Jans Gielis and laborer, died on 22 July 1873 at the age of 45 years in prison at Leeuwarden, the capital of the Dutch northern province Friesland.

Laborer Cornelis de Porto, residing on Texel, joined on 28 March 1890 as volunteer the Dutch Navy, problaby for a period of at least five years.

Navy stoker/fireman (stoker marine) Cornelis du Porto married on 20 January 1899 in Den Burg, the seat of the Island of Texel, at the age of 27 years to the nine years younger Jannetje Hartog, born on Texel too.

The 28 years aged stoker Cornelis du Porto and Jannetje Hartog had on 11 August 1899 at their home at Gravenstraat in the navy harbor city Den Helder, just south of the Island of Texel, Noord-Holland, son Cornelis Jacob du Porto. Sailor (varensgezel) Cornelis du Porto and Jannetje Hartog had on 1 December 1900 at their home at Rosestraat in Rotterdam, province Zuid-Holland son Jacob Cornelis du Porto. The declaration of Jacob Cornelius' birth at the city hall of Rotterdam was done by a 40 years aged female obstetrician.

His wife Jannetje Duparto (22 y) arrived on 16 September 1902 with their sons Cornelis (3) and Jacob (1 y 6 m) on the SS Rijndam at the port of New York, Ellis Island. Their last residence place in the Netherlands was Texel and their final destination was the city of Paterson, seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, where her husband and their father Cornelius Duparto was already residing at 289 Huronstreet.

Apparently Jannetje and Cornelius De Porto had divorced and both remarried. Jannetje alias Jennie Hartog De Porto remarried after 1906 to the seven years older Adam Kalf, who was born in 1873 on the Island of Texel too. In 1920 Jennie (39, born in Holland), her second husband Adam Kalf (46, Holland) and her children Cornelis Deporto (20, Holland), Jacob Deporto (19, Holland), Cornelia Deporto (16, Indiana) and Katie Deporto (14, Indiana) lived in North Township, Lake County, Indiana.

In April 1940 Cornelius De Porto (68, Holland, widower), his son-in-law Paul Kikkert (43, electric welder at a car co), his daughter Cornelia (36), his grandchildren Hilda (14), Cora (11), Paul (7, Indiana) and Wilma Kikkert (4, Indiana) lived at the Kikkerts' own home, worth #3000, in Highland Town, North Township, Lake County, Indiana. They lived in 1935 at the same house.

Cornelius alias Corneles De Porto died in 1955 in Lake County, Indiana at the age of 73 years.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jannetje Hartog De Porto Kalf (1880 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Cornelius Jacob De Porto (1899 - 1985)*
  Jacob Cornelis De Porto (1900 - 1976)*
  Cornelia De Porto Kikkert (1903 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Lansing
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jan 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122912913
Cornelius de Porto
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Cornelius de Porto
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