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Izaak "Isaac" Vander Meer
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1801
Rotterdam Municipality
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: unknown, USA

On Sunday 22 November 1801 Izaak van der Meer (= Of the Lake) was baptized in the Christian Reformed Church of Overschie, since 1941 a northwestern district of Rotterdam, in the southwestern part of the Dutch southwestern province Zuid-Holland, son of Jan van der Meer and Jannetje Plasmeijer.

IJzaak van der Meer married on 30 March 1822 in Bleiswijk, province Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Aaltje van den Bos, who was 20 years aged too and born in Bleiswijk.

On 24 June 1822 their first child, Johannes, was born in Bleiswijk. Izaak is then a fisherman.
From November 1823 until April 1845 they had in Overschie, Zuid-Holland, ten more children: Cornelia (1823) Jannetje (1825), Dirk (1828), the twins Leendert and Antje (1830), Maria (1833), Neeltje (1836), Izaac (1839), Frans (1842) and Alida (1845).

On 24 July 1846 Izaak was living in Overschie too and was still a fisherman, when his son Johannes, born in 1822 in Bleiswijk (ZH) and fish buyer, married in Berkel en Rodenrijs (ZH) to Margje Haze(n)broek, born on 8 November 1822 in Berkel en Rodenrijs.

In 1849 they emigrated to the Dutch settlement Pella, founded in 1847, in Marion County, Iowa. I. van der Meer (48 y, farmer), his wife Adriana (48 y) and their children Derk (21 y), Leendert (18 y), Antje (18 y), Maria (16 y), Neeltje (11 y), Izaak (10 y), Frans (7 y) and Alida (4 y), all from Overschie, arrived on or a few days before 29 June 1849 on the brig Amicitia at the harbor of Philadelhia, Pennsylvania. Their son J[ohannes] (26 y, farmer) and his wife Maria (26 y) [Margje Haze(n)broek], both from Overschie too, sailed on the same ship, that had in total 53 passengers on board, all from Lekkerkerk, Berkel and Overschie, but in November 2012 not any trace of this couple could be found in the USA yet.

Census 1850, Lake Prairie Township, Marion County, Iowa:
- Frans [!] van der Meer, 40, farmer
- Alida van den Bos, 40
- Dirk, 22, laborer
- Antje, 19
- Neeltje, 14
- Isaac, 11
- Frans, 8
- Alida, 5

Izaak's wife Alida died in December 1851 at the age of 50 years in the Dutch settlement of Pella, Marion County, Iowa.

Isaac remarried an almost 9 years younger sister of Alida, Maria Van den Bos, born on 1 September 1810 in the Dutch southwestern province Zuid-Holland, widow of Jan De Velder.

In 1860 Isaac Van Der Meer (59 y, born in the Netherlands), his wife Maria (49, Netherlands), his son Isaac Van Der Meer (21, Netherlands) and her son John De Velder (14 Netherlands) were living in Lake Prairie Township, Marion County, Iowa, probably near Pella.

In 1880 Isaac Vander Meer (79, retired farmer) and his wife Maria (69) were living in the Dutch settlement of Orange City, Sioux County, in the northwestern part of Iowa. Orange City was first called Holland and was later renamed in honor of Dutch royalty, William of Orange. The city was founded in 1870 by settlers from Pella, Iowa, looking for cheaper and better land.

In November 1882 his son Dirk Vander Meer married in Orange City at the age of 55 years to the 12 years younger Jannetjes Versteeg, who was born in the Netherlands too.

His second wife Maria died on 17 March 1890, according to FAG-contributor J. Smith in the Dutch settlement of Harrison, in the southeastern part of South Dakota, not far away from the Missouri River.
Family links: 
  Aaltje Van den Bos Van der Meer (1801 - 1851)*
  Maria Vanden Bos VanderMeer (1810 - 1890)*
  Johannes Vander Meer (1822 - 1850)*
  Jennie Vander Meer Mars (1825 - 1907)*
  Dirk VanDer Meer (1828 - 1917)*
  Leendert VanderMeer (1830 - 1918)*
  Antje Vander Meer DeHaan (1830 - 1871)*
  Neeltje Vander Meer Nieuwendorp (1836 - 1926)*
  Isaac Vander Meer (1839 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96787858

for my 4th great grandfather (through daughter Maria)
- Judy Hulse
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016
there are two children missing: Frans van der Meer, born on Friday 4 March 1842 in Overschie and Alida van der Meer, born on Thursday 24 April 1845 in Overschie .Overschie used to be a town on its own ,later annexed to the city of Rotterdam
- Yvonna Both
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015

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