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Aaltje "Adriana/Alida" Van den Bos Van der Meer
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1801
Lansingerland Municipality
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Dec., 1851
Marion County
Iowa, USA

Her parents were Dirck Fransz van den Bos and Cornelia Voorwinden.

Aaltje van den Bos, who is 20 years aged and born in Bleiswijk married on 30 March 1822 in Bleiswijk, province Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, IJzaak van der Meer, who has the same age.

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

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 too) 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.

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

Alida was buried on 8 December 1851 at the age of 50 years in a cemetery in the Dutch settlement of Pella, Marion County, Iowa.
Family links: 
  Izaak Vander Meer (1801 - ____)
  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# 96788934

for my 4th great grandmother.
- Judy Hulse
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016

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