Cornelis Verbrugge

Male 1845 - 1909


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  • Name  Cornelis Verbrugge 
    Born  22 Aug 1845  Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • According to death record, he was 64 years, 2 months and 10 days old. That would put his birth date at 22 Aug 1845. This agrees with Bible record of the Verbrugge family.
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  23 May 1881  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cornelis Verbrugge, age 35, laborer.
      Status: Permanent sojourn
      Ship accommodations: steerage
      Port of Embarkation: Amsterdam
      Vessel: Pollux
      Destination: USA
      Date of Arrival: 5/23/1881
      !Immigration Records - microfilm Roll: 437; Ship Manifest Number: 622

      Also recorded were Wife (Vrouw Verbrugge) age 35; Daughter (Pietronella) age 13; Son (Peter) age 8; Daughter (Marie) age 7; Son (Willem) age 0.

      The family was from the municipality of Terneuzen and were part of the Netherlands Reformed Church.

      Ship's Description:
      POLLUX / NEDJAT 1870
      POLLUX 1,523 gross tons, length 349.7ft x beam 38.4ft, one funnel, three masts, iron hull, single screw, speed 10 knots, accommodation for 45-1st and 500-3rd class passengers. Launched on 27th Aug.1870 by A & J. Inglis, Glasgow for Koninklijke Nedelandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (Royal Netherlands SS Co.), Amsterdam, she started a single round voyage between Marseilles. Menton, Gibraltar and New York on 8th Aug.1872. On 13th Feb.1879 she started one Catania - Messina - Palermo - New York - Amsterdam voyage and on 31st Mar.1880 commenced one Rotterdam - Plymouth - New York voyage. She started regular Amsterdam - New York sailings on 3rd Mar.1881 and made 13 round voyages on this route. After discussions with the Holland America Line, the company agreed to withdraw from the Amsterdam - New York trade after 1882 and their ships were transferred to other routes. The POLLUX was re-engined in 1895 and used on other services until 1907 when she was sold to Turkey and renamed NEDJAT. 1st Oct.1915 sunk by Russian naval gunfire off Kozli, in the Black Sea. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3, p.1068 by N.R.P.Bonsor]
    Residence  1886  209 Alpine Ave, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  01 Nov 1909  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • book #7, page 299
      Verbrugge, Cornelius, born: Netherlands
      father: Peter Verbrugge / mother: Peternella C. Goosen
      Age: 64-2-10
      died of: concussion of the spine. He was killed by a horse.
    Notes 
    • Cornelius had only one eye.
    Person ID  I432  Bryant
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2005 

    Father  Pieter Verbrugge,   b. 1805, Hoek, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Pieternella Cornelia Goossen,   b. 16 Jun 1810, Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Dec 1836  Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Zeeuws Archief
      GeneralNumber of finding aid: 25.146
      Municipality: Zaamslag
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 19
      Registration date: 31-12-1836
      BridegroomPieter Verbrugge
      Age: 31
      Place of birth: Hoek
      BridePieternella Cornelia Goossen
      Age: 26
      Place of birth: Zaamslag
      Father bridegroomJohannes Jacobus Verbrugge
      Mother bridegroomMaria Pladet
      Father brideMarinus Goossen
      Mother brideJacoba Vinke
    Family ID  F125  Group Sheet

    Family  Suzanna (Suzie) De Feijter,   b. 30 May 1846, Axel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1928, Caledonia, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  01 Aug 1867  Axel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Zeeuws Archief
      GeneralNumber of finding aid: 25.4
      Municipality: Axel
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 19
      Registration date: 01-08-1867
      BridegroomCornelis Verbrugge
      Age: 21
      Place of birth: Zaamslag
      BrideSuzanna de Feijter
      Age: 21
      Place of birth: Axel
      Father bridegroomPieter Verbrugge
      Mother bridegroomPieternella Cornelia Goossen
      Father brideWillem de Feijter
      Mother brideElisabeth Scheele
    Children 
     1. Pieternella Cornelia (Nellie) Verbrugge,   b. 13 Jan 1868, Ter Neuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1941, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Verbrugge,   b. 13 May 1869, Ter Neuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1869, Ter Neuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Verbrugge,   b. 19 Dec 1870, Baskapel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1873, Baskapel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Pieter Verbrugge,   b. 20 Apr 1872, Baskapel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Maria Clara Verbrugge,   b. 19 Oct 1873, Axel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1920, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Verbrugge,   b. 01 Jan 1876, Ter Neuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1876, Ter Neuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Verbrugge,   b. 20 Mar 1877, Ter Neuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1957, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Cornelis (Neil) Verbrugge,   b. 26 Nov 1881, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1960, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F101  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1845 - Zaamslag, Zeeland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Aug 1867 - Axel, Zeeland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 23 May 1881 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1886 - 209 Alpine Ave, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Nov 1909 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S141] IGI, LDS, 22 Aug 1846 (incorrect; should be 1845).

    2. [S296] Verbrugge Bible, (J. G. Kohlinger, Utrecht, 1903), Cornelis Verbrugge Ge Boren te Zaamslag Den 22 Augusters 1845..

    3. [S296] Verbrugge Bible, (J. G. Kohlinger, Utrecht, 1903), "Overladen Den 1st November 1909".

    4. [S141] IGI, LDS.


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