Those who emigrated from the Netherlands to settle in Zeeland held reunions to renew acquaintances and celebrate their success. They were asked to fill out information for the 60th reunion, held in 1907.
These forms contain valuable information about where the settlers had lived in the Netherlands, birthdates, their family members, the name of the trans-Atlantic ship and means of transportation to Michigan, dates of arrival, and the names of other passengers.
We have three volumes of these forms. The forms and responses were written in Dutch.
Some people opted to write a short narrative about their experiences and the reason(s) for leaving the Netherlands. These were also written in Dutch, but there is a fourth volume in the set, which provides English translations for these narratives.
The table below indexes the names of the settlers who filled out forms, with volume and page number of each entry.
Note: The last column shows the page number in an English translation, which is located in volume four.
The "Oude Nederzetters" (Old Settlers) listed below are located in the Zeeland Museum's research room.
Please contact us for hours of availability.
Compiled by Janet Schoettle - March 2016
Updated: March 2016