The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
Goris VanderSyde (M)
(1828 - 1909)
Last Edited=20 Jun 2005
Goris VanderSyde was born in 1828 in the Netherlands.2 He was the son of Leendert Van Der Zijde and Lintje Van Steenberg.1 He came to the U.S. sometime before 1856 because his first known child was born in Illinois. He was known for having one of the first brick houses in Roseland.I do not know when the picture was taken or if it is a picture of his first house. Follow the link to see a picture of the house.
Goris married Engeltje De Jong, daughter of Hendrick De Jongh (III) and Geertje De Vries, in 1857.2 Goris and Engeltje had at least 8 children. These children are Geortje, Lyntje, Maria, Leendert, Nelly, Airai, H. and Goris. At least one child listed with them on the 1860 census was born before this date. I do not know if this is Goris' second marriage or if the wedding date is inaccurate. I doubt the child was born out of wedlock. Some other marriages were "official" a couple of years later because they needed one of the traveling ministers to come to town. I do not know when their church had a permanent minister.3
Goris, age 31, and Engel, age 21, were enumerated on the 1860 Federal Census for the Blue Island Post Office in Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were four children: Geortje (age 4), Lyntje (age 3), Maria (age 2) and Lundert (age 1/2). They also have two laborers living with them, [RWitness] and John Koomana.4 Goris worked as a merchant. His real estate was valued at $1200 and his personal estate was valued at $800.4
Goris, age 40, and Engel, age 31, were enumerated on the 1870 Federal Census in Calumet, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were four of their children: Maria (age 10), Leendert (age 9), Nelly (age 4), and Airai (age 2). Their two oldest children are not listed: Geortje (died 31 Dec 1869) and Lyntje (died 14 Dec 1869). There is a farm hand living in the house but his name is not legible.5 Goris worked as a merchant. His real estate was valued at $10,000 and his personal estate was $3000.5 Follow the link to see the census image.
Goris, age 51, and Engeltje, age 42, were enumerated on the 1880 Federal Census in Calumet. Also enumerated in this household were 6 children: L[undert] (age 21), M[aria] (age 19) N[elly] (age 14), A[airai] (age 11), H (age 7), and G[oris] Jr. (age 4).6 Goris worked as a farmer.6 Follow the link to see the census image. Goris died in 1909.1 He was about 81 old. To learn more about the Roseland area of Cook County follow this link.
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