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Warnerius Sleijster - emigrant to Pella USA (1818 - 1891)
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on his emigration to Pella and Orange City, Iowa / USA
"Dutch Emigrants to the United States 1835-1880",
---- 1860 ----
Henry Hospers writes on 19.09.1895 in "De Volksvriend":
Plans were made to move as a result of the increasing population and the ever increasing price of land in the Dutch colony of Pella, so less wealthy people could difficult obtain an own piece of land ... In 1860 this autthor had to spend several weeks in Missouri. He saw how every day large numbers of cars with families, livestock and agricultural pass the Missouri river, wandering for homes in eastern Nebraska, he learned how all who had the courage to focus to establish on the prairies, found what they so desired.
---- 1860 ----
Jacob van Hinte - "Netherlanders in America" (1929)
Page 465: Chapter: "Sioux County, a daughter colony in Further West":
From 1860 prominent leaders in Pella as H. Hospers, A. C. Kuyper, W. van Asch, W. Sleyster and others, began to have meetings and make plans for a joint fund for the acquisition of land. Due to the civil war, these plans were not realized at this time, but the need to emigrate was felt more urgently and the desire to depart grew strongly.
1861 -- 1865
The book "History of Pella, Iowa and surroundings."
He mentions in a list of "volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865":
1870 -- 1883
A. van der Meide writes on 19.09.1895 in "De Volksvriend"
Here streets and alleys were plotted, and the name of Orange City was given. This was in 1870 ...
---- 1873 -----
Jacob van Hinte - "Netherlanders in America" (p. 479)
The following year (1873) W. Sleyster, C. Hospers, A.J. Betten and P. Ellerbroek opened stores, while Pierce and Lewis opened a brokerage and A.K. Webb a legal office, etc. So the number of houses increased and the number of inhabitants reached a total of 151.