Descendants of Reindert TUINMAN & Grietje JONGERLING

The Wieringerwaard, home to Reindert and Grietje TUINMAN, was a polder originally laid dry in 1610. It's borders, and also the borders of the municipality, were the Zuiderzee, the dike-ditches along the outside of the Westfriese Omringdijk and the Slikkerdijk of the Zijpe.
The area was already inhabited before 1610. In the two centuries before the All Saints' Flood of 1170 there were already Frisians in the area, later called West Frisians. After the many storms which raged around the 12th century the area became uninhabitable. After the area was drained in 1610 it became populated again. In the northern part of the area settlements slowly formed. Eventually, a ribbon shaped village formed between the 1621 lock in the Slikkerdijk and the ditch named De Kolk. This village was named after the polder. After a new lock was constructed on the other side of De Kolk, at the Pishoek and the Waardkanaal, a settlement center arose there. This center was named Nieuwesluis.
In 1742, on top of the Noorderdijk, a windmill was built. The settlement center which arose there was named De Molens, and five other windmills appeared around the same time and ensured the draining of the polder. More houses appeared around these mills than in the ribbon shaped village. With the construction of the church in 1812, that tendency became stronger, and "Wieringerwaard" meant the village round the mills, and the placename De Molens disappeared. In 1949, the lock in the Slikkerdijk, which had already been renewed twice, was demolished, which was a reason for the village not to be extended in that direction.


Reindert TUINMAN (1889-1962) was born and raised in Anna Pauwlona. NH The Netherlands. He emigrated to The United States of America in 1914, landing on Ellis Island, New York, April 14th. Reindert is a direct descendant of the captioned couple, see his Pedigree Chart.

Reindert is one of our 'almost' cousins. His 3rd greatgrandmother, Anna Caterina VERGERS first husband Pieter de WILDE died and she then married Sijmon SWAAKMAN. Sijmon and his first wife were direct descendants of ours. (got that?)

Ancestral Families connected to Reindert are; TUINMAN; LEEFLANG & de WILDE/ VERGERS;

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