I am looking for information on the vital statistics of my immigrant ancestors for the periods that they were in Suriname and also their earlier history from Amsterdam, Netherlands and before. I will greatly appreciate any assistance that you could give me about this.
I am certain of the information regarding my third great grandfather through immigrant documentation. The rest is history relayed to me by a former pen pal in Suriname.
My 3rd great Grandfather: Isaac Jacob Soesman was born in Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guyana), South America July 2, 1817 and died September 28, 1892 in Boston, MA, USA.
My 4th great Grandfather: Jacob Isaac Soesman was born in Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guyana), South America August 16, 1787.
My 5th great Grandfather: Isaac Jacobz Soesman was born in Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guyana), South America 1763 and died there 1794.
My 6th great Grandfather: Jacob Soesman was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands and died in Paramaribo, Suriname November 1, 1790.
Patricia Gibson - 2 mar 2019 om 20:41
Op 5.4.1761 werd in Amsterdam begraven een kind van Isaac Soesman, genaamd Jacob, wonende op de "Prinsegraft" over de Westerkerk.
G. Karssenberg - 2 mar 2019 om 21:32
Jacob Soesman (eerdere vrouw: Anna Benjamijns) ondertrouwde op 24.3.1747 in Amsterdam met Schoontje Keijser.
G. Karssenberg - 2 mar 2019 om 21:42
Jacob Levij Susman/Soesman en Anna Benjamins ondertrouwden in Amsterdam op 31.1.1732.
G. Karssenberg - 2 mar 2019 om 21:43 (laatst bijgewerkt 2 mar 2019 om 21:44 door auteur)
Thank you. I think that this is not my Jacob, as the Jacob in my tree was in Suriname and having children between 1758-1780. I believe that he may have had one child in Amsterdam named Benjamin Soesman, though.
I believe his wife to be named: Sara Emanuel Benjamins.
Patricia Gibson - 2 mar 2019 om 22:52
My file shows that his wife was Sara Emanuel Benjamins, do you think this is the same as your Anna? If so, did she die?
Did the new wife immigrate with Jacob to Suriname?
My records show that he had 9 children in Suriname from 1758-1780? Do know where these birth records may be and if they are accessible online?
I believe the Children born to this Jacob:
Eliazer Jacob b.1758 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Isaac Jacobz b. 1763 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Sipora Jacob b. Feb 19, 1767 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Isay Jacob b. 1768 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Emanuel Jacob b. 1770 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Rachel Jacob b. 1770 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Hanna Jacob b. September 18, 1774 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Abigail Jacob b. June 11, 1778 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Judith Jacob b. July 3, 1780 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Patricia Gibson - 2 mar 2019 om 23:07
I think that this cannot be my Jacob, as I have his date of birth for 1730.
Unless all my data is wrong!
Patricia Gibson - 2 mar 2019 om 23:11
Hi patricia, there were probably more Soesman families in Surinam at the time. If you look at this one, who also was connected to a firm in Boston? Might have been family https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_sur001189601_01/_sur001189601_01_0003.php
Christel Monsanto - 6 mar 2019 om 01:51
Thank you for your reply. I have looked at the link for Salomon Soesman Jr. Although this relationship is possible, I am not able to establish it. My relative that immigrated to Boston, came in1836 which seems to be well before Salomon established his business there. My Isaac Jacob did not seem to have a connection to an established trade in Boston as his occupations included: Cabinet Maker, Carriage Painter, Piano Forte Worker, Mariner, and Doctor.
Patricia Gibson - 8 mar 2019 om 20:56
I think that this may be a link to the great grandparents that you are looking for. Not all their kids are listed, but it does show that two of them made it to the U.S.
Claudia Stibbe Ericksen - 19 apr 2019 om 06:54
Just stumbled upon a transcription of passenger lists from 1838 at https://stamboomsuriname.nl/?p=1150
which may be very interesting to you. Some records:
56 15 Juny Soesman Isag Jacob N/A brik Charles J. Rowe Noord America
43 Mei Soesman Eliazer Verwagting H.K. Hillers Nederland
44 Mei Soesman Salomon Nicolaas Verwagting H.K. Hillers Nederland
See also: https://stamboomsuriname.nl/?p=1157 and: https://stamboomsuriname.nl/?p=1155 which may (or may not) reveal more.
If I make my calculations correctly Isaac Jacob made this voyage when he was just about becoming 21 years of age. Remarkable.
bart rietkerk - 22 aug 2019 om 21:38
I can add an answer to one of your questions: "Do know where these birth records may be and if they are accessible online?"
Yes, at least part of these records can be found here: https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzoeken/archief/1.05.11.16
Interesting for you may be archive item numbers:
5) Marriages 1742 - 1778 mei
6) Marriages 1778 juni - 1817
7) Marriages 1735-1742
These marriages concern both the Portugese and German Jews
18) Births Portugese Jews 1777-1828
19) Deaths Portugese Jews 1777-1827
20) Births German Jews 1773-1833
21) Deaths German Jews 1773-1838
44) Alphabetic register Births Portugese Jews 1727-1777 en 1662-1723.
Just as a test I located Hanna Jacob b. September 18, 1774 in Paramaribo, Suriname. It is item number 20, scan number 4, left page, bottom half.
Transcription (which are given below the scans already) "15 september 1774: Sara Emanuel Benjamins, huijsvrouw van Jacob Soesman een dogter gebaart, genaemt Hana" which translates to English "September 15th 1774 Sara Emanuel Benjamins, housewife of Jacob Soesman gave birth to a daughter called Hana"
And scan 6, left, at the bottom "11 juni 1778: Sara Emanuel Benjamin, huijsvrouw van Jacob Soesman, een dogter gekraamt, genaamt Abigaiel"
The scans are very readable as far as I have seen them, so you can read their names written.
bart rietkerk - 23 aug 2019 om 00:23
scan 8 "1 november 1790: Jacob [Isaac] Soesman"
scan 9 "16 april 1794: Isak Soesman Jbz. [Isaac Jacob Soesman]"
bart rietkerk - 23 aug 2019 om 00:50
Some other transcriptions and indexes, probably partly on the same sources, are here:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page
bart rietkerk - 23 aug 2019 om 12:02
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