I am researching Gerrit Slot born 1775/6 in Texel. In 1822, he along with his family were admitted into Frederiksoord voluntarily. In the "alledrenten.nl " website I have downloaded the scans concerning Gerrit Slot but unfortunately I can't make head or tail out of them. I really would appreciate some help. I do know that he was released in June 1830. Later he was admitted into Ommerschans (date unknown) where he eventually died in 1846. His wife was not in Ommerschans. Can anyone shed some light as to why anyone would willingly go and live in an institution? Any help always very much appreciated. Many thanks.
Hi! Yes, I've already got all that information regarding the Slot's and Burger's and their full family trees. But it's the scans that I am interested in as well as why anyone would voluntarily want to be admitted into that institution. Doesn't make sense to me...yet. Ha.
Is kolonist, bij contract met Gemeente Armvoogden te Texel. Gratis.
Op aankomstdatum geplaatst in kolonie I, Frederiksoord.Op 07-06-1830 is het gezin ontslagen.Gehuwd met Neeltje Jacoba Burger, geb. 27-08-1779.Uit het huwelijk zijn 5 kinderen geboren.
I have researched and read quite a bit on Ommerschans and unlike Fredriksoord, it was not a voluntary colony. and quite the hell hole. However, I can't find anywhere to research as to when he was admitted into Ommerschans. Also, according to his death certificate, the whereabouts of his wife Neeltje is unknown. This indicates to me that she was not admitted with him. Any advice??
As you know, death certificates are not always too reliable. Gerrit was actually 71 years old when he died. As for Neeltje, she was actually born in 1778 not 1800. Neeltje and Gerrit were married in 1803.
Selecteer dit bij Bron nog een keer met het pijltje aan de rechterkant
Klik op inventarisnummer 286
Je krijgt dan de scans in beeld. Gerrit Slot is vermeld op scan 41 onder inschrijvingsnummer 238 en op scan 161 onder inschrijvingsnummer 954.
Toegevoegd: Uit de scans blijkt dat Gerrit Slot op 22 juni 1842 vanuit Dedemsvaart aankomt in Ommerschans. Op 14 juli 1843 wordt hij uit Ommerschans ontslagen. Op 9 augustus 1843 komt hij opnieuw in Ommerschans aan en weer vanuit Dedemsvaart. Op 11 december 1846 overlijdt hij in Ommerschans.
Thank you so much Johanna. Very much appreciated. I'll follow all your directions and see what I can come up with. Meanwhile, can anyway translate the scans for me regarding his stay in Frederiksoord?I should have taken more notice of the number to make it a little easier you to find. I think.....think....it was numbered somewhere between 507 and 512. Somehwere in that vicinity anyhow. Thank you
Johanna, you're a gem! I've got it! And now the fun begins. This one looks easier to translate with not so many big words that I don't understand. However, in the event that I get stuck, I will seek your help again if that's ok with you. Meanwhile, thank you all so very much. Thank you.