Augustus van Pamelen, an US immigrant who came from the Flemish Region, the Southern Province of
Zeeland in the Netherlands.
His forefathers came from the Dutch Flemish Region, now West Flanders Belgium.
Click ship for details.
SS Amsterdam I, sailed from Amsterdam via Boulonge-France to New York, arrival November 22, 1883. On
this voyage 14 year old Augustus with his parents and brothers, to build a new future in the USA.
Clarence Palmer's (3.e.) visit to the place of birth
IJzendijke (Isendieka) of his grandfather
Augustus (August) van Pamelen.
For our friends in Manito, Havana-IL, Scappoose and Portland-OR the familly history and genealogical
tree of the Palmer family.
I took the opportunity to dig up the past and ensure your children know their ancestors.
Augustus Franciscusand Mary Martin
August and Uncle Gus for
Below the registration of birth by his father Leonardus van Pamelen (D.10.). Those lists are
After the Palmers moved from NY to Illinois in 1885, he worked with his father and brother Petrus in
the Manito-IL area as tenant farmer. His older brother, Engelbertus (D.10.1.) who returned to
Holland to marry, joined the family again November 1888 with his spouse Nathalia de Zutter. As soon
as August arrived the age of 21 years in 1890, he took out his naturalisation papers and became a
loyal and faithful citizen of the United States. After his marriage at the Martin Homestead Farm in
Topeka-IL in 1892, he farmed on a farm in the Topeka-IL area and moved in 1899 to a farm in the
registration: Mason County Farmer's Directory - 1917.
August farmed since 1915 as a tenant farmer with his daughter
Gertrude who had two children, on 300 acres of land, section 19 of
Hugh McCarry's land at Rural Route 3, Manito Township.
After his wife Mary past away in 1916 he subsequently made his house with his daughter
Gertrude (1.) and husband Merrel Mitchell till the date he married again in 1918. He and his
second wife Elizabeth moved in May 1920 to the 'Frank Butt' farm near Havana-IL and in 1932
to a smaller farm half a mile west of Havana-IL. In 1933 they moved to a retiring home in Manito-IL
because of his wife Lizzie's illness. In 1989 August and Mary Palmer had 134 descendants and the
Palmers hold their 27th annual family reunion.
Manito Township, Cencus 1900--------->.
born (1): Bold printed names are family name-holders.
Gertie for her family.
Born in Topeka-IL August 6,1893 died March 3,1944. Married in Manito-IL to Merrel Leonard Mitchell,
born in Canton City, Fulton Country-IL 1889, died in 1957. They farmed on Rural Route 3, Manito
Township (see above). Gertrude gave shelter to her father August after her mother Mary died in 1916.
Her father August remarried in September 1918 Elizabeth Mitchell-Knowles, her husbands mother.
Gertrude, spouse and 3 children moved, after her father August remarried in 1918, to a farmhouse in
Canton Township, Fulton County-IL, next to her parents in-law, the Mittchels, late 1919. Children born:
L., born in Manito Twsp-IL on January 9, 1913. Married to Don Reed,
born on May 9, 1908.
on July 7, 1937. Married to Joe Ferrera in 1934.
on March 16, 1962.
on February 28, 1943. Married to (1) Henry Horn, divorced. Married (2) David Svendsen.
Children born (1):
Lisa,born on June 10, 1962. b. Angela,born on September 21, 1964.
Steve, born on August 29, 1944. Married to Jane Martin, born
born on December 6, 1968. b. Matthew, born on January 2, 1972.
born on August 29, 1944. Married to Joyce Henrich, born on ????.
Children born: ????.
Ruth,born in Manito Twsp-IL on July 10, 1915. Died in Manito-IL on
March 17, 2004.
Married to Ralph P. Thomas, born on February 5, 1913.
Merrel, born on February 9, 1938. Died June 1941.
on January 27, 1942. Married to (1) Robert Hollis, born December 1, 1939 - divorced.
Married (2) Jerry Potts, born on ????.
Children born (1):
born on February 8, 1963.
on July 17,1943. Married to Wayne Zimmer, born on August 15, 1941.
on June 22,1969. b.Kent, born on January 19, 1971.
on January 13, 1945. Married to Tom Wallert, born on December 15, 1944.
on November 24, 1969. b. Chad, born May 12, 1973.
Steven, born on July 26, 1952. Married to Deborah Frederick, born on
March 10, 1954.
c. Ralph M.,
born on September 18, 1918. Married to Elva Strawbridge, born May 31, 1922.
Ralph died in Manito-IL on September 23, 1972.
born on November 5, 1944. Married to Margaret Malone, born August 7, 1944.
born on October 18, 1966. b. Mary,born on December 12, 1969.
d. Robert L.,
born in Canton City, Fulton Country-IL July 12, 1921 died March 9, 1966. Married to Virginia
born May 21, 1925.
born on December 4, 1943. Married to Sherry Jones, born August 26, 1945.
Kyle, born on May 14, 1971. b. Korey,born on August 21, 1974. c. Ryan, born on May 5, 1977.
born on August 8, 1947. Married to Anna L. Farnam, born on August 8, 1948. Divorced.
on December 21, 1975.
Rickey,born on August 22, 1953. Married to William Greene, born on
July 13, 19??. Divorced.
Wayne I, born on October 16, 1929. Married to Jean Waddell, born May
Peggy,born on August 8, 1954. Married to Steven Chriest, born June
13, 1954. Divorced.
2. Douglas, born on September 12, 1956. Married to Cathy
Hill, born on ????.
Born in Topeka-IL November 2, 1894. Married in 1921 to Lena
E. Dringenberg, born in Topeka-IL April 13, 1901 died in Pekin-IL January 27, 1980. They made
their home in Pekin, Tazewell County-IL. Henry worked for the Chicago, Peoria and St.Louis Railroad
and after take over in 1926 for the Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway. The road was primarily a
coal hauler, transporting coal from the southern mines to Powerton near Pekin and the river-rail
dock in Havana-IL. Henry died June 16, 1959.
a. Ilene M.,born
on December 4, 1927. Married to James Harms, born on May 16, 1920 died June 16, 1959.
on July 1, 1948. Married to Jerry Hahnfeld, born on May 5, 1948.
a. Matthew Lee,
born on March 5, 1978.
on March 4, 1953.
b. Ralph M., born
September 29,1934 died in Pekin-Il August 29, 1997. Married to Evelyn L.Swing, born March 27,1940.
in Pekin-IL on June 11, 1961.
2. Julie K.,born in Pekin-IL on May 21,
3. Brian L., born in Pekin-IL on November 17, 1967.