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The different writing of the Sleijster name

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The first generation:

Thomas (1a):

1625

Sleijster

1th marriage Thomas-I 16-11-1625 under C.Treffreij, Marrije Loon, widow of Vespasiaen Loon

1634

Sleijster

billet list of the garrison of Capt. Treffey (Trevery); Thomas S, sargiant, lives on his own

1637

Schleisser

2d marriage Thomas-I, 3-5-1637, Sergiant under Trefraij, with Anneken Willems, a widow

1638

Slijser

baptismal register 1: Thomas-II 30-9-1638 by Tomas (marr. Thomas-II, see 1664)

1639

Slijser

baptismal register 2: Johannes 8-12-1639 by Tomas

1641

Sleyser

baptismal register 3: Walborg 24-10-1641 by Tomas

1650

Sleijser

act of a house 6-5-1650 Thomas Sleijser sergeant u c. Coecke and his wife Jenneken Sticks

1650

Sleijers

baptismal register 4: Lijsbetgen 13-12-1650 by Thomas

1653

Sleijser

citizen book: acquiring the citizen rights of Zutphen 5-4-1653

1679

Sleisters

marriage Walborg, 9-11-1679 with Willem Anthonissen, soldier under captain Van Deelen

1680

Sleysters

marriage Lijsebeth, 3-10-1680 with Willem Goossens, soldier under captain Appelthern

Jurrien (1b):

1640

Slier

marriage Jurgen 23-9-1640

1645

Slijer

baptismal register 1: Jan 27-7-1645 by Jorien

1647

Slier

baptismal register 2: Maritge 8-9-1647 by Juriaen

1649

Slier

baptismal register 3: Lisbeth 14-5-1649 by Jorriaen

1650

Slyer

baptismal register 4: Berent 1-12-1650 by Jurrien

1652

Shlijer

baptismal register 5: Berent 21-7-1652 by Jurriaen

The second generation:

Thomas (1a1):

1664

Sleiser

marriage Thomas-II 4-9-1664 with Jenneke Willems, dr Wilhelm Hayincks tot Ampsing

1665

Sleicers

baptismal register 1: Jurriaen 30-7-1665 (1690: soldier, marr. Harmina Janssen)

1667

Sleijcers

baptismal register 2: Geurt 3-3-1667

1668

Sleijcers

baptismal register 3: Geertruijdt 25-9-1668

1671

Sleicers

baptismal register 4: Willem 24-5-1671 (marriage. of Willem, see 3d gen.: 1695)

1673

Sleijcer

baptismal register 5: Dersken 15-1-1673 by Tomas

1675

Sleisers

baptismal register 6: Geertruijdt 26-1-1675

1677

Sleyter

baptismal register 7: Walburg 29-4-1677 (Slijtsers when she married 27-6-1697)

1681

Sleijkers

baptismal register 8: Thomas 3-8-1681

1684

Sleyers

baptismal register 9: Margrita 19-5-1684 (=Grietje Sleijsters with birth of her 1st child in 1707

1697

Slijtsers

marriage Walburg (7): 27-6-1697 with J. Grol

1703

Sleijsters

marriage Dersken (5): 11-5-1703 (marr.act: Dirckske) with Hendrik Burcherts from Brummen

1706

Slysters

marriage Margrita (9): 6-10-1706 (marr.act: Margaritha) with Winandt Kragt from Zutphen

1711

Sleijter

orphanage 24-4-1711: Thomas Sl. is present when son Jurriaen "den glasenmaecker" appears before the orphanage committee.

The thirth generation:

Jurriaen (2a1):

1690

Sleizers

marriage 12-10-1690 with Hermina Janssen, soldier under Capt. Amia

1691

Sleychers

baptismal register 1: Wilhelmina 9-9-1691by Jurjen

1693

Sleijcer

baptismal register 2+3: Johanna and Berendina 22-9-1693 by Jurriaen

1695

Sleijers

baptismal register 4: Jenneken 25-8-1695 by Jurjen

1696

Sleycers

baptismal register 5: Jurjaan 15-12-1696 by Jurjaan

1699

Sleijsers

baptismal register 6: Benjamin 20-10-1699 by Jurjen

1703

Sleijster !

baptismal register 7: Johannes 1-7-1703 by Jurrien

1707

Sleijcer

baptismal register 8: Frederik 8-7-1707 by Jurian

1710

Sleijcer

baptismal register 9: Hendericus 16-5-1710 by Juriaen

1712

Sleycer

baptismal register 10: Antonij 1-4-1712 by Jurriaen

Willem (2a4):

1695

Sleister

marriage Willem j.m./b 1671: 29-9-1695 with Janna Thomas (later called Janna Thonissen)

1696

Sleijers

baptismal register 1: Antonette 9-8-1696 (Sleisters when marr. in 1718 met H Voerenbond)

1700

Sleijers

baptismal register 2: Jenneken 2-6-1700

1701

Sleijters

baptismal register 3: Berendina juni 1701

1702

Sleijser

house act 23-5-1702: Willem Sleijser and his wife, a house in the "Barthese"

1703

Sleijers

baptismal register 4: Geertruyd 4-7-1703

1705

Sleisers

baptismal register 5: Janna 5-7-1705 (Sleisters orphanage; Sleister when she died in 1733)

1706

Sleijster !

mortgage 16-9-1706: Willem Sleijster+Johanna Teunissen on their house, paid off 8-4-1719

1707

Sleisters

baptismal register 6: Jan Jurjen 3-8-1707

1710

Sleijster !

baptismal register 7: Thomas 12-1-1710

1712

Sleijster !

baptismal register 8: Hendericus 13-7-1712

1714

Sleijsters

baptismal register 9: Jenneken 23-3-1714

1715

Sleijsters

baptismal register 10: Janna Geertruijd 12-7-1715

1719

Sleisters

baptismal register 11: Cornelis 30-7-1719


Sleijster

From 1625 until 1719 all names are mentioned here above. The first time that we read the name "Sleijster" with the present way of writing is already in 1625 by Thomas' marriage, and in 1634 on his billet list.
But after that, this way of writing appears only in 1706 (see the "!").
In 1634 we find again the "t" in the name Sleijster; and after that the "t" appears only in the years 1677 (Sleyter) and1679 (Sleisters), so only very irregular.

From the fourth generation there is more often written "Sleijster", except for only a few times "Sleister".

The Sleijsters of the fourth generation ( 1720-1750) used with their marriage, decease and the baptismal registering of their children only 9 times of the 20 (45%) a divergent writing.

With the fifth generation ( 1750-1780) they used 4 of the 21 times (19%) a divergent writing.

With the sixth generation ( 1780-1810) they used 1 of the 40 times (2,5%) a divergent writing.

From the introduction of the the Burgher State ("Burgerlijke Stand") in 1811 we only find the present name Sleijster, and sometimes Sleyster.

As you  can see there were a lot of several writings between 1600 and 1800.
From 1800 they all use the name Sleijster.
 

Sleyster

But the Sleijsters who emigrated from 1846 untill 1875 to the USA got there the name "Sleyster". In the USA the "ij" is not used.

Here in Holland the most Sleijsters write their name: Sleijster. But there are also here in Holland many Sleijsters who write their name as Sleyster. The whole Amsterdam-Sleijster-branch writes Sleyster. And also the branch of my grandfathers brother Arend Jan (He4) does so. So you see it does not matter.

So I claimed also the domainname www.sleyster.nl for the Sleijster-site.

Jurriaen Sleijster is a member of the Amsterdam-branch. They all use the name Sleyster. He erroneously enrolled once the name Sleijster but because he lives and works in England everybody has big problems with the pronunciation.

Sleister

Before 1800 sometimes the name Sleister was used. I think that the name "Sleister" also was used by a Dutch emigrant. But I still could not get the right information from the Sleisters who live in America. I corresponded with several Sleisters but they don't have

In the American immigrantsregister is on 23 januar 1847 registered a certain:
J. Sleister, 44 years old, with
Johanna (48)
P (11)
A (9)
G (8)
M (5)
G (1 year)
from Gelderland in The Netherlands
with destination: Holland, Michigan
I do not have a family in my tree that corresponds exact with this family.
That seems rather strange to me, cause my tree is as good as complete.
So I was hardly going to think that this family is not of the Sleyster family.
But... this Sleister did came from The Netherlands.

So he was not someone from Germany who changed his name.


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