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Philip Jacob Sleijster (1819-....)
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Philip Jacob Sleijster went to America in 1868 (Zt8)

In march 2012 I discovered the het spoor of Philip Jacob on this website:

On that webpage is a picture of a commemorative pilar with the name SLEYSTER

Further is announced that is a family plot. Also the grave of Cristina Elmore-Sleyster, (1853-1884), daughter of Philip J. Sleyster is located here. He is born in Holland, 'native'. Cristina is sister of Peter J. Sleyster.

The next data is memorized:
Birth  : Feb. 10, 1819, Netherlands
Death: Apr. 13, 1899, Chariton County,
           Missouri, USA

Note: Difficult to decipher
Burial: New Hope Cemetery Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Created by: DVF
Record added: Jun 29, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 72209586

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Many years displayed my website the question: "Who knows where this family is gone in America?" 

Philip Jacob turns out having migrate with his family from Warnsveld near Zutphen to Chariton County in Missouri.

In the 'Bevolking Register' of Zutphen is noted that he went with 6 children to the USA. That was the last sign of life.

Christina en Peter J. Sleyster
In the description the investigator/photographer also memorized that Christina is a sister of Peter J. Sleyster. Maybe are the names stated on the commemorative pilar? Or maybe there are more graves which have not been taken a picture of? Probably this is a familygrave.

Christina Sleyster 1853-1884

So on the website of we also find the grave of Philip's dochter: "Christina Sleyster Elmore". She was the fourth child of Philip, and the wife of Francis Elmore, an immigrant from Germany.

Birth  : 1853
Death: 1884
Wife of Francis Elmore, native of Germany 
Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Created by: DVF
Record added: Jun 29, 2011 
Find A Grave Memorial# 72214923


Anna Schlister Manse  1838-1879

In december 2019 I received some information from Judith Kraus about the elder brother of Philip Jacob: Jan Hendrik who already emigrated to America 20 years before, with his wife and 5 children. 

His third child was:

Johanna Hendrika, born in  Zutphen on 25 july 1838

Judith schrijft: "This Anna Sleister/Slichter/Sleyster/Schleijster was my great-great-grandmother. My information shows that Jan Hendrik was married to Gerritjen Gersten on May 12, 1832 in the Netherlands. There has been a first child that died young: Berend (born 1829). I have no additional info and am guessing this child may have died in infancy. 

According to your information, the family settled in Evansville, Indiana. Your information also shows that Philip Jacob emigrated in 1875 and settled in Chariton County, Missouri. If my information is accurate, Philip was a brother to Jan Henrik (making him my great-great-grandmother's uncle). Anna also came to Chariton County. She married Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Mansen/Manson/Munson/Manse. Anna is buried with other relatives in Brunswick, Missouri.

Wilhelm Manse en Anna Sleyster kregen 5 kinderen:
1. Sophia M. Munson Grotjan, 18571940
2. John H. Munson, 18591937
3. Charles F. Munson, 18641939
4. Lena Caroline Munson Grotjan, 18701906
5. Minnie Augusta Munson Grotjan, 18721954

Munson Cemetery, Brunswick Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA

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