I am researching the families of Jacob Van Vliet.He had at least two wives.Neeltje Schlerpenzeel and Maria DePenning, all born Netherlands.Jacob and Neeltje immigratedto Pella, Marion Co, Iowa in 1847 with their children, including sons named Klaas and Cornelius; and three daughters, Geeritje, Geertje, andNeeltje.
Maria immigrated with her parents and sibblings. After Neeltje died, Jacob and Maria were wed Nov 23, 1854.They had at least three children, Klaas (who died age 3), Nicholas (aka Klaas or Charles) and Jacoba a daughter.
Nicholas and his wife Maaike, known as Maggie van der Wilt. They had 6 children:Mary, Jacob, John, Nella, Carrie, and Samuel.Samuel was born in California, all others in Pella. Any information welcome.