The Pelser Branch of
the Werkendam & Isaacs Family

from Werkendam, North Brabant, The Netherlands
c.1733



  • Pelser is the Dutch word for sardine or pilchard.
  • Pels means fur, so it could be that the family were furriers.
  • Werkendam is a municipality in the province of North Brabant in The Netherlands.
  • Reusel de Mierden is a municipality in the province of North Brabant in The Netherlands, the birthpalce of Solomon 'Isaac' ISAACS/PELSER.
  • The surname Isaacs is taken from the patronymic 'Isaac'.
  • The family crest above, which looks more like a unicorn than a sardine, is of Dutch origin.


  • Coat of Arms of Werkendam
    (note the "rampant" fish
    .... sardines?)

    Coat of Arms of North Brabant

    Coat of Arms of Reusel de Mierden
     


    Coat of Arms of Amsterdam
     

    7th. Generation
     
    Marcus 'Isaac' PELSER
    2GGU
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    c.1801
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Isaac 'Moses' PELSER WERKENDAM
    Duife 'David' VEDDER COHEN
     

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    c.1849
     
     

    unknown
     
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    est. 1805
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
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    1C-3R
     

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    Gompel 'Isaac' PELSER
    2GGU
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    12 Sep 1804
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     
    Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
    Isaac 'Moses' PELSER WERKENDAM
    Duife 'David' VEDDER COHEN
     

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    21 Feb 1838
     
     

    Schoontje 'Moses' DRUKKER
     
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    06 May 1816
    Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Moses 'Manus' DRUKKER
    Judith 'Barend'
     

    Children:
    1C-3R
     

    6th. Generation
     
    Simon 'Marcus' PELSER
    1C-3R
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    14 Apr 1850
    Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
    18 Dec 1932
    Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
    Marcus 'Isaac' PELSER
    unknown
     

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    05 May 1886
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     

    Eva 'Joseph' LEEDA
     
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    est. 1865
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Joseph LEEDA
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    There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

    1st. Cousin of:
     
    Simon 'Gompel' PELSER
    1C-3R
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    14 Apr 1850
    Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
    18 Dec 1932
    Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
    Gompel 'Isaac' PELSER
    Schoontje 'Moses' DRUKKER
     

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    c.1893
     
     

    unknown
     
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    est. 1854
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
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    Child:
    2C-2R
      • Arthur 'Simon' PELSER married
        • Geertruida Frederica van den BOS
     

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    Hermanus 'Gompel' PELSER
    1C-3R
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    c.1857
     
    1935
     
    22 May 1935
    Diemen Cemetery, Amsterdam
     
     
    Gompel 'Isaac' PELSER
    Schoontje 'Moses' DRUKKER
     

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    c.1891
     
     

    Liza 'Israel' KIEK
     
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    09 Jul 1844
    Gouda, South Holland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Israel 'David' KIEK
    Hendrica 'Abraham Gabriel' de LEEUW

    Lisa was the widow of Samuel NATHANS
     

    There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

    Brother of:
     
    Moses 'Gompel' PELSER
    1C-3R
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    30 May 1859
    Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Gompel 'Isaac' PELSER
    Schoontje 'Moses' DRUKKER
     

    1st. Marriage:
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    20 Oct 1880
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     

    1. Henriette 'Jacob' HEIJMANS
     
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    07 Feb 1859
    's Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Jacob 'Daniel' HEIJMANS
    Elisabeth COHENSIUS
     

    There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

    2nd. Marriage:
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    02 Dec 1886
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    08 Jan 1888
    Rapenburg
     

    1. Elizabeth 'Jacob' VELT
     
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    c.1865
     
    1936
     
    06 Nov 1936
    Diemen Cemetery, Amsterdam
     
     
    Jacob 'Ruben' VELT
    Betje 'Manus' VENTRELOQUE
     

    There is no recorded issue from this marriage.

    Next Generation


    To be continued ...................



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