The following information was provided by Annemarie Tissen ( daughter of Jan Karel (Groningen).
Jan Karel Budde        Groningen        17-02-1931       29-09-2012 (Heerenveen)
John Charles Budde  Utrecht            16-11-1892        09-03-1965

Jan Karel Budde        Deventer            01-06-1861        12-01-1943

Jan Karel Budde        Deventer            05-11-1831        16-04-1873

Jan Karel Buddeke    Gilhaus (D)        23-06-1796         11-10-1831

Berend Buddeke        ?                        ?                        ?


The first known Buddes in the Netherlands were living in Nijmegen and Deventer. There is a Willem Budde in Deventer in 1428. Johan Budde was in 1414 an alderman (schepen) in Nijmegen. There is also a Claues (Clawes) Budde in 1417 who inherited property in the Kleine Overstraat in Deventer and also in Deventer an Aleid Budde in 1426.


Ene Harmen Budde was on 15 April 1532 the secretary of the diet (landdag commission), which had 18 members.

Ghisken Budde was on 27 January 1556 banished by Alva (Duke Alvarez de Toledo), who was the Spanish governor of the Netherlands at that time.


Lambertus Budde is mentioned as a local judge in 1587 and 1591. Herman Budde was judge and secretary and was married to Geertrui van der Marck. Their daughter Sara Budde was born in 1672 en died in 1706 as the widow of Joan Cort also a judge at the court in Enschede. He was born in 1621 and died in 1660). According to the Budde researchers of the Deventer branch. Joan Cort should be Joan Cost, married to Sara Budde. According to their records Joan died in 1680.


Hermannus Budde died in 1360 as the vicar of the St.Lebuinuskerk (Dumbar’s Wereldlijke en Kerkelijke Geschiedenis van Deventer).

Henrich Buddenszoon was an alderman (schepen) in 1396.

Susanne Budde (moved to Haarlem in 1643) married Johannes van Vest and their daughter Geertruyd was born on 28 December 1645.

Henrick Budde and Anna Pricken had a daughter Geetruyd Budde, who was born on 15 July 1652.

There is also a Jurien Hendriks Budde first married to Beeltjen Hendriks (buried on 16 Feb. 1693 in the St Lebuinuskerk) and since 11th Feb. 1694 with Annetje Hessinck, widow of Jan Harmsen.

In his wills from 1695 and 1705 he mentions as his nephews; Gerardus Budde, pharmacist in Haarlem and Henricus Budde. Henricus had already died and his children Henrick and Aleida were together with Gerhardus appointed as his heirs.

Henricus Budde was born in 1658 in Hamm, Westphalen. He established himself in Deventer in 1687 where he lived at the house of his uncle Jurien in the Korte Bisschopstraat. In that same year he marries Amalia Wijnolts (Wynoldy). Henricus’ brother Gerardus who also moved to Deventer married Amalia’s sister, Hermina Wijnolds. One of the descendants Hendrik Budde (b.28-2-1773 – d.12-12-1852) married on 14-4-1799 Maria Margaretha Cost; she was the daughter of the mayor of Deventer Wilem Herman Cost. Their son Henric (b.13-6-1810 – d. 23-3-1875) was allowed by a Royal degree of 18-6-1831 to add the name Cost to the Budde name. Descendents of the Cost Budde family are still living in the Netherlands. This Deventer branch is of the Protestant religion, however, there could also have been catholic members of the Budde branch in this city.

An extensive family tree with historical data is available from this family. This was also published in a new book launched in late 2014:  ‘Het grote Budde boek’ –   ISBN/EAN: 978-90-78256-12-0


Joe Cost Budde



Around 1760 a Geertruida Henrica Budde lived in Groningen, married to Dietert Brugma. Their daughter Martha Nalida Geertruida Brugma was born July 6th 1781.

Amsterdam (from Ostfriesland to USA)

Diedrich Budde was born in 1800, in Leer, Ostfriesland. He moved with his family to Amsterdam (NZ Achterburgwal 139), where he became a wheel turner. On 4th August 1824 he marries Christina Stomp (born 12 Nov. 1802 in Amsterdam). The three children that survived all immigrated with their parents to the USA. They are: Johan Georg born 21st March 1829, Diedrich Christiaan, born 13th April 1840 and Maria born 17thSeptember 1844. See also:

Diedrich (Dirk) was a key figure in a group that seceded from the ‘official Dutch Reformed Church on 7th of April 1836, known in the Dutch history as the “Afscheiding” (the “Secession”). The new movement was based on the more conservative (Enigheid) principles of the ‘old’ (before 1816) Dutch Reformed Church. A large part of this century was characterised by great religious upheaval and emotions run high. The more conservative streams indulged themselves in continuos repeated religious songs and texts to create a more comfortable and peaceful state of mind. The backdrop of this is the rapid development of science, economical welfare and technology.

For six years, Diedrich house functioned until his departure to America as the meeting place for the seceded group in Amsterdam. The ‘Afscheiding’ created a lot of anxiety in the country. The police questioned Diedrich as well as the others and initially the new group was not recognised. The Amsterdam Council had stationed a policeman opposite his house and on the 22nd of March 1837 a report on this was tabled at Council. While no action was taken on this occasion during the secession some of the leaders had been imprisoned. However, this created a lot of sympathy for the new group. The secretary of the Cabinet of the King Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, became the leading politician in support of the new conservative group. Even the King of the Netherlands became involved and eventually, in 1838, gave permission for de ‘Afscheiding’. After several other regroupings this part of the protestant church merged again in 1892 to form the Christelijk Gerformeerd Kerk.

On the bark the Zeemeeuw, the Buddes left the country on 25th March 1847, as part of a group to establish new parishes of the new the Christian Reformed Church in the USA.

The arrived in New York on 19th of May 1847. They travelled to Albany from here by boat to Buffalo and from there to Sandusky, by train to Rischland, by wagon to Springfield, by train to Cincinnati to finally arrive on at 3pm on June 21st, again by boat Burlington, Iowa, where the family settled. He founded here the Reformed Church, which later merged with Presbyterian Church.

They frequently wrote to friends and relatives left behind in the Netherlands. Groen van Prinsterer was kept informed about the activities of Diedrich. Based on a letter from Diedrich from April 1848 as well as on other information, he wrote in January 1849 about the positive effects of emigration to this country. Letters about Diedrich were included in this paper.

In November 1854, Diedrich’s cousin Roelf. Budde  (born Amsterdam 1832, died Mount Pleasant USA 15 January 1906) visited the Budde family in Burlington. He worked at the farm.

Diedrich died on 18th of April 1873 and Christina had passed away on the 25th of July, the year before.

In 1874 Groen van Prinsterer remembered Diedrich in an obituary (brief translation from the opening words). “He was a Christian from the middle class, who for a long time opened his house for catechising. He left for America in 1847. The friendship remained lively thanks to regular correspondence. His wife died in 1872, he died in 1873. Their children are doing well, as they have been doing since their arrival.”

A lane in Burlington and a plaque in neighbouring Mount Pleasant together with a few books he wrote, are still the visible reminders of this very special member of the wider Budde family.

A number of the letters from Diedrich and his wife Christina have been edited and published by Dr. J.Stellingwerff under the title: “Amsterdamse emigranten. Onbekende brieven uit de prairie van Iowa” (“Emigrants from Amsterdam. Unknown letters from the prairie of Iowa”), published by Buyten en Schipperheyn, Amsterdam, 1975.


Another interesting bit of information from the Netherlands is that in 1759 Jan Fredrik Budde was one of the sailors on the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) ship the Erfprins.

Interesting sites in relation to De Erfprins:

In the meantime, thanks to my brother-in-law we have found several other Buddes working for the VOC:


Ootmarsum and Oss

See: Ancestry of Paul Budde (Netherlands)