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Gerrit van Roekel

Zoon van Eduard (Edward) van Roekel en Jacobje van Harn, geboren 4-5-1873 13:00 Ede [130], vertrekt 23-7-1898 met gezin naar de USA

Trouwt 1896 Aartje (Arta, Antje) Juffer, dochter van Diderik Juffer - metselaar en Geertje Kluiver, geboren 9-10-1856 Oldebroek [107], overleden 7-12-1927 en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens

Aartje trouwt eerder 1-9-1881 Doornspijk [23] Jacob Jans, dagloner, zoon van Jannes Jans - dagloner en Gerritje Groenekaas - dagloonster, geboren 14-11-1846 Oldebroek [103], overleden 21-12-1895 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens

Kind van Gerrit en Aartje:

  1. Coba Van Roekel, geboren 2-10-1898 USA, overleden 13-3-1916, begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens

Kinderen van Aartje en Jacob:

  1. Gerritjie Jans, geboren 24-8-1883 Doornspijk [63]
  2. Dick (Dirk) Jans, geboren 25-2-1885 Doornspijk [25]
  3. Jacob (Jake) Jans, geboren 12-2-1886 Doornspijk [16], overleden 6-1948 USA IA Boyden en begraven Sheridan Township Cemetery
    Trouwt 28-10-1907 USA IA Orange City Anna Vander Vliet, dochter van Hendrik Vander Vliet en Teunisje van Vienseroten, geboren 10-5-1888 USA IA Naurice, overleden 14-2-1938 USA IA Boyden en beraven Sheridan Township Cemetery
  4. Geertjie (Gertje, Gertie) Jans, geboren 2-9-1887 USA IA, overleden 13-11-1957 en begraven USA IA Rock Rapids Riverview Cemetery
  5. Maatje Jans, geboren 16-6-1890, overleden 6-10-1890
  6. Mary Jans, geboren 11-4-1893 USA IA, overleden 1961 en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
    Trouwt Gerrit Kramer, geboren 1890, overleden 1959 en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
  7. Bertha (Bartje) Jans, geboren 12-3-1895 USA IA, overleden 1974 en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens


Ede gereconstrueerd bevolkingsregister:
Email Kymberly Winkler 27-4-2008:
Elegantly solves the puzzle of Oobie Van Roekel, b. 2 Oct 1898 d. 13-3-1916 Memory Gardens Sioux Center IA and Cofie? Van Roekel, b. 2 Oct 1896 d. 13 Mar 1916 Memory Gardens Sioux Center IA (WPA Index). They are the same person and daughter of Gerrit van Roekel.
In the 12-th census of the USA on 1-6-1900 we find G. van Roekel, farmer, born may 1874, coming from Holland in 1892, farmer with Aartjie, wife, born 1858, coming from Holland in 1887. Listed are children Gerritjie 1883, Dick 2-1885, Jacob 3-1886, Geertjie 8-1887, Mary 4-1893, Bertha 3-1895 and Coba 10-1898. The first six are step children from a previous marriage bearing the name Jans.
In the 13-th census of the USA on 3-5-1910 we find G. van Roekel farmer 38, Arta wife 55, Coba 11 and step-children Dick 24, Mary 17 and Bertha 15
Aartje had been married before in Holland with Jacob Jans and they got 6 children.
Website Find a Grave
Obituary of Jacob Jans
Jacob and Aartje are the parents of seven children:
- Gerritje b. August 24, 1883 d.
- Dirk b. February 25, 1885 d
. - Jacob b. February 12, 1886 d. June 1948
- Gertje b. September 2, 1887 d. November 13, 1957
- Maatje b. June 16, 1890 d. October 6, 1890
- Mary b. April 11, 1893 d. 1961
- Bartje "Bertha" b. March 12, 1895 d. 1974

After Jacob's death Aartje married Gerrit Van Roekel in 1896.

Orange City Herald; December 25, 1895: Saturday morning Jacob Jans, a farmer residing about four miles north of Sioux Center, committed suicide by hanging himself in a cow stable. Coroner De Bey was called and was accompanied to the scene of the tragedy by Gerrit Bolks of this city. An inquest was held and it was found that deceased came to his death as stated above. Mr. Jans was one of the unfortunate farmers in the course of the cyclone that passed through that part of the country last May, and received quite severe injuries about the head from which he never recovered, having been deaf ever since. His buildings were also destroyed by the cyclone and he was compelled to build new ones, and in doing so involved an indebtedness of several hundred dollars which so worried him that it is thought his mind gave way. He was an honest and hard working man and is spoken of in the highest terms by his neighbors. He was about forty years of age and leaves a family of a wife and six children to mourn his tragic death. The sympathy of all go out to them.

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