Gerrit van Roekel
Zoon van Eduard (Edward) van Roekel en Jacobje van Harn, geboren 4-5-1873 13:00 Ede , 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 , overleden 7-12-1927 en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
Aartje trouwt eerder 1-9-1881 Doornspijk  Jacob Jans, dagloner, zoon van Jannes Jans - dagloner en Gerritje Groenekaas - dagloonster, geboren 14-11-1846 Oldebroek , overleden 21-12-1895 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Kind van Gerrit en Aartje:
Kinderen van Aartje en Jacob:
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.