Albertus (Bart) van Roekel
Zoon van Jan Harmsen van Roekel en Grada Jansen, geboren 10-11-1850 Wageningen , vertrekt 4-8-1856 naar de USA, overleden 19-1-1930 USA IA Orange City en begraven West Lawn Cemetery
Trouwt 20-10-1875 USA IA Orange City Neeltje (Nellie) van Peursem, dochter van Peter van Peursem en Jenneke Bos, geboren 1-8-1854 05:00 Ede , overleden 17-11-1930 USA IA Orange City en begraven West Lawn Cemetery
Mr. Bart Van Roekel, who has been ailing the last months was taken suddenly ill last Thursday. His condition grew worse rapidly and on Saturday night passed away at the age of 79 years.
Mr. Van Roekel was born in the Netherlands, Nov. 9, 1850. At the age of 14 years, he came to America with two brothers and three sisters. They arrived at Pella in 1872 and came to Sioux county and bought a homestead east of Orange City.
On October 20, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Van Peursem and in 1881 they bought a homestead near Maurice where they helped establish the First Ref. church. Fourteen children were born to this union of which four have died.
Those living are: John Van Roekel, Edgerton, Minn.; Peter Van Roekel, Mrs. Sam Dykstra, Will, George, Mrs. H. Van Stryland. Mrs, Gt. Vanden Broek, Mrs. Peter Roos, Benjamin and Ernest, all living in this vicinity. Besides the aged wife and children, he also leaves 26 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Roekel left their Maurice farm about fifteen years ago and moved to Orange City. Last October they celebrated their 51th wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon at the First Ref. church, Rev. H. Colenbrander officiating.
Alton Democrat 1930-01-24.
TEN CHILDREN ARE SURVIVING
Funeral Mrs. Bert Van Roekel held Monday
Mrs. Bart Van Roekel, aged 79, died suddenly at the Pioneer Memorial Home Friday afternoon, November 17. She had been in apparently good health until the time of her death which was caused from heart trouble.
She was born in Ede, Netherlands, August1, 1854. At the age of 2 years her parents Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van Peursem and family, came to the United States. She came to Sioux county in 1873.
She was married; to Mr. Bert Van Roekel of Orange City. Most off her life was spent on the farm, first near Alton, then near Maurice, and the last few years in Orange City.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Roekel were parents of 14 children, 10 of whom are living. Mr. Van Roekel died a few years ago.
Surviving are her ten children, John Van Roekel, Maurice: Peter Van Roekel, Maurice; Grace (Mrs. Sam Dykstra) Orange City; Wm. Van Roekel, Sanborn; George, Van Roekel, Orange City; Gertrude (Mrs. Vander Broek) Alton; Nettie (Mrs. Roos) Orange City; Jeneta (Mrs. Van Stryland) Orange City; Benjamin Van Roekel, Orange City; Everet Van Roekel, of Orange City. Also three brothers: Art and Will Van Peursem, both of Pella, and Maas Van Peursem of Orange City.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at one o'clock in the Pioneer Memorial Home and at 1:30 in the First Reformed church of which she was a member, with Rev. H. Colenbrander officiating. Interment took place at the Orange City cemetery.
Alton Democrat 1933-11-24.