Geurt van Roekel
Zoon van Jan Harmsen van Roekel en Grada Jansen, geboren 2-12-1852 04:00 Bennekom , overleden 5-1-1918 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 21-9-1883 USA IA Sioux Center met Christina (Crisje) Rouwenhorst, dochter van Otto Rouwenhorst en Christina van de Kraats, geboren 29-9-1859 Apeldoorn , overleden 2-5-1885 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt Mathilda Rouwenhorst, dochter van Otto Rouwenhorst en Christina (Crisje) van de Kraats, geboren 15-11-1863 Apeldoorn , overleden 21-2-1920 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven 25-2 Memory Gardens
Kinderen van Geurt en Christina:
Kinderen van Geurt en Matilda:
Geurt van Roekel (his wives are pictured
VAN ROEKEL, GEURT J. FAMILY
Geurt Van Roekel was born December 2, 1855, left Bennekom, Netherlands on December 21, 1865, at the age of thirteen years, with his father Jan Harmen Van Roekel and two brothers and two sisters. These were Martina, (Mrs. Korver), Albertus, Geurt, Geertruida (Mrs. Van Gorp), and Abraham Van Roekel. Geurt's mother, Grada Jansen had died in Holland and one sister Willempje Van Roekel died on the ship and was buried at sea. Jan Harman Van Roekel with his five children moved first to Pella, Iowa and then to Hospers, Iowa where he homesteaded. One son, Geurt Van Roekel, homesteaded and lived in a sod hut a mile north of Sioux Center. He built a house on that site and this house is still standing.
Geurt Van Roekel married
Christina Rouwenhorst. They had one son, Christian, born March 23, 1885.
Geurt's first wife Christina died on May 2, 1885. Geurt married Christina's
sister Matilda Rouwenhorst. and they had eight children. The nine children
of Geurt Van Roekel were as follows:
Christian Van Roekel was born March 23, 1885 and was the only child of Geurt Van Roekel's first wife, Christina Rouwenhorst. Christian Van Roekel married Johanna Mouw on February 18, 1909. They were from Sioux Center and were the parents of two children; Christine (Mrs. Ben Vermeer) of Sioux Center and Byron Van Roekel of East Lansing, Michigan.
Grace (Van Roekel) Mouw was born September 28, 1887 and she married John Mouw on February 28, 1907. They were from Sioux Center and were the parents of five children; Matilda (Mrs. Gerrit Sandbulte), Bernard Mouw, Gerald Mouw, Junaida (Mrs. Richard Dibbet) and Melvin Mouw.
Christina (Van Roekel) Kuyper was born February 6, 1888 and she married Neal Kuyper on March 15, 1917. They were from Sioux Center and were the parents of three children: Maria (Mrs. James De Wit), Eugene Kuyper, and Robert Kuyper.
John Van Roekel was born May 8, 1889 and he married Sarah Te Grotenhuis on February 10, 1915. They were from Sioux Center and were the parents of six children: Gershom Van Roekel, Warren Van Roekel, Clinton Van Roekel, Merle Van Roekel, Rev. James Van Roekel, and Arlin Van Roekel.
Otto Van Roekel was born November 3, 1891 and he married Grace Pals on February 6, 1920. They were from Orange City and were the parents of six children: Dr. Otto Van Roekel, Gladys (Mrs. John Mitchell), George Van Roekel, Rodney Van Roekel, Dr. Glen Van Roekel, and Marla (Mrs. Joseph Mooibroek).
William Van Roekel was born April 28, 1893 and he married Jeanette Balkema on April 13, 1920. They were from Orange City and were he parents of three children: Clara (Mrs. Earl Moomey), Kenneth Van Roekel, and Ruth (Mrs. Richard W. Carey).
Albert Van Roekel was born October 17, 1895 and he married Cena Doornwaard. They were from Sioux Center and were the parents of two children: Gordon Van Roekel and Lloyd Van Roekel.
George Van Roekel was born April 28, 1899 and he married Arabella Ruisch on February 24, 1922. They were from Alton, Iowa and were the parents of three children: Audrey (Mrs. Dr. Hubert Preul), Robert Dick Van Roekel, and Shirley (Mrs. Dan De Ruyter).
Dr. Henry Van Roekel was born October 28, 1901 and he married Tena Doornwaard on July 11, 1929. They were from Amherst, Massachusetts and Pella, Iowa. They had no children.
Geurt Van Roekel died December 5, 1917. Mrs. Matilda Van Roekel bought and moved into a home in Sioux Center in 1918. She died February 21, 1920.
by Christine Vermeer
Hij laat een bedroefde weduwe achter en vele kinderen, om zijn heengaan te betreuren.
Mr. Van Roekel heeft al sinds jaren gewoond op zijn farm, 1 mijl Noord van de stad. Hij was een van die stillen in den lande, waarvan men in het publieke leven niet veel hoort. Hij legde zich echter met al zijn vermogens toe op het farmersbedrijf, dat zijn lust en zijn leven was en hij werd dan ook gerangschikt onder de beste en bekwaamste farmers van Sioux County.
Na een werkzaam leven was zijn plan zich in de stad te vestigen en hij kocht dan ook meer dan een jaar geleden een huis.
Het heeft echter zoo niet mogen wezen. Reeds vroeg in het voorjaar begon hij te sukkelen. Een en andermaal ging hij naar Rochester, Minn., waar hij een operatie onderging. Hij vond echter geen baat, de gevreesde ziekte, kanker had hem aangetast en de geneesheeren konden hem niet helpen.
De begrafenis van het stoffelijk overschot van den overledene had vandaag plaats. Wij betuigen onze deelneming met de weduwe en de kinderen, die zijn heegaan betreuren.
Sioux Center Nieuwsblad 1918-01-09.
Dr. Henry Van Roekel, 80, passed away Saturday morning; March 6, at Pella, Iowa.
Funeral services were Monday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of the Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home in Pella. The Revs. Norman J. Schouten and Richard Lichtl officiated.
In conjunction with this, funeral services were held at the Chapel of Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Henry Eggink officiating. Internment was at Memory Gardens in Sioux Center.
Henry Van Roekel was born on Oct. 28, 1901 in Sioux Center, Iowa. On July 11, 1929 he was united in marriage with Tena Doornwaard at San Francisco, California.
Dr. Van Roekel was a Professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. for 32 years. Following his retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Van Roekel moved to Pella, Iowa where they made their home the past 10 years. Van Roekel was a member of the Second Reformed Church in Pella, Ia.
Survivors include his wife; one sister, Mrs. Christina (Neal) Kuyper from Holstein, Iowa, and 29 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Grace, Mrs. John Mouw; and six brothers: John, Chris, Otto, William, Albert and George Van Roekel.
Sioux Center News 1982-03-17.
Mrs. Tena Van Roekel, 82, of Pella, Iowa, died Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Pella Community Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 29 in the chapel of the Van DykDuven Funeral Home in Pella. Rev. Norman J. Schouten and Rev. Richard J. Lichtl officiated. Interment was at the Memory Garden in Sioux Center on Tuesday, Nov. 30 with the Rev. Henry Eggink officiating.
Mrs. Van Roekel was born on June 4, 1900 at Sioux Center, the daughter of John and Alyda Rensink Doornwaard.
She graduated from Sioux Center High School and Central College in Pella and later attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In 1925 she began teaching in the Pella Public Schools until her marriage.
She was married to Dr. Henry Van Roekel on July 11, 1929 at San Francisco, Calif. The couple lived in Amherst, Mass. for 32 years where Dr. Van Roekel was a professor at the University of Massachusetts. The couple then moved to Pella after Dr. Van Roekel retired. Dr. Van Roekel passed away March 6, 1982.
Mrs. Van Roekel was a member of the Second Reformed Church in Pella, the Literary Club, and P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter BU.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, two brothers, John and Gary Doornwaard; and a sister, Cena, Mrs. Al Van Roekel. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Sioux Center News 1982-12-08.