Jan (John) Roozeboom
Landbouwer, dagloner, zoon van Beerd Rozeboom en Driesje van Loo, geboren 19-4-1840 NL Doornspijk , overleden 6-5-1930 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 13-3-1863 Oldebroek  Hermina Schipper, landbouwster, dagloonster, dochter van Johannes Schipper en Aaltje Vis, geboren 14-1-1842 Doornspijk , overleden 14-4-1880 Elburg Doornspijk 
Trouwt 20-8-1884 Jannetje Hoksbergen, dochter van Hendrik Hoksbergen - dagloner en Margrieta van Hulzen - dagloonster, geboren 5-4-1861 Oldebroek , overleden 16-3-1951 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Kinderen van Jan en Hermina:
Kinderen van Jan en Jannetje:
ROZEBOOM, JAN "JOHN"
Jan "John" Rozeboom was born in Elburg, Netherlands, on April 16, 1840 to Beert Rozeboom and Driesje Van Loo. On March 13, 1863 at the age of 22 years he married Hermina Schipper born in 1842 to Johannes Schipper and Aaltje Vis. Thirteen children ware born to Jan and Hermina in the Netherlands, these were a son Beert, who died at 12 weeks of age, Beert, Johannes, Dries, Aaltje, Lambert, a child who died at birth Cornelius, Lubbigtje, Driesje, Eibertje, and Hermina. On April 14, 1880 the mother Hermina Schipper Rozeboom died giving birth to a son, Jan.
In 1881, Jan Rozeboom went to America with eight of his children, the oldest was 15 years old and the youngest was 3½ years old. He left two children in the Netherlands with his wife's sister and husband, Egbert Dykhuizen and Johanna Schippers. The Egbert Dykhuizen family also came to Sioux Center shortly after that in 1882. The two children with the Dykhuizens were Dries and Jan. A son, Cornelius had died at a young age.
In 1882 Jan Rozeboom and his family of children moved on a farm belonging to John Vande Berg that was a mile west of Newkirk. In 1883 he moved to Welcome township and rented a small farm in the northwest corner of section 30. Here he broke prairie that became the Rozeboom homestead.
On August 20, 1884, John Rozeboom married Jannetje Hoksbergen and they ware married for 45 years. Jan and Jannetje ware the parents of eight children: Margaretha, Hendrik, Gerrit, Johanna, Cornelius, Ryk, Jennie, and Minnie. On May 6, 1930 at over 90 years of age Jan Rozeboom died. All of his sixteen surviving children were present at his death. On March 16, 1951 Jannetje Hoksbergen Rozeboom died. The 18 Rozeboom children that survived to adulthood are as follows:
Beert Rozeboom was born July 25, 1864 and he married Aartje Schoep. They were farmers near Sioux Center and the parents of seven children: Johanna (Mrs. John G. Schuiteman), Hermina (Mrs. Andrew Sanko), John B. Rozeboom married Margaret Kosters, Gertrude Rozeboom, Gerrit H. Rozeboom married Delia Hoffman, Cornelius Rozeboom, and Arthur Rozeboom married Johanna Wolfswinkel.
Johannes "Hannes" Rozeboom was born December 27, 1865 and he married Aaltje "Ella" Vande Berg. They ware from Sioux Center and the parents of ten children, four of whom died in infancy, those that survived were as follows: John H. Rozeboom married Anna Kruizenga, Wilhelmina (Mrs. Jake G. Vermeer), Hermina (Mrs. Art E. Franken), Johanna (Mrs. John Cleveringa), Gerrit Rozeboom married Bertha Plette, and Elizabeth (Mrs. John B. Van Maanen).
Aaltje Rozeboom was born January 7, 1867 and married Lou Hoksbergen. They were from Linden, WA, and the parents of five children: Hendrik Hoksbergen, Jan Hoksbergen married Tena Spoelstra, Hermina (Mrs. Evert G. Vermeer), Margeretha Hoksbergen, and Aalt Hoksbergen.
Dries "Andrew" Rozeboom was born May 2, 1868 and he married Gerdina Punt. In 1915 he married May Peters. They lived in Sebastopol, CA and one son was born to the first marriage and four children to his second marriage: Egbert Rozeboom married Ethel Savage, John D. Rozeboom married Althea Smith, Gerrit A. Rozeboom married Marcia Dickinson, Johanna (Mrs. Norman Coon) and Theodore Rozeboom's wife was Charlotte.
Lambert Rozeboom was born May 17, 1870 and he married Mary Remmerde. They farmed near Sheldon, IA, and were the parents of ten children: John Rozeboom married Hattie Klein, Jana (Mrs. Nick Feekes), Hermina (Mrs. Frank Roetman), Lammert Rozeboom married Jennie Klein, Mary (Mrs. Jacob Roghair), Bert married Zelma Wolf, Robert Rozeboom married Leola Webster, Petra Nella (Mrs. Henry Reekers - Mrs. Spencer Roorda), Allie (Mrs. Frank Dordt), and Herbert Rozeboom.
Lubbigtje "Lillian" Rozeboom was born June 5, 1874 and she married Barney Kempers. They were farmers by Sioux Center and the parents of eight children: Dena (Mrs. Bert Broek), Minnie (Mrs. Nick Buyert), Johanna (Mrs. Martin Wyngaarden), Allie (Mrs. Harm Holleman), Garret Kempers married Laura Ford, Betty (Mrs. John Geels), John James Kempers, and Albert Kempers married Ann Kalkhoven.
Driesje "Lizzie" Rozeboom was born November 9, 1875 and she married Gerrit Vande Berg. They were farmers in the Sioux Center area and the parents of five children: Wilhelmina (Mrs. Richard Smith), John G. Vande Berg married Mabel Beernink, Alyce (Mrs. Raymond Lubbers), Gerrit Vande Berg married Ella Beernink, and Bert G. Vande Berg married Jeane De Jong.
Eibertje "Anna" Rozeboom was born January 8, 1877 and she married John Kempers. They farmed northeast of Sioux Center and were the parents of ten children: Dena (Mrs. William A. Schuiteman), Gerrit Kempers married Sadie Scholten, John R. Kempers married Mabel Van Dyke, Bert .Kempers married Harriet Heneveld, Minnie (Mrs. Bert Mouw), Johanna (Mrs. William Beernink), Bernard Rozeboom married Marjorie McLauglin, Lillian (Mrs. Richard Warntjes), Betty (Mrs. Edward Heneveld), and Marlon Kempers married Geneva Roetman.
Hermina "Minnie" Rozeboom was born March 30, 1878 and married Engbert Vander Hoop. They ware from Redlands, CA, and the parents of two children: Ben Vande Hoop and John Vander Hoop. Minnie died in 1902 and Engbert married Minnie De Lange and had two children: Gerrett Vander Hoop and James VanderHoop.
John D. Rozeboom was born April 13, 1880 and he married Cena Vander Ploeg. They were farmers near Sioux Center and Steen, MN, and the parents of eleven children: Bert Rozeboom married Hattie Van Batavia, Charles Rozeboom married Margaret De Noble, Johanna (Mrs. Wayne Vicklund), Nickolas Rozeboom married Artie Hasselman, John H. Rozeboom died 1926, Tena (Mrs. Reynold Sasher), Cynthia (Mrs. Milton Bonnema), Henry Rozeboom married Olive Sheffield, Minnie (Mrs. Wilbur Ross), Winnifred (Mrs. Bert Boeve) and Andrew Rozeboom married Mildred Ten Louw.
The following children ware of Jan Rozeboom's second marriage to Jannetje Hoksbergen:
Margaretha "Maggie" Rozeboom was born August 16, 1885 and married Charles Vande Berg. They ware from Paonia and Crawford, Colorado, and the parents of eleven children: Tracey (Mrs. Earl Bushy), John A. Vande Berg married Ada Blankenship Campbell, Andrew Vande Berg married Kloe Keele, Lester Vande Berg married Helen Waddingham, Berrit Vande Berg died 1953, Jeanette died 1916, Charles Vande Berg married Vivian Sickler, Theodore Vande Berg married Lucie Fisk Wood, Wesley Vande Berg married Betty Kaskie, Marilyn (Mrs. Kenneth Hilton), and Ruby (Mrs. Ted Crawford).
Henry Rozeboom was born August 13, 1887 and married Jen Kruizenga. He was a barber in Sioux Center and later lived in Linden WA. They had one son, Clarence Rozeboom. After Jen died Henry remarried Harriet Notenboom.
Gerrit J. Rozeboom was born January 4, 1890 and he married Jen Rens. They were farmers north of Sioux Center on the homestead of Gerrit's father. (Ken Den Herder lives there now.) They were the parents of three children: John G. Rozeboom married Dena Klein, Margaret (Mrs. Julius Hop) and Colleen (Mrs. Gerald Korver).
Johanna Rozeboom was born February 6, 1892 and married Henry Wm. Vermeer. They were farmers north of Sioux Center and the parents of nine children: Henry A. Vermeer married Leona Peelen, John L. Vermeer married Ada Punt, Elmer H. Vermeer married Harriet De Boer, Bernard M. Vermeer died 1943 in WW II, Gerald J. Vermeer married Janeva Vander Weide, Jeneva (Mrs. Marion Vander Pol), Helen Vermeer died 1927, Kenneth H. Vermeer married Jean Rens and Helen J. (Mrs. Gerald Nettinga).
Cornelius "Neal" Rozeboom was born September 12, 1895 and married Wilhelmina Cleveringa. They farmed naar Carmel IA and were the parents of four children: Jeanette (Mrs. Harry Van Voorst), Allene (Mrs. Elmer Van't Hul), Joyce (Mrs. William De Groot) and Willie Rozeboom married Shirley Van Putten.
Ryk "Richard" Rozeboom was born March 22, 1898 and married Marie Brummel. They were from Denver CO, and the parents of two children: Betty (Mrs. Ben De Jong - Mrs. Paul Buys) and Elaine (Mrs. Paul Kaus).
Jennie Rozeboom was born May 22, 1901 and she died 1947.
Hermina "Minnie" was born April 30, 1904 and she married Glenn Neifert of Indianola, IA, and were the parents of three children: Leualma (Mrs. Wendell Fedders), Genevieve (Mrs. Richard Bridges) and Vernal (Mrs. Roland Renard).
Jan "John" Rozeboom had over 105 direct grandchildren many of whom are of the age that they are great grandparents today or deceased. His total descendants to this day would be numerous.
by Elizabeth Van Maanen and compiled by Wilma J. Vande Berg
ROZEBOOM, JAN AND HERMINA (SCHIPPER)
Second Wife - Jannetje (Hoksbergen)
Beert Rozeboom's father Jan Rozeboom was born April 16, 1840 and died May 6, 1930. He married Hermina Schipper on March 13, 1863. She was born on Jan. 14, 1842 and died April 14, 1880. Jan Rozeboom married Jannetje Hoksbergen Aug. 20, 1884. She was born on April 5, 1861 and died in 1950.
Jan Rozeboom was the oldest son of Beert Rozeboom and Driesje Van Loo. He had four brothers and two sisters. Jan was born in Elburg, Netherland. While very young his parents moved to Oldebroek. It was here, at the age of three or four, that he had an accident with his thumb. His father had been using the "Hackselbox," a homemade instrument used to cut hay and other fodder into small pieces by means of a long sharp knife which was attached at one end leaving the other end free to be manipulated as desired. Jan was always inquisitive and when he saw the hackselbox he decided to try it out. He slid the hay along through the box and pulled down the knife. It worked along beautifully until he got his left thumb too close to the knife and almost cut it off. His parents did not take him to a doctor but bandaged the hand themselves. When the bandage was removed the thumb had grown on backwards.
Jan continued his education in Oldebroek, and finished the 8th grade which is the equivalent to the 12th grade here. He loved to sing and while his friends went skating he practiced singing. He and several other boys had organized a singing club.
Jan Rozeboom and Jannetje (Hoksbergen)
On March 13, 1863, at the age of twenty two and one half years he married Hermina Schipper. His occupation was that of a daily laborer. In the winter he worked on the summer dyke with a wheel barrow carrying dirt on the dike to keep back the water of the Zuider Zee. In the summer he cut grass with the scythe for the neighbors. Their first son, 1. Beert, was born and died at the age of 11 weeks, 2. another son was born and they again called his name Beert. Then 3. Hannes, who married Ella Vande Berg, 2nd marriage to Henrietta Wesselink. 4. Dries (Andrew) married Gertie Punt, 2nd marriage May Peters. 5. Aaltje, married Lou Hoksbergen. 6. Lammert who married Mary Remmerde. 7. a child who died at birth. 8. Cornelus (died at 9 months). 9. Lillian, married Barnie Kempers. 10. Lizzie, married to Gerrit Vande Berg. 22. Anna, married John Kempers. 12. Minnie, married Engbert Van der Hoop, his 2nd marriage Minnie Langel. 13. John D. married Cena Vander Ploeg. On April14 of 1880 Hermina died after giving birth to John. That was a terrible blow to the family for she had been a loving, caring and praying woman. Prior to this, Andrew had gone to Jan's brother-in-law Eibert Dykhuisen, and now John also went there in as much as it was impossible for Jan to take care of a child who was still a baby.
The problem of providing for his family continued and seeing no future in the Netherlands, he once more became interested in America. He consulted with his family and they agreed that moving to America might solve their problem. They had a sale on Aug. of 1881 and 6 days later, Jan with 8 children, the oldest being 15 years and the youngest 3 1/2 yrs. old, were on the boat Pollux. Andrew and John remained in the Netherlands with the Dykhuisens. They arrived in Le Mars, Ia. on Sept. 3, 1881, and went to Alton, Ia. in the middle of the night to stay with Hendrik Jan Schut,who treated them royally. The entire family had stood the trip well and they were all healthy upon their arrival in the new land.
In March, 1882, Eibert Dykhuisen arrived from Holland, bringing Andrew and John with him and they lived with Jan on the farm. It was difficult to get a start. People took advantage of Jan. He paid 24% int. on a note for which he had purchased his first grass mower. Jan had paid all his debts in Holland except $200.00 (which was later paid back) and had $100.00 left to buy only the barest necessities.
On Aug. 20, 1884, Jan married Jannetje Hoksbergen and experienced 45 years of happy wedded life with her. Out of this marriage 8 children were born: Maggie, married Charles Vande Berg; 2. Henry married Dena Kruizenga, 2nd marriage Harriet Noteboom 3. Gerrit, married Jannetje "Jen" Rens; 4. Johanna, married Henry Vermeer; 5. Neal (Cornelus) married Wilhelmina Cleveringa; 6. Richard married Marie Brummel; 7. Jennie; 8. Minnie, married Glen Neiffert. It was during this time that Aaltje (Mrs. Lou Hoksbergen and Minnie (of the first marriage, Mrs. E. Van Der Hoop) passed away. On Feb. 15, 1930 Jan became ill and died on May 6, 1930 at the age of 90 years and 20 days. Every living son and daughter, 16 in all were in the room when he passed away. Jan was the father of 21 children and he always gave God the glory for all his blessings, ever declaring that he merited nothing.
Taken from the Rozeboom Centennia1 1840-1940.
by Bernice Sandbulte