Tjasse Van Der Ploeg
Zoon van Tjark van de Ploeg en Renssiena Mulder, geboren 23-1-1854 Godlinze , overleden 2-1930 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
Trouwt 12-5-1879 Uithuizen Taaktje (Takje) Valk, dochter van Klaas Valk - kuiper en Aaltje Nannings Bekema, geboren 13-3-1855 Uithuizen , overleden 31-12-1940 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
VANDER PLOEG, TJASSE AND TAKJE (VALK)
Tjasse Vander Ploeg was born on Jan. 23, 1854, and Takje Valk was born on March 13, 1855, both in Uithuizen, Netherlands. They ware married there on May 12, 1879.
Tjasse was a clothing salesman in a small store, but business was not prosperous and decided to go to America, and in May, 1881, they started out. It was a very slow and difficult voyage as no modern conveniences were at hand and many hardships. They had two small children and they were sick during the voyage. For twenty-seven days they sailed the sea and finally arrived in Alton, IA, where they were given shelter. The baby, Nicholas, died June 8, 1881, and is buried in Alton, IA.
Tjasse Vander Ploeg and wife Takje (Valk)
They moved to Sioux Center, IA, the following year where Tjasse became a carpenter. Later his rheumatism bothered him so much that he had to stop and then started a furniture store. Also, the Dominie at that time, talked him into becoming a funeral director, because they had to make their own caskets and he could do that along with his furniture business. The Vander Ploeg Furniture and Funeral business continued down through the years.
The following children ware born to Tjasse Vander Ploeg and Takje Valk:
1. Cena Vander Ploeg was born on Nov. 22, 1879, in Uithuizen, Netherlands. She married John D. Rozeboom, born April 13, 1880, at Sioux Center, IA, on March 7, 1901. They had the following children: Bert, born Mar. 24, 1902; Charles, born May 28, 1903; Johanna, born May 24, 1905; Nickolas, born Mar. 3, 1907; Herman, born Aug. 4, 1909; Tena, born Aug. 23, 1912; Cynthia, born Jan. 27, 1914; Henry, born Jan. 11, 1916; Minnie, born Feb. 12, 1918; Winifred, born Jan. 19, 1920; and Andrew, born Oct. 6, 1923. They moved to the Steen, MN area in 1917 and lived there the rest of their lives.
2. Nickolas, born Mar. 22, 1881, in the Netherlands, and died June 8, 1881.
3. Allie Vander Ploeg was born Aug. 7, 1882, in Sioux Center, IA, and married Henry Van Roekel, born July 17, 1877, at Sioux Center, IA, on Mar. 22, 1904. They had the following children: Neal, bornJan. 7, 1905; Fannie, born July 26, 1906; Gerrit, born Mar. 22, 1908; Tena, born Jan. 24, 1910; Carrie, born May 16, 1912; Tony, born Jan. 8, 1914; John born May 16, 1916; Henry, born May 10, 1918; Fannie, born Aug. 16, 1921; Cynthia, born June 18, 1924; Harriet, born June 6, 1926; and Ellen, born Nov. 30, 1928.
4. Nick Vander Ploeg was born Sept. 22, 1884, in Sioux Center, IA, and married Ella Vande Berg, born Mar. 14, 1887, at Sioux Center, IA, on Feb. 23, 1910. They had the following children: Theodore, born Dec. 20, 1914; Lawrence, born April 1, 1918; Donald, born April 4, 1921; Elmer, born July 9, 1925; and Theresa, born Oct. 3,1927.
5. Charles Vander Ploeg was born June 15, 1886, in Sioux Center, IA, and married Sadie Vander Schaaf, born Mar. 4, 1886, at Sioux Center, IA, on May 12, 1910. They had the following children: James, born Sept. 27, 1911; Edith, born Sept. 8, 1913; Arthur, born Aug. 28, 1915; Harold, born act. 4, 1924; and Eileen, born Aug. 1, 1928.
6. Winnie Vander Ploeg was born Jan. 15, 1888, in Sioux Center, IA, and married Gerrit J. Huitink, born July 20,1886, at Sioux Center, IA, on Feb. 15, 1910. They had the following children: Dorothy, born Nov. 16, 1910; Charles, born Oct. 16, 1912; Tracy, born Jan. 15, 1915; Henry, born Jan. 23, 1917; Hendrina, born Apr. 16, 1920; Gertrude, born Mar. 4, 1922; and Clarence, born Sept. 13, 1924. They lived in the Orange City area all of their lives.
7. Fannie Vander Ploeg was born Nov. 24, 1889, at Sioux Center, IA, and died of blood poison on Aug. 12, 1901, and is buried in the Sioux Center Cemetery.
8. John Vander Ploeg was born Mar. 7,1892, at Sioux Center, IA, and married Vera Good, born Mar.17, 1902, at Yucaipa, CA on Feb. 17, 1931. They had no children and lived in California all of his life.
9. Lucy Vander Ploeg was born Feb. 10, 1894, at Sioux Center, IA, and married R.J. Lubbers, born Jan. 8, 1892 at Sioux Center, IA, on July 21, 1920. They had the following children: Evangeline, born Mar. 31, 1924; Dorothy, born July 11, 1927; and Ruth, born July 16, 1931. They lived in Sheboygan Falls, WI for several years where Ray was minister, and they retired in Orange City, IA, and are buried in the O. C. Cemetery.
10. William Vander Ploeg was born July 11, 1895, at Sioux Center, IA, and married Pearl Wesselink, born Apr. 3,1896, at Carmel, IA, on Mar. 8, 1917. They had the following children: Thelma, born Dec. 9, 1917; Henrietta, born Nov. 6, 1919; Chasper, born June 19, 1921; Henry, born Apr. 30, 1923; Henry, born Oct. 14, 1924; Robert, born Dec. 8, 1926; and Wilmar, born June 12, 1931. In the later years, William lived at Hospers, IA, and was in the Furniture business there.
11. Johanna Vander Ploeg was born Oct. 5, 1899, at Sioux Center, IA, and married Tunis Den Herder, born May 11, 1895, at Sioux Center, IA, on Feb. 22, 1923. They had the following children: Glenn, born Mar. 10, 1926; and Trellis, born May 2, 1929.
12. Minnie Vander Ploeg was born Oct. 5, 1899, at Sioux Center, IA, and married Dick Raak, born Oct. 17, 1899, at Sioux Center, IA, on Feb. 22, 1923. They had the following children: Dennis, born Feb. 23, 1924; Clifford, born Aug. 28, 1928; Muriel, born Apr. 23, 1930, Kenneth, born Feb. 25, 1932; Truman, born Oct. 30, 1934; Irwin, born July 14, 1937; and Vernon, born May 2, 1941.
(See separate stories on some of the children of Tjasse and Takje Vander Ploeg.)
by Theresa Vander Ploeg
Well Known Resident Gone
T. Vander Ploeg Funeral on Thursday
Funeral services for T. Vander Ploeg were held Thursday afternoon at the home and First Ref. church, in charge of Rev. Brunsting. Mr. Vander Ploeg was 76 years of age.
He was born in the Netherlands, where his marriage took place more than 51 years ago, the couple having celebrated their golden wedding not long ago. They came to America about a year after their marriage and settled first at Alton where they lived for a year, then came to Sioux Center which has since been their home.
Mr. Vander Ploeg was in the furniture business here for eighteen years, but retired about 23 years ago.
He was respected by all and his memory will be cherished by his widow and the ten children who survive, namely, Mrs. John D. Rozeboom, Steen, Minn.; Mrs. Henry Van Roekel, Nick and Charles, Sioux Center; Mrs Gerrit Huitink, Orange City; John, Sebastopol, Calif.; Mrs. Rev. Raymond Lubbers, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Will, Maurice; Mrs. Teunis Den Herder, Mrs. Dick Raak, Sioux Center.
Two children have passed on, the oldest being buried in the Alton cemetery.
He is also survived by a brother, John, of Orange City and a sister, Mrs. K. Theget of Roseland, Minn.
Mr. Theget and daughter Winnie were for the last services, also Mr. and Mrs. John Vander Ploeg of Orange City and a niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wesselink of Springfield, S.D.
The Alton Democrat 1930-02-28.
The oldest member of the First Ref. Church passed away at her home Sunday at the age of 85 years. She was ill for several weeks preceding her death and in a coma for twenty seven hours.
Funeral services were held in the First Church Tuesday. Bearers were all grandsons of the deceased were pall bearers.
She came to America with two children in 1882 and to Sioux Center in 1883. Ten children were born here and ten survive. They are Mrs. J.D. Rozeboom of Steen, Mrs; Henry Van Roekel, Nick Vander Ploeg, Charles Vander Ploeg, Mrs. Dick Raak and Mrs. Teunis Den Herder all of Sioux Center, Mrs. G. Huitink of Orange City, Mrs. R.J. Lubbers of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, who was here for the funeral, John, of Yucalpa, Cal. and William of Hospers.
Fannie, a daughter, died about 41 years ago, at the age of twelve years, and another infant died before they moved from Alton, to Sioux Center. Her husband preceded her in death in February 1930.
Sioux Center News 1941-01-02.