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Derk (Dick) Bleijenberg

Landbouwer, zoon van Berend Bleijenberg - landbouwer en Hendrika Engelen, geboren 17-12-1867 23:30 NL Bennekom [346], overleden 9-12-1938 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens

Trouwt 1-4-1893 Ede [20] Aartje Lagerweij, dienstbode, dochter van Aart Lagerweij - arbeider en Jannetje Vlastuin, geboren 15-11-1873 NL Renswoude [26] overleden 2-4-1946 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens

Kinderen:

  1. Hendrika (Hattie) Bleijenberg, geboren 11-8-1893 02:00 NL Ede [346], overleden 11-7-1977 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 18-2-1915 USA IA Ireton Maas Vande Hoef, zoon van Jan van de Hoef en Geertrui Rozeboom, geboren 28-10-1887 NL Ede [396], overleden 23-11-1952 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
  2. Jannigje (Jannetje, Jenny) Bleijenberg, geboren 24-2-1895 09:30 Ede [81], overleden 14-8-1977 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 20-2-1919 USA IA Ireton John (Jan) Miedema, zoon van Charles Miedema en Frieda Van Dyk, geboren 8-8-1889 NL Barradeel Firdgum [0179], overleden 30-3-1936 USA IA Hull en begraven Sioux Center Memory Gardens
  3. Berend Bleijenberg, geboren 24-7-1896 21:30 Ede [287], overleden 29-7-1896 21:00 Ede [169]
  4. Aartje Bleijenberg, geboren 24-6-1897 10:00 Ede [251], overleden 10-7-1897 04:00 Ede [187]
  5. Aartje (Ida) Bleijenberg, geboren 13-5-1898 00:30 Ede [213]
  6. Berend (Ben) Bleijenberg, geboren 17-1-1900 06:00 Ede [30] overleden 14-8-1986 USA IA Sioux City en begraven Sioux Center Memory Gardens
  7. Gerritje (Gertie) Bleijenberg, geboren 7-11-1901 17:00 NL Ede [477], overleden 3-8-1995 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 19-1-1926 USA IA Sioux Center Lane Schelling, zoon van Cornelius Schelling en Hattie Kastein, geboren 30-10-1905 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 22-2-1984 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
  8. Gerrit Bleijenberg, geboren 27-4-1904 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 14-10-2000 USA IA Rock Valley en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 15-1-1931 USA IA Sioux Center Gertrude Van Beek, dochter van Albert Van Beek en Gertrude Van Beek, geboren 21-9-1907 NL Bennekom, overleden USA IA Rock Valley en begraven Sioux Center Memory Gardens
  9. Dick Bleijenberg, geboren 1-2-1907 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 3-11-1984 USA IA Rock Valley en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 1-2-1934 USA IA Sioux Center Hermina Arta Rens, dochter van Jan (John) Rens en Harmpje (Hattie) Zoet, geboren 28-10-1909 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 3-1-2012 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
  10. Bessie (Bess) Bleijenberg, geboren 29-11-1908 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 25-12-1997 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
    Trouwt 17-8-1926 USA SD Canton Jacob (Jake) Harskamp, zoon van Jan Harskamp en Aleidea Rosendaal, geboren 3-9-1904 NL Barneveld Esveld [164], overleden 29-8-1998 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens

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HSC239 - Family History F050:

BLEYENBERG, DERK AND AARTJE (LAGERWY)

In the year 1893, Derk Bleyenberg and Aartje Lagerwy ware united in marriage in the Netherlands. They had a family of five children, four girls and one boy when they decided to move to America in Feb. 1902. The children's names ware Hendrika (Hattie), Jannetje (Jenny), Aartje (Ida), Berend (Ben), and Gerritje (Gertie).

Derk did some farming and bought and sold some cattle. He also peddled milk using a dog to pull the cart.

Seeing there was no future in Holland they decided to take that big step to move to the U.S. Uncle Henry Vonk was already living naar Sioux Center. Uncle William Vander Weide came a year later. They packed their belongings in a trunk, 3 feet wide, 4 feet long, and 3 feet deep. We still have the old trunk.

That trip took at least 5 weeks. The boat trip took about 3 weeks. When they arrived in New York they had to stay at least a day and a night on Ellis Island where all immigrants had health inspection and vaccinations. They must have been at least 3 days on a train. They landed in Maurice, Iowa and had a lunch by Evert Van Maanen. This whole trip must have been quite an experience. Gertie was only 4 months old. As Holland is only about one fourth the size of the state of Iowa, I wonder what went through their minds as they traveled halfway across the U. S. How they got to Sioux Center from Maurice I never heard.

The Derk Bleyenberg family in 1906

Their first home was on the spot where the First Reformed Church is now standing. Father Bleyenberg got a job on the farm of Ed Doornink. That is the land where the Coop Cattle Confinement now is. He walked the four miles twice a day earning $1.00 per day. If the weather looked stable in the evening he sometimes stayed overnight. The people were very tornado conscious, as a big tornado had hit the area a few years before. One evening the weather looked very nice so Dad stayed on the farm. That night a storm struck the community which lasted a large part of the night. Mother with her brood of little ones went to the old Vander Ploeg's house. He was the grandfather of Art Vander Ploeg. Mother and the girls wore wooden shoes, and had left them outside. The next morning there were no "klompen". They had blown away. A big loss, Iím sure. The church building had collapsed during the storm and much damage was done in the area.

We then moved to a house about a block north. Later we moved west across the railroad tracks where Reinard Dykstra now lives. Gerrit was born here.

In the fall of the year Dad worked for Henry Wandscheer who owned a threshing machine. All the grain was stacked in those days. Dad had to pitch the bundles into the machine earning $1.25 per day. They started at sunrise and worked till dark. Sometimes he would stack the straw and got a bonus of $1.00.

The next place we lived was a 120 acre farm across the road of where brother Dick now lives. That is the land where Van Regenmorter has his chicken ranch and where the new housing area is being developed. On this place Dick and Bess were born.

After a few years we moved 3 miles west to the farm where John Vander Hoef lived. It was when we lived here that Dad went to visit the Old Country. I think it was in 1912.

In 1914 we moved near Ireton. In 1929 they had a farm sale and moved to the place where Bert Regenerus now lives. Here Dad passed away on Dec. 9,1938, at the age of 71.

After a few years Mother moved to a house just east of the Standard Station. This is now a parking area of Case Van Velsen. Here Mother passed away on April 2, 1946, at the age of 73.

NOTE: This story was written by Ben Bleyenberg as he remembers their history and was read at a Bleyenberg get-together on Nov. 7, 1980.

Submitted by Wilmyna Jansma


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