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Petertje (Pietertje, Pearl) Hulstein

Dochter van Gerrit Hulstein en Cornelia Verploegh, geboren 16-6-1889 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 13-8-1958 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens

Trouwt 4-3-1909 USA IA Sioux Center Peter Bosch, zoon van Jan Bosch - dagloner en Fennigje Bos, geboren 28-12-1883 Elburg Doornspijk [94], overleden 24-4-1971 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens


  1. John Willis Bosch, geboren 3-3-1910 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 8-10-1998 USA IA Spencer en begraven USA IA Sanborn Roseland Cemetery
    trouwt 16-2-1938 USA IA Sanborn Jeanette A Brouwer, dochter van Anco J Brouwer en Christina T Teeselink, geboren 22-10-1911 USA IA Sheldon, overleden 7-1-1995 USA IA Sanborn en begraven Roseland Cemetery
  2. Carolyn Catherine (Kathryn) Bosch, geboren 3-4-1912 USA IA Carmel, overleden 22-7-2010 USA CA Artesia en begraven USA IA Sanborn Roseland Cemetery
  3. Fanny Bosch, geboren 5-8-1915 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 16-6-2008 USA IA Sheldon en begraven USA IA Sanborn Roseland Cemetery
    trouwt 29-8-1941 USA IA Sioux Center Jake (Shorty) Haagsma, zoon van Jacob Haagsma en Gertrude Elgersma, geboren 16-10-1911 USA IA Sanborn, overleden 4-4-1986 USA IA Primghar en begraven USA IA Sanborn Roseland Cemetery
  4. Gerrit (Gerald) Bosch, geboren 19-11-1922 USA IA Sanborn, overleden 5-11-1976 USA MN Blue Earth en begraven USA IA Sioux Center Memory Gardens
  5. Arthur Henry Bosch, geboren 12-6-1924 USA IA Sanborn, overleden 3-12-2015 USA IA Sanborn en begraven Roseland Cemetery
    trouwt 8-8-1946 Naomi De Roos
  6. Esther Lavonne Bosch, geboren 1-3-1926 USA IA Sanborn, overleden 4-7-2019 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens
    trouwt Orville John Kempers, zoon van Gerrit J Kempers en Sadie Scholten, geboren 2-6-1924 USA IA Sioux Center, overleden 27-12-2006 USA IA Sioux Center en begraven Memory Gardens


HSC257 - Family History F78:


Peter Bosch, born in Gelderland, Holland on Dec, 1883 to Jan and Fennigje Bosch came to Amrica at the age of 8 years. His mother had died and he and two sisters were left with his father. Uncle Dirk, hearing of this plight, immediately took steps to have his brother and three children come to the United States. In August of 1892 they arrived at Alton, Iowa, and were heartily welcomed by the Uncle and his whole family. When Uncle Dirk bought a farm west of Sioux Center, he even built a home for his brother and children where they could start them farming themselves. Needless to say their early years were spent trying desperately to eke out a meager existence.

Peter's education was minimal since he was needed at home to help with the farming. As a young lad he also worked as a hired hand for other farmers and sometimes would become so homesick that it was difficult for him to work.

The Peter Bosch Family

At the age of 26, he married his bride, Pearl Hulstein, daughter of Gerrit and Cornelia Hulstein. She had 6 brothers and 2 sisters, most of whom lived in the Sioux Center area. She was a kind, considerate, patient person, always willing to lend a hand. She worked hard on the farm but also found time to do much volunteer work such as cleaning and wallpapering the parsonage or helping someone who was sick.

They farmed in the Carmel area, Sanborn area and then in 1938, they moved to an acreage 1/2 mile west of Old Town, Sioux Center. This was their first home with electricity and the 25 and 40 watt bulbs seemed to give adequate lighting then.

Their oldest son, John remained on the farm near Sanborn with his wife, Jeanette (Brouwer). Carolyn, Mrs. Donald Dummett was living at Melvin, Iowa. Several years after Donald's passing, she married Floyd Clemons. Fanny, a teacher of several years, began teaching a country school near Sioux Center. After her marriage to Jake Haagsma in 1941, she moved back to Sanborn. Gerald, after graduating from Sioux Center High School, worked at several places of business in Sioux Center. He was called to active duty in WW II and later started a men's clothing store known as Bosch's Clothing which is presently part of down town Sioux Center. He was forced to sell his business in 1975 duo to the disease of Multiple Myloma (bone cancer) from which he died in 1976. His wife, Artella (Mouw) Bosch still resides in Sioux Center. Arthur also graduated from Sioux Center High School but returned to Sanborn to farm. He married Naomi De Roos. Esther attended the Sioux Center Community School and graduated from Sioux Center High School. She worked at De Bruin Shoe Store and taught country school. She married Orville Kempers and farmed near Sioux Center.

Highlights for this family's summer entertainment included all-day Sunday School picnic and family reunions. At the reunion each family would provide a number for the program. Gerald and Art Bosch were always featured by playing their guitars and singing. However when they moved to Sioux Center, country music wasn't 'cool' so that put a damper on their guitar playing but the family continued to sing. Peter Bosch sang in a male quartet in Carmel and Sanborn and later sang with the Lofstem, a group of Dutch Psalm singers in Sioux Center.

The Bosch's were active members of the First Reformed Church. At the age of 80, Peter was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of returning to Holland, his birthplace. He also located his Mothers grave at that time, which gave him great satisfaction.

Pearl enjoyed visiting with people and many relatives and friends stopped in for coffee. In 1940, they purchased the home of her parents on 1st Ave. N.W., a house with glass doorknobs and French doors, which always held a fascination for me. The later years of their life were spent in their home at 636 lst Ave. N.E. in Sioux Center.

Pearl died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 68 and Peter died of kidney failure 13 years later in 1971.

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage. Psalms 16:6

b>by Esther Kempers

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Sioux Center Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa
Between 2nd & 3rd E-W roads, Row 14 east of west entry road.
Peter 1883-1971 Pearl 1889-1958:
Iowa Gravestone Photo Project:
Sioux Center Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa
Between 2nd & 3rd E-W roads, row 16 east of west entry road. 1924-2006:
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Obituaries of Pietertje and Peter

Funeral for Mrs. Peter Bosch Here 1:30 Friday

Dies Wednesday Of Heart Ailment

Funeral services will be held at the First Reformed church here at 1:30 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Peter Bosch, resident of Sioux Center for the past 20-odd years, who died at the Sioux Center hospital Wednesday morning of a heart ailment. Mrs. Bosch took ill during the night and was taken to the hospital about 4 a.m.

She had been in fair health and on Tuesday night had attended the Sioux County Youth Fair.

Services will be conducted by the Rev. Harry Brower and burial will be made in the Sioux Center Community cemetery under the direction of Co-op Funeral home of Sioux Center.

Survivors include her husband, of 636 First Avenue N. E., Sioux Center; three sons, John, of Sanborn; Gerald of Sioux Center and Art of Sanborn; three daughters, Caroline (Mrs. Donald Dummette) of Melvin, Fannie (Mrs. Jake Haagsma) of Primghar, and Esther (Mrs. Orville Kempers) of Sioux Center.

She is also survived by six brothers. Neal G. Hulstein, Conrad Hulstein, Wm. G. Hulstein, Steven Hulstein, all of Sioux Center, and Raymond Hulstein of Woodstock, Minn.,and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Kastein of Rock Rapids and Johanna (Mrs. George Lehudis) of Sioux Center.

Mr. Bosch has worked as a seed corn salesman most of the time since his retirement from farming. The family lived in the Sanborn area before moving to Sioux Center approximately 20 years ago.

Sioux Center News 1958-08-14.

Funeral service for Peter Bosch, 87, held here Monday

Funeral services were held at the First Reformed church here at 1:30 p m Monday, April 26, for Peter Bosch, 87, a resident of the community for more than 60 years, who died at the Sioux Center Community hospital April 24.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Boerigter and burial was made in Sioux Center Community cemetery under the direction of the Co-operative Funeral home.

Mr. Bosch was born in The Netherlands December 28, 1883, and came to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 9. The remainder of his life was spent in Sioux Center except for a 16-year period (1922-38) when he lived at Sanborn.

Mr. Bosch was married to Pearl Hulstein March 4, 1909. She passed away in 1958.

Survivors are three sons, John and Arthur of Sanborn and Gerald of Sioux Center; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Dummet of Sioux Center, Mrs. Jake (Fanny) Haagsma of Primghar, Mrs. Orville (Esther) Kempers of Hull; 15 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

Sioux Center News 1971-04-29.

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Obituaries of Jeanette, John Willis and infant daughter Marlis Jean

Jeanette A. (Brouwer) Bosch, the daughter of Anco and Christina (Teenslink) Brouwer, was born near Sheldon, Iowa on October 20, 1911.

She lived her youth in the Sheldon area and graduated from the Sheldon High School in 1929. Prior to her marriage she worked at the Sheldon Mall newspaper office and later at the Sheldon Sun.

She was united in marriage to John W. Bosch of Sanborn on February 16, 1938 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Following their marriage, they farmed northwest of Sanborn before moving to town in December of 1974.

Jeanette died at Prairie View Home in Sanborn on January 7, 1995 at the of 83 years, two months and 17 days.

She is survived by her husband, John of Sanborn; her children: Charlotte and Bill Vierhout of Melvin, and Joan and Lorn Wills of Sanborn; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one Infant daughter, Marlys Jean, and one great-grandchild, Michael Vierhout.

Jeanette was a member of the First Reformed Church of Sanborn, the R.C.W.M., the Hope Circle, and she was a former Sunday School teacher and church librarian. She was also a member of the Franklin Township Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held, January 9 at the First Reformed Church in Sanborn with Rev. Thomas Hoogendoorn officiating. Casket bearers were Marvin Bosch, Vernon Haagsma, Karl Kempers, Roger Kempers, Jim Vierhout, Rod TeKrony and Mark Koerselman.

Burial was in Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn, with the Sanborn Funeral Home in charge.

Sanborn Pioneer 1996-01-12.

John W. Bosch, 88 of Sanborn died October 8, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital at Spencer.

Services were Monday, October 12, at First Reformed Church at Sanborn with the Rev. Thomas Hoogendoorn officiating. Burial was in Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn.

Bosch was born at Carmel March 3, 1910, the son of Peter and Pearl (Hulstein) Bosch. He lived his youth in the Perkins and Sanborn areas and received his education at Perkins Country School and Franklin Township School.

He married Jeanette A. Brouwer, February 16, 1938 at Sheldon. The couple farmed northwest of Sanborn for 36 years on the farm that John resided on for 50 years. They moved into Sanborn in December 1974. She died January 7, 1995. He continued to make his home in Sanborn.

He was a member of First Reformed Church of Sanborn, the adult Sunday school class and the Farm Bureau. His special interests included fishing and playing pool. He will be remembered for his love for the Lord, his family and his farm.

Survivors include his daughter and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Bill Vierhout of Melvin and Joan and Lorn Willis of Sanborn; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother and his wife, Arthur and Naomi Bosch of Sanborn; three sisters, Caroline and Floyd Clemens of Artesia, CA, Fanny Hagsma of Sanborn and Esther and Orville Kempers of Sioux Center; and a sister-in-law, Artella Bosch of Sioux Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, an infant daughter, a great-grandson and one brother, Gerald

Sioux Center News 1998-10-20.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bosch mourn the loss of a baby daughter, who was born prematurely early Friday, July 29, at the Sheldon hospital. She was given the name Marlis Jean.

Burial was in Roseland cemetery with commitment services conducted at 2:30 pm Friday by Rev J.H. Straks, pastor of the First Reform church.

Besides her parents, little Marlis Jean is survived by two sisters, Charlotte and Joan.

Sanborn Pioneer 4 Aug 1949

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Obituary of Fanny

Fanny (Bosch) Haagsma was born in Sioux Center, IA on August 5, 1915 to Peter and Pearl (Hulstein) Bosch. When she was six, she moved with her family to Sanborn. She graduated from Sanborn High School at the age of 16. She then spent two years at Northwestern College in Orange City and began teaching in a rural school near Sanborn. In 1938 she moved back with her family to the Sioux Center area and continued her teaching there.

On August 29, 1941, Fanny married Jake (Shorty) Haagsma, Jr. in a garden wedding at her parents’ home in Sioux Center. Shorty and Fanny began their married life farming near Sanborn. They spent 39 years on farms in the Sanborn and Primghar area. While living in this area, Fanny taught at the Sanborn Christian School for 17 years - most of those years in the lower grades.

In 1979 Shorty and Fanny retired from farming and moved to a new house in Sanborn. Jake passed away in 1986. In 2003, Fanny left her home in Sanborn and moved into the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon where she spent the last years of her life. Even after moving to Sheldon, she continued to be an active member of the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church.

Fanny’s life was dedicated to the teaching profession. She loved her teaching and felt privileged to have influenced many young lives. This desire continued to bring her enjoyment as grandchildren and great-grandchildren came into her life. She enjoyed nothing more than to sit with them and read. She also found fulfillment in serving as a Crossroads Bible instructor.

In addition to her enjoyment of teaching, Fanny loved playing table games with family and friends. She had many groups with which she spent time playing cards. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She made it a point to keep all her family informed as to how the Twins were doing. This delighted her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fanny was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Shorty; her brothers John and Gerald Bosch; brothers-in-law Donald Dummett and Orville Kempers; her sisters-in-law Jeanette and Artlella Bosch; and a nephew Orville Dummett.

She is survived by one son, Vernon and his wife Harriet of Pella, IA; three grandchildren: Gregory Haagsma, his wife Myrna and their children Brandon, Taylor and Shane of Phoenix, AZ, Rhonda, her husband Bradley Schouten and their children Joshua and Jolie of Waupun, WI, and Karla, her husband Luke Vander Leest and their children Derrek, Kaitlyn and Levi of Sioux Falls, SD; one brother Art Bosch and his wife Naomi of Sanborn; two sisters, Carolyn Clemons of Artesia, CA, and Esther Kempers of Sioux Center, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Obituary of Arthur Henry

SANBORN, Iowa | Arthur Henry Bosch, 91, of Sanborn passed away on Dec. 3, 2015, at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Sanborn, with the Rev. Mark Waterstone officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn.

Arthur Henry Bosch, son of Peter and Pearl (Hulstein) Bosch, was born on June 12, 1924, in Sanborn, Iowa. He attended a one-room country school through the eighth grade, completed his first year of high school in Sanborn, and then finished his high school education in Sioux Center, Iowa. Following his graduation in 1941, he began farming near Sanborn.

On Aug. 8, 1946, he was united in marriage to Naomi De Roos, and they were blessed with three children. Art and Naomi continued farming until 1989 when they moved to Sanborn. After retirement, he enjoyed working at Sanborn Farmers Co-op Elevator for many years.

Art loved music and was known for his beautiful bass voice. For 40 years he sang with the "Dial Tones" barbershop quartet, the "Bosch-Van Engen" gospel quartet for 40-plus years, and was a charter member of the Sheldon "Chordmasters." He also entertained at various functions singing harmonious country and gospel music with a longtime friend, Harold Vander Sloot.

One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They brightened his life and were a true blessing to him.

Art was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed pitching horseshoes, fishing, golfing and bowling. He devoted countless hours volunteering his time at Prairie View, Hospice, delivering Angel Tree gifts, and going on various mission trips.

He was a member of Sanborn First Reformed Church where he sang in the choir, taught catechism and served as elder and deacon. He dearly loved his Lord and Savior and attending worship services was very important to him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 69 years, Naomi of Sanborn; son, Marv (LaVonne) Bosch of Des Moines, Iowa; daughters, Donna (Mark) Koerselman of Sheldon, Iowa, and Deanne (Allan) Gibson of Sioux City; eight grandchildren, Brad (Kelli) Bosch of Ankeny, Iowa, Heather (Chad) Davis of Ankeny, Bryan Bosch of Des Moines, Kristi (Kevin) Maloney of Sioux City, Kyle (Lori) Koerselman of Sherburn, Minn., Kevin (Lisa) Koerselman of Sanborn, Nicole (Calvin) Stitt of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Hillary (Daniel) Duncan of Sioux City; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Esther Kempers of Sioux Center; sister-in-law, Jackie Van Engen of Sanborn; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife’s parents; two brothers and their wives, John (Jeanette) Bosch and Gerald (Artella) Bosch; two sisters and their husbands, Caroline Dummett-Clemens (Donald Dummett) (Floyd Clemens) and Fanny (Jake) Haagsma; two brothers-in-law, Orville Kempers and Wilmer Van Engen; other relatives and friends.

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Obituaries of Orvile and Esther

Orville J. Kempers, 82, of Sioux Center died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at his residence.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Roger Voskuil and the Rev. Arnie Punt officiating. Burial will be prior to the service Saturday in Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

Orville John Kempers was born June 2, 1924, to Gerrit and Sadie (Scholten) Kempers. He was raised on the family farm northeast of Sioux Center. He attended country school and often spoke of the days he missed for picking corn by hand.

He married Esther Bosch on Aug. 15, 1946. Their six children were raised in the Kempers Century farm. The couple moved into town in 1978.

He was a lifetime member of First Reformed Church, where he served on the consistory. He also served on the REC board of directors for 21 years.

He was well known for his purebred spotted hog business. Yearly hog sales were well attended by hog breeders from great distances. In 1996, he was inducted into the Spotted Breeders Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair.

Favorite pastimes included bowling, fishing and socializing with his friends. The couple enjoyed listening to their family ding and attended basketball games together.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Gary; and a brother-in-law, John Bultje.

-Obituary from The Sioux City Journal

Esther Kempers, age 93 of Sioux Center, Iowa died July 4, 2019 at Royale Meadows Care Center of Sioux Center.

Memorial Service: July 13, 2019 - First Reformed Church - Sioux Center, Iowa
Officiant: Rev. Stephen Breen
Interment: Memory Gardens Cemetery - Sioux Center, Iowa
Arrangements: Memorial Funeral Home - Sioux Center, Iowa

Source: Memorial Funeral Home

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