|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1817|
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1888|
Hendrik Kooijma was born in 1817 in the country village Oldehove, in the northwestern part of the Dutch northeastern province Groningen, son of the 41 years aged day-laborer Bouwe Hendriks Kooijma and the laborer Luktje Harms van Dijk.
Farm hand Hendrik Bouwes Kooijma married on 25 May 1848 in Oldehove at the age of 30 years to the almost five years younger servant maid Jantje Ebels Nieland, born on 16 August 1822 in Kommerzijl, daughter of laborer Ebel Wijerts Nieland and laborer Grietje Luitjens van der Brug.
Laborers Hendrik Kooijma and Jantje had in the country village Saaksum, municipality Oldehove the following children:
* Bouwe, born 7 January 1849;
* Grietje, born 15 August 1851;
* Ebel, born 9 December 1854, died 3 March 1855;
* Ebel, born 9 April 1856;
* Luktje, born 23 March 1861.
Hendrik's daughters Grietje and Luktje (Lucy) emigrated in 1882 with their family Teninga and husband Pieter Wiersema to the USA, Chicago and Indiana. The 69 years aged farmer Hendrik Kooima arrived on 6 May 1887 with his wife Jantje Nieland (65 y), their son Bonne [Bouwe] (38 y, farmer), his wife Grietje Hommes (36 y) and their children Jantje ( 6 y) and Gerrit (2 y) on the SS P. Caland in New York, Castle Garden. In 1892 his son Ebel emigrated with his family also to the USA, near Chicago.
The deathdata of Hendrik and his wife Jantje couldn't be found yet in July 2013; they died after April 1887, very probably in Chicago. But FAG-contributor D.Jones noted in September 2013 that Hendrik Kooyma wasn't, as aspected, buried there in the Forest Home Cemetery, on the western side of the city.
Jantje Ebels Nieland Kooima (1822 - 1888)*
Bouwe Kooima (1849 - 1902)*
Grietje Kooijma Teninga (1851 - 1894)*
Ebel Kooima (1856 - 1926)*
Luktje Kooijma Wiersema (1861 - 1945)*
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jul 24, 2013
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