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Grace Vander Pol Kikkert
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Birth: 1892
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 13, 1920
Stillwater County
Montana, USA

In 1910 Grace Vander Pol (18 y, born in Illinois), her father Andrew Vander Pol (46, Netherlands, immigrated in 1888), her mother Mintje [Klooster] (40, Netherlands), her siblings Peter (19, Illinois), Minnie (15, Illinois), William (14, Illinois), Hatie (13, Wisconsin), Bertha (9, Illinois), Sienie (7, Illinois), John (4, Illinois) and Jennie (2, Illinois) lived in Bloom Township, south of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Grace Vanderpol married on 28 February 1911 in Lake County, Indiana at the age of 19 years to the one year younger Nicholas Kikkert.

Her father Andrew Vanderpol died on 27 July 1912 at the age of 48 years in Holland, a town in the southwestern part of Indiana, which had in 2010 626 people. It is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In June 1917 Grace, her husband Nicholas J Kikkert, and their four children were living in Stillwater County, Montana. Nick was then a farm laborer, employed by Ralph Maarsingh.

In 1920 Grace (28 y), her husband Nicholas J Kikkut (27 y) and their children Irene (8, born in Illinois), Mildred (7, Indiana), Leroy J (4, Indiana), Ruth E (3, Indiana) and Alice (2, Indiana) were living in a rented house at School District 62, Stillwater County, in the mid eastern part of Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Grace, daughter of Minnie VanderPol and mother of six children, died on 13 May 1920 at home at the age of 27 years of eclampsia (krampaanvallen) during childbirth. She was buried in the Holland Settlement Cemetery, approximately 6 miles south of Rapelje and 11 miles north of Columbus, east of Lindemulder Hill. Some tombstones and markers remain but most have weathered and disappeared [in 2001]. The Holland Settlement of Columbus existed from 1915 until 1940. The foundation of the old Christian Reformed Church and the old Mountain View School building could still be seen in 2001. Rapelje is an unincorporated farming and ranching community in northern Stillwater County, Montana, founded in 1917 and located 24 miles north of Columbus, the seat and only town of Stillwater County. Rapelje area had a population of approximately 110 people as of the 2000 census.

Find A Grave volunteer Timothy Steffans (#48514478) reported in September 2014 that a photo of Grace Kikkert's headstone couldn't be taken because her burial is on private property or is otherwise inaccessible.

Her widower Nicholas J Kikkert remarried in July 1921 at his residence place Rapelje, Montana to the six years older Nellie Koedyker, born in Dyer, Lake County, Indiana and then residing in Gary, Indiana. Nick and Nellie Kikkert both died in Augustus 1951 in Wyoming (source unknown) at the age of 58 and 65 years.
Family links: 
  Adriaan VanderPol (1864 - 1912)
  Minnie Klooster Van DerPol Witvoet (1869 - 1948)
  Nicholas J Kikkert (1892 - 1951)
  LeRoy J Kikkert (1915 - 1987)*
  Peter Vander Pol (1891 - 1935)*
  Grace Vander Pol Kikkert (1892 - 1920)
*Calculated relationship
Holland Settlement Cemetery
Stillwater County
Montana, USA
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Dec 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121212963


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