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Margaret Jongsma Van Heest
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1907
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Jul. 12, 1979
Cook County
Illinois, USA

She was born in April 1907, very probably as Margje Jongsma, named for her maternal grandmother Margje Hetebrij, the second child and daughter of Pieter Jongsma and Metje Verbeek. The birth certificates (geboorteakten) of Margje and her sister Trijntje couldn't be found yet (in January 2014); they weren't born in Sloten, Gaasterland, Doniawerstal, Lemsterland or Opsterland in Friesland, nor in Losser (incl. Overdinkel), Overijssel. In Gronau, Germany??

On 5 July 1910 Maatje Jongsma (3 y, birthplace unreadable: L....., Holland) Kaatje Jongsma (5, Idskenhuizen, Holland), her father Peter Jongsma (29, Sloten, mason), her mother Maatje (27, Lemmer), her sister Kaatje Jongsma (5, Idskenhuizen, Holland) and her brother Peter (0, birthplace unreadable: L....., Holland) arrived on the SS Potsdam at the port of New York, Ellis Island. Their last residence place in the Netherlands was Idskenhuizen [Friesland, Netherlands] and they were heading for Maatje's grandfather [Peter] Jongsma, who was residing already in Hammond, Lake County, in the utter northwestern part of Indiana.

In 1920 Margaret (12, Holland, immigrated in 1910), her father Peter Jongsma (38, Holland), her mother Maggie (37, Holland), her siblings Cathern Jongsma (14, Holland), Peter (10, Holland), Fannie (8, Indiana), Clarence (6, Indiana) and her grandfather Peter Jongsma (66, Holland, immigrated in 1907) lived in North Township, Lake County, Indiana.

Marguerite Jongsma married on 21 December 1926 in Munster, Lake County, Indiana to the two years older Nick Van Heest and had the following four daughters and son:
* Madge Elaine VanHeest;
* Wilma Ann VanHeest;
* Marlene Jean VanHeest;
* Cynthia Gayle VanHeest;
* Gary Nicholas VanHeest.

In 1930 Margarete (23), her husband Nicholas Van Heest (25, Illinois), their daughters Madge E (2, Illinois) and Wilma A (0, Illinois) lived in Lansing, nowadays a southern suburb of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Marguerit Vanheest died in July 1979 in Lansing, Cook County, Illinois at the age 72 years. Her widower Nick Vanheest died in July 1990 in Lansing too, at the age of 86 years.
Family links: 
  Peter Jongsma (1881 - 1960)
  Metja "Madge" Verbeek Jongsma (1882 - 1944)
  Nicholas Van Heest (1904 - 1990)*
  Wilma Ann Van Heest De Vries (1930 - 2002)*
  Catherine Agnes Jongsma DePorto (1905 - 1983)*
  Margaret Jongsma Van Heest (1907 - 1979)
  Peter Jongsma (1909 - 1979)*
  Fannie Jongsma Porter (1911 - 1959)*
  Clarence Jongsma (1913 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jan 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123861955
Margaret <i>Jongsma</i> Van Heest
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