|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1856|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1941|
Hindrik was born in the agrarian village Westeremden in the former municipality Stedum, which became in 1990 part of municipality Loppersum, in the midnorth of the Dutch northeastern province Groningen. His parents are farmer Arend Derks Ungersma and Hindrikje Pieters Winter.
Farmer Hindrik Ungersma, 33 years aged, married on 2 May 1890 in Delfzijl in the Dutch northeastern province Groningen to the eight years younger Tjakka Vrught.
On 6 March 1891 they had a daughter, Hendriktje, at the village Meedhuizen in the municipality Delfzijl, province Groningen.
The family arrived on 1 April 1893 on the SS Werkendam at New York. Their destination is a tiny Dutch settlement 22 miles east of Maxwell in the northeastern part of New Mexico, Colfax County, at the present location of Chico Springs. Sister-in-law Elisabeth Ungersma, 37 y, who married in 1878 to Derk Ungersma, sailed with them and eight children, with also Maxwell as destination. Her husband Derk went there a year before with their son Arend.
The settlement had in 1890 112 inhabitants, probably all Dutch and from the northeastern province Groningen, where the Ungersmas also came from. In 1893 a Christian Reformed Church was organized and Derk Ungersma became one of the first deacons. In 1897 the Maxwell Christian Reformed Church was built and in 1898 a sanatorium for lepers (tuberculosis sufferers, leprozen). See for much more info and photos, also of the couple Hendrik and Tjakka Ungersma: http://www.calvin.edu/hh/origins/Fall08_26_2.pdf
In the beginning of 1904 the families of Haye Oldenburger and Henry Ungersma moved to the southwestern part of Montana, Gallatin County, Manhattan, near the also Dutch settlement Holland, later on called Amsterdam-Churchill.
Mid 1940 widower Henry Ungersma lived at the age of 83 years with his daughter Hattie and her family at their farm in the Dutch settlement Holland, later on called Amsterdam-Churchill, in Gallatin County.
Tjakka Vrugt Ungersma (1865 - 1932)*
Hattie Ungersma Lucas (1891 - 1976)*
Anna Margaretha Ungersma Dykman (1893 - 1974)*
Effie Ungersma Terpstra (1895 - 1972)*
Trijntje Ungersma (1897 - 1982)*
Geerdina Ungersma Telling (1899 - 1997)*
Arend Ungersma (1901 - 1987)*
Geerhardus Harmannus Ungersma (1903 - 1911)*
Dirkje Ungersma Broekema Smit (1905 - 1986)*
Hommo Ungersma (1907 - 1987)*
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Jane Barkell
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
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