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Sarah De Vries Leep
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1875
Dantumadeel Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Feb. 11, 1916
Saskatchewan, Canada

She was born in 1875 as Sara de Vries in the tiny agrarian neighborhoodship Sijbrandahuis, municipality Dantumadeel, in the northeastern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland, daughter of farmer Jurjen (Julian) Wytzes de Vries (35 y) and Tjitske (Tracey) Dirks Noordenbos (30 y).

Sarah emigrated in 1891 to the USA.

She married on 25 April 1899 in Chicago to Andrew Leep, who immigrated in 1893 as Anne Leep (18 y) and with his brother Bertus Leep (16 y).

In June 1900 Sarah (25 y) lived with the Dutch gardener Andrew Leep (26 y) in Calumet Township, Chicago city Ward 31, Cook County, Illinois. They are then married for one year.

In 1910 Sarah (34 y) lived with her husband Oscar (35 y) and their, all in Illinois born, children Nicholas (9 y), Harry (8 y), Julian (6 y), Therisa (4 y), Edwin (2 y) and Clara (2 m) in Chicago, ward 32.

In 1911 the families Leep emigrated from Chicago to the former Dutch settlement Cramersburg, 5 miles south of the River Saskatchewan and 10 miles north of Abbey in the southwestern part of the Canadian south central province Saskatchewan. In December 1914 daughter Mary was born in Swift Current, about 45 miles southeast of Cramersburg.

Sarah died there in 1916 at the age of 40 years and was buried with 5 other Dutch emigrants in Cramersburg. On internet is a photo of a plaque, donated in 1996 by the Henry Hoogeveen family as a cemetery memorial marker sign at the former village of Cramersburg in the rural municipality of Miry Creek, Saskatchewan, which has his office in Abbey. It mentions the surnames Leep, Hoogeveen (2 x), Veldman, de Vry, Vos, de Vries (3 x) and Nightingale. All six females, who were buried here from 1916 until 1920, were apparently members of the Christian Reformed Church (1910 - 1932).

Due to animal diseases, coldness, drought, dust bowls, several successive crop failures and low grain prices the CRC of Cramersburg lasted only from 1912 to 1923.
Family links: 
  Andrew K. Leep (1874 - 1966)*
  Nicholas A Leep (1900 - 1970)*
  Harry Leep (1902 - 1983)*
  Julian Leep (1904 - 1976)*
  Tracy Leep Oldenburger Te Selle (1905 - 2000)*
  Edward A. Leep (1908 - 1965)*
  Clara Leep Thiessen (1910 - 1994)*
  Jennie Leep Alberda (1911 - 1974)*
  Mary Leep Schmidt (1914 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Cramersburg Cemetery
Swift Current Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Erice Wilcox
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60709207
Sarah <i>De Vries</i> Leep
Added by: Peter Hakze
Sarah <i>De Vries</i> Leep
Added by: Peter Hakze
Sarah <i>De Vries</i> Leep
Added by: Peter Hakze
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