|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1871|
|Death: ||May 25, 1963|
In April 1893 Albert emigrates with his parents and siblings from the dairy farmers village Oldetrijne in the Southern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland to the Platte area in Charles Mix County, South Dakota.
In the beginning Albert worked there for a cement contractor. In 1896 Albert and some of his brothers and sisters went to northwest Iowa to work for others on farms. They returned to their parental home in Charles Mix again and on February 13, his birthday, 1899 Albert marries at Nieveen, near Platte, to Zwaantje Zijlstra, who was born in Friesland too.
In June 1900 Albert is a farmer in Signal Township near Platte. The couple lived on a rented farm until 1907, when they purchased a home 5 miles north and 1/2 mile west of Platte, in Forbes Township. They got in about 1904 and 1905 two daughters, Anna and Gertrude (Gertie) Groen.
In 1920 the family moved to Hull, Sioux County, northwest Iowa, where his wife Zwaantje Zijlstra died soon after moving. In 1924 Albert remarries to Hilda Los, maiden name Hillegonda Kranenburg, since April 1921 widow of Peter Los. She also preceded him in death, on June 5, 1935. Hilda and Peter Los are buried in Minnesota. In 1936 Albert moved to Platte once more, where he made home with his sister Elizabeth Groen Oldekamp, since 1930 widow too, for nearly 25 years.
In 1940 Albert Groen (69 y, without an occupation) lived in Platte Township, Charles Mix County, South Dakota with his sister Elizabeth Oldekamp (71 y, head of the household) and her daughter Elizabeth Oldekamp (21 y, servant at a private home).
Albert died in 1963 at the age of 92 years at the home of his daughter in Hull, Iowa.
Johannes Groen (1839 - 1925)
Hankje Bruinewoudt Groen (1842 - 1923)
Zwaantje Zijlstra Groen (1870 - 1921)
Hillegonda Kranenburg Los Groen (1875 - 1935)*
Margje Groen van der Tuin (1866 - 1947)*
Elizabeth Groen Oldekamp (1868 - 1963)*
Albert J Groen (1871 - 1963)
Yetje Groen Dykstra (1873 - 1903)*
Joseph Groen (1876 - 1956)*
Feike Groen (1880 - 1931)*
Reinder Groen (1882 - 1956)*
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
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