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Ferre Hendricks Anema
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1860
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Jan. 28, 1919
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Ferre Hendricks Anema was born in Freisland, Netherlands to Hendrick Pieters Anema and Hiltje Johannes Zwart. Various records differ on the day of his birth but his birth record states March 30, 1860. His siblings were as follows: Pieter b.Sept 4, 1850, d. July 7, 1861; Hiske b. Oct 24, 1851, d. June 22, 1861; Murkje b. Sept 21, 1854, d. July 25, 1861; Johannes b. May 23, 1857; Murkje b. Sept 22, 1862; Hiske b. Oct 9, 1864; Pieter b. March 6, 1867 (memorial #19002093); Antje b. May 5, 1870 (memorial #78328513 married name is Reitsma).

Ferre married Hiltje Jans Nieuwenhuis in the Netherlands and had two children. Henry Fredrick Anema was born December 14, 1883 and Jan Anema was born March 22, 1885, both in Friesland, Netherlands. Jan died April 21, 1885 at one month of age.

Ferre, Hiltje, and Henry traveled to the USA on a ship called the Southwark. They left from Antwerp, Belgium and arrived at Ellis Island April 29th, 1896. The ship manifest indicates they planned to go to Grand Rapids, MI as permanent settlers. Ferre was a laborer.

The spelling of Ferre's name has been seen with both one and two r's. After arriving in the USA Ferre used the name Fred.

It appears from the 1900, 1910 & 1920 Federal Census records that Ferre and Hiltje did not have any more children after arriving in the USA.

Ferre died of a pelvic abcess Jan 28, 1919 in Wyoming Township, Kent Co., MI and was buried in Oakhill Cemetery Jan 31, 1919.

(sources: death certificate; birth & marriage records from; ship manifest from &; family records; 1900, 1910 & 1920 Federal Census)

Thank you to Find a Grave member "My Labor of Love" for the death certificate. 
Family links: 
  Hiltje Jans Nieuwenhuis Anema (1862 - 1942)*
  Henry Frederick Anema (1883 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Burial date: 01/31/1919
Oakhill Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 1 - Lot 2 - Space 8
Maintained by: BLS
Originally Created by: My Labor of Love
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85055321
Ferre Hendricks Anema
Added by: My Labor of Love
Ferre Hendricks Anema
Added by: Diane Zoulek
Ferre Hendricks Anema
Added by: Diane Zoulek
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