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Geertje Brouwer Bolks
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1814
Death: Sep. 10, 1888
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

Obit from the Alton Democrat, dated 9/15/1888, p. 2:
"Bolks.--On Monday evening, Sept. 10, 1888, the beloved wife of Rev. S. Bolks passed peacefully into the land of endless rest. She had attained the age of seventy four years, of which nearly seventeen were spent in Orange City. Geertje Bolks, nee Brouwer, was born in Denham, province Overysel, Netherlands, July 11, 1814. On her birthday, July 11, 1838, she was united in marriage to the Rev. Seine Bolks, whom she accompanied to the United States when he, together with his entire congregation, emigrated on August 25, 1847. They reached New York October 10, 1847, and considering the season too far advanced to render immediate settlement in the Western woods advisable, the party wintered at Syracuse, N. Y. On the first of May, 1848, they resumed their pilgrimage, and finally settled in Allegan county, Mich. After staying with their colony till, in spite of incredible hardships, success had been insured, Mr. and Mrs. Bolks planted their home successively in Grand Haven, Milwaukee, Chicago, So. Holland, (Ill.,) Zeeland, (Mich) and Orange City, in all of which places the Rev. Mr. Bolks has held pastorates in the Reformed church, his wife proving in all respects a faithful helpmate and consoler. Her husband and four children survive her, to call her blessed. The earthly fraction of her life has been brought to a successful close. The remainder is glory and honor and immortality--Eternal Life. J.A. DeS." 
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  Seine Bolks (1814 - 1894)
  Johanna Bolks De Pree (1844 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
At rest in Jesus
In the blessed ???
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Beloved wife of
Rev. S. Bolks
Born July 11, 1814
Died Sept 10, 1888
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West Lawn Cemetery
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Created by: J. Smith
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41341188
Geertje <i>Brouwer</i> Bolks
Added by: J. Smith
Geertje <i>Brouwer</i> Bolks
Added by: J. Smith
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