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Aris Jansz Eelman
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1837
Den Burg
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Jul. 8, 1905
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA

Aris married Tetje Bakker on April 2, 1857 in Texel, The Netherlands. They had seven children: Etie (Ida) Eelman Temple, Willem (William) Eelman, Marretie (Mary) Eelman Westmaas, Jan Eelman, Jantie (Jennie) Eelman Luidens, Cornelia (Kate) Eelman Rooks and Jacomina (Minnie) Eelman Timmer.

Aris was a cattle farmer and member of the Dutch Reformed Church.

In 1866, Aris and Tetje emigrated from The Netherlands to Michigan, USA. Aris went first in March of 1866 and Tetje followed with the children in August of 1866. According to the "Staat van landverhuizers" (status of immigrants) they were well-to-do. In Texel, Aris was a cattle farmer and the Ottawa County Michigan Index of 1892-93 is also listing him as a farmer.

According to the 1900 United States Census, Aris and Tetje owned their farm outright. They had no mortgage left to pay. 
Family links: 
  Jan Arisz Eelman (1813 - 1870)
  Etje Ariens Leijen Eelman (____ - 1837)
  Tettje Jacobs Bakker Eelman (1836 - 1910)
  Ida Eelman Temple (1859 - 1922)*
  Willem A Eelman (1860 - 1931)*
  Marretje Eelman Westmaas (1864 - 1917)*
  Cornelia Eelman Rooks (1874 - 1958)*
  Jacomina Eelman Timmer (1878 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
In dutch: "zalig zvn de barmhartigen; want hun zal barmhartigheid geschieden" Mattheus 5:7.

In english: "Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy." Matthew 5:7.
Note: Buried in the family plot l-r are Hendrika, Willem, Tetje and Aris.
North Holland Cemetery
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA
Created by: sharon duffin
Record added: Apr 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87983762
Aris Jansz Eelman
Added by: Megan Heyl
Aris Jansz Eelman
Added by: Megan Heyl
Aris Jansz Eelman
Added by: Megan Heyl
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My Great Great Grandfather. Rest in everlasting PEACE.
- sharon duffin
 Added: Apr. 3, 2012

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