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Zwaantje Zijlstra Groen
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Birth: May 25, 1870
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: 1921
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

Father: Rienk Reins Zijlstra
Mother: Geertje Keuning

Zwaantje is born in the mun. Smallingerland in the eastern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland.
On July 6, 1885 Zwaantje Zijlstra, 15 years aged, arrives with her parents and six siblings on the SS Pieter Caland from the city Nijmegen in east Nederland at New York, Castle Garden. Their destination is not mentioned, but the Zijlstras founded between the River Missouri and Platte, Charles Mix County, in southeast South Dakota the Dutch-Frisian agrarian settlement Friesland. In 1890 310 Dutch lived in the colonies Friesland, Nieveen and Old Platte.
On February 13, 1899 she married at Nieveen near the Dutch settlement Platte in Charles Mix County, South Dakota to Albert J. Groen, who is also born in Friesland.
In 1920 the family moved from Platte to Hull in northwest Iowa, where she soon died after moving, but it's unknown on which date and year.

Family links: 
  Rienk Reins Zylstra (1834 - 1913)
  Geertje Keuning Zylstra (1837 - 1901)
  Albert J Groen (1871 - 1963)*
  Gjalt Rienks Zylstra (1856 - 1908)*
  Aukje Rienks Zylstra Nieveen (1864 - 1949)*
  Rein R Zylstra (1867 - 1941)*
  Zwaantje Zijlstra Groen (1870 - 1921)
  Teeke Zylstra Pranger (1879 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
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