Her parents are Yme Jelles Hiemstra and Dieuwke Pyters Kiestra. She married on 18 August 1838 in Bergum, province Friesland, Netherlands, to Wopke de Haan, also 22 years aged. They had three children: Dieuwke, born 9 July 1839 in Deinum, Menaldumadeel, Baukjen or Boukje, born 3 October 1841 in Drogeham, mun. Achtkarspelen, and Ymkje, born 16 November 1844 in Driezum, mun. Dantumadeel, all in the Dutch northern province Friesland. She died in June 1847 at sea during the voyage on the ship Pieter Floris from the Netherlands to New York.