|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1854|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1894|
He is born in October 1854 as Freerk Bultje in the country village Woldendorp in the northeastern part of the Dutch northeastern province Groningen, son of the 27 years aged carpenter Marten Hindriks Bultje and Antje Freerks Hoffenkamp, who married on 28 January 1854. He was named for his maternal grandfather Freerk Harms Hoffenkamp.
His parents had in Woldendorp the following children:
* Freerk, 10 October 1854;
* Geessien, 12 December 1856;
* Hindrik, 19 January 1859, died 3 June 1859;
* Hemmer, 17 August 1860;
* Anna, 28 March 1863;
* Hindrik, 21 August 1865.
His father Marten Bultje was a carpenter in the period 1854-1863, but in August 1865 he was a toll tenant (tolpachter).
On 22 July 1867 Freerk (11 y), his father Marten Bultje (39, carpenter), his mother Antje Hoffenkamp (41), his siblings Gesgein (10), Hemmiergren (7), Anna (3) and Hendrik (1) arrived on the SS Atalanta at the port of New York, Castle Garden. They had departed from Bremen, Germany and their destination was Illinois.
In 1880 the 24 years aged Dutch teamster Frederick Bultje lived with his six years younger wife Anna [Postema] in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Martin Fred Bultge, who was born on 9 August 1880 in Chicago, was very probably a son of them. On 17 August 1882 they had also in Chicago son Bernardus. In May 1889 and July 1891 they had the daughters Trintje and Annie in Illinois, very probably in Chicago too.
Fred Bultze was naturalized on 12 October 1886 by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Fred Bultje died in June 1894 in Chicago at the age of about 38 years. His widow Anna Bultze remarried in October 1898 in Chicago at the age of 35 years to the four years older widower Sarines P Swets. She died in March 1915 in Schererville, Lake County, in the utter northwestern part of Indiana at the age of 52 years.
Anna Postema Swets (1862 - 1915)
Kate Bultje Molenaar (1889 - 1965)*
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Nov 11, 2013
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