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Katharine "Katie" Hoek Blink
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1853
Koggenland Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Apr. 25, 1888
Lake County
Indiana, USA

She was born in June 1853 as Trijntje Hoek (= Corner) in the country village Ursem in the midnorthern part of the Dutch western province Noord-Holland, daughter of the 32 years old watermiller (watermolenaar) Jacob Hoek and Maartje Houtkooper. She was named after her paternal grandmother Trijntje Swart.

On 11 June 1855 Trijntje (2 y), her father Jacob Hoek (34 y, loafer), her mother Maartje Houtkoop (29 y) and her brother Bankras (3 y) arrived on the schooner Tarolinta at the port of New York, Castle Garden.

In 1860 Cathar Hock (7 y) lived with her parents and four siblings in the Township of Worth, post office Blue Island, Cook County, Illinois, just south of Chicago, northwest of Thornton Township and west of Calumet Township.

In June 1870 Catharine (17 y, born in Holland), her father Jacob Hook (49, Holland, farmer), her mother Mary (43, Holland), and her siblings Derrick (14, Illinois), William (11, Illinois), Cornelius (10, Illinois), Peter (9, Illinois), Simon (7, Illinois), Cornelia (3, Illinois) and Jacob (0, Illinois) were living in a rented house in Calumet Township, Cook County, Illinois, just southeast of Chicago.

In 1880 Catharine (27 y), her husband John Blink (27, born in the Netherlands too, farmer), their children Anna (5, Illinois), Jacob (3, Illinois), Michael (2, Illinois) and Benjamin (0, Indiana) lived in North Township, Lake County, in the extreme northwestern part of Indiana.
After 1880 she had in Indiana four more children: Mary (born 1881), Ellen (1883), Dick (1885) and Nellie (1887).

Katharine died in April 1888 at the age of 34 years, very probably in Indiana, Lake County. Her widower John Blink died in July 1938 at the age of almost 85 years in the village of Lansing, nowadays a southern suburb of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Family links: 
  Jacob Hoek (1821 - 1906)
  Maartje Houtkoper Hoek (1826 - 1896)
  John Blink (1853 - 1938)
  Anna Blink Kaluf (1875 - 1967)*
  Michael Blink (1878 - 1943)*
  Benjamin Blink (1880 - 1956)*
  Mary Blink Dekker (1881 - 1950)*
  Ellen Blink Ton (1883 - 1951)*
  Dirk Blink (1885 - 1944)*
  Nellie Blink Heintz (1886 - 1972)*
  Bancres Hook (1851 - 1926)*
  Katharine Hoek Blink (1853 - 1888)
  Richard Hook (1856 - 1935)*
  William Hook (1858 - 1934)*
  Peter Hook (1861 - 1904)*
  Simon Hoek (1863 - 1938)*
  Cornelia Hoek Zyp (1866 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
First Reformed Church of Lansing Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Ter
Record added: Mar 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86080233
Katharine Katie <i>Hoek</i> Blink
Added by: Peter Hakze
Katharine Katie <i>Hoek</i> Blink
Added by: Ter
Katharine Katie <i>Hoek</i> Blink
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- Ter
 Added: Mar. 1, 2012

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