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Dirkje Vogel Van den Hoek
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1837
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Mar. 10, 1911
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA

Dirkje Vogel (= Bird) was born in June 1837 in the country village of Lexmond, located in the eastern part of the Dutch southwestern province Zuid-Holland, the oldest child of Jan Vogel (b. 1805, Noordeloos; d. 1879, Cook County, Illinois) and Willempje de Jong (b. 1810, Leerbroek; d. 1889, Harrison, Douglas County, South Dakota).

On 1 Februari 1862 Dirkje Vogel married in the dairy farmers village of Noordeloos in the Dutch southwestern province Zuid-Holland at the age of 24 years the also 24 years old Teunis Bos van den Hoek, who was born in Noordeloos.

Between December 1862 and August 1865 they had three sons in Noordeloos in house number 90 n.k. (probabably meaning noordkade, north quai, or noordkant, north side, i.e. on the northside of the Botersloot (Butterditch) which runs east-west through the village), later on changed in number 31a. All three sons were called Jan, but they all died in infancy, less than one year old. Her husband Teunis was then a laborer and, like his wife, a Christian Seceded (Chr. Afgesch.). Source: scan of Bevolkingsregisters Noordeloos, Familysearch.

On 20 April 1866 Dirkje Vogel and her husband Teunis Bos Van den Hoek left their house number 31a in Noordeloos for North America, sailing on the steamship Pennsylvania from Liverpool, England. They sailed firstly from Rotterdam to Hull on the east coast of England and then travelled by train to Liverpool. The Vanden Hoek's ocean voyage, April 21-May 8, passed with little difficulty. Of the 1,350 passengers and ship's crew, only two died. Dirkje and Teunis travelled to the New World with about 30 companions who were were also destined for the Dutch truck farmers settlement of South Holland, located just south of Chicago and formerly called Lage (Low) Prairie. All of them had probably delayed their migration plans due to the American Civil War which ended in 1865. On board was also the Rev. Hendrik R. Koopman, who accepted the call of the South Holland Dutch Reformed Church. Willem Paarlberg, who immigrated in 1847, guided them during their overland travels by train and wagons from New York to South Holland, where Teunis and Dirkje were welcomed by uncle Willem Vogel and Willem Vander Aa. Within a few weeks they rented in South Holland an apartment with some farming land at the Little Calumet River.

Despite their early enthusiasm for South Holland, they had moved by August 1866 already to Junction Station, later on called Englewood and nowadays a southwestern district of Chicago, where Teunis managed a farm for the Frisian widow Mrs. Meeter, whose husband died in 1866.

In 1869 they returned to South Holland to rent a farm from Willem Vander Aa, which they bought in 1871 for $3000.

They had nine more children, who were all born in Illinois, Cook County, in South Holland and Chicago (Englewood?). Five of them lived into adulthood: John, Willempje (Minnie), Eigje (Ida), William and Ebenhaezer (Eben).

In June 1880 Derika (43 y, born in the Netherlands), her husband Tunis Vandenkaik [!] (43, the Netherlands, farmer), their children John (11, Illinois), Minnie (9, Illinois), Ida (6, Illinois), William (3, Illinois), and Eleanor (11 months, Illinois) were living in Thornton Township [including South Holland], Cook County, Illinois.

In 1882 they sold their farm in South Holland with 45 acres of land for $110 per acre to Adam Ooms and bought a farm with 80 acres for a total of $2000 in Orange City, known as "Holland Garden" and located in the northwestern part of Iowa,

In 1884 they moved from Orange City to the also Dutch agrarian settlement of Harrison, located in the southeastern part of South Dakota, not far away east of the Missouri River. The first half year Teunis and his family boarded the new stable, sharing it with the cattle, but by late September 1884 moved into their new two-story, four bedroom house that costed $500.

In April 1910 Dirkie (72 y, born in Holland) and her husband Tunis B Van Der Hoek (72, Holland, retired farmer) were living in Holland Township, very probably in Harrison still, Douglas County, South Dakota, where she died in March 1911 at the age of 73 years. Her widower Teunis Bos Van den Hoek died in Harrison too, in March 1914, at the age of 76 years.
Family links: 
  John Vogel (1805 - 1879)
  Mina de Jong Vogel (1810 - 1889)
  Teunis Bos Van den Hoek (1837 - 1914)*
  John Bos Van Den Hoek (1868 - 1937)*
  Wilmena VandenHoek Nieuwenhuis (1870 - 1948)*
  Ida VandenHoek Smits (1873 - 1956)*
  William John VandenHoek (1876 - 1953)*
  Eben VandenHoek (1879 - 1967)*
  Dirkje Vogel Van den Hoek (1837 - 1911)
  Aaffie Vogel Speyer (1838 - 1924)*
  Andries Vogel (1844 - 1906)*
  Minnie J Vogel Meeter (1853 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Harrison Cemetery
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Feb 24, 2012
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