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Hendrieka "Reka" Klingenberg Elzenaar
Birth: Aug. 15, 1858, Germany
Death: Jan. 27, 1934
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Husband's great Grandma.

Born in Emlichheim, Germany. Daughter of Gerrit John Klingenberg & Fenna Bowwkamp. Note: Death Certificate (index) online says daughter of Herman Klingenberg & Fannie Waggoner.

Married John Henry Elzenaar (Jan Hindrik Elzenaar), April 24, 1880 in Emlichheim, Germany. Four daughters born in Germany:
Hattie (m John Joostberns)
Fannie (m Edward Vanderberg)
Johnna (m Roy Dore Pollard)
Hermina (m Andrew Boers)

Immigrated to America in 1892, settling in Michigan. Two daughters born in Bentheim, Allegan Co., MI:
Jennie (m Thomas Edward Halbert)
Grace (m Christian Rey, Jr.)

1900 Heath, Allegan Co., MI census:
John (head) Oct 1847 52 b Holland,
m 20 years, Farm Laborer
Hendrieka (wife) Aug 1858 41 b Germany,
7 children / 6 living, Daughters:
Johanna (Mar 1886) 14 b Germany
Hermina (May 1889) 11 b Germany
Jennie (Sep 1894) 5 b MI
Grace (Mar 1896) 4 b MI

After Grandpa's death, Grandma moved the family to Kalamazoo where she lived until her death. The 1920 census has her (age 61) living with daughter, Jennie & Thomas E. Halbert and family.

Grandma lived 75 years, 5 months, 12 days.

Many thanks to Kevin & Georgetta for Grandma's stone photos. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gerrit John Klingenberg (1827 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  John Henry Elzenaar (1847 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Hattie Elzenaar Joostberns (1881 - 1952)*
  Fannie Elzenaar Vanderberg (1883 - 1947)*
  Johanna Elzenaar Pollard (1886 - 1947)*
  Hermina Elzenaar Boers (1889 - 1968)*
  Jennie Elzenaar Halbert (1894 - 1954)*
 
 Sibling:
  Hendrieka Klingenberg Elzenaar (1858 - 1934)
  Gerrit John Klingenberg (1863 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother
 
Note: Buried January 30, 1934.
 
Burial:
Bentheim Cemetery
Bentheim
Allegan County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2009
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Hendrieka Reka <i>Klingenberg</i> Elzenaar
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Hendrieka Reka <i>Klingenberg</i> Elzenaar
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Hendrieka Reka <i>Klingenberg</i> Elzenaar
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