|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1886|
Menko Dijkman is born in 1886 in the country village Bierum in the utter northeast of the Netherlands, in the province Groningen. His parents are Doeke Dijkman and Antje Rozeboom.
On 27 March 1912 shoemaker Menko Dijkman arrived at the age of 25 years, single and alone, without relatives, on the SS Nieuw Amsterdam at New York. Last residence place: Bierum. Destination: his friend Klaas Danhof in Muskegon, Michigan. On the same ship sailed next to him the family of farmer Johannes Danhof from the country village Spijk, Groningen, with his wife and seven children, amongst whom the 22 years aged daughter and servant Antje Danhof, to whom Menko will marry eight months later on. Their destination is also Muskegon, to their son/brother Pieter Danhof.
On 20 November 1912 Menko married at Muskegon, Michigan, to the three years younger Antje Danhof, who has Dutch parents from the province Groningen too. At the end of March 1913 their first child Anna is born there and at the end of 1918 Hindriktje (?), a daughter too. In 1920 the family lived still at Muskegon, but in 1930 at the Dutch settlement Holland, Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana, not faraway from Yellowstone National Park.
In 1940 the couple Menko (53 y, a payd grainfarmer) and Anne Dykman (50) resided with their children Douwina (18), Joe (16), John (14) and Menko W Dykman (10), all born in Montana, at a rented home at the Dutch settlement Holland (which became later on Amsterdam) in Gallatin County.
Menko lived in 1968 in Amsterdam, Gallatin County.
Antje Danhof Dykman (1889 - 1951)
Anna Dykman Karp (1913 - ____)*
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Jane Barkell
Record added: Aug 30, 2011
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