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Gerrit Likkel, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1860, Netherlands
Death: Aug. 31, 1931
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA

Gerrit Likkel (Sr.) was born in Diffelen, mun. Ambt Hardenberg, prov. Overijssel, Netherlands. Diffelen is a neighborhoodship on the westbank of the river Vecht, app. 5 mile east of the city Ommen and app. 4 mile southwest of the city Hardenberg, in the northeastern part of the province Overijssel, about 6 mile west of Germany.
Gerrit Likkel immigrated to America in 1881 from Ommen, Netherlands on the steamship Pollux.

Arriving in Iowa Gerrit worked in Lemars near Sioux Center Iowa,for several years to earn enough money so he could send for his sister and their parents(William Hendrik Likkel and Jennigjen Kosters).

Gerrit with his father Willem, homesteaded in South Dakota,near New Holland on section 16.

Gerrit married Dena Vedders August 31, 1885. They were blessed with 13 children, one child died in infancy. Gerrit Sr. died on the farm in 1931, His wife Dena remained on the farm for few years and then move into town(New Holland).Eventually Dena followed her family to Lynden, Washington, were she lived until her death in 1957.
#Information from Gerrit Likkel Jr. (Likkel History 1976)
1910 South Dakota Census Records

Gerrit Likkel M 49y
Spouse Dina Likkel F 39y
Child Henry J Likkel M 20y
Child Raltja Likkel F 17y
Child William H Likkel M 16y
Child Jennie Likkel F 14y
Child Hendrica Likkel F 12y
Child Drina Likkel F 10y
Child Frederic Likkel F 8y
Child Albert J Likkel M 6y
Child Gerrit Likkel M 4y
Child Fannie Likkel F 2y

Johanna De Jong 4/21/1887
Henry Likkel 8/12/1889
Allie VanderPol 6/6/1892
William Likkel 3/18/1894
Jennie Van Zanten 12/2/1896
Hendrika Vander Tuin 10/16/1898
Dena Kosters 9/26/1899
Fred Likkel 6/30/1901
Albert Likkel 9/26/1903
Gerrit Likkel 1/18/1906
Fanny Feenstra 5/4/1908
George Likkel 2/4/1913

Family links: 
  Willem Hendrik Likkel (1824 - 1891)
  Dena Vedders Likkel (1871 - 1957)*
  Johanna Likkel De Jong (1887 - 1916)*
  Henry Likkel (1889 - 1971)*
  William H Likkel (1891 - 1891)*
  Alice Likkel VanderPol (1892 - 1981)*
  William Hendrik Likkel (1894 - 1975)*
  Jennie Likkel Van Zanten (1895 - 1976)*
  Hendrika Likkel Vander Tuin (1897 - 1965)*
  Fred Likkel (1901 - 1965)*
  John Albert Likkel (1903 - 1994)*
  Gerrit Likkel (1906 - 1992)*
  Fannie Likkel Feenstra (1908 - 1994)*
  George Likkel (1913 - 1999)*
  Gerrit Likkel (1860 - 1931)
  Johanna Likkel Dykstra (1870 - 1940)*
  Geertje Likkel Gerritsen (1872 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
New Holland Cemetery
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: 24
Created by: RLK
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83361003
Gerrit Likkel, Sr
Added by: RLK
Gerrit Likkel, Sr
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Gerrit Likkel, Sr
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Rest in peace...
- Nancy
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 Added: Jan. 12, 2012

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