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Gysbert P. "Steve" DeJong
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Birth: May 30, 1834, Netherlands
Death: Sep. 26, 1901
Iowa, USA

Gysbert, chose to be called Steve, was born to Pieter Sr. and Gisbertje (van Houwelingen) in Arkel, the Netherlands. He came to the United States on the S S Edinburgh in 1865 with his brother, Martinus and his wife, Grietje, and their son, Pieter. He came to this country a single man, but May 7, 1869, he was married to Adrianna (Jane) van Gorp by the Rev. Antonie J. Betten, Sr. Gysbert became a naturalized citizen March 3, 1870.

Gysbert and Adrianna had 11 children - Gysbertje (Gussie), Nellie, Frank, Martin, Peter, Jacob Gysbert, Marie, Dirk (must have died young), Dirk (Dick), Matthew, and John. All of the children attended Wheat Grove School, and as adults were affiliated with Third Reformed Church in Pella.

Gysbert farmed in Black Oak Township, Mahaska Co IA. He raised wheat, corn, oats, Irish potatoes, and hay, and they made butter and molasses. They had horses, cattle, swine and barnyard poultry. 
 
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 Parents:
  Pieter deJong (1808 - 1890)
  Gijsbertje van Houwelingen deJong (1810 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Adrianna van Gorp deJong (1850 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Gysbertha DeJong Wanders (1869 - 1959)*
  Marie De Jong De Bruin (1886 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gysbert P. DeJong (1834 - 1901)
  Martinus deJong (1836 - 1876)*
  Maria deJong vanderHaar (1849 - 1888)*
  Egje deJong Tysseling (1849 - 1937)*
  Pieter deJong (1851 - 1936)*
  Gysbertje deJong Vos (1852 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Thank you to Mark DeJong for some of this information.
 
Burial:
Black Oak Cemetery
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Marylin DeYoung
Originally Created by: Shelli Steedman
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32212499
Gysbert P. Steve DeJong
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Gysbert P. Steve DeJong
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Gysbert P. Steve DeJong
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