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Peter Hakze (#47703868)
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Bio Photo I'm Peter Hakze, residing in the city of Almere in the center of the Netherlands, 15 miles east of Amsterdam. Since about 1985 I'm investigating a.o. my mother's family Van der Tuin (= Of the Garden). In March/April 1893 Johannes van der Tuin and his wife Margje Groen (= Green) emigrated with their children from NL to South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Edgerton (or Overijssel), a settlement near Platte. Margje's parents and siblings Groen emigrated at the same time to the same place. I'm interested in all what happened there to them, so if you have some info for me which isn't already on my Rootsweb site, I would be very grateful.
Since a few years I'm also very interested in all other Dutch families that emigrated from the Netherlands to the USA and Canada incl. their descendants and I like very much to improve their FAG memorials with more info and photos, create new memorials for them and link them to their ancestors in the Netherlands.
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Zyp burials in Lake County, IN
The following Zyps are listed in the burial records for Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, Lake County, Indiana.

ZYP Cornelia 1866 1940
ZYP Dirk 1860 1928
ZYP Florence 1891 1982
ZYP Jacob 1904 1970
ZYP James 1914 1929
ZYP Jane 1864 1934
ZYP Jeannette Lampbrecht 1908 1988
ZYP John 1854 1932
ZYP Rich 1901 1966
ZYP Richard 1882 1940

Added by NorthWest In Genealogical... on May 22, 2016 5:06 PM
Glen H. D.Y.
RE: Josie Kikkert Van Til, her cemetery.

Henry Van Til died July 12,1952 and is also buried in Ridge Lawn Cemetery, in Gary,Indiana.

G. D.Y
Added by Glen H. D.Y. on May 13, 2016 8:50 AM
Glen H. D.Y.
RE: Wouter and Cornelis Kikkert, burials

Yes, now that makes sense. I couldn't read that word "tweeling". I will correct the information on their pages.

Thank You,
G. D.Y
Added by Glen H. D.Y. on May 13, 2016 6:26 AM
Cheryle Nickel
City of Princeton, WI Cemetery

I work for the City of Princeton in Wisconsin. We are doing a Cemetery Restoration Project and part of the project consists of collecting information about the people buried in the Cemetery. I saw you were of a relative of Betty Marie Bjork Tuinstra, who is buried in the Princeton Cemetery. We have a picture of each gravestone printed and put in plastic sleeves in binders. They anyone who has any information such as-any pictures, newspapers articles, obituaries, copies of birth/death certificates or just stories about the person's life-we put in the appropriate plastic sleeve in the binders. Would you have any information to share? You can email me at

Thank you,

Added by Cheryle Nickel on Apr 04, 2016 12:02 PM
Karen & John P
RE: Henderiekus W. Luder, photos gravestones
The first memorial stone would be a US Government stone, which contains no dates, is Johan Michel "John M." Luder, Find A Grave Memorial# 119186783. J.M. Luder, was a Private of the 15th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War, passed away on January 4, 1863. He enlisted on December 15, 1861 and was discharged for disability on August 16, 1862.

The large stone on the end would be Harmina D Luder, Find A Grave Memorial# 158583160, Harmina was born on October 17, 1889 and died on March 25, 1906.
Added by Karen & John P on Mar 13, 2016 9:50 AM
Karen & John P
RE: Abraham & Jacob Vanderspek

At this time I do not have pictures for the Luder's. During my quest to find their final resting place I found that a road in the cemetery is blocked off due to a collapse. The cemetery personnel were not on site Saturday. I will be back to that cemetery on a weekday while they are there. They check on me often as I can easily spend 4-8 hours there searching for memorials.
Yes, I have pictures of the Vanderspek's buried with Abram and Jacob. I will post them shortly.

Added by Karen & John P on Feb 28, 2016 9:53 AM
Glen H. D.Y.
RE: burial location of Johannes (John) Gouwens

I will look to see if Johannes(John)Gouwens has a headstone on his grave. He is buried next to his parents Tys and Hendrikje (Gelderblom) Gouwens, but I don't remember seeing a stone for him when I took pictures of their headstones a month ago, but I will look again.

Added by Glen H. D.Y. on Jan 09, 2016 9:39 PM
RE: Thomas, Agnes and Trina Rutter
You are welcome. I made the links for you for Thomas and Trina...
Added by Michael on Jan 06, 2016 6:38 PM
Thomas, Agnes and Trina Rutter
Hello Peter,

You are very welcome. I am glad I could help.....

I am usually not that fast. I just happened to be online.

Added by Michael on Jan 05, 2016 7:23 PM
Glen H. D.Y.
RE: Wouter Smets and his wife, Homewood Gardens

I went to the Homewood Gardens Cemetery today to see if Wouter Swets and his wife still had visible headstones. I looked at all of the stones in the Swets family plot where they are buried, and I could not tell which one of the old unreadable stones were theirs. There is no way to tell their exact burial location either. So I cannot send you a picture of their stones.

Added by Glen H. D.Y. on Jan 02, 2016 6:40 PM
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