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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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RE: re: burial of Trijntje Jongsma
No worries ... I know you are very busy with all kinds of genealogical projects and I'm very, very thankful for what you've done for my direct relations at!!!

You don't even have to ask ... I would be positively THRILLED with ANYTHING you can gather on my family. I have very little on Trijntje prior to the marriage ... mostly names and dates and that's about it. I so wish I could come across some family member who would have photos but that's rare. I just love how small our world actually is ... to be living so far from each other and have a connection to an area where my family and your family lived. I LOVE THE INTERNET ;-)

I will continue to search for Trijntje's final resting place and will most definitely let you know the outcome. I have the death certificate request ready to mail. I just hope they can locate one since all I have is a year of death ... I hope it's the right year ;-)

You wrote:
RE: re: burial of Trijntje Jongsma
Shelly, I admire your enormous perseverance to find Trijntje's death and burial records! And I'm slowly beginning to remember more about our close cooperation; I'm always very busy at Find A Grave with many, many Dutch emigrant families, so my memory capacity is often not big enough to remember at once in detail what I produced in the past. Please let me know soon if you'll find something! By the way, did I tell you ever that Trijntje de Jong (aka Dam) was born in 1859 in my birthtown Heerenveen, where I lived from 1954 til 1973?! If you want to, it's probably quite easy for me to find her mother Minke Folkerts de Jong's (= The Young's) ancestors til at least 1800 and the ancestors of her legal -but possibly also her biological- father Pieter Dam til about 1700. I know the peatdiggers and skippers family Dam (= also Dam in English) very well because they lived in the same areas as my Hakze aka Haxe ancestors, a duck catchers and peatdiggers family. Please reply via
Added by Shelly on Jul 06, 2015 10:32 AM
RE: re: burial of Trijntje Jongsma
The 1920 census shows him as still married.

You and I have collaborated on several of the memorials you've worked on. You did my grandfather Pier Jongsma and his wife Dorothy. I transferred them to you, you edited them and then transferred them back.

I've been checking all the children of Pier and Trijntje to see if possibly she was living with one of them but that is not the case. I looked at the website you posted on her memorial in the bio section ... ... and I checked out the tree on Trijntje. Turns out I know the woman who created that tree and I've contacted her. On that tree it lists Trijntje as dying in Lake County, Indiana in 1937 and the source is a Marie Burnam who died in 1955. Marie stated her source was an obituary yet I have not been able to locate an obituary for Trijntje. I will contact the Hammond Public library and see if I can get a copy of her obituary ... the library's index begins in 1939. I am also going to attempt to get a copy of her death certificate ... our state records repository is about a half hour from my home. I have not been able to locate her in the census in 1920 or 1930 at all. I'm determined to find out where she is :-) Shelly

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I now think it looks that they lived/were divorced in 1920 and that she is likely buried elsewhere. You agree? If so, I'll recommend to change her cemetery to "unknown". What does Census 1920 say about Pier's marital status? "I have not yet found where she was in 1920 or 1930. I will continue to search." Success with this real big challenge! By the way, I didn't remember anymore that Peter was your great grandfather. If you have still remarks or questions about your Dutch ancestors, please tell me via
Added by Shelly on Jul 05, 2015 1:21 PM
RE: re: burial of Trijntje Jongsma
Check out Pier's memorial number: 35620807. There is a photo of his grave stone ... I took that photo several years ago. That is the why I was thinking she was probably there just without a stone but as noted in the 1920 census Pier is living with his son (my great grandfather) Peter and his family ... his wife Trijntje was not living there. I have not yet found where she was in 1920 or 1930. I will continue to search.

Added by Shelly on Jul 05, 2015 8:12 AM
re: burial of Trijntje Jongsma
Hello Peter. I've made note that there is no marker in the cemetery so her actual burial location is currently unknown. FYI: I also wrote that I have tried several times over the last few years to get someone from the church to respond to my requests whether she is buried there without a marker. I will try again. Possibly I will attempt to make an appointment the next time I plan to be in Northwest Indiana.

Added by Shelly on Jul 03, 2015 5:30 PM
Virginia Bilthuis
RE: Peter and Gerrit Hillegonds
Greetings from Denver, Colorado!

I have been doing research on the Dutch Reformed who came to the Chicago area for more than 15 years. In my personal data base I have more than 300,000 names and am slowly transferring the info to where I can connect the personal info to the sources. One of the sources I use a lot is and have come across many of your bios. Are you only interested in one family or is it more random?

Ginger Evenhouse Bilthuis
Added by Virginia Bilthuis on Jul 01, 2015 7:15 AM
Glenda Barry
Teunisje Ravesloot
Hi Peter,

Thanks for sending the info, I have added it. Let me know if you want a transfer.

Take care and have a good weekend!

Added by Glenda Barry on Jun 20, 2015 3:28 PM
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Hello Peter,
I photographed headstones for some of the people on your request list and have posted them. For one person I was told that the grave has no marker. I'll look for others when I have more time and the weather is more cooperative!
Some of my Dutch ancestors came from the Friesland province and North Holland.
Added by Patty on May 16, 2015 5:45 PM
Glenda Barry
Helen Boer
Hi Peter,

I have transferred Helen to you. No, I'm not any relation to them, either.

I don't have any photos, I got the info from the cemetery transcript.

Hope you and family are well, take care and have a beautiful weekend!

Glenda in Muncie, Indiana, USA
Added by Glenda Barry on May 01, 2015 9:00 PM
RE: Spreeuw
Die Spreeuw is alleen omdat ik die begraafplaats in Driehuis in kaart breng voordat die wordt geruimd.
Added by Cynthia on Apr 20, 2015 3:18 AM
RE: Spreeuw
Well, it's not far.
Added by Cynthia on Apr 18, 2015 11:06 AM
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