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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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Travis Bolt
RE: Reinder and Jennie Groen, gravestone photos
Peter- with all do respect. Your personal email arrived at 8pm last night (19 Jul), my original email was sent to you on 16 Jul--I do not live on the internet and sent previous msg on Find A Grave this morning to you and had not yet checked my personal email today (20 Jul). Appreciate your willingness to offer assistance, but do not appreciate your aggressive verbage. I work on my entire family genealogy on spare time as my research on Corsica/Harrison/New Holland History(towns in SD) is higher priority. I do know a bit about the world as I spent 24 yrs traveling it and know there can be some language barriers no matter how well we all try. Please be patient and if you have info to post on Find A Grave, request the temporary transfer from the current holder. Under FAGs own FAC listing--just because I am related to a Find A Grave listing does not mean I have to have control of it. Again, appreciate your time and valuable knowledge you have to offer everyone on Find A Grave. Sorry you feel frustrated with my way of working genealogy, but that is my way-just as everyone has their own way. As soon as I have the ability to answer your questions in the email I will do so--my day thus far is booked with activities, and email is at the bottom of that list of things. Thank you for your reply--be patient, I will get you answers. Again, thank you for all you have to offer.
Added by Travis Bolt on Jul 20, 2015 10:37 AM
Travis Bolt
RE: Reinder and Jennie Groen, gravestone photos
I sent you a email per your request, about 5 days ago with information. Wondering if you received it. If not, let me know and I will try again.
Thank you again, much appreciated!!
Added by Travis Bolt on Jul 20, 2015 8:01 AM
Travis Bolt
RE: Isaac Vander Meer, gravestone
I see the error, photo removed. Sent a edit request for posting the following: This burial has no grave marker. This will eliminate any future requests for a photo. I know this as I walked the entire cemetery.
Added by Travis Bolt on Jul 17, 2015 8:33 AM
Uithuizen Oud

I saw you took a photo for Uithuizen Oud Cemetery. I can't find out where it's located - can you help? We are visiting Uithuizen soon and I would love to see some of my husband's ancestors' graves. Graftombe has a list and photos, but it would be nice to go there ourselves too. Thank you!

Added by Alysania on Jul 16, 2015 12:45 PM
Glen H. D.Y.
RE: Edward R. Van Til
Your welcome.
One correction for you. Edward Van Til died in the County of Jasper Indiana, not the town of Jasper, Indiana in Dubois County, Indiana.

Added by Glen H. D.Y. on Jul 16, 2015 6:29 AM
Travis Bolt
RE: Reinder and Jennie Groen, gravestone photos
I posted your Munneke request. Let me know if there is anything else. I made note of your contact info and will be getting in touch with you soon. I am trying to locate descendents of my great grandfather Berend Bolt's sister's. Some are named Kuypers and I will have more data for you to work with if you are willing to assist. Thanks much!!!
Added by Travis Bolt on Jul 14, 2015 6:02 PM
Munneke memorial
Many thanks for the info for Geert Munneke. I have credited you for sending that.

Added by Becky on Jul 13, 2015 12:04 PM
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

You wrote:
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
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