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Florence "Francis" Koezema Tanis
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1863
Dongeradeel Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Jun. 28, 1946
Cook County
Illinois, USA

She was born in January 1863 as Froukje Koezema in the country village Anjum, municipality Oostdongeradeel, in the utter northeastern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland, the first of nine children of the 24 years aged miller's hand (molenaarsknecht) Thomas Jans Koezema and Stijntje Wessels Dijkstra.

Her parents Thomas and Stijntje Koezema emigrated very probably with all their children to America, arived on 18 April 1882 and settled in Chicago. Once in America, her mother Stijntje took the Americanized version of her name, "Christina".

Froukje alias Francis or Florence Koezema married on 4 October 1883 in Cook County, in or around Chicago, Illinois to the one year younger Cornelis alias Cornelius Tanis.

In June 1900 Francis (37, born in January 1863 in Holland, immigrated ca. 1883), her husband Cornelius Tanis (36, Sep 1864, Holland, immigrated in 1871, wood machinist), their children Peter (16, Apr 1884, Illinois, farm laborer), Thomas (15, Dec 1885, Illinois, farm laborer), Mary (12, Sep 1888, Illinois), Christina (9, Mar 1891, Illinois), Paul (7, Oct 1893, Illinois), Johannes (4, Feb 1896, Illinois) and Cornelius (2, June 1898, Illinois) lived at a rented home at West 110th Street in the southeastern Ward 34 of Chicago city, Calumet Township, Cook County, Illinois.

In 1910 Flora (47, Holland, immigrated in 1882), her husband Cornelus Tanis (45, Holland, immigrated in 1882), their children Maria (21, Illinois), Joseph (14, Illinois), Cornelus (11, Illinois), Benjamin (9, Illinois), Wesley (6, Indiana) and his brother Paul (54, Holland, married) lived North Township, Lake County, in the utter northwestern part of Indiana.

In 1920 Florence (56), her husband Corneliois Tanis (55), their sons Benjamin (19) and Wesley (16) lived in Ward 9 of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois,

In 1930 Florence (67), her husband Cornelius Tanis (65) and their son Wesley (26, Illinois) lived in Thornton [Township], just south of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Her husband and farmer Cornelius Tanis was residing in Thornton, Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois when he died in September 1935 in Harvey, Cook County, Illinois at the age of 71 years.

In April 1940 Florence Tanis (76, widow) lived at the rented house of her son Wesley Tanis (36, Indiana, farmer at a poultry farm)) with his wife Jennie (30, Illinois) and their daughter Dorothy Tanis (3, Illinois) at Indiana Avenue in Thornton village, Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois. They lived in 1935 at the same house.

Florence died in June 1946 at the age of 83 years in Harvey, just west of Thornton, Cook County, Illinois.
Family links: 
  Thomas J. Koezema (1838 - 1907)
  Stijntje (Dijkstra) Koezema (1839 - 1918)
  Cornelius Tanis (1864 - 1935)*
  Peter Cornelius Tanis (1884 - 1963)*
  Thomas Tanis (1885 - 1963)*
  Wesley A. Tanis (1903 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Homewood Memorial Gardens
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jan 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123310096
Florence Francis <i>Koezema</i> Tanis
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Florence Francis <i>Koezema</i> Tanis
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Florence Francis <i>Koezema</i> Tanis
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- David P. Slager, Jr.
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