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Jan Sijbrens "John" Stienstra
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1848
Menaldumadeel Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Oct. 22, 1887
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA

Jan Stienstra's obituary, October 24, 1887:

Mr. John Stienstra died at his home in East Galena, Saturday night of typhoid dysentery, and his remains were buried in Greenwood Cemetery this afternoon at 2:00. The deceased came to this country from Germany (this is actually incorrect –Jay 2009) last July and settled in Galena. He and his eldest son (this would be Cornelius. –Jay 2009), a lad of 15 years of age, had been at work on the M&N.W. tunnel in Rice up to a short time ago, when they were taken ill of typhoid dysentery. The son is quite low. Mr. Stienstra was in very straightened circumstances, and the expenses of his funeral will be paid for by the county. His widow and nine children survive him.


Husband of Trintje Corneils "Catherine" Westra. Father of Samuel, Cornelius, Julius, Bertha, Second Samuel, Third Samuel, Daniel, Rena, Catherine, Anna, Elizabeth, and Second Catherine. 
Family links: 
  Trintje Corneils Westra Stienstra (1850 - 1931)*
  Cornelius Stienstra (1873 - 1945)*
  Julius Stienstra (1874 - 1945)*
  Samuel J. Stienstra (1878 - 1934)*
  Anna Stienstra (1884 - 1959)*
  Elizabeth Stienstra (1886 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jay Stienstra
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
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Jan Sijbrens John Stienstra
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Jan Sijbrens John Stienstra
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