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Lena Van Donge Boxum
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1885
Jewell County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1969
Cawker City
Mitchell County
Kansas, USA

In June 1900 Lena Vandonge (15 years old, born in March 1885 in Kansas, at school), her father Peter Vandonge (41, February 1859, Holland, immigrated in 1880, farmer), mother Margaret (37, March 1863, Holland, immigrated in 1872, mother of 1 deceased and 11 living children), siblings Jennie (20, August 1880, Kansas), John (17, January 1883, Kansas), Bertha (14, March 1886, Kansas), Mary (11, June 1889, Kansas), Daniel (10, March 1890, Kansas), Paul (7, February 1893, Kansas), Hannah (5, February 1895, Kansas), Bart (4, June 1896, Kansas), Adam (2, April 1898, Kansas) and Katie (4 months, January 1900, Kansas) were living on their own farm in Erving Township, Jewell County, located in the extreme northern part of Kansas.

In April 1910 Lena (25, Kansas, mother of 1 deceased and 1 living child), her husband Albert Boxum (30, Netherlands, farmer), her brother Daniel Vandonge (20, Kansas farmer), and son Peter A Roxana (4 months, Kansas) lived on their own farm in Glen Elder Township, Mitchell County, Kansas.

In 1915 Lena (29), her husband Albert Boxum (35), their children Peter A (5), Albertam (3), Fanna (1) and Magerate (3 months) were living on their own farm in Lincoln [Township, Smith County], Kansas.

In September 1918 they lived in or near the small city of Downs, Osborne County, located in the northern part of Kansas.

In April 1920 they lived still near Downs, Osborne County, Kansas, when their son Lloyd was born.

On March 28, 1921 her husband, the 41 years old Albert Boxum was naturalized by a District Court in Smith Center, seat of Smith County, Kansas, and became an American citizen. The two witnesses were residing at Downs.

In February 1923 her husband Albert Boxum died at the age of 43 years in the unincorporated community of Dispatch, located about 6 miles northeast of Downs, Smith County, in the northern part of Kansas.

In 1925 Lena Boxum (39, widow) and her children Peter (15), Bertus (13), Fannie (11), Margret (10), Harold (8), Harry (6), Loyd (5) and Bertha (3) were living on her own farm in Lincoln [Township, Smith County], Kansas. They were all born in Kansas.

In April 1930 Lena Boxum (45, widow, farmer), her children Pete A (19, laborer), Albertus M (18, laborer), Fannie (17), Margaret (16), Harold (13), Henry (12), Lloyd (10) and Bertha (8) were living on her own farm in still Lincoln Township, Smith County, Kansas.

Widow Lena died in March 1969 at the age of 84 years, probably at her last residence place, Cawker City, located about 6 miles east of Downs, Mitchell County, Kansas.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter VanDonge (1859 - 1924)
  Maggie Nauta VanDonge (1863 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Albert Boxum (1880 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Peter A Boxum (1910 - 1988)*
  Albertes M Boxum (1911 - 1934)*
  Fannie Boxum (1913 - 2001)*
  Margaret Boxum Miller (1914 - 2006)*
  Harold Boxum (1916 - 1986)*
  Henry Boxum (1918 - 2003)*
  Lloyd Boxum (1920 - 2009)*
  Bertha Boxum Hofer (1922 - 2012)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lena Van Donge Boxum (1885 - 1969)
  Bart Van Donge (1896 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dispatch Cemetery
Dispatch
Smith County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95581280
Lena <i>Van Donge</i> Boxum
Added by: Ellie Sparks
 
Lena <i>Van Donge</i> Boxum
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