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John Feenstra
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1872
Beetsterzwaag
Opsterland Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: May 31, 1935
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA

John was born Jan Veenstra in April 1872 in the village of Beetsterzwaag, located in the mideastern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland.

In 1875 his father died and his mother Froukje Jongsma remarried in 1878 the widower Jogchum Maas.

April 25, 1884 Jan arrived with his family, incl. his brother Anne, at the port of New York, Castle Garden, all under the surname Maas.

They lived two miles north of the Dutch agrarian settlement New Holland in Douglas County in southeast South Dakota, when John married in 1899 at the age of 27 years to the 22 years aged Effie Hubers, who was born in the Netherlands too, in the province Overijssel.

Between 1899 and 1921 they had four daughters and five sons, very probably all born in Douglas County.

In 1900 they were living near Harrison, in 1915 in Joubert Township, resp. just east and west of New Holland.

John liked farming and enjoyed fishing.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Hendrik Jans Veenstra (1833 - 1875)
  Froukje Annes Jongsma Maas (1847 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Evertje Hubers Feenstra (1877 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Florence Feenstra (1900 - 1918)*
  Nick Feenstra (1902 - 1966)*
  Henry J Feenstra (1903 - 1991)*
  Rickie Feenstra Vander Tuin (1905 - 1980)*
  Johanna Feenstra Vander Tuin (1909 - 1995)*
  William J Feenstra (1911 - 1972)*
  John Feenstra (1914 - 1996)*
  Andrew Feenstra (1915 - 1996)*
  Florence Feenstra VanZee (1920 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Feenstra (1872 - 1935)
  Anne Feenstra (1873 - 1933)*
  Trijntje Maas Nydam (1883 - 1962)**
  Grietje Maas DeJong (1885 - 1928)**
  Harry J Maas (1888 - 1963)**
  William J. Maas (1892 - 1978)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
New Holland Cemetery
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Feb 14, 2012
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John Feenstra
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John Feenstra
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John Feenstra
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Rest in peace...
- Nancy
 Added: Dec. 12, 2013
 
 
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