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Rev Marten Annes Ypma
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1810
Minnertsga
Het Bildt Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: May 1, 1863
Alto
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA

His parents were Anne Ypkes Ypma and Jeltje Anes Fortuin. There is confusion over Jeltje Anes' last name in that there is evidence that she used Snel first and then later when her brother declared his surname in 1812 as Fortuin, she did the same. Her parents had died before a family name was chosen.

Married on 11 Feb 1843 in Barradeel, Friesland, Nthd, to Jetske Jobs Van der Tol. They had 6 children: Maaike 1845-1847, Job 1850-1926, Anne b. 1852 and lived only a short time, Andrew [originally named Anne Marten] 1855-1896 FG 133504038, Marcus 1857-1912 FG 124120997 and Jenny 1859-1948 FG 97002708.

Marten [and wife and 1 child] immigrated to the United States in 1847 on the ship Vesta as the leader and minister of a group of Seceders seeking religious freedom. He was the founder of Vriesland, MI.

Census records:
1850 in Holland, Ottawa Co, MI
1860 in Thornton, Cook Co, IL

He served a number of churches as follows:
1847-1852; church at Vriesland, MI
1852-1855; church at Graafschap, MI
1855-1861; combined churches of South Holland, IL and Roseland, IL --combined congregations of High Prairie and Low Prairie.
1861-1863; Reformed Church at Alto, WI 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jetske Jobs VanderTol Ypma (1820 - 1865)
 
 Children:
  Job Ypma (1850 - 1926)*
  Andrew Ypma (1855 - 1896)*
  Marcus Ypma (1857 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory of
REV. MARTEN A. YPMA.
Born
at Minnertsga, Province Friesland
on the 26 of Aug 1810.
He was minister and leader of the
town of Vriesland
He traveled from the Nederlands
and settled in this place
in the month of
August 1847.
After 19 years in the service
of the Lord he passed away
on 1 May 1863.

Ps 37. 37 Openb. 14. 13 Jes. 57. 2
 
Burial:
Old Vriesland Cemetery
Zeeland
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: J. Smith
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40908488
Rev Marten Annes Ypma
Added by: Glen H. D.Y.
 
Rev Marten Annes Ypma
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Rev Marten Annes Ypma
Added by: J. Smith
 
 
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