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Rev Seine Bolks
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1814
Overijssel, Netherlands
Death: Jun. 16, 1894
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA

Excerpt from obit in the Sioux County Herald, dated 6/20/1894, p. 5. Obit begins in column 2 and continues into column 3. "In 1847 he and his company came to America. They spent the winter in Syracuse, N.Y. and in 1848 they proceeded to Michigan to share the trials and victories of their brethern who had landed there in company with their leaders. In this Holland colony of Michigan he remained until 1853. Meanwhile Hollanders had come and settled themselves in the cities round about. In 1853 Mr. Bolks received a call from the church at Grand Haven which he accepted. While there he passed through the fearful trial of losing three children by drowning. From Grand Haven he went to Milwaukee till 1861. From Milwaukee he went to Chicago and vicinity where he remained till 1865. From there he was called to a church in the Michigan colony, which he accepted and where he remained seven years. Then came the call to this place in 1872, and this call he accepted. The hardships through which the old gentleman passed during the pioneer times of this settlement only those know who were here at the time....." Read the entire obit at

From the Historical Directory of the Reformed Church in America (2001) p. 38:

Bolks, Seine born near Linden, Overisel, Neth. April 30, 1814
Studied under Van Raalte;
Hellendoorn, Neth., came to America 1847;
Pastor Overisel, MI (1848-53); Grand Haven, MI (1853-55); Milwaukee,
WI (1855-1861);
First Chicago, IL (1861-62); High & Low Prairie, IL (1862-65);
Zeeland, MI (1865-71);
Orange City, IA (1871-78). Died Orange City, IA June 16, 1894
Contributed by Rev. Byker
Family links: 
  Geertje Brouwer Bolks (1814 - 1888)*
  Johanna Bolks De Pree (1844 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
West Lawn Cemetery
Orange City
Sioux County
Iowa, USA
Created by: J. Smith
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
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Rev Seine Bolks
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Rev Seine Bolks
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 Added: Mar. 12, 2011

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