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 Geertje <I>de Geus</I> de Jong

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Geertje de Geus de Jong

  • Birth 1 Dec 1870
  • Death 11 Sep 1964 Iowa, USA
  • Burial Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 102359020

Geertje de Geus and Antonie deJong were married March 1, 1892 by Rev. Peter De Pree, pastor of the First Reformed Church in Pella. The de Geus family were members of the First Reformed Church and Geertje and Antonie's oldest daughter, Margrieta, was baptized there. The family attended various Reformed and Christian Reformed Churches from time to time.

They had 15 children - Margrieta, Cornelius (who only live a couple months), then another Cornelius (who only live about one month), Nellie, Martena, Cornelius (Neal), John William, Jozena, Albertha, Albert, William, Gysbertha (Grace), Antonie (Tony), Gertrude, Anne Clara.

Antonie and Geertje made their living by farming, making molasses, and had a smoke house. They smoked pork for extra income. They grew mostly corn and oats, and raised cows, chickens and ducks. They also had a large garden and an orchard that contained apples, peaches, pears, and grapes.

Their farm is a Century farm since it has been in the family for over 100 years.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Thank you to Mark DeJong for some of this information. Also, thank you to Cindy Lovell and Steve Hols for photographing the gravestone.

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  • Created by: Marylin Curtiss DeYoung
  • Added: 19 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102359020
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Geertje de Geus de Jong (1 Dec 1870–11 Sep 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102359020, citing Black Oak Cemetery, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marylin Curtiss DeYoung (contributor 46898854) .