Geerd “George” Aarnink

Geerd “George” Aarnink

Birth
Nordhorn, Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 6 Sep 1886 (aged 64)
Poland, Clay County, Indiana, USA
Burial Poland, Clay County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 14824902 · View Source
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Geerd Aarnink was born in Hesepe (a suburb of Nordhorn), Germany, within five miles of the Netherlands border. Nordhorn is a city in the County of Bentheim in the district of Lower Saxony. Geerd was the son of Jan Aarnink and Hille Johannink. He was christened and confirmed in Nordhorn Parish and he immigrated on the President Schmidt ship to the United States on May 19, 1852. He settled in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. There he married Marie Elizabeth Huckriede in 1954.

In 1869 they crossed Indiana and settled in Clay County, Indiana. The Aarninks were the parents of four known children. It is believed that there were three others born between 1855 and 1865 in Cincinnati. The four were: Mary Sarah who married John Schopmeyer; John Franklin, Edward, and Martha G, who was not married.

John and Edward were later recorded in the Encyclopedic Directory of Clay County as owning and/or renting 200 acres which they farmed 3 miles South of the Poland post office in Washington township on the county line with Owen County.

Poland, Indiana, was the home of many Dutch/German immigrants, who were members of the Evangelical Reformed Church (Lutheran). In Poland, Indiana they organized the Zion Reformed Church (now Zion United Church of Christ). Many Aarninks are buried there, as well as in the Poland Chapel cemetery.
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Aged 64y 4m 23d


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  • Maintained by: Generations
  • Originally Created by: Brian
  • Added: 5 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14824902
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Geerd “George” Aarnink (4 May 1822–6 Sep 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14824902, citing Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery, Poland, Clay County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Generations (contributor 47055344) .