Fentje Gerdes came to Illinois from Pogum, Germany in 1869 with her parents Dirk & Gretke and siblings, Gebke, Taalke, and Gebke's son Dirk. Fentje's first husband, Christoph Stoffer Ansmink, was also on the boat. Stoffer & Fentje had 6 children all born in Woodford County, IL. Stoffer died in 1883. Fentje then married Jacobus Adams in 1884. Jacobus & Fentje had 5 children.
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