Catharina Renistra was born September 20, 1820 in Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands. In Friesland June 14, 1846 she married Garbrand Roos. On August 18, 1862 parents and 4 children arrived in New York and soon were settled in Freeport, Illinois where their youngest child was born in 1865. The Roos family was in Grundy, then Butler County, Iowa where they farmed. Catharina and Garbrand share a headstone.
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