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 Hendrieka “Reka” <I>Klingenberg</I> Elzenaar

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Hendrieka “Reka” Klingenberg Elzenaar

  • Birth 15 Aug 1858 Germany
  • Death 27 Jan 1934 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Bentheim, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 43615761

Husband's great Grandma.

Born in Emlichheim, Germany. Daughter of Gerrit John Klingenberg & Fenna Bouwkamp. Note: Death Certificate (index) online says daughter of Herman Klingenberg & Fannie Waggoner.

Married John Henry Elzenaar (Jan Hindrik Elzenaar), April 24, 1880 in Emlichheim, Germany. Four daughters born in Germany:
Hattie (m John Joostberns)
Fannie (m Edward Vanderberg)
Johnna (m Roy Dore Pollard)
Hermina (m Andrew Boers)

Immigrated to America in 1892, settling in Michigan. Two daughters born in Bentheim, Allegan Co., MI:
Jennie (m Thomas Edward Halbert)
Grace (m Christian Rey, Jr.)

1900 Heath, Allegan Co., MI census:
John (head) Oct 1847 52 b Holland,
m 20 years, Farm Laborer
Hendrieka (wife) Aug 1858 41 b Germany,
7 children / 6 living, Daughters:
Johanna (Mar 1886) 14 b Germany
Hermina (May 1889) 11 b Germany
Jennie (Sep 1894) 5 b MI
Grace (Mar 1896) 4 b MI

After Grandpa's death, Grandma moved the family to Kalamazoo where she lived until her death. The 1920 census has her (age 61) living with daughter, Jennie & Thomas E. Halbert and family.

Grandma lived 75 years, 5 months, 12 days.

Many thanks to Kevin & Georgetta for Grandma's stone photos.


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Gravesite Details Buried January 30, 1934.
  • Created by: Arleta
  • Added: 27 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43615761
  • Arleta
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hendrieka “Reka” Klingenberg Elzenaar (15 Aug 1858–27 Jan 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43615761, citing Bentheim Cemetery, Bentheim, Allegan County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Arleta (contributor 46898856) .