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 Elizabeth <I>Groen</I> Oldekamp

Elizabeth Groen Oldekamp

Sonnega, Weststellingwerf Municipality, Friesland, Netherlands
Death 1 Apr 1963 (aged 94)
Platte, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Platte, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Lot 63, Grave 5
Memorial ID 70789541 · View Source
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Elizabeth was born in the dairy farmers village of Sonnega, located in the southern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland and she is the second of seven children and also the second of three daughters, named for her paternal grandmother Elisabeth Hendriks Haven. In app. 1893 (?) she immigrated to the Platte area in South Dakota, Charles Mix County. Her parents and all her siblings went there already in April 1893.

Elizabeth married on February 13, 1899 to Henry Oldekamp at Nieveen, a small Dutch settlement about 9 miles southwest of Platte. Her brother Albert Groen married on the same date and place. They adopted one daughter, Elizabeth (Betty) Groen, a daughter of her brother Joseph (Joe) Groen.

In July 1930 her husband Henry J. Oldekamp died. From 1936 she shared her home near Platte with her brother Albert J. Groen (1871-1963), a widower too, for nearly 25 years.

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  • Maintained by: Peter Hakze
  • Originally Created by: Becky
  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70789541
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Groen Oldekamp (27 Oct 1868–1 Apr 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70789541, citing Old Platte Cemetery, Platte, Charles Mix County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Peter Hakze (contributor 47703868) .