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Gysbertje and Hendrikus Vos Family

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Gysbertje (De Jong) and Hendrikus Vos Family

 

 

Name

Occupation

Date of Birth

Birthplace

Date of Death

Notes

Hendrikus Vos

Farmer

Aug 22, 1847

Netherlands

Jan 6, 1922

 

Gysbertje De Jong (2nd wife)

Housekeeper

May 26, 1852

Arkel, Netherlands

May 5, 1889

 

Gysbert Jacob

Son

May 7, 1882

Iowa

Mar 1899

 

Martena Gysbertha

Daughter

Dec 19, 1883

Iowa

Nov 20, 1953

 

 

 

Hendrikus and Gysbertje were married on June 2, 1881 by Rev. Egbert Winter, pastor of the First Reformed Church in Pella.  Hendrikus was a member of First Reformed Church. Gysbertje joined First Reformed Church on April 18, 1883.

 

They farmed in Black Oak Township, Mahaska County near her father Pieter.  Hendrikus and Gysbertje purchased the original family farm from Pieter Sr. in Jan, 1887.  After Gysbertje’s death in 1889, Hendrikus re-married and continued to live on this farm for a time.  He sold the farm to Tuenis A. Tysseling and Jan Vos in 1891, but repurchased it from them in 1902.  Martena’s descendants, the Vermeers, still own the original Pieter De Jong Sr. farm.  It has been designated a Century farm because it has been in the family for over 100 years.

 

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Gysbertje De Jong

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Gysbertje (De Jong) Vos

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Martena Vos

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Gysbert Vos

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Martena, Gysbert, and Hendrikus Vos