Maxwell, New Mexico Christian Reformed Church

Members and Non-member Families of the
Maxwell, New Mexico Christian Reformed Church

compiled by Paula Vander Hoven and Angie Ploegstra, 2008


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These date come from the congregation's membership records and minutes in the Archives, Heritage Hall, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan and from various vital records and emigration databases. These data include the families who lived in the vicinity of Maxwell, not just those families the comprised the church's membership. The church existed 1893-1908, but the gathered data here predates and postdates the lifespan of the church.

Settlers before the congregation was organized:

Pier Bakker (b. 20 May 1854, Rinsumageest, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 6 Aug 1895, Overisel, Michigan) and Taedske van der Mey (b. 26 Aug 1851 Vrouwenparochie, Friesland, Netherlands)

married 8 Jan 1874, Het Bildt, Friesland, Netherlands;
emigrated on Pollux, arrived 23 May 1881

Gerrit Berkhof (b. 9 Nov 1865, Noord Barge, Drenthe, Netherlands; d. 16 Nov 1894, Maxwell, New Mexico) and finance Martha Dijkhuis

he emigrated on W A Scholten, arrived 6 Apr 1882

William Feller (b. 1856, Venhuizen, Noord Holland, Netherlands; d. 1 Oct 1924, Grangeville, Idaho) and Elizabeth Brouwer (b. 1873, Netherlands; d. 1966, Lynden, Washington)

her first marriage was to Jan DeHaas on 8 May 1898, Venhuizen, Noord Holland, Netherlands; her second was to William Feller in, Alberta, Canada, her thirdd was to Maurice Weerdenhuizen)
he emigrated on Leerden, arrived 16 Apr 1859
she emigrated in 1907
children:
William De Haas (b. 17 May 1900; d. 5 Sep 1980, Grangeville, Idaho; married Clara Werkman)
Jennie De Haas (b. 1905 (b. married Gerrit Vrieling)
Daniel Feller (b. Oct 1913, Alberta, Canada)
Luitje (Louis) Feller (b. Oct 1916 Alberta, Canada; married Dena Vander Woude)

Klaus Fongers (b. 5 Oct 1918, Grand Rapids, Michigan) and Gelske Leegstra (b. 5 Feb 1849, Oldhove, Groningen, Netherlands)

chirldern:
Rinze
Louwe
Floske (Flora; married 1870)
Hebeltje (Hattie; married 1879)
Wietske (Winnie; married 1880)
Jan (b. 1882)
Sietse (b. 1883)
Albert (b. 1886)
Lena (b. 1889)

Jan Joling Sr (b. Oct 1845, Netherlands; d. 12 May 1927, Zeeland, Michigan) and Roelfje Brinkhuis (b. Jan 1857, Netherlands; d. 25 Jan 1910, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

children:
Hilligchin (Helen; married 4 Apr 1876, Michigan; d. 21 Oct 1969, Fort Collins, Colorado; married Onea Nauta)
John (b. 16 Jun 1878, Michigan; d. 7 Dec 1963; married Jennie VerMeer)
Minnie (b. 19 Jul 1884, Michigan; d. 30 Apr 1957; married Hendrik Ten Pas)
William (b. 24 Apr 1887, Michigan; d. 2 Jan 1974; married Lena Holstien)
Gerrit (b. 30 Jun 1889, Michigan; d. 5 Apr 1977; married Nellie Halbersma)
Hendrik (b. 10 Jan 1895, New Mexico; d. 9 Oct 1962; married Mary Greeneway)
Bert (b. 6 Apr 1897, Iowa; d. 2 Jul 1903, Vesper, Wisconsin)

Jacob Pijper (b. 13 Feb 1868, Netherlands; d. 31 Jul 1949, Raton, New Mexico) and Elizabeth Nauta (b. 1872, Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 13 Jan 1957, Norwalk, California)

married 7 Apr 1893, Raton, New Mexico
children:
Jessie (b. 1894, New Mexico; d. 1941)
Ella (b. 1896, New Mexico)
Merril (b. 1903, New Mexico; d. 1998)
Jake (b. 1905, New Mexico; d. 1975)
May (b. 1907, New Mexico; d. 1945)

Jan Postma (b. 1865, Surhuizum, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 11 Apr 1893, Maxwell, New Mexico)

emigrated on Rotterdam arriving 26 Oct 1888

William Renselaar

Hendrik Ruuls

Klaas Schoolland (b. 17 Feb 1851, Ureterp, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 20 Sep 1938, Holland, Michigan) and Pieternella Heyboer De Witte (b. 1859, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. May 1931, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

he emigrated on Rotterdam, arrived 06 Jul 1892
children:
Martin De Witte (b. 1883, Grand Rapids, Michigan) Mary De Witte (b. 1889, Grand Rapids, Michigan; d. 2 Jun 1970, Holland, Michigan; married Cornelius Maring)
John (b. 1894, Grand Rapids, Michigan; d. 18 Dec 1987, California; married Willemina D. Vermeulen)
Jeanette (b. 1896, Grand Rapids, Michigan; d. 29 Jun 1976, Grand Rapids, Michigan; married John Gritter)
Cornelius (b. 1898, Grand Rapids, Michigan; d. 10 Mar 1985, Grand Rapids, Michigan; married Susie Westra)
Marion (b. 1902 Michigan; d. 31 Jul 1984 Cascade, Michigan)

Klaas Wormnest (b. 1871) and Kate (b. 1872)

children:
Harry (b. 1893; married Bessie Hoffman)
Fannie (b. 1894; married Joe Tasma)
Clara
Marie (b. 1902; married Fred Praasterink)

Charter members of the congregation:

Liekele Marcus Aardema (b. May 1847 Ureterp, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 09 Mar 1903 Hospers, Iowa)

emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived New York 26 Nov 1892

Jan Berkhof (b. 24 Mar 1877 Noord Barge, Drenthe, Netherlands; d. 11 Jun 1907, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

emigrated on W A Scholten, arrived 6 Apr 1882

Dirk Abe Boersema (b. 16 Jul 1872 Grijpskerk, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 1892 Maxwell, New Mexico)

emigrated on Rotterdam, arrived 06 Jul 1892

Benne Folkerts (b. 28 Jul 1874 Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 27 Apr 1959 Denver, Colorado) and Woptje Dijkstra (b. 22 Dec 1875 Leek, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 4 Apr 1973 Denver, Colorado)

he emigrated on Amsterdam, arrived 9 Sep 1895
she emigrated on Werkendam, arrived 16 Oct 1896
married 7 Nov 1896, Maxwell, New Mexico
children:
Hiltje (b. 1897 Maxwell, New Mexico 10 Sep 1899; d. Maxwell, New Mexico)
Harm (b. 1898 Maxwell, New Mexico -19 Apr 1900; d. Maxwell, New Mexico)
James (b. 1899 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 1908 Alamosa, Colorado)
Harry (b. 23 Sep 1901 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 14 Apr 1983, Denver, Colorado; married Theresa Swart)
Hilda (b. 24 May 1903 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 10 Jan 1990, Grand Raids, Michigan; married Alexander Ham)
John (b. 26 Jan 1905 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 24 May 1989; married Lelah Hooker)
Sadie (b. 10 Sep 1906 Alamosa, Colorado; married Charles Zandstra; died 25 Jul 2003, Illinois)
Frank (b. 17 Apr 1908 Colorado; d. 1 Oct 1968)
Trena (b. 17 Mar 1910 Colorado; married Clarence Sitter)
James (b. 29 Jul 1912 Colorado; d. 1 May 1989; married Helen Johana Benash)
Bertha (b. 28 Apr 1914 Colorado)
Benjamin (b. 13 Jun 1917 Kuner, Colorado; d. 2 Jan 1990; married Margaret Disselkoen)
Winnebeth (b. 21 Mar 1920 Colorado; married Stanley Bayens)
Lawrence (b. 10 Jun 1921 Colorado; married Ellen Jordan)
Leone (b. 21 Nov 1923 Colorado; married Reinholt Brester)

Bart Nauta (b. 29 Jul 1831 Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 18 Jun 1926 Raton, New Mexico) and Jetske Paulus Anema (b. 14 Apr 1841 Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 17 Sep 1920 near Raton, New Mexico)

married 18 May 1860 Sexbierum, Friesland, Netherlands
children: Paulus (b. 4 Mar 1861 Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 24 Apr 1942, Grand Rapids, Michigan; married Antje Thomas Thomasma)
Froukje (b. 11 Mar 1863 Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 12 Dec 1962 Sioux Center, Iowa; married Michael Folger, then Peter Van Donge)
Baukje (b. 30 Jun 1869 Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 28 Jun 1964 Downs, Kansas; married Albert Otte)
Onea (b. 18 May 1871 Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 7 Dec 1941 Fort Collins, Colorado; married Helen Joling)
Elizabeth (b. 1872 Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 13 Jan 1957 Norwalk, Calfornia; married Jacob Piper)
Derk (b. Oct 1876 Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 29 Dec 1956 Fort Collins, Colorado; married Mary Jane Cole)
Samuel (b. 15 Sep 1877 Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 10 May 1967 Raton, New Mexico; married Daisy Popejoy Gleason)
John (b. 16 Jan 1881 Cawker City, Mitchell, Kansas ; d. 1923 Oregon)
Cneal (b. 14 Jan 1883 Cawker City, Mitchell, Kansas; d. 4 Feb 1972 Raton, New Mexico; married Susan Alma Short)
Sarah (b. 18 Jan 1885 Cawker City, Mitchell, Kansas; d. 27 Jul 1971 Klamath Falls, Oregon; married George Towndrow)
Mary (b. 7 Aug 1887 Clayton, Union County, New Mexico; d. 24 Nov 1980 Clayton, Union County, New Mexico; married Elton Preston)

Onea Nauta (b. 1871 Fillmore Township, Allegan County, Michigan; d. 7 Dec 1941 Fort Collins, Colorado) and Helen Joling (b. 22 Apr 1876 Michigan; d. 21 Oct 1969 Fort Collins, Colorado)

married 7 Apr 1893 Springer, New Mexico
children:
Rose (b. 1894, New Mexico; d. 1990)
Jennie (b. 1896, New Mexico; d. 1952)
Bert (b. 1897, New Mexico; d. 1986)
John (b. 1900, New Mexico; d. 1996)
Eddie (b. 1908, New Mexico; d. 1988)
William (b. 1911, New Mexico; d. 1998)

Haye Oldenburger (b. 18 Feb 1867 Surhuizum, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 13 Dec 1928 Manhattan, Montana) and Reintje Postma (b. 03 Feb 1875 Surhuizum, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 17 Jun 1932 Manhattan, Montana)

emigrated on Maasdam, arriving 9 Mar 1893
married 02 May 1893 Springer, New Mexico
children:
Halbe (b. 19 Sep 1894; d. Maxwell, New Mexico; d. Apr 1984 Orangevale, California; married Esther Kraai)
Anne (b. Dec 1897; d. Maxwell, New Mexico 1949 Manhatten, Montana)
Janke (b. 22 Jan 1900; d. Maxwell, New Mexico; d. Oct 1980 Ellensburg, Washington; married Hiram Dyk)

Bareld Jan Schoolland (b. 19 Jun 1838 Utreterp, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 1893 Maxwell, New Mexico) and Martje Hummel (b. 5 May 1834 Nuis, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 1897 Maxwell, New Mexico)

married 11 May 1864 Marum, Groningen, Netherlands
emigrated on Rotterdam, arrived 14 Feb 1893

Jan Bareld Schoolland (b. 7 Oct 1865 Nuis, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 23 Nov 1936 Alamosa, Colorado) and Trijntje Dijkstra (b. 1 Mar 1870 Midwolde, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 6 Oct 1943 Alamosa, Colorado)

married 9 May 1891 Leek, Groningen, Netherlands
emigrated on Rotterdam, arrived 14 Feb 1893
children:
Martha (b. 1892 Netherlands; d. 24 May 1976 Alamosa, Colorado; married Gerrit Schneider)
Hilda (b. 1893 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 9 Feb 1977, Grandville, Michigan; married William Schneider)
Jantje (b. 1894 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 1896 Maxwell, New Mexico)
Jim (b. 1896 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 20 Nov 1991, California; married Sarah Louise Westenburg)
Jeanette (b. 7 Sep 1900 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 5 Feb 1996 Cutlerville, Michigan; married Cornelius Witt)
Bart (b. 1903, New Mexico; d. 6 Feb 1991 Colorado; married Johanna Weiscamp and Gertrude De Groot Bouma)

Hindrik Ungersma (b. 6 Oct 1856 Westerenden, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 10 Oct 1941 Bozeman, Montana) and Tjakka Ungersma (b. 2 May 1865 Siddelburen, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 13 May 1932 Churchhill, Montana)

married 2 May 1890 Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands
emigrated on Werkendam, arrived 5 Apr 1893 children:
Hendrikje (b. Hattie; married 6 Mar 1891 Delfzil, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 9 Dec 1976 Manhatten, Montana; married Jake Lucas)
Anna Margaretha (b. Annie; married 14 Jun 1893 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 15 Jan 1974, \Manhatten, Montana; married Steven Veltkamp and THEN Menko Dykman)
Affien (b. Effie; married 17 Jan 1895 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 11 Jul 1972 Bozeman, Montana; married Jacob Terpstra)
Tryntje (b. Kate; married 8 Jun 1897 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 28 Nov 1982 Bozeman, Montana)
Geerdina (b. Deen; married 1 Aug 1899 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 26 Dec 1998 Lynden, Washington; married John Telling)
Arend (b. Harry; married 12 Mar 1901 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 15 Aug 1987 Billings, Montana; married Sadie Staal)
Geerhardus Harmannus (b. 9 Jan 1903 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 8 Oct 1911 Manhatten, Montana)
Dirkje (b. Dora; married 3 Apr 1905 Manhattan, Montana; d. Dec 26 1986 Bellingham, Washington; married William Broekema and Pete Smit)
Hommo (b. Henry; married 19 May 1907 Manhatten, Montana; d. 16 Oct 1987 Manhatten, Montana; married Jennie Karp)

Rev. Idzerd Van Dellen (b. 31 Jan 1871 Sassenheim, Netherlands; d. 7 Oct 1965 Denver, Colorado) and Margaretha Enter (b. 1868 Nieuwe Pekela, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 20 Jun 1948 Denver, Colorado)

he emigrated on Maasdam, arrived 29 Aug 1894
she emigrated on Veendam, arrived 05 Oct 1893
married 2 Sep 1896 Maxwell, New Mexico

Harm Westerman (b. 1870 Nieuwe Pekela, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 14 Feb 1950 Denver, Colorado) and Hattie Schemper Sprik (b. 1867; d. 4 Sep 1952 Denver, Colorado)

he emigrated Dubbeldam, arrived 22 Jul 1892
children:
Harry Sprik (b. 1890, Kansas)
Anna Sprik (b. 1892, Kansas)
Albert Sprik (b. May 1894 Luctor, Kansas; d. 1 Mar 1965, Orange City, Iowa; married Wieda Jensma)
Hendrikje (b. Anna; married b Oct 189,7 Maxwell, New Mexico; married Corneal Venema)
Harold (b. Jan 1900, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 1992; married Gertrude Smit)
Harry (b. 1905, Colorado)
Nettie (b. 1908, Colorado; married William Poppema)
Bert (b. 1913, Kansas; d. 3 Nov 1973, Sioux Center, Iowa)

Jan Zwier (b. 19 Jun 1837, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 2 May 1908 Maxwell, New Mexico; married Wijntje De Jong 18 Mar 1864, (b. 23 Feb 1842; d. 29 Mar 1876) and then married Wijntje De Jong (b. 10 Feb 1859 Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 10 Aug 1938, Grand Rapids, Michigan) on15 Mar 1877, Netherlands

emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived New York, 26 Nov 1892
children:
Daniel (b. 8 Dec 1878, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 17 Jun 1946, Holland, Michigan; married Minnie Kamp)
Trijntje (b. 29 Dec 1880, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 10 May 1945, Hospers, Iowa; married John Klijnsma and then Jim Smit)
Simon (b. 29 Mar 188,4 Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 10 Nov 1942 Hospers, Iowa)
Aafje (b. Effa; married 23 Feb 1890, Netherlands; d. 4 Dec 1948 Cutlerville, Michigan)
Jantje (b. 31 Aug 1892, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 21 Jan 1927 Denver, Colorado)
Pieter (b. 20 Jun 1896, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 19 Nov 1928, Denver, Colorado; married Catherine Van Zytveld)

 

Members of the congregation subsequent to organization:

Roelof Beltman (b. Stam) and Aaltje Klazina Boerhave

child:
Anna

Emke Bos and wife

child:
Cornie (b. 1892; d. 1895, New Mexico)

Johannes Bosma (b. 1865, Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 04 May 1898, Maxwell, New Mexico)

emigrated on Amsterdam, arrived 09 Sep 1895

Mark Bouma (b. 1878, Netherlands; d. 17 Jun 1971, Bellflower, California) and Cena Dyksterhuis (b. 1881, Netherlands; d. 24 Jun 1970, Bellflower, California)

children:
Norman (b. 1915; d. 1919, Tohatchi, New Mexico)
Grace (b. 1918; d. 1967, California)

Lucy Bouma (b. 1882, Netherlands)

Harm Boxum (b. 30 Mar 1869, Netherlands; d. 17 Mar 1944, Chicago Heights, Illinois) and Tryntje Zwier Smit (b. 21 Jun 1880, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 16 Jun 1969, Palos Heights, Illinois)

he emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived New York 26 Nov 1892
she emigrated on Maasdam, arrived New York 09 Mar 1893
married 01 Feb 1904, Maxwell, New Mexico
children:
Nellie (b. 1906, Kansas; d. 22 Feb 1991, Lansing, Illinois; married Dick Recker)
Martha (b. 1909, Montana; d. 1967; married Bob Staal)
Henrietta (b. 1915, Montana; d. 1 Sep 2001; married James Huizenga)

George Branderhorst (b. 1857; d. Nov 1933, Holland, Michigan) and Anna Dokter (b. 1866; d. Jul 1950, Holland, Michigan)

he emigrated on Obdam, arrived 02 Jun 1896
married 30 Nov 1898, Holland, Michigan
children:
Arnold (b. 1900, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 1984, Holland, Michigan; married Anna Bouman)
Florence (b. 1901, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 1982, Holland, Michigan; married Peter Kaashoek)

Syne Brands (b. 1869 Netherlands) and Jane Engelsman (b. 1877, Netherlands)

children:
John (b. 1895, Kansas; d. 4 Apr 1977, Long Island, Kansas; married Gertrude Vander Veen)
Martha (b. 1897 Kansas; married Cook)
Tony (d. 1898 Maxwell, New Mexico)
Tony (b. 1899 Maxwell, New Mexico)
Fannie (b. 1905, Kansas)
Gertie (b. 1908, Kansas)
Roy (b. 1912, Kansas)
Matilda (b. 1915, Kansas)

Jan T Brandsma (b. 1881 Netherlands; d. 26 Nov 1947, Denver, Colorado) and Grace Sikkens (b. 1882 Groningen, Netherlands; d. 21 Sep 1960, Denver, Colorado)

he emigrated on Rotterdam, arrived 29 Oct 1904
married 12 Dec 1904, Maxwell, New Mexico
children:
Irene (b. 1907 Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 29 May 1986, Denver, Colorado; married Bert Pousma)
Ann (b. 1908, Maxwell, New Mexico; married Ben Vander Riet)
Ted (b. 1909, Maxwell, New Mexico; married Helene)
Albert (b. 1912, Colorado; d. 30 May 1929, Holland, Michigan; married Van Putten)
Evelyn (b. 1913, Colorado)
Jacoba (b. 1915, Colorado; d. 23 Sep 1996; married Henry Koops)
John (b. 1917, Colorado; d. 24 Nov 1988; married Christina Norden)
Henry (b. 1919, Colorado)
Dorothy (b. 1921, Colorado; married Richard Wassenaar)

Sietze De Jager

?? Doornboss and Roelofe Jonas (b. 1873, Netherlands; d.); second husband John Thomas Broersma (b. 4 Dec 1876, Netherlands)

she emigrated on Maasdam, 30 May 1901
child:
William H Doornboss (b. 1906, Maxwell, New Mexico)
Nellie Broersma (b. 1911)
Tillie Broersma (b. 1913)

Jacob Dragt (b. 14 Sep 1872, Weststellingwerf, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 27 Aug 1901, Holland, Michigan) and Gertie Bomers (b. 1877, Michigan; d. 11 Feb 1921, Michigan; married 23 Nov 1897 Michigan; second marriage John K. Prins, Michigan; third marriage Garrit W. Veneburg, Michigan)

he emigrated on P Caland, arrived 18 Apr 1882

Jan Hazenburg (b. 1878, Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 23 Feb 1913, Kuner, Colorado) and Eelke van der Velde (b. 1876, Netherlands; returned to Netherlands)

married 10 May 1902 Marum, Groningen, Netherlands
children:
Emko (b. 1905)
Henry (b. 1908)

Mattie Hoogeboom (b. 21 Mar 1878, Leek, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 13 Feb 1905, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Adam Jonas (b. 1852, Steenwijkerwold, Overijssel, Netherlands; d. Denver, Colorado; and Pieternella De Vries (b. 1855, Frederiksoord, Drenthe, Netherlands; d. Maxwell, New Mexico

married 9 Aug 1867, Steenwijkerwold, Overijssel, Netherlands
emigrated on Maasdam, 30 May 1901
children:
Johanna (b. 1868, Netherlands; d. 1890, Netherlands)
Martinus Johannes (b. 1871, Netherlands; d. 1891, Netherlands)
Roelofje (b. 1873, Netherlands; married ?? Doornboss and then Thomas Broersma)
Geradina (b. 1878, Netherlands; married Weibo Smit)
Christina (b. 1880, Netherlands; married Menne Norden)
Susanna Maria (b. 1884, Vledder/Frederiksoord, Drenthe, Netherlands; d. 1895, Netherlands; emigrated on Statendam, 11 Oct 1900)
Stoffel (b. 1875, Netherlands; d. 5 Aug 1902, Maxwell, New Mexico)
Kornelis (b. 1882, Netherlands; d. Maxwell, New Mexico)

John Klijnsma (b. 12 Jun 1877 Netherlands; d. 26 Jan 1907 Maxwell, New Mexico) and Trijntje Zwiers (b. 29 Dec 1880 Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 10 May 1945 Hospers, Iowa; married 21 Apr 1904 Maxwell, New Mexico; second marriage: Jim Smit, 3 Feb 1913, Hospers, Iowa (Smit's first wife was Wilhelmina Pott, d. 1903, Iowa))

she emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived New York 26 Nov 1892
children:
Frank (b. 2 Apr 1905, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 1992 Primghar, Iowa; married Anne De Vries)
John (b. 28 Jun 1907, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 25 Jan 1970, Orange City, Iowa; married Margaret Uittenbogaard)
Winnie Smit (b. 18 Oct 1913, Hospers, Iowa; married Fred Poppema)
Jennie Smit (b. 19 Apr 1915, Granville, Iowa; married John Waanders)
Fannie Smit (b. 1 May 191,7 Hospers, Iowa; married Gerrit Van Bruggen)
George Smit (b. 19 Mar 192,1 Hospers, Iowa; d. 14 Apr 1973, Hospers, Iowa; married Nettie Fedders)
Joe Smit (b. 14 Mar 1904, Hospers, Iowa; married Winnie De Jong)
Chris Smit (b. 23 Jun 1905, Hospers, Iowa; d. 7 Jan 1984, Lynden, Washington; married Jessie Zylstra)
Gertie Smit (b. 12 Apr 1907, Hospers, Iowa; d. 19 Oct 1984, Sheldon, Iowa; married Harold Westerman)
Sam Smit (b. 2 Feb 1909; d. 15 Nov 1990, Sheldon, Iowa; married Anne Van Bruggen and then Margaret Klynsma)
William Smit (b. 3 Mar 1911, Hospers, Iowa; d. 7 Oct 1999, Sheldon, Iowa; married Florence De Jong)

Cornelius Lodewijk

Menne Norden (b. 1873; d. 10 Jul 1937, Denver, Colorado) and Geradina Jonas (b. 27 Jan 1878, Weststellingwerf, Friesland, Netherlands)

she emigrated on Maasdam, 30 May 1901
married 5 Dec 1901 Maxwell, New Mexico
children:
Nellie (b. 1904. Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 14 Apr 1994, Holland, Michigan; married Henry Muyskens)
Henry (b. 1905, Maxwell, New Mexico; married Lena)
Adam (b. 1906, Maxwell, New Mexico)
Ruth (b. 1907 Maxwell, New Mexico; married Tom Schammahorn)
Peter (b. 1909 Maxwell, New Mexico; married Jan)
Chris (b. 1911, Montana)
Elizabeth (b. 1914, Montana)
Jake (b. 1915, Montana; married Rickey)
Christina (b. 1917, Montana; married John Bandsma)
Mike Jr (b. 1918, Montana; married Emma)
Geraldine (b. 1919, Montana)

Heino Pothof (b. 1882, Netherlands)

Jan Sikkens (b. 1884, Netherlands) and Hattie (b. 1889, Wisconsin)

children:
Maurice (b. 1918, Colorado)
Hazel (b. 1918, Colorado)

Wiebo Smit (b. 1873, Netherlands) and Christina Jonas (b. 1880, Weststellingwerf, Friesland, Netherlands)

she emigrated on Maasdam, 30 May 1901
married 22 Dec 1902 Maxwell, New Mexico
children:
Adam (b. 1903)
Anna (b. 1904, Maxwell, New Mexico)
Albert (b. 1908, Maxwell, New Mexico)
Nellie (b. 1909, Montana)
Grace (b. 1911, Montana)
Ruth (b. 1912, Montana)
Jean (b. 1915, Colorado; married Anthony Zoetewey)
William (b. 1917, Colorado)
Thomas (b. 1925, Colorado)

Geert Smit (b. Mar 1855, Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands; d. 28 Jan 1903, Maxwell, New Mexico) and Trijntje Zwier (b. 21 Jun 1880, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 16 Jun 1969, Palos Heights, Illinois)

married 11 Nov 1898, Maxwell, New Mexico
children:
Johannes "Joe" Smit (b. 1900, New Mexico; d. 13 Mar 1989, Chicago Heights, Illinois; married Alice Recker)
Peter Smit (b. 1903, New Mexico; d. 14 Jan 1996 Lynden, Washington; married Hilda Zylstra and then Dora Ungersma Broekema)

Jan Van Wijk (b. 26 Feb 1864, Genderen, Netherlands; d. 30 Nov 1937, Kersey, Colorado) and Neeltje Dirkje van't Sant (b. 4 Jun 1870, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands; d. 31 Oct 1925, Kersey, Colorado)

married 28 May 1890, Hoffdorp, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands emigrated on Maasdam, arrived 09 Mar 1893
children:
Cornelis (b. 23 Mar 1891, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands; d. 3 Feb 1970, Lynden, Washington; married Alida Gerharda Heusinkveld)
Antonie Adriaan (b. 14 Jun 1892, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands; d. 1 Mar 1893 at sea)
Antonia (b. Sep 1893, Crook, Colorado; d. 28 Aug 1894, Crook, Colorado) Marie (b. 18 Nov 1894, Sterling, Colorado; d. 17 Mar 197,8 Lynden, Washington; married Jacob Kostelyk)
Anthony Adrian (b. 28 Dec 1895, Sterling, Colorado; d. 6 Aug 1962, Kersey, Colorado; married Nellie Elizabeth Kroonenberg)
John Jr (b. 21 Apr 1898, Iliff, Colorado; d. 21 Aug 1960, Weed, California; married Obra Aileen Kleckner)
Neeltje Aletta Wilhelmina (b. 16 Oct 1901, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 17 Sep 1993, Greeley, Colorado; married Teddy Vernett Stonemets)
Willem van Arkel (b. 29 Jul 1905, Maxwell, New Mexico; d. 12 Sep 1943, Greeley, Colorado; married Johanna Lucia Tamminga)
Godfrey (b. 30 Aug 1908, Maxwell., New Mexico; d. 6 Mar 1992, Denver, Colorado; married Beverly Loraine Bolenbaugh)
Antonette Adriana (b. 16 Jan 1912, Kersey, Colorado; d. 1 Dec 1916, Kersey, Colorado)  

Pieter Zwier (b. 1 Sep1840, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 19 May 1908, Maxwell, New Mexico; d.); and Trijntje Zwier (b. 26 Mar 1840 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 12 Mar 1866 Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherland) married on 6 May 1864, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; second marriage 23 Apr 1868, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands to. Neeltje Zwier (b. 4 Jul 1846, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 13 Dec 1929, Rapelje, Montana)

emigrated on Maasdam, arrived 09 Mar 1893
children:
Aafje (b. 6 Mar 1866, Opperdoes, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 19 Sep 1871, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands)
Simon (b. 27 Nov 1869 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 15 Jun 1903 Maxwell, New Mexico; married Reina Buist)
Jan (b. 23 Mar 1871, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands)
Aafje (b. 20 Jun 1873 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 24 Aug 1875, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands)
Klaas (b. 22 Feb 1875 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 8 Oct 1875, Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands)
Aafje (b. 7 Mar 1878 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 14 Apr 1891) Trijntje (b. 1880 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 16 Jun 1969, Palos Heights, Illinois; married Geert Smit and then Harm Boxum)

Simon Zwier (b. 27 Nov 1869 Andijk, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. 15 Jun 1903 Maxwell, New Mexico) and Reina Buist (b. d. 8 Jul 1906 Las Vegas, New Mexico) married 24 Jan 1898

he emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived New York 26 Nov 1892
children:
Peter (b. 13 Sep 1898, New Mexico; d. 17 May 1960; Chicago Heights, Illinois; married Minnie Recker)
Mento (b. 20 Aug 1899, New Mexico; d. 29 Sep 1899 Maxwell, New Mexico)
Anna (b. 17 Nov 1901, New Mexico; d. 28 Jul 1998, Lansing, Illinois; married Herbert Postma)

 

Additional Dutch names in the church minutes:

Foekle Broersma

Jan DeGroot

emigrated on Rotterdam, arrived 14 Feb 1893

Harry Cooper

Harm Emmelkamp (b. 20 Oct 1867 Jukwerd, Netherlands) and Jantje Roos

married 15 Mar 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan
children:
Sienie
Jan
Harm
Diena
Bertie

L. Everett  

Jelke Faber

Henry Groenveld  

Wijtse "William" Hoekstra and Trintje Feddema

married 9 Sep 1897, Maxwell, New Mexison  

Arjen Kuipers  

John and Trentje Muller  

A. W. Schipper (d. 25 Jan 1900 Maxwell, New Mexico)  

H. Swets  

The following families lived in Nepesta and Alamosa Colorado and belonged to the Rilland Christian Reformed Church; when this church dissolved their memberships were sent to the Maxwell Christian Reformed Church:

Gjalt Heslinga (b. 1863, Beetgum, Friesland, Netherlands) and Klaaske Molenaar (b. 1872, St. Anna Parochie, Friesland, Netherlands)

emigrated on Maasdam, arrived 31 May 1893
children:
Katie (b. 1895, Colorado)
John (b. 1897, Colorado)
Frank (b. 1899, Colorado)
Jennie (b. 1903, Iowa)
Eva (b. 1908, Iowa)

Piebe Rosendale and Sarah

children:
John B. (b. 1891)
Benjamin (b. 1893)
Cornelius (b. 1895)

Elizabeth Rougoor Colenbrander Van Lummel (b. 1860, Varsseveld, Gelderland, Netherlands; d.); first married to Arend Jan Colenbrander; second marriage to Arnaud J. Van Lummel (b. 10 Nov 1861, Utrecht, Netherlands; d. 12 May 1923, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived New York 26 Nov 1892
children:
Gerrit Jan Colenbrander
Derk Adolph Colenbrander
Hendrik Colenbrander
Aleida Johanna Colenbrander
Maria Van Lummel
Hendrik Van Lummel
Elizabeth Van Lummel

 

Dutch in the area
No relationship to the congregation recorded:

Andrew and Trentje Burger

Edward Heringa

John and Wendelina Heringa

children:
Elizabeth (b. 1888, New Mexico)
Eddy (b. 1890, New Mexico)
Dia (b. 1892, New Mexico)
Gerhardus (b. 1898, New Mexico)

Dr. Adrian Holterman (b. 184,5 Zijpe, Noord, Holland, Netherlands; d. Espanola, New Mexico) and Gertie Kuipers (b. 1860, Sint Maarten, Noord, Holland, Netherlands)

married 14 Apr 1887, Sint Maarten, Noord, Holland, Netherlands
children:
John (b. 1882, Netherlands)
Everett (b. 1888, Kansas)
Edward (b. 1890, Kansas)
Peter (b. 1897, Kansas)

Jan Kaspersma (b. 1880, Netherlands; d. 14 May 1954, Conrad, Montana) and Maggie Verwolf (b. 6 Dec 1979 Montana)

children:
John Jr (b. 1922, Montana; d. 28 Apr 1974, Montana)
Wilhelmina (b. 1926, Montana)
Dora (b. 1920, Montana- 2 May 1999, Montana)
Leonard (b. 1927)
Howard (b. 1929, Montana; d. 23 May 2004, Conrad, Montana)

Martinus Mulder

John and Anje Muller

Onno Pieters Pesman (b. 1879 Groningen, Netherlands) and Dirkje (b. 1881 Netherlands)

emigrated on Dubbeldam, arrived 22 Jul 1892
children:
Gerhard (b. 1907, Colorado)
Alice (b. 1910, Montana)
Anita G (b. 1917, Montana)
Elizabeth K (b. 1917, Montana)

Dr. Herman Speckman and Attina Tinga

married 27 Jun 1895, Sappemeer, Groningen, Netherlands
child:
Sjeuke (b. 1897, Netherlands; married Mattheus Hesselink)

Alle Tadema (b. 12 Feb 1865, Oostermeer, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 2 May 1940, Los Angeles, California)

Peter Van Bruggen and Zwaantine

William Van Bruggen and Minnie

child:
Anita (b. 1900, New Mexico)

Jan Van Houten

 

Some Bethesda patients:

Clarence Vanderwies

Roel DeBoer

Everret Vander Woude

Elke Wierenga

Arthur DeHaan

Gerrit Faber

Nicholas Stavinga

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