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Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

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Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Achterhof / Mennes

I am married to Ingrid Mennes. Her father's grandfather was Pieter Mennes (1882-1911). His older brother was Jan Mennes (1881) who came to Kalamazoo Michigan in 1907 (John Mennes) and started a business in photo equipment I believe. He married the Dutch girl Hiltje (Helen) Datema (1878). She died 1948. They had possibly 5 or 6 children.
In 1951 John Mennes went back to The Netherlands / Groningen to visit family (also the only son of his brother Pieter) and married Johanna Achterhof, daughter of Siert Achterhof and Annegien Dijkstra.
Siert Achterhof was born Ulrum, 24-09-1868, Son of Johannes Achterhof and Lena Huizinga and died (81) Ulrum, 24-12-1949.
Johanna Achterhof (1901-1972) was the oldest daughter of John's older halfsister Annegien Dijkstra. John's and Pieter's mother was Emke Mennes and the father of her 5 ! children was NN, but I found out that it was Albert Dijkstra (1850-1907).
When John and his second wife Johanna went back to Kalamazoo in 1952 her younger brother Albert (1904) went along. I don't know about his life in Kalamazoo.
So, my wife is related to Johanna (and Albert) Achterhof through Johanna Achterhof and John Mennes.
John Mennes died (98) Vicksburg Kalamazoo 1979.

Ton Aarts
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rob Agterhof 15 Mar 2002 3:42PM GMT 
crachterhof 17 Oct 2009 4:16PM GMT 
smronda 6 Oct 2011 5:08AM GMT 
Ton Aarts 24 Jan 2013 9:51AM GMT 
rwarne63 16 Apr 2013 4:52PM GMT 
Ton Aarts 17 Apr 2013 9:12AM GMT 
Chris_Penning 1 Oct 2015 4:57AM GMT 
Ton Aarts 17 Apr 2013 9:23AM GMT 
rwarne63 24 Apr 2013 4:31PM GMT 
Ton Aarts 25 Apr 2013 10:28AM GMT 
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