i am in america, where i was born and have learned all our history in about 2 months.
i am desperatly in seach of my europeanan heritage. please respond.
I have been in contact with your mother in the past 2 months. Haven't written lately though. I told her I would start sending some stuff to her house but I haven't been able to get anything out as yet. Please be patient, I will try to get something out soon. Rose
I recently found a connection to the Geurts family and wanted to see if there was any connection to yours....
This is what I have
Mary Sinave Born 03/04/1898 married John Geurts born 02/23/1899
They had 5 children
Margaret, Dora, Henry, Peter, Andrew
I also have spouse, children and Grandchildren of each of their children....
I'm looking for information regarding my great grandfather and his family. My G Grandfather's name was George Geurts. He was born in Little Chute, WI, on May 5, 1866. His parents were John Geurts and Agnes Van Abel, both were from Holland. George Married Mary Gloudemans, at St. John's Catholic Church, Little Chute, WI, on May 16, 1893. Mary was born on December 11, 1872, the daughter of Adrian Gloudemans and Johanna Van Roy. George and Mary had 6 children. Agnes, married to Tony Van Dyn Hoven. Martha, who died at the age of 21 yrs. John, who died at the age of 6 yrs. Johanna, who died infancy, Matthais, twice married to a Lillian Unger and a Mary (I don't have a last name) and Rose, married to Lester Van Dinter, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton, on July 16, 1934.
George and Mary had a farm near Kaukauna and retired to Appleton. They lived across from St. Mary's Church on 7th Street. Mary Gloudemans Geurts died on September 4, 1933.
George Geurts died on June 27, 1938.
I'm looking for the descendants of John Geurts and Agnes Van Abel. I've heard that George had relatives in Brown County, WI as well as Minnesota.
Any information regarding the Geurts Family or Van Abel Family would be greatly appreciated. I would love to hear from you!
Thank you!! TK
Our First known Geurts is John Geurts born Feb 23 1899 Died March 28 1986 Married to Mary Sinave, they had 5 children
1. Margaret who married Mauric Locy
2. Dora Antonetta who married Kenneth Leroy Vaske
3. Henry Cyriel who married Irene Janiszeski
4. Peter Paul who married Elanor Kapolczynski
5. Andrew Arnold who married Marchia Ann Wambeke
Grandchildren who had the last name of Geurts are
Hope this helps, if you find any connections please let me know, I have allt he birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, children, and if so grandchildren of all of these people..
Since the time of my original post - I've learned a bit more. We now know that John Geurts, was born in 1817, in Holland. He married Agnes Van Abel. They had 4 sons (according to the Kaukauna Sun's reporting of of John's death) Peter, George (My ggrandfather) John and Henry. John Died at the Home of his son George on Oct 2, 1899, at the Age of 82 yrs.
Was your John Geurts from the Fox Valley Area
(Wisconsin)? If so - I'm guessing your John was a grandson to my gggrandfather John. If I find out anymore I will certainly pass it to you - if you are interested? Thank you for your reply and the sharing of your information - Hopefully, we can make a connection soon!! Thanks again, TK
I have no idea where he was from, but the Sinave family was from Lyon County Minnisota and that is where they lived and most of their children still live today.
I will continue searching, and iF I find out anything I'll let you know, I hope you will do the same.
My grandma always said we had "Geurts" Relatives who lived in Minnesota!! I will keep searching - we still may be related! Boy, I wish I had the presence of mind to ask her more questions when she was living! We talked all the time! Oh well, the search goes on!! I will be in touch!! Thanks, TK
I understand what you mean, If I knew when I was little sitting on my Grandpa's lap what I would be doing now, i would have asked him many more questions then I did....