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Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Rob Agterhof (View posts)
Posted: 15 Mar 2002 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Agterhof and Achterhof
The name Agterhof / Achterhof is found in Leens Groningen and dates back to about 1780. In case you have information about people with the name Agterhof and / or Achterhof or about the place Leens before 1800 than I would appreciate you'll let me know.

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 4:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Achterhof,Jans, Thomas, Luitjens,Weits,
Hello, Rob! You probably don't recall when I contacted you a few years ago about the Achterhof name. However, I came across your request for more info about the Achterhofs from the 1700's. My own research has followed Luitje Achterhof (my husband's great-grandfather)and his family back to 1700 (in Leens). Our family goes through the following couples: Hendrik Jakobs Achterhof and Greitje Hendriks Weits, Jakob Jans Achterhof and Andrieske Luitjens, Jan Jacobs Achterhof (b.4-7-48) and Hendrikje Thomas, Jacobs Jans Achterhof and Geertje Jans, and finally, Jan Achterhof (b.1700). Do you have common links with ours? For the most part, our family remained in Ulrum, although the earlier members lived in Leens. We will be visiting Groningen next September. I may be contacted at either crachterhof@rvtc.net or caroleac@hughes.net. Hope to hear from you!Carole A.

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 6 Oct 2011 5:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello-
I may have a link to your family tree.
Egbert Ronda (b. about 1840) from the Netherlands, married a Minnie (Jakomina?) Achterhof, born within a few years of 1840.
According to Mary Achterhof, this "Minnie" may be Jakomina, a daughter of Hendrik Jakobs Achterhof and Greitje Hendriks Weits?
Do you have record of any of this?

Steven Ronda
smronda@msn.com

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 9:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Achterhof / Mennes
Hallo,

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

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 4:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not sure you have found the information you were seeking. I am trying to find information out regarding the Datema name Helen (Datema) Mennes is a daughter of Lucas or Lukas Datema, who is my Great Great Grandfather. She was married to a John Mennes. I have a newpaper clipping of John's Obituary. He died April 29, 1979, born January 21, 1881 in the Netherlands. He was formerly from Vicksburg, Michigan. Had son's by the names of Albert, Luke, Garrett and daughters by the name of Grace and Emma. Hope this helps.

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 9:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hallo rwarne63,

I haven't yet found what I'm looking for, but you may be able to help me with this as living in US and maybe able to look into data and registrations I can not.
First let me help you with your Dutch history.
Helen Datema was born as Hiltje Datema at the village of Ezinge, Aduard on 05-07-1878. She was a daughter of Lucas / Lukas Datema (1843-1908) and Grietje Drent(h)je (1850-19..). They married at Ezinge, Aduard 09-07-1874. Lucas Datema was the son of Gerrit Pieters Datema and Janke Harms Sijtzema. Grietje Drentje was a daughter of Jakob Jakobs Drentje and Hiltje Gerrits Sasveld.
I found several children Datema. Janke (f) 1876-1939 married twice, Hiltje 1878-1948, Jakob 1881-19.. married 1906 Marigje Alijda van Bottenburg, Gerrit 1883-1901, Pieter (m) 1886-1887, Pieterke (f) 1888-19.., Aaltje (f) 1891- ....
Are you related to Jakob ??

Hiltje Datema must have known Jan (John) Mennes already in The Netherlands, because she came to Jan Mennes in Kalamazoo early 1908 and they married 03-06-1908 (june third - I use European notation - pretty confusing).
Daughter Grace was born 1909, no further information on her.
Son Albert was born 07-09-1910, married Evelyn June Nash (1916-1988). Their son Albert W. was born 18-10-1937 and died (62) Vicksburg 08-03-1999. Children ??
Son Lucas or Luke was born 14-06-1912 and died (87) Schoolcraft Kalamazoo 15-04-1999. Children ??
Daughter Emma was born 1915 ?? No further info on her.
Son Garrett was born 04-03-1916 and died (58) sept. 1974. He married Helen ..... (1914-?). They had a daughter Gertrude 1938 ??
And there was a stillborn daughter Ida 15-05-1920.

Maybe you could help to get me in an email contact with any (grand)grandchildren of John Mennes and Helen Datema; I don't have the means to find any.

Thank you,
Ton Aarts
Roosendaak The Netherlands

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 9:23AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Could you please sent me a pdf-scan of the newspaper clipping of John's Obituary ? Thank you.
Ton Aarts

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 4:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Please send me your email address so that I may forward my newspaper clippings and also my contact info for Gertrude.

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 10:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: datema
my email address : famaaarts@ziggo.nl
Thank you for sending any info about the Mennes family.


Jacob Datema 1881-1966 was a son of Lucas Datema (Niehove 29-08-1843 / Musselkanaal 05-12-1908) who was a son of Gerrit Pieters Datema (1807-1849) and Janke Harms Sijtzema who was a son of Pieter Gerrits Datema (17.. - 1833 (66) ) and Aaltje Klaassens.

Re: Genealogy of Agterhof / Achterhof family

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 6:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Scott Springer . John Mennes was My Great Grand father,Garrett Mennes was My Grand dad,whom married Helen ?. Albert was My Uncle-never met Luke , Garrett Mennes had a daughter named Gertrude Mennes,whom married Keith Springer in Vicksburg Michigan . Whom had two sons Brian and myself Scott .
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