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William Dijkstra

William Dijkstra

Fred Polkinghorn (View posts)
Posted: 13 May 2002 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dijkstra
Looking for information on William Dijkstra or Dykstra who was born around 1841. He married Menke Vander Weide and had 8 children including Jacob, John, Bertha, Bert, Peter, Jessie, Mary and William II. William Dijkstra immigrated to western Michigan (U.S.). William died in 1935. Decendents believed to live in Grand Rapids, MI area.

Re: William Dijkstra

Posted: 5 May 2003 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 May 2003 8:43PM GMT
Would like to obtain any additional info you might have on William Dykstra. Could be my grandfather. His name was William Hiram Dykstra, I believe from Grand Rapids. Married Alice Postema also of Grand Rapids, but could have been married in Celeryville, OH. William was born 8/24/1870 in Grand Haven. Any connection?
Thanks

Re: William Dijkstra

Fred (View posts)
Posted: 5 May 2003 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Pam;
The William Dykstra I am researching was born on 6 April 1841 in Oostdongeradeel(Friesland). He married Menke van der Weilde on 18 March 1874 in Oostdongeradeel. He and his wife emigrated to the U.S one month later and lived in Grand Rapids, MI where they had 8 children. William had 7 older brothers and sisters named Egbert, Tjetske, Romke, Gerben, Jan Grietje, and Hittje. I have not researched any of these siblings so I don't know whether any of them came to the U.S. The birth date of your William Dykstra is in the right time frame to be a nephew of the William in my family.
If I can be of any futher help, please contact me.
Fred
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