I have a Hama BUIKEMA who had brothers Cornelis, Drewes, John, and Ripke (or Gilbert, who stayed in the Netherlands). His parents were Berend and Dwertje BUIKEMA. They were all born in the Netherlands and are in the 1884/5 and 1894/5 census of Georgetown and Wyoming Twp. They were naturalized in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. Barend died befopre 1895 state census. Dwertje died before 1900 census.
There is a Cornelis BUIKEMA obit in the GR Press. OBITUARY: BUIKEMA-Cornelius BUIKEMA, aged 67, of Wyoming township, passed away Thursday night at Blodgett hospital. Surviving are the widow, Katie; two daughters, Mrs. Rennie DORNBUSH of Grand Rapids and Miss Kathryn BUIKEMA of Kalamazoo; two sons, Benjamin J. of Grand Rapids and Edward J. of Kalamazoo; three brothers, John of Grand Rapids, Riepke of The Netherlands, and Hemmo of Jenison; eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 1:15, private, at the residence and 2 o'clock at the Jenison Christian Reformed church. Interment in Grandville cemetery. The body reposes at the residence. Arrangements by Hildreth Funeral Home. (SOURCE>Grand Rapids Press, page 16, Saturday, 25 December 1937; and Friday, 24 December 1937, page 12) Hama is buried in Georgetown Cemetery. Drewes is also buried in Grandville City Cemetery.
There is a Kornelis BUIKEMA in the Ships Passenger lists, aged 28 who immigrated to Port uncertain, in 1880. I haven't sent for the record.
In another Ships Passenger record there is a Cornelis and an Anna BUIKEMA ages 42 and 41 listed as coming over in 1870.