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Posted: 27 Jan 2002 6:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Apr 2002 5:42AM GMT
Surnames: BUIKEMA
Barend and Dwertje BUIKEMA came to MI from the Netherlands. They were in the Michigan State 1884 census of Georgetown, Kent, MI. The sons were: Heme, John, Cornelius, Ripke or Gilbert (or a combination of the two names-he stayed in the Netherlands-but he is listed in the obits of his brothers), Drewes. The death records for Barend and Dwertje are in the County Clerk's Office, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. Barend died between 1884 - 1894 state censuses. Dwertje died between 1894 and 1900. Two of the brothers are buried in the Grandville City Cemetery, Kent, MI. Cornelius was one and I believe the other may have been John. Heme and his wife are buried in the Georgetown Twp. cemetery, Ottawa, MI. Heme's son Benjamin Buikema and his wife are also buried in the Georgetown cemetery.
Posted: 13 Jul 2002 12:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Nov 2002 5:49AM GMT
Hi how are you I was wondering about the Cornilius you talked about I think he may have been my great grandfather and was wondering if you knew anymore about him. If it is him then he would have been married to a Anna Kloosterman she was born in Michigan any info on her would be greatly appreciated. If you can get any info on Cornilius Buikema and Anna Kloosterman I would appreciate it thanx. Michelle

Re: Cornelis BUIKEMA

Posted: 13 Jul 2002 5:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
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.

Re: Cornelis BUIKEMA

Posted: 13 Jul 2002 7:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Nov 2002 5:49AM GMT
accually my greatgrandfather Cornilius Buikema died in a car accident with his third wife Ruth Buikema in the state of Kentucky. Don't really know when my greatgrandmother Anna died her maiden name was Kloosterman. I know they are buried in Michigan their bodies were flown back there. If you can find anything out about these people I would be greatful. Thanx for getting back to me so fast. Michelle
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