Jan (John) Hendrik (Hindrik) Rotman (Rottman)

Born: 20 MAY 1814 in Hardingen, Bentheim, Hanover province, Germany

Died: 10 MAY 1881 in Graafschap, Michigan

Parents:
Lambert Rotman
Fenna (Fenne) Maatman

Marriage:
Dina (Dena, Diena) Jansen
21 JUL 1847 in Uelsen, Bentheim, Hanover province, Germany

Children:    
Jenna Rotman (Rottman)    
Fenna Rotman (Rottman)    
Jan (John) Rotman    
Elida (Leida) Rotman    
Johannes (John) Rotman    
Hendrik (Henry) Rotman    
Gezina Rotman    
Jacob Rotman    

After marrying, the couple embarked from Bremen on a three-month sea voyage aboard the ship Laura, arriving in New York on 5 October 1857 (passenger list).

They were one of the first settlers in the Holland, MI, area, where they bought 40 acres from the government at $3.75 an acre just south of Graafschap (map of farm). By 1873 their farm had grown to about 60 acres. IN 1880, they owned 80 acres worth $3500. The farm produced about $1000 of goods per year (including corn, oats, wheat, potatoes, and eggs) and was populated by three horses, 10 cattle, 8 pigs, and 40 chickens. They also had an apple orchard, produced honey from bees, and produced a small amount of wine.

Jan Hendrick's cause of death is listed as "dropsy." He is buried in Graafschap Cemetery (Sect C, B58 G4).

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Jan (John) Hendrik (Hindrik) Rotman (Rottman)
(1814-1881)

 

Lambert Rotman
(c1778-1845)

 

Hindrik (Hendrik) Rotman
(1740-?)

 

Hindrik (Hendrik) Egberts Rotman
(1702-1789)

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Hendrikie (Hendrikje) Scholten
(-1792)

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Janna (Jenne) Vrielink
(1739-?)

 

Lambert Vrielink (Vrieling)
(c1705-?)

 
   

Jenne (Jenna) Hillerink (Hildering)
(<1708-?)

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Fenna (Fenne) Maatman
(c1772-1855)

 

Jan Scholten
(c1739-1810)

 

Lambert Scholten
(c1707-c1780)

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Fenna Harste
(c1707-c1780)

 
   

Janna (Jenna, Jenne) Maatman
(1743-?)

 

Jan Brookman
(c1717-?)

 
   

Gese Maatman
(c1711-?)

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