Dina (Dena, Diena) Jansen

Born: BET 16 MAY 1825 AND 24 MAY 1825 in Itterbeck, Bentheim, Hanover province, Germany

Died: 30 APR 1897 in Graafschap, Michigan

Parents:
Jan Jansen
Janna (Jenne) Engbers (Egbers)

Marriage:
Jan (John) Hendrik (Hindrik) Rotman (Rottman)
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.

Dina might be buried in an unmarked grave next to Jan Hendrick in Graafschap Cemetery.

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Dina (Dena, Diena) Jansen
(<1825-1897)

 

Jan Jansen
(<1795-1855)

 

Hermannus (Hermanus, Harmen) Jansen
(1747-<1810)

 

Jan (Jansen) Broer
(1713-<1813)

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Jenneken (Jennigjen) Jansen
(c1714-<1813)

 
   

Gerhardina (Gerhardijna, Gerritdina) Zwiers Wijchers (Wichers, Wicherts)
(1773-1812)

 

Wicher (Wieger, Wijcher, Wijger) Gerritsen (Gerretz, Gerrits, Gerritz) Keep
(<1740-1822)

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Geertjen (Geertje) Alberts (Albers) Hartog (Hartogh, Hertogh)
(1740-<1816)

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Janna (Jenne) Engbers (Egbers)
(1796-<1835)

 

Albert Engbers
(1758-1815)

 

Jan Engbers
(c1720-1779)

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Enne Hinderink
(-1795)

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Geerdjen (Geerdje) Hofman
(c1768-1797)

 

Albert (Geerts) Hofman
(->1780)

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Jude (Judith) Lucassen
(c1722-?)