Jan (John) Tukker (Tucker, Tukkers)

Born: 24 AUG 1836 in Haar or Brandlecht, Bentheim, Hanover province, Germany

Died: 5 NOV 1923 in East Saugatuck, Michigan

Christened: 4 SEP 1836 in Nordhorn, Bentheim, Hanover province, Germany

Parents:
Jan Harm Tukkers (Tukker, Tucker)
Telle (Tilla, Tella) Lögten (Lugten)

Marriage:
Theodora (Ida) L. Jeurink (Jarink, Jurrink)
18 NOV 1867

Children:    
Gertie (Harkia) Tukker (Tucker)    
Jan Harm (John) Tukker (Tucker)    
Truida (Trinda) Tukker (Tucker)    
Benjamin Tukker (Tucker)    
Benjamin Tukker (Tucker)    
Herman Tukker (Tucker)    
Hannah Tukker (Tucker)    
Gerrit Tukker (Tucker)    

Jan and Theodora departed from Bremen on a ship named Bremen, arriving in New York on 7 May 1866, and settled southeast of Graafschap, MI. By 1873 their farm consisted of 140 acres worth about $1,200 (map of farm). Her brother Henry also worked on the farm.

In 1880, the Tukker farm (listed under two names, Jan Tukker and Jan H. Tukker), consisted of 180 acres worth $6000 and producing $1300 of goods per year (corn, oats, wheat, potatoes, and eggs). It was populated by 5 horses, 21 cattle, 4 sheep, 4 pigs, and 100 chickens. There was also an apple orchard.

By 1895, the farm grew to 220 acres, though by 1913 it had returned to 140 acres.

The Tukkers were a well-respected Christian family in the community, and the east-west road just north of their land came to be known as "Tucker Road." When older, the couple moved in with daughter Gertie in East Saugatuck, MI, where they both died.

Jan is buried in East Saugatuck Cemetery (L23 G2).

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Jan (John) Tukker (Tucker, Tukkers)
(1836-1923)

 

Jan Harm Tukkers (Tukker, Tucker)
(-1880)

 

Geerd Tükkers
(-1847)

 

Harm Tükkers
 

 
     
 
 
   

Gese Morsink (Morsing)
(-1794)

 

Gerrit Hagedoorn
 

 
   

Fenne Morsink
 

 
   

Telle (Tilla, Tella) Lögten (Lugten)
(1802-1837)

 

Jan Große Lögten
(-1833)

 

Jan Lögten
(c1733-?)

 
   

Swenne Hoff
(c1733-?)

 
   

Harmtjen Kleine Rammelkamp
 

 

Berend Rammelkamp
(c1733-?)

 
   

Telle Rigtering