Dirkje (Derkje) van Putten

Born: 1 SEP 1829 in Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Died: 1 DEC 1904 in near Zeeland, Michigan

Parents:
Tijmen Jannesz van Putten
Maria Jans Bast (Basz)

Marriage:
Hendrik Pul
26 OCT 1860 in Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Children:    
Aalt Pul    
Mary (Maria) Pul    
Jane Pul    
Tim (Tijmen) Pul    

Hendrik and Dirkje and ten children emigrated in 1868. Seven of the children died on the boat, possibly from a disease epidemic, and an eighth child died upon arrival of an "open back" (possibly tuberculosis or spina bifida), leaving only Mary and Tim alive.

The family settled south of Zeeland, MI, owning 15 acres in 1876. By 1880, the farm consisted of 40 acres (valued at about $1500, plus $200 of livestock), including 1 horse, 3 cows, 3 calves, 3 pigs, and 40 hens. They grew wheat, corn, and potatoes. The farm grew to a scattered 58 acres by 1897 (map of farm).

Dirkje is buried in New Groningen Cemetery (Sect B, B18 L4) in Holland, MI.

 

Dirkje (Derkje) van Putten
(1829-1904)

 

Tijmen Jannesz van Putten
(1794-1830)

 

Jannes Tijmens (Timens) van Putten
(1751->1825)

 

Tijmen (Timen) Jansz van Putten
(1722-<1758)

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Janna Egberts (Eibers) Vijth (van Zuuk) (Willem)
(1727-?)

 
   

Gerrigje (Gergjen, Gerritje) Hermens (Harms, Harmsen, Heimens)
(1760-1810)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Maria Jans Bast (Basz)
(<1796-1862)

 

Jan Bast (Basz)
(1775-1860)

 

Hendrik Cornelissen Bast
(1743-1793)

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Maria van de Glind
(1750->1818)

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Dirkje Gerrits
(1772-1816)

 

Gerrit Janse (Jansen)
 

 
   

Hendrikje Aarts