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

Jan Jansen
Janna (Jenne) Engbers (Egbers)

Jan (John) Hendrik (Hindrik) Rotman (Rottman)
21 JUL 1847 in Uelsen, Bentheim, Hanover province, Germany

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.


Dina (Dena, Diena) Jansen


Jan Jansen


Hermannus (Hermanus, Harmen) Jansen


Jan (Jansen) Broer


Jenneken (Jennigjen) Jansen


Gerhardina (Gerhardijna, Gerritdina) Zwiers Wijchers (Wichers, Wicherts)


Wicher (Wieger, Wijcher, Wijger) Gerritsen (Gerretz, Gerrits, Gerritz) Keep


Geertjen (Geertje) Alberts (Albers) Hartog (Hartogh, Hertogh)


Janna (Jenne) Engbers (Egbers)


Albert Engbers


Jan Engbers


Enne Hinderink


Geerdjen (Geerdje) Hofman


Albert (Geerts) Hofman


Jude (Judith) Lucassen