Polkton Reformed Church Early History
(Later known as Coopersville Reformed Church)

MEMBERSHIP                    MARRIAGES

 

Polkton Township was not one of the earliest Dutch settlements. They did not arrive there until 1849. Some passengers on the Grand River were the first to arrive in 1849. Some of those families were Wubbenius and Fenne Horlings and Freerk and Martha Witcop.

In 1850 Wubbenius Horlings was killed while felling a tree. There were no men in the area to lead a religious burial service so Martha Witkop did it. For a time she visited the local families on Sundays and read the Bible. A great need was felt for an ordained pastor.

In 1853 Lucas Elbers wrote in De Hollander about the need for a spiritual leader. Rev. Vander Meulen of Zeeland came shortly afterward and helped organize the church.

Lucas Elders was elected Elder and Jan Snoek the Deacon with a membership of 21 souls. The church grew quickly and a log building was erected at Four Corners in Section 35 near the Grand River. There was a good deal of disagreements in the Reformed church. In 1857, the secession to the CRC church happened but the church in Polkton did not last long.

The Polkton church continued to have difficulties and about 1880 lost about of it s members primarily to the new Lamont CRC. The church decided to move from the Four Corners to the village of Coopersville and became known as the Coopersville Reformed Church. At this time there was a large debate within the churches regarding membership in the Masonic Lodge and churches made their own decision as to whether a person could belong to the Masons and be a member of that particular church.

Some of the dissidents were those active in organizing the Lamont and Eastmanville Christian Reformed churches.

At this time there was a growth in population of those seeking to purchase farmland as the original colony at Holland no longer had land available so the churches at Lamont and Eastmanville grew quickly.


POLKTON REFORMED CHURCH MEMBERSHIP LIST, 1854 - 1883

FULL NAME

AARINK, FENNE AND BEREND LUBBEN

BAKKER, ANTJE

BAKKER, AREND

BARENSEN, WILLEMINA

BARENSEN, LAMBERTUS

BIJLSMA, PIETER AND JETSKE

BOLHUIS, SIEVERT AND GIJSBERTJE VAN AALSBERG

BORGMAN, GRIETJE

BOSMAN, ALBERT AND JOHANNA GRAFTHUIS

BRILL, MRS. JAN (SUSANN DE KAM)

BUSMAN, HENDRIK AND HARMTJE KOOP

BUURMAN, HENDRIK

BUURMAN, MRS. H.

BUURMAN, ANDRIES AND MARIA DOURLIJN

BUURSMA, A.

BUURSMA, DR, A,

COOK, STEFANUS AND GRIETJE WESSELIUS

COOK, ESTHER MARIA AND JAN MULDER

COOK, ARIE AND ADELEIDA WOLCOTT

DOURLIJN, MARIA AND ANDRIES BUURMAN

DOURLIJN, A. AND MARIA REGINA LOUIS

DOURLIJN, ABRAHAM

ELBERS, LUCAS AND AALTJE VREDEVELD

EMMANS, JACOB AND FENNE VINKEMULDER

GEITENBEEK, JACOB AND JANTJE VAN NETTE

GRAFTHUIS, JOHANNA AND ALBERT BOSMAN

HAAN, PIETER AND MRS.

HARMSEN, HENDRI,K AND WIFE

HOFMEIJER, MRS.

HOFMEIJER, MINA AND HARM RENKERS (RANKENS)

HUISMAN, MARTJE AND GEERT LUDOLPHY

KLOOSTERHUIS, KLAAS AND LAMMETJE VREDEVELD

KOK, H.

KOOIJMAN, AART

KOOIMAN, WILLEM

KOOP, HARMTJE AND HENDRIK BUSMAN

LAGERWAY, JAN AND CORNELIA VANDER MEIDEN

LANDMAN, HENDRIKA AND ROELF VAN NET

LAUG, HARM AND HENDRIKJE KOOP

LEEUW, CORNELIA AND BARTEL VAN DONGE

LOUIS, MARIA REGINA AND A. DOURLIJN

LUBBEN, BAREND AND FENNE AARINK

LUBBEN, HENDRIK AND HENDRIKA SOERHOEF

LUDOLPHY, GEERT AND MARTJE HUISMAN

LUDOLPHY, LIENTJE AND ENGELBERT VAN AALSBURG

MEERMAN, ----

MEYER, TRYNTJE AND JOHANNES HOVING

MOSTERDIJK, JAN WILLEM

MOSTERDYK, DIRK

MULDER, JAN

MULDER, JACOBUS

MULDER, JACOBUS

MULDER, MARTHA AND FREDERIK WITCOP

OVING, JOHNNES AND TRYNTJE MEYER

PESSINK, JAN

PRANGE, MR.

RENKERS, HARM AND MINA HOFMEIJER

RENKERS, GEERT AND CORNELIA WITCOP

RENKERS, JAN AND JACOBA WITCOP

RIKKERS, HERMAN AND MAATJE

ROOS, JACOB

ROOS, MRS. JANE

SCHIPPERS, GERRIT AND MRS.

SCHREUDER, HILBERT AND ANTJE VAN DONGE

SMIDT, ----

SOERHOEF, HENDRIKA AND HENDRIK LUBBEN

VAN AALSBERG, DIRK

VAN DONGE, DANIEL

VAN OOSTEN, H. AND WIFE

VAN DONGE, ANTJE AND HILBERT SCHREUDER

VAN DER CINGEL, CORNELIUS AND EVERSE

VAN AALSBERG, JOHANNES AND CATHARINA WITCOP

VAN DONGE, BARTEL AND CORNELIA LEEUW

VAN AALSBERG, ARRT AND HIS WIFE

VAN AALSBERG, ENGEL AND LIENTJE LUDOLPHY

VAN DEN BERGE, MRS. JANNETE

VAN NET, ART

VAN AALSBURG, ELIZABETH

VAN AALSBURG, GIJSBERTJE AND SIEVERT BOLHUIS

VAN DER WAL, CATHARINA (MOTHER OF PIETER VAN DER CINGEL

VAN DER CINGEL, PIETER AND ELIZABETH ??

VAN'T NET, ROELF AND HENDRIKA LANDMAN

VAN'T NET, JANTJE AND JACOB GEITENBEEK

VANDER MEIDEN, CORNELIA AND JAN LAGERWAY

VINKEMULDER, FENNE AND JACOB EMMANS

VREDEVELD, LAMMETJE AND KLAAS KLOOSTERHUIS

VREDEVELD, AALTJE AND LUCAS ELBERS

WESSELIUS, GRIETJE AND STEFANUS COOK

WESTERLOO, MARTIN AND HENDRIKA

WITCOP, FREDERIK JACOB AND MARTHA MULDER

WITCOP, CORNELIA AND GEERT WITCOP

WITCOP, CATHARINA AND JOHANNES VAN AALSBERG

WITCOP, JACOBA AND JAN RENKERS

WOLCOTT, ADELEIDA AND ARIE COOK (KOK)

 

POLKTON REFORMED CHURCH MARRIAGES TO 1 AUGUST 1868

FULL NAME

PAGE

AARNINK, FENNE AND BEREND LUBBEN

6

BAKKER, ANTJE AND GERBRAND SLACHTER

10

BARENSEN, LAMBERTUS AND WILHELMINA

6

BEVERLANDER, MAARTJE AND HERMAN RIKE

7

BOEKHOUT, JANNA AND JAN SIETSMA

7

BOLHUIS, SIEVERT AND GYSBERTJE VAN AALSBURG

10

BOS, EBELTJE AND GEERTHOFMEIJER

8

BOS, IDA AND JAN ELTJE SIETSMA

8

BOS, PIETER AND GRIETJE HUT(T)

7

BOSINK, GEERT AND AALTJE VREDEVELD

6

BOSMA, ALBERT AND JOHANNA HENKEL

8

BRILL, JAN AND SUSANNA DE KAM

6

BUSMAN, HENDRIK AND HARMTJE KOOP

8

BUURMAN, HENDRIK AND SENA SOERHOF

7

COOK, ARIE AND HENDRIKA WALKOTTE

7

COOK, HESTER M. AND JAN MULDER

8

DE KAM, SUSANNA AND JAN BRILL

6

DE VRIES, EVERT AND ANNA CAROLINA RINCE (RENCO)

9

DOORLIN, MARIA AND ANDRIES BUURMAN

7

ELBERS, LUCAS AND AALTJE VREDEVELD

6

ELGERSMA, EELTJE AND ANTJE WERKMAN

7

EMANS, GERRIT AND WIDOW, HIELKJE RYPSTRA

0

EMMANS, AND FENNA FREDRIKE VINKEMULDER

9

EVERSE, DINA AND CORNELIUS VAN DER CINDEL

8

FIERWEDA, HENRIETTA AND FREDERIK VLEUGEL

8

GIETEBEEK, JACOB AND JANNETJE VAN NET

6

GILJAM (GLERUM?), ADRIANA AND JACOB WITCOP

10

GULKER, BEREND (GAALKEN) AND HENDRIKJE SOERHOFS

6

HAAN, PETRUS AND CATHARINA RENKES

5

HARMSEN, HENDRIK AND JANNA HOLTKAMP

7

HENKEL, JOHANNA AND ALBERT BOSMAN

8

HOFMEIJER MINA AND RENKES HARM

7

HOFMEIJER, GEERT AND EBELTJE BOS

8

HOLTKAMP, JANNA AND HENDRIK HARMSEN

7

HUISMAN, GEERTRUDA AND BOELEN TER HORST

8

HUISMAN, WENNANDE L. AND N. J. PASSINK

0

HUTT, GRIETJE AND PIETER BOS

7

KLOOSTERHUIS, KLAAS AND LAMMIGJE VREDEVELD

8

KOOIMAN, PETER AND ANNA M. PESSINK

8

KOOIMAN, PIETER AND HENDRIKA KOTMAN

8

KOOIMAN, WILLEM AND ADRIANNA TAKKEN

9

KOOP, HARMTJE AND HENDRIK BUSMAN

6

KOOP, HENDRIKJE AND HARM LAUG

6

KOTMAN, HENDRIKA AND PIETER KOOIMAN

8

KUIN, ALBERTJE AND JACOB SIETSMA

6

LAGERWAY, JAN AND CORNELIA VANDER MADE

7

LANDMAN, HENDRIKA AND ROELOF VANT NET (NETT)

9

LAUG, HARM AND HENDRIKJE KOOP

6

LEUZENKAMP, HENDRIKA AND MATTHEUS WESTERLOO

7

LOBECK, BERENDINA AND DREEIWES VANDER LAAN

9

LUBBEN, BEREND AND FENNE AARNINK

6

LUBBEN, HENDRIK AND HENDRIKJE SOERHOFS

6

MEERMAN, JAN AND ADRIANA BAAIJ

6

MULDER, JAN AND HESTER COOK

8

MULDER, MARTHA AND FREDERIK WITCOP

8

PASSINK, N. J. AND WENNANDE HUISMAN

9

PELL, HERMAN AND GRIETJE WESTERHOF

9

PESSINK, ANNA J. AND PETER KOOIMAN

8

POST, FROUKE AND AREND VANDER PLOEG

8

POST, PIETER AND AAFKE VAN DER MEIDEN

10

POSTMA, RENA P. AND PIETER RIPSTRA

7

PRANGER, GERRIT AND CHRISTINA CATHERINA VAN NETT

7

REKNES, JAN AND JACOBA WITCOP

5

RENKES, CATHARINA AND PETRUS HAAN

5

RENKES, GEERT AND CORENLIA WITCOP

5

RENKES, HARM AND MINA HOFMEIJER

7

RIKE, HERMAN AND MAARTJE BEVERLANDER

7

RINCE, ANNA CAROLINA AND EVERT DE VRIES

9

RIPSTRA, HENDRIK AND TRYNTJE SCHIELSTRA (SIELSTRA)

9

RIPSTRA, PIETER AND RENA P. POSTMA

7

RYPSTRA, HIELKJE AND GERRIT EMANS

10

SCHIELSTRA, TRYNTJE AND HENDRIK RIPSTRA

9

SCHREUDER, HILVERT AND ANNA VAN DONGEN

9

SIETSMA, HILKTJE AND JOHANNES TERPSTRA

9

SIETSMA, JACOB AND ALBERTJE KUIN (?(

6

SIETSMA, JAN AND JANNA BOEKHOUT

7

SIETSMA, JAN ELTJE AND IDA BOS

8

SLACHTER, GERBRAND AND ANTJE BAKKER

10

SLERHOF, SENA AND HENDRIK BUURMAN

7

SOERHOFS, HENDRIKJE AND BEREND GULKER (GAALKEN)

6

STEENDAM, EVERTJE AND MENNE WERKMAN

9

TAKKEN, ADRIANA AND WILLEM KOOIMAN

8

TER HORST, BOELEN AND GEERTRUIDA HUISMAN

8

TERPSTRA, JOHANNES AND HILKTJE SIETSMA

9

VAN AALSBERG, GYSBERTJE AND SIEVERT BOLHUIS

10

VAN AALSBURG, DIRK AND ELIZABETH WOLT

8

VAN AALSBURG, JOHANNES AND CATHERINA WITCOP

5

VAN DE PANNE AND MAARTEN VAN DEN HOUTEN

10

VAN DEN HOUTEN, MARTEN AND SARA VAN DE PANNE

10

VAN DER CINGEL, CORNELIUS AND DINA EVERSE

8

VAN DER MEIDEN, AAFKE AND PIETER POST

10

VAN DONGEN, ANNA AND HILVERT SCHREUDER

9

VAN NETT, (VAN'T NET) ROELOF AND HENDRIKA LANDMAN

9

VAN NETT, AALTJE AND PETER WOLT

9

VAN NETT, CATHERINE MOGES AND GERRIT PRANGER

7

VAN NETT, JANNETJE AND JACOB GIETEBEEK

6

VANDER LAAN, DREEIWES AND BERENDINA LOBECK

9

VANDER MADE (MEIDE), CORNELIA AND JAN LAGERWAY

7

VANDER PLOEG, AREND BENIS AND FROUKE POST

7

VINKEMULDER, FENNA FREDERIKA

9

VLEUGEL?, FREDERIK AND HENRIETTA FIERWERD

VREDEVELD, AALTJE AND LUCAS ELBERS

6

VREDEVELD, LAMMETJE AND KLASS KLOOSTERHUIS

8

VREDEVELT, AALTJE AND GEERT BOSINK

6

WALKOTTE, HENDRIKA AND ARIE COOK

7

WERKMAN, ANTJE AND EELTJE ELGERSMA

7

WERKMAN, MENNE AND EVERTJE STEENDAM

9

WESTERHOF, GRIETJE AND HERMAN PELL

9

WESTERLOO, MATTHEUS AND HENDRIKA LEUZENKAMP

7

WITCOP, CATHERINA AND JOHANNES VAN AALSBERG

5

WITCOP, CORNELIA AND GEERT RENKES

5

WITCOP, FREDERIK AND MARTHA MULDER

8

WITCOP, JACOBA AND JAN RENKES

5

WITKOP, JAKOB AND ADRIANA GILJAM (GLERUM?)

10

WOLT, ELIZABETH AND DIRK VAN AALSBURG

8

WOLT, PETER AND AALTJE VAN NETT

9


 


Transcriber: ES
Created: 18 April 2013
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