Descendants of Jan Andries de Vree

NOTE: Further information on later generations may be found in the History Room of the
Gary Byker Memorial Library, Hudsonville, MI.

Generation No. 1

1. JAN ANDRIES1 DE VREE was born 1750 in Netherlands, and died 15 Apr 1828 in Netherlands. He married FOLKERTJE FOLKERS. She was born 01 Dec 1782 in Netherlands, and died 1834 in Netherlands.

Children of JAN DE VREE and FOLKERTJE FOLKERS are:

i. HELTJE2 DE VREE, b. 1785, Netherlands.

ii. FOLKERT DE VREE, b. 1793, Netherlands.

2. iii. KLAAS JANS* DE VREE, b. 06 Aug 1794, Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 30 Jul 1873, Old Vriesland Cem., Zeeland Tp., Ottawa Co., MI.

3. iv. ANDRIES JANS DE VREE, b. 08 Jan 1802, Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands.

 

Generation No. 2

2. KLAAS JANS*2 DE VREE (JAN ANDRIES1) was born 06 Aug 1794 in Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands, and died 30 Jul 1873 in Old Vriesland Cem., Zeeland Tp., Ottawa Co., MI. He married (1) TRIJNTJE DOUWES DE JONG 17 Jun 1818 in Barradeel, Netherlands, daughter of DOUWE DE JONG and LUITSKE JOLKES. She was born 03 Apr 1796 in Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands, and died 17 Jul 1830 in Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. He married (2) JELTJE* ANNES YPMA 09 May 1834 in Barradeel, Netherlands, daughter of ANNE YPMA and JELTJE SNEL. She was born 29 Oct 1814 in Minnertsga, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands, and died Mar 1859 in Michigan.

Notes for KLAAS JANS* DE VREE:

In October, 1846, Klaas left Sexbierum with his wife and seven children by cart for Harlingen. From there they set sail over the Zuider Zee to Rottersam. They wanted to go on the first ship with Dominie A. C. Van Raalte but there was no room.

Before they could set sail, each family had to provide all food for the journey, except water.

They set sail 19 October 1846 in the SS Isabella for New York. Violent stormes tossed the ship on the first part of the journey. The captain even nailed the holds shut at one point so no one could be tossed out. They arrived in New York 23 December 1846. The children thought that America was white, not realizing that is was snow.

Klaas sought out Dominie Thomas deWitt who gave him a letter of recommendation to Dominie Isaac Wyckoff in Albany, NY. To reach Albany, they sailed up the Hudson river until the steamboat was frozen in the ice. They boarded the recently completed railroad train for Albany. When arriving in Albany, they discovered that the ferry boat was also frozen in the ice, so they walked across the frozen river to reach their destination. It was no 24 December 1846, Christmas Eve. They spent the night in a packhouse.

Dominie Wyckoff helped Klaas and a son find work and a place to live. Here they stayed for 15 months. There was no church which spoke in Dutch, but they went anyway, comforted by the sanctuary. During that year they had measles, scarlte fever and chicken pox, but no one died.

Early in 1848, the family left for Michigan. They travelled to Troy from Albany, then by canal boat to Buffalo. Here they boarded a boat that took them through the Great Lakes to Grand Haven, Michigan. They came up the Grand River as fas as Grandville.

Now they walked overland through dense forest towards their land in section 22 of Zeeland Township, Ottawa County.It was a fiften mile trip, but tooke them two days. When they arrived, they stayed in the 13' by 16' home of their uncle, Dominie Marten A. Ypma until their own shanty was built.

The deVree family attended the Vriesland Reformed Church on Byron Road, west of 64th Avenue.

Klaas and Janse had 3 more children before she died in `858. She is buried in the Pioneer Plot of the Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Holland, Michigan. Klaas died in 1873 and is buried in the old burying ground of Gordon Street in Zeeland Township near the northwest corner of this cemetery.

Most of the rest of the deVree family has stayed in the Zeeland Township area

More About KLAAS JANS* DE VREE:

Baptism: 31 Aug 1794, Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands

Burial: 1873, Old Vriesland Cemetery, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI

Immigration: 1846, United States

Children of KLAAS DE VREE and TRIJNTJE DE JONG are:

i. VOLKERTJE KLASES3 DE VREE, b. 23 Jan 1819, Netherlands; d. 22 Apr 1841, Netherlands; m. FEDDE HARTMANS TALSMA, 09 May 1840, Barradeel, Netherlands; b. 1819, Wonende, Welsryp, Netherlands.

4. ii. LUURTJE DE VREE, b. 31 Mar 1824, Netherlands.; d.   ; m. 2850 Jan Van Dyk, Holland, Ottawa Co., MI

iii. JANTJE DE VREE, b. 18 Nov 1826, Netherlands; d. 21 Aug 1830, Netherlands.

5. iv. DOUWE "DAVID" DE VREE, b. 19 Jan 1828, Netherlands; d. 29 Dec 1902, Georgetown, Ottawa, MI; Bur-Grandville Cem.. m. Yacomina Van Den Hoek, 15 Dec 1850, Michigan; m 2nd - Janna Steketee, 8 May 1857, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI, dau. John Steketee & Mary Frientje

; v. HILTJE DE VREE, b. 20 Nov 1828, Netherlands; d. 18 Feb 1829, Netherlands.

Children of KLAAS DE VREE and JELTJE* YPMA are:

6. vi. JELTJE3 DE VREE, b. 23 Aug 1835, Netherlands; d. 21 Jan 1873, Old Vriesland Cemetery, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI.

7. vii. JANTJE DE VREE, b. 27 Mar 1837, Netherlands.

8. viii. ANNE DE VREE, b. 27 Oct 1839, Netherlands; d. 11 Nov 1912, New Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI.

9. ix. FOLKERTJE "VALENA" "KATIE" DE VREE, b. 25 Oct 1842, Sexbierum, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 21 Feb 1924, Plainfield, Kent, MI; Washington Pk Cem..

10. x. JAN* DE VREE, b. 23 Nov 1844, Sexberium, Friesland, Netherlands; d. 14 Jan 1921, Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

11. xi. MARTEN DE VREE, b. 1848, Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; d. 16 Nov 1921, Wayland, Allegan, MI; Georgetown Cem..

12. xii. ANDRIES DE VREE, b. 1852, Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa MI.

xiii. ANNEGJE DE VREE, b. Bet. 1853 - 1856, Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; d. Aug 1856, Pilgrim Home Cem., Holland, MI.

More About ANNEGJE DE VREE:

Baptism: 12 Mar 1855, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

Burial: 16 Aug 1856

xiv. HILTJE DE VREE, b. 01 May 1857, Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI; m. BEREND LA HUIS, 23 Nov 1881, Ottawa Co., MI; b. 1856, Holland, Ottawa, MI.

More About HILTJE DE VREE:

Baptism: 22 May 1857, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

 

3. ANDRIES JANS2 DE VREE (JAN ANDRIES1) was born 08 Jan 1802 in Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. He married MARYKE JACOBS HERREMA 06 May 1825 in Barradeel, Netherlands, daughter of JACOB HERRMA and GRIETJE HARKEMA. She was born 1798 in Oosterbienum, Friesland, Netherlands, and died 16 Dec 1863 in Netherlands.

Children of ANDRIES DE VREE and MARYKE HERREMA are:

i. JAKOB3 DE VREE, b. 23 Sep 1825, Netherlands; d. 31 Oct 1825, Netherlands.

ii. JAN DE VREE, b. 23 Sep 1825, Netherlands; d. 29 Sep 1825, Netherlands.

iii. FOLKERTJE DE VREE, b. 24 Jan 1827, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands.

iv. GRIETJE ANDRIES DE VREE, b. 16 May 1830, Sexbierum, Barradeel, Friesland, Netherlands; m. JACOB PIETERS VELLINGA, 14 May 1853, Barradeel, Netherlands.

 

Generation No. 3

4. LUURTJE3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 31 Mar 1824 in Netherlands. She married JAN VAN DYK 1850 in Holland, Ottawa, MI. He was born 03 Feb 1824 in Netherlands.

More About LUURTJE DE VREE:

Immigration: 1846, From Netherlands to Michigan

Children of LUURTJE DE VREE and JAN VAN DYK are:

i. ELIZABETH4 VAN DYK, b. 11 Oct 1852.

ii. NIKOLAAS VAN DYK, b. 31 Dec 1854.

iii. GERRIT VAN DYK, b. 08 Mar 1857; d. Bef. 1864.

iv. TRYNTJE VAN DYK, b. 08 Mar 1859.

v. CATHARINA VAN DYK, b. 09 Jul 1861.

vi. GERRIT VAN DYK, b. 18 Jan 1864.

vii. ANNA VAN DYK, b. 18 Jan 1864.

viii. DAVID VAN DYK, b. 09 Apr 1869.

 

Douwe "David" de Vree
Civil War Veteran
Co. B, 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics

5. DOUWE "DAVID"3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 19 Jan 1828 in Netherlands, and died 29 Dec 1902 in Georgetown, Ottawa, MI; Bur-Grandville Cem.. He married (2) YACOMINA VAN DEN HOEK 15 Dec 1850. She was born 1830 in Netherlands, and died 10 Apr 1855 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. He married (4) JANNA STEKETEE 08 May 1857 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. She was born 06 May 1838 in Borssele, Netherlands, and died 06 Apr 1920 in Grandville Cem., Kent, MI.

Notes for DOUWE "DAVID" DE VREE:

Civil War - David DeVree - enlisted 18 Aug 1862 - Co. B, 1st Regt Michigan Engineers & Meachanics

Discharged at Washington, D. C. - 6 Jun 1865 (diarrhea and rheumatism)

Pentsion # 554397

More About DOUWE "DAVID" DE VREE:

Burial: 31 Dec 1902, Wyoming Cemeter, Grandville, Kent, MI

Children of DOUWE DE VREE and YACOMINA DEN HOEK are:

13. i. FRANCIS4 DE VREE, b. 18 Oct 1850, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

ii. SENA DE VREE, b. 16 Mar 1852, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; m. WILLIAM DOEDEMA, 29 Jan 1892, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; b. Netherlands.

More About WILLIAM DOEDEMA:

Occupation: Furniture worker

Children of DOUWE DE VREE and JANNA STEKETEE are:

iii. MARY4 DE VREE.

iv. FRANCES DE VREE.

v. JOHANNUS LUKINA DE VREE, b. 07 Oct 1868, Michigan; d. 15 Oct 1937, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; Grandville Cem..

More About JOHANNUS LUKINA DE VREE:

Burial: 18 Oct 1937, Grandville Cem., Kent, MI

 

6. JELTJE3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 23 Aug 1835 in Netherlands, and died 21 Jan 1873 in Old Vriesland Cemetery, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI. She married MARTEN DE GROOT 20 Nov 1856 in Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI. He was born Abt. 1835, and died 11 Jan 1882 in 46 yrs. old; Old Vriesland Cemetery.

More About JELTJE DE VREE:

Immigration: 1846, From Netherlands to Michigan

Children of JELTJE DE VREE and MARTEN DE GROOT are:

i. JOUKJE4 DE GROOT, b. Abt. 1858, Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan.

More About JOUKJE DE GROOT:

Baptism: 31 May 1866, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

ii. KLAAS DE GROOT, b. 02 Feb 1860, Vriesland, OttawaMichigan; d. 15 Apr 1925, Jamestown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

More About KLAAS DE GROOT:

Baptism: Feb 1860, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

iii. MARTEN DE GROOT, b. 07 Apr 1862, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

More About MARTEN DE GROOT:

Baptism: 07 Apr 1862, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

iv. KLAAS DE GROOT, b. 23 Sep 1866, Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI.

More About KLAAS DE GROOT:

Baptism: 23 Sep 1866, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

v. ANNE DE GROOT, b. 21 Jan 1871, Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI.

More About ANNE DE GROOT:

Baptism: 1871, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

 

7. JANTJE3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 27 Mar 1837 in Netherlands. She married ABE BERCOMPAS 18 Nov 1860 in Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI.

More About JANTJE DE VREE:

Immigration: 1846, *born either 1837 or 1838

Children of JANTJE DE VREE and ABE BERCOMPAS are:

i. FACKE ABRAHAMS (SAKE)4 BERCOMPAS, b. 08 Oct 1861, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

ii. JELTHE BERCOMPAS, b. 11 Jun 1863, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

iii. KLAAS BERCOMPAS, b. 20 May 1865, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI; d. 09 Nov 1865.

iv. GENTJE BERCOMPAS, b. 10 Mar 1869, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

v. ANNE BERCOMPAS, b. 12 Jul 1871, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

vi. ABRAHAM BERCOMPAS, b. 23 Feb 1874, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

vii. JAN BERCOMPAS, b. 04 May 1876, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

viii. NEELTJE BERCOMPAS, b. 28 Dec 1878, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI; m. FRED BAKKER, 16 Dec 1897, Olive Tp., Ottawa, MI; b. 1876, Netherlands.

More About FRED BAKKER:

Occupation: Farmer

ix. MAARTEN BERCOMPAS, b. 27 May 1881, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

x. LEENDERT BERCOMPAS, b. 12 Mar 1885, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

xi. KLAAS BERCOMPAS, b. 23 Sep 1866, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

 

8. ANNE3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 27 Oct 1839 in Netherlands, and died 11 Nov 1912 in New Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI. He married TRYNTJE ANNE DE GROOT, daughter of GERRIT DE GROOT and MEIKE TERPSTRA. She was born 28 Apr 1850, and died 17 Feb 1905 in New Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI.

Notes for ANNE DE VREE:

Anne "Andrew" De Vree - enrolled at Grand Rapid, 5 Oct 1861, as a Privtae, Co. B, 1st Reg. Michigan Volunteers Engineers and Mechanics. Honorably discharged 22 Sep 1865.

5 ft 6 1/2 inches, light complexion, gray eyes, sandy hair; occupation-carpenter

Place of residence - Zeeland Tp., Ottawa Co., MI

Application for Pension #934700

Children of ANNE DE VREE and TRYNTJE DE GROOT are:

14. i. JELTJE4 DE VREE, b. 07 Feb 1867, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

ii. SON DE VREE, b. 18 Oct 1870, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI; d. 24 Oct 1870, Old Vriesland Cemetery, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI.

15. iii. GERRIT DE VREE, b. 17 May 1874, Vriesland, Ottawa, MI.

 

9. FOLKERTJE "VALENA" "KATIE"3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 25 Oct 1842 in Sexbierum, Friesland, Netherlands, and died 21 Feb 1924 in Plainfield, Kent, MI; Washington Pk Cem.. She married WILLEM* SMIT, son of COENRAAD SMIT and HUBERTA HUBERS. He was born 23 Oct 1833 in Swolle, Overijssel, Netherlands, and died 08 May 1916 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Washington Pk Cem..

More About FOLKERTJE "VALENA" "KATIE" DE VREE:

Immigration: 1846, From Netherlands to Michigan

More About WILLEM* SMIT:

Census: 1870, Pg, 6m #56 Olive Tp., Ottawa, MI - wife and 3 children

Immigration: 1847, With parents from Zwolle, Neth. to Olive Tp., Ottawa, MI

Children of FOLKERTJE DE VREE and WILLEM* SMIT are:

16. i. HUBERTA "BERTHA" W.4 SMIT, b. 11 Mar 1863, Olive, Ottawa, MI; d. 24 Apr 1907, Caldwell Cem., Missaukee, MI.

ii. JANTJE SMIT, b. 22 Dec 1864, Olive, Ottawa, MI; d. 11 Jun 1865.

17. iii. JOHANNES SMIT, b. 15 Jan 1867, Olive, Ottawa, MI.

iv. JELTJE "ALICE" SMIT, b. 15 Jun 1869, Olive, Ottawa, MI; m. (1) CORNEILUS KERKHOF, 28 May 1890, Holland, Ottawa, MI; b. 1869, Holland, Ottawa, MI; d. 1907; m. (2) GEORGE WILSON, Aft. 1907.

More About CORNEILUS KERKHOF:

Occupation: Gurnie

18. v. DIRKJE "DELIA" SMIT, b. 07 Oct 1871, Olive, Ottawa, MI.

vi. COENRAAD SMIT, b. 18 Dec 1873, Olive, Ottawa, MI; d. 14 Jun 1921; m. HATTIE, Divorced.

vii. KLAAS SMIT, b. 01 Apr 1876, Olive, Ottawa, MI; m. MINNIE.

More About KLAAS SMIT:

Baptism: 14 May 1876

viii. WILLEM SMIT, b. 01 Oct 1878, Olive, Ottawa, MI; m. MARGARET FRANKS; b. ?Ontario, Canada.

ix. TIEMEN "TIM" SMIT, b. 14 May 1881, Olive, Ottawa, MI; m. MYRTLE SPENCER.

More About TIEMEN "TIM" SMIT:

Baptism: 05 Jun 1881

x. JANTJE SMIT, b. 29 Jul 1883, Olive, Ottawa, MI; d. 17 Dec 1968; m. NICHOLAS JACOBSON.

 

10. JAN*3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 23 Nov 1844 in Sexberium, Friesland, Netherlands, and died 14 Jan 1921 in Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI. He married ELISABETH "BETJE"* ULBERG 09 Sep 1866 in Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI, daughter of YEDE ULBERG and AKKA POSTHUMUS. She was born 20 Nov 1850 in Vriesland, Ottawa, MI, and died 17 Apr 1926 in Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

Notes for JAN* DE VREE:

Civil War - John DeVree enrolled 22 August 1864 in Co. B, 1st Regt Michigan Engineers and Mechanics as a Private.

Discharged 6 Jun 1865 at Washington, D. C.

Rheumatism, nervous system, impaired vision.

Invalid No. 1285860

More About JAN* DE VREE:

Immigration: 1846, From Netherlands to Michigan

More About ELISABETH "BETJE"* ULBERG:

Baptism: Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

Children of JAN* DE VREE and ELISABETH ULBERG are:

19. i. NICOLAS "KLAAS"4 DE VREE, b. 23 Sep 1867, Ottawa Co., MI; d. 03 May 1918.

20. ii. YTE "EDWARD" DE VREE, b. 26 Nov 1871, Michigan; d. 01 Jul 1908, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI.

21. iii. JELTJE "ELSIE" DE VREE, b. 06 Nov 1875; d. 15 Oct 1937, Grandville, Kent, MI.

22. iv. JOHANNAS* DE VREE, b. 12 Oct 1881, Ottawa Co., MI; d. 12 Mar 1972, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; Georgetown Cem..

 

11. MARTEN3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 1848 in Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI, and died 16 Nov 1921 in Wayland, Allegan, MI; Georgetown Cem.. He married LARUUGGE "LUCY" HAAN 10 Apr 1879 in Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI. She was born 1862, and died 1925 in Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

More About MARTEN DE VREE:

Baptism: 31 Dec 1848, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI; farmer

Children of MARTEN DE VREE and LARUUGGE HAAN are:

i. CHARLES N.4 DE VREE, b. 1881, Georgetown, Ottawa, MI; d. 1908, Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI; m. LENA V. LANFEAR, 26 Jun 1905, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; b. Middleville, Barry, MI.

More About CHARLES N. DE VREE:

Occupation: Bank clerk

23. ii. WILLIAM D. DE VREE, b. 1883, Michigan; d. 14 Mar 1983, Kent Co., MI; Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

 

12. ANDRIES3 DE VREE (KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 1852 in Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa MI. He married PHEBE KLOOSTERHOUSE 25 Sep 1878.

More About ANDRIES DE VREE:

Baptism: 06 Sep 1852, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

Occupation: Mechanic

Child of ANDRIES DE VREE and PHEBE KLOOSTERHOUSE is:

i. JENNIE4 DE VREE, b. Jul 1888, Michigan.

 

Generation No. 4

13. FRANCIS4 DE VREE (DOUWE "DAVID"3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 18 Oct 1850 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI. She married ROBERT DE BRUYN 11 Dec 1873 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

Children of FRANCIS DE VREE and ROBERT DE BRUYN are:

i. ROBERTUS MARCELUS5 DE BRUYN, b. 28 Oct 1874, Michigan.

ii. DAVID DE BRUYN, b. Michigan.

 

14. JELTJE4 DE VREE (ANNE3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 07 Feb 1867 in Vriesland, Ottawa, MI. She married BASTIAAN SCHERMER 20 Dec 1888 in Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI, son of CORNELES SCHERMER and DIRKJE DE VOS.

Children of JELTJE DE VREE and BASTIAAN SCHERMER are:

i. CORNELIUS5 SCHERMER, b. 26 Feb 1890; d. 30 Dec 1933.

More About CORNELIUS SCHERMER:

Baptism: 06 Jun 1890

ii. GERRIT SCHERMER, b. 21 Nov 1911; d. 01 Dec 1913.

 

15. GERRIT4 DE VREE (ANNE3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 17 May 1874 in Vriesland, Ottawa, MI. He married HENRIETTA WENTZEL.

More About GERRIT DE VREE:

Baptism: 05 Jul 1874, Dutch Reformed Church, Vriesland, Ottawa Co., MI

Children of GERRIT DE VREE and HENRIETTA WENTZEL are:

i. CATHERINE5 DE VREE, b. 14 Nov 1902, Michigan; d. 1985, Bur-7/2/85 - Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI; m. CLIFFORD RYNBRANDT, 08 Feb 1941, Vriesland Reformed Church; b. 1898; d. 22 Feb 1992, Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

More About CATHERINE DE VREE:

Burial: 02 Jul 1985

ii. HARVEY JOHN DE VREE, b. 21 Mar 1907, Michigan; d. 26 Dec 1966, Holland, Ottawa, MI; Restlawn Mem. Gardens; m. HELEN PEULER.

More About HARVEY JOHN DE VREE:

Baptism: 01 Sep 1907

iii. ANDREW DE VREE, b. 28 Mar 1910, Michigan; d. 30 Jun 1975, Denver, CO; m. ANDREW'S WIFE.

More About ANDREW DE VREE:

Baptism: 03 Jul 1910

 

16. HUBERTA "BERTHA" W.4 SMIT (FOLKERTJE "VALENA" "KATIE"3 DE VREE, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 11 Mar 1863 in Olive, Ottawa, MI, and died 24 Apr 1907 in Caldwell Cem., Missaukee, MI. She married JAN TJIETJEMA 28 Oct 1880 in North Holland, Ottawa, MI, son of TJIETJE TJIETJEMA and MARTJE TUINIER. He was born Abt. 1858 in Indiana, and died 20 Mar 1929 in Caldwell Cem., Missaukee, MI.

More About JAN TJIETJEMA:

Immigration: 1893, Moved to Caldwell, Missaukee, MI; Buried-Caldwell Cem.

Children of HUBERTA SMIT and JAN TJIETJEMA are:

i. LINA5 TJIETJEMA, b. 10 Aug 1883, Olive Township, Ottawa, MI.

ii. MAGGIE TJIETJEMA, b. 25 Mar 1886, Olive Township, Ottawa, MI.

iii. JOHN TJIETJEMA, b. Abt. 1893, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; m. EMMA HOENICKE, 08 Oct 1915, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; b. Abt. 1894, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

 

17. JOHANNES4 SMIT (FOLKERTJE "VALENA" "KATIE"3 DE VREE, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 15 Jan 1867 in Olive, Ottawa, MI. He married MARY FOLKERTSMA.

Children of JOHANNES SMIT and MARY FOLKERTSMA are:

i. WILLEM5 SMIT.

ii. TETJE SMIT.

iii. FOLKERTJE SMIT.

iv. CONELIS SMIT.

 

18. DIRKJE "DELIA"4 SMIT (FOLKERTJE "VALENA" "KATIE"3 DE VREE, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 07 Oct 1871 in Olive, Ottawa, MI. She married CORNELIUS VAN WINGEN.

More About DIRKJE "DELIA" SMIT:

Baptism: 05 Nov 1871

Children of DIRKJE SMIT and CORNELIUS VAN WINGEN are:

i. WILLEM5 VAN WINGEN.

ii. THIEMA VAN WINGEN.

iii. JANTJE VAN WINGEN.

 

19. NICOLAS "KLAAS"4 DE VREE (JAN*3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 23 Sep 1867 in Ottawa Co., MI, and died 03 May 1918. He married (1) WILHELMENA BOSCH. He married (2) NEELTJE* NEDERVELD, daughter of JOSEPH* NEDERVELD and PIETJE DE GROOT. She was born 15 Jan 1877 in Vriesland, Zeeland Tp., Ottawa, MI, and died 17 Oct 1950 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Wyoming Cem..

Child of NICOLAS DE VREE and WILHELMENA BOSCH is:

i. WILLIAM5 DE VREE, b. 15 Jun 1895, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; d. 29 Mar 1992, Hudsonville, Ottawa, MI; Georgetown Cem.; m. JOHANNA VICTORY; b. Abt. 1903, 89 yrs. old; d. 19 Feb 1992, Hudsonville, Ottawa, MI; Georgetown Cem..

Children of NICOLAS DE VREE and NEELTJE* NEDERVELD are:

ii. ELIZABETH5 DE VREE, b. 16 Oct 1899, Michigan; d. Oct 1979, Restlawn Cemetery; m. TONY VANDEN BERG.

iii. NELLA DE VREE, b. 19 Jan 1903, Michigan; d. 18 Jan 1973, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; Georgetown Cem.; m. FRED VICTORY, 26 May 1921, Hudsonville, Ottawa, MI; b. 08 Sep 1895, Michigan.

iv. JOHN DE VREE, b. 25 Jul 1905, Michigan; d. 13 Jul 1987, Holland, Ottawa, MI; Pilgrim Home Cem.; m. JENNIE KUYPER; b. 20 Jan 1905; d. 12 May 1991, Holland, Ottawa, MI; Pilgrim Home Cem..

v. JOSEPHINE DE VREE, b. 1911, Ottawa Co., MI; d. 15 Sep 1986, Floral View Memorial Garden; m. ALBERT BOLHUIS, 16 Jun 1932, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; b. 1911, Chicago, ILL.

vi. EDWARD DE VREE, b. 04 Aug 1914, Michigan; d. 25 Oct 1971, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; m. MARIAN DE FOUW, 08 Mar 1938, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; b. Abt. 1912, 80 yrs. old; d. 15 Jul 1992, Wyoming, Kent, MI.

 

20. YTE "EDWARD"4 DE VREE (JAN*3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 26 Nov 1871 in Michigan, and died 01 Jul 1908 in Zeeland, Ottawa, MI. He married SUSIE BERENDS.

Children of YTE DE VREE and SUSIE BERENDS are:

i. ELIZABETH5 DE VREE, b. 17 Oct 1899, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; d. 1978, New Vriesland, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI.

ii. ELLA DE VREE.

iii. HENRY DE VREE.

 

21. JELTJE "ELSIE"4 DE VREE (JAN*3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 06 Nov 1875, and died 15 Oct 1937 in Grandville, Kent, MI. She married JAN P. DE WEERD 25 Oct 1893 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI, son of PETER DE BRUYN and CLARE HAGEDORN. He was born in Zutphen, Ottawa, MI, and died 1918 in Georgetown Tp., Ottawa, MI.

Children of JELTJE DE VREE and JAN DE WEERD are:

i. PETER J.5 DE WEERD, b. 24 Jan 1895.

ii. ELIZABETH DE WEERD, b. 26 Jan 1899, Michigan; m. ---- VREDEVELD.

iii. JOHN DE WEERD, b. 22 Aug 1901, Michigan.

iv. CLARA DE WEERD, b. 19 Dec 1903, Michigan.

v. NICHOLAS DE WEERD, b. 20 Jun 1907, Michigan; d. 1928.

vi. EDNA DE WEERD, b. 03 Jan 1909, Michigan.

vii. HENERY DE WEERD, b. 03 Jan 1909, Or 3/7/1903-Jamestown, MI; d. 02 Jul 1942.

viii. MARVIN DE WEERD, b. 04 Aug 1911, Michigan.

ix. JEANETTE DE WEERD, b. 08 Nov 1915, Michigan.

 

 

Johannas "John" de Vree and Meike "Maggie" (Nederveld)

John de Vree, Sr. Family
Elizabeth, Edward, Maggie, John, Sr., Josephine, John, Jr., Ethel

 

22. JOHANNAS*4 DE VREE (JAN*3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 12 Oct 1881 in Ottawa Co., MI, and died 12 Mar 1972 in Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; Georgetown Cem.. He married MEIKE NEDERVELD 12 Apr 1902 in Michigan, daughter of JOSEPH* NEDERVELD and PIETJE DE GROOT. She was born 03 Jan 1879 in Ottawa Co., MI, and died 11 Oct 1961 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

Children of JOHANNAS* DE VREE and MEIKE NEDERVELD are:

John de Vree, Jr. and Alice (Frieswyk) Family
Back: Charlene, Robert, Carl
Front: Kenneth, Alice, John, George

i. JOHN*5 DE VREE, b. 28 Aug 1902, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; d. 17 Aug 1979, Zeeland, Ottawa, MI; Floral View Memorial Garden; m. ALICE FRIESWYK, 11 Apr 1924, Grand Haven, Ottawa, MI; b. 28 Jun 1908, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; d. 11 Aug 2002, Floral View Memorial Garden.

More About ALICE FRIESWYK:

Baptism: Bethany Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

ii. PIETERNELLA DE VREE, b. 09 Apr 1904, Ottawa, MI; d. 23 Oct 1919.

iii. TWIN1 DE VREE, b. 17 Jul 1907, Ottawa, MI; d. 17 Jul 1907.

iv. TWIN2 DE VREE, b. 17 Jul 1907, Ottawa, MI; d. 17 Jul 1907.

v. JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH DE VREE, b. 23 May 1909, Ottawa, MI; d. 1992-res. Ada, MI; m. PETER VAN TIL; b. 28 Nov 1905; d. 19 Oct 1987.

vi. ELIZABETH DE VREE, b. 20 May 1912, Ottawa, MI; d. 09 Oct 1999; m. AMOS WILLARD PALMER, 27 Nov 1934; b. 20 Oct 1897, Barry Co., MI; d. 28 Sep 1992.

vii. ETHEL MAE DE VREE, b. 08 Jan 1914, Ottawa, MI; d. 2000-res. Ft. Wayne, IN; Georgetown Cem.; m. (1) PAUL DE WENT, 1931, Michigan; b. 24 Mar 1913, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; d. 22 Jan 1992; m. (2) JOSEPH NAGY, Abt. 1965, Michigan; b. 19 Mar 1913; d. 07 Oct 1974, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI.

viii. EDWARD NELSON DE VREE, b. 25 Nov 1917, Hudsonville, Ottawa, MI; d. 20 Dec 1976, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; Chapel Hill Cem.; m. BEULAH CONSTANCE BOSTON, 05 Jun 1940, Toledo, OH; b. 23 Mar 1919, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI; d. 1989-res. Grand Rapids, MI.

 

23. WILLIAM D.4 DE VREE (MARTEN3, KLAAS JANS*2, JAN ANDRIES1) was born 1883 in Michigan, and died 14 Mar 1983 in Kent Co., MI; Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI. He married HARRIET LOUISE RYAN 01 Jul 1913, daughter of TRUMAN RYAN and KATHERINE VAN HORN. She was born 1885 in Shamokin, PA, and died 22 Nov 1982 in Georgetown Cem., Ottawa, MI.

Child of WILLIAM DE VREE and HARRIET RYAN is:

i. MARIAN5 DE VREE, b. Unknown; m. MICHAEL WACYK, SR.; b. 26 Nov 1915; d. 27 Sep 1994.

 


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Created: 20 January 2011
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