Thoughts in the mind of a scatter brained workaholic single mom

My Biological Maternal Pedigree:


Birth Mother and bilogical maternal Grandmother

This was written by a cousin

Dutch Heritage

*My Dutch Heritage*

 The Netherlands is also known as Holland. It is in Europe, bordered on the north and west by the North Sea, on the east by Germany and on the south by Belgium.

 In the late 16th century a Dutch revolt against the authority of the King of Spain, at the time ruler of what now constitutes the Low Countries, succeeded in the northern provinces, which later became the Netherlands.  The Dutch Republic, officially established in 1648, fell in 1795 when the armies of the Revolutionary France, imposed a pro-French government.

 In 1810, France annexed the Netherlands, but with the defeat of Napoleon in 1814-1815, the present Dutch state, officially called the kingdom of the Netherlands, came into being.  Originally Belgium was apart of this new kingdom, but it succeeded in 1830 and formed an independent country.

 The Netherlands, as its name suggests, in a low-lying country. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries of the world.  The official language is Dutch which spoken through out the entire country.  From the time of the Reformation in the 16th century, the Netherlands has enjoyed a high level of basic education and comparatively high literacy rates.

 The Netherlands is made of 12 providence’s and the identity of each can be traced back to the middle ages.

 My grandparents is from the city of Zwolle is a old city and has much history.  It is surrounded by a river.  It has a great number of monuments. They and the achieves are the

evidence of the rich past of the town in the fields of trade, commerce, culture and

religious activities.  As a Hanseatic town Zwolle had a time of great prosperity in

the late Middle Ages and thus the 15th century was Zwolle’s Golden Age.

 Zwolle owed this prosperity to its favorable situation and to the great trading routes of those days.  As a result of trade and commerce Zwolle became a town of importance from both a religious and cultural point of view. 

Zwolle owed this to five annual fairs and moreover to the privilege of the staple which it had been granted in 1438.  Furthermore the transit trade in which Zwolle served as a place of transshipment was very important.  Thus in the 17th and 18 th Century mainly textiles from Germany were brought to the staple market in Zwolle and in return oversea products from Amsterdam such as tobacco, tea and coffee went to the German hinterland.

 In 1806, Napoleon, through his continental System, put an end to it all. Afterwards Rotterdam took over the role of main port of transit from Zwolle.  In the middle of nineteenth century Zwolle became the biggest railway junction in the Netherlands after Utrecht.

 The medieval town wall built to protect the town area and its citizens, is also evidence of its strategic situation.  What remains of the fortress is rather scattered.  Immediately after 1821 the pulling of walls and gates was started.  The walls were razed and in their place public parks were laid out. 

The star shaped ring of canals and the entirely medieval street pattern makes Zwolle’s street plan into another interesting historic monument .

The Dutch are wonderful family record keepers and their records are full of details.  There records contain date of registration; title and name of the official; name and age of the informate; name, age and occupation of the father; name and age of the mother, the name of the child and the name of the witness just for a birth certificate.

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*VAN ASSEN*

 The oldest generation is  *Albert Van Assen and Johanna Hendriks*.  They are

my fifth Great Grand parents

 *Albert Van Assen* was born in 1745 most probly in Zwolle, Netherlands.

He married in 1765 again most probly in Zwolle, Netherlands to *Johanna Hendriks*.  *Johanna Hendriks* was born in 1750 probly in Zwolle.

 their only known child is *Jan Van Assen* (my 4th great grand father) who was born

1770 or 1771 in Zwolle, Netherlands.  He was a farmer by profession.  He married

*Geridien Kaste,* daughter of  *Hendrikus Caste and Grietje Singel*.

 *Child of Albert Van Assen and Johanna Hendriks*

 1.*  Jan Van Assen*

born 1770/1771 in Zwolle,Netherlands

died 28 Dec 1844 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

 4th great grand father

   *Jan Van Assen* , son of *Albert Van Assen and Johanna Hendriks*.

born 1770/1771 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 28 Dec 1844 in Zwolle, Netherlands.  He was 73 years old.

married   *Gerdien Kaste* daughter of *Hendrikus Caste and Grietje Singel*. a farmer

by profession.

 only known child

*Gerrit Van Assen* (3rd great grand father)

born 28 Sep 1821 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 26 Aug 1884 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married *Gerregien Van Diffelen* (*daughter of Jan Van Diffelen and*

*Zwaanjen Bartels) *on 10 May 1855 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

 3rd great Grand Parents

 *Gerrit Van Assen (son of Jan Van Assen and Gerdien Kaste)*

born 22 Sep 1821 Zwolle, Netherlands

buried 24 Aug 1884 in  Zwolle, Netherlands

married* Gerregien Van Diffelen *

*(daughter of Jan Van Diffelen and Zwaanjen Bartels) *

on 10 May 1855 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

 children:

1. *Jan Van Assen* ( my 2cd great grand father)

born   25 Mar 1856 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married *Geridina Van Berkum* on 29 Jan 1891 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

died 21 Oct 1919 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

2. *Zwaantje Van Assen *

born in 2 May 1858 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

no death date known.

3. *Hendrik Jan Van Assen*

born 23 Jun 1862 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 15 March 1863 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

4. *Hendrik  Jan Van Assen*

born  24 Sep 1864 in Zwolle, Netherlands

no death date known

5. *Geesien Van Assen*

born  27 Sep 1866 in Zwolle, Netherlands

no death date known

6.  *Arend Van Assen*

born  11 Feb 1870 in Zwolle, Netherlands

no death date known

7. *Hendrik Van Assen*

born  3 Dec 1872 in Zwolle, Netherlands

no death date known.

 2cd great grand parents

 *Jan Van Assen (son of Gerrit Van Assen and Gerregien Van Diffelen)*

born 25 Mar 1856 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married on 14 Dec 1882 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Aaltje Neuteboom (daughter of  Jannes Neuteboom and Gerrigje Scholte)*.

born 12 Jan 1882 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died  11 Jun 1886 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 their only child known is

*Gerrigje Van Assen*

born 23 Nov 1882 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

his second wife and my direct line

is  *Gerridina Van Berkum*

* (daughter of Jan Van Berkum and Geetjen Kirk In De Vegte)*

this is my great grand mother.

born 8 Jan 1868 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

( Zwollerkerspel was a suburb of Zwolle, which has now been incoorparated into Zwolle)

died 21 Jul 1925 in Ripon, California.

*Gerridina Van Berkum*

children

1.* Gerrit Van Assen*

born 14 Jul 1892 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married  to *Elizabeth Christina Van Der Ouw*

on 30 Dec 1920 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 11 Jun 1956

2.* Jan Van Assen*  (my grand father)

born 18 Oct 1893 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married to *Klasina Hendrika Ester* (my grandmother)

on 30 Sept 1920 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

died 3 May 1942 in French Camp, California

3. *Gerard Van Assen*

born 9 Jan 1895 in Zwolle, Netherlands

never married.

died 27 Sep 1952 in Modesto, California

4. *Hendrika Johanna Van Assen*

born 26 May 1896 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married *Jarig Klaus Kooij*

( the last name was changed to Kooy in the United States)

on 30 Sep 1920 in Zwolle, Netherlands.

5. *Geertje Antonia Van Assen*

born 25 Jun 1897 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died  28 May 1903 in Zwolle, Netherlands

6. *Herman Van Assen*

born 19 Jan 1902 in  Zwolle, Netherlands

married* Dora Williemina Kooij*

(the sister of *Jarig Klaus Kooij* the spouse of child  4)

on 3 May 1934 in Oakdale, California

died 16 Aug 1961 in Yucca, Arizonia

7.  *Gertrude Antonia Van Assen*

born 18 Jun 1904 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married *Henry Boertje* on 29 Oct 1924 in Ripon, California

died Feb 1936 in Ripon, California

 further in formation on  child 4.

 *Jarig Klaus Kooij (son of Klaus Kooij and Elizabeth Gartzak)*

born 27 Oct 1892 in Asterdam, Netherlands

married 28 Mar 1921 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Hendrika Johanna Van Assen*

*(daughter of Jan Van Assen and Geridiena Van Berkum)*

died 10 Jul 1983 in Ripon, California

buried 17 Aug 1990 in Ripon, California

 *Hendrika Johanna Van Assen*

born 26 May 1896 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 12 Aug 1990 in Ripon, California

buried in 17 Aug 1990 in Ripon, California

 their children

*1.Elizabeth Kooy*   born 26 Dec 1921 in Solida, California

2. *Diana Kooy   *born 4 Nov 1923 in Golt, California

married *Wilson Burtt* in 1942

3. *Clarence Kooy *  born 29 Apr 1927 in Golt, California

married  *Elizabeth Suitill *in Feb 1955

 additional information on child 6

*Herman Van Assen*

born 9 Jan 1902 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 3 May 1934 in Oakdale, California

to *Dora Willemia Kooij*

*(daughter of Klaus Kooij and Elizabeth Gartzak, sister of Jarig Klaus Kooij)*

died 16 August 1961 in Yucca, Arizonia

 children

*1. Herman Floyd Van Assen  born 19 Jan 1935 *

*2. Tillora Henrietta Van Assen born Mar 1927 *  THIS IS DOREEN VAN ASSEN’S MOTHER

 addditional information on child 7

*Gertrude Antonia Van Assen*

born 18 Jul 1904 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married to *Henry Boertje (son of Dammis Boertje and Bostiaant Jedejong)*

on 29 Oct 1924 in Ripon, California

 their children

1. *Dena Boertje*   born   13 Mar 1926 in Modesto, California

married to *Robert O’ Neal* on  15 Mar 1942

2. *Dennis Boertje*   born   15 Nov 1927 in Artesia, California

married *Barbara*

3.  *Henry John Boertje*  born  4 Jan 1930  in Artesia, California

married *Victoria*

4.  *Johanna Henrietta Boertje*  born 22 April 1933 in Artesia, California
married *Fred Cochran* on 14 Dec 1959.

 *My Grand parents *

 _the first generation in the United States_.

*Jan Van Assen (son of Jan Van Assen and Gerridina* *Van Berkum)*

born 18 Oct 1893 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 3 May 1942 in French Camp, California

buried 7 May 1942 in Ripon, California

 married 30 Sept 1920 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

(this was a suburb of Zwolle and now is apart of Zwolle).

to *Klasina Hendrika Ester (daughter of Hendrik Ester and Klasina Eibink).*

born 11 Feb 1898 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 20 Apr 1970 in Modesto, California, USA.

 their children:

1. *Jan Van Assen *born 10 Feb 1921 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married* Francis Begley* on 23 Sept 1944

died on 10 January 1998 in Fort Bragg, California.

2. *Klasina Gerritdina Geetruida Van Assen*

born 9 Jan 1922 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died   19 Jan 1922 in Zwolle, Netherlands

3.* Gerritdina Van Assen (my mother)*

born   24 Oct 1925 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died   29 May 1992 in San Jose, California

married *Richard Albert Thorne Curry (my father)*

on 30 Nov 1945 in Angels Camp, California

*Gerritdina Van Assen Curry       *

*with her husband*

*Richard Albert Thorne Curry*

4. *Henry Nicholaus Van Assen*

born 23 Aug 1929 in Artesia, California

5. *Gerrit Van Assen *

born 2 May 1932 in French Camp, California

married *Daisy Aleman*

on 10 Jan 1959 in Hollywood, California

6. *William Van Assen*

born 3 Oct 1941 in French Camp, California

 My Grandparents came from Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands on a ship.  I was once told that my Grandmother* Klasina Hendrika ESTER VAN ASSEN* lost her “cookies”  and threw up over the side of the ship and lost her dentures.  I was told that my Grandfather *Jan VAN ASSEN* brought his family here to the United States under direction and orders of his Mother.  I do know that his mother died here.

 The first born child of *Jan Van Assen and Klasina Hendrika Ester*

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*Jan Van Assen *born 10 Feb 1921 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married* Francis Begley* on 23 Sept 1944

died on 10 January 1998 in Fort Bragg, California.

 Their only child was:

*Ronald John Van Assen*

born 10 July 1046

married on 16 Feb 1974 to *Vanessa Turner*

 their children:

1. *Mindy Ann Van Assen* born 27 January 1978         
2. *John Lewis Van Assen *born 24 Feb 1980

 Both my Grandfather *Jan Van Assen Sr.* and his son *Jan Van Assen Jr.* had their names americanized to that of *John.*  My Aunt Fran told me that my Grandfather *Jan Van Assen *was the 15^th with that name.

*Gerritdina*

My mother is *Gerritdina VAN ASSEN* who was born 24 October 1925 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.  She always told us her birthday was 23 October 1921 but this would be impossible due to the fact that her parents were not in the United States at the time and her birth certificate confirms her true birthdate.  My mother always claimed to be a twin, yet she would not talk about it in front of her brothers.  I have found not a single drop of proof for this twin.  The birth certificate has listed her as a single and the church records have no listing of a twin sister.

 She married *Richard Albert Thorne CURRY* on 30 Nov 1945 in Angels Camp,

Calveras, California.  I believe that they eloped without their familes knowledge.

My mother died 29 May 1993 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California.  She was cremated

and never buried to my knowledge.  I have no knowledge where her ashes may be.

The ashes were given to my sister, *Clarann J. Curry Union. *

 Her parents are *Jan VAN ASSEN*.  He was born 18 Oct 1893 in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands to Jan Van ASSEN and Gerridina Van Berkum.  He died 3 May 1943 French Camp, California.  He was buried 7 May 1942 Ripon, California.

 *Jan Van Assen, Sr.*            

 *GRANPA* *Van Assen*

 He married on 30 Sept 1920 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands to* Klasina Hendrika ESTER*.  Her parents *Hendrik ESTER and Klasina EIBINK*.  She was born 10 February 1898 in Zwolle, Netherlands.  She died on 20 April 1970 in Modesto, California. she was buried 23 April 1970 in Ripon,California.

 My Grandparents *Jan VAN ASSEN and Klasina Hendrika ESTER* left for California in 24 Sept 1924.  He was a farmer.  According to the street register of Zwolle, the family lived in the Balistraat nr. 28 in Zwolle.  Jan was a farmer in both countries.  I never knew my Grandfather.  I was told that he died due to severe burns on his body.  I was told that he was having carbarator problems with his car.  At that time the fuel line was a copper tube.  Appearently the fuel line had a small break.  HE experienced car problems of the car stalling.  He opened the hood of the car and lite a match and the fumes of the gasoline ignited and burnt him and he died due to the burns.  My uncle their youngest child was only 6 months old at the time of his father’s death.  I have not taken the time to confirm this yet.  He was 48 years old at the time of his death.

*Jan* was naturalized in 1939-1940 in Stockton, California.   They were members of a Dutch reformed church.  I was told that they helped start one in Ripon California.  I have not been able to find out the specifics of what the doctrines of this church is.

 My Grandmother *Klasina Hendrika Ester* was naturalized about 1942 in Modesto, California.  My Grandmother was know to play practical jokes and have a good old time.  I do not have alot of personal memories of her.  I do remember that she spoke in a mixture of Dutch and English.  I believe that she spoke in Dutch so “little ears” could not understand.

I remember that one time my Grandmother sat me on her lap and told me I could choose anything from the toy catalog in front of me.  I remember my mother being angry for my grandmother’s “spoiling”.  My Grandmother said something sharply in dutch and my mother never argued the point again.  I remember choosing some type of doll.

 I was told that my Grandmother helped arrange for the pulling of some hay wagons into town and blocking the main street with them on some Halloween night.

I remember after her last surgery for stomach cancer that she was in the hospital. I was told I could not enter because I was under 16.  But the nurse let me come to the door of my Grandmother’s room.  Where I found her teasing the doctor that as soon as she was well, he had to take her out on a expensive date.  She died shortly after that.  She was the only Grandparent I ever really knew.  My Grandmother Curry died when I was 3 and I have no personal memories of her.  Both Grand Father’s were deceased prior to my birth.

 My Grandmother was buried next to her first husband *Jan Van Assen* in the Ripon City Cemetery.  I now do not remember much about the funeral.  At some time after my Grandfather died, *Klasina Hendrika Ester Van Assen* remarried to Mr. *Lippe Woudstra* whom was a widower.  They married in 1953 according to the copy of church records I have from Calvary Reformed Church.   My mother once  mentioned step-brothers.  It was noted in the Church records that they separated. *Mr. Woudstra* died on November 24, 1959.

 *Van Berkum family*

 *My great grandmother*

*Gerridina Van Berkum*

born 8 Jan 1868  in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

died 21 Jan 1925 in Ripon, California, USA.

married 29 Jan 1891 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Jan Van Assen (son of Gerrit Van Assen and Gerriegien Van Diffelen)*

 my 2cd great grand parents

 *Jan Van Berkum *

*(son of  Teunis Van Berkum and Gerridiena Visscher)*

born 22 May 1840 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

died 28 Nov 1906 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married  25 Apr 1867 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

to *Geertjen Kijk In De Vegte*

*
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*(daughter of Jan Kijk In De Vegte and Gerrigien Bergkamp)*

 their children

1. *Gerridina Van Berkum (my great grandmother)*

born 8 Jan 1868 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

died 21 Jul 1925 in Ripon, California

married 29 Jan 1891 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Jan Van Assen*

2.*  (female)Van Assen*

born 25 Apr 1885 in Zwollekerspel, Netherlands

died 25 Apr 1885 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

 *my 3rd great grand parents*

 *Teunis Van Berkum*

born 1798 or 1799  most probly in Zwolle

married 1830   to *Gerridiena Visscher*

* (daughter of  Derk Visscher and Egberdina Van Der Klok)*

born 1801 or 1802 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 21 Jan 1864 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 their only known  child

1. *Jan Van Berkum* (my 2cd great grandfather)

born 22 May 1840 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

died 28 Nov 1906 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 25 April 1867 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

to *Geertjen Kirk In De Vegte*

 *Maternal lines*

*Ester Family*

 the first known generation

*5th great grand parents*

 *Lenns Lourens Ester*

born 1700 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 11 Jan 1722 in Juchen , Netherlands

to *Christina Gerresheim*

born 1700 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 children

1. *Johannes Peter Ester*

born Oct 1722 in Otzenrath, Netherlands

Christened 4 Oct 1722 in Otzenrath, Netherlands

died 13 Mar 1789 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

married  30 Sep 1753 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Dirkje Hastermans*

2. *Adam Ester (my 4th great grand father)*

born  Aug 1730 in Otzenrath, Netherlands

christened 20 Aug 1730 in Otzenrath, Netherlands

died 13 Oct 1783 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

married  12 Aug 1765 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Grietje Evevelt *

 *my 4th great grand parents*

 *Adam Ester  (son of Lenns Lourens Ester and Christina Gerresheim)*

born  Aug 1730 in Otzenrath, Netherlands

christened 20 Aug 1730 in Otzenrath, Netherlands

died 13 Oct 1783 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

married  12 Aug 1765 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Grietje Evevelt*

born 1745 in Dalfsen, Netherlands

died 7 Feb 1824 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 children:

1. *Lourens Ester*

born 13 Oct 1765 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died  14 Mar 1847 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married to *Catharina Bonsink *

on  25 Aug 1794 in Zwolle, Netherlands

2. *Hendrik Ester ( my 3rd great grand father)*

born 20 Nov 1766 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 20 Feb 1837 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married  on 23 Jan 1802 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Willemina Willems*

3.  *Christina Ester*

born 1 Sep 1768 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 25 Nov 1846 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 23 Nov 1801 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Gorus Van Hoven*

4.* Hendrina Ester*

born 5 Aug 1770 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 22 Feb 1831 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 29 Apr 1798 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Berend Van Berkum*

5. *Elisabeth Ester*

born  2 Feb 1772 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died  in 1809 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 1 Nov 1806 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to* Frederik Bouwmeester*

6.* Jan Ester*

born 12 Jan 1774 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 16 Jan 1774 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 24 Sep 1809 in Zwolle, Netherlands

7.  *Willem Ester*

born 15 Nov 1775 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 19 Nov 1775 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 6 Mar 1853 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 18 Dec 1803 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Geertje Eikenaar*

8. *Gerrit Ester*

born 24 Dec 1777 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 25 Dec 1777 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died in 20 Mar 1854 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 8 May 1803 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to* Geesien Timmermans*

9. *Frederik Ester*

born  19 Jan 1780 in  Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 21 Jan 1780 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 24 Nov 1868 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 31 Dec 1813 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to* Clazina Van Lenthe*

10. *Jannes Ester*

born 21 Dec 1718 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 23 Dec 1718 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 30 Jan 1848  in Zwolle, Netherlands

married to *Roelofje Lucas*

on 4 Mar 1814 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 *3rd great grand parents*

 *Hendrik Ester ( son of Adam Ester and Grietje Elevelt)*

born 30 Nov 1766 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 20 Feb 1837 in Zwolle, Netherlands

buried 23 Feb 1837 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married on  23 Jan 1802 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Willemina Willems*

born in 1777

died 13 Jan 1832 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 children:

1. *Adam Ester*

born 9 Feb 1802 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 14 Feb 1802 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 14 Apr 1804 in Zwolle, Netherlands

2.* Adam Ester*

born 19 Nov 1804 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 21 Nov 1804 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died  24 Mar 1832 in Axel, Netherlands

3 *Willem Ester*

born 19 Dec 1806 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 21 Dec 1806 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 24 Feb 1887 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married on 24 Jun 1830 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Janna Schut*

4.* Hendrik Ester  (my 2cd great grand father)*

born 8 Jan 1809 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 9 Jan 1809 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died in 28 May 1857 in Zwolle, Netherlands

Married 7 May 1834 in Zwolle, Netherlands

5. *Elizabeth Ester *

born 14 Nov 1812 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 *2cd Great Grand parents*

 *Hendrik Ester*

born 8 Jan 1809 in Zwolle, Netherlands

christened 9 Jan 1809 in Zwolle, Netherlands

buried 28 May 1857 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 7 May 1834 in Zwolle, Netherlands

on  *Roelofje Bos *

*(daughter of Herman Gerrit Bos and Berentien Willems)*

born 8 Apr 1810 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 13 Apr 1857 in  Zwolle, Netherlands

 children:

 1. *Willemina Ester*

born 31 Aug 1834 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 22 Mar 1906 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

married  8 Apr 1858 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

to* Gerrit Van Olst*

2.* Harm Ester*

born 24 Dec 1836 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 5 Jun 1919 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 12 Nov 1863 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

to  *Grietje Mensink*

3. *Berend Ester*

born 5 Mar 1840 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 13 May 1840 in Zwolle, Netherlands

4. *Berend Ester*

born in 5 Jan 1842 in  Zwolle, Netherlands

died  in 10 Oct 2845 in Zwolle, Netherlands

5. *Hendrik Ester   (my  great grand father)*

born 12 Oct 1843 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 28 Jan 1907 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 26 Nov 1868 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to*  Aaltje Hulsebosch (first wife)*

6.* Willem Ester*

born 17 Jan 1846 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 28 Mar 1918 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 7 Aug 1873 in Zwolle, Netherlands

7.* Berend Ester*

born in 17 Jan 1846 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 3 Mar 1891 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 12 Nov 1874 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to* Gerartina Aleida Van  Keppel*

8. *Adam Ester*

born 13 Jun 1848 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died in 3 Apr 1892 in Heino, Netherlands

9. *Johannes Ester*

born 14 Aug 1850 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 16 Dec 1858 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 *my great grand parents*

 *Hendrik Ester*

born 12 Oct 1843 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 28 Nov 1907 in Zwolle, Netherlands

first marriage 26 Nov 1868 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

to *Aaltje Hulsebosch (daughter of Hendrik Hulsebosch and Jennigjen Van Haarst)*

born 7 Apr 1848 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

died 4 Jun 1895 in Zwollerkerspel, Netherlands

they had 14 children.

 *His second marriage  *

*Klasina Eibink (my great grand mother)*

daughter of *Jan Nelis Eibink and Fenna Kolk*

born 16 Nov 1856 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 27 Jan 1933 in Zwolle, Netherlands

 *Klasina Eibink Ester*

 their children:

1. *Jan Harm Ester*

born 19 Aug 1896 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 24 Dec 1896 in Zwolle, Netherlands

2. *Klasina Hendrika Ester (my grandmother)*

born 11 Fen 1898 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 20 Apr 1970 in Modesto, California, USA.

married 30 Sept 1920 in Zwolle, Netherlands

to *Jan Van Assen*

3. *Jantje Ester*

born 10 Nov 1900 in Zwolle, Netherlands

died 12 Mar 1985 in Zwolle, Netherlands

married 27 Aug 1925 in Oldebroek, Netherlands

to *Berend Jan Van Den Bosch*

 at this time I have no information on the *Eibink family.*

*Documentation*

 * VAN ASSEN      ESTER       EIBINK      VANBERKUM  Families       *

 Achieve Records of Overijssel, Netherlands

Personal Records of *BB Ester*

Personal Information

Personal Accounts given to me by others

Calvary Reformed Church Records

Ripon Memorial Chapel Records

1st  Christain Reformed Church Records

 *Gerritdina Van Assen* ‑ 
birth certificate

social security card

memorial card

marriage certificate to *Richard Albert Curry*

 *Hendrieka Van Assen *

Memorial Cards

Cementery Records

 *Nick Kooy*    
Memorial Card

 *Gerrit Van Assen*

Marriage announcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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6 responses

  1. Stoner

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    November 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

  2. Hey Cousin, So aunt Rica is your grandmother. My grandfather is Jan Van assen ,My father is Gerrit. I am just finishing up a Van Assen Photo album. I talked to my dad’d cousin dina for the first time last week.

    March 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm

  3. Keith Van Assen

    what a great tree, must have taken hours of research i’m doing mine and it has links to Zwolle. How did you do the Dutch research?

    Cheers Keith

    August 13, 2012 at 4:05 am

  4. s

    *Gertrude Antonia Van Assen*

    born 18 Jul 1904 in Zwolle, Netherlands

    married to *Henry Boertje (son of Dammis Boertje and Bostiaant Jedejong)*

    on 29 Oct 1924 in Ripon, California

    their children

    1. *Dena Boertje* born 13 Mar 1926 in Modesto, California

    married to *Robert O’ Neal* on 15 Mar 1942

    2. *Dennis Boertje* born 15 Nov 1927 in Artesia, California

    married *Barbara*

    3. *Henry John Boertje* born 4 Jan 1930 in Artesia, California

    married *Victoria*

    4. *Johanna Henrietta Boertje* born 22 April 1933 in Artesia, California
    married *Fred Cochran* on 14 Dec 1959.

    Dennis was my grandfather.

    September 17, 2012 at 3:13 am

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    November 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

  6. KGB

    This is wonderful, thank you so much for Creating this page! I am Dennis Boertje’s grandaughter.

    February 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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