The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
Keetje Gouwens (F)
(16 December 1820 - 14 January 1898)
Last Edited=17 Jun 2005
Keetje Gouwens was born on 16 December 1820 in the Netherlands.2 She was the daughter of Willem Gouwens and Pietertje Plak.1 Keetje married Klaas Dalenberg, son of Cornelis Pieterz Dalenberg and Trijnte Klaasdr Akkerman, on 12 May 1850 in Roseland, Cook County, Illinois. It was Klaas' second marriage.2 He was 33 years old; she was 29 years old. Keetje and Klaas had at least 8 children. These children are Cornelius, Willem, Pietertje, Pietertje, Antje, Arie, Peter and May Ella.2
Klaas, age 43, and Keetje, age 39, were enumerated on the 1860 Federal Census in Thornton, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were their children: Catherine (age 14), Cornelius (age 9), William (age 7), Pietertje (age 5), Antje (age 2), Arie (age 6 months). Klaas' real estate was valued at $6000 and his personal estate was worth $1200. Klaas' name was given as Nicl's on the census and Keetje's name was listed as Cornelia.3
Klaas, age 52, and Keetje, age 48, were enumerated on the 1870 Federal Census in Thornton. Also enumerated in this household were several children: Catherine (age 25), Cornelius (age 18), William (age 17), Pietertje (age 16), Annie (age 12), Arie (age 10), Peter (age 8), and Jennie (age 5). Klass' name is given as Nicholas and his wife's name was given as Cornelia. His real estate was valued at $12,500 and his personal estate was valued at $18,000.4
Klaas, age 63, and Keetje, age 58, were enumerated on the 1880 Federal Census in Thornton. Also enumerated in this household were his children and I believe her stepchildren: Catherine (age 32), Cornelius (age 28), and Willem (age 27). I believe that Annie (age 22), Oren (age 20), Peter (age 17) and Jennie (age 15) are children they had together.5 Follow the link to see the census image.
Keetje died on 14 January 1898.2 She was 77 old. She was buried at Homewood Memorial Gardens in South Holland, Cook County, Illinois.1
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