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The second born son of Jacob, John J. KALLEMEYN, had come to the U. S. with his siblings in 1865 at the age of 11. By 1880, still single, he was living with his brother Bastian and sister Annie, both also unmarried, and farming in South Pass Township in Lancaster Co. Nebraska. About 1882 he married Jennie S. BOOT, a Dutch immigrant who had come to the U. S. in 1868 with her mother Elizabeth. John and Jennie had nine children, among them Jacob W. and twins Clarence and Elmer. They farmed near the village of Firth, NE until about 1905 when they relocated to Hamlin Co., SD. The extended family that accompanied them at that time included son Jacob W., who had married Minnie J. ABBINK a year earlier, and second son Peter S. and his wife Katie. John J. owned and operated a farm near Castlewood, SD until after 1920. They were living in Castlewood, retired from farming, in January of 1930.

Jacob W. by 1910 worked for the U. S. Post Office as a rural mail carrier, a position which he held for many years. He and Minnie bought a home on Second Street in the town of Castlewood and raised four children. Among them was John William, Lisa and Jeff's grandfather, who was the oldest.


Ka.Web.08 Rev 28 Dec 2003