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Dirk Jan Engelbarts Obbink was born on December 14, 1848 in Aalten, Netherlands. He was the son of Jan Willem Obbink & Leida Grada Rensink
Berendina Frederika Nusselder was born on November 1, 1850 in Aalten, Netherlands. She was the daughter of Berend Nusselder & Johanna Hendrika Schepers

THE FAMILY OF DIRK & DENA OBBINK:

Dirk & Dena ObbinkDirk Jan Engelbarts Obbink & Berendina Frederika Nusselder both emigrated from Holland to America in 1868. Dirk hired Dena to keep house for him, and they married on March 24, 1870 in Holland, Lancaster Co., NE. Dirk & Dena had 12 children. The family is listed on the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses for South Pass (Holland), Lancaster Co., NE. Dena died on January 17, 1928 in Holland, Lancaster Co., NE. Dirk is listed on the 1930 census of Nemaha, Gage Co., NE, living with his son-in-law & daughter Henry & Susie (Obbink) Tenhulzen. Dirk Jan Engelbarts Obbink died on March 27, 1931 in Lancaster or Gage Co., NE. Dirk & Dena are buried in the Holland Cemetery, Lancaster Co., NE
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Tombstone of Derk & Dena Obbink

The children of Dirk & Dena Obbink:

Johannah ObbinkJohannah Obbink was born November 19, 1874 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. She is age 5 on the 1880 census and age 10 on the 1885 Nebraska State census, living with her parents in South Pass, Lancaster Co.., NE. Johannah married Gerrit Huenink on April 7, 1893 in Lancaster Co., NE and they had 5 children. Gerrit & Johannah are on the 1900 census of Panama, Lancaster Co., NE. Johanna Obbink Huenink died in 1901 in Holland, Lancaster Co., NE. She is buried in the Holland Cemetery.
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Lyda ObbinkAleida Lyda Grada Obbink was born on September 5, 1876 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. She is age 3 on the 1880 census with her parents in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. She is not listed with the family on the 1885 census - Lyda Obbink died in 1880 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE.
John ObbinkJohn William Obbink was born on May 4, 1878 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. He is age 2 on the 1880 census with his parents in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. He is listed at age 22 on the 1900 census of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE as a servant in the household of John & Lily Kommon. John married Rennie Andringa about 1901 in Lancaster Co., NE and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Panama Precinct, Lancaster Co., NE. They moved from Nebraska to South Dakota sometime between 1910 to 1920, and they are listed on the 1920 census of Virginia, Union Co., South Dakota. John William Obbink died in 1927, probably in Sioux Co., Iowa. He is not listed as a surviving child in his mother's obit in 1928, and Rennie is listed as widowed on the 1930 census of Washington, Sioux Co., Iowa living with her married daughter Bertha (Mrs. Peter) DeGraaf and Bertha's younger siblings Emma & Henry. Rennie died in 1933. John & Rennie are both buried in the Lebanon Christian Church Cemetery, Sioux Center, Sioux Co., Iowa.
Photo John & Rennie (Andringa) Obbink
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Tombstone of John & Rennie (Andringa) Obbink
Minnie Obbink

Wilhemina "Minnie" Obbink was born on January 22, 1880 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. She is listed with her parents on the 1880, 1885 & 1900 censuses of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. Minnie married Evert TeSelle on January 23, 1902 in Lancaster Co., NE, and they had 4 children. (Evert was the son of Harmen & Johannah TeSelle. His sister Helena & brother Albert also married Minnie's siblings Henry & Elizabeth.) Evert & Minnie moved to Lincoln, Lancaster, NE about 1907 according to her obituary. They are on the 1910 census of Lancaster Pct, the 1920 census for College View, and the 1928 & 1929 City Directories for Lincoln. They are listed on the 1930 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Evert was a salesman for Wells & Frost and Minnie was the manager of the Katherine K Garment shop. Minnie Obbink died August 06, 1946 in Lincoln, Lancaster, NE. Evert & Minnie are buried in Firth Cemetery, Firth, Lancaster Co., NE.
The Family of Evert TeSelle & Minnie Obbink
Wedding Photo Evert TeSelle & Minnie Obbink
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Henry ObbinkHenry Obbink was born on February 12, 1882 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. He is listed on the 1885 & 1900 censuses with his parents. Henry married Helena TeSelle on January 21, 1904 in Lancaster Co., NE and they had 4 children. (Helena was the daughter of Harmen & Johannah TeSelle. Her brothers Evert & Albert also married Henry's sisters Minnie & Elizabeth.) Henry & Helena are on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. They are on the 1930 census for Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Henry is listed in the 1940 Who's Who in Nebraska as follows: "OBBINK, HENRY: Real Estate Agent; b Lancaster Co, Neb Feb 12, 1882; s of Derk Jan Obbink-Berdina ___; ed Lancaster Co; U of N; m Helena TeSelle Jan 21, 1904 Lancaster Co; s Herman J, Richard J; d Freida (Mrs N B Larsen), Ethel J; 1904-12 farmed, Lancaster Co; 1912-25 owner & opr produce & groc store, Firth; 1925-31 Neb food & dairy administrator, Lincoln; 1932-34 with water & light dept; 1935-37 representative from 32nd dist in Neb legislature, 1 regular & 1 special session; 1937 salesman for C C Kimball & Co, Lincoln; South Pass pct assessor 8 years; Firth sch bd, past pres, past secy 10 years; Neb Real Est Assn; Lincoln Real Est Bd; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; parents came from Wis to Lancaster Co in late 1860's, homesteaded near Firth; off 425 Stuart Bldg; res 1910 Harrison Ave, Lincoln." Helena died in December 1964. Henry Obbink died on February 18, 1976 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
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1918 WWI Draft Card Henry Obbink
Ben ObbinkBenjamin "Ben" Obbink was born in on May 14, 1884 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. He was the twin of Elizabeth Obbink. He is listed on the 1885 & 1900 censuses of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE with his parents. Ben married Minnie Vanderbeek about 1909 and they had 3 sons. The family is listed on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Panama Pct, Lancaster Co., Nebraska. When Ben filled out his WWI draft card on September 12, 1918, he was age 34, and listed as having short height, medium build, gray eyes and dark hair. His occupation was listed as Self Employed Farmer, and his residence was Firth, Lancaster, Nebraska. Ben is listed in his mother's obit in 1928 as living in Firth, Nebraska. The family is listed on the 1930 census Panama, Lancaster Co., NE. Ben's occupation on all census records is listed as Farmer. He is listed in his sister Minnie's obit in 1946 as living in Firth, NE. Benjamin "Ben" Obbink died on March 11, 1955 in Firth, Lancaster Co., NE. Minnie Vanderbeek Obbink died on April 3, 1955 in Lancaster Co., Nebraska. Ben & Minnie are both buried in the Pella Cemetery, Panama, Lancaster, Nebraska.
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Tombstone Minnie Vanderbeek Obbink
Elizabeth Alyda ObbinkElizabeth Alyda Obbink was born on May 14, 1884 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. She was the twin of Ben Obbink. She is listed on the 1885 & 1900 censuses of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE with her parents. Elizabeth married Albert H. TeSelle about 1905 and they had 3 children. (Albert was the son of Harmen & Johannah TeSelle. His brother Evert & sister Helena also married Elizabeth's siblings Minnie & Henry.) I have found different names for Elizabeth in different records. Albert & "Alida" are on the 1910 census of census North Lynden Pct, Whatcom Co., WA. She is listed as"Almata" are on the 1920 census, also in Lynden, Whatcom Co., WA. Elizabeth is listed in her mother's obit in 1928 as Mrs. A.H. TeSelle of Linden, Wash. Albert & "Alyda" are on the 1930 census of Sunnyside, Yakima Co., WA. Albert's occupation is listed as "salesmen department store" in 1910, "salesman grocery store" in 1920 and "carpenter private job" in 1930. Albert died Oct. 13, 1932 in Moxee, WA. Lizzie is listed on her sister Minnie's obit in 1946 as Elizabeth Obbink of Yakima, WA. Elizabeth Alyda Obbink TeSelle died on March 7, 1955 in Moxee, Yakima Co., WA. Albert & Lizzie are both buried in the Holland Cemetery, Moxee City, Yakima, Washington. Lizzie is buried under the name Alyda TeSelle.
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Tombstone of Albert H. TeSelle
Tombstone of Elizabeth Alyda Obbink TeSelle
Dena ObbinkBerdena "Dena" Obbink was born on October 24, 1887 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. She is listed at age 12 with her parents on the 1900 census of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. Dena married Clarence B. Laird about 1909 in Lancaster Co., NE, and they had 2 sons. The family is listed on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Lancaster Pct, Lancaster Co., NE. Clarence is listed in 1910 as being a dairy farmer, and in 1920 as Farmer, General Farm. The family moved from the farm to the city sometime between 1920 to 1928, and Dena is listed in her mother's obit in 1928 as Mrs. C.B. Laird of Lincoln. The family is listed on the 1930 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE with Clarence's occupation given as Greens Keeper, Country Club and Dena's occupation given as Head Waitress, Party House. Clarence & Dena moved from Nebraska to California sometime between 1930 to 1940. Berdena "Dena" Obbink Laird died on December 02, 1940 in Los Angeles Co., CA. Clarence B. Laird died on October 19, 1953 in Los Angeles Co., CA.
Photo Clarence B. Laird & Dena Obbink
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Dick ObbinkRichard John"Dick" Obbink was born on October 4, 1889 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. He is listed with his parents in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. on the 1900 census as Dick, age 10. Dick & Albert Obbink are both living with their sister Minnie and brother-in-law Evert TeSelle on the 1910 census of Lancaster Pct, Lancaster Co., NE. Dick married Caroline Hester about 1910 in Lancaster Co., NE and they had 5 children. When Richard filled out his WWI Draft card on June 5, 1917, he was 27 years old, medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and light colored hair. He was married with 3 children and working as a Dairyman for Roberts Sanitary Dairy Co., Lincoln, Nebraska. His residence was listed as Normal, Nebraska. The family is listed on the 1920 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE with Richard's occupation given as Cashier, Dairy. He is listed in his mother's obit in 1928 as R. J. Obbink of Lincoln. The family is listed on the 1930 census Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE with Richard's occupation given as Accountant, Dairy Plant. He is listed in his sister Minnie's obit in 1946 as Richard Obbink of Lincoln, NE. Richard John"Dick" Obbink died in May 1967 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska.
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1917 WWI Draft Card Richard Obbink
Albert ObbinkAlbert J. Obbink was born on June 27, 1891 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. He is listed with his parents on the 1900 census of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. Dick & Albert Obbink are both living with their sister Minnie and brother-in-law Evert TeSelle on the 1910 census of Lancaster Pct, Lancaster Co., NE. Albert married Isa B. (last name?) about 1914 and they had 3 children. I have not found the family on the 1920 census at this time. Albert is listed in his mother's obit in 1928 as living in Omaha, NE. The family is listed on the 1930 census of Columbus, Platte Co., Nebraska with Albert's occupation given as Commercial Salesman, Creamery Company. He is listed in his sister Minnie's obit in 1946 as Albert Obbink of Carrol, IA. Albert J. Obbink died on April 1, 1967, probably in Jackson Co., MO. His listing on the SSDI says that his Social Security number was issued in MO and that his last place of residence was in Jackson Co., MO. Isa died in May 1982, also probably in Jackson Co., MO.
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Garret ObbinkGarret Obbink was born on February 19, 1894 in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE.He is listed with his parents on the 1900 census, and with his brother Henry on the 1910 census, both in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. When he filled out his WWI Draft Registration on June 5, 1917, he listed his birthplace and place of residence as both being Firth, Nebraska. At that time he was age 24, single, and a self-employed farmer. He was tall, medium build, with blue eyes and dark hair. He stated that he had a fractured knee and one defective eye. Garret is listed in the household of his married brother Benjamin on the 1920 census of Panama Pct, Lancaster Co., NE. Garret married Maxine B. (last name?) about 1924 in Nebraska and they had 2 sons. Garret is listed in his mother's obit in 1928 for some unknown reason as Dan Obbink of Omaha, NE. Garret & Maxine & family are listed on the 1930 census of Panama Pct, Lancaster Co., NE. They moved from Nebraska to Oregon at some time between 1930 to 1946. Garret is listed in his sister Minnie's obit in 1946 as Garret Obbink of Portland, OR. Garret C. Obbink died in Dec 19, 1963 in Oregon. On the SSDI it says he got his Social Security number in NE, and that his last place of residence was in OR.
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Susie ObbinkSusanna "Susie" Obbink was born on September 20, 1895 in South Pass, Lancaster Co. NE. She is listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses with her parents in South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. Susie married Henry John Tenhulzen about 1914 in NE and they had two sons. The family is listed on the 1920 census of Panama Pct, Lancaster Co., NE. Susie is listed in her mother's obit in 1928 as Mrs. H. J. Tenhulzen of Firth, NE. The family moved from Lancaster to Gage Co., NE sometime between 1928 to 1930, and they are listed on the 1930 census of Nemaha, Gage Co., NE with their two sons and Susie's father Derk. The family moved from Nebraska to Iowa sometime between 1930 to 1936. Susie is listed in her sister Minnie's obit in 1946 as Mrs. Susie Tenhulzen of Dennison, IA. Susie Obbink Tenhulzen. Susanna "Susie" Obbink Tenhulzen died in December 1973 in Denison, Crawford Co., IA.
Photo Henry J. & Susie Obbink Tenhulzen
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