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Tony Albernadus Brethouwer was born on August 11, 1808 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. He was the son of Adrianus Brethouwer & Catharina Helena Wanders
Arnolda Johanna Jentink was born on January 4, 1804 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. She was the daughter of Evert Jentink & Enneken Broekman

THE FAMILY OF TONY ALBERNADUS BRETHOUWER & ARNOLDA JOHANNA JENTINK

Tony Albernadus Brethouwer & Arnolda Johannh JentinkTony Albernadus Brethouwer & Arnolda Johanna Jentink were married on August 21, 1833 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. Their marriage record lists their names as "Tonnij Aalbernardus Brethouwer, te Aalten, 25 jaar,soldaat (born in Aalten, 25 years old, soldier) , son of Adrianus Brethouwer & Helena Catharina Wanders, and Arnolda Johanna Jentink, 29 jaar (years), daughter of Evert Jentink & Enneken.Blekkink. At the time of their marriage, Arnolda Johannah had a 2 year old son named Adrianus Jan that Tony acknowleged as being his child, and they had 5 more children after the marriage. The family emigrated from The Netherlands (Holland) to the USA in 1847, along with Johanna's father & stepmother, Evert & Harmina (Damkot) Jentink, and the family of Tony's half-brother Adrianus Brethouwer Jr. Family story states that Arnolda Johanna Jentink Brethouwer died enroute to the USA, and that she was buried at sea, but she is listed with the family on the passenger list of the ship Kath Jackson when it arrived in New York on September 28, 1847. She is not listed with the family on the 1850 census, so she died sometime betweeen 1847-1850. On immigration records in the Netherlands, both Tony & Adrianus Jr had listed their intended destination as Indiana, but both families settled in Wisconsin. Tony is listed with the children on the 1850 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Tony had a son named Herman John born on October 14, 1852 to mother Anna M., but I don't know if they were married. I believe Herman's mother was Johanna "Anna" Maria Kolwagen TeBrinke, widow of Derk Jan TeBrinke as Derk & Anna's youngest daughter Diena is listed at age 11 with Tony and Herman on the 1860 census. Anna is not listed with Tony or Herman John on any later census records, so she probably died between Herman's birth in 1852 to 1860. Tony is listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. In 1880 Tony is listed as "Father" in Herman's household. The last name on American census records has been spelled many ways, ie Brethouwer, Brethower, Brethour, etc. Tony Albernadus Brethouwer died on January 19, 1882 in Oostburg, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin.
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Marriage record for Tony & Arnolda stating Adrianus is Tony's son
Passsenger list for Kath Jackson arriving 1847

Children of Tony Albernadus Brethouwer & Arnolda Johanna Jentink:

Adrianus Jan BrethouwerAdrianus Jan Brethouwer was born on February 2, 1831 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. When Arnolda Johannah married Tony Brethouwer on August 21, 1833 Adrianus was already age 2. At the time of the marriage, Tony legitimized or acknowledged Adrianus as being his own. He is listed as Adrianus, age 16, with his parents on the passenger list of the ship Kath Jackson, that arrived in New York on September 28, 1847. Family story states that his mother died on the ship before they arrived, although she is also listed on the New York passenger list. She is not listed with the family on the 1850 census, so she died sometime between 1847-1850. Tony settled with the children in Wisconsin, and John, age 20, is listed with his father & siblings on the 1850 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Adrianus married Janna Seggers about 1850, and they had at least 2 children. (Janna is probably the Hanna Sygis, age 26, who is listed in Tony Brethouwer's household in 1850.) Adrianaus & Janna are listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI under the name Adrian Brethouwer, and living near Adrianus' father Tony. Janna died October 27, 1886 in Sheboygan Co., WI. Adrianus Jan Brethouwer died on March 20, 1895 in Holland, Sheboygan Co, WI. Adrianus Jan & Janna are buried in the Oostburg Cemetery, Sheboygan Co., WI.
Notes for Adrianus Jan Brethouwer
Marriage record for Tony & Arnolda stating Adrianus is Tony's son
Evert Jan BrethouwerEvert Jan Brethouwer was born on May 27, 1834 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is listed as Evert Jan, age 11, with his parents on the passenger list of the ship Kath Jackson, that arrived in New York on September 28, 1847. Family story states that his mother died on the ship before they arrived, although she is also listed on the New York passenger list. She is not listed with the family on the 1850 census, so she died sometime between 1847-1850. Everit, age 15, is listed with his father & siblings on the 1850 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Evert married Helena Van De Wege on July 12, 1858 in Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, and they had 12 children. Evert & Helena are listed with their family under the name John Brethouwer on the 1860 census of Wilson, Sheboygan Co., WI. They are listed under the name Evart Brethouwer on the 1870 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin. They emigrated from Wisconsin to Nebraska sometime between 1872-1876, and they are listed on the 1880, 1885 & 1900 censuses of South Pass (Firth), Lancaster Co., Nebraska. According to a family history, "Dr. Brethhouwer was a country doctor; both he and his wife were born in the Netherlands. In Wisconsin, the Brethouwers lived on a small farm or acreage which contained maple trees. They would tap the trees to collect buckets of maple syrup to use on the table and make candy. According to Aunt Minnie and Aunt Lena, it was the 'only kind of candy they had'. The Brethouwers later settled in Holland, Nebraska. Dr. Brethouwer had an office in his home. He pulled teeth, delivered babies, had different kinds of pills for any ailment one might have. As Aunt Jennie once remarked, "I guess he knew how to care for himself... he lived to be 93 years old." Helena Van De Wege Brethouwer died in 1902 in Holland, Lancaster Co., NE. After Helena's death, Evert married Caroline about 1903, probably in Lancaster Co., NE. It was the second marriage for Evert and third for Caroline. They are listed on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, both listed as age 78, married 7 years, and Caroline listed as having 2 births with 1 surviving child. Caroline probably died before 1920. Evert is listed as age 87 & widowed on the 1920 census of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE, living near his widowed daughter Esther Poort. Evert Jan Brethouwer died on May 18, 1923 in Holland, Lancaster Co., NE.
The Family of Evert Jan Brethouwer & Helena Van De Wege
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Hendrik Jan BrethouwerHendrik "Henry" Jan Brethouwer was born on July 8, 1836 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is listed as Hendriks Jan, age 9, with his parents on the passenger list of the ship Kath Jackson, that arrived in New York on September 28, 1847. Family story states that his mother died on the ship before they arrived, although she is also listed on the New York passenger list. She is not listed with the family on the 1850 census, so she died sometime between 1847-1850. Hendrick is listed with his father & siblings on the 1850 (age 14) & 1860 (age 23) censuses of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Hendrik married Elizabeth Seegrist on November 4, 1861 in Oostburg, Sheboygan Co., WI and they had 10 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Wisconsin to Nebraska between 1867-1869, and they are listed on the 1870 census of Lancaster Co., NE. I have not found the family on the 1880 census at this time. Based on birthplaces of their children, they moved from Nebraska to Kansas sometime between 1885-1888, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Prairie View, Phillips Co., KS. Hendrik "Henry" Jan Brethouwer died in 1915 in Prairie View, Phillips Co., KS. Elizabeth died in 1927.
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Harmen BrethouwerHarmen Jan Brethouwer was born on February 27, 1839 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. He died shortly before the familiy emigrated to America. He would have turned 8 years old the next month when he died. Harmen Jan Brethouwer died on January 19, 1847 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands.
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Christian BrethouwerChristian Brethouwer was born on March 5, 1842 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is listed as Christian, age 5, with his parents on the passenger list of the ship Kath Jackson, that arrived in New York on September 28, 1847. Family story states that his mother died on the ship before they arrived, although she is also listed on the New York passenger list. She is not listed with the family on the 1850 census, so she died sometime between 1847-1850. Christopher, age 9, is listed with his father & siblings on the 1850 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. He is listed as Christian, age 18, living with his brother Bernard (age 16) & Hendrick J. Brinke (age 17) on the 1860 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Christian married Janna "Jane" Engelina Lobeek on January 25, 1861 in Holland Twp, Sheboygan Co., WI, and they had 11 children. The family moved from Wisconsin to Nebraska about 1869, and they are listed on the 1870 census of Lancaster Co., NE. In 1870 their household is listed between the household of Martinus Vandewege, who was father of Helena Vandewege who married Christian's brother Evert Jan, and of Abraham & Maria (Vandewege) Kommers (who is Helena's sister). Christian & Jane are listed with their family on the 1880 & 1900 censuses of South Pass, Lancaster Co., NE. In 1900, Jane is listed as having 11 births with 7 surviving, and as immigrating to the USA in 1857. Christian & Jane moved from Lancaster Co., NE to Holt Co., NE sometime between 1900-1910, and they are listed on the 1910 census of Sheridan Twp, Holt Co., NE. In 1910, Jane is listed as having 3 births with 3 surviving children. Jane died on April 19, 1917 in Holt Co., NE. Christian is listed as the widowed father-in-law in the household of his married daughter Johanna (Mrs. Robert H.) McLachlan on the 1920 census of Atkinson, Holt Co., NE. Christian Brethouwer died on December 19, 1922 in Downs, Osborne Co., Kansas.
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Bernard Brethouwer

Jan Berend Brethouwer was born on July 7, 1845 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. He is listed as Jan Berend, age 1, with his parents on the passenger list of the ship Kath Jackson, that arrived in New York on September 28, 1847. Family story states that his mother died on the ship before they arrived, although she is also listed on the New York passenger list. She is not listed with the family on the 1850 census, so she died sometime between 1847-1850. Barnard, age 5, is listed with his father & siblings on the 1850 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. He is listed as Bernard, age 16, living with his brother Christian (age 18) & Hendrick J. Brinke (age 17) on the 1860 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Jan Berend enlisted in the Civil War in Co D of the Wisconsin Volunteers. He transferred to Co. G, 34th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers on Nov, 15, 1862, and his residence at that time was listed as Holland, WI. Jan Berend "Bernard" Brethouwer died on April 29, 1863 in Columbus, Kentucky while serving in the Civil War.
Notes for Jan Berend "Bernard" Brethouwer
Death of Jan Berend Brethouwer in the Civil War

Child of Tony Albernadus Brethouwer & Anna M. (probably Johanna "Anna" Maria Kolwagen TeBrinke)

Herman John BrethouwerHerman John Brethouwer was born on October 14, 1852 in Holland, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin. I believe Herman's mother was Johanna "Anna" Maria Kolwagen TeBrinke, widow of Derk Jan TeBrinke as Derk & Anna's youngest daughter Diena is listed at age 11 with Tony and Herman on the 1860 census. Anna is not listed with Tony or Herman John on any later census records, so she probably died between Herman's birth in 1852 to 1860. Herman is listed in the household of Tony Brethouwer on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Herman married Gertrude Jane Soerens on May 1, 1874 in Oostburg, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. At that time Anthony (Tony) Brethour is listed in the household as being Herman's father. Herman John Brethouwer died on June 19, 1895 in Sheboygan Co., WI. On his death record filed at the Sheboygan County courthouse, his parents are listed as Toney A. & Anna M. Brethouwer. He was age 42 when he died, and cause of death was listed as heart disease. Jane G. Brethouwer is listed as widowed with the children on the 1900 of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Herman John is buried in the Wolfert (Ooostburg) Cemetery, Oostburg, Sheboygan Co., WI.
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