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Notes for Benjamin "Ben" Obbink

The Family of Derk Jan Engelbarts Obbink & Berendina Frederika Nusselder

Nebraska State Census 1885
Name: Dick Obbink
Race: W
Age: 36
Birth Place: Holland
ED: 493
Loc: South Pass Precinct,Lancaster,Nebraska
Date: 04 Jun 1885
Enumerator: J. C. Alexander
Locality: Midway Borough
ED: 192
OSPage Number: 9B
Also in household:
Name: Dena Obbink Race: W Age: 34 Birth Place: Holland
Name: John Obbink Race: W Age: 10 Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: John W. Obbink Race: W Age: 7 Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: Minnie Obbink Race: W Age: 5 Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: Henry Obbink Race: W Age: 3 Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: Benny Obbink Race: W Age: 1 Birth Place: Nebraska
Name: Lizzie Obbink Race: W Age: 1 Birth Place: Nebraska

1900 census South Pass, Lancaster Co., Nebraska page 293
D. J. Obbink, head, Dec 1868, age 51, md 30 yrs, Holland/Holland/Holland, imm. 1868
Dena, wife, Nov 1850, age 49, md 30 yrs, 14 births, 11 surviving, Holland/Holland/Holland, imm. 1868
Minnie, daughter, Jan 1880, age 20, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Henry, son, Feb 1882, age 18, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Lizzie. daughter, May 1884, age 16, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Bennie, son, May 1884, age 16, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Dena, daughter, Oct 1887, age 12, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Dick, son, Oct 1889, age 10, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Albert, son, June 1892, age 8, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Garret, son, Jan 1894, age 6, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Susie, daughter, Sept 1896, age 4, Nebraska/Holland/Holland

Married Minnie about 1909

1910 census Panama Pct, Lancaster Co., Nebraska Sheet 7B
Benjamin Obbink, age 25, md 1 yr, NE/Holland/Holland, farmer, general farm
Minnie, wife, age 25, md 1 yrs, 0 births, MN/Holland/Holland

1920 census Panama Pct, Lancaster Co., Nebraska page 235 Sheet 4A
Benjamin Obbink, age 35, NE/Holland/Holland, farmer, grain & stock
Minnie, wife, age 35, MN/Holland/Holland
Clinton E., son, age 6, NE/NE/MN
Wilbur R., son, age 3, NE/NE/MN
Garrit, brother, age 25, NE/Holland/Holland, farmer, grain

Mrs. D.J. Obbink Will be Buried Friday
Holland Neb., - Funeral services for Mrs. D.J. Obbink, pioneer in this section of the state, will be held at the Holland Reformed church at 2 pm Friday. Burial will be made at the Holland cemetery. Mrs. Obbink was born in the Netherlands seventy-one years ago. At the age of sixteen her family transferred to America, settling in Wisconsin. After residing there a short period, Mrs. Obbink moved to this city. She is survived by her husband an nine children; Mrs. E.J. TeSelle, Mrs. C.B. Laird, Henry and R.J. Obbink, all of Lincoln; Mrs. A.H. TeSelle of Linden, Wash; Mrs. H.J. Penhussen and Benjamin Obbink, both of Firth, Neb., and Dan and Albert Obbink, both of Omaha. She also leaves many grandchildren and other relatives.

1930 census Panama, Lancaster Co., NE
Benjamine O. Obbink, head, age 45, age at first marriage - 24, NE/Holland/Holland, farmer
Minnie, wife, age 45, age at first marriage - 24, MN/Holland/Holland
Clinton E., son, age 16, NE/NE/MN
Wilbur R., son, age 13, NE/NE/MN
Leland M., son, age 8, NE/NE/MN

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1946, The Lincoln Star
Mrs TeSelle Dies; Shop Manager Here
Mrs. Minnie TeSelle, 66, of 632 Marshall, manager of the Katherine K Garment shop located in the Barkley Building, died Tuesday morning at a local hospital. A lifetime resident of the state, she was born in Holland and had made her home in Lincoln for the past 39 years. She was a member of Elm Park Methodist Church here. Surviving are her husband, Everett J.; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Fisher, Mrs. Joanna Rasmussen, and Mrs. Evelyn Krieck, all of Lincoln; five brothers, Richard & Henry Obbink, both of Lincoln, Ben Obbink, Firth, NE., Albert Obbink, Carrol, IA, and Garret Obbink, Portland, OR; two sisters, Mrs. Susie Tenhulzen, Dennison, IA, and Elizabeth Obbink, Yakima, WA; and seven grandchildren.

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Subject: Obbink Family Research

> I just went on and reviewed the Obbink Family information.
> My great grandfather is Derk Jan Engelbart OBBINK
> My granfather is Benjamin Obbink
> My father is Leland Milford Obbink
> I am Elaine Lee OBBINK Zimmerman
> I am doing genealogy research on the Obbink line. I have information on this line going back to the Netherlands.
> Does anyone know when and where Derk Jan Engelbart Obbink and Arend Jan OBBINK came to America. I have Derk naturalization papers but looking for his port of entry. Family stories says that both of them came to America together in 1867. Later Derk moved to Holland NE but Arend stayed in WI.
> I am planning to attend the National Genealogical Conference in Milwaukee, WI in a few weeks. Anyone planning to attend or live near by. I live in > Woodstock, MD.
> Elaine Obbink Zimmerman

Ramona Johnsen Hartley Geneology Database
Entries: 40735 Updated: Sat Feb 15 14:39:35 2003 Contact: Ramona Hartley
ID: I35450
Name: Benjamin OBBINK
Given Name: Benjamin
Surname: Obbink
Sex: M
Death: BEF 9 FEB 2002
Change Date: 1 MAR 2002 at 09:01:24

Marriage 1 Minnie VANDERBEEK
Wilbur OBBINK b: 7 DEC 1916 in Firth,Lancaster County,Nebraska
Clinton OBBINK
Benjamin Obbink
Ref. Nr. : 489
Geslacht: Man
Geboren: 14 Mei 1884 in South Pass, Lancaster, Nebraska, USA
Informatie: Twin of Elizabeth.
Overleden: 11 Mrt 1955 in Firth, Nebraska, USA
Informatie: Firth, Nebraska, USA
Informatie: farmer