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Notes for Berdena "Dena" Obbink Laird

The Family of Derk Jan Engelbarts Obbink & Berendina Frederika Nusselder

1900 census South Pass, Lancaster Co., Nebraska page 293
#95/103
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

1910 census Lancaster Pct, Lancaster Co., NE sheet 10A
#195/199
Clarence B. Laird, head, age 30, md 1 yr, Iowa/Wisconsin/Iowa, farmer, dairy farming
Dena, wife, age 22, md 1 yr, 0 births, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Virgil Gostinger, hired man, age 17, Ohio/Ohio/New Jersey, laborer, working out
Fred Murry, hired man, age 29, New York/New York/New York, farm laborer, working out

1920 census Lancaster Pct, Lancaster Co., NE January 9, 1920
#64/65
Clarence Laird, head, age 40, Iowa/Wisconsin/Iowa, farmer, general farm
Berdena, wife, age 32, Nebraska/Holland/Holland
Kenneth, son, age 6, Nebraska/Iowa/Nebraska
Dean A., son, age 3 - 2/12ths, Nebraska/Iowa/Nebraska

1930 census Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE District 43 Sheet 8B
1808 South 51st Street #206/211
Clarence Laird, head, age 50, age at first marriage - 27, Iowa/Wisconsin/Iowa, greens keeper, Country Club
Berdena, wife, age 42, age at first marriage - 19, Nebraska/Holland/Holland, head waitress, Party House
Kenneth L., son, age 16, Nebraska/Iowa/Nebraska
Dean B., son, age 13, Nebraska/Iowa/Nebraska
Julia Laird, mother, age 71, widowed, Iowa/Virginia/Virginia

Jan 18 1928 - RITES FOR EARLY SETTLER
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.

California Death Index
LAIRD BERDENA FEMALE 24 Oct 1887 2 Dec 1940 NEBRASKA LOS ANGELES 506076295 OBBINK

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> Kari,
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Hi. My name is Thomas Laird. My father is Kenneth. His parents were Clarence Laird and Dena Obbink. Dad is 90 and he and mom live is Sugar Land Texas. Small world. Dad was born and raised in Nebraska, as you already know. I found your website with pictures and was so excited to find out a little about my Dad's side of the family. Dad was excited too. It is very hard to find anyone related to us on his side. I see that you are in Texas also. Great job on the history and photos. I had never seen my grandmother before I found your website. Thanks for all the hard work.
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> Thomas Laird
> St. Louis Mo.