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The Families of Martinus VanDeWege

1860 census Holland, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin
Martinus Van de Wege, age 46, farmer, b. Holland
Johanna, age 19, b. Holland
Maria, age 13, b. Holland
Marinus, age 11, b. Holland
Derk, age 6 months, b. Wisconsin

1870 census Lancaster Co., Nebraska
Martinus Vandawege, age 65, farmer, b. Holland
Johanna, age 29, keeping house, b. Holland
Dierk, age 10, b. Wisconsin
Martinus, age 9, b. Wisconsin
Anna, age 5, b. Wisconsin
John, age 4, b. Wisconsin
Jane, age 1, b. Wisconsin
Next door to household of Christian Brethouwer, age 27

1880 United States Census South Pass, Lancaster, Nebraska Page Number 392A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Johannah VANDEWEGE Self W Female W 38 HOLL Keeping House HOLL HOLL
Martinus VANDEWEGE Son S Male W 18 HOLL Farm Hand HOLL HOLL
Anna VANDEWEGE Dau S Female W 15 WI House Work HOLL HOLL
John VANDEWEVE Son S Male W 14 WI Farm Work HOLL HOLL
Jane VANDEWEGE Dau S Female W 11 WI At School HOLL HOLL

1900 census Buda, Lancaster Co., Nebraska
D. J. Vandewege, head, Dec 1869, age 40, md 11 yrs. WI/Holland/Holland, Merchant, Dry Goods & ?
Emma, wife, April 1872, age 28, md 11 yrs, 4 births, 3 surviving, NE/OH/OH
George, son, June 1889, age 10, NE/WI/NE
Martinus, son, Jan 1892, age 8, NE/WI/NE
Savilla, daughter, Dec 1894, age 5, NE/WI/NE

1910 census Prairie View Twp. Phillips Co, KS
Dick J. VanDerWige, head, age 50, 1st marriage, md 21 yrs, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, general farm
Emma S., wife, age 39, 1st marriage, md 21 yrs, 8 births, 7 surviving, NE/OH/OH
George, son, age 20, NE/WI/NE
Martinus E., son, age 18, NE/WI/NE
Savilla, daughter, age 15, NE/WI/NE
John M., son, age 9, NE/WI/NE
Anna W., daughter, age 7, NE/WI/NE
Margeret, daughter, age 4, KS/WI/NE
Henry J., son, age 2, KS/WI/NE

1920 census Prairie View Twp. Phillips Co, KS
Dirk J. Van De Wege, head, age 60, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, general farm
Emma S., wife, age 49, NE/OH/OH
Martinus E., son, age 27, NE/WI/NE
John M., son, age 19, NE/WI/NE
Emma W., daughter, age 17, NE/WI/NE
Margaret, daughter, age 14, KS/WI/NE
Henry J., son, age 11, KS/WI/NE
Ruth E., daughter, age 9, KS/WI/NE

1930 census Grant, Norton Co, KS
Dick J. Vandewege, head, age 70, age at first marriage - 28, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, general farm
Emma S., wife, age 59, age at first marriage - 18, NE/OH/OH
Henry J., son, age 22, KS/WI/NE

Author: Ethel Dedering Date: 28 Jan 2006 12:00 AM GMT
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Am researching the Dirk & Emma Vanderwege family who were in Phillips County, Prairie View Twp. in the !010 & 1920 censuses; went there from Lancaster CO. NE. WOUld like to find obits of either one or of any family members: Martinus, John M., Emma W., Margaret, Henry J., Ruth E., Savilla who evidently died between the 2 censuses. OTtherwise, I do not have death dates; sorry but thought there might be an obituary list or cemetery inscriptions book around there somewhere. Would appreciate any response. Ethel in Nebraska
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Almena, Norton Co., Kansas
Transcribed by Howard Van De Wege for the Norton Genealogical Society February 2005
Van De Wege G. T. (Casey) (A.L.) 3/15/1897 2/2/1982
Van De Wege, Dick J. 12/13/1859 11/29/1936
Van De Wege, Emma S. 4/30/1870 12/29/1948
Van De Wege, Henry J. 3/19/1908 12/10/1959
Van De Wege, Hilda 2/22/1904 3/3/1994
Van De Wege, Marie 10/28/1910 9/25/200
Van De Wege, Pamela L. 11/22/1946 10/19/1997
Van De Wege, Teanus E. (A.L.) 1/20/1893 4/17/1956
Van Der Wege, George 6/28/1889 1/21/1961
Van Der Wege, Mabel 10/13/1895 5/9/1982
Mt. Hope Cemetery
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This data provided courtesy of Howard Van De Wege. We appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Van De Wege G. T. (Casey) (A.L.) 1897-1982 Block #9 Lot #33 N1/2
Van De Wege, Hilda 1904-1994 Block #9 Lot # 33N1/2
Van De Wege, Pamela L. 1946-1997 Block #9 Lot # 33S1/2

Van De Wege, Dick J. 1859-1936 Block #12 Lot #18 S1/2
Van De Wege, Emma S. 1870-1948 Block #12 Lot #18 S1/2
Van De Wege, Teanus E. (A.L.) 1893-1956 Block #12 Lot #18 S1/2

Van De Wege, Henry J. 1908-1959 Block #11 Lot #56 S1/2
Van De Wege, Marie 1910-2000 Block 11 Lot # 56 S1/2

Van Der Wege, George 1889-1961 Block #11 Lot #57 N1/2
Van Der Wege, Mabel 1895-1982 Block #11 Lot #57 N1/2
Norton Co., KS Obituary index
Van De Wege Hilda
Van De Wege Ida
Van De Wege Marie
VanDeWege Emma
VanDewege Hilda 1994
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ID: I0579
Sex: M
Birth: DEC 1860 in WI
Reference Number: 995
BIRTH-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: 1900 U. S. census for Buda Pct, Lancaster Co, NE which gives month & year of birth; 1910 & 1920 censuses for Prairie View Twp. Phillips Co, KS.
MARRIAGE: Married by County Judge; Witnesses George Peter and Harriett Peter.
PARENTS: (from marriage record) Martinus Vendewege and Johanna Tebrinko (spelling unclear); Dirk is also in the 1870 U. S. census, Lancaster Co, NE in the family of Martinus and Johanna Vandewege.
OCCUPATION: Merchant in the 1900 census; farmer in 1910 & 1920.
He evidently owned a store in Princeton in the early years of the century as there are numerous references to this in issues of THE HICKMAN ENTERPRISE. His brother, Martinus, evidently moved to KS first (cited in obit of another brother, John) and Dirk and his family moved there between 1906 & 1908 (Margaret born in NE, Henry in KS). It is probably likely he died in KS.
NAME CONFLICT: His name was often spelled Dick, both in census records and newspaper accounts, but Dirk was on marriage license and was used more frequently. There have also been multiple spellings of Vandewege.

Father: Martinus VANDEWEGE
Mother: Johanna TEBRINK

Marriage 1 Emma S. PETER b: APR 1872 in NE
Married: 11 DEC 1888 in Lincoln, Lancaster, NE
George VANDEWEGE b: 25 JUN 1890 in , Lancaster, NE
Martinus E VANDEWEGE b: 10 JAN 1892 in , Lancaster, NE
Savilla VANDEWEGE b: 7 DEC 1894 in , Lancaster, NE
John M. VANDEWEGE b: ABT 1901 in , Lancaster, NE
Emma W. VANDEWEGE b: ABT 1903 in , Lancaster, NE
Margaret VANDEWEGE b: ABT 1906 in , Lancaster, NE
Henry J. VANDEWEGE b: ABT 1909 in , , KS
Ruth E. VANDEWEGE b: ABT 1911 in , , KS



Almena Plaindealer (Almena, Norton Co, Kansas)
3 Dec. 1936; Emma's the same paper for 6 Jan 1949.

Dick VanDeWege Dies At Home Sunday

Dick John VanDeWege, 76, for 29 years a resident of Norton County, died at 1:45 o'clock Sunday morning, at his home in Almena. He had been in failing health for some time from asthma and heart disease.

Mr. and Mrs. VanDeWege moved to Almena in 1932, retiring from farm life.

Dick John, son of Martinus and Johanna Wilhemna VanDeWege, was born in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, December 13, 1859. He died in Almena, Kansas November 29, 1936, age 76 years, 11 months and 16 days.

The family moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska, in 1867. He grew to manhood there and was married to Emma Savilla Peters, of Princeton, Nebraska, December 11, 1898. To this union were born nine children, all of whom except Jennie, who died at the age of 14 months, are living.

He, with his family lived in Nebraska until the spring of 1906 when they moved to the farm near Prairie View, Kansas. He was a farmer, then in business for some years and again on the farm until 1932, when he retired and moved to Almena, and lived here until his death.

He united with the Christian. Reformed Church soon after his marriage and on moving to Prairie View, united with the Reformed Church there keeping his membership there until the end. He was a faithful attendant at church until his health prevented. He has been a loving and faithful companion and father and friend of all. He was of that old type whose faith in God was the very
heart of his life, and was known as one who had such a faith in God.

He leaves to mourn his going his companion of nearly fifty years, his eight children. George of Denver; Teanus of Almena; Mrs. Savilla Dragt, Almena: John, Omega, Okla.; Mrs. Anna Kolste, Almena; Mrs. Margaret Gardner, Colorado Springs; Henry, Almena; Mrs. Ruth Smith, Gretna; two brothers, Teanus of Prairie View: John, of Firth, Nebr.; one sister, Mrs. Anna Liesveld, of
Holland, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the Almena Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon with the pastor. Rev. J. E. M. Chambers in charge. Rev. Harsevoort, pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Prairie View, read the scripture, and led in prayer. Three songs, "Rock of Ages," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Lead Kindly I Light," was sung by Mesdames Irma Keckley and Margaret Baird, Messers R. W. Fairchild and F. E. Gierhart, with Mrs. Ruth Short at the piano. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Pall bearers were Chester Short, Frank Sebelius, Fred Miner,
Lewis James, Louis Gishwiller, and J. C. McCammon.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the kind friends and neighbors for their sympathy in our bereavement, and the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Dick VanDeWege and Children.
Mr. and Mrs. Teanus VanDeWege.
Mr. and Mrs. John VanDeWege.
Mrs. Anna Liesveld.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral of Dick VanDeWege Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. George VanDeWege, Denver; Mrs. Margaret Gardner, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Ruth Smith, Gretna; Mr. and Mrs. M. T. VanDeWege and Alfred, Mr. and Mrs. Teanus VanDeWege Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Spoelstra, Mrs. Lewis VanDeWege and son Bert, all of Prairie View; Mr. and Mrs. Will VanDeWege, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walcott, all of Long Island; John VanDeWege, Dick. Hebert, Martin, and Corneal VanDeWege; Mr. and Mrs. John Meinen, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Meinen, all of Firth, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Teselle, Bennett, Nebr.; Mrs. Anna Liesveld and daughters Henrietta and Sarah, of Hickman, Nebr; Mr. and Mrs. John Schmailzl and Mr. Bernard Wilhelm of Princeton, Nebraska.

Almena Plaindealer (Almena, Norton Co, Kansas)
6 Jan 1949.
OBITUARY - Emma S. VanDeWege

Emma Savilla Peter, daughter of George and Margaret Peter, born April 30, 1870 near Princeton, Nebraska, and died December .... at the home of her daughter .... in Denver, Colorado, age, 78 years .... months, and 29 days.

She was married to Dick J Vandewege, December 11, 1888 in Lincoln, Nebraska. To this union were born nine children, who are .... except one, a daughter who died at the age of 14 months.

Mrs. VanDeWege, with her .... lived in Nebraska until the .... 1906, when they moved to .... near Prairie View, Kansas .... 1932 moved to Almena, Kansas.

Her husband preceded her on November 29, 1936.

She united with The Christian Reformed Church soon after her marriage and on moving to Kansas transferred her membership to the First Reformed Church at Prairie View, Kansas, keeping her membership there to the end. She was a quiet, unassuming Christian and a home loving mother, always willing to help in time of need. No sacrifice was too great for her loved ones.

She leaves to mourn her departure her eight children: George and Mrs. Savilla Dragt of Denver, Colorado; Teanus, Henry and Mrs. Anna Kolste of Almena, Kansas; Mrs. Margaret Gardner of Colorado Springs, Colorado; John of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Ruth Smith of Agra, Kansas; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Schmaiize of Hallam, Nebraska, and one brother, Charles, of Lincoln, Nebraska, besides a host of other relatives and friends,

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at two o'clock, January 3, 1943. The Rev. Tracy Archer conducted the services. Pall bearers were Carl Schnuerle, Dave Clouse, Hugh Hall, Frank Sebelius, Ira Mulder, Walter Lough and Otto Gutzman. Colleen Runyan and Carolyn Bartley sang "No. Night There," "Ivory Palaces," and "The Lord is My Shepherd," with Mrs. Ruth Short at the piano.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. VanDeWege, Mrs. Savilla Dragt and Mr. Andrew Wassenaar of Denver, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. John VanDeWege of Kingfisher, Okla.; Mrs. Margaret Gardner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Ruth Smith and family of Agra, Kans.; Mrs. Danny Ellis of Hutchinson, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. John Schmaiize of Hallam, Nebr.; Mrs Gladys Barnard of Princeton, Nebr.; Mr. Dick VanDeWege of Firth; Nebraska; Mr; and Mrs. Martin VanDeWege of Adams, Nebr.; Mr. Corneal VanDeWege of Hickman, Nebr.; Mr.
Cecil Liesveldt and the Misses Sarah and Henrietta Liesveldt of Holland, Nebr.;. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Essink of Panama, Nebr.; Mr. Wesley Mienen of Lincoln, Nebr.

Burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, beside her husband. Courtney Undertaking Co. was in charge.