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The Families of Martinus VanDeWege

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 Grant Twp, Norton Co., Kansas
John VanderWege, head, May 1866, age 34, md 10 yrs, WI/Netherlands/Netherlands, Farmer
Mary N., wife, Feb 1870, age 30, md 10 yrs, no births listed, NE/IN/IN
Jennie Miller, niece, Aug 1892, age 7, NE/Blank/WI
Martinus VanderWege, head, June 1861, age 38, md 10 yrs, WI/Netherlands/Netherlands, Farmer
Maggie, wife, June 1870, age 29, md 10 yrs, 5 births, 5 surviving, Iowa/Netherlands/Netherlands
Martinus Jr., son, Feb 1891, age 9, NE/WI/IA
Lewis, son, July 1893, age 6, KS/WI/IA
Wilhelmina, daughter, July 1895, age 4, KS/WI/IA
Gerrit, son, March 1897, age 3, KS/WI/IA
William, son, Feb 1900, age 3 months, KS/WI/IA

1910 census Grant Twp, Norton Co., Kansas
John Vandewege, head, age 43, 1st marriage, md 20 yrs, WI/Unknown/Unknown, Farmer
Mary A., wife, age 40, 1st marriage, md 20 yrs, no births listed, NE/US/US
Jennie Miller, niece, age 17, NE/US/WI
Martinus Shewonskie, In Custody, age 14, Unknown/Unknown/Unknown, laborer, home farm
Martinus Vandewege, head, age 48, 1st marriage, md 20 yrs, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer
Maggie, wife, age 39, 1st marriage, md 20 yrs, 7 births, 7 surviving, Iowa/Holland/Holland
Martemus, son, age 19, NE/WI/IA, Farm hand
Louis, son, age 16, KS/WI/IA, Farm hand
Minnie J, daughter, age 14, KS/WI/IA
Garret, son, age 13, KS/WI/IA
Willie, son, age 10, KS/WI/IA
Bert, son, age 7, KS/WI/IA
Loucille, daughter, age 4, KS/WI/IA

1920 census South Pass, Lancaster Co. Nebraska
John Vandewege, head, age 53, WI/Netherlands/Netherlands, Farmer
Marean, wife, age 48, NE/IN/IN

1930 census Firth, Lancaster Co., Nebraska
John Vandeweger, head, age 63, age at first marriage - 24, WI/Netherlands/Netherlands
Mary A., wife, age 60, age at first marriage - 21, NE/IN/IN

July 27, 1931 - Mary Ann died

3 Dec. 1936 - listed in brother Dick's obit as living in Firth, Nebraska

October 17, 1950 - John died
Mary Ann Van Dewege
Birth: Feb. 26, 1870
Death: Jul. 27, 1931
Holland Cemetery
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

John Van Dewege
Birth: May 28, 1866
Death: Oct. 17, 1950
Holland Cemetery
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

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.