Notes for Martinus Vandewege (Elder)
Had a half-brother born in 1861 also named Martinus
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 - ? Not with his father or his sister Helena
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
Martin VANDEWEGE Self M Male W 29 HOLL Farmer HOLL HOLL
Cynthia VANDEWEGE Wife M Female W 18 HOLL Keeping House HOLL HOLL
Anna VANDEWEGE Dau S Female W 2M NE At Home HOLL HOLL
Adran STRZA Other W Male W 63 HOLL Boarder-Land Lord HOLL HOLL
1900 census Panama, Lancaster Co., NE
Martin VanderWege, head, Sept 1849, age 50, md 20 yrs, Netherlands/Netherlands/Netherlands, imm 1852, in US 48 yrs, naturalized, Farmer
Jozina, wife, March 1863, age 37, md 20 yrs, 10 births, 8 surviving, Netherlands/Netherlands/Netherlands, imm 1869, in US 31 yrs
Martinus, son, Oct 1883, age 16, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
Esther, daughter, Jan 1885, age 15, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
Herbert, son, Dec 1886, age 13, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
John, son, Sept 1888, age 11, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
Dick, son, June 1890, age 9, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
Cornelius, son, Oct 1892, age 7, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
Jennie, daughter, May 1895, age 5, Nebraska/Netherlands/Netherlands
1910 census Panama, Lancaster
Martin VanderWege, head, age 58, 1st marriage, md 30 yrs, HolDutch/HolDutch/HolDutch, imm 1852, naturalized, Farmer, general farm
Jozina, wife, age 47, 1st marriage, md 30 yrs, 10 births, 8 surviving, HolDutch/HolDutch/HolDutch, imm 1870
John, son, age 21, Nebraska/HolDutch/HolDutch
Dick, son, age 19, Nebraska/HolDutch/HolDutch
Cornealus, son, age 17, Nebraska/HolDutch/HolDutch
Jennie, daughter, age 14, Nebraska/HolDutch/HolDutch
1920 census South Pass, Lancaster
Martin Vandewege, head, age 69, imm 1867, naturalized, Netherlands/Netherlands/Netherlands, Occupation None
Jozina, wife, age 57, imm unknown, naturalized, Netherlands/Netherlands/Netherlands, Occupation None
1926 - Martin died
1931 - Jozina
From: Dean & Marlene Johnson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:50 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Jane Brethouwer
I hope all of the information below is clear, helpful and not too confusing...
Jane Brethouwer (daughter of Evart and Helena) b. Sept. 9, 1871 at Holland, Lancaster Co., NE and died Jan. 7, 1917 at Firth NE and is buried at the Firth Cemetery. She married Martin Vermaas on the 18th of March 1888 at the Lancaster County Courthouse. I do have a copy of the Marriage Certificate if you would like one. Martin Vermaas was b. Sept. 9, 1867 at Cedar Grove, Sheboygan Co., WI, d. Feb. 9, 1944 at Lincoln, NE, buried at Firth. He was a farmer, salesman and minister.
They had 13 children and three of them died in infancy but for the remaining 10, there are descendants. After Jane died, Martin married again on Sept. 9, 1917 to Ida (Olson) Van De Wege (widow of John who was the son of Martinus VanDeWege II who was my Great Grandfather and was married to Jozina Vermaas), Ida died in Nov. 1918, then he married Tony Brethouwer's (brother to Jane) widow Elizabeth (Limbeck) Brethouwer (this marriage is from a genealogy of the Vermaas Family but differs from the VanDeWege Family). All of the children were from Jane and Martin. I do have a record of the descendants if you would like me to mail it to you, I can run a copy for you.
I have not done any research on this line for a long time and cannot remember if there were other Tony Brethouwers in Nebr. because I have Tony Brethouwer (son of Evart & Helena) b. April 7, 1869 at Holland NE, being married to Josephine Visco on ______, ____, 1888 and he died April 8, 1915. Do you have a marriage record for Tony Brethouwer? I have not looked for it.
My pedigree charts show Tony, Jane and Christopher all being born in Nebraska. My Aunt who is now 94 started all of this 50 years ago and her children were not interested so she gave me all of her charts about 25+ years ago and I didn't have time to do anything with them until about 8 years ago after my children were grown and out of the house. I still don't have a great deal of time to spend on it as I still work full time and my mother is 97 and has resided at the Firth Nursing Home for over two years now. Great Aunt Jennie (VanDeWege) Te Selle helped with information for the VanDeWege and Vermaas genealogy many years ago. I must say with 4 Martin(is)(us) VanDeWeges and all descendants of the first has been a challenge and a nightmare. Then there are all the Janna, Jane and Jennies in all of the families connected!
I do not have any photos of the Evart & Helena Brethouwer family but wish I did.
Happy Mother's Day! We spent the day at Firth.