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Notes for Marinus "Martin" Vandewege

The Families of Martinus VanDeWege

Named Marinus after his maternal grandfather, but later in life went by the name Martin.

Child: Marinus van de Wege
Gender: Male
Place of birth: Bruinisse
Date of birth: Thursday, April 12, 1849
Father: Martinus van de Wege
Mother: Ester Elizabeth van Driel
Event: Geboorte (birth)
Date: Thursday, April 12, 1849
Event place: Bruinisse
Source type: BS Geboorte (birth)
Organisation: Zeeuws ArchiefZeeuws Archief
Place: Middelburg
Collection region: Zeeland
Archive: 25
Registration number: BRU-G-1849
Record number: 24
Record date: 12 April 1849
Record place: Bruinisse

1854 - probably immigrated to USA with his parents

1858 - his father remarried in Wisconsin

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

Had a half-brother born in 1861 named Martinus

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
Adran STRZA Other W Male W 63 HOLL Boarder-Land Lord HOLL HOLL

1900 census Panama, Lancaster Co., Nebraska
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 Co., Nebraska
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 Co., NE
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

1930 census

1931 - Jozina died
From: Dean & Marlene Johnson []
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 8:50 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Jane Brethouwer

Hi Kari,

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.