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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


1880 United States Census Centerville, Lancaster, Nebraska Page Number 365B
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John W. PREY Self M Male W 52 NY Farmer SCOT IRE
Francis PREY Wife M Female W 31 IN Keeping House PA KY
Gracie PREY Dau S Female W 8 NE NY IN
Annie PREY Dau S Female W 7 NE NY IN
Maggie PREY Dau S Female W 3 NE NY IN
Edna PREY Dau S Female W 1 NE NY IN
Calista LEHRNER Other S Female W 23 IN School Teacher PA KY
Martin VANDEWEGE Other S Male W 19 WI Farm Laborer HOLLAND HOLLAND

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 Grant Twp., Norton Co., KS
Tenis M. Vanderwege, , head, age 58, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, farm
Maggie, wife, age 48, Iowa/Holland/Holland
Garret, son, age 22, KS/WI/IA, Farmer, farm
William, son, age 19, KS/WI/IA
Bert, son, age 16, KS/WI/IA
Lucille, daughter, age 14, KS/WI/IA
Alfred R., son, age 8, KS

1930 census Grant Twp., Norton Co., KS
Martenus M. VanDeWege, head, age 68, age at first marriage - 28, WI/Holland/Holland, Farmer, general farm
Maggy, wife, age 59, Iowa/Holland/Holland
Alfred, son, age 18, KS/WI/Ioway, farm laborer, farm


May 30, 1953 - Martinus died


Martinus Vander Wege, son of Martinus Vander Wege and Johanna (Nee Tebrink), was born June 13, 1861 at Cedar Grove, Wisc. He departed from this life on May 30, 1953 at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 17 days. When he had reached the age of thirteen, he moved with his parents to Holland, Neb.

On March 6, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Boeve. Three years later, Mr. Vander Wege and his wife moved to a farm west of Prairie View. This union was blessed with six sons and two daughters.

Mr. Martinus Vander Wege was a charter member of the Prairie View Reformed church of Prairie View. He served on the first consistory of this church and served faithfully for seventeen years.

Those mourning his departure are: his wife, Maggie; eight children, Martinus Vander Wege, Prairie View. Louis Vander Wege, Denver. Minnie (Mrs. Bert Walcott), Denver. Gerritt Van Der Wege, Almena. William Van Der Wege, Long Island. Bert Van Der Wege, Prairie View. Lucille (Mrs. Henry Spoelstra, jr.), Prairie View. Alfred Van Der Wege at home. Besides the above he is survived by 24 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.

May the Bereaved experience the sustaining strength which Christ alone can give.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the reformed church of Prairie View with Rev. Henry Van Der Schaaf conducting the services. The hymns “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “Beyond the Sunset” were sung by a ladies’ quartet with Mrs. Herman Wolters accompanist on the organ. Other hymns she also played were “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Psalm 42.”

Flowerbearers were: Ida Van Der Wege, Irma Roos, Albert Koeppe, Norma Smith, Edna Van Der wege, Marilyn Spoelstra. Bennie and Neva Van Der Wege, Clarissa Wolcott and Rosetta Van Der Wege. Pallbearers were his six sons: Martinus, Louie, Gerrit, William, Bert and Alfred Van Der Wege.

Interment was made at the Prairie View Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to take this means to thank our many relatives, friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses shown us during the illness and death of our dear husband, father and grandfather. These tokens will never be forgotten and may God bless you. – Mrs. M. T. Van Der Wege and family. (Phillips County Kansas Review, June 18, 1953, submitted by Don Hansen)

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VANDERWEGE's are buried in the Luctor cemetery. It is a rural cemetery not far from Prairie View. VANDEWEGE's, no R, are buried in the Prairie View cemetery. The closest name to your list is Martenus. He was born June 13, 1861 and died May 30, 1953. He was married to Maggie Boeve. Martenus Jr. was born Feb 8, 1891 and died Jul 26, 1956. His wife's first name was Stevanna. She died Jun 23, 1986.
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Marriage: 06 MAR 1890 , Harlan, Nebraska