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Eggebeen Family History


The following Family History was contributed by: Lois Andrews


This is what was recorded at the Gerformeerde Gemeente (Christian Reformed Church) in the Netherlands and per a letter written. The original Eggebeen's were from France and during the War of the Roses they moved to the Netherlands. The Eggebeen family is still well known as a Zeeland family in the Netherlands. The following is how the family descends:

Lambrecht Jansz And Jannetje Jansd.

David Jansz was born in Biezelinge (a town South of Kapelle, Netherlands) on 2-4-1640. He was then married on 5-8-1667 in St. Philipsland, Zealand, Netherlands.

Jacob Davidszoon married 1698 in St. Philipsland, Zealand, Netherlands.

Then the name changed to Mogebeen to Eggebeen per the church records.

David Eggebeen married 1724 in St. Annaland, Zealand, Netherlands (now Tholen). He was born in the 1700's and died 3-15-1805. He married Anthonijntje Cornella Pickaarts.

Cornelius Eggebeen was baptized in 1726.

Anthony Eggebeen was baptized in 1763 and married in 1785 in Zaamslag, Netherlands.

Anthony Eggebeen, Jr. was born in 1799 in Zaamslag, Netherlands.

Joos Eggebeen was born in 1823 in Axel, Netherlands.

Aerhout (circa) Eggebeen was born about 1840's in the Netherlands.

Anton Eggebeen born 1-8-1861 in Wolphaartsdijk, Netherlands and died 3-30-1918 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He is buried at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Cascade, WI. He married Maria "Mary" Josina Faasse. Per the 1910 census they were married for 27 years in the Netherlands and thus would have been married in the year 1883. Mary was born 8-1-1862 in the Netherlands and died 11-15-1932 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She is buried at the Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She is the mother of 18 children born but only 13 were living per the 1910 census.

Children of Anton and Mary:

Markus James Eggebeen was born 1-7-1884 in the Netherlands and died 9-25-1955 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He married Pieternella "Nellie" Hofman on 7-18-1905 in Sheboygan County, WI.

Joseph "Joos" Eggebeen was born 8-12-1885 in the Netherlands and died 8-22-1975 in Sheboygan, WI. He married Sarah Jensen on 4-18-1907 in Sheboygan County. She was born 1-9-1887 and died 12-30-1932. Then he married Leona Grunwald. She was born 4-18-1936 and died 12-20-1984.

Anton "Tom" Eggebeen Jr. was born 1886 in the Netherlands and died 11-14-1975. He married Kate ?. She was born 9-17-1887 and died 5-3-1972.

Maria "Mary" Eggebeen was born 6-11-1987 in the Netherlands and died 7-19-1972. She married John Devriend. He was born 8-17-1884 and died 3-1972.

Jana "Jennie" Eggebeen was born 12-20-1889 in the Netherlands and died 1-17-1956. She married John Vande Wege. He was born 12-2-1888 and died 11-18-1934 in a sewer cave in.

Jokard "John" William Eggebeen was born in 10-19-1892 in the Netherlands and died 8-20-1959. He married Anna Dieleman on 11-1-1917 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. She was born 8-17-1895.

Adrianna Helena "Edna" Eggebeen was born 2-22-1894 in the Netherlands and died 12-25-1969. She married W. Spurgeon Maus. He had red hair. He was born 2-22-1894 in California and died 5-18-1979 in Wisconsin.

Abraham Eggebeen was born 9-26-1895 in the Netherlands and died 3-26-1966. He married Elizabeth Hulee on 6-17-1920 in Sheboygan County, WI. She was born 2-27-1899 and died 10-22-1984.

Wilhelm "Bill" Eggebeen was born 2-14-1897 in the Netherlands and died 3-17-1983. He married Minnie De Maagh. She was born 1-12-1897 in Washington and died 4-19-1989.

Helena Adrianna Eggebeen was born 2-23-1901 in the Netherlands and died 10-13-1972 in Sheboygan, WI. She married Lionel Lange. He was born 9-23-1903 and died 7-29-1992.

Antonette "Nettie" Eggebeen was born 1-17-1902 in the Netherlands. She had polio and America would not allow cripples into the country. They drugged her and carried her into United States. She married Cornealius Katte. He was born 1-17-1902 and died 2-1-1967.

Janneke "Janette" Eggebeen was born 9-23-1903 in the Netherlands and died 10-13-1972. She married John Ver Hage. He was born 2-23-1901.

And Four Eggebeen children who died at birth in the Netherlands.

Alice Eggebeen born 7-11-1906 in Wisconsin and died 5-3-1993. She married Gerhard "Harry" Katte. He was a brother to Cornealius (Nettie's husband). He was born 10-10-1906 and died 3-6-1994.

Anton and his son, Markus Eggebeen came over on 4-11-1905 to the United States of America through Ellis Island. Anton and Markus came on the Potsdam ship to New York City.

Potsdam Ship

The Potsdam ship was a 12,606 gross ton ship and built in 1899 by Blohn & Voss, Hamburg for the Holland-America Line. Her details were 550 feet in length and had a beam of 62 feet. She had one funnel, two masts, twin screw, and a speed of 15 knots. There were accommodations for 2,292 passengers (282-1st class, 210-2nd class, and 1,800-3rd class. It was launched on 12-15-1899; she sailed from Rotterdam on her maiden voyage to New on 5-17-1900. In 1904 her funnel was lengthened by 23 feet to improve draught and made this ship easily recognizable. She commenced her last voyage from Rotterdam to New York on 4-24-1915. Then she went to the Swedish American Line and was renamed "Stockholm". She left Gothenburg on her first voyage for this company on 12-11-1915 and called at Kirk wall for contraband inspection on her way to New York. In 1922 she was reconditioned in Gothenburg and her funnel was reduced in height. Commenced her last voyage from Gothenburg to Halifax and New York on 9-29-1928. In 1929 she was converted to a Norwegian whale factory ship and renamed "Solglimt". In 1941 she was captured in the Antarctic by the German Armed Merchant Raider "Pinguin" and taken to Bordeaux. Later the same year she was put under the German Flag and renamed the "Sonderburg". On 6-29-1944 she was scuttled by the Germans at Cherbourg, raised in 1947and scrapped.

Anton then sent for the rest of the family to travel to America on the ship Ryndam or Rijndam. They also came over through Ellis Island in New York arriving on 6-6-1905 from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. They were from the small town of Wolphaartskijk, Netherlands. It was pasted on from generations that one could see Brussels, Belgium on a clear day from the hilltop on the edge of town. Wolphaartskijk was near the city of Ter Neuzne in the Netherlands and thus they used this name on entering America.

Ryndam or Rijndam Ship

Harlen & Wolff Limited in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1901 built the ship. It was weighted 12,527 gross tons. It was 575 feet long and 62 wide. It had a stream triple expansion engine and twin screw with a service speed of 15 knots. The Ryndam carried 2,282 passengers (286 first Class, 196 second class and 1,800 third class). It was built for Holland - America Line with a Dutch flag in 1901. Laid up in 1917 due to World War I and chartered by United States Navy with an American Flag in 1918. Then used as a troopship from Rotterdam - New York Service from 1919 - 1928. It was scrapped in Holland in 1929.

Anton Eggebeen and his family had a business where the family bound books, sold pictures, post cards and tobacco. The older sons went to the ships to sell their wares as they lived near the port where the ships docked.

They show up in the 1910 Sheboygan Census in the city of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

They traveled directly to Sheboygan, Wisconsin after the arrived. Here they lived for 7 years and then lived in Oostburg for a short while. They then farmed in the Town of Lyndon from 1917 on and then later moved back to Sheboygan when the sons were married and the girls could work doing various jobs in town. All the girls had tight wavy hair.

Joos Eggebeen (brother to Anton) married Maria Schipper in the Netherlands. Then he married Adrianna Polderdyk on 5-24-1894 per her obituary. But according to the Eggebeen bible her name was Adrianna Timmermann. Adrianna was born 9-7-1868 and died 6-15-1966 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Children of Joos and Maria:

David Eggebeen.

Maria Eggebeen.

Jacob Eggebeen.

Joseph "Joos" Eggebeen Jr. He married in 1914 to Mary Vande Wege in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Arnold Eggebeen was born 1-3-1889 and died 12-1977 in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Arnold married Madeline Van Dixhoorn on 5-6-1920 in Sheboygan County, WI. Arnold was very young when mom died.

Children of Arnold and Madeline:

Roland J. "Rollie" Eggebeen was born 2-25-1923 in Sheboygan Falls, WI and died 10-1-2004. He married Doris Anderson on 3-10-1952. Doris passed away on 7-14-1975. He then married Verna Krebsbach Abler on 9-2-1977.

Children of Roland and Doris:

Kevin Eggebeen. He married Shana ? (Ashley, Brenda, Eric, Kyra, and Bretta)

Karie Eggebeen. She married Dan Green. (Stephan, Alison, Kristen)

Step Children of Roland:

Terry (Karen) Abler. (Amy (Geoff) Salthouse & Adam)

Keith (Liz) Abler (Luke)

Duane (Ali) Abler (Jessica & Ben)

Rick (Libbie) Abler (Tate & Jacki)

Judy (Robert) Hughes (Haley & Calen)

Jake Eggebeen. He married and divorced Harriet ? They had no children. Then he married Shirley ?. She was born 1-21-1926 and died 11-1985. He is friends with Bonnie ? and lives in Arizona.

Children of Jake and Shirley:

Jay Eggebeen. Not married nor any children.

Jody Eggebeen. He is married, has 2 kids and lives in Arizona.

Margaret Eggebeen. She married Bernard Nesemann in 1948. He was born 9-24-1927 in Michigan and died 1-11-2002 in Florida. They ran Nesemann's Jewelers. His parents were Edwin and Elsie Soerkensen Nesemann. Edwin died in 1-1968.

Children of Margaret and Bernard:

Christine Nesemann was born in 1952. She married Gerald Wiesner. They adopted a girl. They own Plymouth Piggly Wiggly.

Michael Nesemann was born in 1959. He married Mary ?.

Children of Michael and Mary:

Jeremy Nesemann was born in 1978.

Christopher Nesemann was born in 1981.

Alex Nesemann.

Madeline Nesemann. (named after grandmother)

Teresa Nesemann. She married ? Konz. (4 Kids, One died crib death)

Ann Nesemann was born in 1965. She married ? Vande Hey. (girl 3 years old and boy 2 months old)

Second Generation in America

Markus James Eggebeen born 1-7-1884 in the Netherlands and died 10-25-1955 in Sheboygan, WI. He married Pieternella "Nellie" Hofman on 7-18-1905 in Sheboygan County, WI. She was born 1-5-1882 in the Netherlands and died 5-13-1953 in Wisconsin. They are both buried in Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan, WI.

Children of Markus and Nellie:

Anton Eggebeen born 5-27-1906 and died 9-19-1980 in Sheboygan, WI. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Ippel on 9-12-1929 in Sheboygan County, WI.

James Anton Eggebeen was born 7-7-1907 in Wisconsin and died 1-17-1985. He married June Lensink. She was born 6-26-1913 and died 10-8-1972. Then he remarried Catherine Dekker. She was born 7-15-1913 and died 12-6-1977.

Marie Eggebeen was born in 11-24-1909 in Wisconsin and died 7-4-1993. She married Milton Mallmann. He was born 10-18-1907 and died 12-4-1988.

Joseph "Joe" Frank Eggebeen was born 10-5-1911 in Wisconsin and died 10-17-1967. He married Isabel Torke. She was born 3-26-1912. This was her third husband. She is from the Torke Coffee Company.

Mark Eggebeen Jr. was born 10-12-1915 in Wisconsin and died 3-15-1991. He married Jenny Vande Puy.

Joseph "Joos" Eggebeen was born 8-12-1885 in the Netherlands and died 8-1975 in Sheboygan, WI. He married Sara Jansen on 4-18-1907 in Sheboygan County, WI. She was born 1-9-1887 and died 12-3-1932. Then he later married Leona Grunwald. She was born in 1936 and died in 1984.

Child of Joseph and Sarah:

Marie Eggebeen born 12-23-1908 and died 5-27-1984 in Howards Grove, WI. She married Harvey Vetten.

Martin "Marty" Eggebeen was born 6-10-1909. He married Helen Grohskopf on 9-25-1935 in Sheboygan County, WI. She was born in 1912 and died in 1994.

Elcie Eggebeen was born 1-15-1915 and died 8-19-1994. She married Henry J. Menzer. He died in 1975. He ran Menzer Glass Company. Then she married Charlie O'Connel.

Dena Eggebeen was born 12-24-1915. She married Robert Columbos. He was born in 1912 and died in 1988.

Janette "Janet" Eggebeen was born 6-21-1919 and died 5-4-2000 in Wisconsin. She married and divorced Lester Soucheck. She had one son, Jack Arthur Soucheck. Lester was born in 1917. She married Robert Kirst. Robert was born 7-14-1909 and died 7-27-1984. He had Neil Kirst. Then she married Karl Fibiger in 1986. He was born 10-18-1913 and died 1-4-2001. He had two, Daniel & Jeanie Fibiger.

Anton Eggebeen was born 6-23-1920 and died 11-12-1997 in Wisconsin. He married Elaine Hacker on 1-18-1947. She was born 10-4-1922 and died 8-10-1978.

Anton "Tom" Eggebeen was born 1886 in the Netherlands and died 11-14-1975. He married Kathryn "Kate" ? She was born 9-17-1884 and died 5-3-1972. Kate was a very stylish woman and often known for wearing big hats. This was Kate's second marriage as Gertrude was from her first husband but took on the Eggebeen name.

Children of Tom and Kate:

Gertrude Eggebeen. She married William Yaseldyke.

Anton Eggebeen. He married Jean Kruster.

Corneil "Neil" Eggebeen. He married Dorothy ?. She died 12-15-1979.

Clarence Eggebeen. He never married.

Maria "Mary" Eggebeen was born in 1887 and died 1972. She married John Devriend. He was born in 1884 and died in 1932. Her marriage was annulled to Lundert Den Boer.

Children of Mary and John:

Marie Devriend was born 9-30-1909 and died 12-15-1997. She married and divorced Carl Hiers. He was born on 5-30-1907.

Josina Devriend was born 3-25-1912. She married Art Lubbers.

Johanna Devriend was born 7-24-1915. She had polio. She married Leland Lord. He died in a plane crash on 3-12-1950. Then she married George Gibson on 1-26-1955. He was born 5-30-1915 and died 4-6-1978.

Elena Devriend was born 1-31-1919 and died 1-8-2004. She married Walter Meerstein. He was born 5-11-1920 and died 12-31-2003. He had one daughter from previous marriage. They had no children.

Johannes "John" Devriend Jr. was born 1-13-1923 and died 6-6-1981. He married and divorced Jesse Royce. She was born 11-11-1927.

Jana "Jennie" Eggebeen was born in 12-20-1889 and died in 1956. She married John Vande Wege. He was born in 1888 and died 1934 from a sewer cave in.

Children of Jennie and John:

Jacob "Jake" Vande Wege was born 7-29-1911 and died 3-13-1967. He married Jane Tinley.

Marie Vande Wege. She died in 1917.

Anton "Tony" Vande Wege was born 11-13-1917 and died in 3-1967. He married and divorced Elvira Cleavers. His second marriage to Gwendolyn ? was annulled. Then he married Donna Peterson.

Cornelia Vande Wege was born 1-27-1920 and died 12-18-1983 in Texas. She married Otis Kiehl.

Mary Vande Wege was born 5-15-1922 and died 4-8-1997. She married and divorced Vilas Holbrook.

Lucille Vande Wege was born 5-13-1926 and died 11-18-2003. She married Lowell Van Esse. He died in 2003.

Janie Vande Wege. She was born on the 4th of July in 1927 and was a firecracker of a kid and died 12-7-2001. She married Mr. Armstrong. They had no children.

John Eggebeen was born in 1892 and died in 1959. He married Anna Dieleman on 11-1-1917 in Sheboygan County, WI. She was born 8-17-1895. He is the only one of the kids that went into the military.

Children of John and Anne:

Edna Eggebeen was born 10-15-1918. She married John Bustraan in 1942.

William Eggebeen was born 1-12-1920 and died 7-4-1936.

Marie Eggebeen was born 5-28-1921. She married Norman Bolhuis.

Anton Eggebeen was born 7-7-1923 and died 2-26-1994. He never married.

Katherine Eggebeen was born 4-5-1930. She married John Colyn.

Adriana Helena "Edna" Eggebeen was born 1894 and died 1969. She married Spurgon G. Maus. He was born 2-22-1894 and died 5-18-1979. They had no children.

Abraham "Abe" Eggebeen was born 9-26-1895 in the Netherlands and died 3-1966 in Cascade, WI. He married Elizabeth Hurlee in Wisconsin. She was born 2-27-1899 and died 10-22-1984.

Children of Abe and Elizabeth:

Marie Josephine Eggebeen was born 7-13-1921. She married Bryon Held on 8-23-1941. He was born 2-1-1922 and died 4-12-1984. (See Held Family below)

William "Bill" Eggebeen was born 7-17-1922. He married Marilyn Kolpin in 1947. She was born 2-18-1929 and died 9-20-2004.

Abraham Eggebeen Jr. was born 11-29-1933. He married Laura Senglaub on 6-12-1954. She was born 9-30-1935.

William Eggebeen was born in 1897 and died in 1983. He married Minnie De Maagh. She was born 1-12-1897.

Children of William and Minnie:

William Eggebeen Jr. was born 3-30-1929. He married Betty Lois Wilson on 5-23-1951. She was born 8-31-1930.

Marion Eggebeen was born 1-3-1928. She married John Egbert Kruper. He was born 3-16-1931.

Jerry Eggebeen was born 11-17-1934 and died in 1935.

Esther Eggebeen was born 9-1-1930. She married John Bell, Jr. He was born 8-28-1931.

John Eggebeen was born 3-18-1932. He never married.

Jerry Eggebeen was born 1-1-1939.

Helena "Lena" Adriana Eggebeen was born 2-23-1901 in the Netherlands and died 10-13-1972. She married Lionel Lange. He was born 9-25-1903 and died 7-29-1992.

Children of Lena and Lionel:

Bernice Lange was born 9-27-1927. She married and divorced George Proveaux. Then she married William "Bill" Lee.

Carol Lange was born 7-26-1929. She married Dan Morris on 8-28-1947. He was born in 1925 and died 2001.

Lionel "Lefty" Lange, Jr. was born 5-14-1931. He married Beverly Nelson.

Sharlene Lange was born 10-19-1937. She married on 12-22-1955 to Levi Backhaus and divorced. Then she married Leslie Karnitz on 9-26-1987. He was previously married and had four girls.

Robert Lange was born 5-17-1943. He married Barbara Burdick.

Antonette Marie "Nettie" Eggebeen was born in 1902. She married Cornealius Katte in 1925. He was born 1-17-1902 and died 2-1-1967.

Children of Nettie and Cornealius:

John Anthony Katte was born 4-21-1926. He married Rose Ann Dundee.

Anthony Katte was born 4-4-1927. He married June Pettis. No children.

Joan Mary Katte was born 3-26-1929. She married Nicholas Huizenga.

Mary Annette Katte was born 11-7-1930 and died 3-16-1932.

Evelyn Katte was born 12-29-1932. She married Marvin Reinders.

Edith Ann Katte was born 7-1-1933 and died 6-1-1934.

Margaret Katte was born 8-8-1935. She married Dan Winkle.

Annette Katte was born 9-6-1940. She married Mr. Benson in Alaska.

Janette Adriana Eggebeen was born 1903 in the Netherlands and died in 1992. She married John Verhage. He was born 2-23-1901.

Children of Janette and John:

Elaine Verhage was born 11-18-1929. She married Robert Morris on 5-15-1953.

Alice Marie Verhage was born 1-25-1932. She married John De Haan.

Evelyn Janet Verhage was born 9-24-1940. She married David Schaafsma.

Alice Eggebeen was born 7-11-1906 in Wisconsin. She is the only one born in Wisconsin. She married Gerhard "Harry" Katte on 6-20-1928. He was a brother to Cornelius Katte, who married her sister, Nettie Eggebeen. He was born 10-10-1906 and died 3-6-1994.

Children of Alice and Harry:

Dorothy Katte was born 8-25-1929. She married George Gabrielse.

Virginia Katte was born 10-12-1930 and died 1-19-1967. She married Kenneth Lubbers.

Joyce Katte was born 5-8-1935. She married Ralph Opgenorth.

John Katte was born 3-31-1942. He married and divorced Sue Thomas.

Third Generation in America

Parents were Markus and Nellie:

Anton James Eggebeen born 5-27-1906 and died 9-19-1980 in Sheboygan, WI. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Ippel on 9-12-1929 in Sheboygan, WI. Her parents were Andrew Ippel (4-7-1883) and Marie Van Stelle (12-2-1885) both of the Netherlands.

Children of Anton and Betty:

Lois Marie Eggebeen was born 1-11-1933. She married Anton Boonstra. (2 kids)

Mark Andrew Eggebeen was born 8-27-1935. He married Annette Dulmes. (3 Boys & a girl)

Rachel Ann Eggebeen was born 10-30-1939. She married Paul Vandebout. (2 boys)

James Eggebeen was born 1907 and died 1985. He married June Lensink. She was born in 1913 and died in 1972. Her parents were Jacob and Angelina Liefbroer Lensink. Then he remarried Catherine Dekker. She was born in 1913 and died in 1977.

Child of James and June:

Patricia Dawn Eggebeen was born 5-15-1939. She married and divorced Victor Krauss (2 girls). Then she married Edwin Gabrielse.

Marie Eggebeen was born in 1909 and died in 1993. She married Milton Mallmann. He was born in 1907 and died in 1988.

Children of Marie and Milton:

Deanne Mallmann was born 12-28-1940. She married Robert Rutgers.

Robert Carl Mallman was born 12-14-1941.

Bradley Thomas Mallman.

Joe Eggebeen born 1911 and died in 1967. He married Isabelle Torke on 6-23-1934 in Sheboygan County, WI. Her first husband was Gilbert Lee Osborne and her second was Robert Warren Smith. This was her third husband.

Children of Joe and Isabelle:

Robert David Eggebeen was born 4-26-1935. He married Carol ? on 6-3-1959. She was born on 12-16-1936. (David & Debbie)

Thomas Paul Eggebeen was born 7-7-1944. He married Donna ? on 5-27-1967. She was born on 4-26-1945. (Rachel & Joshua)

Mark Eggebeen, Jr. born 1915 and died in 1991. He married Jenny Vande Puy. She was born 1918 and died 1992.

Children of Mark and Jenny:

Paul Richard Eggebeen was born 3-18-1947 and died 3-15-1987. He never married.

David Mark Eggebeen was born 8-14-1950. He married and divorced Kathleen Ann Ross (Amy & Junell)

Parents were Joos and Sarah:

Marie Josephine Eggebeen was born in 1908 and died in 1984. She married Harvey Vetten. He was born on 12-26-1907 and died 10-15-1988 in Texas.

Children of Marie and Harvey:

Harvey Cornelius Vetten was born 6-18-1934.

Thomas Richard Vetten was born 3-9-1936.

Martin "Marty" Eggebeen was born 1909. He married Helen Ann Groskoph on 9-25-1935 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. She was born in 1912 and died in 1994.

Children of Marty and Helen:

Jeanne Helen Eggebeen was born 12-31-1935 and died 1-28-2000. She was slow.

Judy Eggebeen was born 12-29-1943.

Joann Eggebeen was born 8-20-1948.

Elcie Eggebeen was born 1915 and died in 1994. She married Henry Jacob Menzer. He was born in 1912 and died in 1975. Then she married Charles O'Connel. (Stepson, Steve)

Children of Elcie and Henry:

James Tyrone Menzer was born 7-19-1938 and died 3-28-1982.

Sandra Lynn Menzer was born 6-29-1942 and died 1-13-2003. She married and divorced ? Hallam. (Christopher, Sean, Heather, and Tara)

Michael Scott Menzer was born 4-19-1949.

Dena Eggebeen was born in 1915. She married Robert Columbos. He was born in 1912 and died in 1988.

Children of Dena and Robert:

Barbara Jo Columbos was born 7-4-1945.

Robert Timothy Columbos was born 3-17-1949.

Janette Eggebeen was born in 1919 and died on 5-4-2000. She married Lester Soucheck and divorced in 1967. She married Roland Kirst in 1968. He was born 7-14-1909 and died 7-29-1984. He had a son, Neil Kirst. Then she married Karl Fibiger on 1-18-1986. He was born 10-18-1913 and died 1-4-2001. He had two from his previous marriage, Daniel & Jeanie Fibiger.

Child of Janette and Lester:

Jack Arthur Soucheck was born 12-7-1944. He married Kaye Ruppel. Then he married Penny ?. (3 Kids)

Anton Eggebeen born in 1920 and died on 11-12-1997. He married Elaine Hacker on 1-18-1947. She was born in 1922 and died in 1978.

Child of Anton and Elaine:

Joseph Anton Eggebeen was born 5-6-1949. He was married and divorced.

Parents were Tom and Kate:

Gertrude, Anton Jr., Neil and Clarence Eggebeen. Nothing is known of them as they lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Parents were Mary and John:

Marie Devriend was born in 1909 and died in 1997. She married and divorced Carl Hiers.

Children of Marie and Carl:

Ellen Hiers was born 3-12-1937.

Dale Hiers was born 11-1-1947.

Josina Devriend was born in 1912. She married Art Lubbers on 6-25-1947. He was born in 1918.

Child of Josina and Art:

Mary Beth Lubbers was born 6-16-1948. She married Gary Conkling (2 adopted kids)

Johanna Devriend was born 1915. She married Leland Lord on 3-12-1950. He died due to a plane crash on 3-13-1952. She married George Gibson on 1-26-1955. He was born 5-30-1915 and died 4-6-1978.

Child of Johanna and Leland:

James Scott Lord was born 4-10-1946. He married Margaret Joyce. (3 Kids)

Children of Johanna and George:

Robert Gibson was born 6-16-1946 (adopted)

David Allen Gibson was born 11-19-1955 (adopted)

John Devriend, Jr. was born in 1923 and died in 1981. He married and divorced Jessie Royce. She was born in 1927.

Children of John and Jessie:

Robert Bruce Devriend was born 9-24-1945. He married Lynda Smith. (2 Kids)

Michael John Devriend was born 12-10-1946. (Steven)

Parents were Jennie and John:

Jake Vandewege was born in 1911 and died in 1967. He married Jane Tinley.

Children of Jake and Jane:

Jim Vandewege (Deceased)

Barbara Vandewege. She married Peter Grathwohl. (3 Kids)

John Vandewege. He married Mitzi ? (2 Kids)

Mike Vandewege.

Kathy Vandewege. She married Jack Greenhalgh (2 Kids)

Tony Vandewege was born in 1917 and died in 1976. He married Alvina ?. His second marriage was annulled to Gwendolyn ?. Then he married Donna Mae Peterson.

Children of Tony and Alvina:

John Vandewege. He married Sherry Mastoras. (3 Kids)

Children of Tony and Donna:

Tony Vandewege, Jr.

Larry Vandewege

Robert Vandewege. He married Sonya Blum. (Brandon)

Dean Vandewege. He married Bonnie Schicker (Ashlee Jean and Elizabeth Mae)

Fred Vandewege

Cornelia Vandewege was born 1-26-1920 and died 12-1983 in Texas. She married Otis Kiehl.

Children of Cornelia and Otis:

Ernie Kiehl

Sheryl Kiehl. She married Wes Brachmann. (4 Kids)

Odie Kiehl. He married Katie ? (2 boys)

Charles Kiehl. He married Sandra ? (Girl, Chrystal)

Sheila Kiehl. She married Gary Niemann. (2 Girls)

Mary Vandewege. She married and divorced Vilas Holbrook.

Children of Mary and Vilas:

Mark Holbrook. He married Candy ? (2 Kids)

Pamalee Holbrook. Never married.

Lucille Vandewege. She married Lowell Van Ess.

Children of Lucille and Lowell:

Dale Van Ess. He married Audrey ?. (4 Kids)

Debra Van Ess. She married Dave Schmitt. (4 Kids)

Dawn Van Ess. She married Dale Winkelhorst. (2 Kids)

0denise Van Ess. She married Jack Gabrielse. (3 Kids)

Parents were John and Anne:

Edna Eggebeen was born in 1918. She married John Bustraan on 11-4-1942.

Children of Edna and John:

Marie Ann Bustraan was born 10-18-1943. She married Arland Pelot. He was born 8-8-1940. (Laura Ann Pelot, David and John Jr. Pelot were twins)

Marie Eggebeen was born in 1921. She married Norman Bolhuis.

Children of Marie and Norman:

Virginia Bolhuis was born 2-4-1950. She married Stan Rogers. (2 Kids)

Barbara Bolhuis was born 8-25-1954. Marriage unknown (2 girls)

Lavonne Bolhuis was born 4-22-1955 and died in 5-1980.

Katherine Eggebeen was born in 1930. She married John Colyn.

Children of Katherine and John:

Jennifer Colyn was born 11-4-1950.

Susan Kay Colyn was born 3-31-1957(Adopted). She married Mr. Bates.

Mary Beth Colyn was born 4-28-1961(Adopted). She married Mr. Bron.

Parents were Abraham and Elizabeth:

Marie Josephine Eggebeen was born 7-13-1921. She married Bryon Held on 8-23-1941. He was born 2-1-1922 and died 4-12-1984.

Children of Marie and Bryon:

Bryon Held, Jr. was born 12-19-1942. He married Nancy Clemens in 1967. She was born 10-26-1946. (David, Barry, and Eric)

Kay Marie Held was born 11-28-1943. She married Joseph Schneider in 1961. He was born 11-23-1941. (Joseph, Leesa, and James).

Luann Held was born 2-13-1946. She married Jon Chisholm in 1965. He was born 8-30-1945. (Chad and Chris) Luann & Jon currently run Chissy's Restaurant in Waldo.

William Eggebeen was born in 1922. He married Marilyn Kolpin on 11-15-1947. She was born 2-18-1929 and died 9-20-2004. Her parents were Almond "Corb" Kolpin (1902-1971) and Clara Gumtow (1907-1975).

Children of William and Mariyln:

Bonnie Kay Eggebeen was born 5-25-1949. She married William "Bill" Roltgen (Sandra & Greg)

Barbara Jean Eggebeen was born 12-13-1952. She married and divorced Jerome Schaub. (Jeremy (Laura ?) and Tina married Clint Kasprzak on 10-16-2004.

Elizabeth Claire "Beth" Eggebeen was born 9-14-1957. She married and divorced Lloyd Voss. (Anne & Jason). Then she married David Brubaker in 1985 and he died in 1995. She then married William Lagacy in 1996. (8-29-2004, Alexander Jason Voss - Jason Voss & Sarah DeSmidt)

Abraham "Abe" Eggebeen, Jr. was born 11-29-1933. He married Laura Senglaub on 6-12-1954. She was born 9-30-1935.

Children of Abe and Laura:

Wendy Lee Eggebeen was born 9-22-1956. She married and divorced Ron Graebel. She then married Danny Pittmann in 1985. (2 kids)

Patricia Eggebeen was born and died on 3-22-1959. Buried next to Grandparents.

Scotty Lynn was born 10-1-1960. Not married nor children.

Lori Lynn was born and died on 3-13-1962. (twin) Buried next to Grandparents.

Larry Lee was born and died on 3-13-1962 (twin) Buried next to Grandparents.

Parents were William and Minnie:

William Eggebeen, Jr. was born in 1929. He married Betty Lois Wilson on 5-23-1951. She was born 8-31-1930.

Children of William and Betty:

Robert Eggebeen was born 12-25-1952. He married Jeanie Marie Farrow in 1981. She was born 8-8-1959. (3 Kids)

Rebecca Sue Eggebeen was born 8-30-1954. She married Patrick Mckenzie in 1974. He was born 6-28-1954. (3 Kids)

Marion Eggebeen was born 1-3-1928. She married John Egbert Kuiper, Jr. He was born in 1931.

Children of Marion and John:

William John Kuiper was born 2-25-1950.

Winifred Ann Kuiper was born 9-16-1951.

Mary Ann Kuiper was born 8-25-1952.

Esther Eggebeen was born 9-1-1930. She married John Wm. Belle, Jr. He was born in 1931.

Children of Esther and John:

Larry John Belle was born 2-17-1956. He married Linda Thornablum. (2 Kids)

Jacqulene Belle was born 12-9-1958. She married Blair Bichel in 1983. (2 Kids)

Mary Esther Belle was born 1-13-1963. She married Jack Davis in 1993. (2 Kids)

Rodney Belle was born 8-13-1965. He married Sandra Martin. No children.

Parents were Lena and Lionel:

Bernice Lange was born 9-27-1927. She married George Proveaux. Then she married William "Bill" Lee.

Children of Bernice and George:

Theodore Proveaux

Michael Proveaux

Donald Proveaux

Children of Bernice and Bill:

Terry Lee

William Lee, Jr.

Diana Lee born 4-4-1960.

Carol Lange was born 7-26-1929. She married Dan Morris on 8-28-1947. He was born on 2-14-1925 and died 1-4-2001.

Children of Carol and Dan:

Gloria Morris was born 7-9-1949. She married Jim Rogers on 4-30-1977 and divorced.

Children of Gloria and Jim:

Jocelynn Marie Rogers born 1-18-1978.

Brandon James Rogers born 2-3-1980

Charles Morris was born 4-15-1951. He married Nancy Marver on 11-14-1970.

Children of Charles and Nancy:

Eric Morris born 8-29-1973

Rachel Morris born 6-29-1977.

Linda Louise Morris was born 10-28-1954. No children.

Randall Scott Morris was born 7-4-1958. He married Karen Robe on 4-8-1983.

Children of Randall and Karen:

Elizabeth Marie Morris born 7-26-1980

Kelly Ann Morris born 10-14-1983

Lionel "Lefty" Lange was born 5-14-1932. He married Beverly Nelson.

Children of Lefty and Beverly:

Carrie Lange was born 10-30-1957. She married Daryl Kolb 11-1977.

Wendy Lange was born 5-28-1959. She married Jack Schnelle on 4-23-1979.

Debra Lange was born 8-4-1961. She married Jack Voss. Divorced on 8-1-1986. Then she married William Street on 2-14-1993.

Sandy Lange was born 7-15-1960. She married Du Wayne Daen on 6-25-1983.

Shelly Lange was born 4-7-1971. She was adopted. She married Paul King on 4-3-1995.

Sharlene Lange was born 10-18-1937. She married Levi Backhaus on 12-22-1955 and later divorced him. Levi was born 8-1935. She then married Leslie Karnitz on 9-26-1987.

Children of Sharlene and Levi:

Cindy Backhaus was born 12-22-1956. She is not married nor any children.

Steve Backhaus was born 1-11-1958. He married Karen Dailey on 4-1-1983 and divorced. She had two children from her previous marriage and he adopted them. Then they had a daughter. He then married Sharen Bramstedt on 7-19-1985.

Children of Steve and Karen:

Christopher A. Backhaus b. 1976 (Adopted)

Carrie Backhaus b. 1978 (Adopted)

Cassandra Backhaus born 9-27-1982

Children of Steve and Sharon:

Kyle Backhaus born 5-28-1987

Eric Backhaus born 11-1-1989

Tammy Backhaus was born 4-7-1959. She married Mike Schwaller and divorced on 4-19-1999. He was born 4-1956.

Children of Tammy and Mike:

Brian A. Schwaller was born 1-11-1979.

Brent Schwaller was born 12-10-1980. He is married.

Adam Schwaller was born 2-26-1987.

Amy Schwaller was born 9-14-1988.

Leslie Karnitz had four girls from his previous marriage. They are Debbie, Bonnie, Tammy, And Julie. Debbie Karnitz. She married and divorced Timothy Firgens. Then she married Jim Brock. He was married and divorced before. He had a girl and then twin girls.

Children of Debbie and Timothy:

Ashley Firgens

Bradley Firgens

Bonnie Karnitz. She married Kevin Free.

Tammy Karnitz. She married and divorced Bob Shrank. (Samantha) She is now married to Mark Polochek.

Julie Karnitz. She married and divorced ? Robinson.

Robert Lange was born 5-17-1943. He married Barbara Burdick. They had to divorce in order to get assistance for CF.

Children of Robert and Barbara:

Chere Lange born in 1965 and died from CF in 1983.

Jody Lange born in 1967. Married and divorced. She also has CF.

Child of Jody:

Bobby Lange, Jr.

Parents were Nettie and Cornelius:

John Anthony Katte was born 4-21-1926. He married Rose Ann Dante. She was born 4-4-1926.

Children of John and Rose Ann:

David John Katte was born 10-18-1954.

James Andrew Katte was born 11-27-1956.

Julia Ann Katte was born 11-28-1958.

Anthony Katte was born 4-4-1927. He married June Pettis. They had no children.

Joan Mary Katte was born 3-26-1929. She married Nicholas Huizenga on 8-15-1951.

Children Of Joan And Nicholas:

Mary Lynn Huizenga was born 10-31-1952.

Timothy Huizenga was born 2-2-1954.

Ruth Ann Huizenga was born 12-3-1957.

Beth Elaine Huizenga was born 11-4-1961.

Susan Joy Huizenga was born 12-8-1963.

Evelyn Katte was born 12-29-1932. She married Marvin Reinders.

Children of Evelyn and Marvin:

Marla Kay Reinders was born 1-29-1959.

Karen Reinders was born 12-8-1960.

Gregory Reinders was born 2-2-1965.

Margaret Katte was born 9-8-1935. She married Dan Winkle on 9-15-1958. He was born 8-8-1935.

Children of Margaret and Dan:

Jeffery Winkle was born 9-3-1960.

David Winkle was born 3-17-1962.

Joel Mark Winkle was born 4-4-1963.

Michael Winkle was born 7-18-1969.

Annette Katte was born 9-6-1940. She married Mr. Benson on 8-17-1962. He was born 9-6-1940.

Children of Annette and Mr. Benson:

Kelly Anny Benson was born 6-30-1963.

Karl Benson was born 8-10-1966.

Kimberly Sue Benson was born 2-14-1968.

Parents were Janette and John:

Elaine Verhage was born 11-18-1929. She married Robert Morris on 5-15-1953.

Children of Elaine and Robert:

Daniel John Morris was born 8-24-1954.

David Morris was born 4-11-1956.

Timothy Morris was born 2-10-1961.

Ruth Ann Morris was born 11-27-1964.

Alice Marie Verhage was born 1-25-1932. She married John De Haan.

Children of Alice and John:

Dawn Elaine De Haan was born 4-4-1958.

Mary Kay De Haan was born 1-14-1960.

Mark Allen De Haan was born 12-15-1961.

David Scott De Haan was born 6-11-1965.

Evelyn Janet Verhage was born 7-24-1940. She married David Sharfens.

Children of Evelyn and David:

Susan Jill Sharfens was born 6-1-1963.

Eric Sharfens was born 8-13-1965.

Michael Sharfens was born 2-19-1967.

Parents were Alice and Harry:

Dorothy Katte was born 8-25-1927. She married George Gabrielse.

Children of Dorothy and George:

Thomas Gabrielse was born 12-1-1950. He married Diane Lee Ruske. They have no children.

Kaye Alice Gabrielse was born 3-1-1952. She married Mark Oostdyke on 7-10-1971 (2 Kids)

Jack Gabrielse was born 11-5-1957. He married Denise Van Ess. She was born 1-8-1955 (3 Kids)

Brian Gabrielse was born 2-6-1963 (twin). He married Jennifer Wynhuis on 4-10-1982 (3 kids)

Bruce Gabrielse was born 2-6-1963 (twin). He married Barbara Basma (3 Kids)

Virginia Katte was born 10-12-1930 and died 1-19-1967 in Colorado. She married Kenneth Lubbers.

Children of Virginia and Kenneth:

Debra Lubbers was born 5-3-1952. She married David Ernesse on 8-18-1973 (5 Kids).

Christine Lubbers was born 12-24-1954. She married David Vervelde (5 Kids)

Scott Lubbers was born 4-19-1964. He was adopted.

Joyce Katte was born 5-8-1935. She married Ralph Opgenorth.

Children of Joyce and Ralph:

Terry Opgenorth was born 9-13-1955. He married Marla Taminger on 6-11-1975.

Gregory Opgenorth was born 5-17-1957. He married LINDA ? on 10-20-1979.

Jeffery Opgenorth was born 7-22-1958. He married Christine ? on 4-28-1984.

Jack Opgenorth was born 8-26-1960. He married Donita ? ON 7-6-1985.

Julie Opgenorth was born 5-11-1963. She married Lance Olsen. (2 Kids)

John Katte was born 3-31-1942. He married Sue Thomas on 11-27-1971 and divorced in 1990.

Children of John and Sue:

Eric Katte was born 6-12-1973.

Joel Katte was born 2-3-1977.

Held Family:

Frank Albert Held was born 1884 in the Town of Scott and died in 1971 in Batavia, WI. He married Emma Augusta Eisentraut. She was born in 1888 in Washington County, WI and died in 1950 in Batavia, WI. Her parents were Moritz and Sylvia Trenschel Eisentraut. They were married 2-9-1907.

Children of Frank and Emma:

Francis Held. She married Arthur Vorpagel. Arthur died on 4-22-1996. They have one son, Donald Vorpagel and he married Corrine Liermann. They have two sons, Steve (2 boys) and David (2 boys & girl)

Everett Held (Twin) was born 10-9-1909 and died 4-7-2001. He married Helen Tracy. She was born 7-25-1909 and died 11-23-1984. They have no children.

Infant Held (Twin) was born and died 10-9-1909.

Norman Held was born 3-5-1912. He married Ruth Hoppe and she passed away. They have two daughters, Nancy and Colleen Held. Nancy married ? Harwood and is divorced. Colleen married and divorced Jon Baker (son, Jon Baker, Jr.). Colleen is remarried to a ? Messana and has another son, Anthony Massena.

Claude Held was born 8-30-1914 and died 8-26-1993. He married Irene Wood. She was born on 12-28-1906 and died in 9-1982. They have a son, Atty. Claude Carlin Held and he married Nell Winkler. She kept her maiden name.

Mildred Held. She married Ervin Donald Saueressig. He died 2-4-1996. They have a son, Russell, and daughter Carol each married brother and sister (Jane Raetz and Neil Raetz) plus two foster children, Dennis and Bruce Jackson. Dennis Jackson married Pamela Harrison. They have Nicole and Adam Jackson. Bruce Jackson married Mary Ann Karrels. They have four kids, Brian, Melissa, Bradley and Michelle Jackson.

Bryon Henry Held was born 2-1-1922 and died 3-12-1984. He married Marie Josephine Eggebeen on 8-23-1941. She was born 7-13-1921. (Bryon Jr., Kay and LuAnn)

Franklin Held. He married Adeline Jung (Karen, Gary and Brenda).


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