Family Tree of Wiebenga generation 9

Descendants of Theuwes Tonnis

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9.3. John Wiebenga, son of Pieter “Peter” Wiebenga, was born on August 20, 1900 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He passed away at the age of 90 on November 27, 1990 in Oviedo, Seminole, Florida.
John married Eva Erencia (Erennà), daughter of Joan Erencia and Maria (Noria), abt. 1923. Eva was born on October 8, 1900 in Peszar, Romania. Before emigrating to the USA they stayed for a while with Eva’s grandmother in Hungary and from there they travelled to Bremen, Germany where their Atlantic journey began. The arrived in the Port of New York on July 5, 1909 and than headed to Philo, Mendocino, California. Eva passed away at the age of 92 on December 15, 1992 in Oviedo, Seminole, Florida.


John and Eva Wiebenga are buried at the Saint Lukes Lutherian Church Cemetery
in Oviedo, Simenole, Florida.

The couple raised the following children:

10.1. [M] (i) Harold Edward Wiebenga was born on March 19, 1924 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He passed away, just 3 month old, on July 8, 1924 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
10.2. [M] (ii) Ned Harold Wiebenga was born on April 26, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. During WW-II he joined the US-Forces and was posted at Honolulu, Hawai. No records were found of a marriage or births of children. He passed away at the age of 58, after a full career in the US Forces, on April 26, 1982 in Honolulu, Hawai. He is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai.

9.5. William M. Wiebenga, son of Pieter “Peter” Wiebenga, was born on September 26, 1910 in Michigan. He died at the age of 57 on February 1, 1968 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
William married Florence Spaanstra, daughter of Johannes Spaanstra and Arendje van den Berg, about 1932 in Kent, Michigan. Both Johannes and Arendje were born and got married in Friesland, The Netherlands. Johannes had a job as a federal clerck based in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, NL. He also lived there and that is why it is safe to assume their first child was born in Apeldoorn.
Florence was born on October 23, 1913 in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, NL. She emigrated to the USA with her parents and her baby-brother Pieter in May 1916. She passed away at the age of 95 on April 26, 2009 in Kent, Michigan.


Passenger list of the SS Rotterdam, docking in Port of New York on May 24, 1916.
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The passengerlist, archived at Ellis Island, reveils the entanglement of Dutch families by marriage after they have settled in the USA. Column 18 shows that the parents of Arendje van den Berg already lived in the USA and that they paid for the passage. Even more interesting is the fact that Arendje’s parents were Ybe van den Berg and Foekje de Jong and they were also the parents of Sadie (Sipke) van den Berg. Sadie was married to Henri Jacob de Graaff.
This website also shows the family trees of VandenBerg and DeGraaff.

The couple raised the following children:

10.3. [-] (i) Stillborn child on April 17, 1933 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
10.4. [F] (ii) Living daughter.
10.5. [F] (iii) Living daughter.
10.6. [M] (iv) Living son.
10.7. [F] (v) Living daughter.
10.8. [M] (vi) Living son.
10.9. [F] (vii) Living daughter.
10.10. [F] (viii) Living daughter.
10.11. [F] (ix) Living daughter.
10.12. [F] (x) Living daughter.

Family Tree of Wiebenga generation 9

9.6. Martin Peter Wiebenga, son of Pieter “Peter” Wiebenga, was born on June 19, 1913 in Michigan. He passed away at the age of 73 on May 16, 1987 in Brandenton, Florida and he is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.
Pieter married Florence DeGraaff, daughter of Henri Jacob de Graaff and Sadie (Sipke) van den Berg, on February 26, 1932 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. Florence was born on July 1, 1914 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She was a cousing of Florence Spaanstra who was married to here brother i/l William Wiebenga. Florence passed away at the age of 74 on February 18, 1989 in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan.


Martin and Florence Wiebenga are buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery
in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

The couple raised the following children:

10.13. [M] (i) Living son.
10.14. [F] (ii) Living daughter.
10.15. [M] (iii) William Martin (Bill) Wiebenga, was born on Februari 11, 1938 in Burlington, Wisconsin. He passed away at the age of 80 on February 19, 2018 in Carmel, Indiana.
Bill married in 1962 and is survived by his loving wife, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He began his career teaching at American University where he transitioned into administration, and continued in administrative roles at Texas Christian University and Wittenberg University, followed by his tenure as President of Central College in Pella, Iowa.
10.16. [F] (iv) Living daughter.
10.17. [F] (v) Living daughter.
10.18. [F] (vi) Living daughter.

9.10. Wiebe Wiebenga, son of Jan Wiebenga, was born on January 7, 1907 in Baflo, Groningen, NL. He passed away at the age of 69 on March 4, 1976 in Groningen, Groningen, NL.
Wiebe married Geertje Vriesma, daughter of Jakob Vriesma and Roelfien Jansema, on March 31, 1936 in Baflo, Groningen, NL. Geertje was born on October 1, 1909, in Siddeburen, Groningen, NL. She passed away at the age of 87 on January 20, 1997 in Groningen, Groningen, NL.

The couple raised the following children:

10.19. [F] (i) Roelie Wiebenga was born on Januari 26, 1937. She passed away at the age of 63 on February 6, 2000. She is buried at the Selwerderhof Cemetery in Groningen.
10.20. [F] (ii) Living daughter.
10.21. [F] (ii) Living daughter.

9.11. Kornelis Wiebenga, son of Jan Wiebenga, was born on December 27, 1909 in Baflo, Groningen, NL.
Kornelis married Trintje Tillema, daughter of Klaas Tillema and Seike Menema, on May 29, 1934 in Baflo, Groningen, NL. Trijntje was born on September 5, 1907 in Rasquert, Groningen, NL. No death records were found yet.

The couple raised the following children:

10.22. [M] (i) Living son. Living in Canada.
10.23. [F] (ii) Living daughter. Living in Canada.
10.24. [F] (iii) Living daughter. Living in Canada.
10.25. [M] (iv) Living son. Living in Canada.

9.12. Kornelia Wiebenga, daughter of Jan Wiebenga, was born on March 31, 1913 in Baflo, Groningen, NL. She passed away at the age of 88 on May 21, 2002 in Zwolle, Overijssel, NL.
Kornelia married Johannes Haijer, son of Hindrik Haijer and Hilke Höltke, about 1944 in Groningen, NL. Johannes was born on January 5, 1915 in Delfzijl, Groningen, NL. He passed away at the age of 83 on March 17, 1998 in Zwolle, Overijssel, NL


Kornelia and Johannes Haijer are buried at the
Bergklooster Society Cemetery in Zwolle, Overijssel, NL.

The couple raised the following child:

10.26. [F] (i) Living daughter.

Family Tree of Wiebenga generation 9

External links:

wiewaswie.nl (English)

gahetna.nl (English)

FamilySearch.org

Ellis Island Imigration

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