Van Hees Family History

Dirk Dirkse

Male 1876 - 1966  (89 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Dirk Dirkse  [1, 2
    Born 14 Nov 1876  's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 05 May 1966  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 07 May 1966  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • [Jdirkse.ged]

      !BURIAL: Buried in Lake Forest Cemetery in Grand Haven, Ottawa, MIchigan, blo ck 45, lot 49, grave 3.

      !BIRTH: Annette Dirkse wrote out a family tree which listed Dick Dir kse's birthdate as November 14, 1876.

      !MARRIAGE: Witnesses to the wedding of Dick J. Dirkse and Gertrude Bo lhuis were Anna Bolhius of Grand Haven and Peter Dirkse of Grand Rapi ds. The issuing of the marriage license and a brief account of the w edding are given in the Grand Haven Daily Tribune dated 23 Apr and 2 4 Apr, 1902, respectively.

      !NAME: Was given the name, Derk. He went by Dick after arriving in th e United
      States.

      The surname, Dirkse, is made up of two parts: 1) the first name of th e father, Derk, and 2) the ending, se, which is the masculine form me aning "son of." The older spelling of Derk is: Derck, and thus the s urname for male offspring could be spelled Derckse in older records . Dropping the letter "c" and the spelling, "Dirk" both seem to appe ar after arrival in the United States, although these changes may hav e occurred in The Netherlands as well. The ending, je, is the femini ne form meaning "daughter of." Thus, the surname could be Dirkje o r Derkje for female offspring.

      !COMMENT: Dick J. had a half- or step-sister whose married name was A nne
      Fongers.

      !COMMENT: The Michigan Census, of 6 June, 1894, page 244 B shows a Pi eter
      Dirkse (father) and Adrianna (mother) and six children living on Fult on Street in Grand Haven. In that same household was a Dirk Dirkse , aged 17, who is listed as "home less" rather than as a son or daugh ter as are the other children. The mother, father and two oldest chi ldren had resided in the state for 13 years, as had the Dirk Dirkse m entioned above. (One of the two older children is also named Dirk) . Best guess at this time (2 Sep 1996) is that this Pieter Dirkse fa mily is the one that raised the 'home less' Dirk Dirkse. Pieter Dirk se may be either a cousin (or uncle) to the 'home less' Dirk Dirkse.

      !OCCUPATION: This census also shows that Pieter and Dirk were tanners.

      !IMMIGRATION: The census of 1894 indicates that Dirk Dirkse immigrate d from
      'Holland' to the United States in 1881.
    Person ID I1340  vanhees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 

    Father Johannis Dirkse,   b. 10 Jul 1854, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1883, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Wilhelmina Katte,   b. Abt 1857, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1878, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 01 Jun 1876  's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • [Jdirkse.ged]

      !MARRIAGE: It is not clear whether Minnie Kaalz was Johannes' Dirkse 's first wife, in which case they would have married before 1877 in T he Netherlands, and she would have died there in about 1878, or wheth er she was the woman Johannes married sometime after he immigrated t o Michigan, probably between 1881 and 1883. Minnie Kaalz is the pers on Dick J. Dirkse named as his mother on his marriage certificate i n 1902.
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet

    Family Gertrude Bolhuis,   b. 08 Mar 1879, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1977, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1902  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Grace Dirkse
    +2. John Gerrit Dirkse,   b. 17 Apr 1903, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1985, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Evan R. Dirkse,   b. 01 May 1906, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1985, Whispering Pines, Moore, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Paul Richard Dirkse,   b. 03 Mar 1908, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 2003, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Annette Dirkse,   b. 23 Jun 1909, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1990, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F481  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Nov 1876 - 's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1902 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 May 1966 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 07 May 1966 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Dick J. Dirkse
    Dick J. Dirkse

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Twelfth Census of the United States, (Name: microfilm;), Ottawa County, Michigan, Grand Haven Township, Grand Haven, 4th ward, sheet #4.
      4 Jun 1900

    2. [S48] Birth Certificate of Dirk Dirkse 1877.

    3. [S160] Jdirkse.ged, Zane Muhl.
      Date of Import: Jan 23, 1999