Van Hees Family History

Areka Wilhelmina Hilgers

Female 1886 - 1983  (97 years)


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  • Name Areka Wilhelmina Hilgers  [1, 2, 3
    Born 07 Apr 1886  Kamerik, Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 11 Jul 1915  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 01 Apr 1940  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1983  Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Beacon Manor Nursing Home 
    Died 05 Oct 1983  Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 08 Oct 1983  Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Had brown hair/brown eyes.

      Lived with Aunt Anna Cornelia van Amerongen and her husband Jan Jurriaan Udo. Jan was an innkeeper, and Areke worked as a barmaid at the establishment.

      Obituary - Grand Haven Tribune Oct 7, 1983

      Mrs. Arika W. VanHees, 97, Ft. Myers, Fla, died Wednesday at Ft. Myers. She was born April 7, 1886 in the Netherlands. The former Arika Hilgers married Henry VanHees Sr. in the Netherlands. He died Feb 8, 1960. Mrs. Van Hees moved from Grand Haven to Ft. Myers nine years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church. Survivors include two sons, Henry VanHees and Frank VanHees, both of Ft. Myers; a sister, Miss Antoinette Boer, Netherlands; seven grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Arrangements are by the VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Grand Haven.

      Funeral Notice - Grand Haven Tribune Oct 7, 1983

      A Memorial Service for Mrs. Arika W. VanHees, age 97, will be conducted 1:00 p.m. from the Lee Memorial Chapel at Lake Forest Cemetery, with Rev. James Scholten officiating. Internment will follow. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
    Person ID I16  vanhees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 

    Father Frans Hilgers,   b. 19 Feb 1859, Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1907, Montfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Petronella van Amerongen,   b. 18 Oct 1857, Eck en Wiel, Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1904, Montfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 May 1883  Kamerik, Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet

    Family Hendrik Abraham van Hees,   b. 15 Jun 1889, Bruchem, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1960, Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1913  Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hendrik Abraham van Hees,   b. 03 Apr 1914, Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 2001, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Francis Peter Van Hees,   b. 05 Apr 1925, Platte, Charles Mix, SD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 2003, Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Apr 1886 - Kamerik, Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1913 - Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 11 Jul 1915 - New York City, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Beacon Manor Nursing Home - 1983 - Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 05 Oct 1983 - Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 08 Oct 1983 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Areka Hilgers
    Areka Hilgers
    Areka Hilgers
    Areka Hilgers
    taken about 1910
    Areka Hilgers 90th birthday
    Areka Hilgers 90th birthday
    Areka (Hilgers) van Hees at 90th birthday with sons Henry and Frank in 1976.
    Hendrik A. van Hees family
    Hendrik A. van Hees family
    (L-R) Frank, Areka, Hendrik (born 1889), and Henry (born 1914)
    Hendrik A. van Hees family 1929
    Hendrik A. van Hees family 1929
    (L-R) Hendrik van Hees (born 1889), Henry (born 1914), Areka (Hilgers), Frank (born 1925).
    Om Hen en Tante Rek 1958
    Om Hen en Tante Rek 1958
    Hendrik and Areka van Hees, with Tony and Frederika (van Hees) Kuintjes 1958
    Frans Hilgers Family
    Frans Hilgers Family
    Frans Hilgers, Petronella van Amerongen, Christina Hilgers (l), Areke Hilgers (r) ca 1900

    Headstones
    Hendrik A. & Areke van Hees
    Hendrik A. & Areke van Hees
    Headstone of Hendrik A. (Henry) & Areke (Hilgers) van Hees
    Plot: block 44A lot 72 graves 1 & 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S389] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627;), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan; Roll: T627_1808; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 70-15.
      residence date: 1 Apr 1940
      residence place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
      birth date: 07 Apr 1886
      birth place: Kamerik, Utrecht, Netherlands
      Name: Areka Wilhelmina Hilgers

    2. [S379] Michigan, Ottawa, Certificate of Death, State File Number 1658898.

    3. [S390] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;), Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan; Roll: 1023; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 892.0; FHL microfilm: 2340758.
      residence date: 1930
      residence place: Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA
      arrival date: 1915
      Name: Areka Wilhelmina Hilgers
      birth date: 07 Apr 1886
      birth place: Kamerik, Utrecht, Netherlands

    4. [S340] Netherlands Civil Registry of Births, Het Utrechts Archief, Gemeente Kamerik, Births 1886, Act #16.
      Birth record of Areke Wilhelmina Hilgers

    5. [S381] Death Certficate of Arika (Hilgers) Van Hees, Florida State File no. 83-090656, Oct 7, 1983..

    6. [S353] Florida Death Index.

    7. [S261] Netherlands Civil Registry of Marriages, Het Utrechts Archief, Gemeente Kamerik, Marriages 1883, Act #5.
      Marriage record of Frans Hilgers and Petronella van Amerongen