Dirk Dirkse1876 - 1966 (89 years)
Name Dirk Dirkse [1, 2] Born 14 Nov 1876 's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands  Gender Male Died 5 May 1966 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA  Buried 7 May 1966 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA  Notes
!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
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
!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 20 Nov 2019
Father Johannis Dirkse, b. 10 Jul 1854, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands , d. Abt 1883, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA (Age 28 years) Relationship Natural Mother Wilhelmina Katte, b. Abt 1857, Netherlands , d. Abt 1878, Netherlands (Age ~ 21 years) Relationship Natural Married 1 Jun 1876 's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands  Notes
!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. 8 Mar 1879, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA , d. 4 Jun 1977, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA (Age 98 years) Married 23 Apr 1902 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Children + 1. Living Dirkse + 2. John Gerrit Dirkse, b. 17 Apr 1903, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA , d. 3 Jan 1985, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA (Age 81 years) + 3. Evan R. Dirkse, b. 1 May 1906, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA , d. 10 Mar 1985, Whispering Pines, Moore, North Carolina (Age 78 years) + 4. Paul Richard Dirkse, b. 3 Mar 1908, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA , d. 12 Aug 2003, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois (Age 95 years) 5. Annette Dirkse, b. 23 Jun 1909, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA , d. 15 Apr 1990, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA (Age 80 years) Last Modified 20 Nov 2019 Family ID F481 Group Sheet
Event Map Born - 14 Nov 1876 - 's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Married - 23 Apr 1902 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Died - 5 May 1966 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Buried - 7 May 1966 - Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth Pin Legend : Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set
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