Hendricks Liebes and Harmke Jans were married on June 8, 1850 in Huwelijksakte, Ferweradeel. Hendrik was a small farmer in Marrum. He and Harmke had 12 children.
Jan Hendriks, born on June 7, 1852 in Ferwerderadeel. He died on May 28, 1881 in Marrum. He married Wytske Sakes Hoogema. She was born on July 8, 1852 in Jorwerds. They had the following children: Harmke Jans born on July 13, 1882, Sake Jans born on July 17, 1884,
Elisabeth Jans born on Oct 26, 1856, Janke Jans, Luurtske Jans and Lieuwkje Jans.
Luurtske Hendriks was born on Dec. 22, 1852 in Ferwerderadeel. She married Bokke Jarigs (Amelander) Emelander. Bokke was born on March 2, 1856. Bokke and Luurtske were married on May 18, 1878 in Huwelijksakte, Ferwerderadeel. Luurtske and Bokke had moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan by 1883 when their second child was born. Luurtske ws the first of the Dijkstra family to move to the USA. Her siblings Pete and Ida soon followed. They had the following children: Jarig Emelander born on August 3, 1879 in Ferwerderadeel and died Sept. 28, 1898 in Grand Rapids, Anna born on Sept 1883 in Grand Rapids, Henry born June 1885, Peter born Nov. 3, 1891 and died April 27, 1976 in Grand Rapids, and David who was born in 1900 and died Dec. 31, 1892 in Grand Rapids.
In the 1900 census it says that Luurtske has had 7 children and 4 are alive. She can read and write but cannot speak English.
Henry Emelander her grandson, remembers that they were very religious. When they lived across the street from his grandparents he remembers that for religious reasons his grandparents would not do dishes on Sunday. Instead they put all the dirty dishes in a pan and put them under the sink until Monday.
Liewkje Hendricks was born on Oct. 20, 1854 in Geboorteake, Ferwerderadeel. He died on Sept 28, 1858 in Ferwerderadeel.
Pieter Hendriks was born on Jan. 23, 1858 in Gerboorteake and died there six months later on Sept 28 1858.
He married Foekje de Vries who was born on Sept 29, 1872. Here is a picture of Foekje
Dieuwke Hendriks was born on Dec. 8, 1862.
Unnamed child born and died on April 20, 1856.
My great grandmother Ytje (Ida) F. Hendriks Dijkstra>Dykstra was born on June 30, 1866 in Marrum and died on March 25, 1956 in Woodinville, Washington. She married Minne Hanzes de Jong>DeYoung on April 30, 1890 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Pieter Hendriks II was born on Dec. 12, 1867 in Marrum. Pieter immigrated to the USA on June 25, 1888. He moved to the State of Washington in the early 1890’s and started a dairy farm on Whidbey Island. When the cows now longer were good for milking he shipped them to Alaska. He also went to Alaska. He moved to Kent in the late 1890’s. He had a large dairy farm there. He married Hielktje (Helen) Starkenburg about 1902 and died in Kent, Washington in 1943. Pete and Helen had four children: Ida, Henry, Elmer, and Harold.
Dochter was born on Feb. 2, 1870 and died on Feb. 3, 1870 in Overlijdensakte Ferwerderadeel.
Harem was born on August 17, 1871 in Geboorteake, Gerwerderadeel.
After Harmke’s death on October 12, 1886 in Marrum Hendrik married her sister Dieuwke.