Hiltje de Jong (Helen) my great aunt stayed in Grand Rapids and married Willem Van Malsen. Willem was born in Groningen, Netherlands and Hiltje was born in Friesland, Netherlands. They married on June 4, 1885 in Grand Rapids.
Willem was a cabinet maker. Helen and Willem had nine children: Anne, Wilhelmina, Hans, Peter, Clarence, Marie, Bert, Mabel and Elizabeth.
They came out to Washington in the early 1920’s to visit Ida and Harry. Helen died soon afterwards in 1926 of Chronic Parenchymatus Nephrites or kidney disease. Her Father died of the same disease. Willem never remarried and died in 1948.