The DIJKEMA family is one of my maternal step-grandfather's maternal lines. DIJKEMA is a Dutch family or clan name referring to living near or working on a dike.
Stories and History:
(I use the letter "C" to differentiate between my biological family tree and my step-family tree. Similarly, I use the letter "B" to mark my paternal grandmother's adoptive family tree.)
Ahnentafel #434C - Melle (dates unknown)
Ahnentafel #212C - Pieter Melles (dates unknown) - married Geertje Heertjes (dates unknown)
Ahnentafel #106C - Melle Pieters DIJKEMA (b. 1799) - born in the village of Spijk, municipality of Delfzijl, Province of Groningen, the Netherlands, he married Aaltje Klaassens JUKKEMA (b. 1794) in 1820 in the village of Bierum, Delfzijl, Groningen. They had four known children.
Ahnentafel #53C - Geertje Melles DIJKEMA (1821 - 1872) - lived her entire live in Bierum. Married Jan Ewes BOS (1823 - 1881) in 1849 and had three known sons.
Ahnentafel #26C - Melle "Millard" BOS (b. c. 1853 - d. c. 1888); m. 1877 in Bierum to Trientje ZIGTERMAN; immigrated 1879 to Michigan; have been unable to find death record for Melle; his widow married 1889 in Lamont, Ottawa Co., Michigan to Pieter BARSEMA
Ahnentafel #13C - Johanna BOS (a.k.a. Josephine BUSH) - (1885 - 1946); m. 1911 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan to Jarig Egbert Binnes DeVRIES (a.k.a. George Edward Benjamin DeVRIES)
Ahnentafel # 6C - Adrian "Ed" DeVRIES (1916 - 2007) - my beloved maternal (step) grandfather, greatly missed; m. 1947 in Wyoming Twp., Kent Co., Michigan to Ruth Lillian (HOEKSTRA) VALK.
Ahnentafel #3 - my mother (living)
Ahnentafel #1 - myself
More About the DIJKEMA Family:
1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): DIJKEMA ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)
2. Posts about DIJKEMA ancestors and relatives on this blog
The DIJKEMA Immigration Trail:
Delfzijl, Groningen, the Netherlands > Missaukee Co., MI > Ottawa Co., MI > Kent Co., MI > AK > Stevens Co., WA > Spokane Co., WA