Nicholas Broersma's Ancestry

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Here is our on-going project to find the ancestry of Nicholas Broersma. On the father's side, the family is basically Dutch. This side accounts for most of the data. The mother's side has a great American lineage that has roots in England, Germany, and Finland. This database is updated periodically and if you find any errors or conflicting information please e-mail me. Check out our blog

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  • ID: I67
  • Name: Marinus "Rene" WICHERS
  • Sex: M 1
  • Birth: 24 NOV 1871 in Patterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA 1
  • Census: Age 8, b. NJ, Fa b. Holland, Mo b. Holland 1880 Lincoln, Smith, Kansas, USA 2
  • Census: Age 23, b. NJ 1895 Erving, Jewell, Kansas, USA 3
  • Census: Age 28, b. NJ, Fa b. Netherlands, Mo b. Netherlands 1900 Erving, Jewell, Kansas, USA 4
  • Census: Age 38, b. NJ, Fa b. Netherlands, Mo b. Netherlands 1910 Odessa, Jewell, Kansas, USA 5
  • Census: Age 43, b. NJ 1915 Lincoln, Smith, Kansas, USA 3
  • Census: Age 48, b. NJ, Fa b. Netherlands, Mo b. Netherlands 1920 Lincoln, Smith, Kansas, USA 6
  • Census: Age 58, b. NJ, Fa b. Netherlands, Mo b. Netherlands 1930 Lincoln, Smith, Kansas, USA 7
  • Census: Age 68, b. NJ 1940 Lynden, Whatcom, Washington, USA
  • Death: 20 MAR 1962 in Lynden, Whatcom, Washington, USA 1
  • Burial: service in 2nd CRC Lynden at 2:00 pm. Rev John DeJong Officiating. Burial at 3:00 pm. 24 MAR 1962 Monumenta Cemetery, Lynden, Whatcom, Washington, USA
  • Occupation: Farmer 4
  • Religion: Protestant - Christian Reformed Chruch
  • Note: 8

    Marinus born six weeks after his parents arrived from Holland. (Henrietta Wichers) Heard that he was really really nice. Once lived on Boeskoel farm near Dentonia-across road from brother of John Koops farm. They also lived west of Hwy 181 8 mi. N. of Downs, KS. (John Koops). They married young to save the Van Roosendale farm after Barant's death. In 1901 Rene traded the Rosendale farm for the North Place which was a much better farm. (Grace Wichers Broersma)
  • Note:

    United States Census, 1940
    Name: Marinus Wichers
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1940
    Event Place: Lynden, Lynden Town, Whatcom, Washington, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 68
    Marital Status: Married
    Race (Original): White
    Race: White
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
    Relationship to Head of Household: Head
    Birthplace: New Jersey
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1872
    Last Place of Residence: Rural, Smith, Kansas

    Marinus Wichers Head M 68 New Jersey
    Annie Wichers Wife F 64 Kansas
    Henrietta Wichers Daughter F 18 Kansas
  • Note:

    Funeral Set For M. Wicher, 90

    Marinus Wicher, 90, 901 West Grover Lynden, passed away Tuesday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace Broersma. Mr. Wichers had been in failing health for several months.

    Funeral services will be held in the Second Christian Reformed Church Saturday at 2 o'clock with Rev. John De Jong officiating. Concluding services and internment will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

    Born November 24, 1871, in Patterson, New Jersey, he had farmed near Downs, Kansas, prior to moving to Lynden in 1938. It was in Jewel County, Kansas, that he was united in marriage to Annie Roosendaal, August 18, 1891. She preceded him in death January 1, 1953.

    Upon moving to Lynden, Mr. Wichers had been employed for several years as janitor in the Grover Street Christian School. He was also preceeded in death by four sons and one daughter.

    Mr. Wichers was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Lynden.

    Surviving are three sons, Henry J., of Centralia, Ben of Royal Oak, Michigan, and Hessel of Lynden; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Visser and Mrs. Grace Broersma, both of Lynden, and Mrs. Henrietta Thaete of Wenatchee. One sister, Mrs. Grace Borger, Downs, Kansas, survives. Also 60 grandchildren, 136 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews survive.

    Printed in the Lynden Tribune
  • Change Date: 18 AUG 2015

    Father: Hendrik "Henry" Jan WICHERS b: 18 MAR 1835 in Harfsen, Gorssel, Gelderland, Netherlands
    Mother: Geertruida "Gertrude" DENGERINK b: 14 JUN 1842 in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands

    Marriage 1 Antje "Annie" ROSENDALE b: 13 FEB 1876 in Dispatch, Smith, Kansas, USA
    • Married: 18 AUG 1890 in Dispatch, Smith, Kansas, USA 1
    1. Has No Children Henry John WICHERS b: 24 NOV 1891 in Jewell Co, KS
    2. Has Children Henry John WICHERS b: 21 APR 1893 in Jewell Co, KS
    3. Has Children Martha WICHERS b: 5 FEB 1895 in Jewell Co, KS
    4. Has Children Benjamin WICHERS b: 26 OCT 1896 in Jewell Co, KS
    5. Has Children Garrett WICHERS b: 11 APR 1899 in Jewell Co, KS
    6. Has Children Gertrude WICHERS b: 16 FEB 1901 in Jewell Co, KS
    7. Has No Children Hessel WICHERS b: 28 DEC 1902 in Jewell Co, KS
    8. Has Children Grace Gertrude WICHERS b: 16 NOV 1905 in Dispatch, Smith, Kansas, USA
    9. Has No Children John Bernard WICHERS b: 6 APR 1909 in Jewell Co, KS
    10. Has No Children Andrew Martin WICHERS b: 10 NOV 1913 in Smith Co, KS
    11. Has Children Henrietta Marie WICHERS b: 10 OCT 1921 in Smith Co, KS

    1. Type: Book
      Author: Broersma Family
      Title: Broersma Family Tree Book
      Kathy Broersma
    2. Type: Census
      Title: 1880 Federal Census
      Lincoln, Smith Co, KS
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915
    4. Type: Census
      Title: 1900 Federal Census
      Erving, Jewell Co, KS
    5. Type: Census
      Title: 1910 Federal Census
      Odessa, Jewell Co, KS
    6. Type: Census
      Title: 1920 Federal Census
      Lincoln, Smith Co, KS
    7. Type: Census
      Title: 1930 Federal Census
      Lincoln, Smith Co, KS
    8. Type: Web Site
      Author: Dave Wichers
      Title: The Wichers Family Tree

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