22 October 1834–1 March 1906 (Age 71)
Visvliet, Groningen, Netherlands
When Tjitske Bloem was born on 22 October 1834, in Visvliet, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Fokke Fransens Bloem, was 35 and her mother, Klaaske Eelderts Weken, was 39. She married Hendrik Hoekstra on 5 May 1860, in Grijpskerk, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 1 March 1906, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Washington Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.
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