Tjitske Bloem

22 October 1834–1 March 1906 (Age 71)
Visvliet, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Tjitske

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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Family Time Line

Hendrik Hoekstra
1836–1914
Tjitske Bloem
1834–1906
Marriage: 5 May 1860
Fokke Frank Hoekstra
1860–1939
Guitsen Gustave Hoekstra
1862–1937
Geert Hoekstra
1863–1863
Geert George Hoekstra
1864–1943
Klaaske Hoekstra
1867–1928
Grietje Hoekstra
1869–1953
Johannes John Henry Hoekstra
1871–1955
Geeske Jessie Hoekstra
1874–1943

Spouse and Children

    Hendrik Hoekstra

    Male1836–1914Male

    Female1834–1906Female

MARRIAGE
5 May 1860
Grijpskerk, Groningen, Netherlands
children

(8)

    Fokke Frank Hoekstra

    Male1860–1939Male

    Male1862–1937Male

    Geert Hoekstra

    Male1863–1863Male

    Male1864–1943Male

    Klaaske Hoekstra

    Female1867–1928Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Fokke Fransens Bloem

    Male1799–1876Male

    Klaaske Eelderts Weken

    Female1795–1847Female

siblings

(4)

    Johannes Bloem

    Male1824–1824Male

    Tjitske Fokkes Bloem

    Female1829–1829Female

    Johannes Bloem

    Male1831–1907Male

    Female1834–1906Female

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1837

Age 3

Michigan is the 26th state.
1853

Age 19

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (in the Lower Rhine area): from Dutch bloem, Middle Low German blōm ‘flower’, possibly applied as a nickname, an ornamental name, or a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or florist.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jessie Bloom in entry for Frank Hoekstra and Abeltje Noothius Boeroma, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Titje Bloom in entry for John Hockstra and Jennie Smant, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Tjiske Bloem in entry for George Hoekstra and Grace Bouwman, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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