Foekje Van Boerum

7 December 1878–1 February 1966 (Age 87)
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Foekje

When Foekje Van Boerum was born on 7 December 1878, in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Eise van Boerum, was 30 and her mother, Akke Holkes Borger, was 29. She married Klaas Jongsma on 3 December 1907, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940 and World for about 20 years. She died on 1 February 1966, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Klaas Jongsma
Foekje Van Boerum
Marriage: 3 December 1907
Marguerite Charlotte Jongsma

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1907Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.
    Age 16
    The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 23
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    Memories of my grandmothers sister

    As a child I remember that they called Foekje "Aunt Fannie". I am sure it was to Americanize her name. My grandmother and "Aunt Fannie" were very close friends. Anna van Boerum passed away when I wa …

    Sources (17)

    • Fannie van Bourene in entry for Marguerita Charllotta Jongsma, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Fanny Jonsgsma in household of Klaas Jonsgsma, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Foekjc Van Boesum, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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