John Andrew Wesselink

9 March 1909–13 March 1979 (Age 70)
Sioux Center, Sioux, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Andrew

When John Andrew Wesselink was born on 9 March 1909, in Sioux Center, Sioux, Iowa, United States, his father, Hendrik "Henry" Wesselink, was 31 and his mother, Henrietta "Hendreks" SCHUT, was 28. He married Alice Louise Bosveld on 9 March 1934, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States. He lived in West Branch Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Sioux Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 13 March 1979, in Sioux Center, Sioux, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70.

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John Andrew Wesselink
Veria Josephine Newgard
Marriage: 15 July 1942

Spouse and Children

15 July 1942
Wilton, Muscatine, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Gerrit W. Wesselink


    Peter S Wesselink


    Grace C Wesselink


    Pearl Wesselink



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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 4

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Hessel 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John A Wesselink in household of Henry Wesselink, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • John A Wesselink in household of Henry W Wesselink, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Wesselink in household of Henry Wesselink, "United States Census, 1920"

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