Jan Bykerk

Male3 October 1900–11 January 1944

Brief Life History of Jan

When Jan Bykerk was born on 3 October 1900, in Zwijndrecht, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Arie Bijkerk, was 28 and his mother, Wijntje Los, was 31. He married Anna Van Dijk on 15 January 1923, in Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Plato Township, Sioux, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died on 11 January 1944, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Jan Bykerk
Anna Van Dijk
Marriage: 15 January 1923
Adriana Bykerk
Gertrude Bykerk
Martina Bykerk
Winifred Bykerk

Sources (5)

  • John Bykerk in household of Arie Bykerk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Bykerk, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Bykerk in entry for Anna Bykerk Leep, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1923Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    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.

    1903 · Ford Motor Company

    Age 3

    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 12

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Gerrit.

    Dutch: variant, archaic or Americanized, of Bijker, an occupational name for an apiculturist, a beekeeper, derived from bij ‘bee’.

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

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