23 January 1896–12 August 1973 (Age 77)
Idsegahuizum, Friesland, Netherlands
When Wiebren -William- Dykstra was born on 23 January 1896, in Idsegahuizum, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Tjerk Sjoerds Dijkstra, was 45 and his mother, Geertje Wijbrens Wiersma, was 40. He married Gertrude Vandermate on 10 July 1916, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Plainfield Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 12 August 1973, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.
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