Descendants of Jan Folkerts DeVries

Most of the following research was done by Henry DeVries of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
If you have any questions about this DeVries line, Henry is most willing to be of any help.


                     GENERATION NUMBER #1

1. JAN FOLKERTS (1) DEVRIES was born Dec 1755 in ?, and died 17 Feb 1811 in Nordbroek,Groningen,Netherlands. He married TRYNTJE JANS BILEVELD Unknown in ?.

Child of JAN DEVRIES and TRYNTJE BILEVELD is:
i. EGBERT JANS2 DEVRIES, b. 18 Jan 1801, Noordbroek,Groningen,Netherlands; d. 22 Feb 1864, Oostwold,Groningen,Netherlands.

        GENERATION NUMBER #2
2. EGBERT JANS (2) DEVRIES (JAN FOLKERTS (1)) was born 18 Jan 1801 in Noordbroek,Groningen,Netherlands, and died 22 Feb 1864 in Oostwold,Groningen,Netherlands. He married TRYNTJE HITTJES DEWAL 8 Nov 1825 in Scheemda, daughter of HITTJE DEWAL and ANJE MEINDERTS.
Children of EGBERT DEVRIES and TRYNTJE DEWAL are:
i. JAN (3) DEVRIES, b. 20 Dec 1827, Westerlee,Groningen,Netherlands; d. 10 Apr 1883, Oostwold,Groningen,Netherlands.
ii. HITTJE DEVRIES, b. 18 Oct 1829.
iii. HARM DEVRIES, b. 25 Jul 1832.
iv. TRIENTJE DEVRIES, b. 6 May 1834.
v. UDO DEVRIES, b. 26 Aug 1837.
vi. HINDRIK DELVRIES, b. 26 Apr 1847.

          GENERATION NUMBER #3
3. JAN (3) DEVRIES (EGBERT JANS (2), JAN FOLKERTS (1)) was born 20 Dec 1827 in Westerlee,Groningen,Netherlands, and died 10 Apr 1883 in Oostwold,Groningen,Netherlands. He married GRIETJE MEULMAN 21 Nov. 1855 in Netherlands, daughter of JAN MEULMAN and ANTJE JONKER.
Children of JAN DEVRIES and GRIETJE MEULMAN are:
i. EBAT(EGBERT) JAN (4) DEVRIES, b. 28 Sep 1857, Oostwold,Groningen,Netherlands.; d. 31 May 1950, Kalamazoo Co, Kalamazoo,MI..
ii. ANTJE DEVRIES, b. 15 Feb 1856.
iii. ANTJE DEVRIES, b. 27 Mar 1860.
iv. TRIENTJE DEVRIES, b. 29 Dec 1861.
v. JANTJE DEVRIES, b. 11 Mar 1864.
vi. FOLTJE DEVRIES, b. 23 Sep 1867.
vii. TRIENTJE DEVRIES, b. 14 Feb 1871

       GENERATION NUMBER #4
4. EBAT(EGBERT) JAN (4) DEVRIES (JAN (3), EGBERT JANS (2), JAN FOLKERTS (1)) was born 28 Sep 1857 in Oostwold,Groningen,Netherlands., and died 31 May 1950 in Kalamazoo Co, Kalamazoo,MI.. He married GRIETJE(GRACE) BOELMAN 21 May 1884 in Groningen,Netherlands., daughter of HINDRIKUS BOELMAN and HINDRIKJE KONING.Grace was born 25 November 1861, Westerlee,Groningen,Netherlands;died 18 February 1941 in Kalamazoo,Michigan;
Children of EBAT(EGBERT) DEVRIES and GRIETJE(GRACE) BOELMAN are:
i. JAN (5) DEVRIES, b. 15 Apr 1890, Oostwold, Groningen, Netherlands.; d. 23 Sep 1964, Kalamazoo Co, Kalamazoo,MI.; m. KATIE SCHREUDER, Unknown, ?.
ii. HENRY DEVRIES, b. 28 Mar 1886,Oostwold,Groningen,Neth., Married Stella Boekhout 4 Mar.1914,Kalamazoo,MI.,died 26 Jun 1946 Kalamazoo,MI.
iii. GRIETJE(GRACE) DEVRIES, b. 6 Oct 1895.Oostwold,Groningen,Neth.,Married Henry Triemstra 1 Oct 1915 died 23 Jul 1966,Kalamazoo,MI.,
iv. WILLEM DEVRIES, b. 21 Jun 1893,Oostwold,Groningen,Neth., died 25 Apr 1907, Kalamazoo,MI.
v. JAN DEVRIES, b. 11 Oct 1884,Oostwold,Groningen,Neth. died 24 Nov.1886, Oostwold,Groningen,Neth.
vi. JAN DEVRIES, b. 17 Jun 1888,Oostwold,Groningen,Neth. died 11 Feb 1890, Oostwold,Groningen,Neth.
vii. GEERT DEVRIES, b. 23 Jun 1898,Oostwold,Groningen,Neth., died 25 Jun 1900, Oostwold,Groningen,Neth.

          GENERATION NUMBER #5
5. JAN (JOHN) (5) EGBERT DEVRIES, (EBAT JAN(4), JAN(3), EGBERT  JANS(2), JAN FOLKERTS (1),)was born 15 Apr 1890, Oostwold,Groningen,Neth. died 23 Sep 1964,Kalamazoo,MI. He married KATIE SCHREUDER 10 Sep. 1912 in Kalamazoo,MI., KATIE SCHREUDER was born 26 Aug.1893 in Nieuwe Pekala,Groningen,Netherlands. Katie died 23 Feb.1965.  She is the daughter of HARM SCHREUDER and JANTINA BIEMHOLT.
Children of JAN (JOHN) DEVRIES and KATIE SCHREUDER are: All born at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan:
      i. WILLIAM J. DEVRIES, married Anne Mejeur at Kalamazoo,MI.
      ii. HARM JAN DEVRIES,married Winifred Agnes Buckhout, Leora Eileen Shroyer at Kalamazoo,MI.
      iii. GRACE DEVRIES, married Garret Orbeck at Kalamazoo,MI.
      iv. JOHN E. DEVRIES, married Nina Reyerse (He died in Europe during W.W.II - burried at Epinal France)
      v.  EGBERT JOHN DEVRIES, married Katherine Hassing.
      vi. JOE (6) DEVRIES, married Marion Louise Gerlofs at Kalamazoo, MI.
      vii. HENRY DEVRIES, married Sylvia J. Stiemsma at Kalamazoo, MI.
      viii. ROLAND DEVRIES, married Carolyn (Carrie) Delilah Bourdo at Kalamazoo,MI.
      ix.  RAYMOND DEVRIES, married Crystal L. Klimp at Kalamazoo, MI.

         GENERATION NUMBER #6
6. JOE DEVRIES(6) ( JAN EGBERT(5), EBAT JAN(4), JAN(3), EGBERT JANS(2), JAN FOLKERTS(1)): married MARION LOUISE GERLOFS at Kalamazoo, MI.
Children of JOE DEVRIES and MARION LOUISE GERLOFS are:  All born at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
       i. RUSSEL(7a.) JOHN DEVRIES, married LINDA KATHERINE DEAVER in Jackson, Michigan.
       ii. RONALD(7b.) ALLEN DEVRIES, married LUANN BETH HUGHES at Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.
       iii. DEBRA JO DEVRIES, married Steven Robert Little, at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
       iv. GERALD (JERRY) RICHARD DEVRIES, born 10 Aug.1964 in Kalamazoo,MI. died 6 July 1966 at age of 1 year and 11 months. (He drowned)

     GENERATION NUMBER #7
7.RUSSEL(7a) JOHN DEVRIES and LINDA KATHERINE DEAVER children are:
           i.  ROBB(8) ANTHONY DEVRIES
           ii. BRADLEY(8) JOHN DEVRIES
           iii. TODD(8) RUSSEL DEVRIES
7.RONALD(7b) ALLEN DEVRIES and LUANN BETH HUGHES children are:
         i. AMY(8) BETH DEVRIES
         ii. JILL(8) MARIE DEVRIES

Others who are researching the name of "DEVRIES" but not neccesarily from the above line.
* * * If you are researching the name DEVRIES and would like your name added here, please send it to me.* * *

 
Henry DeVries  -  From the above line.

 
Fred DeVries - Also from the above line.

http://www.fastenerconnection.com/~fredd/genealogy/entiregenealogylist.html
 
Dayonne DEISEL Barnum  -  From Grand Rapids, but before that Amsterdam.
                                                  Her paternal Great Grand Mother is Mattie DeVries b.ca 1880.

 
Mary DeVries  -  From the above line.

 
Al Hamelink - Researching Jan & Lukje DeVries from Zeeland, Michigan.  Originally from
                      Groningen, Netherlands in 1854.

 
Chris Stubbs -http://familytreemaker.geneaology.com/users/s/t/u/Christopher-M-Stubbs/?Welcome=993267119
                        Descendants of David DeVries b.1822, d.1863. Came to N.Y. in 1915 from Wormerveer,
                        Netherlands, - near Amsterdam.

 
Kathy Peters- Is researching the line of: Henry DeVries (b.Netherlands 1850) and Alice (Zoet) (b.1850
                        Ottawa County), from the Netherlands to Ottawa County,  Michigan.

 

 


          Christy Sueverkruepp - My ancestor was Yallow DeVries (it was spelled Jelle DeVries on this tombstone) who
                                              was a member of the 9th Michigan Volunteer Calvary Company C.  I have found military
                                              info about his company and there are some archives at Hope College about these young
                                              men from Zeeland who joined the 9th Michigan Calvary.  I have not found information
                                              on his life before that in Zeeland or his families journey to Michigan. I am also not sure
                                              how our family ended up living near Firth, Nebraska.

                                              Jelle’s wife’s name was “Pictue” and was pronounced something like Peach-U but I do
                                              not have her maiden name. Jelle’s name was pronounced more like the spelling Yallow.
                                              There is a large Dutch community here in SE Nebraska with one town being called Holland.
                                              They started Dutch Reformed Churches in this area. My paternal grandfather & grandmother
                                              came straight from the Netherlands to NE as children. On my mother’s side is this DeVries
                                              line who first were in Michigan and then came here. I’m sure they must have known someone
                                             in the community or had a relative here.
 
 

Bob DeVries - I’m looking for information about my ggrandfather, Siegar, anglicized Samuel or Sam, DeVries. Emigrated from Groningen, NL circa, 1867 or shortly after the Civil War and settled in Chicago. According to family legend he left his wife, Etta Moorlach- DeVries, daughter, Jantje, Jennie, DeVries-Hoffenkamp & family, Son John DeVries and family and ran away to Grand Rapids. Circa, late nineteenth century.  I would like to know if he started a second family in west Michigan or any information I can get about the ol’boy. If anyone knows anything about old Sam, I’d sure appreciate it if they would contact me and fill me in on his activities in Michigan.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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