Category Archives: Vanden Bosch

Happy Birthday, Grandma: Hattie Kreykes, 1910 – 1995

My maternal grandmother was born 109 years ago today. Hard to believe. I loved my Grandma Kreykes and was blessed to know her into my own adulthood. Hendrikje (Henrietta) or “Hattie” Van den Bosch Kreykes, the daughter of Dutch immigrants, … Continue reading

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Dutch after all: testing Mom …

It was a quite straightforward message from Ancestry: “S. Hendrickson is your Mother.” It was not unexpected — because she is my mother — but it’s still beyond me how they knew. Confidence level? Extremely High. It’s been only a … Continue reading

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Missing Grandma …

March 20 was the birthday of my late Grandma Kreykes, who was born back in 1910. I miss her very much. I have strong memories of  my grandmother and think of her often. That’s Grandma in  the middle of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Child: Margaret Vanden Bosch (1924-1930)

Margaret was our grandmother’s younger sister. Heart complications took Margaret’s life when she was only 5 years old, a loss that came just three years after the death, at a relatively young age, of their mother, Mary. The obituary tells us that … Continue reading

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They came from Doornspijk

Our great-grandfather Vanden Bosch, who migrated to northwest Iowa in the late 19th century, was by all currently available indications born and raised in the village of Doornspijk. Doornspijk is a Dutch village that in the mid-1970s became a part … Continue reading

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More on locating Dutch ancestors … wie was wie

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the resources available for Dutch genealogy. I’ve had great success using the popular Genlias site to find Dutch records — mostly ancestral marriage records that have helped confirm the names of ancestors’ parents, as well … Continue reading

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