Beloved Family and
Letters between Grafschaft Bentheim
The Society has published the first volume of a
collection of letters between Bentheim and America. This volume
contains letters from 1847 to 1914. Eighty five letters were
selected from the over 200 that were available. Many of the letters
had not been translated into English prior to this. A special
thanks to Jim and Virginia Jurries for their generous financial
support! Also, to Harold Huizenga for editing, Loren Lemmen for many
hours spent organizing and selecting letters and to Swenna Harger
once again for her labor of translating many of these letters.
The book contains many illustrations as well as information about
the people involved. A partial list follows.
Geert Bouws at Graafschap.
Hindrik Jan Albers at Graafschap.
Albert Scholten at Graafschap. Albert
Genzink at Singapore.
Lukas Veldink at Zeeland.
J. H. Roelofs at Graafschap.
J.W. Lohmolder at Hopkins.
Arend Jan Neerken at Graafschap.
Arend and Swenne Schippers at Salem. Janna
Schipper (Hinken) at Allendale.
Albert Kraker at Allendale.
Gesien Neerken(Wiggers) at Graafschap.
Janna Meppelink at Borculo.
Hermannes Gruppen at Borculo
Geerd Arens at Uelsen
Hillegien Ensing(Arens) at Graafschap.
Lucas Ensing at Graafschap.
Hendrika DeFrel(Ensing) at Graafschap.
J.H. Slenk at East Saugatuck.
Geert Diekjacobs at South Dakota.
Lukas Vos at Graafschap.
Rev. Plesscher at Clara City, MN.
Farwicks at Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan
Hendrik Laug at Piqua, Ohio.
Geert Schoemaker at Kleinringe. Hillegien
Lubbers at Emlichheim.
Jan Harm Bruggeman in Lage.
Lucas Nijhuis at Lage.
The Tinholt family at Tinholt.
Jan Dobben at Hohenkorben.
Gese Bonseler(Dobben) at Hohenkorben. Bielefelds at
Wilsum and Tinholt.
Pastor Jan Schoemaker and family.
Zwenne Beckman(Hensen) at Itterbeck.
Harmina Beckman at Itterbeck.
Geert Hensen at Osterwald.
Rev. Kolthoff at Veldhausen.
H.J. Lefers at Piccardie.
Rev. Walkotten at Iowa.
Rev. Broene at Roseland, Illinois.
The book can be purchased by members of BIS for only $12.50
individually or $10 each for orders of 5 or more. The price is $15
for non-members (join now and save!!). This basically covers cost
and postage. Copies will be donated to various libraries. Monies
collected will be earmarked to fund a second book of letters. This
book will make a nice Christmas present! Copies are available now
from the editor.
124 Round Top Road
Lansing, MI 48917