Engelina Nijenhuis was born on October 28, 1788 in Gelderland, Netherlands to Jan Berend Nijenhuis and Anna Catharina Rotmans. She married Gerrit Hendrik te Kolstee, so nof Gerrit Jan te Kolstee and Janna Geertruid Verink, on March 21, 1819 in Gelderland, Netherlands. Together, they had six children, three who died at a young age. In 1848, the family of 5 immigrated to the United States. They arrived in New York on October 9, then made their way to Albany and Buffalo. They finally settled in Clymer, New York.


Offspring of Engelina Nijenhuis and Gerrit Hendrik te Kolstee (1794-aft1860)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Janna Geertruid te Kolstee (1822-1823) 28 February 1822 Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands 1 April 1823 Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands
Anna Geertruid te Kolstee (1823-?) 17 May 1823 (Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands) Jan Hendrik Dulmes (1820-?)

Garrit Jan te Kolstee (1825-1826) 9 February 1825 (Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands) 2 April 1826 (Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands)
Garrit Jan te Kolstee (1826-1828) 29 July 1826 (Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands) 7 December 1828 (Winterswijk+ Gelderland+ Netherlands)
Jan Willem te Kolstee (1830-1895) 3 August 1830 Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands 2 April 1895 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States Johanna Geertruida Theodora Hesselink (1840-1905)

Janna Berendina te Kolstee (1832-?) 11 January 1832 Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands


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  2. Her husband's immigration journal

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