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Jan Willem (John William) te Kolstee was born on August 3, 1830 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands to Gerrit Hendrik te Kolstee and Engelina Nijenhuis. His family lived in Huppel, Netherlands. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1848 and settled in Clymer. He married, had 14 children, and died there in 1895.

Jan Willem (John William) te Kolstee was born on August 3, 1830 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands to Gerrit Hendrik te Kolstee and Engelina Nijenhuis. His family lived in Huppel, Netherlands. Before they immigrated to the United States, they were living at the Landewer farm in Huppel, Netherlands.

On August 10, 1848, the family left from Huppel and traveled across the Netherlands until they reached the port at Rotterdam. They traveled across the Atlantic and arrived in New York City on October 9, 1848. They took a steamship up the Hudson river and merged onto the Erie Canal. They proceeded to Buffalo, New York and arrived there on October 19.

The family settled in Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York where William worked as a farmer. He married Johanna "Kate" Geertruida Theodora Hesselink, daughter of Gradus Hesselink and Harmina Klomps, between 1849 and 1856 in the United States. Together, they had a total of 14 children. They appear in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census in Clymer. William died on April 2, 1895 in Clymer, New York. William and Kate are buried in Holland Cemetery in Clymer, New York.



Children


Offspring of Jan Willem te Kolstee and Johanna Geertruida Theodora Hesselink (1840-1905)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John George Kolstee (1856-1925) 12 February 1856 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1925 Addie C. Jackman (1861-1937)

Wilhelmina Kolstee (1858-1928) 1858 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1928 Berend Hendrik Dunnewold (1850-1913)

Johanna Aleida Kolstee (1860-?) March 1860 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States Hendrick Hondorf (1863-1952)

Christine Kolstee (1861-?) 1861 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States James McElroy

Henry Grades Kolstee (1863-1943) 24 October 1863 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 4 July 1943 United States
Frank B. Kolstee (1866-1947) 1866 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1947 United States
Hannah Kolstee (1868-1919) 1868 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1919
Jennie Kolstee (1870-?) September 1870 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
William Fredrick Kolstee (1873-1950) 19 May 1873 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1950 United States Joanna Warnshuis (1881-1971)

Sarah Kolstee (1875-?) 1875 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
Katie M. Kolstee (1876-?) 1876 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States Harry Sessions (?-?)

Albert Kolstee (1879-1937) 6 May 1879 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 14 May 1937 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States Louise Barbara Trump (1900-1985)

Laura Kolstee (1883-1957) 1883 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1957
Adeline Kolstee (1885-1951) 1885 Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York, United States 1951

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References

  1. 1860 United States Federal Census, Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York.
  2. 1870 United States Federal Census, Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York.
  3. 1880 United States Federal Census, Clymer, Chautauqua County, New York.
  4. 1892 New York State Census, Clymer, Chautauqua County
  5. 1848 Immigration Journal of his father, Gerrit Hendrick te Kolstee
  6. History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, article about his son, John G. Kolstee.
  7. Cemetery records of Holland Cemetery, Clymer, New York


Common ancestors of Jan Willem te Kolstee (1830-1895) and Johanna Geertruida Theodora Hesselink (1840-1905)

  1. Geesken Huijnink (1676-?)
  2. Wander Nijenhuis (c1669-1731)



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