Vedders Family


From the Netherlands to Grand Rapids, Michigan

  1. Harmannus Vedders, Born-1787, Markelo, Netherlands  Died-1864, Grand Rapids, MI
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery

  2. a. Antony Vedders, Born-1812, Neede, Netherlands   Died-1861, Grand Rapids, MI
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery
    f. Dina Vedders,
    Born-1818, Neede, Netherlands;  Died- 1848, Neede, Netherlands
    Marr-Berend Hagens, Born-1808, Netherlands;  Died-1868, Grand Rapids, MI
    Burial Oak Hill Cemetery

  3. a. Harmannus Vedders, Born-1839, Need, Neth.:  Died-1893, Grand Rapids, MI
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery
    c. Reintjen Vedders, Born-1844, Neede, Neth.; Died-1923, Grand Rapids, MI
    Burial Greenwood Cemetery.  


H. A. Vedders Gravestone, Oak Hill Cemetery

Herman A. Vedders, 1839-1893

Berend Hagens Photo, 1808-1868


Jan Arend Hagens and wife, Johanna Vedders

Herman and Harmannus Vedders


Two Vedders Homes in Grand Rapids

Descendants of Harmannus Vedders

I.1 Harmannus Vedders, wever/appelverkoper, christened on 28-10-1787 in Markelo, died on 03-01-1864 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 76, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

Married at the age of 23 on 30-06-1811 in Neede (NG) to Willemina Poppink, 29 years old, born on 16-07-1781 in Neede, christened on 22-07-1781 in Neede, died on 09-04-1843 in Neede at the age of 61, daughter of Derk Poppink and Willemina Lomans. Huwelijksbijlagen:

Harmannus zoon van Theunis Vedders en Aaltjen te Russchemors is den 28 october 1787 in onze Hervormde Christelijke Kerke gedoopt.

Zulks attestere ik ondergetekende volgens ons doopboek om te strekken naar behoren.

Markelo 12 juny 1811 Uit naam

des kerkenraads


Tonijes Mengs

als burgemster in Beusebarge

Voor M. Elbertus Abbing, griffier van den Vrederigter des cantons Borculo, arrondissement Zutphen, departement van den Bovenijssel, compareerde Teunis Vedders, weduwenaar van wijlen Aaltjen te Reuskemors, woonachtig in Markelo onder het Departement van de Monden van den IJssel, doch thans te Borculo present, van beroep een weever, en verklaarde bij desen volkomen te approbeeren en toe te stemmen zoodanig huwelijk als deszelfs zoon Harmanus Vedders, mede van beroep een weever en te Neede woonachtig, staat aan te gaan met Willemina Poppink, meerderjarig dochter van Derk Poppink en wijlen deszelfs ehevrouw Willemina Lomans, woonende almede te Neede, kunnende diensvolgens lijden, dat dit huwelijk na voorafgaande proclamatien zoo spoedig mogelijk na de wetten dezen landens, worden gecelebreerd en effect komen te hebben.

Verzoekende hij comparant diensvolgens, dat van deze door hem gedane toestemming behoorlijk bewijs mag worden afgegeven, om te strekken als naar rechten.

Gedaan en gepasseerd te Borculo ten huize van den Griffier voornoemd, in tegenwoordigheid van Diderik Frederik Pott, schoolmeester en Jan Willem Mellink, rentenier, getuigen ten dezen uitdrukkelijk verzogt den veertienden Juny achttien honderd en elf.

En hebbende voornoemde comparant en getuigen benevens de gemelde Griffier, na gedane voorlezing, de minute dezes eigenhandig geteekend, waarna dezelve in bewaring van laatstgemelden is gebleven.

Voor afschrift conform

T. Vedders E. Abbing griffier.

From this marriage:

1. Antony Vedders (see also II.1 on page *).

2. Wilhelm Vedders, born on 16-01-1813 in Neede, died on 23-02-1813 in Neede, 38 days old.

3. Willemina Vedders, born on 20-02-1814 in Neede, died on 13-09-1814 in Neede, 205 days old.

4. Willem Vedders, born on 08-06-1815 in Neede, died on 20-03-1816 in Neede, 286 days old.

5. Dina Vedders, born on 13-01-1817 in Neede, died on 27-02-1817 in Neede, 45 days old.

6. Dina Vedders (see also II.8 on page *).

7. Harmina Vedders, born on 23-10-1820 in Neede, died on 20-11-1820 in Neede, 28 days old.

8. Aaltjen Vedders, born on 16-08-1822 in Neede, died on 30-04-1823 in Neede, 257 days old.

II.1 Antony Vedders, wever/boerenarbeider, born on 10-01-1812 in Neede, died on 30-04-1861 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 49, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

Married at the age of 26 on 29-12-1838 in Neede to Anna Geertruid Nahuis, 26 years old, born on 05-08-1812 in Neede, died on 26-06-1891 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 78, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids. Overlijdensbericht in de Grand Rapids Democrat in 1891 van het overlijden van Anna Geertruid Nahuis:

VEDDERS. At the residence of her daughter Mrs Hagens no 98 Stocking Street Anna Gertrude VEDDERS, aged 78 years, 10 months and 21 days, mother of H.A. Vedders, Mrs Hagens and Mrs H. Luten.

Funeral saterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence. Daughter of Gerrit Nahuis, landbouwer, and Roelofje Leussink, was eerder gehuwd.

From this marriage:

1. Harmannus Vedders (see also III.1 on page *).

2. Gerrit Willem Vedders, boerenarbeider, born on 28-02-1841 in Neede, christened on 04-04-1841 in Neede, died circa 1870 in Grand Rapids USA, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

3. Reintjen/Mary Vedders, born on 05-02-1844 in Neede, died on 21-03-1923 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 79, buried in Greenwood Cemetary Gr. Rapids.

Married at the age of 21 on 25-12-1865 in Grand Rapids USA to Hiram Luten, 29 years old, born on 15-01-1836 in Vollenhove, died on 29-01-1912 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 76, buried in Greenwood Cemetary Grand Rapids. Lambert Luten (1837-1916), een broer van Hiram, trouwde op 6-5-1866 te Grand Rapids met Willemina Hagens (1844-1918), de dochter van Berend Hagens en Dina Vedders.

Lambert heeft gevochten in de Amerikaanse vrijheidsoorlog van 1860-1865. In deze periode schrijft hij brieven aan zijn broer Hiram, waarvan enkele hieronder vermeld worden.

Civil War Letters from Lambert Luten to his brother Hiram.

Luten, Lambert (Veteran), Grand Rapids.

Enlisted in Company B, Engineers and Mechanics as Corporal sept 14 1861 at Grand Rapids for 3 years, age 22. Mustered oct 29 1861.

Was in battle at Lavergne, Tenn. jan 1863.

Re-enlisted jan 1 1864 at Chattanooga, Tenn. Mustered febr 1 1864. Sergeant febr 25 1864. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn. sept 22 1865.

Present residence Grand Rapids, Mich. R.F.D. No 7.

From "Directory of Civil War Soldiers" in Grand Rapids Public Library. Published by authority of Senate and House of Representatives of the Michigan Legislature under direction of Brig. Gen. George H. Brown, Adjutant General.

Nashville, Tenn. Dec 7th 1862

Sunday morning

Dear brother Hiram,

Having nothing else to do I have taken my pen to direct a few lines to you but do not infer from this, as though I only write to you when I have nothing else to do, but because it is only a short time since I have written and nothing of importance has transpired since. I am as ever dissatisfied on account of not receiving enough letters, I have only received 2 in 2 weeks, one from father and the other from but still I am not going to ..., I am good natured as ever, and I think a little morest than I used to be at home for associating with so many men of diferent dispositions, a person has got to be good natured in order to get along.

Yes Hiram the army is a great school, a great deal is being learned both good and evil, but alas! The evil abound with many I am sorry to say.

We are still guarding the colored population and we have a colored man for our cook whom we have agreed to pay 50 cts per month. Each of us, we are living quite comfortable at this present time, how long it will remain so I cannot say, for there are many changes in the army.

We are with 10 men in one tent and have built a fireplace in the centre, which accomadates for cooking and warming the tent for it is quite cold sometimes.

Simon Ziel is yet at Louisville as nurse in a hospital.

I day we have fresh beef; by good luck last night a flet dark a drove of U.S. fat cattle came by here and one steped out by the way not being noticed by the drivers and of course our boys did not take any pains to direct their attention to it and now we have quite a nice lot of fresh beef in our tent. We are here with two comp.s and both comp.s have about 50 men on duty, our comp. furnishes 3 releifs of 10 men and a corporal. I have been on guard as long as we have been here 2 weeks ago today 2 hours on and off right along; every night at 10 o'clock if you think of me you may think that I am calling on the releif and stand untill 12 the time when you are engaged wispering sweet words that is if you have found a sweet heart again which of course you must have by this time, where girls are as plenty and boys as few as they must be in Michigan. They tell me that Schreuder is married at last to lovely Harrie so he did not get .. Daane . Well I suppose he feels good and I hope he will continue to feel so. The boys in the work house have had their trial but have not received theur sentenee yet. Dec. 13th., now I calculate to finish this letter we are back to the ... again and more than that we have received our pay and have reason to be happy as ... if money can course happiness.

I have expressed 160 dollars home forwarded. Albert ... second sergeant of our comp. has gone to Michigan recruiting, he will probably come to the Rapids you may probably know him as he used to work for Litchfields at Blendon engineer, you 'd better try to see him if you can.

Goodbye from your brother,

Lambert Luten

I have written a letter to father today; my respects to Sally and others grad wishes to


Chickamanga Creek July 24/(18)64

Dear brother Hiram,

I will try and write a few lines to you this day, to pass away part of the time; for I have not the means of passing away, that you have at home, it is now sunday but no chance to go to any meeting. Only our prayer meeting tonight after roll call when we generally have an interesting time, all present taking part in the exercises; our number is from 10 to 15, we have meeting twice a week thursday and sunday evenings; was there but more spirit of prayer in our army; more a spirit of humiliatior and piety; did we but as a people turn into the Lord and practice wisdom by fearing Him and shows our understanding by turning from evil than I trust the dark clouds would soon disappear; and our national sky grows bright and I fear not untill ther, the doctrine that " the Lord is on the side of the strongest armies and the heaviest ordnance " is not drawn from the bible; and will hardly do to build the prospects of peace upon, for the Lord does not choose sides, that is left for us to do. And for us to reap the fruits of such a choice. Our country has got to undergo a change, the press has got to advocate different principles.

I had considerable confidence in the Vrincipia; as a poper of true principles, but its course in regard to Fremont, has .rushed my confidence for with it, as with other political popers, its candidate is extolled as a God, while its opponent is made to appear like a devil. Foolish inconsistency such as will not rid the country of its selfish politicians. We have plenty smart men the honest upright God fearing men are worting.

Smartness has got to be the tombstone of honesty and virtue. Smart tricks, donkee tricks have been so bountifully applouded, that many have taken the contageon and have perfected themselves in the schemes; honesty and virtue are at a discount in the army. If this were published many would at once denonnee me as a grumbler and foult finder a sorehead or some other name; and yet every soldier willing to admit the truth. Will say the some thing, such facts are not exactly published in the papers yet practiced as plain as words can speak it. We look too much over our own heads; to magnify the foults of our enemys, the word loyal is getting so it covers many sins, which the day of judgement will reveal to condemn the practicer. Many tricks in the army published going the sound of the press to tickle the ear of the reader; the world, the crowd pronounces them cunning, shrewd when viewed in the light of honesty and virtue, they would wither as the morngrass the army is the inventor od deeds and practices, demoralising to society degrading to the nation; and above all sinful in the sight of God.

I do not wish to be a faultfinder still where the rebaker is silent; sin goes on encouraged; popularity demands the silence of the faultfinder; but justice demands that truth should be spoken. I desire to be just if it be at the loss of popularity. The love of mony and of sensual pleasure are two great evils in the army; speculations of every kind are rife. I have speculated more than I meants in the future, for I find that it has a tendency to dishonesty and that it creates an undue desire for gain; honest labor must furnish me a livelyhood. The word every man for himself and the Lord for us all is carried out too much and the quatation ought never to be uttered for less practiced.

Sensual pleasure is so far indulged in, that nearly every honse is considered one of ill fame or would be made such.

Yet the modern poet prepares a heaven for the soldier who falls in the countrys service irrespective of live that heaven that admits all soldiers without a change of heart I do not want to go to.

It is now evening and I have just returned from our prayer meeting; where we had a soul refreshing time. There I find my real enjoyment in the army and hope to continue to.

The news from the front is rather conflicting today. Some reports have Atlanta taken and our troops driven out again; other reports have our army some distance beyond Atlanta fighting hard. Gen. Mac Pherson commander of the Department of Tennessee has been killed, his corpse went by here this morning, all accounts speak of heavy fighting some have our army retreating.

I am a little afraid of a Chickamanga affair, but hope the best, still you will have all the particulars before this reaches you. We are yet engaged as before; when we move from here we will probably go some distance for our reg. is now scattered a distance of a 100 miles along the R.R. And we will probably have to go beyond there, yet we can tell but little ahead. I must now close for it is bed time.

From your brother Lambert.

Goldsboro N.C.

April 3, 1865

Dear brother Hiram,

It is with feelings of gratitude and pleasure that I have taken my pen to write a few lines to yoy hoping that it will find you in the enjoyment of health and life's blessings. We are as yet encamped at Goldsboro which place you will be able to locate from the maps. I wrote a letter to father about a week ago in which I gave a short detail of our campaign. For a better one I would refer you to the New York Herald of March the 20th which had an accurate map showing the roads over which we marched. Our reg. was at different times with different corps.

Tuesday, April 4

Dear Brother, this morning I have another subject to write on with feelings of regret. I have to mention that I am again reduced to the ranks. The circumstances are these. On the 7th of Febr. last, I was detailed in charge of the foragers from our co. The business of these foragers (5 or 6 from each co) is to shove out early in the morning ahead of the troops, that is the main column, go to the farm houses and procure provisions for the reg. - meat, flour, meal, potatoes and whatever can be found in the line of provision. The whole detail from the reg. is in charge of a Lt. On said 8th of Febr. we shoved ahead, nearly up to the skirmish line, went to a farm house, searched the outhouses, found a small quantity of meal and one of the men suggested going into the house to see if we could find anything there as there were several soldiers in the house already. So we went in, went upstairs and while looking around Gen. Hood's Com.g. 1st Div., 15th Corps, entered the house and arrested us, 4 in number, for violation of an order, forbidding the entering of houses and charged us with pillaging; yet that was only a supposition which could not be proved for we did not take a thing out of the house. Still it must be considered in the army that a general's word is worth as much as 10 privates at least; be he whatever he may, he is supposed to be a man of honor, more of honor than of honesty with some, but be that as it may, I violated a general order, which if everyone was strictly enforced I think every officer and private in the army would be criminated. So we were arrested, and have been in that condition ever since being excused from duty but not under guard, so that we had pretty easy times as far as physical exertion is concerned. Last saterday we had a hearing before Major Rhodes, provost marshall of our reg. and this morning the sentence was read to the company, fining the three privates $5 each and myself being reduced to the ranks after the 1th of April. In entering the house I followed the example of hundreds of officers and men so that it did not appear to be an offence. Yet the order stood unrevoked and I for one suffer the consequence of disobeying the same. So now I am at the same point I was more than two years ago; as far as promotion in the army is concerned; still I do not feel gloomy nor disheartened and I hope you may be reconciled to it. I am in the hands of the Lord and His ways are just. He can exalt and debase and what puny mortal say unto him what doest thou; one consolation is that in my case, I have the sympathy and not the scorn of my fellow men. The scorn is vented on the provost marshall who of all men is least loved.

Another sad circumstance I have to mention and that is the death of our orderly sergt. Chesebro who died today of disease; but I trust has gone to a better world, for his life among us was an exemplary one for good, and I trust while his body is rapt in the gloom of death, his spirit is robed in the white garment of the redeemed; may his death be a warning to the living for we must also die.

I have received 2 of father's most welcome letters, one of Jan. 29th and the other of March 5th. I also received one from you before leaving Beaufort, S.C. but failed to answer it for some reason or other. I think I have acknowledged receipt of the hat and gloves in a previous letter. You wanted to know whether or not to collect the town bonds which became due the 1th of Febr. so as it was about that date when I received, I concluded that you would act in the matter according to your judgement, the way it seems to you the surest and most profitable.

As I lost my count book, I would be pleased to have you give me a correct account of the condition my money is in; if there be any that is not drawing interest, get it in condition so that it may in interest drawing bonds. The weather is getting quite warm here, fruit trees stand in full bloom and are promising plentifully here.

Some unknown friend sends me the weekly Eagle for which I feel very grateful, whoever it may be receives my hearty thanks. I will now draw to a close hoping that this may (find) you, father and mother in good health.

I remain your affectionate brother,


P.S. Tell Harman (Vedders) I will soon write to him and should be happy to hear from him if he can get time to write.

Nashville, July 10/(18)65

Dear brother Hiram,

I have received your letter and the lemonade per Barkleg and was very much pleased with the whole. I will enclose in this the 5 dollars sent to Honkel as he is no more but is dead having died Tuesday the 4th from chronic diarhea; such is life many for aa long time acxiouly waiting for peace to dawn upon us, but who are not permitted to see the second epoch of meeting with loved ones.

Your letter is quite on interesting one and I accept you counsel in regard to our present condition. The counsel is just such as I should expect from an ever true and loving brother. But it is probably difficult for you to realize our feeling under the present sircumstances. Yet your advice is proper and if acted upon will bring us safely through. But it is quite difficult for humanity to excersize that trust and confidence at all times. Had the government not mustered out the yaerlings at once there would have been a great deal of hard feelings avoided in the army for the yearlings as a class were despired in the army.

I have received a Rincipia again now united with the New Era; it assails president Johnson severely for excluding the right of suffrage from the colored race by proclamation. I too think it is unjust grafsly. The negro must either be a full citizer or a slave and I think time will prove it.

He is free-ed from slavery but the work is not done yet and the unjust judge will be harrassed untill he does justice humanity inespective of color. Son of Berteld Luten and Gezinna (Geesken) Bos.

4. Johanna Vedders, born on 08-04-1846 in Neede, died on 30-07-1911 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 65, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

Married at the age of 22 on 28-06-1868 in Grand Rapids USA to Jan Arend Hagens, 20 years old, born on 23-09-1847 at 3.00 in Neede, died on 10-05-1924 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 76, buried on 12-05-1924 in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids. Jan Arend trouwt met zijn nichtje Johanna Vedders.

Overlijdensbericht van Jan Arend Hagens in 1924 in de plaatselijke krant:

John A. Hagens, aged 76, died early saterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs Harry A. Ingell, 830 Hall Street S.E. He was a veteran of Company B. 1st Michigan engineers and mechanics and a member of Custor post G.A.R. He leaves a son Harry J. Hagens, a daughter Mrs Harry A. Ingell and eight grandchildren. Funeral services monday at 2:30 p.m. from the home of his daughter. Son of Berend Hagens, wever, and Dina Vedders (see also II.8 on page *). Zijn neef en nicht.

5. Derk Willem Vedders, born on 05-06-1849 in Neede, died on 03-09-1869 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 20, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

II.8 Dina Vedders, born on 23-10-1818 in Neede, died on 21-02-1848 in Neede at the age of 29.

Married at the age of 20 on 26-07-1839 in Neede. Na het overlijden van Dina in februari 1848 hertrouwde Berend op 11-11-1848 te Neede met Engele Nijland, oud 43 jaar (geb. 16-1-1805 te Lochem) en dochter van Hendrik Jan Nijland en Jenneken Overdijkink afkomstig van de Boshuurne/Lochem.

Echter Engele is niet meegegaan naar de USA. In het bevolkingsregister van Neede vinden we ook dat Berend zijn vrouw heeft achtergelaten. Spouse is Berend Hagens, 31 years old, wever, born on 30-01-1808 in Neede, christened on 07-02-1808 in Neede, died on 26-10-1868 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 60, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids. Berend Hagens verkoopt in 1855 in verband met de aanstaande emigratie zijn eigendommen. Eerst wordt er nog een inventarisatie van de boedel opgemaakt, waarbij ook Harmannus Vedders als voogd aanwezig is over de dan nog minderjarige kinderen (Willemina en Arend Jan) van Berend Hagens en wijlen Dina Vedders. We vinden er het volgende: (Inventory)

In de keuken en verder in huis.

Een koperen ketel, blikken koffieketel en tinnen theepot.

Zes paar theegoed, enige glaasjes en een fles.

Zestien borden.

Melkpot, theebus, peperbus, vier flessen, koffiebus en zeven lepels.

Zes vorken.

Koffiezetter, haardijzer, haalketting, tang, vuurschop en blaaspijp.

IJzeren ketel, koekepan en ijzer.


Zes stoelen en een tafel.

Spiegel, vogelkooi en bus.

Zes lakens en zes kussenslopen.

Een punder.

Haspel, spinwiel, drie stoven en hengelmand.

Enige potten en pannen.

Twee ijzeren potten en een deksel.

Wateremmer en vijf potten, twee kannen en enige rommel.

Bakkuip, ijzeren pot, zeef en zes zakken.

Bedgordijnen en roede.

Twee span bedden.

Weeftouw met toebehoren.

Kruiwagen, schop, twee grepen en een kist.

Spoeltril en toebehoren.

Een geit.

Een keun.

Een ton.

Een kleerkast.

Een broodkast.

Balken en hildeslieten.

Enig stro, brandstof en verdere rommelarij.

De kleederen van wijlen Dina Vedders zijn door brand verongelukt, alleen zijn wel voorhanden.

Twee zilveren gespen en gouden slot.

Bijbel met zilveren klampen.

Kleederen van Berend Hagens.

Op het land

In de weemergaarden boekweit, bonen en rogge.

In den Bosch garst en boeskool.

Op de Bulten boekweit en rogge.

Achter het huis aardappels.

Paardebonen en erwten.

Bonen met staken.


Mangelwortels en peren.

Totale waarde f 265,90

Onroerend goed

Het huis aan de Nieuwstraat met tuin en boomgaard groot 25 roeden en 70 ellen.

Een stuk land voor in den berg onder Neede.

Verdere baten

Een vordering wegens Dina's versterf op haar broer Anthony groot f 100,-


Exemplaar ener acte van deling betreffende een stuk land verkregen uit de nalatenschap van wijlen Jan Poppink.


Aan de Heer R. Bloos een kapitaal groot f 500,-. Hierop f 21,- rente. Son of Jannes Hagens, was eerder gehuwd op 9-10-1802 te Neede met Janna Ruwhoff, and Aaltjen Alberts.

From this marriage:

1. Altjen Hagens, born on 10-01-1840 in Neede, christened on 04-02-1840 in Neede, died on 04-04-1845 in Neede at the age of 5.

2. Wilhelmina Hagens, born on 11-01-1844 in Neede, died on 21-08-1918 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 74, buried in Greenwood Cemetary Grand Rapids.

Married at the age of 22 on 06-05-1866 in Grand Rapids USA to Lambert Luten, 28 years old, born on 05-10-1837 in Vollenhove, died on 22-04-1916 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 78, buried in Greenwood Cemetary Grand Rapids, son of Berteld Luten and Gezinna (Geesken) Bos.

3. Jan Arend Hagens, born on 23-09-1847 at 3.00 in Neede, died on 10-05-1924 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 76, buried on 12-05-1924 in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

Married at the age of 20 on 28-06-1868 in Grand Rapids USA to Johanna Vedders, 22 years old, born on 08-04-1846 in Neede, died on 30-07-1911 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 65, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids. Johanna trouwt met haar neef Jan Hagens.

Overlijdensbericht van Johanna Vedders in 1911 in de plaatselijke krant van Grand Rapids:

Mrs Anna Hagens, 65 years old, wife of John Hagens, died sunday at the family residence, 98 Stocking Street, after a year's illness. She is survived by her husband, two sons: William D. and Harry J. Hagens; two daughters: Mrs William Avink and Mrs H.A. Ingell and a sister Mrs Hiram Luten. There are also two grandchildren. Mrs Hagens was one of the early residents of Grand Rapids, coming here with her parents from the Netherlands 55 years ago. She had been a member of the First Reformed Church for 30 years. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev J. Alex Brown officiating. Interment in Oakhill cemetery. Daughter of Antony Vedders (see also II.1 on page *) and Anna Geertruid Nahuis. Zijn neef en nicht.

III.1 Harmannus Vedders, hoefsmit, voorman, verkoper, makelaar, born on 27-06-1839 in Neede, christened on 07-07-1839 in Neede, died on 14-04-1893 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 53, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

Married 1870 in Grand Rapids USA to Hattie Brusse, born on 25-10-1850 in Wisconsin USA, died on 20-09-1926 in Zeeland USA at the age of 75, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids. Na het overlijden van haar man Harmannus, hertrouwt zij met Peter van Hies en vertrekt met dochter Mary naar het naburige Zeeland Michigan. Daughter of Gerrit Brusse and Marie Kamp.

From this marriage:

1. George A. Vedders, born on 24-09-1875 in Grand Rapids USA, died on 19-12-1881 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 6, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

2. Gertrude Vedders, born on 30-08-1879 in Grand Rapids USA, died on 06-04-1880 in Grand Rapids USA, 220 days old, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.

3. Mary G. (Mae) Vedders, born on 09-02-1881 in Grand Rapids USA, died on 25-06-1943 in Zeeland USA at the age of 62, buried on 29-06-1943 in Cemetery Blendon USA.

Married 1930 in Zeeland USA to Jacob B. Elhart (Ehlhart), eigenaar grindafgravingsbedrijf, born on 22-01-1861 in Westdongeradeel (Fr), died 1948 in Zeeland USA, buried in Cemetery Blendon USA.

4. Anna E. Vedders, born on 04-12-1882 in Grand Rapids USA, died jong ovl in Grand Rapids USA.

5. Lizzie Vedders, born on 14-10-1883 in Grand Rapids USA, died on 14-06-1891 in Grand Rapids USA at the age of 7, buried in Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids.


6. Teresia Vedders, born on 10-05-1876 in Grand Rapids USA, daughter of Julia NN.


Submitted by Anton Vedders
Created: 17 February 2005