Andina Broene

By Bentheimers International Society

Hand-drawn map of Hocklenkamp, where Gesina Broene was born in 1862.

A portion of General Major von Le Coq‘s Grafschaft Bentheim map (1805) depicting the settlement of Höcklenkamp. Andina Broene was born here in in 1841.

Andina Broene was born September 30, 1841 in Höcklenkamp, Grafschaft Bentheim to Harm Hendrik Broene and Kunnegien Nyboer. She was the third of six children born to the couple. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Agneta/Agnesa Rörik. In 1865, Andina emigrated to Graafschap, Michigan, along with her father, stepmother Jennechien Dyke, four siblings, and four half-siblings.

On March 28, 1867, Andina married Johannes Glupker. Johannes was born on May 10, 1842 and emigrated from Hohenkörben, Grafschaft Bentheim in 1864. Andina and Johannes had two children:

  1. Gerrit—born 1868
  2. Kaatje (Kate)—born December 26, 1869, died November 7, 1961

In 1870 or 1871, Andina died at the age of around 30 years. Johannes Glupker died on February 9, 1906.

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