Hendrik Jan Dyke

By Bentheimers International Society

Hand-drawn map of Uelsen where Frederik Veldhuis was born.

A portion of General Major von Le Coq‘s Grafschaft Bentheim map (1805) depicting Uelsen. Hendrik Jan Dyke was born here in 1840.

Hendrik Jan Dyke (Dyk, Diek) was born in 1840 to Gerrit Hendrik Dyk and Jenne De Groot. His father worked as a Timmerman (carpenter).

Emigrating from Grafschaft Bentheim

He emigrated from Uelsen in 1865 for Michigan. Having never married, Hendrik Jan lived with his sister Jennechien Dyke Broene and her family in Graafschap and then Allendale. They also emigrated that year.

Hendrik Jan passed away on May 29, 1922 of diabetes. He is buried in the Allendale Township Cemetery.

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