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Scholten, Jenneken (Mrs. Jan), 1853-1917


Posted By: Lydia Lucas - Volunteer (email)
Date: 10/1/2017 at 09:35:41

From the Alton Democrat, October 27, 1917

Mrs. J. Scholten Dies at Hull

Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. J. Scholten, of Hull, Mrs. John Scholten succumbed to the inevitable following an operation for tumor of the stomach. She was operated on Tuesday by Dr. Maris, of Hull and a specialist of Sioux City and all that loving hands and care could do was done but to no avail and she quietly slipped from them in the afternoon of the next day.

Deceased was a resident of Boyden. She was born in Zutphen, Netherlands in 1853 and was 64 years old at the time of her death. She came to this country with her husband in 1878 and first lived for several years on farms near Alton. Several years ago they moved to Boyden and operated a large farm, where she lived until a few days before her death.

She leaves to mourn her loss nine children besides her husband, one sister and one brother here and three brothers and one sister in the old country. The children are: Evert J., of Springfield, S.D., Herman, Gerrit, John, Bert, Hendrika, Elizabeth and Johanna at home [yes, only 8 are listed], her brother. C. Wissink, of this place and Mrs. D. Scholten, of Valley Springs, S.D. Deceased was well known here and often visited friends and relatives in this city.

The funeral took place at Boyden from the home at 11 o’clock this Friday, Rev. P. Jonker, of the Christian Reformed church of Hull, having charge of the services and interment was made in Nassau township cemetery at Alton. The bereaved family are extended sincere sympathy in their time of bereavement.

[This obituary was repeated in the Boyden Reporter, November 1, 1917, with the heading “Mrs. Jan Scholten.”]

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From the Sioux County Index (Hull), November 2, 1917 – Obituaries

Wednesday, October 24, 1917, at 11:30 a.m., at the home of Mrs. A. J. Scholten of this place where she had been taken care of before her operation on Tuesday, Mrs. J. Scholten nee Jenneken Scholten—passed peacefully away to her Heavenly home, at the age of 64 years, being born July 28, 1853 at Zutphen, Netherlands.

She was married to Jan Scholten on March 27, 1878, and came to this country the same spring and lived near Orange City and Alton several years—moved to a farm 4 miles southwest of Boyden, in 1889, and in the spring of 1895 moved to the farm where she since has lived.

Her husband and 9 children, 6 sons of which two are married, and 3 daughters are left to mourn her loss. Besides her husband and children she leaves nine grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters—one sister and one brother here, one sister and three brothers and two aunts in the Netherlands—besides many cousins, nieces and nephews, here and in the old country.

Services were held at the home of Mrs. A. J. Scholten at 10 o’clock, and at her own home at 11 o’clock. Her pastor Rev. P. Jonker having charge of same, Rev. P. Bouma also spoke at the home where she died. She was carried to her last resting place in the Nassau township cemetery at Alton, on Friday October 26, by her six sons.

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The Sioux County Cemetery Index has Scholten, Jenneken, b. 28 Jul 1853, d. 24 Oct 1917, Nassau Twp Cem Alton IS (WPA Index). A duplicate entry has her as Janneken, but this appears to be a typo.

FindaGrave.com has Jenneken Scholten, husband Albert Jan Scholten (1846-1925); children Adrianus Hermanus Scholten (1880-1953), Gerrit Scholten (1883-1943), Hein Scholten (1885-1918), Hattie Scholten De Boer Slager (1886-1941), Jan Scholten (1888-1979), and Lambertus Hendrikus Scholten (1897-1980). There are photographs of the Scholten family (presumably), of her as an older woman, and of the joint headstone of Jan and Jenneken Scholten.

The Netherlands Birth Index (from WieWasWie) has Jenneken Scholten, born 29 Jul 1853 in Zutphen, father Adrianus Harmanus Scholten and Hendrika Gardina Klein Krannenbarg. The marriage index on WieWasWie gives the same spellings of her parents’ names, and shows her marrying Jan Scholten on March 27, 1878 in Zutphen.


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