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Schoep, Gerrit Hendrik 1838-1917 and Johanna Berkhoff


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg (email)
Date: 5/20/2019 at 14:53:40

Schoep, Gerrit H. born Aug 17, 1838 Netherlands Dec 31, 1917 Sioux Center IA
Wife Johanna Berkhoff 1838 -1907

Sioux Center Nieuwsblad of Jan 2, 1918
Attempted translation follows:

In the old age of 79 years and about 4 months, New Year's Eve died gently calm, after already only time to have been suffering from cancer, Mr. G. H. Schoep. The deceased suffered no pain whatsoever. Mr. Schoep belonged to the oldest inhabitants of Sioux Center. He came 37 years ago with his family from the Netherlands and settled on 80 acres 5 miles N. E. of Orange City. He soon saw in what future Sioux Center had. He bought the Pekelder land and settled on the site in the old Sioux Center, where later the Punt family lived. That was in 1884. He had then bought 1680 acres of land. When the railroad was built, he bought 80 acres of Mr. T. Prins, east of Main Street in Sioux Center, where now mainly the residence part of the city is. In 1890, he started a store in partnership ship with his son P. L. Schoep. After a few years, however, he withdrew from the business.
Ten years ago his wife died. Later He married the widow Boomgaars, who survives him.

He leaves the following children: P. L. Schoep, Mrs. Berend Rozeboom, Mrs. Wm. Remmerde, J. Schoep, and Mrs. N. Wassenaar. The funeral will be Friday noon at this place. At an hour there will be a home service at half past two in the second. Church, under direction of Rev. Haverkamp.

DeVolksvriend Orange City Jan 10, 1918
In Dutch translated
My dear husband, children mourn the death of father and grand father G. H. Schoep, at the age of 80 years. We wish to thank all those who helped us while he was sick. Signed by the widow, children and grandchildren Sioux Center IA.
Also in same issue mentioned Mr. G. H. Schoep died the funeral was Friday at the 2nd Ref Church.

Note: According to a report on ancestry.com (by others) Gerrit Hendrik Schoep was born August 17, 1838 Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands to Gerrit Kornelis Schoep and Louisa Rouwenhorst. He married Johanna Berkoff Jan 25, 1862 at Epe, Gelderland Neth. They had a large family. He died Dec 31, 1917 in Sioux Center. His parents were Gerrit Cornelis Schoep and Louisa Klaasdr Rouwenhorst.
He came to the USA in 1880 from Gelderland Netherlands. His wife Johanna Berkhoff 1838 1907. Children listed were Louise Franken 1862-1908; Pieter Louis 1863-1934; Aartje Rozeboom 1865-1952; Gerrit Kornelis 1868-1889; Johanna Schoep 1869-1951; John G. 1872-1955; Hattie Wasseraar 1875-1947; Gerharda Schoep 1875-1947.


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