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Ten Napel, Herman J. 1884-1962 & Dena Noteboom Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 10/3/2023 at 05:00:38

Ten Napel, Herman J. ‘Manus’ 1884-1961 & Dena Noteboom Family

This story was taken from page 473 of the Ireton Centennial Book (1882-1982). The story was transcribed for this BIOS by Beth De Leeuw of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society. Some research notes were added by Wilma J. Vande Berg .

Our family history begins with H.J. Ten Napel, who was born in Holland in 1884. He came to America at the age of 9 with his parents and brother, H.E. Ten Napel (former Ireton resident and town mayor) and one sister, Fanny.

H. .J. married Dena Noteboom in 1906. He was a lifetime farmer in Sioux Co. They farmed in Eagle Twp. from 1920-1944. Together they had 9 children, 2 of whom died as infants, a son Edward, who died at the age of 23 in a car accident, and Peter, (a resident of Texas) who died in a farm accident while vacationing in 1972. Surviving sons are Harm, of Ireton, and Marion, of Sioux Center. Daughters include: Nellie (Mrs. Elmer Heusinkveld) of Oregon, Ada (Mrs. Butch Barents), and Mrs. Francis Mulder, both of Ireton.

Upon H.J.’s retirement in 1944 they moved into Ireton. Dena, his wife, died in 1951. Later, in 1953, H.J. married Minnie Dekkers. After 9 years of marriage, H.J. died of a heart attack in 1961. Mrs. Minnie Ten Napel still resides in Ireton.

H.J. was called “Manus” by his friends. He was very active in church work, being an elder and Sunday School Supt. for many years in the Ireton First Reformed Church.

(Their Son):
Harm Ten Napel, son of H.J. and Dena Ten Napel, was born near Sioux Center in 1912. He came to the Ireton area with his parents in 1920. He married Margaret Koopmans, daughter of Fred Koopmans, in 1933.

They have a family of nine children. Marvin and Fred (who own and operate a feed and grain service) of Ireton; Dorothy (Mrs. Myron Vander Wilt) of Sheldon; Anita (Mrs. Gerald Weg) of Bigelow, Mn.; LeeRoy of Sibley; Don of Sioux Center; Vernon also of Sibley; Marlow, an electrician; and Valerie, both of Ireton.

Harm was a construction worker from 1933-1940. He then operated a portable milling service in Ireton for 3 years. He farmed around Bigelow, Mn. and Ireton until 1975. In 1975, he retired and now lives at the east edge of Ireton.

RESEARCH NOTES: Added by Wilma J. Vande Berg From a family report on ancestry.com public member trees submitted by other than this submitter.

Herman Jacob Ten Napel was born 25 Mar 1884 Vollenhove, Overijssel Netherlands and died 1961 Ireton IA. He was the son of Evert Ten Napel 1860-1936 and Pieternella De Vires 1861-1941 (see their Biography on this site) He married Dena Noteboom 1906.

Dena Noteboom was born 28 May 1885 South Dakota, died 20 Jul 1951 Ireton IA. She was the daughter of Peter B. Noteboom 1850-1916 and Adriana ‘Jennie’ VerDuin 1862-1940. They were the parents of nine children.

CHILDREN of Herman Ten Napel and Dena Noteboom: Two infants died. Information gathered from obits on this site and from ancestry.com Births, Marriage and Deaths.

1. Edward Ten Napel born 1906 died Aug 1929 Ireton IA Died of an auto accident at 23 years of age.
2. Peter Ten Napel born Mar 22, 1909 died Oct 24, 1972 . Resident of Texas. He married Alma Claudine Dorbs and they had children – Bonnie Haynes, Clayton and Paul.
3. Harm Ten Napel born Jan 4, 1912 and died Oct 15, 1989 Sioux Center IA He married Margaret Koopmans. Children were – Marvin, Fred, Dorothy Vander Wilt, Anita Weg, Lee, Don, Vernon, Marlow, Val Westra.
4. Marion Ten Napel born Apr 7, 1915 died Sep 29, 1989 buried Sioux Center. He married Lydia Lorene Vander Laan. They had two sons Roger and Harlan.
5. Nellie Ten Napel born 7 Sep 1917 Ireton IA and died 21 Jul 2005 Riverside CA. She married Elmer Hsusinkveld.
6. Ada Ten Napel born Aug 10, 1920 died Jan 8, 2017 Ireton IA She married Julius Barents. Children Larry Barents and Beverly Finch.
7. Frances Ten Napel born Mar 28, 1923 died May 2, 2009 Ireton IA She married Lawrence Mulder, they had children – Wanda Van Ravenswaay, Darrell, Rodney, Myron, and Loren.

From the May 11, 1961 Hawarden Independent:
Ten Napel Rites Will Be Friday
Funeral services for Herman Ten Napel of Ireton, 77, who died at the Methodist hospital in Sioux City Tuesday morning following a week's illness, will be held at 1:30 Friday at the home and at 2 o'clock at the First Reformed church in Ireton. Rev. Henry Senne will officiate with burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Mr. Ten Napel was born in The Netherlands March 25, 1884, and came to the United States at the age of 9.
He married Miss Dena Noteboom May 25, 1906, and they farmed in the Ireton vicinity until retiring to Ireton in 1944. She preceded him in death.
In 1955 he married Mrs. Hermina Dekker at Ireton.
He was a member of the First Reformed church in Ireton for many years.
Survivors include the widow; three sons, Harm Ten Napel of Bigelow, Minn., Peter Ten Napel of Houston, Texas, and Marion Ten Napel of Jasper, Minn.; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Nellie) Heusinkveld of Bellflower, Calif., Mrs. Julius (Ada) Barents and Mrs. Lawrence (Frances) Mulder, both of Ireton; a stepson, John Dekker of Maurice; three brothers, H. E. Ten Napel of Ireton, Clarence Ten Napel of Lakewood, Calif., and Ralph Ten Napel of Placerville, Calif.; 30 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
His three sons, the step-son, and two sons-in-law will serve as casket bearers.
Poster's note: the obituary in the Ireton Booster gives Herman's full name as "Herman Jacob Ten Napel". Ireton, A Proud Heritage, 1882-1982 notes that H.J. was called "Manus" by his friends. This copy of the obituary is also in error on the date of his marriage to Hermina ("Minnie") Dekker - that wedding took place on March 3, 1953 in Edgerton, Minnesota according to a note in the March 12, 1953 Sioux County Capital.
Hermina (Van Voorst) (Dekker) Ten Napel died November 26, 1987.

From the Thursday, July 26, 1951 Sioux Center News:
Mrs. H. J. Ten Napel of Ireton died at the Methodist Hospital in Sioux City Friday, July 20, after a lingering illness. At the time of her death she was 65 years, 1 month and 23 days.
She was born May 28, 1886 in South Dakota, and moved with her parents to Iowa in her childhood.
She was married to Herman J. Ten Napel, also of Sioux County, on May 25, 1906.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, three sons, Peter of Luli, Texas, Harm of Bigelow, Minn., and Marlon of Ireton; three daughters, Nellie (Mrs. Elmer (Heusinkveld) of Bellflower, Calif., Ada (Mrs. Julius Barents) and Frances (Mrs. Lawrence Mulder) both of Ireton. Twenty grandchildren, five sisters: Mrs. Abraham Bliek, and Mrs. Frank Vander Stoep of Edgerton, Minn., Mrs. Hubert Tott of Sioux City, Mrs. Joe Reinders and Mrs. John Hofmeyer of Orange City; and two brothers, Arie and Peter Noteboom of Orange City and a host of other relatives and friends.
Three children preceded her in death, a son Edward who died at the age of 22, another son and daughter who died in infancy.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 24, at 1 p. m. in the home of Julius Barents and 1:30 p.m. in the Christian Reformed church of Ireton, with the Rev. Russell Esveld, pastor of the American Reformed church in charge.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Ireton.
Poster's note: Dena (Noteboom) Ten Napel was the daughter of Jennie (Ver Duin) and Peter Noteboom. [See Jennie's obituary under: Brunsting, Jennie (Mrs. A.E.) on this site]. (The 1925 Iowa census for Dena Ten Napel gives Jennie's maiden name as Verduyn).

OBITUARY OF second wife of Herman Ten Napel – Minnie VanVoorst Dekker Ten Napel
From the December 3, 1987 Hawarden Independent:
Hermina Ten Napel
Hermina Ten Napel, 89, of Sioux Center, formerly of Ireton died Thursday, November 26, at a Sioux Center hospital.
Services were at 1 p.m. Monday, November 30, at the First Reformed Church, at Ireton, with Rev. Steven K. Bakker officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery, at Sioux Center.
Mrs. Ten Napel, the former Hermina Van Voorst, was born August 10, 1898, at rural Sioux Center. She married Henry Dekker on Dec. 7, 1914 at Sioux Center. The couple farmed near Ireton. He died July 25, 1941. She moved into Ireton in 1946, and worked as a cook for several years at the Ireton Public Schools. She married Hermanus
Ten Napel in 1953, at Edgerton, MN. The couple lived at Ireton. He died May 9, 1961. She moved to the nursing wing of the Sioux Center Hospital in 1983.
She was a member of the First Reformed Church of Ireton.
Survivors include a son, John, of Ireton; two step-sons, Harm and Marion Ten Napel, both of Sioux Center; three step-daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Nellie) Heusinkveld of Gresham, OR, Mrs. Julius (Ada) Barents and Mrs. Lawrence (Frances) Mulder both of Ireton; five grandchildren, 26 step grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 53 step great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and eight step great-great grandchildren.
Poster's note: According to the 1925 Iowa census, Hermina Ten Napel's mother's maiden name was Hermina Beumer and her father was Rijk Van Voorst.


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