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TerHaar, Gerrit John 1864 & Johanna Kleinwolterink Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 6/3/2021 at 09:53:32

TerHaar, Gerrit John 1864 and Johanna Kleinwolterink Family

This family story was taken from the Sioux Center Centennial book of 1991 pages 551 and 552. The story was submitted by a Ter Haar family member, it was transcribed for this BIOS by Wilma J. Vande Berg and some research notes were added.

Gerrit Ter Haar was born March 6, 1864 and died June 25, 1936, Johanna Wilmina Kleinwolterink was born February 13, 1864 and died May 20, 1942.

Gerrit and Johanna came to the United States as young people in their late twenties after a 10 day voyage by ship in either 1892 or 1893. The came from the town of Aalten, province of Gelderland, in the Netherlands. Aalten is near the border of West Germany and about 30 miles from Arnhem, the capital of Gelderland. They traveled to Orange City, Iowa where they obtained jobs with farmers. Gerrit Ter Haar was the only member of his family to leave the Netherlands; however, Johanna Kleinwolerink had two brothers living in America.

On December 20, 1893 they were married at the home of her brother, Gerrit Kleinwolterink. Their first home was two miles east of Sioux Center. The following children were born to Gerrit and Johanna:

1.John Ter Haar born Nov 18, 1894, he died March 11, 1974 He married Bertha Eenkhoorn August 20 and nine children were born to them.
2.William Ter Haar born Jan. 25, 1896 died Feb 13, 1937 He married Ruth Jones in Sioux City Iowa There were no children, he was badly injured on the job and died Feb 13, 1937.
3.Dora Ter Haar born Dec 4, 1899 died Aug 6, 1982. She married James Kempers on April 7, 1926. They had three children
4.Johanna Ter Haar born Nov 19,1901 married Joe Riphagen on Nov 15, 1926. They had seven children.
5.Henry Ter Haar born Sep 4, 1904 married Grace Van Otterloo on Feb 20, 1929. They rode on a bob sled to the First Reformed Church where Rev. Fred Lubbers married them. They had four children. Their family story was given separately in the book.
6.Gerrit Ter Haar born Apr 24, 1909 died July 1910

Sons John and William were born while they lived two miles east of Sioux Center. Their next home was one mile west and three miles north of Sioux Center and this was where Dora was born. When Dora was tree months old they moved to a farm three miles south and two miles west of Sioux Center. The remaining three children were born at this location. In the next few years the Ter Haars’ lived at various farms in the vicinity of Sioux Center.
Gerrit and Johanna Ter Haar lived with their daughter and son- in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Riphagen after the Riphagens were married.

Gerrit Ter Haar passed away on Jun 25, 1936 at the home of their daughter Johanna. Johanna Ter Haar later lived with her daughter , Dora Kempers, in Sioux Center and died there on May 20, 1942. Gerrit and Johanna Ter Haar were laid to rest at the cemetery in Sioux Center IA.

Research Notes : submitted by Wilma J. Vande Berg

Netherlands BIRTH RECORD of Gerrit Jan Ter Haar
Gerrit Jan Ter Haar was born to Gerrit Jan Ter Haar a farmer age 39, and Theodora Willemina Dunnewold, he was born 6 March 1864 at Lintelo, Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Netherlands BITH RECORD of Johanna Willemina Klein Wolterink
Johanna Willemina Klein Wolterink was born to Jan Willem Klein Wolterink a farmer age 43 and Janna Lohuis on 13 Feb 1864 at Lintleo, Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands.

OBITUARY of Gerrit Ter Haar
Source: Sioux County Capital (7-2-1936)
Born: March 6, 1864
Died: June 25, 1936
Mr. Gerrit Ter Haar Sr., died of heart failure Thursday evening.
The funeral was held Monday at 1:30. Reverend Mr. Brunsting officiated.
Mr. and Mrs. Ter Haar had been making their home with their daughter, Johanna, Mrs. Riphagen.
This is the second death in the Ter Haar family. Mrs. John Ter Haar passed away some weeks ago.
Mr. Ter Haar is survived by his wife, Johanna W. (Kleinwolterink) TerHaar and three son and two daughters namely John, Will, Henry and Dora, Mrs. Kempers and Johanna, Mrs. Riphagen. All the children live in the Sioux Center vicinity except Will who resides at Sioux City.
OBITUARY of Johanna Mrs. Gerrit Ter Haar
Mrs. Gerrit Ter Haar, 78, called By Death.
[*Mrs. Gerrit Ter Haar, nee Johanna Kleinwolterink; see the print] ...............................etc.
Mrs. Ter Haar is the former Johanna Kleinwolterink and was born in Aalten, Holland, coming to America about 50 years ago. She has lived near Sioux Center ever since. In 1893 she was married to Gerrit Ter Haar who preceded her in death about 6 years ago. Survivors include: John. Mrs. James Kempers (Dora) and Mrs. Joe Riphagen (Johanna). Two sons preceded her in death, Henry in infancy and Will died in 1937. There are also 17 grandchildren surviving and one great grandchild
The Sioux Center News, THURSDAY. MAY 21, 1942


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