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TenNapel, Evert 1860 & Petertjen De Vries Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 6/5/2021 at 10:29:53

Ten Napel, Evert 1860 and Pieterje de Vries & Family

This story comes from the Sioux Center Centennial book of 1991, it was submitted to the book by Lorina Ten Napel (Mrs. Marion) and transcribed for this BIOS by Wilma J. Vande Berg and some research notes added at the end.

Evert Ten Napel, born April 4, 1860, in Vollehove, Overijsel province, the Netherlands. In 1883 he married Pieterje de Vries. They came to America in 1893 with three older children. They first went to Colorado but soon settled in Sioux County. They lived in the southwest part of Sioux Center.

Evert Ten Napel farmed southeast of Sioux Center. The last house they lived in is still standing on 1st avenue S. W., Sioux Center, children H. J. and H. E. remained in Sioux County but in the 1930’s all the other children moved to California.

Children born to the couple were:

1.Herman J. (Manus)Ten Napel born 1884 Netherlands married Dena Noteboom in 1906. They had 9 children: Edward 1906-1929, Peter 1909-1972, Nellie 1910-1910, Harm 1912-1989, Marion 1915-1989, Nellie Heuseinkveld 1917, Ada Barents 1920, Frances Mulder 1923 and a still born son 1925. Later he married Minnie Van Voorst they lived in Ireton.

2.Harm (H. E.) Ten Napel born 1887 Netherlands married Mary Borgman in 1912. Nine children were born to them. Later he married Montine Doolittle in 1961.

3.Henry born 1891, Netherlands married Minnie Saderius from Pipestone MN. Lived in Sioux County and retired in California. They had seven children.

4.Fanny born 1893 Sioux Center married Fred Kuhl in 1916. They farmed near Sioux Center and they had five children. They moved to California

5.Ralph born about 1895-1896 died at age two.

6.Ralph 1898 Sioux Center married Gladys Eli in 1924, they had two children. He and his brother Henry owned a car dealership in Sioux Center for a time. They lived in Sioux City and later moved to California.

7.Nicholas ‘Clarence’ born 1901 Sioux Center married Inez Rickman in 1927. They lived in Sioux City where he was a car dealer. Later they moved to California.

8.Peter born 1903 Sioux Center Married Jean Addink of Sioux Center, in 1927. They had 3 children. They lived in Sioux Center and California.

9.Anna born 1904 Sioux Center married Richard Deutschman. They had no children. They lived in Sioux City and later California.

The Ten Napels living in Sioux County today (1991) are direct descendants of the pioneer immigrant Evert Ten Napel.

RESEARCH NOTES - added by Wilma J.Vande Berg

Evert ten Napel was born to Hermanus Jacobus ten Napel a farmer age 31 and Hendrikje Van Dalen on 4 April 1860 at Vollenhove, Overijssel, Netherlands

Evert ten Napel of Vollenhove, age 23 married Pietertjen de Vries of Vollenhove age 22. His parents were Hermanus Jacobus ten Napel and Hendrikje van Dalen. Her parents were Harm de Vries and Femmigje Mondria married 25 May 1883 at Vollenhove, Ambt Overijssel

Evert Ten Napel died at his home Monday noon, after a lingering illness of some months. He returned from Iowa City only recently having been a patient there for some weeks.
He is survived by his wife and 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls. They are H.J. Ten Napel of Ireton, H.E. Ten Napel of Maurice, Henry, Clarence, Peter, and Anna Ten Napel of Sioux City, Ralph of Hudson S.D. Mrs. Fred Kuhl of Sioux Center. Two brothers of the deceased, Dirk and John reside in the Netherlands. A sister, Mrs. Van Dalen is also living in the Netherlands.
Mr. Ten Napel retired from the farm 20 years ago, having lived in this community for the past 45 years.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. 1:30 at the house, 2 p.m. at Central Reformed Church, Rev. Brunsting officiating.
The pall bearers will be J.C. Schalekamp, C. Van Muyden, Fred Cleveringa, L. Hoogland, G. De Bey, and R Van Essen.
Mr. Ten Napel was born in Vollenhare, Friesland, Netherlands, April 4 1860, married Peterje de Vries, May 25, 1883. He came to America in 1893. As Immigrants, together with the Aue family he and his wife were sent to colonize the state of Colorado, where they suffered from lack of equipment almost to the point of starvation. From there they were brought to the Sioux Center community where they have resided since.
Mrs. Ten Napel will remain in the old home, and Miss Pearl Kool, one of her grandchildren, who attends Jr. College at O.C. will make her home with her.
Source: Sioux Center News October 29, 1936

Pietertjen de Vries was born to Harm de Vries a farmer age 43 and Frmmigje Mondria , she was bron 11 Apr 1861 at Vollenhove, Overijssel

Mrs. Evert Ten Napel died last Thursday, Sept. 11, 1941, at the age of 80 years. Death was due to a stroke. Mrs. Ten Napel was born April 4, 1861, has spent over 45 years of her life in this community and is the last of her immediate family to pass away. Her husband preceded her in death, three years ago.
Rev. Arnoys and Rev.Meengs conducted the funeral services at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, on Tuesday Sept. 16, 1941 and interment took place at the local cemetery.
Pallbearers include C.K. De Vos, P. Bos, W. Cleveringa, D. Rozeboom, G. Van Donkelaar, and C. Van Muyden.
Mrs. Ten Napel is survived by six sons and two daughters, They are Pete and Clarence, Sioux City, Manus and Herman Ten Napel of Ireton, Henry and Ralph, Calif., Anna Mrs. (Duitsland) Sioux City, and Fanny (Mrs. Fred Kuhl) of Sioux Center.
Source: Sioux Center News September 18, 1941


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