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Koedam, Alida (Mrs. Willem) 1869-1939


Posted By: Paul Van Dyke--Volunteer
Date: 12/7/2017 at 09:02:39

Source: Sioux County Capital (7-27-1939)

Born: January 23, 1869
Died: July 23, 1939

Mrs. Willem Koedam died at the home of her daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. William Van Ginkel of Rock Valley, on Sunday evening at nine o'clock at the age of seventy.

She had during the past months suffered much from heart trouble, and she passed away quietly as a result.

Mrs. Koedam, nee Bezooijen was born in Zaandam, The Netherlands on January 23, 1869.

She came to Hospers in 1892 and was married to Willem Koedam at Orange City on December 15 in the same year. She came to Rock Valley and has made her home since that time, first on the farm and for the last sixteen years in town. Mr. Koedam preceded her in death, May 4, 1938.

Seven children were born to them, and they all survive her. They are: John, Henry, Jim, Andrew, Martha, Mrs. Sam Kekerix, and Mary, Mrs. Van William Van Ginkel all of Rock Valley. and vicinity, and Sam of Corsica, South Dakota. She also leaves thirty grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. H. Mesman of Oak Harbor, Washington and Mrs. Hoffman, and Mrs. Rompelman of the Netherlands and two brothers Arie and Andrew Bezooijen also of the Netherlands.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 27 at 12:00 o'clock at the house and 2:00 at the Netherlands Reformed Church with Reverend Mr. John Vanden Hoef officiating. Burial was made in the local cemetery.


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