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Koedam, Willem 1854-1938

KOEDAM, BEZOOIJEN

Posted By: Paul Van Dyke--Volunteer
Date: 12/7/2017 at 08:12:51

Source: Sioux County Capital (5-19-1938)

Born: October 7, 1854
Died: May 4, 1938

Willem Koedam passed away at his home in Rock Valley on May 1938 following a lingering illness and complications due to old age.

Mr. Koedam was born in the year 1854 in the Netherlands. He came to the United States in the year 1882 and settled on a farm near Alton.

He then moved to Rock Valley where lived with his family for thirty years.

Mr. Koedam was united in marriage with Miss Alida Yanna Bezooijen on December 15, 1892. On December 15, 1937, Mr. and Mrs. Koedam celebrated their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, at which time they greatly enjoyed the festivities.

Several years ago Mr. and Mrs. Koedam moved from their farm and came to live in Rock Valley. The past few years their children Mr. and Mrs. William Van Ginkel and family have made their home with them.

Mr. Koedam is survived by his wife and several children who are: John, Sam, Henry, James and Andrew Koedam, Mrs. Sam Van Kekerix and Mrs. William Van Ginkel of Rock Valley. One sister in California and one brother in Minnesota. He is also survived by twenty nine grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Koedam were held, in the Old Reformed Church on Monday afternoon, May 9. Reverend John Vande Hoef pastor of the church was in charge of the services.


 

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