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Marriage: Children:
  1. Jacob Jans Roest: Birth: 9 FEB 1861. Death: 21 MAY 1870

  2. Gijsbert (Ike) Roest: Birth: 11 MAR 1862 in Haarlemmermeer. Death: 21 MAY 1893

  3. Neeltje Jans Roest: Birth: 27 JAN 1864 in Aarlanderveen. Death: 23 SEP 1943 in Grand Rapids, MI

  4. Geertje Jans Roest: Birth: 30 SEP 1865 in Aarlanderveen. Death: 18 JUN 1866 in Aarlanderveen

  5. Geertje (Kate) Roest: Birth: 2 MAR 1867 in Aarlanderveen, Netherlands. Death: 23 JAN 1946 in Temple City, CA

  6. Cora (Jacoba) Roest: Birth: 9 JUN 1868 in Netherlands. Death: 23 MAY 1936 in Havre, Hill Co., MT, USA

  7. Jacob Jans Roest: Birth: 14 JAN 1870 in Aarlanderveen. Death: 26 JUL 1871 in Aarlanderveen

  8. Richard (Dirk) Roest: Birth: 23 MAY 1871 in Aarlanderveen. Death: 1951

  9. Marigje Jans Roest: Birth: 26 FEB 1873. Death: 7 APR 1959

  10. Anna Jans Roest: Birth: 9 SEP 1875 in Grand Rapids. Death: 22 JAN 1965 in Grand Rapids

  11. Jennie Roest: Birth: 26 MAR 1877.

  12. Jay Jans Roest: Birth: NOV 1879 in Grand Rapids, MI.

  13. Jennie M. Roest: Birth: 24 OCT 1881. Death: 1907

1. Title:   GenLias: The Digital Key to Family History
Author:   State Archives Service
2. Title:   Fairplains Cemetery
3. Title:   GenLias: The Digital Key to Family History
Author:   State Archives Service

a. Note:   On 17 April 1873 Jan Roest and his wife Celia and their sixchildren (they were to have two more) arrived in New York City.Jan and his brother Gerrit and his wife Geertruida and theirthree children had embarked some weeks earlier from theNetherlands port of Rotterdam. they had traveled aboard theship MAAS (Netherlands / American Steam Navigation Company)traveling third class-steerage- which is listed as the spacebetween decks. The occupations of both men were listed asfarmers and that of the women as housewives. The fifth chioldof Jan and Celia was Geertje (Gertrude) age six, who would latermarry Boudewijn de Korne.According to the 1890 census John Roest age 65 and his wifeCelia age 69 lived at 700 Union St., Grand Rapids, Michigan,with their son Jay, age 20, daughter Jennie, age 18, andgrandson Isaac Gysbeck, age 12. His brother, now listed asJarret lived at 219 Travers Ave., Grand Rapids, MI. Living withthem in 1900 were their two grandsons, Gerrit J. Loppesmir (25)born Feb 1875 and Jake DeKoning (20) born Oct. 1879 and agranddaughter Gertrude Loppesmir (19) born Aug 1880. The 1880census showed a Gerrit (a laborer) and Gertrude Roest as livingin Grand Rapids Township.
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