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Delores Janet Hermans

F, b. March 25, 1933, d. May 9, 1996

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Biography

  • Birth: Delores Janet Hermans was born on March 25, 1933 in Riverside, California.
  • Death: She died on May 9, 1996, at age 63, in Safety Harbor, Pinellas Co, Florida.

Pieter Jan Litjens

M, b. January 22, 1834

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Pieter Jan Litjens was born on January 22, 1834 in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.

Petronella Litjens

F, b. February 26, 1836

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Petronella Litjens was born on February 26, 1836 in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.

Gerard Litjens

M, b. February 13, 1838, d. September 10, 1849

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gerard Litjens was born on February 13, 1838 in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on September 10, 1849, at age 11, in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.

Jan Litjens

M, b. August 14, 1841, d. August 14, 1841

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Jan Litjens was born on August 14, 1841 in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on August 14, 1841, at age 0, in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.

Maria Litjens

F, b. February 2, 1842, d. December 23, 1933

Parents

Family 1: Gerardus Peeters (b. March 9, 1813, d. February 5, 1874)

Family 2: Gisbertus Zegers (b. October 3, 1846, d. May 16, 1920)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Litjens was born on February 2, 1842 in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Gerardus Peeters were married on February 18, 1870 in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Maria Litjens and Gisbertus Zegers were married on September 27, 1875 in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Maria Litjens died on December 23, 1933, at age 91, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.

Gerardus Peeters

M, b. March 9, 1813, d. February 5, 1874

Family: Maria Litjens (b. February 2, 1842, d. December 23, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerardus Peeters was born on March 9, 1813 in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Litjens were married on February 18, 1870 in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Gerardus Peeters died on February 5, 1874, at age 60, in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.

Gisbertus Zegers

M, b. October 3, 1846, d. May 16, 1920

Parents

Family: Maria Litjens (b. February 2, 1842, d. December 23, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Gisbertus Zegers was born on October 3, 1846 in Helden, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Litjens were married on September 27, 1875 in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Gisbertus Zegers died on May 16, 1920, at age 73, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.

Willem Litjens

M, b. December 21, 1844, d. April 17, 1922

Parents

Family 1: Hendrina deBijl (b. November 25, 1852, d. November 1874)

Family 2: Johanna VanderLoop (b. January 30, 1858, d. January 13, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Willem Litjens was born on December 21, 1844 in Sevenum, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Hendrina deBijl were married on February 25, 1873 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Willem Litjens and Johanna VanderLoop were married on April 6, 1880 in Center, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Willem Litjens died on April 17, 1922, at age 77, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Note: Butler County Press (David City, Nebr.), April 20, 1922, p. 1, col. 3

    WILLIAM LITJEN PASSED ON.

    He Died Monday Night, April 17, at Home in David City.

    On Monday night, April 17, about 6 o'clock, William Litjen, ill for three weeks with Bright's disease and heart trouble, passed on at his home in David City. He was in his 77th year. He had been a resident of Butler county for 53 years, and had resided in David City for 12 years.

    He was born in Sevenum, Holland, December 23, 1845, and came to America when 23 years of age, spending four years at DePere, Wis., then coming to Nebraska and Butler county, where he followed the occupation of farming until retiring from active life in 1910 and coming to David City to spend the rest of his days. He started farming in Center township in a dug-out, he and John Jacobs batching together. He was a hard worker and at time of his death owned 480 acres of land in Center township as well as his town residence. He helped build four churches during his life in Butler county. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, David City.

    Mr. Litjen was married in Center township in 1873 to Hendrina DeByl, who died in the same year, leaving one daughter, later Mrs. Arnold Abts, now deceased. In 1880 Mr. Litjen was married to Johanna Vanderloop. To them wer born thirteen children, of whom three died in infancy. The sons and daughters who survive are Arnold Litjen of Rushville, George Litjen of Elgin, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Grant, Mrs. Russell Lawrence of Kearney, Mrs. John Fox of Lincoln, Mrs. Leonard Zegers of Center township and Mrs. M. C. Demuth, Mrs. Tillie Maule, Mrs. Victor Otoupalik and Gilbert Litjen of David City. Mr. Litjen also leaves one sister, Mrs. Gilbert Zegers. Mrs. Litjen died January 13, 1922, in David City.

    This (Thursday) morning at 9:30 o'clock, funeral services for Mr. Litjen were held in St. Mary's Catholic church, David City and were conducted by Rev. Bernard Sproll. Singing was by the Sisters' Choir. The pallbearers were Frank Bougger, Mike Birkel, Charles Brochtrup, Jacob Demuth, Mike Medinger and Peter Vanderheiden. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

    All of the Litjen childern were in attendance at the funeral, also Mrs. Max Elias from Columbus, a niece; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gieger from Ulysses, Mrs. Geiger a niece; and Anton Jansen from Rushville, a brother-in-law.
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    Card of Thanks - To the friends who were so kind to our dear father, William Litjen during his illness, and at time of his death, and for the beautiful floral offerings we give our heartfelt thanks and this expression of our grateful appreciation.

    The Litjen Children.

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    People's Banner (David City, Nebr.), April 20, 1922, p. 6, col. 1

    WILLIAM LITJEN

    Another of the early pioneers of Butler County has been called to his last rest. William Litjen ws bron in Sevenum, Holland, December 23, 1845. He died at his home in David City, Nebraska, April 17, 1922 after an illness of about three weeks.

    When a young man in 1869 he came to America and settled at DePere, Wisconsin, where he was united in marrige to Hendima DeBye. She passed away in November, 1873. After her death Mr. Litjen came to Nebraska, the same year, and settled in Center Township, Butler county. He was married to Johannah Vanderloop, at Center, in 1880, where they continued to live until 1910 when they moved to David City. His wife died at her home here January 13, 1922.

    There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Litjen ten children all of whom survive their father. They are Mrs. E. M. Lawrence, Kearney, Nebraska, Arnold Litjen, White Clay, Nebraska, Mrs. Ned Zeger, David City, Mrs. Tillie Maule, David City, Gilbert Litjen, David City, Mrs. John Fox, Lincoln, Mrs. Victor Otoupalik, David City, George Litjen, Elgin, Nebraska, Mrs. Chas. Roberts, Grant, Nebraska, Mrs. M. C. Demuth, David City. Besides these children he leaves one sister, Mrs. Gilbert Zegers, and a daughter by his first wife, Mrs. Arnold Abts.

    Mr. Litjen was a devout member of the Catholic faith and a regular attendant at St. Mary's church where he held his membership. He had helped build four churches since coming to this country.

    The funeral was held from St. Mary's church, David City, at 9:30 o'clock, April 20, Rev. Father Sproll conducting them.

    The pall bearers were Jake Demuth, Mike Medinger, Frank Bougger, Mike Birkel, Charles Brochtrup and Peter Vanderheiden.

    The music was by the sisters of the Catholic school. The remains were laid to rest besides those of his wife in St. Mary's cemetery.

    Those from away here for the funeral were Mrs. Max Elias, Columbus, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Geoger, Ulysses, Mr. Anton Jensen of Rushville.

    Mr. Litjen has seen this county grow from a wilderness to a flourishing productive paradise. Instead of hauling flour from Seward and Schuyler, as was done in the early day, he had lived to see the mills come to his door, and he was a factor in bringing this about. He was a good man, and well liked by all who knew him.

    CARD OF THANKS

    We feel very grateful for the many kindnesses shown us during the illness and at the death of our dear father. Friends at such a time aare friends indeed. Also, we want to thank those who so kindly remembered us with floral offerings.

    The Litjen Children.

Hendrina deBijl

F, b. November 25, 1852, d. November 1874

Parents

Family: Willem Litjens (b. December 21, 1844, d. April 17, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendrina deBijl was born on November 25, 1852 in Broekhuizenvorst, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Willem Litjens were married on February 25, 1873 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Hendrina deBijl died in November 1874, at age ~22, in Brown County, Wisconsin.

Christina Litjens

F, b. January 5, 1874, d. January 8, 1907

Parents

Family: Arnold Peter Abts (b. December 22, 1869, d. May 15, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Christina Litjens was born on January 5, 1874 in Nebraska.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold Peter Abts were married on February 19, 1895 in Columbus, Platte Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Christina Litjens died on January 8, 1907, at age 33.

Arnold Peter Abts

M, b. December 22, 1869, d. May 15, 1942

Family: Christina Litjens (b. January 5, 1874, d. January 8, 1907)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold Peter Abts was born on December 22, 1869 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co, Iowa.
  • Marriage: He and Christina Litjens were married on February 19, 1895 in Columbus, Platte Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Arnold Peter Abts died on May 15, 1942, at age 72, in Columbus, Platte Co, Nebraska.

Johanna VanderLoop

F, b. January 30, 1858, d. January 13, 1922

Parents

Family: Willem Litjens (b. December 21, 1844, d. April 17, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna VanderLoop was born on January 30, 1858 in Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on January 30, 1858 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Willem Litjens were married on April 6, 1880 in Center, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Johanna VanderLoop died on January 13, 1922, at age 63, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Note: Butler County Press (David City, Nebr.), January 19, 1922, p. 1, col. 3

    DEATH OF MRS WM. LITJEN.

    Ill for More Than Three Years, She Passed Away Friday, Jan. 13.

    Ill since September, 1918, more than three years, Mrs. William Litjen passed away at her home in David City at 6:30 o'clock Friday, Jan. 13, at the age of nearly 64 years. She was a member of the Catholic church.

    Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Catholic church, David City, at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, conducted by Rev. Father Creed, assistant to Rev. Father Sproll. Theodore Aerts, Charles Brochtrup, Herman Ficke, John Lanspa, August Miller and Peter Vanderheiden were pallbearers. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery, David City.

    Mrs. Litjen's maiden name was Johanna Vanderloop. She was born in Hollandtown, Brown county, Wisconsin, Feb. 2, 1858. She came to Nebraska and Butler county with her parents in 1879, and was married to William Litjen in 1880. They located on a farm in Center township, living there until moving to David City 12 years ago.

    Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Litjen, three dying in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. Charles Roberts of Grant, Mrs. John Fox of Lincoln, Mrs. Russell Lawrence of Kearney, Arnold Litjen of Rushville, George Litjen of Elgin and Mrs. Leonard Zegers, Mrs. Tillie Maule, Mrs. Victor Otoupalik, Mrs. M. C. Demuth and Gilbert Litjen of David City. Mr. Litjen also survives.

    Mrs. Litjen leaves one brother, Henry Vanderloop, of Cedar Rapids, and three sisters, Mrs. Anton Jansen of Rushville and Mrs. William Browers and Mrs. J. Rutten of Cedar Rapids.

    All of the Litjen children were at the funeral, as were Mrs. Litjen's sisters and brother. Others here from elsewhere were Charles Roberts of Grant, John Fox of Lincoln, Russell Lawrence of Kearney, Willian Browers of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. George Litjen of Elgin, Miss Jansen of Rushville, Mrs. Max Elias of Columbus and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Geiger of Ulysses.

    Mrs. Litjen was a woman who made many friends. She was a good wife and mother, and in addition to [illegible] her own large family of children she reared a step-daughter as one of her own.

    Card of Thanks - We extend our sincere thanks to all those who were so kind to us in our time of sorrow.

    William Litjen and Family.

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    People's Banner (David City, Nebr.), January 19, 1922, p. 1, col. 4

    MRS. WILLIAM LITJEN

    After an illness of more than three years, Mrs. William Litjen passed away at her home in east David City, Friday morning January 13. Her maiden name was Johanna Vanderloop and she was born in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, on February 2, 1858. If she had lived a few weeks longer she would have been 64 years old. She came to Butler County with her parents in 1879 and in 1880 was married to William Litjen. Thirteen children were born to this union, three dying in infancy. She was a good mother to all of them and besides these she raised a step-daughter, Mrs. Arnold Abts, who died sometime ago. Twelve years ago the family moved from the farm to David City where they have since made their home. The children living are Mrs. Leonard Zegers, Mrs. M. D. Demuth, Mrs. Tillie Maule, Mrs. Victor Otoupalik, and Gilbert Litjen of David City, Mrs. Charles Roberts of Grant, Arnold Litjen of Rushville, George Litjen of Elgin, Mrs. John Fox of Lincoln, and Mrs. Russel Lawerance of Kearney. Besides this she leaves her husband, one brother, Mr. Henry Vanderloop, of Cedar Rapids and three sisters, Mrs. Anton Jensen of Rushville and Mrs. Jake Rutten and Mrs. William Browers both of Cedar Rapids. All of the children and the brother and sisters wer present at the funeral.

    The funeral services were held from the Catholic church here Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, Rev. Fr. Creed conducting the services. The pall bearers were Pete Vanderheiden, John Lanspa, Hrman Ficke, Theodore Aerts, Chas. Brochtrup and August Miller.

    Interment was made in the David City cemetery.

    Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Roberts of Grant, Mr. Arnold Litjen of Rushville, Mr. and Mrs. George Litjen of Elgin, Mr. and Mrs. John Fox of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Lawrence of Kearney, Mrs. Anton Jensen and daughter of Rushville, Mr. and Mrs. William Browers, Mrs. Jake Rutten and Mr. Henry Vanderloop of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Max Elias of Columbus an Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Zegers of Ulysses.
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    CARD OF THANKS
    We feel very grateful and wish to express our sincere thanks to all who were so kind and thoughtful of us during the illness and at the death of our dear wife and mother. Especially do we wish to thank those who contributed to the beautiful floral offerings.

    William Litjens and family.

Mary Anne VanderLoop

F, b. March 9, 1857

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Anne VanderLoop was born on March 9, 1857.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on March 15, 1857 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.

William Uphoff

M, b. September 1855, d. 1923

Family: Catherine VanderLoop (b. circa 1863)

Biography

  • Birth: William Uphoff was born in September 1855 in Illinois.
  • Death: He died in 1923, at age ~68.

Marie Rutten

F, b. November 18, 1872, d. April 11, 1955

Parents

Family: Henry VanderLoop (b. March 2, 1865, d. May 11, 1951)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Rutten was born on November 18, 1872 in Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Henry VanderLoop were married on March 1, 1892 in Center, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Marie Rutten died on April 11, 1955, at age 82.
  • Note: Cedar Valley Promoter (Cedar Rapids, Nebr.), April 21, 1955, p. 1, col. 6

    Mrs. Mary Vanderloop rites April 14

    Mrs. Mary Rutten Vanderloop was born November 18, 1872 in Nunham, Holland, and died April 11, 1955 of a heart attack at her home at the age of 82 years four months and 12 days.

    Mary Rutten left Holland when nine years old with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rutten and six brothers and sisters. One brother John remained in Holland, where he was serving in the Holland army. They arrived in New York in 1881 from there they took the train to Manoawa, Iowa where they were detained a few days. They then traveled by train to David City where they rented a farm and settled. She attended school one year in Holland and three years in America, learning the American language, then helped her parents on the farm.

    She was married to Henry Vanderloop in February 1892, at Francis Center in Butler county where they farmed her fathers farm until moving to Cedar Rapids. They homesteaded a farm north of Cedar Rapids, now farmed by Bud Green, which was formerly known as the Vanderloop home place for 40 years.

    She is survived by her five children, Harold of Cedar Rapids, George of Canoga Park, Calif., Mrs. August Kleffner (Hannah), Mrs. John Huhman (Louise), and Mrs. Clarence Snodgrass (Lucille) all of Spalding. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Loretta who died at the age of 11 and Agnes who died in infancy, her husband Henry who died four years ago. Also a brother who died in Holland. She also is survived by 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Theodore of Kearney, Bill of Palmer and Jake Rutten of Cedar Rapids and one sister, Mrs. Louise Campbell of Aberdeen, Wash.

    She was an ardent Catholic and one of the first parishioners of Father Vermeullen and attended daily mass as much as possible.

    Her hobbies were working with her flowers, making quilts, and crocheting as long as her eye sight allowed.

    Funeral services were held Thursday, April 14 at St. Anthony’s Catholic church at 9 a.m. with Father Buehler officiating an St. Anthony’s choir singing and Mrs. Larry Massman as organist.

    Interment was in St. Anthony’s cemetery. Pallbearers were the grandsons, James, Eugene and Harold Dean Vanderloop, George Huhman, James Kleffner and Thomas Snodgrass.

    Honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Lena Lachnit, Mrs. Tom Towey, Mrs. Roy Yocum, Mrs. Cecelia Van De Walle, Miss Maude Compton and Mrs. L. L. Vanderheiden.

    Those attending from other towns were from Genoa, Palmer, Ashland, Spalding, David City and Albion.

    Braasch’s Home for Funerals was in charge.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to SS Belgenland in 1881.

Hendrik Renier Rutten

M, b. February 28, 1834, d. March 1, 1913

Parents

Family: Johanna Coenen (b. November 10, 1839, d. June 18, 1882)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendrik Renier Rutten was born on February 28, 1834 in Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Coenen were married on August 1, 1860 in Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Hendrik Renier Rutten died on March 1, 1913, at age 79, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to SS Belgenland in 1881.

Johanna Coenen

F, b. November 10, 1839, d. June 18, 1882

Family: Hendrik Renier Rutten (b. February 28, 1834, d. March 1, 1913)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Coenen was born on November 10, 1839 in Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Hendrik Renier Rutten were married on August 1, 1860 in Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Johanna Coenen died on June 18, 1882, at age 42, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to SS Belgenland in 1881.

Johannes Hubertus Rutten

M, b. October 17, 1860, d. August 20, 1920

Parents

Family: Anna Maria Vestjens (b. September 8, 1865, d. July 13, 1949)

Biography

  • Birth: Johannes Hubertus Rutten was born on October 17, 1860 in Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on August 20, 1920, at age 59, in Roggel, Limburg, Netherlands.

Anna Maria Vestjens

F, b. September 8, 1865, d. July 13, 1949

Family: Johannes Hubertus Rutten (b. October 17, 1860, d. August 20, 1920)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Vestjens was born on September 8, 1865 in Roggel, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on July 13, 1949, at age 83, in Roggel, Limburg, Netherlands.

Jacob H Rutten

M, b. July 25, 1863, d. March 1, 1958

Parents

Family: Helena Maria VanderLoop (b. September 8, 1872, d. February 20, 1938)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob H Rutten was born on July 25, 1863 in Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Helena Maria VanderLoop were married on January 12, 1892 in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Jacob H Rutten died on March 1, 1958, at age 94, in Albion, Boone Co, Nebraska.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to SS Belgenland in 1881.

Peter Louis Rutten

M, b. October 16, 1892, d. January 25, 1975

Parents

Family: Mary P Hughes (b. 1896, d. September 6, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Louis Rutten was born on October 16, 1892 in Nebraska.
  • Death: He died on January 25, 1975, at age 82, in Cedar Rapids, Boone Co, Nebraska.

Mary P Hughes

F, b. 1896, d. September 6, 1993

Family: Peter Louis Rutten (b. October 16, 1892, d. January 25, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary P Hughes was born in 1896.
  • Death: She died on September 6, 1993, at age ~97, in Cedar Rapids, Boone Co, Nebraska.

Paul A Rutten

M, b. January 19, 1920, d. May 1985

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Paul A Rutten was born on January 19, 1920.
  • Death: He died in May 1985, at age 65, in Niagra Falls, Niagra Co, New York.

Thomas Francis Rutten

M, b. August 21, 1922, d. May 7, 1993

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Francis Rutten was born on August 21, 1922.
  • Death: He died on May 7, 1993, at age 70, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.