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7 Oct 2018

Huibert de Booy (1825-1912) in Iowa

On Twitter @Anneke_Bode tweeted the following article about H. de Booy in Iowa:

Article tweeted by @Anneke_Bode
Huibert de Booy was born in Noordeloos, Holland, on 23-1-1825 around 2 in the morning. His parents are Matthijs ("Tijs") de Booij and his second wife, Adriaantje den Ottolander. Adriaantje descends from my ancestor Vastert Adriaansz. (†1581). Huibert grew up with siblings from both his father's marriages. 
In 1847 Huibert travelled with his parents and several siblings to the first "Holland Colony" in the U.S. After living with his parents for several years, Huibert moved to Pella and started a grocery store in 1853. The next year he added a stock of dry goods. 
On 25-8-1855 Huijbert married Antje van der Linden who was born on 25-11-1834 in Vuren, Gelre, The Netherlands. Antje's parents are Gijsbert van der Linden and his wife Cornelia van der Giessen. 
Tree of Huibert's 10 children died young, leaving Cornelia, Susanna, Annie, Matthew, Dina, Harry and Carolina.
Huibert de Booy has held the office of overseer of the poor. For 6 years he held the office of alderman of the third ward, an administrative section. He died in Pella on January 2, 1912, at the age of 87. 

De Volksvriend, 4-1-1912

Sources: Delpher.nl, WieWasWie.nlThe history of Marion County, Iowa, containing history of the county, its cities, towns,, etc., Des Moines, Union Historical Company, Birdsall, Williams & co, 1881.

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