Generation No. 10 & 11
Jochem Auke Nijdam: the
immigrant ancestor of our branch of the Nydam family.
On May 24, 1889, at age 34, he immigrated on the Amsterdam, travelling via 2nd class cabin with his wife and 5 children.
For some reason they soon returned to the Netherlands, perhaps because Rinske's mother died in September of that same year.
They stayed in the Netherlands for another ten years,.settling in Chicago a second time in the year 1900.
All of the children except Tip were born in the Netherlands.
Rinske died in 1909, and sometime thereafter Jochem moved to Grand Rapids, MI.
Known as Jacob or John, he lived near Hall and Kalamazoo, and attended the Protestant Reformed Church.
In addition to his work in a furniture factory Jochem was the janitor for Oakdale Christian School.
Al, John, Peter, William, Sam Katsma, August
Ella (Mrs. John), Baby Irene, Jacob, Rinske, Effie (Tip), Jochem, Joe, baby Simon, Jennie Nydam Katsma
JOCHEM AUKES10 NIJDAM (JOHN/JACOB AUGUST NYDAM) (AUKE JOCHEMS9 NIJDAM, JOCHUM JANS8, JAN JOCHUMS7, GEERTJE GERBENS6, GERBEN SYTZES5, SYTZE GERBENS4, GERBEN WILLEMS3, WILLEM WILLEMS DE JONGE2, WILLEM WILLEMS DE OUDE1) was born September 05, 1859 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, NL, and died August 30, 1938 in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. He was the son of AUKE JOCHEMS NIJDAM and JOUKJE KATJE. John married (1) RINSKE VLIETSTRA April 10, 1879 in Franeker, Friesland, NL, daughter of JAN VLIETSTRA and AAFKE VAN DER MEER. She was born May 20, 1859 in Franeker, Friesland, NL, and died November 06, 1909 in Chicago, IL, USA. He married (2) ANNA BRANDSMA Aft. 1910 in Grand Rapids, MI. Anna died July 1937. Anna was the widow of Hendrik Brandsma. I don't know her maiden name.
Children of JOHN A. NYDAM and RINSKE VLIETSTRA are:i. AUKE JOCHUMS11 NIJDAM, b. September 27, 1879, Franeker, Friesland, NL; d. December 22, 1890, Franeker, Friesland, NL.
ii. JOUKJE (JENNIE) NYDAM, b. December 14, 1880, Franeker, Friesland, NL; married for a time to Simon Katsma of Grand Rapids, MI, and d. August 29, 1954 in California.
iii. AAFKE NYDAM, b. February 17, 1883, Franeker, Friesland, NL; d. January 01, 1884, Leeuwarden, Friesland, NL.
iv. JAN NYDAM, b. October 23, 1884, Franeker, Friesland, NL; m. Ella Vander Leest in Chicago on October 25, 1905, and d. February 1964, Illinois.
v. PIETER NIJDAM, b. December 13, 1886, Franeker, Friesland, NL; d. Unknown, Iowa.
vi. ALBERT NIJDAM, b. October 14, 1888, Franeker, Friesland, NL, d. before 1893.
vii. WIEGER NIJDAM, b. July 08, 1890, Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands; d. February 1968, Arlington, New Jersey.
viii. AUGUST NYDAM, b. October 16, 1891; d. November 1967, Chicago, IL.
ix. ALBERT NIJDAM, b. January 05, 1893, Harlingen, Friesland, NL; d. July 17, 1893, Harlingen, Friesland, NL
x. ALBERT JOHN NYDAM, b. April 10, 1894, Harlingen, Friesland, NL; d. February 02, 1957, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. He married Marie Anna Barlow in Ada, MI on August 17, 1916.
xi. JACOB NIJDAM, b. November 14, 1895, Harlingen, Friesland, NL; d. April 15, 1975, Palos Park, Illinois.
xii. JOHAN JOCHUMS NIJDAM, b. December 14, 1896, Harlingen, Friesland, NL; d. February 03, 1898, Harlingen, Friesland, NL
xiii. JOCHEM NYDAM, b. June 11, 1898, Harlingen, Friesland, NL; d. August 23, 1898, Harlingen, Friesland, NL
xiv. EFFIE (TIP) NIJDAM, b. September 01, 1900, USA; m. Fred Kibar, and d. February 1992, Bristol, Kenosha, WI.