Descendants of Adrianus van
Generation No. 4 & 5
Richard Barlo was born in Baarn, but
lived in Soest, Wilhelmina's home. He was educated to be a teacher
in Normal School,
and taught for a short time in the Netherlands.
Around 1890 he and Wilhelmina emigrated to Chicago, where Andrew and Marie were born.
He taught school in Chicago, IL, Sioux City, Iowa, and Ada, Kellogsville, and Grand Rapids in Michigan.
He was the Principal of Seymour Christian School in Grand Rapids, teaching there from 1921 when
it was a one room school by Plaster Creek, until 1929, when the school opted for a principal trained in America.
At various other times, Richard ran a grocery store and farmed in the Grand Rapids area.
He was soft spoken, easy-going, kind
and loving. He never drove a car. Wilhelmina, however, was
fed up with not
getting anywhere, and decided to learn how to drive. In 1928 she bought herself a car.
In 1946 Richard was hit by an automobile at Division and Rosemary and died.
RIJK BARLO4 (RICHARD BARLOW) (ADRIANNUS3 BARLO, RIJK2 VAN BARLO, ADRIANUS1), the eldest son of ADRIANNUS BARLO AND AARTJE ALTENA, was born July 15, 1866 in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands, and died September 10, 1946 in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. He married (1) WILHELMINA UBBINK May 23, 1890 in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands, daughter of DIRK UBBINK and MARIA VANDEN BURG. She was born February 27, 1869 in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands, and died January 24, 1938 in Grand Rapids, MI. Lonely after Wilhelmina's death, he advertised in The Banner, and married (2) THERESA FEENSTRA WITTEVEEN in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born 1871, lived in Oak Harbor, WA, and died Abt. August 25, 1967 in Grand Rapids, MI. Richard and Wilhelmina first farmed on Michigan Ave and then ran a grocery store at Adams and Kalamazoo. Thereafter they farmed again in Ada, and on South Division. The South Division property is where the A.J. Nydam company ended up.
Children of RICHARD BARLOW and WILHELMINA UBBINK are:i. MARIE ANNA5 BARLOW, b. January 28, 1895, Fernwood (Chicago), IL; d. June 19, 1978, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. She married ALBERT JOHN NYDAM August 17, 1916 in Ada, MI, son of JOHN NYDAM and RINSKE VLIETSTRA. Al was born April 10, 1894 in Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands, and died February 02, 1957 in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
ii. ANDREW BARLOW, b. April 19, 1892, Fernwood (Chicago), IL; d. February 15, 1974, Grand Rapids, MI. Andy married (1) ANNA TIDDENS, born February 08, 1894, and died June 08, 1928 in Grand Rapids, MI, and then (2) NELLIE GILLISSEC.
iii. IRENE GERTRUDE BARLOW, b. January 09, 1898; d. August 22, 1898, Chicago, IL. Buried in Restlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI