Klaas Schansema emigratedin 1870 with his father, brother and sisters from Groningen in the Netherlands, to the States. Klaas settled in Kalamazoo, where he married in 1870 as Nicholas Schansema, to Ida Sandman. Klaas was buried on the Riverside Cemetary in Kalamazoo as Nicholas Schansmere. He died or was buried on 2/20/1923.
Nicholas and Ida had at least the next children: 1. Hazel Schansema/Shansemer. 2 (maybe) Bertha, burries as Schallsma on 13-07-1928 te Kalamazoo Riverside Cemetary, Kalamazoo Co. (MI, USA). 3 Tessie Schansema, born ca. 1882, married to John VanderWal. 4 Anna/Annie Schansema/Shousenmer, born ca. 1884 5 Grace/Gertie Schansema/Shousenmer, born ca. 1886. 6 Peter N./Pete Schansemer, born in 1887, Peter died in 1903, buried on the Riverside Cemetary 7. Emina Schansema, born ca. 1891.
On the lot on the Riverside cemetary, where Nicholas is buried, are also buried BEALS Ida Santman1/2/1936 BEALS Harvey S6/20/1926 FLICKENGER Anna3/7/1932 OLSEN Hazel E4/20/1920 SCHANSEMER Peter12/5/1903 SANTMAN Gerrit4/15/1916 SANTMAN Gary11/17/1923 SANTMAN Anna H1/6/1923 SCHANSMERE Nicholas2/20/1923
I assume that they are all related in a certain way, but how.? Are Anna and Hazel Nicholas daughters ? Ida Santman Beals can´t be Nicholas Ida, because Ida and Harvey married around 1901, but when did Nicholas Ida die ? Does anyone have more information about the children of Nicholas and Ida ?