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Bakker Family of Holland - Iowa - South Dakota

Updated November 8, 2001

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Harm and Aaltje (Janssen) Bakker immigrated to America from Holland. They left Holland on August 1st 1903, and arrived at Ellis Island on August 11th. Seven of their nine children immigrated with them. They were Willem, Hendrik, Heika, Hilgien (Hilda), Jantje (Jenny), Arend and Harm. Arend and Harm were twins. The family settled in the Butler Co. and Grundy Co. area of Iowa. The two sibblings that remained in Holland were John and Geertruida. Please see my Bakker Family web site at:

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  • Bakker siblings in Iowa about 1949 (343 KB)
    The seven Bakker siblings that immigrated to the U.S. with their parents. Left to right they are: Hendrik (Henry), Willem (William), Heika, Hilgien (Hilda), Jantje (Jenny), Arend and Harm. Arend and Harm were twins.
  • Harm and Aaltje (27 KB)
    Harm was born in Oudedijk, Groningen, Netherlands and Aaltje was born in Nieuweschans, Groningen, Netherlands.
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