Louwe Halsema (1834-1918)

Louwe Halsema was born in Kloosterburen, 6 Aug 1834 and died in Lafayette, 5 Aug 1918. He married Martje Dijker in Texel, 18 Apr 1861

Martje Dijaker was born in Texel, 2 Mar 1843 and died in Lafayette, 25 Oct 1894. Both are buried in St. Joseph Cemetery on Greenbush St. Lafayette, Ind.
Lambertus Lawrence Halsema was born in Texel, 7 Oct 1861 and died in Lafayette, 12 Jul 1940.
Cornelius Halsema was born in Texel, 16 Aug 1863 and died in Michigan, 1955. His wife's name was Emma, whom he married in 1886. He had no children of his own, but raised his brother Nicolaas' son George.
Jan (John) Halsema was born in Texel, 7 Jan 1866. Nothing further is known of him.
Lawrent (Louis) Halsema was born in Texel, 3 Mar 1868 and drowned two years after ariving in the USA, on 20 Jul 1890.
Sijbrand (Sam) Halsema was born in Texel, 1 Jan 1875 and died in Lafayette, 29 Dec 1949.
William Hermanus Halsema was born in Texel, 16 Oct 1877 and died in Lafayette, 12 Feb 1956.
Martina Halsema was born in Texel, 8 Jun 1878 and died there 3 years later on 14 Dec 1881.
Bernardus (Ben) Halsema was born in Texel, 21 Feb 1880 and died in Lafayette, Dec 1942.
Martinus (Martin) Halsema was born in Texel, 1 Jun 1882 and died in Commerce, Michigan, 19 Apr 1959.
Nicolaas (Nick) Halsema was born in Texel, 21 Oct 1885.


  • This information comes courtesy of Martha Halsema Donnelly of Rensselaer, Indiana
  • Please email John Ketelaars, if you have corrections or wish to make suggestions for additions.

  • to roots