Elisabeth Halsema (1853-1890)


Elisabeth was born in Texel on 30 Sep 1853. After coming to Lafayette she married John Geerling Sr. on 9 Feb 1875. She died on 19 Jan 1890 apparently from complications of childbirth: Her last son, (unnamed) was stillborn on 5 Sep 1889.
Gertrude Geerling was born 3 Aug 1876 and died 2 Apr 1968. She was the sole survior of triplets: Her two brothers died.
Nellie Geerling was born in 1878 and died in 1965. She was married to Russell Hocomb. Russell was born in 1884 and died in 1960.
John W. Geerling was born in 1885 and died in 1968. He was married to Susanna Altman
Ester Deana Geerling was born in Kloosterburen, Gr., Neth., 13 Dec 1794 and died there on 9 Feb 1841. She married Willem Bernardus Durwald.
Katherine Geerling was born in 1887 and died in 1975. In 1905 she married Gerald H. Deephouse


  • This information comes courtesy Martha Halsema Donnelly of Rensselaer, Indiana.
  • Please contact John Ketelaars, for corrections or additions.

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