Schelte Halsema (1844-1918)

Schelte Charles Halsema was born in Texel, 10 Apr 1844 and died in Lafayette, 16 Dec 1918. He married Cornelia de Ruiter in Lafayette, 26 Nov 1872. Schelte moved to the US on 22 May 1871.
Cornelia Elizabeth (Catherine) de Ruiter was born in the Netherlands, 15 Mar 1848 and died in Lafayette, 3 Dec 1919. She came to the US on 10 May 1870.
Cornelia Ann Halsema was born in Lafayette, 9 Jul 1874 and died there, 19 May 1926. She married Garhardt Theodore Kaiser in Lafayette, 9 Nov 1898.

Anna Marie Halsema was born in Lafayette, Ind., 6 Sep 1876 and died there, 30 Jan 1943. She married Henry Brouwer in Lafayette, Ind., 3 Nov 1909.
Elizabeth Halsema was born in Lafayette, Ind., 28 Oct 1878 and died there in 1915. She married Charles R. Stehle in Lafayette, Ind., 22 Nov 1905 and had one child: Mildred Agnes Stehle. Charles died that same year and Mildred two years later. Elizabeth married again in 1913 but had no more children.
Hubertus Lambert Halsema was born in Lafayette, Ind., 6 Feb 1880 and died in Beloit, Wisc., 31 Oct 1926 in a car accident. He married Anna Margaret Klosen in Lafayette, Ind., 9 Sep 1914.
Wilhelmus John Halsema was born in Lafayette, 23 Apr 1883 and died there on 9 Jan 1951. He married Mary E. Loman (Schick) in Lafayette, Ind., 17 May 1916. They had no children.
Lambertus Herman Halsema was born in Lafayette, Ind., 23 May 1886 and died there on 18 Oct 1944. He married Julia Marie Cully in Clinton co, Ind., 26 May 1909.
Martinus (Martin) Halsema was born in Lafayette, Ind., 13 Sep 1888 and died there on 8 May 1946. He married Martha Eva Halsema in Lafayette, Ind., 26 Sep 1917. Martha is his first cousin's daughter.
Cornelis Laurence Halsema was born in Lafayette, Ind., 6 Feb 1890 and died in Lafayette, Ind., 19 Mar 1947. He married Gertrude Loretta Culley on 20 Apr 1915.


  • 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.

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