Willem Halsema
(1846-1876)



Willem Halsema was born in Texel, Netherlands, 10 Jan 1846 and died in Lafayette, Ind., 3 Nov 1876. He married Wilhelmine Rijk in Texel and moved to Lafayette in 1875. He died within the year, leaving Wilhelmina with two small girls and a newborn infant.

Wilhelmine M. Rijk was born in Netherlands, 26 Nov 1848 and died in Lafayette, Ind., 10 Aug 1920.

Nellie (Neeltje) Halsema was born in Texel, 19 Apr 1872 and died (probably) in Lafayette, on 8 Oct 1939.

Jennie Halsema was born in Texel, 1 Jul 1874 and died (probably) in Lafayette, on 14 Feb 1949. She married Herman Schrader in Lafayette, Ind., 9 Nov 1898. They had 8 children.

Lambert J. Halsema was born (probably) in Lafayette on 29 Aug 1876 and died on 14 May 1935. He married Lena Deephouse in Lafayette, 19 Oct 1904. Lena was born on 10 Jul 1881 and died in Lafayette, 20 Apr 1933.


  • 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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