I suspect but have no actual proof that these three women came to the United States around 1857. This is from the Rorichum OSB
0076 Bakker, Hinderk Heÿen 1379
born est. 1791
died 10.08. buried 15.08.1850 Rorichum (60)
married 17.03.1816 Rorichum (25/22) OSB Wolthusen 0108
Hilke Geerts Smit 1204
† 22.09. 13 O'clock buried 26.09.1856 Rorichum (61/09/22), Brustwassersucht
- Geert Hinderks Bakker (1817) 0074
- Hiske Hinderks Bakker (1818) 0384
- Heÿe born 20.10. 0 O'clock baptized 26.10.1822 Rorichum
- Heike Hinderks born 30.01. 13 O'clock baptized 05.02.1826 Rorichum
- Gepke born 23.11. 21 O'clock baptized 25.11.1827 Rorichum
- Frouke born 31.05. 22 O'clock baptized 03.06.1832 Rorichum
- Trientje born 09.11. baptized 13.11.1836 Rorichum
In the United States I have this information:
Gepke had a child, Hinderk, out of wedlock in Rorichum.
In the United states she married Meint Reintsma in Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois, and had 4 other children: Aaron, Otto, Hai, and Katie.
I believe that Frauke may have married Lupke Folkerts (some research has his wife's name as Frauke Bagger). Don't have date of marriage but 1880 Census has this or similar couple in S=Loran Twp., Stephenson Co., Ill. I believe this couple had 7 children: Almina, Hilke,Dina, Elizabeth, Catharine, Henry, and Folkerts.
Trientje (my line) married Arend Brugmann. In 1870 they were living in Loran, Stephenson Co., Ill. This couple had 10 children: Henry, Elizabeth, Hilke, William, Clara, George, Heie, Elizabeth, Katie, and William (Bill).
Can anyone confirm that the three women as identified in the United States are indeed the three sisters from Rorichum?