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Bakkum Family of WOGNUM

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Re: Bakkum Family of WOGNUM

Posted: 1337902517000
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Bakkum Kok Cook Koedooder Boots Koopman
Dear Karen,

This is defenitely Simon Bakkum, born in 1863 in Wognum (NL) who married Elisabeth Koedooder in Chicago. Elisabeth Koedooder was born on 6 November 1854 in Wervershoof (NL), daughter of Simon Koedooder en Dieuwertje Schouten.

Elisabeth Koedooder married (1) Pieter Kok on 25 April 1876 in Wervershoof (NL). Pieter Kok was born 14 March 1853 in Benningbroek (NL), municipality Sijbekarspel (NL), son of Jacob Kok and Geertje Sneek.

Elisabeth and Pieter had at least one child, a daughter named Dieuwertje, born on 10 November 1884 in Blokker (NL).

In 1887 this family made plans to go to the USA. Pieter Kok went first and arrived by S.S. Pieter Caland at Castle Garden New York on 6 May 1887. He registered himself as Peter Kok, farmer, age 33.
His wife and daughter, Elisabeth Koedooder and Dieuwertje Kok made the trip later that year and arrived by S.S. Schiedam at Castle Garden New York on 26 September 1887. They were registered as Betje Kok (Gentleman's Servant, age 32) and Dieuwertje Kok (Daughter, age 3).

The name Kok in Holland is quite familiar, but in the USA it was probably soon transferred into Cook. And that is a direct and good translation.

However, Elisabeth and Dieuwertje went probably to join their husband and father, me not knowing to what place they went. Peter Cook (Pieter Kok) probably died before 1891 because Elisabeth Cook married (2) Simon Bakkum in Chicago on 7 September 1891, what you find out.

Soon after their marriage, Simon, Elisabeth and Dieuwertje went back to the Netherlands because on 11 December 1892 a daughter is born in Wervershoof (NL), named Catharina (named after her grandmother, Trijntje Beemster). Catharina Bakkum married Nicolaas Boots on 16 April 1913 in Wervershoof (NL) and Dieuwertje Kok married Quirinus Koopman on 2 May 1907 in Wervershoof (NL).

The sources you can find on and on FamilySearch. Later you can find a detailed notation in my genealogy Bakkum en Blankendaal on

Interesting fact in this survey, is that Simon and Mary (Maartje) Bakkum were the only Bakkum's who immigrated the USA for a living from 1820 through 1892 via Castle Garden. Not to forget Lewis (Lourens) Bakkum. His name is not yet found in the registers of Caste Garden. In 1892 the immigration office started at Ellis Island.

Kind regards from Alkmaar, the Netherlands, from
Frank Bakkum
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