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Baar Tree

Posted: 985867200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 998846674000
Surnames: Baar, Swieringa
Looking for information concerning Dirk Baar and his family. Dirk was born April 22, 1868 in Gronigan, NL. Dirk immigrated to the U.S. in 1889 and lived in Chicago, Illinois until his death on November 9, 1941. Dirk married a Diena (Bernadine) Swieringa May 30, 1894 and had 4 children by this marriage. I have completed information on the events after their arrival in the U.S., but lacking information on their lives in the Netherlands.
Information concerning Diena Swieringa's who was also born in Gronigon, NL. is also needed. Willing to exchange any and all information.My wife is the grand daughter to Dirk and Diena. Thank you.........

Re: Baar Tree

Posted: 1181676211000
Classification: Query
I came across your post from 2001. By now you probably have the info on family Baar and Swierenga that you were seeking?

Derk Baar is a brother to my Great Grandfather Simen Baar who emigrated to the U.S. in 1870 and settled in Chicago as did Derk. So I have a lot of info on the Baar tree from the Netherlands.

Diena Swierenga could be related to my wife. Her maternal family includes Henrietta Swierenga-Dykhius married to Ralph Dykhuis. They lived in Chicago as well.

I would love to share info on both families with you if you would like.

Re: Baar Tree

Posted: 1334955459000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Baar
I'm interested in the Netherlands info. My family has a Derk from same area except dates are a little different.

My Derk (Richard/ Dick) Baar immigrated in 1874 or 1879 & date of birth is 1861. Married Anna nichoff He died 1891 in Michigan .
I think his father is Hendrik Jakobs Baar.

Re: Baar Tree

Posted: 1342956823000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1342956927000

I found Derk in the Dutch databases.
At his marriage to Anna Nichoff in 1891 his parent's names are listed as Henry Baar and Martha Dyke.

He was born in Uithuizermeden (province of Groningen) on 01 Apr 1861, son of Hindrik Jacobs Baar and Martha Dijk.

As a witness at his marriage is listed a Jacob Baar, living in Paris, Mich.

This is Derk's half brother.
Derk had another half brother, Willem, who also left for the USA

Dad Hindrik Jacob was married before.
These are the details of the family:

Hindrik Jacobs Baar
Born Uithuizermeden 03 Feb 1823 at 05.00 hrs
Died Uithuizermeden 07 May 1864 at 23.00 hrs
Son of Jacob Hindriks Baar and Fenje Heines Kooi
Married 1) Uithuizermeden 21 Nov 1846 to:
Grietje Willems Oosterhuis
Born Oosternieland (Uithuizermeden) 08 Jan 1826 at 04.00 hrs
Died Oosternieland 01 July 1857 at 04.0 hrs
Daughter of Willem Jans Oosterhuis and Lijzabet Tonnis Sikkenga

1. Jakob Baar (male)
Born Uithuizermeden 13 May 1847
Married ‘t Zandt 14 May 1870 to:
Jantje Sikkenga
Born ‘t Zandt
Daughter of Harm Tonnis Sikkenga (his uncle) and Antje Eltjes Sijtsema
They left for the USA in 1870

2. Willem Baar (male)
Born Uithuizermeden 23 Dec 1848
He left for the USA in 1872

3. Heine Baar (male)
Born Uithuizermeden 07 Apr 1850, died 15 Mar 1858

4. Elizabeth Baar (female)
Born Uithuizermeden 21 Apr 1851, died 13 Dec 1858

5. Fenje Baar (female)
Born Uithuizermeden 02 Dec 1853, died 23 Nov 1864

6. Jan Baar (male)
Born Uithuizermeden 09 Dec 1855, died 10 Feb 1859

Married 2) Uithuizermeden 27 June 1860 to:
Martha Dijk
Born Uithuizermeden 13 Sep 1819 at 09.00 hrs
Daughter of Willem Pieters Dijk and Anje Roelfs Kooi
Widow of Klaas Sijmens Kooi
(her cousin, son of Simen Roelfs Kooi and Antje Pieters Hof)

7. Derk Baar (male)
Born Uithuizermeden 01 Apr 1861 at 12.00 hrs

After the death of Hindrik Jacobs Baar, Martha remarried (her 3rd marriage) in 1865 to an Edze Pieterman.

And this Edze Pieterman leaves for the USA in 1881 with wife and 4 children.
The strange thing is, Edze and Martha never had any children..... If you want me to look into that, please let me know.

Kind regards,

Re: Baar Tree

Posted: 1342973620000
Classification: Query
I just found that you posted the same query in two different threads: see
The answer was already given there by rdpiet....

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