Anneke Tigchelaar

Anneke Tigchelaar, seventh child born to Taekje Bontekoe, was born at Westergeest, Netherlands, on December 22, 1898. It is believed that Sipkje Oegema, the person making the declaration, was the mid-wife who delivered Anneke, as it states that the child was born “in her presence.” No death record of Anneke can be found, nor did she board the ship with Taekje when Taekje immigrated to America with her other five children a few months later speculation is that Anneke stayed behind in the Netherlands, why and with whom we do not know. Anneke is our little “mystery girl.”

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