Hendrika Van Wyk Lanser

Hendrika Van Wyk (Hendrika Van Wijk) was born November 24, 1876, in Harlemmermeer in the Netherlands, third child and only daughter born to Willem and Trijntje Van den Heuvel Van Wijk. In 1892, at the age of 16, Hendrika came to America with her parents and ten brothers. The family settled on a farm near Galesburg, Iowa. The next year another son was born to Willem and Trijntje Van Wyk.  Two months after giving birth to her 13th child, mother Trijntje died on her 40th birthday in December Hendrika, age 17, became ‘mother’ of the Van Wyk household: father Willem, herself, and eleven brothers ages 2 months to 19 years.

Hendrika married William (Willem) Lanser, son of Arie and Matje Maarsen Lanser, (1870-1960) on March 1, 1898, at her father’s farm home. Arie Lanser had emigrated from the Netherlands to Iowa in After living on and farming three different farms in the Lynnville/Sully area, Hendrika and William purchased in 1912 a farm three miles north of Sully known as the Gove Place.

In 1917 Hendrika’s father, Willem Van Wyk, who was then living in Pella, became terminally ill with cancer, and came to live with Hendrika and her family at their farm home near Sully. Hendrika cared for her father until his death in May of 1917.

Hendrika died in 1929 at age 52. William continued to live on the farm until, at age 80, he moved to an apartment in Sully.

Seven children were born to Hendrika and William Lanser: Arie, Trintje (Triny), Mattie, Wilma Henrietta, Peter (1907-1909), Bertha M., and William Jr.

Hendrika died October 27, 1929. William died May 24, 1960. Hendrika and William Lanser and son Peter are buried in the Sully Cemetery, Jasper County, Iowa.

Hendrika Van Wyk (1876-1929) X1898 William Lanser (1870-1960)

  1. Arie Lanser (1899-1983) X1924 Janna (Jennie) Elizabeth Baarda (1905-1976)
    1. Wilma H. Lanser (1924-2005) X1942 George Bruce Carson (1920-1999)
      1. Marie Carson (1953) X1969 Dean Morgan — divorced; 2X2000 Robert Toms
        1. Timothy Dean Morgan (1970) X2001 Taeler Huguenin
        2. Thomas Oscar Morgan (1973)
        3. Tamatha Ann Morgan (1975) X2003 Garry Kent
          1. Jacob Allen Kent (2003)
          2. Tara Marie Kent (2005)
        4. Tangi Marie Morgan (1981) X2008 Chris Caudill— divorced
          1. Edwin Dean Caudill (2002)
          2. Clara Marie Caudill (2006)
        5. Tiffany Lenger (1990)
      2. Linda Kay Carson (1958) X1976 Larry Young (1958-2010)
        1. Crystal Dawn Young (1977) Robert Boothroyd II
          1. Robert Dawayne Boothroyd Ill (1996)
          2. Linda Lou Boothroyd (2002)
        2. Jesse Kalo Young (1984) X Rachel Ann Clark (1987)
          1. Kayla Arm Young (2004)
          2. Alexis Marie Young (2007)
        3. Levi Dwayne Young (1988) Stephanie Nicole Breeden (1987)
          1. Dylan Lee Appleby (2004)
        4. Mariah May Young (1992)
    2. Harry Lanser (1927-2005) X1951 Neva Faye Vander Kamp (1932)
      1. Nancy Carol Lanser (1952-1996) X1971 Dennis Snodgrass (1950)
        1. Jamie Paul Snodgrass (1971) X1955 Shannon McFadden
          1. Justice Carol Snodgrass (1996)
        2. Krista Dawn Snodgrass (1973) X1998 Dean Boell (1971)
          1. Kassaundra Jo Gray (1991)
          2. Ashton Lee Boell (1999)
        3. Adam Lee Snodgrass (1978)
        4. Elizabeth Ann Snodgrass (1983)
      2. Marcia Diane Lanser (1954) X1972 Earl Roozendaal
        1. Joel Dean Roozendaal (1972) X1996 Jennifer Jack (1972)
          1. Jelissa Lynn Roozendaal (1998)
          2. Janella Renee Roozendaal (2002)
        2. Robin Kaye Roozendaal (1974) X1994 Rodney Van Donselaar
          1. Mason Evin Van Donselaar (1998)
          2. Graham Montgomery Van Donselaar (2001)
          3. Livia Nicole Van Donselaar (2004)
        3. Joshua Douglas Roozendaal (1979) X2003 Suzanne Scholten
          1. Corrina Lynn Roozendaal (2007)
          2. Jordyn Renae Roozendaal (2009)
      3. Rodney William Lanser (1959) X1982 Sandra Lynn Veldhuizen (1962)
        1. Lyndsey Marie Lanser (1987) X2009 Jarryd Van Soelen (1987)
        2. Reid William Lanser (1989)
        3. Ross Allen Lanser (1991)
      4. Brenda Sue Lanser (1961) X1979 Arvin De Nooy
        1. Drew Jeremy De Nooy (1984) X2011 Ashlee Michelle Pierson (1986)
        2. Benjamin John De Nooy (1987)
        3. Grant Austin De Nooy (1994)
      5. Brian Jay Lanser (1966) X1987 Monica Diane Vander Wilt
        1. Bret Jay Lanser (1987)
        2. Matt Brian Lanser (1991)
        3. Macy Diane Lanser (1995)
    3. Louis Lanser (1936) X1957 Mildred Rolffs (1937)
      1. Laura Jean Lanser (1958) X1977 Steven Lee Rus ( 1958)
        1. Aaron John Rus (1979) X2002 Danelle Desire Hysell (1983)
          1. Devon John Rus (2002)
          2. Zaylor Lee Rus (2004)
          3. Korbyn Van Rus (2008)
        2. Andrea Jean Rus (1981) x2007 Nathan Ray Knipper (1981)
          1. Connor Ray Knipper (2008)
        3. Nathan Lee Rus (1983) X2007 Jana Renee Van Arendonk (1983)
          1. Reagan Nicole Rus (2009)
        4. Jeremy Louis Rus (1987)
      2. Douglas Laverne Lanser (1960-1960)
      3. Michael Douglas Lanser (1961) X1991 Brenda Porter — divorced; 2X1999 Karla Nisius — divorced; 3X2009 Brenda Kay Tripp Beery (1967)
        1. Derek Douglas Ray Lanser (2002)
      4. Lisa Arm Lanser (1964) 1984 Dale Frasier – divorced
        1. John August Frasier (1986)
        2. Jacob Lee Frasier (1989)
    4. Willis Dean Lanser (1939) X1960 Judith Marie Vaught (1939-2005); 2X1983 Helen Marie Deppe (1945)
      1. Barbara Elaine Lanser (1958) X1977 Rick B. German; 2X1980 Douglas E. Greer; 3Xl998 Dennis Lee Snodgrass (1950)
        1. Bart Michael German (1978) X2002 Melissa Hinson; 2X2005 Sarah Sue Parkhurst (1980)
          1. Marcus Oliver German (2001)
          2. Roslyn Loa Judith German (2009)
      2. Jeffery Paul Lanser (1961) X1987 Rebecca Arm Pasis (1962)
        1. Tyler Dale Lanser (1990)
        2. Kristen Nicole Lanser (1993)
      3. Kimberly Jo Lanser (1963) X1992 Brian Joseph Hood ( 1967)
        1. Jenny Elizabeth Hood (1996)
        2. Grace Maron Hood (1999)
        3. Emma Marie Hood (2003)
      4. Debra Marie Lanser (1967) X1997 Mark Timothy Moioffer (1969)
        1. Case Victor Moioffer (1998)
        2. Martin Arie Moioffer (2000)
        3. Calvin Dean Moioffer (2003)
  2. Triny Lanser (1901-1989) X1921 Wm. A. De Penning (1895-1953); 2X1955 Harold Ratclilf (1895-1963)
    1. Helen De Penning (1922) X1945 Gerrit Huyser (1898-1992)
      1. Lynda Kay Huyser (1946) X1965 Larry Renaud (1945)
        1. Todd Renaud (1967)
        2. Stacy Renaud (1971)
    2. Marvin De Perming (1922-1987) X1947 Ruth Van Gorp (1928)
      1. Steven De Penning (1951) X1973 Margaret Ann Manus (1951)
        1. Desiree Nichole De Penning (1981) X2004 Chad Timothy Johnson (1982)
          1. Asher Chad Johnson (2009)
        2. Christian Drew De Penning (1984)
        3. Dustin Willis De Penning (1986)
      2. Dwight De Penning (1952) X1976 Sheila Ruth Ruhle (1953)
        1. Sara Ruth De Penning (1981) X2003 Caleb Nathan Sandahl (1977)
          1. Hope Lenae Sandahl (2005)
          2. Oliver Kristian Sandahl (2006)
          3. Chloe Anne Sandahl (2008)
        2. Seth David De Penning (1983)
      3. Mark De Penning (1955) X1976 Frieda Joy Boone (1956)
        1. Joselyn Aja De Penning (1981) X2001 James Ashley Hasty ( 1980)
          1. Isabella Grace Hasty (2008)
          2. Justin Mark De Penning (1983)
  3. Mattie Lanser (1904-1973) X1928 Gerrit J. Jansen (1903-1991)
    1. Kenneth Lee Jansen (1933-1991) x1953 Barbara Buyert (1934)
      1. Steven Lee Jansen (1964) X1983 Marci Ami Vander Kieft – divorced; 2X2002 Stacy Sytsma – divorced
        1. Shannon Lee Jansen (1983-2011)
      2. Cheryl Lynn Jansen (1966) X1984 Bradley Alan Veenstra (1962)
        1. Savannah Raine Veenstra (1986)
        2. Amanda Dawn Veenstra (1988) X2010 Brock Andrew Seemann (1987)
        3. Jacob Allen Veenstra (1991)
        4. Nathaniel James Veenstra (2003)
  4. Wilma Lanser (1905-1993) X1926 Lawrence Van Rees (1904-1988)
    1. Lenora Josephine Van Rees (1927-2009) X1947 Bernie M. Nikkel (1924-2005)
      1. Bernie Wayne Nikkel (1950) X1983 Kimberly Renae Johnson Phillips (1949)
        1. Chantelle Renae Phillips (1971) X1990 Brian Lee Nikkel (1968) – divorced
          1. Brianna Paige Nikkel (1991)
        2. Dannisha Aim Phillips (1976) X2000 Mark Aaron Foster (1972) – divorced; 2X2009 Nicholas Michael Pugh (1975)
          1. Aira Ann Foster (2002)
          2. Oaken Aaron Foster (2004)
        3. Kyle Wayne Nikkel (1985)
      2. Timothy Lee Nikkel (1951) X1972 Evelyn Jean Van Wyhe (1949)
        1. Nathan Lee Nikkel (1975) X2000 Nicole Lynn Widmer (1977)
          1. Leah Lynn Nikkel (2003)
          2. Makayla Joy Nikkel (2006)
          3. Blake Timothy Nikkel (2009)
        2. Micah Lee Nikkel (1977) X1998 Kelly Dawn Van Arendonk (1978)
          1. Erica Faith Nikkel (2002)
          2. Luke Daniel Nikkel (2004)
          3. Chloe Grace Nikkel (2008)
          4. Ava Hope Nikkel (2009)
        3. Benjamin Lee Nikkel (1979)
      3. Marianne Nikkel (1953) X1973 Ervin Craig Bruxvoort (1951) – divorced; 2X2001 Marion L. Vink (1941)
        1. Anne Marie Bruxvoort (1974) X1996 Ryan G. Bandstra (1971)
          1. *Lucas Michael Bandstra (2000)
          2. *Mary Kate Bandstra (2000)
          3. *Ethan J. Bandstra (2000)
          4. Ella Marie Bandstra (2005)
        2. Lucas John Bruxvoort (1976) X1999 Lanae Nikkel (1977)
          1. Brody John Bruxvoort (2005)
          2. Macy Belle Bruxvoort (2009)
        3. Kara Jo Bruxvoort (1978) X2004 Neal Ethan Brenneman (1978)
          1. Elsie Jo Brenneman (2008)
          2. Beau Ethan Brenneman (2011)
        4. Eric Brant Bruxvoort (1980) X2002 Sonja M. Dahlgren (1980)
          1. Cole Brant Bruxvoort (2005)
          2. Ava Ann Bruxvoort (2007)
          3. Cooper Bradley Bruxvoort (2009)
      4. Lynnette Sue Nikkel (1955) X1975 Gary Norland Christensen (1953)
        1. Rachel Lea Christensen (1978) X1999 Travis Joel Deur (1977)
          1. Aidan Thomas Randall Deur (2004)
          2. Kellen Christen Deur (2007)
          3. Logan Joel Deur (2010)
        2. Thomas J. Christensen (1981-2000)
        3. Andrea Lynn Christensen (1984) X2006 David Kent Van Steenis (1985)
          1. Parker Thomas Van Steenis (2011)
        4. Jamis Cole Christensen (1986)
      5. Cynthia Kay Nikkel (1957) X1980 Loren Eugene Bogaards (1957)
        1. Kendra Renee Bogaards (1982) X2010 Andrew Steven Kaufman (1982)
        2. Jared Eugene Bogaards (1985) X2008 Abby Jo Zylstra (1985)
        3. Darren Eugene Bogaards (1988)
      6. Daniel Dean Nikkel (1959) X1982 Joan Marie Van Engelenhoven (1961)
        1. Brett James Nikkel (1987) X2010 Katie Elizabeth Oldberg (1988)
        2. Jenna Marie Nikkel (1989)
        3. Andrew Marian Nikkel (1997)
        4. Lin Marie Nikkel (2002)
        5. Anna Marie Nikkel (2005)
      7. Sharon Elaine Nikkel (1961) X1981 Lloyd Uitermarkt (1961) – divorced; 2X 2006 Brett Allen Musgrove (1960)
        1. Ross Andrew Uitermarkt (1986)
        2. Brandt David Uitermarkt (1989)
        3. Corinn Beth Uitermarkt (1995)
      8. Krista Lynn Nikkel (1964) X1989 Randall Richard Stromley (1966)
        1. Abigail Marie Stromley (1994)
        2. Samuel Richard Stromley (1997)
        3. Claire Elizabeth Stromley (2000)
      9. Martin Lawrence Nikkel (1965) X1986 Kimberly Sue Funston (1962) – divorced
        1. Seth Steele Nikkel (1989) X2010 Haley Nicole Vos (1989)
        2. Cody Louis Nikkel (1990-1991)
        3. Levi Louis Nikkel (1993)
        4. Dylan Cole Nikkel (1996)
      10. Nora Jean Nikkel (1969) X1988 Wayne Eric Ritter (1966)
        1. Zachary David Ritter (1991)
        2. McKenzi Marie Ritter (1994)
        3. Olivia Josephine Ritter (1999)
    2. Henrietta Wilma Van Rees (1930) X1950 Wilford Roy Laverman (1928)
      1. Gayle Ilene Laverman (1952) X1970 Ervin Lee Fopma (1951)
        1. Eric Lee Fopma (1973) X1996 Michelle Dawn Vander Molen (1973)
          1. *Jacob David Fopma (2002)
          2. *Noah James Fopma (2002)
          3. Evan Lee Fopma (2007)
          4. Claire Alyse Fopma (2009)
        2. Gregory Scott Fopma (1976) X1997 Melanie Ann Vernooy (1975)
          1. Kyra Eilene Fopma (2008)
        3. Lucas Evan Fopma (1980) X2002 Sarah Elizabeth Snyder (1981)
      2. Wesley Jay Laverman (1954) X1977 Cynthia Lee Van Wyk (1960)
        1. Jeremy Jay Laverman (1978-1978)
        2. Dawnelle Rae Laverman (1983)
        3. Ryan Jay Laverman ( 1985) X2010 Jana Diane Van Donselaar (1981)
        4. Levi Wayne Laverman (1996)
      3. Julianne Joy Laverman (1956) X1976 Lowell Craig Vander Molen (1957)
        1. Joel Craig Vander Molen (1981)
      4. Dennis John Laverman (1960) X1981 Linda Sue Miller (1962)
        1. Jason John Laverman (1984) X2008 Stephanie Jean Anderson (1984)
        2. Jeffrey Scott Laverman (1986)
        3. Amanda Sue Laverman (1990)
      5. Karla Faye Laverman (1963) X1986 Terryl Lee Wynja (1964)
        1. Matthew Lee Wynja (1986) X2008 Hayley Moore (1986) – divorced
          1. Maddox Lee Wynja (2009)
        2. Abbie Leigh Wynja (1990)
    3. *Joann Darlene Van Rees (1933) X1952 Ben Verhey (1923-2005)
      1. Katherine Joy Verhey (1952) x1972 Duane Gary Heyveld (1952)
        1. Russell Dean Heyveld (1975)
          1. Hailee Maelyn Heyveld (2004)
          2. Sadie Grace Heyveld (2005)
        2. Renae Dawn Heyveld (1980) X2004 Kent Allen Oppenhuizen (1979)
      2. Constance Joan Verhey (1951) X1973 Mark Roozeboom (1953)
        1. John Mark Roozeboom (1978) X2001 Jessica Waits ( 1978)
          1. William John Roozeboom (2003)
          2. Grant Leo Roozeboom (2004)
        2. Stephanie Nichole Roozeboom (1981) X2005 Nathan Van Maanen (1979)
          1. Addison Nichole Roozeboom (2006)
          2. Alexa Faith Roozeboom (2009)
      3. Brian Gerry Verhey (1961) X2006 Karrnen Moorman (1971)
      4. Kimberlee Sue Verhey (1967) X1987 Brian John Ede (1967)
        1. Brianne Elise Ede (1989)
        2. Jessie Lee Ede (1991)
        3. Alexander Thomas Ede (1998)
    4. *Joyce Arlene Van Rees (1933) X1954 Charles Dean Brand (1935)
      1. Gwenith Kay Brand (1955) X1973 Darrel Gosselink (1953)
        1. Derek James Gosselink (1976)
          1. Connor James Gosselink (2003)
        2. Catina Dawn Gosselink (1978) X2005 Douglas Smith (1969)
        3. Drew Andrew Gosselink (1980) X2005 Molly Sandholm (1983)
          1. Dane Jackson Gosselink (2008)
          2. Drake Andrew Gosselink (2009)
      2. Susan Renee Brand (1959) X1975 Gary Geels (1954)
        1. *Amy Elizabeth Geels (1986) X2008 Thomas Stier (1984)
        2. *Erica Dawn Geels ( 1986) X2008 Adam Austin (1980)
        3. Merdith Ann Geels (1990)
      3. Lori Brand (1962) X1981 Kenneth Van Soelen (1959)
        1. Kyle Van Soelen (1987) X2009 Emily Lang (1989)
          1. Kylee Joy Van Soelen (2011)
        2. Hiliary Jo Van Soelen (1989)
        3. Brooke Nicole Van Soelen (1991)
    5. Clarence David (Dave) Van Rees (1943) X1961 Barbara Huff Brown – divorced; 2X 1983 Bonnie Dop
      1. Machelle Lynette Van Rees ( 1962) X1983 Barry Arthur Romick (1961) – divorced
        1. Andrew Dale Romick (1981) X2008 Celia Serena Martinez (1984)
          1. Jadon Alan Romick (2007)
          2. Hailey Serena Romick (2009)
          3. Caleb Zachary Romick (2010)
        2. Alisa Lenee’ Romick (1985)
        3. Emily Ann Romick (1987)
      2. Denee Deann Van Rees (1964) X1990 Michael Dean Muller (1963)
        1. Kali Marie Muller (1995)
        2. Melanie Joan Muller (1999)
      3. Devorah Johanna Van Rees (1968) X2003 Joel Manford Tharp (1967)
        1. Elizabeth Ann Tharp (2002)
        2. Jackson Manford Tharp (2004)
      4. Shelby Shannon Van Rees (1970) X Lisa Kaye Crawford
        1. Ryan Daniel Van Rees (1987)
        2. Chad Andrew Van Rees (1985)
          1. Morgan Van Rees (2011)
        3. Reahna Kaye Van Rees (2001)
      5. Justin David Van Rees (1973) X Jennelle
        1. James Gerald Van Rees (2001)
        2. Jakob Andrew Van Rees (2003)
      6. Regina Marie Van Rees (1976) X2008 Craig Robert Nowatzke (1969)
  5. Peter Lanser (1907-1909)
  6. Bertha M. Lanser (1910-2003) X1933 John Meppelink (1909-1990)
    1. Ruth Elaine Meppelink (1936-1998)
    2. Mary Lou Meppelink (1939) X1958 Albert E. Slager (1939) 2×1980 Ernie Crabbe (1934)
      1. Patti Lynn Slager (1959) X1980 Marvin Veld (1958)
        1. Nicholas Wayne Veld (1983)
        2. Kyle Jonathan Veld (1986)
      2. Michael John Slager (1960) X2010 Jodi Mittone
        1. McKienze Slager (2011)
      3. Cindy Jo Slager (1962) X1980 Richard Hoekstra (1962)
        1. Richard Albert Hoekstra (1983)
        2. Brady Hoekstra (1986)
        3. Katie Hoekstra (1987)
          1. Brooklyn Hoekstra (2008)
    3. Larry Meppelink (1946-2008) X1969 Barbara Kanninga (1949)
      1. Kimberly Jean Meppelink (1970-2008)
      2. Shelly Meppelink (1972)
        1. Kyan Meppelink (2003)
      3. Ryan Gene Meppelink (1973)
    4. Linda Joy Meppelink (1950) X1969 Jack Van Schouwen (1950)
      1. Valerie Van Schouwen (1970) X2004 David Baker
      2. Brent Allan Van Schouwen (1973) X2001 Susann Walstra (1974)
        1. Lyndsy Ann Van Schouwen (2007)
      3. Loren Wesley Van Schouwen (1975) X2007 Donna Schimidt
        1. Connor Van Schouwen (1999)
        2. Katelyn Van Schouwen (2010)
      4. Bruce Van Schouwen (1977) X2003 Rachel Booker (1976)
        1. Hunter Booker (1998)
        2. Autumn Booker (2004)
  7. William Lanser (1914-2008) X1937 Wilma De Jong (1917-2001)
    1. Gary Vern Lanser (1938-2001) X1961 Maxine Evelyn Uitermarkt (1941)
      1. Julie Lynn Lanser (1971) X2006 Gregory Bruce Howar (1967)
    2. Lola Lanser (1941) X1960 Ronald Spoelstra (1940)
      1. Cheryl Lynn Spoelstra (1961) X1991 Gregg Uitermarkt (1965)
        1. Aimee Marie Uitermarkt (1995)
        2. Benjamin Reese Uitermarkt (1997)
      2. Judith Ann Spoelstra (1963) X1983 Steven Dobernecker; 2X1989 Jeff Jenison (1960)
        1. Jenae Ann Jenison (1990)
      3. Debra Kay Spoelstra (1970) X2001 Jon Harmsen (1969)
        1. Jonathan William Harmsen (2006)
        2. Andrew Joseph Harmsen (2008)
    3. Robert Lanser (1944-2005) X1963 Ricki Fleener (1946)
      1. Jeffrey W. Lanser (1963) X1987 Debra Lynn Gilbert (1967)
        1. Nicole Lynn Lanser (1988)
        2. Derek Wayne Lanser (1992)
      2. Staci Lynae Lanser (1967) X1987 Rick Lee Jansen (1962)
        1. Darci Danae Jansen (1991)
        2. Kara Kaylee Jansen (1995)
        3. Derrick Lee Jansen (1998)
        4. Kody Ryan Jansen (2002)
      3. Teresa Dawn Lanser (1969) X1989 Weston Peter Vos (1965)
        1. Trenton Wayne Vos (2000)
        2. Cale Joseph Vos (2003)
        3. Carlie Dawn Vos (2005)

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