Lambert Van Wyk

Lambert (Bert) Van Wyk (Lambartus Van Wijk) was born October 19, 1882, in Haarlemmermeer, Noord Holland, the Netherlands. Bert came to America in 1892 with his parents and ten siblings.

The 1900 census shows that Bert was living with his family east of New Sharon in Union Township. He would have been 18 at that time. By 1910 he was boarding with a widow in Prairie Township, Mahaska County. During that time he began attending the Peoria Christian Reformed Church. That is most likely where he met Bertha Vos who lived on her family farm east of Peoria. They both worked as hired help for the same family. Bert and Bertha, daughter of Jan (John) and Truitje (Gertrude) Nieuwendorp Vos, were married February 15, 1911.

In 1910 Bert bought an eighty acre farm east of Peoria. The house had such a bad roof that tubs had to be set out to catch the water. The next year a new house was built. The farm remains in the family and Leona Van Wyk is living in the 1912 house.

Bert always subscribed to the Chicago Drover’s Journal. Many farm tasks were completed according to the sign of the moon. An old newspaper article mentions his name as a purchaser of Jersey-Duroc hogs in New Sharon. One of the first brick silos was also part of the farming operation. He was one of the first area farmers to grow alfalfa.

Flour was purchased in New Sharon in 100-pound sacks. Through the purchase of graham crackers the family won a new rubber-tired Radio Flyer toy wagon which was only played with in the house. Toys were not a common purchase. However, when the Shetland pony died, the children were surprised with a bicycle. All the children grew up on the farm, married, and settled in the Peoria area.

Bert and Bertha were the parents of seven children: Nellie Kathryn, Wilma Marie, John Henry, Gretta Henrietta, Harry Cornelius, Lester James, Ila Marjorie.

When Lester and Leona married in 1949, they moved into the family home. A new home was built on the property and Bert and Bertha lived there until 1954 when Bert became ill. Ater a trip to Mayo Clinic cancer was discovered and he died on December 21, 1954. Bertha then lived for many years with her daughter Ila. She spent her last years in New Sharon Care Center. Bertha died October 13, 1976. Bert and Bertha are buried in the Peoria Cemetery, Mahaska County, Iowa.

Lambert (Bert) Van Wyk (1861-1954) X1911 Bertha Vos (1885-1976)

  1. Nellie Kathryn Van Wyk (1912) X1939 Jacob Vander Molen (1914-2002)
    1. Twylla Bess Vander Molen (1940) X1963 Willard Larry Nieboer (1939)
      1. Kimberlee Dawn Nieboer (1965) X1992 Raymond Paul Herzog (1966)
        1. Jacob William Herzog (1996)
        2. Samuel Paul Nieboer Herzog (1998)
        3. Anneke Rachel Dawn Herzog (2002)
      2. Michelle Lynn Nieboer (1968) X1993 Bradley Lee Busscher (1970)
        1. Brianna Marie Busscher (1996)
        2. Ashten Elise Busscher (1999)
        3. Alexander Blaise Nieboer Busscher (2004)
        4. Braeden Michael Nieboer Busscher (2008)
      3. Jacquelyn Sue Nieboer (1971) X2001 Michael James Fiss (1972)
        1. Jackson Bennett Fiss (2004)
        2. James Alexander Fiss II (2006)
    2. Larry Willis Vander Molen (1942) X1963 Linda Ami Vande Voort (1945)
      1. Timothy Lee Vander Molen (1964) X1989 Verna Vander Weerdt ( 1967)
        1. Shelby Dawn Vander Molen (1991)
        2. Levi Jacob Vander Molen (1994)
        3. Sophia Lin Vander Molen (1998)
        4. Lincoln Henry Vander Molen (2004)
      2. Todd Arlan Vander Molen (1968) X1989 Angela Rae Zylstra (1969)
        1. Ashley Rae Vander Molen (1992)
        2. Anna Elise Vander Molen (1995)
        3. Abigail Leigh Vander Molen (1997)
        4. Adrienne LuAnn Vander Molen (2002)
        5. Toby Todd Vander Molen (2004)
      3. Troy Allen Vander Molen (1971) X1993 Stephanie Renee Van Maanen (1972)
        1. Kade Allen Vander Molen (2000)
        2. Ty Joseph Vander Molen (2004)
        3. Claire Elizabeth Vander Molen (2005)
      4. Tricia Ann Vander Molen (1977) X1998 Jonathan David Heinen (1977)
        1. Maclane David Heinen (2000)
        2. Morgan Joann Heinen (2003)
        3. Maggie Lin Heinen (2007)
        4. Maddux Jon Heinen (2009)
    3. Maryan Ruth Vander Molen (1950) X1970 Guy De Haan ( 1950)
      1. Korwin Jay De Haan (1976) X2000 Rachel Schepel (1974)
        1. Kendy LeeAnn De Haan (2002)
        2. Reese Jaymin De Haan (2004)
        3. Delaney Rae De Haan (2005)
      2. Kara Noel De Haan (1977) X1997 Jason Smit (1973)
        1. Haley Marie Smit (2000)
        2. Jenna Noel Smit (2002)
        3. Kolton Jay Smit (2007)
      3. Kamela Marie De Haan (1980) X2001 Michael Roozeboom (1980)
        1. Brynn Camille Roozeboom (2008)
        2. Laurel Ann Roozeboom (2010)
        3. Hannah Noelle Roozeboom (2011)
  2. Wilma Marie Van Wyk (1913-1970) X1940 Gerrit Bokhoven (1916-1999)
    1. Gary William Bokhoven (1947-2005) X1967 Diana Hynick (1946)
      1. Scott Michael Bokhoven (1967) X2009 Julie Meyer (1972)
        1. Skyler Meyer (1997)
        2. Courtney Meyer (2002)
      2. Leanna Bokhoven ( 1970) X1989 Timothy Lindenman (1967)
        1. Brittany Diane Lindenman (1991)
        2. Trenton Eugene Lindenman (1994)
    2. Marvin Wayne Bokhoven (1954) X1991 Claudia Pohlman – divorced
    3. Nancy Beth Bokhoven (1957) X1982 Errol Garren (1957)
  3. John Henry Van Wyk (1915-1999) X1940 Grace Veenstra (1916-1997)
    1. Carolyn Betty Van Wyk (1942) X 1962 Carrol Bandstra (1941)
      1. Calvin Duane Bandstra (1963)
      2. Caryn Galene Bandstra (1964) X1982 Chad Dahm — divorced; 2X1991 Scott Rempe (1961)
        1. Brandon Isaac Dahm (1983) X2006 Andrea Fordice (1983)
        2. Chelsey Rae Dahm (1988) X2011 Jon Yanders (1975)
        3. Brittany Ann Rempe (1992)
        4. Shane Alan Rempe (1994)
  4. Gretta Henrietta Van Wyk (1918-2010) X1946 Ben Veenstra (1918-1994)
    1. Jerry Lee Veenstra (1947) X1968 Rita Kathleen Linsted (1948)
      1. Joel Robert Veenstra (1969) X 1991 Linda Engbers (1970)
        1. Andrew Benjamin Veenstra (1996)
        2. Alex Michael Veenstra (2000)
        3. Caitlin Elizabeth Veenstra (2006)
      2. Darrell Ray Veenstra (1973) X1998 Angela Vander Velden (1975)
        1. Blake Evan Veenstra (2002)
        2. Trevor Ryan Veenstra (2006)
    2. Betty Charlene Veenstra (1950) X1973 Glen Stryker (1944)
      1. Gratia Beth Stryker (1980) X 2009 Winfried Haertel (1986)
      2. Garrick Ben Stryker (1983) X 2011Courtney Miltzow (1986)
    3. Joyce Elaine Veenstra (1954) X1973 Alan Boender (1952)
      1. Matthew Alan Boender (1980) X 2002 Lynae Dykstra (1979)
        1. Jadon Matthew Boender (2005)
      2. Megan Joy Boender (1987) X Jon Nederhoff (1988)
  5. Harry Cornelius Van Wyk (1921-2006) X1948 Cathryn Pothoven (1926-2007)
    1. Rodney Leroy Van Wyk (1949) X 1971 Janice Sturing (1947)
      1. Shannon Lee Van Wyk (1974) X1997 Anita Van Schepen (1975)
        1. Austin Lee Van Wyk (2004)
        2. Shyanne Makelle Van Wyk (2007)
      2. Rory Dean Van Wyk (1977) X2008 Lynette Brace (1972)
        1. Annika Lisse Van Wyk (2010)
      3. Tonya Lynn Van Wyk (1979) X2010 Jonathan Pontier (1978)
      4. Robyn Nicole Van Wyk (1986)
    2. Leo Wayne Van Wyk (1951) X1977 Mary Pothoven (1948)
      1. Justin Wayne Van Wyk (1980) X2004 Jolene Lucille Blom (1982)
        1. Quintin Wayne Van Wyk (2004)
        2. Nola Cecille Van Wyk (2008)
      2. Darin Lee Van Wyk (1983) X2008 Carol Ann Moser (1983)
        1. Camryn Leona Van Wyk (2010)
    3. Dennis Dale Van Wyk (1953) X1976 Donna Wynia (1952)
      1. Dacia Alyse Van Wyk (1977) X1998 Dustin Prins (1978)
        1. Troyton Harry Prins (2006)
        2. Mallory Raeann Prins (2008)
        3. Makyndsie Jane Prins (2010)
      2. Drew Aric Van Wyk (1981) X2005 Heidi Krikke (1981)
        1. Hannah Marie Van Wyk (2008)
        2. Aleah Hope Van Wyk (2011)
      3. Denae Allison Van Wyk (1983)
    4. Arlys Elaine Van Wyk (1955) X1975 Leon Van Kooten (1955)
      1. Renee Joy Van Kooten (1977)
      2. Heather Dawn Van Kooten (1979) X2009 Jeremy Ritzema (1982)
      3. Kandi Sue Van Kooten (1981)
      4. April Lynn Van Kooten (1984)
    5. Luann Joy Van Wyk Boggess (1960) X1983 Rick Boggess – divorced
      1. Alyssa Lynnae Boggess (1985) x2007 Lincoln Taylor (1984)
        1. Merrick Daniel Taylor (2008)
      2. Heath Travis Boggess (1987)
  6. Lester James Van Wyk (1925-2005) X1949 Leona Zwank (1928)
    1. Marvin Eugene Van Wyk (1951) X1971 Cynthia Jewell Engbers (1952)
      1. Jeffery Allan Van Wyk (1972) X2004 Carol Ann Olsen (1982)
        1. Damian Van Wyk (1994)
        2. Jeffrey Van Wyk (1996)
        3. Alex Christopher Olsen (2000)
        4. Zachary David Van Wyk (2003)
      2. Jennifer Ann Van Wyk (1976) X1996 Ryan Chance (1976)
        1. Tristin Chance (2003)
        2. Isabel Chance (2004)
    2. Edward Wayne Van Wyk (1952-1952)
    3. Verlan Gene Van Wyk (1954) X1974 Ronda Lochard (1955)
      1. Courtney Lyn Van Wyk (1984) X2004 Aaron Schock (1978)
        1. Alivia Jean Schock (2008)
        2. Nolin Lee Schock (2010)
    4. Douglas James Van Wyk (1961) X1981 Cindy Lubbers (1957)
      1. Crystal Lynn Van Wyk (1983) X2006 Scott A. White (1978)
  7. Ila Marjorie Van Wyk (1926) X1947 Harold Ozinga (1921-1977)
    1. Kenneth Eugene Ozinga (1947) X1969 Carol Lloyd (1951)
      1. Kimberlin Ann Ozinga (1971) X2006 Dan Hoover (1968)
        1. Cason Andrew Ozinga (1992)
        2. Hunter Paul Hoover (2000)
        3. Olivia Grace Hoover (2006)
      2. Pamela Dawn Ozinga (1973-1994)
      3. Jay Hamilton Ozinga (1976) X2005 Sarah Deuel (1979)
        1. Selena Dawn Taylor (2000)
        2. Willow Gene Ozinga (2008)
    2. William Leroy Ozinga (1952) X1972 Marlene Van Dusseldorp — divorced
      1. Stacy Renee Ozinga (1973) X1995 Todd Atchison (1972)
        1. Harley Paige Atchison (2000)
        2. Jacob Todd Atchison (2004)
      2. Ryan Dean Ozinga (1975) X2000 Jessica Jackson (1974)
        1. Jackson Ryan Ozinga (2005)
        2. Grant Foster Ozinga (2007)
      3. Andrea Lea Ozinga (1980) X2000 Shaun Hudnut (1978)
        1. Isabelle Claire Hudnut (2004)
        2. Addison Kate Hudnut (2008)
    3. Darlene Yvonne Ozinga (1956) X 1974 Arvin Van Hall (1954)
      1. Jennifer Rene Van Hall (1977) X2008 Thomas Caswell (1977)
        1. *Amelia Grace Caswell (2011)
        2. *Avery Faith Caswell (2011)
      2. Justin Jon Van Hall (1980) X2006 Jennifer Falco (1979)
        1. Alissa Marie Van Hall (2009)
    4. Alvin Gene Ozinga (1958) X1979 Sherri Koopman (1958)
      1. Amanda Lynn Ozinga (1980) X2004 Kevin Hetland (1981)
        1. Lukas Ross Hetland (2008)
        2. Nora Lynn Hetland (2010)
      2. Randall Gene Ozinga (1983)

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