Tenis Van Wyk

Tenis Van Wyk was born October 13, 1889, in Haarlemmemeer, North Holland, Netherlands. He was the tenth child born to Willem and Trijntje Vanden Heuvel Van Wyk.  In June 1892, when Tenis was 3 ½ years old, his parents came to this country and made their home in the Galesburg community.

Tenis and Grace Eysink (1895-1989) were united in marriage on December 29, 1915, in Pella, Iowa.  After they were married, they moved to the Monroe area and began farming. Tenis spent most of his lifetime farming west of Monroe, until in 1956, he retired and moved to the town of Monroe. He made confession of faith at an early age and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe.

After Willem Van Wyk, Tenis’ father, died in 1917, Tenis’ half-brother Ben came to make his home in Monroe with Tenis and Grace. A few years later, when Ben and twins Joe and Gerrit were old enough to work out, these three young men spent their weekends at the home of Tenis and Grace where their clothes were washed and mended by Grace. This was the time when family ties became very close between Ben, Joe, Gerrit, and Tenis and Grace and their family. This closeness remained throughout their lifetimes.

Tenis and Grace had five children: four boys and one girl: Willis Richard (Bertha), Marie Trynetta (Delbert Stover), Dale Edwin (Edna), Wayne Eugene (Mary Jane) and Paul Leo (Joan).

Tenis died in 1969. Grace died in 1989. They are buried in Silent City Cemetery, Monroe, Jasper County,

Tenis Van Wyk (1889-1969) X1915 Grace Eysink (1895-1989)

  1. Willis Richard Van Wyk (1917-2003) X1939 Bertha Louise Van Zomeren (1921)
    1. Kenneth Wayne Van Wyk (1940) X1958 Patricia Arm Van Der Hoek (1939)
      1. Jacquelyn Christina Van Wyk (1959-2011) X1984 John Wesley Gosnell (1955)
        1. Jennifer Elizabeth Gosnell (1988)
      2. Alexander Brent Van Wyk (1962) X1985 Sharon Lee Hintenneister (1955)
      3. Rhonda Lynne Van Wyk (1967) X1999 Thomas Joseph Hill (1966)
      4. Douglas Bryan Van Wyk (1969) X1992 Heather Ellen Heiting (1972)
        1. Anna Christine Van Wyk (1996)
        2. Jacob Steven Van Wyk (1999)
        3. Jessica Lauren Van Wyk (2000)
      5. Tonya Racquel Van Wyk (1970) X2003 Mark Allen Headlee (1967)
        1. Alexa Nikole Headlee (2000)
        2. Kaleb Joshua Headlee (2001)
    2. Janice Marie Van Wyk (1944) X1965 Hugh Ernest Elrod (1943)
      1. Scott Hugh Elrod (1966-1966)
      2. Timothy Hugh Elrod (1967) X1992 Jolene Michelle Stoltz (1967)
        1. Clayton Timothy Elrod (1996)
        2. Chase Maxwell Elrod (1998)
        3. Cole Bennett Elrod (2001)
        4. Carli Jo Elrod (2004)
      3. Jamie Louise Elrod (1970) X1993 Jeffrey Ryan Cole (1972)
        1. Jessica Marie Cole (1995)
        2. Jacob Jeffrey Cole (1997)
        3. Jackson Scott Cole (1999)
        4. Josiah Timothy Cole (2001)
      4. Kimberly Ruth Elrod (1974) X1995 Kelly Ryan Iverson (1972)
        1. Caleb Ryan Iverson (2001)
        2. Peyton Mark Iverson (2003)
        3. Jada Grace Iverson (2006)
    3. Roy Eugene Van Wyk (1946) X1969 Claudia Soetenga (1947)
      1. Tamera Michelle Van Wyk (1972) X1994 Matthew Ohm – divorced; 2x Darin Donald Dunn (1970)
        1. Morgan Laree Ohm (1995)
        2. Beau Alexander Ohm (1997)
        3. Meghan Joy Van Wyk (1978)
      2. Dirk Eysink Roy Van Wyk (1983) X2009 Jourdan Wright (1983)
  2. Marie Trynetta Van Wyk (1920-1999) X1948 Delbert Arthur Stover (1904-1980)
    1. Delores Marlene Stover (1949) X1974 Lynn Donahue (1944) — divorced
    2. Marvin Lee Stover (1950) X1971 Susan Ann Birkenholtz (1952)
      1. Tracy Ann Stover (1973) X1993 Darin Lane Clark (1970)
        1. Quinton Cole Clark (1991)
        2. Dakota Lane Clark (1993)
        3. Tristan Wyatt Clark (1997)
      2. Jeremy Lee Stover (1977) X1998 Romena Ling Cordero (1974)
        1. Ronan Keegan Stover (2005)
        2. Lochlan Cian Stover (2007)
      3. Nathan Lee Stover (1979)
      4. Kyle Lee Stover (1983) X2006 Lisa Marie Lenander (1982)
  3. Dale Edwin Van Wyk (1926-2007) X1948 Edna Goemaat (1928) – divorced; 2x Gloria Pachilla
    1. Linda Kay Van Wyk (1950) X1968 Keith Wesley Roorda (1947)
      1. Amy Lynn Roorda (1970) X1996 Brian Clark Mitchell (1969)
        1. Madeline Grace Mitchell (2000)
        2. Andrew James Mitchell (2003)
      2. Alexander Scott Roorda (1973) x2001 Darci L. Stein (1976)
        1. Drake Wesley Roorda (2003)
        2. Zachary Thomas Roorda (2006)
    2. Lloyd Dale Van Wyk (1952) X1971 Marie Elena De Haai (1953); 2X1990 Shelene Ardyth Klein (1961)
      1. Eric Lloyd Van Wyk (1974) X1999 Kristina Goass (1975)
        1. Starla Lynn Van Wyk (2004)
        2. Ryker Eric Van Wyk (2006)
      2. Angie Lee Van Wyk (1975) X2003 Tom Brinkman (1974)
        1. Gavin Thomas Brinkman (2004)
        2. Adysen Lee Brinkman (2006)
        3. Collin James Brinkman (2010)
      3. Jessica Marie Van Wyk ( 1977) X2000 Lee Shaver (1973)
        1. Jack Freeman Shaver (2002)
        2. Molly Marie Shaver (2004)
      4. Jeremy J. Klein (1982)
      5. Jennifer Lynn Klein (1986)
        1. Caroline Rose Dougherty (2005)
        2. Catherine Ann Dougherty (2006)
    3. Larry Edwin Van Wyk (1955) X1976 Cynthia Joan Van Haaften (1957)
      1. Brandon Trevor Van Wyk (1978)
      2. Amber Lee Van Wyk (1982) X2007 John Schubert (1982)
        1. Wyatt Michael Schubert (2008)
        2. Isaac John Schubert (2010)
      3. Ashley Jo Van Wyk (1984) X2009 Matthew Ray Lathrum (1985)
        1. Peyton Jolee Lathrum (2009)
    4. Lee Eugene Van Wyk (1958-1975)
  4. Wayne Eugene Van Wyk (1928-1988) X1949 Mary Jane Monster (1928) – divorced; 2X Arlene Ferguson
    1. David Eugene Van Wyk (1949) X1969 Patricia Louise Schuttinga (1950)
      1. Michael David Van Wyk (1970) X1993 Marnie Trerse Hengsbach ( 1970)
        1. Riley Michael Van Wyk (1996)
        2. Noah Jeffery Van Wyk (1999)
        3. Lilly Grace Van Wyk (2003)
      2. Matthew Wayne Van Wyk (1972) X1998 Jennifer Elizabeth Stokes ( 1972)
        1. Nicholas Matthew Van Wyk (2003)
        2. Elizabeth Joy Van Wyk (2005)
      3. Monte Lee Van Wyk (1975) X2003 Jodi Steenhoek ( 1976)
        1. Claire Donalee Van Wyk (2007)
        2. Katelyn Louise Van Wyk (2010)
      4. Marc Anthony Van Wyk (1979)
    2. Dennis Lee Van Wyk (1952-1952)
    3. Darlene Ruth Van Wyk (1953) X1975 Vernon Lee Uiterrnarkt (1954)
      1. Jason Grant Uiterrnarkt (1978) X1999 Jami Sue Kain (1977)
        1. Gracie Mae Uiterrnarkt (2000)
        2. Grant Ryan Uitermarkt (2003)
        3. Gretchen Sue Uiterrnarkt (2007)
      2. Jonathan Ryan Uiterrnarkt (1981) X2003 Abbigail Ann Kain (1983)
        1. Wyatt Marion Uiterrnarkt (2005)
        2. Tyler Wayne Uiterrnarkt (2007)
        3. Wayde Brady Uitermarkt (2009)
      3. Jordan Tyler Uitermarkt (1992)
      4. Jennifer Breann Uitermarkt (1995)
    4. Danny Wayne Van Wyk (1957) X1978 Lori Kingery; 2X 1987 Kelly Jean Beery LeGrand (1960); 3×2000 Debra JoAnn Stocker (1968)
      1. Austin Daniel Van Wyk (1989)
      2. Preston Dwayne Van Wyk (2001)
  5. Paul Leo Van Wyk (1929-1998) X1950 Joan Ruth Schuttinga (1931)
    1. Chris Alvin Van Wyk (1951) X1971 Ivonne Jolene De Jong (1952)
      1. Trevor Paul Van Wyk (1973) x1997 Angie Nicole Hulse (1974)
        1. Logan Chris Van Wyk (2001)
        2. Ryan Trevor Van Wyk (2004)
        3. Mason Steven Van Wyk (2007)
      2. Andrew Chris Van Wyk (1976) X2001 Meredith Jane Miller (1975)
        1. Anne Elizabeth Van Wyk (2005)
        2. Grant Andrew Van Wyk (2009)
      3. Brook Janelle Van Wyk (1978) X2005 Christopher George Giellis ( 1976)
        1. Jackson Van Giellis (2010)
    2. Kurt Alan Van Wyk (1954-2011) X1977 Mary Elizabeth Holden (1954)
      1. Aaron Paul Van Wyk (1981) X2006 Kristen Kilgallen (1982)
      2. Jordan James Van Wyk (1982) X2007 Crista Erickson (1982)
    3. Lara Sue Van Wyk (1957) X1977 Clifford Bayard Potter (1954)
      1. Winter Sage Potter (1981) X2007 Clancy Moore (1979)
      2. Cooper Bayard Potter (1983)
      3. Story Hope Potter (1987)
      4. Miraya J 0 Potter (1990)

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