Looking to make connections with others researching the "Volhand" family originating in the Province of Groningen in the Netherlands.
There were at least six children of Jacob JANS and Trientje MEINDERS. They took the permanent surname of Volhand in the early 1800s. Prior to that time, the patronymic of JACOBS (from the father's given name)was used.
1. Jan Jacobs VOLHAND christened 10 Oct 1773; died 27 Sep 1852. Married Geessijn Frans EKENS on 24 Oct 1813 in Stedum, Groningen, Netherlands.
2. Meindert Jacobs VOLHAND.
3. Lambertus Jacobs VOLHAND christened 19 Nov 1780; died 1847. Married Jantje Hindriks KONING on 16 Mar 1809 in Middelbert, Groningen, Netherlands.
4. Pieter Jacobs VOLHAND christened 18 Apr 1784.
5. Gerhardus Jacobs VOLHAND born 27 Nov 1787; died 09 Jun 1822 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. Married Pietje Johannes WIJNGAARDEN on 06 May 1818 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands.
6. Trijntje Jacobs VOLHAND christened 21 Mar 1790in Westeremden, Groningen, Netherlands; died 19 Jan 1870. Married Jan Sikkes BONTEKOE on 04 Sep 1814 in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.
Trijntje Jacobs VOLHAND is my 5th great-grandmother. I have a lot of information about her descendants. Her daughter, Geertje BONTEKOE, married Wessel Sikkes REISEGER. Geertje's daughter, Anna Catharina REISEGER, wed Jan Hiddo OOSTERHUIS (known after immigration to Chicago, Illinois as John H. OSTERHAUS or OSTERHOUSE).
If you are related to this family, please contact me so we can share information. Thank you!
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