Hendrik Willem (Henry) Kolenbrander and Martha De Bruin

(1861-1943) – (1871-1942)

He and his brother Gerhardus Bernardus moved from Michigan to Pella IA for, as they said, to look for ‘a good christian girl to marry’. They found them in the sisters De Bruin, daughters of Jan De Bruin (1838-1915) and Rikje Kolenbrander (1843-1919). Rikje was a daughter of Jan Kolenbrander (1809-1870) and Willempje Haalboom (1814-1893).

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