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Children of Isaac Van Gorkom and Christina Cornelia Sara Le Cocq (generation XUS-i51)
Isaac was son of Isaak Van Gorkom and Maria Oxenaar (IX-i21) and grandson of Isaak van Gorkom and Antonia van Hensbergen (VIII-i96).
XIUS-j75. Jean François
Jean François was certainly named after his grandfather Jean François Le Cocq. He was often called John, but sometimes Frank was used. John Frank was born in Lake Prairie Township, Pella, on 12 August 1875. In 1900 he lived in Orange City and attended school, while being a boarder. He married Josephine Debooy. She was born in 1875 too. He was a newspaper publisher for his profession. Josephine died in 1948 and was buried in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery in Jackson Township, near Geddes, Charles Mix County, South Dakota. John Frank died in July 1972 in Sioux Falls, Minehaha County, at the impressive age of nearly 98 years, and was buried in Pleasant Lawn as well. Their three children graduated at Geddes High School in Geddes. They are mentioned on the page about Pella generation XII.
Isaac -- son of Isaac, grandson of an Isaak and great-grandson of an Isaak -- was born in Lake Prairie Township, Pella, on 3 October 1877. He married Nellie Kunefke, daughter of William Paul Kunefke and Gertrude Hess. She was born in Corsica, Douglas County, South Dakota, on 25 September 1886. Her father was from Germany and was born in 1854. On internet the genealogy of the Kunefke/Konefke family can be found, in German. Some of their information concerning this branch was used in this article. The three children of Isaac and Nellie are listed on the page about Pella generation XII. According to the census record of 1930 they lived in Jackson Township, Geddes, Charles Mix County in South Dakota. Isaac passed away in Gilmore City, Humbol County, Iowa, in March 1975, meaning that he has also reached the impressive age of 97, just like his brother John Frank. Nellie died two years later in April 1977, "only" 90 years old.
XIUS-c79. Christian Cornelius
Christian Cornelius was born in Lake Prairie, Pella, on 13 July 1879. He married Grace, born in California on 24 February 1893. A son Harold was born in California in about 1915. Daughter Lois was born in Nebraska in about 1917, while the next child, called Paul, was born in California again in about 1919. In 1920 they lived in Tulare County. Christian Cornelius was a minister-baptist for his profession. Mother Grace died in San Jose, Santa Clara County, in August 1968. Christian died in Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, on 5 October 1979 at the respectable age of 100 years, beating both his elder brothers in age. Much more is told by himself in his memoirs, which you can read by clicking here (pdf-file of 1.66 MB—if you cannot open the document, then download Adobe Reader from www.adobe.com).
Maria was born on 16 February 1881. She passed away in Corsica, Douglas County, South Dakota in January 1974, nearly 93 years old. Both Mary and her sister Ethel stayed unmarried, it seems, and still lived in Douglas County with their parents in 1930.
XIUS-j83. Jacob Antoni
Jacob Antoni was born on 8 June 1883 (somewhere else 2 June is mentioned as his birthday). He married Marian M., born in Pennsylvania on 12 May 1892. In the 1930 census record of Milton Township, Wheaton City, Du Page County, Illinois, were mentioned two children, Paul H. and David A., both 5 years old and born in the state of Illinois. Like his brother Christian Cornelius, also Jacob Antoni was a minister for his profession. Paul H. and David A. (actually Pella generation XII) followed the example of their father and uncle and became minister for their profession as well. David was ministering in Twining, Arenac County, Michigan, and from 1960 until 1965 he became the 17th pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan. He left Manistique to pastor in Wentworth, Wisconsin. His twin brother pastored at Sault St. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan, around the same time (www.manistiquebethel.com). David and his wife Barbara had three children, Sheryl, Timothy and David (Pella generation XIII). Marian M., Jacob Antoni's wife, died in July 1977.
On the picture Reverend David A. Van Gorkom
XIUS-c85. Cornelia Sara
Cornelia Sara was born on 1 March 1885.
Ethel was born on 2 November 1893. Like her sister Mary she lived with her parents in Douglas County in 1930. Ethel was a dressmaker for her profession. She died in Davidson, SD, on 9 August 1945.