Person:Gerardus de Beij (3)

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Gerardus de Beij
d.Feb 1920
m. 28 May 1842
  1. Pietertje de Beij1843 -
  2. Albertien de Beij1845 - 1847
  3. Gerardus de Beij1848 - 1920
  4. Derk de Beij1851 -
  5. Albert de Beij1861 - 1937
m. 1869
  1. Lena de Bey1870 - 1947
  2. Frank Gerald de Beij1872 - 1938
  3. Jenny de Bey1875 - 1954
  4. John George de Bey1878 - 1951
  5. Joe de Bey1881 - 1904
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Name Gerardus de Beij
Immigrant Name George DeBey
Gender Male
Birth? 21 jul 1848 Gasselternijveen, Gasselte, Drenthe, Netherlands
Marriage 1869 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesto Teitje De Graaf
Emigration? 23 Feb 1869 Liverpool, Lancashire, Englands.s. Louisiana
Residence? 1876 Fulton, Illinois, United States
Census[1] 1880 Fulton, Illinois, United States
Immigration[2] 10 Aug 1892 s.s. Spaarndam
Census[4] 1900 Fulton, Illinois, United States
Census[3] 1910 Doon, Lyon, Iowa, United States
Census[5][10] 1915 Doon, Lyon, Iowa, United States
Death[12] Feb 1920
Burial[11] 2 Mar 1920 Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

GEORGE DeBEY George de Bey, general merchant, also senior partner of the hardware firm of De Bey & Van Dallen, at Fulton City. Mr. de Bey in his individual store carries an extrensive stock of general merchandise and is also agent for ocean steamship liens, and for the Germania and New York Underwriters’ Fire Insurance Companies. The firm of De Bey & Van Dallen carry a well assorted stock of shelf and heavy hardware and agricultural implements. Mr. de Bey is a native of Holland and was born July 21, 1848 in Gasselternijveen, Drenthe, and is the son of John and Angeline (de Jonge) de Bey. He emigrated to America in februari 1869, came directly to Chicago, where he learned the trade of mason and plasterer, at which he worked in that city for eight years. In the fall of 1876 he came to Fulton and engaged as contractor and builder. Among the building which he erected may be mentioned the new dormitory of Northern Illinois College and others. In April, 1877, he established his mercantile house and has carried it on continuously since. The following year he added hardware and farm machinery to his other business, and in April, 1881, formed the existing partnership with Mr. John Van Dallen in the hardware and farm implement business. Mr. de Bey’s stock in his general store averages about $7,000, while in the hardware tore the stock holds at about $3,500. He was married in Chicago in September, 1869, to Miss Teitje de Graff, daughter of Franke de Graff. Mrs. De Bey was born in Holland and came to America in 1869. They have five children, three boys and two girls, -- Lena, Frank, Jennie, John and Joe. Mr. and Mrs. De Bey are members in full standing of the American Reformed Church, of which Mr. de Bey has been an Elder nearly eight years. Mr. DeBey votes with the Republican party, of which he is an earnest supporter. He is a thorough business man in all his ways, and has succeeded in his undertakings so well that he is reckoned among the leading merchants of Fulton. [Transcribed by Marji Turner from Portraits & Biographical 1885 Pg 646] http://www.genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/biosD.html

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    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXKB-NPX : 13 August 2016), Geradus De Bey, Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 196, sheet 35B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0258; FHL microfilm 1,254,258.

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    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65P-H4X : 6 December 2014), Geo. De Bey, 10 Aug 1892; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Spaarndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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    "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGM7-N2H : accessed 5 August 2017), George De Bey, Doon, Lyon, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 60, sheet 3B, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 406; FHL microfilm 1,374,419.

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    "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSCS-5NS : accessed 5 August 2017), George De Bay, Fulton Township Fulton city Ward 1-3, Whiteside, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 144, sheet 22A, family 447, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,352.

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    "Iowa State Census, 1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK45-TKQ3 : 5 October 2016), George De Bay, 1915; citing Doon, Lyon, Iowa, United States, card no. 485, Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,462,607.

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  7.   OP 20 OOTOBER GAAT ER EEN EXCURSIE VAN VERSCHEIDENE PUNTEN NAAR GOTHLMD, ZUID TEXfIS. KOOP UW TICKETS OVER DE CIIICAGO ROCK ISLAND RAILROAD NAAR ALVIN, TEXAS. Inlichting. Boekjes, Kaarten, enz. worden gaarne verstrekt door de tas CaUmizalion Co., Orange Cily, la. G. Vax Ameroxg ex, A. Vax Dek Meide. W. Vax Ameroxgex President. Secretary. General Agent. Ook door 11. De Kruif, Ju.. A. Laxdiiuis, B. J. Veneklasex. Zeeland, Mich.. J. Smitteks, 253 Ca?s Avenue, Grand Rapids, Micli., Jonx Kerkhof, Ilolland, Mich.; J. Buoekema, adres Siegel. Cooper & Co., Chicago, 111., R. J. BÓerma, 11110 Mich. Avenue, Roseland, 111., Geo. De Bey, Fulton, Ulinois.
  8.   Mr.*. Geo. de Bey van Doon, die onlangs te Chicago eene ernstige operatie onderging, en daarop bij zijn broeder Albert hier eene poos doorbracht, gevoelt zich thans vrij wel en denkt deze week huiswaarts te keren.
  9.   —Heden, Donderdag, 6 November, hopen te Telford, Pa., in het huwelijk te treden Mr. Geo. De Bey van Doon, Lyon Co., Iowa, en Mts. S. A. Schilstra van Telford. De familie leden, vrienden en bekenden der bruid alhier nemen deze gelegenheid te baat, Mr. en Mrs. De Bey al het goede te wenschen. Het is nog niet bekend alwaar Mr. De Bey zich zal vestigen.
  10. FULTON, 111. — Maart is onbestendig: zonneschijn, wind, regen, sneeuw, robins, meadow larks, blackbirds, allen voorloopers van de lente. De ijsbrug, midden Dec. gelegd, is verdwenen. De verhuizing is voorbij en de farmers maken zich gereed voor het voorjaars werk. De flu is weer over. Den 2n dezer had hier de begrafenis plaats van Mr. Geo. De Bey. Hij heeft hier vele jaren gewoond »-n de Kern. bediend als ouderling. De gem. heeft veel aan zijn ijver en energie te danken. Dss. Frieling en Van Westenburg leidden de begrafenisdiensten. Den 13n dezer had de begrafenis plaats van Ds. D. J. De Bey,-broeder van voornoemde, ook onder leiding van Ds. Frieling. Dus twee broeders binnen twee weken.
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