Person:Pieter Steegenga (1)

m. 9 Sep 1875
  1. Foppe Stegenga1877 - 1951
  2. Pieter Steegenga1878 - 1948
  3. Jantje Steegenga1881 - 1882
m. 15 May 1909
  1. Otto Stegenga1911 - 1973
  2. Richard Stegenga1915 - 1975
  3. Gertrude Stegenga1918 - 2012
Facts and Events
Name Pieter Steegenga
Immigrant Name Peter Stegenga
Gender Male
Birth[1] 3 Dec 1878 Allingawier, Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
Immigration[2] 15 Jun 1909 New York City, New York, United StatesEllis Island
Occupation? 1909 Makkum, Wonseradeel, Friesland, NetherlandsBoerenbedrijf
Marriage 15 May 1909 Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlandsto Trijntje Ploegstra
Occupation? 1917 Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United StatesFarming
Military[4] Bet 1917 and 1918 Sioux, Iowa, United States World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Census[5] 1940 Rock, Sioux, Iowa, United StatesUnited States Census, 1940
Death[3] 23 Feb 1948 Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States
Burial[3] 26 Feb 1948 Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley, Sioux, Iowa, United States

Peter was born as Pieter Steegenga on 3 December 1878 in Wonseradeel, Friesland (birthcertifcate # A412)

Last rites will be held this afternoon (Thursday) for Peter Stegenga, 69, who died at his home here Monday of this week. Services will be held at the home and 1:30 and at the Christian Reformed church at 2 p.m. Dr. H . Kuiper will officiate. Peter Stegenga. was born in Friesland, Holland on December 6, 1878 and spent his boyhood there. Just before he left Holland in 1907, he was married to Trinyte Ploegstra. The newly weds came directly to Sioux county upon arrival in the United States and Mr. Stegenga engaged in farming near Hull for a period of nine years. He next moved to a farm north of Rock Valley and engaged in farming in this area until 1941, at which time he moved into town. Born to the Stegengas were six children, one deceased in infancy. Survivors include his widow, three daughters and two sons. The children are as follows: Otto of Rock Valley; Lena (Mrs. Shirk Jouwstra) of Tyler, Minn. Jessie Mrs. John Mulder) of Rock Valley, Richard and Gertrude of Rock Valley. A brother, Frank of Holland, Michigan, also survives. Mr. Stegenga was a member of the Christian Reformed church here.

  1. Birth, in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand
    Akte : A 412.
  2. New York, United States. New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924. (FamilySearch Record Search).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Burial, in Find A Grave.
  4. United States. Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509, 1987-1988).
  5. United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).