Their youngest child was my great-grandfather--Fred Ufkes. Seven of his siblings married individuals who were also related to me through three of my other great-grandparents. Double cousins were normal to me.
Here's a brief rundown of the double relationships.
Johann Ufkes (1879-1955)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' brother
- Spouse Elske Huls (1879-1949)
- Elske was the daughter of Sarke Tjarks Fecht Huls (my ggg-grandmother Janssen's sister)
- Spouse Wilhelm Janssen Schuster (1872-1919)
- Wilhelm was the daughter of Altje Goldenstein Schuster (my gg grandfather Goldenstein's sister)
- Spouse Poppo Fooken (1870-1914)
- Not a relative to me!
- Spouse Altje Garrelts (1886-1972)
- Altje was the daughter of Wilhelmina Goldenstein Garrelts (my gg-grandfather Goldenstein's sister)
- Spouse Anna Huls (1892-1930)
- Anna was the granddaughter of Sarke Tjarks Fecht Huls (my gg-grandfather Janssen's sister)
- Spouse Antje Schuster (1887-1966)
- Antje was the daughter of Altje Goldenstein Schuster (my gg-grandfather Goldenstein's sister)
- Spouse Margaret Wetterich (1898- )
- No relation to me
- Spouse Tena Bruns (1895-1984)
- Tena was the granddaughter of Ubbe Gerdes Bruns (brother of my ggg-grandmother Fecht)
- Tena was also the granddaughter of Wilhelmina Goldenstein Garrelts ( my gg-grandfather Goldenstein's sister).
- Spouse Trientje Janssen (1896-1986)