05 October 2014

Double Cousins Are Normal For Me

My great-great-grandparents Johann Hinrichs Frederichs Ufkes (1838-1924) and Noentje Lena (Grass) Ufkes (1848-1902) had nine children who grew to adulthood and married. The Ufkes family lived in Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois for most of their married life. They are buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hancock County.

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)
Trientje Aslena Ufkes (1877-1934)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' sister
  • Spouse Wilhelm Janssen Schuster (1872-1919)
  • Wilhelm was the daughter of Altje Goldenstein Schuster (my gg grandfather Goldenstein's sister)
Lena Christena Ufkes (1879-1909)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' sister
  • Spouse Poppo Fooken (1870-1914)
  • Not a relative to me!
Henry Janssen Ufkes (1881-1949)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' brother
  • Spouse Altje Garrelts (1886-1972)
  • Altje was the daughter of Wilhelmina Goldenstein Garrelts (my gg-grandfather Goldenstein's sister)
Gerhard J. Ufkes (1883-1951)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' brother
  • Spouse Anna Huls (1892-1930)
  • Anna was the granddaughter of Sarke Tjarks Fecht Huls (my gg-grandfather Janssen's sister)
Eielt J. Ufkes (1885-1970)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' brother
  • Spouse Antje Schuster (1887-1966)
  • Antje was the daughter of Altje Goldenstein Schuster (my gg-grandfather Goldenstein's sister)
Bertus J. Ufkes (1887-)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' brother
  • Spouse Margaret Wetterich (1898- )
  • No relation to me
George J. Ufkes (1889-1971)--my great-grandfather Ufkes' brother
  • 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).
Frederich J. Ufkes (1893-1960)--my great-grandfather
  • Spouse Trientje Janssen (1896-1986)



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