Herman Hendrik (Henry or Hank) Thiessens

Herman Hendrik (Henry or Hank) Thiessens
Herman Hendrik Thiessens was born January 1, 1919 at 1051 Downington Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He was the second son born to Herman Thiessens and Henderika Folkers.  He was given an LDS Blessing May 2, 1920 by LeGrande Richards at Sugar House Ward, Granite Stake. Five years later, the...
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2013 Heritage Matters-1: Joseph Hyrum Thiessens

2013 Heritage Matters-1: Joseph Hyrum Thiessens
Joseph Hyrum Thiessens By Golden V. Adams Jr. [As told to the author by Henrietta Thiessens, about 1962] It was a nice clear winter day in January.  The snow that was lying on the ground glistened as if it were manna from heaven.  This was the day a blessing from heaven...
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2013 Heritage Matters-1: Folkert T. Folkers and Hilje Mulder

2013 Heritage Matters-1: Folkert T. Folkers and Hilje Mulder
Parentage: Folkert Teunis Folkers was born 12 Jan 1859 in Groningen, Netherlands. He was the oldest of six children—four boys and two girls—born to Teunis Folkers and Foekje Severien. The father, Teunis, was a ship’s captain and his ship was lost in the North Sea of the Atlantic Ocean on 23...
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2013 Heritage Matters-1: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

By Arlene Thiessens Terry, President What was more fun than a wide open field, a warm breeze, and a dancing kite? For our young fliers, it was an educational adventure. They learned about science, physics, history, culture, weather and ecology without even thinking hard. And for us Adults, it was a...
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Hermannus (Herman) Thiessens--Our Common Ancestor

Hermannus (Herman) Thiessens--Our Common Ancestor
Hermannus Thiessens aka Herman Thiessens was born December 12, 1876, the third son of Antoon Thiessens and Willemke de Jong in Groningen city, Groningen province, The Netherlands.  He was, by profession, a furniture maker. He married (1) Hendrikje (Reka) Mulder on November 1, 1900 in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands who was the...
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