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J & J King (#47396116)
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Bio Photo When I first joined Find A Grave it was to be able to create perpetual "Memorials" for my loved ones, both Family and Friends.

To me, Find a Grave is "NOT ONLY" to record names in cemeteries, or to let people know where their ancestors are buried.
It is also a way to "HONOR" those gone on before us!!!

I don't have a lot of entries on Find a Grave, and I'm not able to walk the cemeteries anymore, but I strive to get all the information I can on each person that I create a memorial for.
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Glen H. D.Y.
RE: Maria Conjong
Jackie,

That is true. How ever you want to do your own memorials is your choice. I run into that kind of a choice a lot when I'm listing my Dutch relatives if they had changed their name once they were in America. So if you only list them by their American name it makes it tough for those searching Dutch records, and if you list them by their Dutch name then people can't make the link to them here in America once they left Holland. My Great-Great Grandparents came to America in 1887 with the rest of my Great-Great Grandfather's family. The family's last name in Holland was Ganzeveld, but when they arrived here my Great-Great Grandparents changed it to Kansfield while the rest of the family left it as Ganzeveld or Ganseveld. This caused confusion for me while searching. So what do you list their last names as when putting them online where people can search. I guess you do what you did, which is put done what they went by in the country they lived in and just make a note about their other name.

Thanks,
Glen DeYoung
Added by Glen H. D.Y. on Jun 07, 2016 8:25 AM
Glen H. D.Y.
RE: Dirk Kok and Maria Conjong information
Jackie,

Good stuff. I'm sure what your saying about Dirk Kok's birth date and the Kok name is correct, so we'll go with that information on his page. Since Dirk's birth date is questionable on the marriage record, that also makes me unsure of the birth date of Maria(Conjong)Kok on that record. Since Maria's funeral card is closer to your date, we'll also go with that.
If you want more pictures of Cornelia Philepina Kok, I have two more that are different then the picture I put on her memorial page. I also have her obituary from 1919 if you want that.
I have an interesting story about Cornelia Philepina(Kok)Kortenhoeven that was told to me by my father in law Wesley. Wesley grew up as a young boy in a house next to his father's unmarried aunt and uncles, Marie, Nick, and Cornelius Kortenhoeven. These uncles and aunt were children of Cornelia Philepina(Kok) Kortenhoeven and Peter Kortenhoeven. Peter Kortenhoeven never made it to America, he died shortly before they came as a family to America in 1899. Anyway, The Kortenhoeven's first lived in Roseland, IL. for about 10 years and then moved to Munster, IN., where they built a big house and farmed. Cornelia lived with her three children in that house from 1912 when it was built until she died there in 1919. My father in law still lives in that house because his father Peter got the house when his last uncle died and then my father in law got it from his father when Peter died.
The story goes that when Cornelia(Kok) Kortenhoeven died in 1919, she was first buried in the Hope Cemetery in Highland, IN., because the family were all founding members of the church there, and members got free burial at the church cemetery there. Well the uncles were very very stubborn and hard headed people, so when they decided that the Hope Cemetery was not being maintained well enough, which they felt was disrepectful to the dearly departed who were buried there including their mother Cornelia, they took it upon themselves to dig her up and move her to where she is now buried, in The Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery. (The Kortenhoeven's were canal diggers over in Holland so I guess they were good at digging). They are all buried next to her there. The worst part about this ghoulish story was that while they were moving her, the box broke and she fell out. My father in law remembers the Kortenhoeven's as very unique people.
I am all Dutch as is my wife, so I am familiar with the name Kok. My wife and I up until recently were members of The 1st C.R.C. of Highland church which owns Hope Cemetery. We knew the Kok's that were also members of that church. They have past away in recent years, and are now buried in the Hope Cemetery in Highland, IN.
I would be interested in seeing anything you can send me about Dirk Kok and his family.
Can you add Maria(Conjong)Kok's birth location to her page Giessenburg (town), Giessenlanden (municipality), Zuid-Holland (province), Nehterlands. The original birth location of Giessen-Nieuwkerk has been changed to the above name in Holland.

This is my e-mail

gdeyoung@highlandchristian.org

Thank You for the information,
Glen DeYoung

Added by Glen H. D.Y. on Jun 02, 2016 9:48 AM
Glen H. D.Y.
Dirk Kok and Maria Conjong information
J & J King,

I received your edit request for Cornelia Kortenhoeven. I would like to add the two pages of her parents to Cornelia Kortenhoeven's page, but before you do that I would like to share the information I have about them with you so we can be sure that we have their information correct.
Cornelia Kortenhoeven is my wife's Great-Great Grandmother, so I have done a lot of research about the Kortenhoeven-Kok-Conjong families. The information I have for Dirk Kok and Maria Conjong comes from their marriage record from Holland of June 16,1832 (I can send you if you would like) which has Dirk Kok's birth date as Nov.29,1803 in Hardinxveld, Zuid-Holland and Maria Conjong's birth date as Jan.1,1810 in Giessen-Nieuwkerk, Zuid-Holland. Since they were both born before 1811 when birth records began to be required to be kept, I was not able to find an actual birth record for either, so this is the only goverment record that I know of. This is what I have put in my genealogical records. If you have other records that you know are different but correct I would like to know so I can correct my records. If not, I would like you to add your pages, but with the birth information from the Dutch marriage record instead of what you have now. But I also have information from my wife's father's cousin who went to Holland and had relatives over there give him information about the family. He was given a copy of Maria(Conjong)Kok's funeral card which gives a birth date close to what you have. The funeral card (which I put on Maria Kok's page)says that she was 83 years and 5 months old when she died on March 11,1893. That would put her birth date with in a day of what you have. I am pretty certain though that the birth date I have for Dirk Kok is correct. One interesting thing that my wife's relative was told during his visit was that Dirk Kok's father(Willem Kok)changed his surname to Kok (which means cook)from something unknown because he was hiding from the goverment to avoid military service. I have also put a picture of Maria(Conjong)Kok (which we also got from Holland)on her page.

Thank you for the pages, let me known what you think about this.
Glen DeYoung
Added by Glen H. D.Y. on Jun 01, 2016 10:57 AM
Stephen
John D Cobb
Cool to find info on my great-great-great-grandfather! Thank you!

Stephen Heinrich
Added by Stephen on Mar 20, 2016 8:37 PM
rhm
Don and Sylvia Fowler
Please add photo of Don and Sylvia to her memorial page..thanks!
Added by rhm on Feb 18, 2016 11:51 AM
Laci
Thank you!
Thank you so much for adding the King/William family cemetery. Since it is overgrown and on private property now, it could have easily been lost for years

My 5th great grandfather is Henry King 1792-1854. I was wondering if you are related and if you know more about his parents? On Ancestry I have his father as being Benjamin King 1768-1827, but I have no documentation to back that up.

Thank you for your time and sharing with rest us!
Laci
Added by Laci on Jan 26, 2016 7:42 AM
Tracy Thorne
King/Williamson Cemetery
I would love to know how to get to the King/Williamson Cemetery. My 3x Great Grandparents are buried there, as is my 4x Great Grandmother. They are William and Naomi Williamson and his mother Eve. From the picture you posted it may not be around much longer and I was thinking maybe I can try to repair it a little bit.

Thank you,
Tracy Thorne
Added by Tracy Thorne on Sep 18, 2015 11:43 AM
Carolyn Womack
Marguerite Layton
Thank you for the edit to add Marguerite's parents to her memorial. I really appreciate it. Are you related to the Hutto family? I'm a cousin of her husband, Jim Ike Layton.
Sincerely,
Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Womack on Apr 23, 2015 9:59 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
RE: Duplicate memorial
Thats great. FindaGrave takes awhile but they should get it fixed.
Tricia
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Sep 27, 2014 9:51 AM
Bill
Abi Eiland Hitchcock King
The source of my information concerning Abi is from a family Bible that Matthew Hall Hitchcock kept. My information was transcribed from his Bible. I have been to the cemetery, however, I did not find a marker for either her or her first husband. However, it is a very old cemetery and there are a lot of unmarked graves. By the way the other side of my family has Efurds in it.
Added by Bill on Aug 13, 2014 8:40 PM
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