Arlene (Renkema) De Boer

Arlene (Renkema) De Boer

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Arlene De Boer formerly Renkema
Born 1940s.
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  • Arlene Renkema was born on January 17, 1943 in Grootegast. She is the daughter of William Renkema and Janice Boonstra. She emigrated with her parents and sisters to the United States coming across on the Waterman. They arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey on May 5, 1955. They took the train to Hudsonville Michigan where they stayed by her uncle Gary for a month till her parents bought a house in Hudsonville. At age 19 she married 28 year old Robert De Boer on September 21, 1962.


  • Birth Date: January 17, 1943 Grootegast, Place of Birth: Grootegast, Name of Child: Akke, Sex: Female, Father: Willem Renkema, Mother: Janke Boonstra[1]


  • Marriage: September 21, 1962, Bridegroom: Robert De Boer, Age of Bridegroom: 28 years, Place of Birth: Marum, Groningen, Netherlands, Father of Bridegroom: Willem De Boer, Mother of Bridegroom: Froukje VanderWier, Bride: Arlene Renkema, Age of Bride: 19 years, Place of Birth: Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands, Father of Bride: William Renkema, Mother of Bride: Janice Boonstra. Married in First Chr. Ref. Church, Hudsonville, Michigan, Rev. John Blankenspoor officiating.[2]


  1. Source: In possession of Birth Certificate
  2. Source: Kent County Marriage Licence
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On 4 Mar 2019 at 15:30 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi, would you like to join our mini challenge ? Quest for Great-Grandparents and Gedcom help: Dutch Edition-Nederlandse editie All help is welcome !

On 22 Dec 2018 at 02:03 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:


Did you know our first annual Scan-a-Thon 2019 is almost starting ? It will last 72 hours from 11 January-14 January 2019, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Scan-a-Thon Team hope to see you soon !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team :)

On 1 Oct 2018 at 16:35 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Flying Dutch(wo)man..thanks for a great Source-a-Thon 2018 !

On 28 Sep 2018 at 13:45 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi everyone... Source-a-thon started.... woohoo .... during the Source-a-Thon it would be most handy I guess if we all would use our chat, so hope to see you all here and let's get it started ! Good luck and have fun everyone !! And don't forget to use the tracker !

On 5 Sep 2018 at 20:27 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Arlene,

Did you know our third annual Source-a-Thon 2018 is almost starting ? It will last 72 hours from 28 September-1 October 2018, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Source-a-Thon Team hope to see you soon !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team

ps: And after some time and working on connecting and sourcing, we now are connected and related Arlene ! Arlene and Bea are 8th cousins once removed ! :)

On 1 May 2018 at 00:20 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi Arlene!

I see Enoch found the connection between you and him! Wow. Enoch is one of a kind. How are you Arlene. Hope all is well.

I m here to get you into our next DRP challenge. :) Here is our invitation:

Hey Hello!

How do you pass on freedom?

The DRP organizes our Annual Liberation Day Challenge again. Please join us!

Challenges are mainly meant to get to know each other better and to have fun with each other.

Again this year, we try again to give great resistance heroes a nice profile on WT, because they deserve it, also to provide them with ancestors and we also try to connect them to "our" WT.

Would you like to help? You are very welcome !

The Dutch Roots Challenge Project.

On 27 Apr 2018 at 19:50 GMT Enoch Stuivenberg wrote:

Hi Arlene, I have found the relationship between me and you, Enoch and Arlene are fifth cousins once removed

Enoch Stuivenberg and Arlene (Renkema) De Boer are both descendants or Sjoerd (Hendriks) de Roos.

On 22 Mar 2018 at 18:51 GMT Joop van Belzen wrote:

Hi Arlene,

Did you know there's a Spring Clean-a-Thon organized ? It will last 72 hours in the weekend of 21-23 April 2018, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Clean-a-Thon Team

And..that's not all, we also will have our Dutch Roots Hoogovens Hotshots Challenge next week from 27 March – 2 April, so if you want to have some fun and work on something different for a change, you're very welcome to join us !

Greets from the Netherlands ,

The Dutch Roots Project Team


Wist je al dat er een Spring Clean-a-Thon wordt georganiseerd? Het duurt 72 uur en is in het weekend van 21-23 april 2018, een grote gebeurtenis hier kun je je registreren en aangezien je lid bent van ons project, misschien heb je zin in een leuk weekend samen en om gezellig met ons mee te doen? Hier is ons Flying Dutchmen Clean-a-Thon Team

En ... dat is nog niet alles, volgende week hebben we de Dutch Roots Hoogovens Hotemototen Challenge! (van 27 maart tot 2 april). Dus als je wat plezier wilt hebben en voor de verandering aan iets anders wilt werken, je bent natuurlijk van harte welkom om met ons mee te doen!

Groetjes uit Nederland,

Het Dutch Roots Project Team

On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:39 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 17 Jan 2018 at 05:29 GMT Christopher McEvoy wrote:

Hi Arlene ,

I see we are 5th cousin 1x removed. I was also able to add you to my ancestry family tree. Great to meet another cousin :) .. I live in Ontario Canada.

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Arlene is 36 degrees from Kylie Haese, 29 degrees from Maureen O'Hara and 26 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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