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Four Generations of the Heitink Family
Hendrika, Arnold, Gerrit holding Rosalie and Gerald Heitink circa 1929

Kramer, Roots, Heitink and Vanderlinden
Family History

New to the site? No problem! The best way to find information, pictures or documents for your family is to use the search boxes at the upper left corner of the main page and locate the person you are looking for. Each person has their individual page and you will see anything connected to them there. Once on the individual pages, you can also click on the children's or parents' names to see those pages. Photo's are always at the bottom. You are welcome to scroll through the photo's or obituaries links to the left but you will scroll through literally hundreds of them to find the people you are looking for and that can take a LOT of time.

This family history site is dedicated to four main families. My dad's side: Kramer and Roots and my Mom's side: Heitink and Vanderlinden. My ancestors on the Kramer side originate from Dalum, Germany and the Heitink side was from Ede, Holland.

This site has many useful features that are not immediately obvious. Feel free to spend a little time looking down each item in the menu. You can even create your own charts and ancestry trees and find out if (and how) you are related to some of the famous relatives you see on the site and see who shares your Birthday or Anniversary.

Gerrit and Hendrika Heitink, circa 1910
Gerrit and Hendrika Heitink, circa 1910

Most people enjoy the "Notable People and Mysteries" section to the left where you can see the not-so-common ways some people have passed away and also where you can see the famous or significant relatives we have in the tree.

Thank you for taking a moment to check out my Family Tree. I've had (and am still having) a lot of fun "treasure hunting" for documents, information and especially old pictures of our family. -Stephanie Kramer-Smith

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Feature Articles

feature 1 Leonard Vanderlinden Family History The first Vanderlinden family to be started in America. Leonard arrived in April of 1847 as a young child with his parents and five siblings. Adopting one child, he married twice and raised his family in pella, Iowa.

William VanBeek Vanderlinden Family History The story of William, who was adopted by Leonard Vanderlinden shortly after his mother died in 1869.

feature 2 Famous Ancestors and Notable Deaths There are many notable ancestors in our family as well as many out of the ordinary deaths.

feature 3 Bernhardt Hendrick Kramer Family History Originating in Germany, My Great, Great, Great Grandparents arrived in about 1859 and soon settled in Saint Louis, Missouri then relocated to Altus, Arkansas. Most were coal miners and farmers and are now spread around parts of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas and Iowa.

NEW! Joseph Kramer Family History The story of my great, great grandfather's family who arrived from Germany in 1859 and settled in St. Louis, Missouri then then in Altus, Arkansas in 1881.

feature 4 Gerrit Heitink Family History The first Heitink family originated from Ede, Holland before Gerrit and his family arrived in October of 1892 on the S.S. Dubbeldam. They settled in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

NEW! Arnoldas Heitink Family History The story of my great, great grandfather who arrived in America, raised five children, became a successful well-known tailor and sadly committed suicide for unknown reasons at the age of 62.

 
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