William Hermens

Cemetery:Visitation Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon
Birth:Fri Oct 22 1830
Death:Fri Dec 15 1916
Plot #SW396


Son of Antone Hermens and Cornelia (Thoonen) van Dijk (his 2nd wife)

Born October 21, 1830 in Zeeland Holland

Died December 14, 1916 at Verboort, Oregon

Married Catherine Natalia Muelemans in 1861 at De Pere, Wisconsin (1840-1911)

William & Catherine's children:

Antone m: Anne Joosten

Rosalina Victoria m: John Bernards

Louis m: Wilhemina Krieger

Cornelius m: Jane Joosten

Cornelia m: John Peters

Constance Frances m: John VanDyke

Peter m: Nettie VanDerVelden

Adelia Maria Sister Julianna (St. Mary's of the Valley)

Pauline Elizabeth m: Peter Krieger

William (Willie) Jr. Passed away at age 13 (SW397)

Petronella (Nellie) Passed away at a young age

Brothers and Sisters:

Henry - from 1st wife

Martin - from 2nd wife


William Hermens came to America by sail ship in 1857 when he was 27 years old. He worked as a sailor for his passage to New York. His daughter, Constance, often related to her son Joseph F. VanDyke, how her father would climb up the masts to take in the sails when the weather was stormy. He arrived in De Pere Wisconsin in 1857. He married Catherine Natalia Muelemans at De Pere in 1861 and they came west by the newly completed railroad to Portland, Oregon and settled near Verboort on Dec 26, 1883.

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