Nellie (Petronella) J Vandyke
Nellie “Petronelia” VanDyke (Vandehey) was born June 3, 1902, to Antone and Maria (Smith) Vandehey North Plains, Oregon. The family moved to Roy, Oregon where Nellie grew up. November 17, 1920, she married Theodore M VanDyke at Roy Oregon. She moved to St Paul, Oregon on Ted's farm. Nellie spent her life as a homemaker for their family of 16 children. They lived in St Paul for 48 years farming multiple crops. Ted retired in 1967, and he and Nellie moved back to Washington County, building a house on Long Road near Cornelius, Oregon. She still played homemaker to the family for many get togethers, as most of the children moved back to Washington County prior to Ted's and Nellie's retirement. Nellie died on April 21, 1983, at the age of 81.