Tienkamp Family Tree in English by Nevill Meads

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The Dutch part of the Family Tree was done by Paul Tienkamp in Holland.
He gave every person a number from the oldest down to the youngest. By the time it reached your parents we were running out of numbers. Therefore the seven children of Egbert and Geessiena, we have given letters. All of the decendants and married partners follow with that letter.
Willem (Bill) Tienkamp is 1A. His wife Alma is 2A There children, Greta and Bert are 3A and 4A. The rest of their children, spouses and grandchildren follow in line.
Gert Tienkamp is 1B. Loyis, his wife is 2B. There son Bruce is 3B and his wife is 4B
Dien Tienkamp is 1C. Her first husband is 2C and her second husband is 3C. The children from the first marriage are Siena 4C, Pat 5C and Erita 6C. The rest of their children, spouses and grandchildren follow in line.
Rie Tienkamp is 1D. Her husband Charlie is 2D. Their daughter Susanne is 3D. The rest of the children, spouses and grandchildren follow in line.
Harmtien Tienkamp is 1E and her husband George is 2E. Their children, Ann and Steve are 3E and 4E.
The rest of the children, spouses and grandchildren follow in line.
John Tienkamp is 1F and his wife Doreen is 2F. Their children, Alen and Norman are 3F and 4F. The rest of the children, spouses and grandchildren follow in line.
Anne Tienkamp is 1G and her husband Dawson is 2G. Their daughter Barbara is 3G. The rest of the children, spouses and grandchildren follow in line.
The graph of the Family Tree is to large to put names in. Therefore everyone is shown by their number.
If there are any corrections, births, weddings or deaths, please let us know.

Origin of The Tienkamp Surname

This Information was provided by Paul Tienkamp of Holland. All of the research of the Tienkamp Family Tree in Holland was done by him.
The name Tienkamp originates from the Tienkamp Farm in Noordbarge near Emmen in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands.
This farm (or what is left of it ) is located in the place now called “Stortweg” and “ De Kampen “ near the former dairy.
The name of this farm has been in existence for many centuries now. The oldest document that was found, to this date, concerns a Pol Harms whose so called “ lijkpredikatie “ (funeral ) took place on August 18, 1679.
Since then, the name Tienkamp occurs more often. The name was spelled, “Tynkamp “, “Thyencamp “, or “ Thyncamp “.

There are two families named Tienkamp
* The children and grandchildren of “ Roelof “ Tienkamp from Den Ham
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The descendants of “ Gerrit “ Tienkamp from Dalen.

* Roelof Tienkamp
Paul Tienkamp’s great-great-grandfather, Roelof Jans Engberts, calling himself Tienkamp, was born in 1771 in Den Ham ( Overjissel ). Due to the bankruptcy of his father, Egbert , the family separated. His mother, Janna Jurriens, his brother Jurrien (1773 ) and probably Roelof himself, moved in with Gerrit Hendriks Thynkamp in Noortbarge in 1786. Jurrien married Jantien Gerrits, a daughter of Gerrit Thyncamp in 1796. Jurrien later on used the surname Engberts.

* Gerrit Tienkamp

Gerrit Hindriks ( approx. 1721 ) was born in Dalen (Drenthe). He lived in” Noortbarge “ in house number 133 and had to pay taxes as a “keuter” ( small farmer ). The following was written in the “haardsteden ( tax ) register “ about his son Jan Gerrits: “ Arm, heeft nog koeij, nog gesaaij “ ( poor, but has one cow and has done some seeding )