Thursday, February 23, 2012


October 29, 1920
Fulton Journal

First Holland Child Born in Fulton Died Thursday--Funeral Monday Afternoon.

Mrs. Jacob Buikema, who had been in poor health for a long time, died Thursday forenoon at her home on Fourteenth avenue.
Mrs. Buikema, whose maiden name was Kate Hoving, was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoving, and was born in this city July 22,1859, and was the first person of Holland parents born in Fulton. February 10, 1881, she was married to Jacob Buikema. After her marriage with her husband she resided in Ustick and later moved to a farm in Fenton, near Denrock. Thirteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Buikema retired and moved to Fulton, and erected a home on Fourteenth avenue.
Mrs. Buikema was a good woman, clearly attached to her home and esteemed by her friends as a generous and kind-hearted person.
She leaves her husband, two daughters, Mary, the wife of Albert Dost and resides in Deer Creek, Minn, and Alice who married William Kamphuis and lives in Fulton, and two sons, William of Gardenplain and John at home.
The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the house and at 1:30 at the First Reformed church conducted by Rev. H. Frieling. The burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.