Post Card of Hattem Square with Water Pump where the Bultman children played before coming to America in 1913. Picture is about 1950.

These are the descendants of Marten and Anna Bultman.
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HISTORY:

The story begins in Hattem, Holland where Marten Bultman, son of Jan and Jannigje Bultman married Anna Maria Van Der Zwaan. Marten, at age 39 left his wife and 5 children and travelled to America arriving on 4 March 1910. This is from the records at Ellis Island.On 25 August 1913, Anna and her five children arrived on the Holland-America liner Noordam, in steerage, with her five children. They traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin where Marten had made a home for them. However, it was only 6 years later that Marten succumbed from silicosis after working at the Nash Motor Car factory in Kenosha. According to family legend, it was Mr. Nash who paid for Marten's funeral and brought groceries to the family home which had now grown with 3 more mouths to feed.

In 1922 the family decided to move to a warmer climate and headed for Southern California arriving in Los Angeles about the first of December, 1922. With the help of the local Christian Reformed Church, friends from Holland and others, the family established itself permanently in Los Angeles. Eventually all the girls and one son married and established families.

Now Marten and Anna's offspring has grown with children and grandchildren to more than 60 plus spouses. We're glad you came to visit and if you have any questions, feel free to email Richard Bultman.


Late News About Marten Bultman:
1 Oct 2001- In a conversation with my one of my cousins the other day, she related a story her mother told her. It seems that one of the reasons why Marten Bultman left Hattem was because his shop and home burned to the ground. Evidently he was a baker who early one morning went downstairs to the shop and "fluffed a sack of flour". In those days there was no electric lights and homes and businesses in rural areas were, for the most part lit by oil lamps. Evidently the flour sack ignited and Marten barely had time to get his wife and four children out of the house. In support of this, my father, Joe Martin Bultman had a burn scar on his left forearm about 8 inches by 4 inches. He never spoke of how it happened just that it happened while in Hattem as a child.

Further, in a book my father wrote in 1953 after a trip to Hattem with my mother, he indicated that "we went to the grocery store that his dad owned". It was still there and still owned then by the people Marten sold the store to. Evidently there must have been a bakery as part of the grocery store.

Name of Person
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Spouse
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Marten Bultman There is no known picture of Marten Born: 23 Jan 1870, Oldebroek, Holland
Married: 8 Oct 1899, Hattem, Holland
Died: Nov 1919, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Anna Maria Van Der Zwaan
Born: 8 Oct 1877, Hattem, Holland
Died: 14 Mar 1961, Los Angeles, CA
 
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Children    
John Bultman
Picture is of (l-r) Harry, Joe, Anna and John Bultman. Taken about 1959 on Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA.


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Born: 18 Aug 1901, Hattem, Holland
Married: Unmarried
Died: 25 Jun 1979
None - No additional pages Family records show date of birth as 18 Aug 1900 and death as 27 June 1979. Ellis Island records show arrival on 25 Aug 1913 at age 11. No
Gerrit (Harry) Bultman
Picture is of (l-r) Harry, Joe, Anna and John Bultman. Taken about 1959 on Hoover Street, Los Angeles, CA.

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Born: 23 Dec 1901, Hattem, Holland
Married: Unmarried
Died: 31 Jul 1978
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Joe Martin Bultman
With a banjo in his hand this photo was taken about 1925 and placed on a postcard. The message read "red Hot Mama" she plays the drum, sax and fiddle. She makes baldheaded men part their hair in the middle.
I guess you had to be there

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Born: 2 Feb 1904, Hattem, Holland
Married: 1 Jun 1930, Los Angeles, CA
Died: 21 Jun 1982, San Marcos, CA
Dorothy Kramer
Born: 14 Dec 1906, Chicago, IL
Died: 15 Jan 1991
, Artesia, CA

1 Child - Richard

2 Grandchildren -Alex/Carolyn

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Mabel Bultman
This is a picutre of Mabel and Gertrude Bultman taken I believe in 1918-1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin before moving to California. Gertrude on left, Mabel on right.
Roll over Thumnail for larger photo Born: 24 Sep 1905, Hattem, Holland
Married: To Be Determined
Died: 14 Nov 1985
Frank De Young
Born: 17 March 1905
Died: about 1988, Los Angeles, CA

2 Children- Robert & Richard

Numerous grandchildren

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Gertrude Bultman
This is a picutre of Mabel and Gertrude Bultman taken I believe in 1918-1919 in Kenosha, Wisconsin before moving to California. Gertrude on left, Mabel on right.

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Born: 15 Jul 1908, Hattem, Holland
Married: Date Unknown, Los Angeles, CA
Died: 1997, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Van Noord
Born: 2 Apr, 1911
Died: 12 Feb 1985, Los Angeles, CA

1 Child - Carol Ann

3 Grandchildren

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Margaret Bultman

Born: 19 Jan 1915, Kenosha, WI
Married: Date Unknown
Died: Living

John Van Boven
Born: Date Unknown

Died: Date Unknown, Sacramento, CA

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Jennie Bultman
Picture is of Jennie Bultman with husband Jim Ornee and their 3 children. From l-r, Michael, Ron and dad is holding the baby, Bruce. About 1952

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Born: 22 Oct 1916, Kenosha, WI
Married: 5 May 1944, Los Angeles
Died: Living

Married: about 1985

James (Jacob) Ornee
Born: 11 Oct 1915, Grand Rapids, MI
Died: 24 Oct 1976, Los Angeles, CA

William Zoetewey
Born: 10 Jul 1913
Died: Living

3 Chldren- Ronald, Michael, Bruce

From Ron:
Steve, Kimberly


No children

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Betty Bultman
Picture of Betty Bultman, her husband Earl Rodenhuis and their two girls, l-r, Linda, Judy, Betty, Earl. About 1965?

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Born: 9 Aug 1918, Kenosha WI
Married: 4 Apr 1940
Died: Living
Earl Rodenhuis
Born: 13 Jun 1915
Died: Jan 1993, Salem, OR
2 Children - Linda, Judy Yes
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