The Gysbert Overeem & Jacquelina Arthudina Gaddum Story Gysbert Overeem was born on Mar 18, 1878 in Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guiana as the first child of Peter Gysberts Overeem and Anna Gijsbertina Van Dijk Overeem). He had eight siblings, namely: Jansje Hendrika (married -Gummels), Gerrit, Wilhelmina (Mina or Moesie) Gerhardina (married - van den Berg) , Cornelia Maria Johanna (married - van Dijk), Geerhardina Pieternella (married – Verbeek), Marie Elisabeth Hermsen (married – Hermsen), Elisabeth Geertruida (passed at Age 4), and Jan Cornelis. When Gysbert Overeem was 26, He married Jacquelina Arthadina Gaddum, daughter of Herman Gaddum and Anna Frederica Maria Fernan, on Apr 13, 1904 in Paramaribo, Suriname. Gysbert & Jacqueline arrived on Sep 26, 1916 on ss 'Prince of the the Netherlands' (New York, NY, with their first (5) children. When they arrived Gysbert & Jacqueline were living at 40 Hicks Street (Back Building) and Plymouth Church was at 75 Hicks (across the street and down the block) Gysbert and Jacqueline immediately became ardent members of Plymouth Church and, I suspect, that Jacqueline’s mother and 3 sisters had been worshiping there for some time. The attachment to this church was so strong that after Gysbert death Feb 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, Jacqueline married Jozua “John” or “Oom-Yum” Josna Jac Schuil in the minister’s study of Plymouth Church on Jan 7, 1945. John Schuil was the first husband of Adolfina (Duffy) Elizabeth Gaddum Schuil, Jacqueline’s younger sister. John and Adolphina had two sons, Rutger (Rocky) Schuil and John (John) Dores Schuil. John Schuil passed from this world on Aug 25 1959. Jacquelina Hartodina Gaddum Overeem Schuil passed from this world on May 17 1963. And even her obituary mentioned that she was a member of the Plymouth for the past 47 years. Gysbert Overeem and Jacqueline Gaddum had the following children:
John Overeem (my dad) was born on
Jan 21, 1905 in Paramaribo, Suriname. John died on Dec 10, 1973 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings, NY, USA). He married Catherine Mary Militano on May 22, 1935 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (Sacred Heart of Jesus). Hartog Pieter (Harry) Overeem was born on Dec 31, 1906 in Paramaribo, Suriname. He died on Jan 14, 1964 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA. He married Ines Tagliaferri on Aug 24, 1947. Ethel Wirth was born on May 19, 1909 in Paramaribo, Suriname. She died on Feb 05, 1988 in Riverview, Hillsborough, Florida, USA. She married Charles (Charlie) G Wirth on Mar 09, 1931 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (197 7th Ave Brooklyn). Dorina O Hughes was born on Oct 06, 1911 in Paramaribo, Suriname. She died on Feb 12, 1966 in Santa Clara County, California, USA (Alexian Brothers Hospital). Alice Schmutz was born on Dec 30, 1913 in Paramaribo, Suriname. She died on Apr 18, 1978 in Riverview, Hillsborough, Florida, USA. Hendrik Cornelius (Henry) Overeem was born on Sep 24, 1916 (ss 'Prince of the Netherlands'). He died on Jun 23, 1968. He married Nettie R Overeem on Aug 03, 1940. Marie Overeem was born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA (40 Hicks St - Back Bldg). Herman Overeem was born on Feb 16, 1925 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA. He died on Jul 10, 1967 in New York, USA.
Richard (Dick) R Overeem was born in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA.
Gysbert Overeem, John Schuil and Jacqueline Overeem Schuil buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery Gr 429 Block B Park Sec 16).