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De Cook family



The Anthony and Elizabeth Van Zante and their fourteen children were Dutch-American immigrants who farmed near Pella, Iowa in the late nineteenth century. Mary Van Zante, born in 1876, went to rural school in South Porterville and attended Pella First Reformed Church. She married Conrad De Cook, a neighboring farmer, and together they had three sons. Her husband died of a heart attack in 1926, and the boys farmed her farmon shares until she died in 1949. Ernest De Cook, one of the three sons of Mary and Conrad DeCook, married Bess De Prenger in 1929. Their daughter June De Cook married Willis Van Haaften, the son of Mabel Korver Van Haaften.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Van Zante and De Cook Families papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IWA0721

Late 19th century diary of adolescent Dutch-American farm girl and 1932 farm diary of her daughter-in-law.


One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Dates: 1888-1969