I was in Salt Lake City recently doing research and I worked hard on the Burggraaf information that I was missing.
There was no record found concerning the death of Peter Burggraaf (b. abt 1824) in either Marion or the surrounding counties. There was also no record of land exchanges concerning Peter Burggraaf.
There was no record of death for Willem Burggraaf (1822-1900) or Sygje Stek Burggraaf (1820-1901) I checked Marion County for Willem and Marion, Sioux and Lyon counties for Sygje. The last document I find is a land sale in April 1900 for Willem and the best I can figure is that Willem sold his property off shortly before his death.
There is no record of death for Elizabeth Burggraaf (John’s first wife) or for Little Albert in either Sioux or Lyon counties.
The only thing left to do will be to attempt to find a church in Holland Township, Sioux County that may have recorded the passing. Failing that I will be reduced to hiring a researcher to look at the Dutch papers in both areas for information.
Ah well, a negative result is still a result, but I sure would have liked some closure on these folks.
Teunis Burggraaf says
I am Burggraaf and my familieline from holland in 1525 go to amerika in 1641 whit Mayke van den Burghgraeff en hendrik van Nes , they go whit the ship the eykeboom in 1641 to the New netherlands en the elders dauther of Mayke , Grietie married , Pieter Claesen Wijckoff, they buy a house what now is the Wijckoff museum in New York