Male descendants of Ivan GOOSEN

I.1    Ivan GOOSEN.
Married to Katherine.
From this marriage:
   1.  ConStan GOOSSEN (see also II.1).
   2.  Cornelious GOOSEN (see also II.3).
   3.  Julia GOOSEN, born on 10-12-1899 in Meir, Belgium, died 01-1980 in Ludington, MI.
Married at the age of 23 on 23-09-1923 in Meir, Belgium to Joseph JANSEN, born 1885, died on 04-12-1961.
   4.  Adrian GOOSEN.
   5.  Frances GOOSEN.
   6.  John GOOSEN.
   7.  Josie GOOSEN.
Married to Joseph JANSEN, born 1885, died on 04-12-1961.
   8.  Louis GOOSEN.

II.1    ConStan GOOSSEN, born on 13-05-1885, died 05-1977.
Married to Stella, born 1903, died 1982.
From this marriage:
   1.  Marie GOOSSEN, born on 22-01-1923, died on 12-12-1987 at the age of 64.
Married to Joseph BEHLER, died 1999.
   2.  Robert GOOSSEN, born on 23-12-1923, died on 17-01-1985 at the age of 61.
   3.  Charles GOOSSEN, born on 13-12-1929, died on 12-06-1997 at the age of 67.
   4.  Anna GOOSSEN.
Married to Steve MARSHALL.
   5.  Carl GOOSSEN (see also III.7).
   6.  Clayton GOOSSEN.
   7.  Frances GOOSSEN.
Married (1) to Martin EGAN.
Married (2) to JANSEN.
   8.  Louis GOOSSEN.
   9.  Nancy GOOSSEN.
Married to Robert PELKEY.
   10.  Theresa GOOSSEN, died 1985.
Married to Howard HUSTON.

III.7    Carl GOOSSEN.
Married to Marcea.
From this marriage:
   1.  GOOSSEN.

II.3    Cornelious GOOSEN, born on 03-03-1886 in Belgium, died on 29-12-1959 in Riverton Township at the age of 73. C. Goosen taken by Death

Cornelius Goosen, 74, long time resident of this area, passed away at the Oceana Hospital last Tuesday following a short illness.

Mr. Goosen was born March 3, 1885, in Belgium and came to Riverton township, Mason county 47 years ago. He married Theresa Peerlinck in Belgium on September 7, 1912. He had been a farmer all of his life. He was a communicant of St. Gregory's church of Hart. Mrs. Goosen died in January of 1955.

Surviving are three sons, Frank and Stanley of Muskegon and John of Hart; five daughters Mrs. Anna Areklet and Mrs. Ruby Minnick of Pentwater, Mrs Mary Schlee and Mrs. Julia Dennert of Hart, Mrs Barbara Wilde of Bailey; four brothers, Stanley of Coopersville, John, Adrian and Louis of Belgium; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Jansen of Scottville, and Mrs. Frances Jansen of Belgium; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph's church of Weare with Rev. Fr. Stephen Kolenic officiating. Rosary services were held at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the Tate Funeral home. Internment was in Mt. Calvary cemetery in Weare. Arrangements were by the Tate Funeral Home.

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The family uses the spelling of their name as Goosen but Corneilius used Goossen on his WWI Draft registration. Copy of signature is available through search on Anna Areklet said that he used the spelling Goossens when he first came to this country from Belgium.

WWI draft registration showed him of medium height, blue eyes, and his birthdate as March 11, 1885. Occupation as a self employeed farmer.

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Name was spelled Goossen on 1930 Census.

[edit section]================================ shows Cornelius Goosiens, Ethnicity: Belgien, Flemish Residense: Merle, Belgiem, Date of Arrival March 18, 1908, Age at Arrival 33 years Gender: M, Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Vaderland, Port of Departure: Antwerp, Manifest Line number: 0012

Married at the age of 26 on 07-09-1912 in Belgium to Theresa PEERLINCK, 19 years old, born on 27-10-1892 in Netherlands, died on 18-01-1955 at 04:30 in Riverton Township at the age of 62. Goosen Funeral Held in Weare

South County Line--- Services in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Goosen were held Friday morning from St. Joseph's church in Weare with the Rev. Fr. E. L. Quaderer, pastor, officiating.

Pallbearers were Thomas Brenan, John Scanlon, Donald Lundberg, Julius Matson, Henry Terryn and Charles Teeryn.

Among those attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ston Goosen and family of Coopersville and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jansen and family of Wiley.

The rosary was recited at Tate funeral home in Hart Thursday evening.

The Goosen family has resided on the same farm for the past 35 yers and previous to that had lived in the Crystal Valley and Bass Lake areas following their arrival in the United States in 1913 from their native Belgium.

Devoted to her home and the rearing of her three sons and five daughters, Mrs. Goosen still found time to join in community activities as long as her health permitted.

Mrs. Goosen, 62, Expires Tuesday

South County Line--Mrs. Cornelius Goosen, 62, of South County Line died Tuesday at her home. She had been in ill health for some time.

Theresa Elizabeth Peerlings was born in The Netherlands, Oct. 27, 1892 and was married there to Cornelius Goosen, who survives. The couple came to the United States in 1913 and lived in Riverton Township for the past 36 years.

Survivors include her widower; three sons, Frank and Ston of Muskegon and John of Ludington; five daughters, Mrs. Frank Areklet and Mrs. Francis Minnick of Riverton, Mrs Will Schlee, Mrs. Henry Dennert and Mrs. Louis Wilde of Hart; three brothers who live in Belgium, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Weare with burial in St. Joseph's cemetery. The body is at Tate's funeral home in Hart.

Theresa Goosen Dies Tuesday

Death came to Theresa Goosen Tuesday morning at her home in Riverton Township, Mason County at the age of 62, following an illness of a year. She had lived in the Buck's Corners area for the past forty years.

Mrs. Goosen was born in the Netherland on Oct. 27, 1892 and came to the United States and to Riverton from there. She married Cornelius Goosen in the Netherlands on Sept. 7, 1912. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's church in Weare.

Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Frank and Stanley of Muskegon and John of Ludington; five daughters, Mrs. Anna Areklet of Pentwater, Mrs Ruby Minnick of Ludington and Mrs. Mary Schlee, Mrs. Julia Dennert and Mrs. Barbara Wilde of Hart; three brothers, Louis, Harry and Gus of Belgium; and 11 grandchildren.

Rosary services will be held on Thursday evening, Jan 20 at 8:00 at the Tate Funeral Home. Final rites will be held Fri. morning at 9:00 fromt he St. Joseph's church in Weare with Rev. Fr. E L Quaderer officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary cemetery.

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1930 U S Census says that Theresa's father was born in France and her Mother in Holland.
From this marriage:
   1.  Anna Marie GOOSEN, born on 30-04-1913 in Crystal Valley, Oceana County MI, died on 30-07-2002 in Ludington Memorial Hospital, Ludington MI at the age of 89, buried on 02-08-2002 in Hart Cemetery. Anna Goossen was the 1932 Valedictorian of
Other her senior class.
Anna Areklet taught school in Oceana County for 30 years. She retired in 1974.

She loved her home, family, gardening, teaching school.

She was a very independent person. After her husband Frank died in 1988 she continued to live on the farm in the house she and her husband lived in all of their 50 years of marriage until 1997 when she broke her back and was hospitalized for ill health.

She was in and out of the hospital until April of 1998. She lived with her son and his family from April 1998 until July 30, 2002. Anna Marie Areklet Died July 30, 2002 Anna Marie Areklet passed away unexpectedly at home on July 30. Anna Marie Goosen was born April 30, 1913 in Crystal Valley to Cornelius and Theresa (Perlings) Goosen. They later moved to Riverton Township. Anna attended Buck School and later graduated from Pentwater High School. She was active in basketball, the debate team, was editor of the school paper, school librarian, class treasurer, best all-around student, and the 1932 class valedictorian. Upon graduation, Anna attended Oceana County Normal pursuing a career in education, and later received a bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University. For years, she was the director of the Buck School board. She enjoyed a 30-year teaching career in Oceana County schools, eventually retiring from Pentwater Public Schools in 1973 after 10 years of service. Upon retirement, Anna was active in the Oceana Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired Teachers. She was admired and respected by her colleagues and students alike. On June 11, 1938, Anna married Frank Areklet, her cherished husband of 50 years. They lived together at their home on Stiles Road where they spent many happy years. Her many hobbies included sewing, cooking, baking, reading and gardening. Anna was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank; two brothers, Frank (and Muriel) Goosen and Ston Goosen; two sisters, Mary (and William) Schlee and Ruby (and Francis) Minnick; one nephew, Robert Goosen; and her sister-in-law Muriel (Nash) Goosen. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John (Diane) Areklet of Riverton, with whom she spent the last years of her life; three grandchildren, Karen (John) Lammi of Riverton, Beth (Shane) Bowman of Ludington, and John Areklet of Riverton; and her two adored great-grandchildren Matthew Lammi and Spencer Bowman. She is also survived by one brother, John (Emma) Goosen of Hart; two sisters, Barbara (Louis) Wilde of Bailey and Julia (Henry) Dennert of Hart; her sister-in-law, Regina Goosen of Muskegon, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services for Mrs. Areklet will be Friday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Tate Funeral Chapel in Hart with the Rev. John Christensen officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 1 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The family asks that those who wish to make a lasting memorial contribution to consider the Crystal Valley Care Fund.

Married at the age of 25 on 11-06-1938 in Carl & Lula Areklet's home, Grand Rapids, MI to Frank Bendie AREKLET, 29 years old, born on 05-11-1908 in Golden township, MI, died on 03-09-1988 in Hart, MI at the age of 79.
   2.  Mary Ann GOOSEN, Department State Licence Bureau, born on 25-01-1915 in Ludington, MI, died on 19-08-1990 in Lakeshore Hospital, Shelby MI at the age of 75.
Married 3011 in Scottville MI to William George SCHLEE, born on 07-04-1908 in Weare Township, MI, died on 29-12-1994 in At home of daughter & son in law Elenore and Richard Crumb, Hart MI at the age of 86.
   3.  Frank GOOSEN, born on 05-05-1917 in Riverton Township, died on 17-11-1974 in Hackley Hospital, Muskegon MI at the age of 57.
Married at the age of 26 on 09-04-1944 in Sint John's Catholic Church Shreveport LA to Muriel NASH, 22 years old, born on 08-09-1921 in Spearville High School, died on 16-08-1999 in Grand Rapids, MI at the age of 77, buried on 20-08-1999 in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Weare MI. Muriel Goosen, age 77, of Pentwater, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 16, 1999 at Spectrum Health Care East in Grand Rapids. Muriel Nash was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Louisiana, to Joseph Carl and Sallie Odessa (Elkins) Nash. She graduated from Spearsville High School in 1938, and attended Louisiana Technical University in Ruston, La. She was married April 9, 1944, to Frank (Pete) Goosen at St. Johns Catholic Church in Shreveport, La. Following her husbands discharge from the Army Air Force, the couple lived in Muskegon until 1964, then moved to their farm in Riverton Township. Her husband preceded her in death in November 1974, at which time she went back to school and graduated from the Licensed Practical Nurse program at West Shore community College. She worked at Memorial Medical Center in Ludington for 15 years, retiring in 1991. She was a regular contributor to numerous charities, served as a volunteer for Red Cross blood drives and was a member of the South Riverton Helping Hand Society. She attended St. Vincents Catholic Church in Pentwater and was a member of St. Vincents Altar Society. She is survived by one son, Richard (Rebecca) Goosen of Cedar Springs; one daughter, Sally (Otto) Larson of Scottville; six grandchildren, Stacey, Greg and Tracy Goosen, Christine OHara, Andy and Matt Larson; six sisters, Katheryn (Alton) Hall, Marilyn Odom, Celeste (Forrest) Post, Lenora (Vernon) Martin, Weltha (H.J.) Guillory, and Carolyn (Winnon) Taylor; one brother, Dr. Charles (Patsy) Nash; five sisters-in-law, Regina (Virgie) Goosen, Anna Areklet, Julia (Henry) Dennert, Ruby Minnick, Barbara (Lewis) Wilde; and one brother-in-law, John (Emma) Goosen; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Dewey Nash, one sister-in-law, Mary (Bill) Schlee, and one brother-in-law, Stanley (Jack) Goosen. Mass of Christian Burial for Muriel Goosen will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Weare, with the Rev. Charles Brown as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Weare. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Tate Funeral Home in Hart, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. The family asks that those wishing to remember Muriel with a memorial consider a donation to the St. Vincents Altar Society in her name or to a charity of the donors choice.

   4.  Ston GOOSSEN (see also III.24).
   5.  Ruby Josephine GOOSEN, born on 05-12-1921, died on 13-06-2000 in Oceana Medical Care Facility at the age of 78, buried on 15-06-2000 in Weare Church Cemetery.
Married at the age of 28 on 17-06-1950 in Weare Township to Francis MINNICK, 36 years old, born on 06-08-1913 in Cheasaning MI, died on 31-08-1984 in Oceana Medical Care Facility, Hart, MI at the age of 71.
   6.  William John (Bud) GOOSEN, born on 03-06-1925 in Riverton Township, Mason County MI, died on 04-07-2005 in Oceana Medical Care, Hart, MI at the age of 80.
Church marriage (1) at the age of 21 on 23-11-1946 in St. Joseph's Church, Scottville to Leona Marie TERRYN, 20 years old, born on 29-08-1926, died on 05-05-1995 at the age of 68.
Married (2) to Emma OHSE.
Married (3) to Martha LILLIBERG.
   7.  Barbara GOOSEN.
Married to Lewis Lavern WILDE.
   8.  Julia GOOSEN.
Married to Henry John DENNERT, Cook on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Car Ferry, born on 30-10-1916 in Weare Township, Oceana County MI, died on 17-11-2002 in Oceana County Medical Care Facility, Hart, MI at the age of 86, buried on 20-11-2002 in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Weare MI.

III.24    Ston GOOSSEN, born on 05-09-1919, died on 09-05-1989 in at home on Jarmen St. in Muskegon, MI at the age of 69.
Married at the age of 25 on 15-04-1945 in Chicago IL to Regina KUROWSKI, 20 years old, born on 17-11-1924 in Cook County, Chicago IL, died on 01-11-2002 in Muskegon MI at the age of 77, buried on 07-11-2002 in Mount Calvary Cemetery Weare, MI.
From this marriage:
   1.  Robert Henry GOOSEN, born on 13-02-1950 in Riverton Township, Mason County, died on 13-03-1970 in On boat near Vietnam at the age of 20. Robert Henry Goosen
Specialist Four

Home of Record: Muskegon, MI
Date of birth: 02/13/1950

Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 370523982
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
Length Service: 00

Start Tour: 11/30/1969
Casualty Date: 03/13/1970
Age at Loss: 20 (based on date declared dead)
Location: , South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds


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   2.  Deborah Mary GOOSEN.
Married to David F. BARNES.
   3.  Kenneth Eugene GOOSEN (see also IV.5).

IV.5    Kenneth Eugene GOOSEN.
Married to Gail.
From this marriage:
   1.  Robby GOOSEN (see also V.1).

V.1    Robby GOOSEN, born on 13-03-1972, died on 22-11-1997 at the age of 25. Rest area by Coldwater, he was murdered. Cremated in Sunset Valley and interment at Chippewa Township Cemetery.
Married to Jennifer.
From this marriage:
   1.  Alec GOOSEN.

Patrick Goosen

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