Our branch hails from Chicago, IL. Of twelve children of Aalderick Aardema, many moved to Michigan during the Great Depression. They settled in Chase, then New Era; many then moved to and stayed in Muskegon County.
The twelve included Thomas, Caesar (Gus), Henry, Henrietta (Sis), Patricia, Albert, Lucile, Robert, Min, Gary, John, Theresa.
Henrietta's twin died at birth.