Addison B. Kennedy Marries Nellie van den Bos Luyendyk

Author: Brenda Leyndyke / Labels: ,

"Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Aug 2013), Addison B Kennedy and Nellie Vandenbos Linedike, 16 Mar 1903.

Kirk's great grandmother, Neeltje Cornelia "Nellie" van den Bos has been a source of intrigue for the family.  Nellie's son, Peter, didn't talk a lot about her and most of what the family does know, I have found through researching her. Nellie died when Peter was 15 years old.  Peter was using the last name, Kennedy.  When Peter was older he took his father's name back and spelled it the best he could remember, Leyn Dyke, instead of Luyendyk. 

Nellie VandenBos Linedick, age 25, married Addison B. Kennedy, age 36, on 16 March 1903 by a Justice of the Peace in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.  This was Nellie's second marriage.  Her first marriage was to Cornelius Luyendyk in 1893.  Cornelius died in 1900, leaving Nellie with two young children, Peter and his sister, Lena.

I will be writing more about Nellie's husband, Addison, in the weeks to come and he may have shaved a few years off of his age when he married Nellie. Nellie and Addison's story is an interesting, perhaps a little tragic, one and I plan on writing more about them in the weeks ahead.

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