De Jong Family

In Clive AB, Pioneer Farming, World War !! on January 31, 2021 at 12:17 PM

From “Spike and Hylke De Jong – By Mrs. Ed Morrical”

Pioneers and Progress, Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

Spike and Hylke came from the Netherlands to the Clive area in April, 1927.  Spike worked for John Duffy and Hylke worked for George Duffy.  In 1928 they went to Blackie, Alberta and then returned to Clive in the fall and purchased the land originally owned by Carl Hecht.  When they purchased it Harry Jeynes was living there.    In 1929 Spike and Hylke’s mother and dad, Mr. and Mrs. John De Jong and two daughters, Doetje and Henneka came to this farm from the Netherlands.  In 1932 they rented the McCleish place which was owned by George Scorah.  In the spring of 1932, Henneke went back to to Holland.  In 1933 Doetje married Ed Morrical.  In the fall of 1935 Spike and Hylke quit farming and Spike married Miss Minnie Monts in December.  In 1936 Spike and Minnie went to Southern Alberta to raise market gardens.  During this time Hylke worked out at various places.  In the fall Spike and Minnie returned for the fall harvest and lived on the Carl Hecht place.  In the spring of 1940, Spike moved his family to B.C….  Hylke joined the army and after the war moved to B.C. also.

In 1945, Mr. and Mrs. John De Jong moved to B.C., returning to Alberta in 1946 where they worked for Richard Bavender for one year.  In 1947 they moved to Clive where they lived until their passing.

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