Minnie C. Dykstra1

F, b. 1895, d. 30 December 1938
FatherLeonard Littel1 b. 1866, d. a 1941
MotherCornelia Littel2 b. 1870, d. b 1910
     Minnie C. Littel was born in 1895 in Netherlands.1 She married Peter Dykstra.1 Minnie C. Dykstra died on 30 December 1938 in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, (Van Emburgh Ave).1 She was buried in Ridgewood (Valleau Cemetery).1
     Minnie C. Dykstra immigrated with Leendert Littel and Cornelia Littel on the Potsdam from Rotterdam, arriving 12 Apr 1905 in New York, with seven children: Cornelia (14), Willem (12), Lena (11), Mina (9), Gerritje (6), Jacobus (2) and Mientje (6 mo). They were going to a friend Joh. Oudendijk in 82-84 Third Ave, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey. Their last residence was Lekkerkerk.2

Her obituary appeared on 5 January 1939 in the Ridgewood Herald News
Minnie C. Dykstra, wife of Peter Dykstra, of Van Emburgh Avenue, died on Friday, Dec 30 after an illness of six months. She was in her 44th year. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at teh Van Emburgh Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Peter J. Holwerda, pastor of the Forth Reformed Church of Paterson, officiating. Interment was in Valleau. Mrs. Dykstra was born in Holland, and came to the US when a girl of eleven. She had lived in Ridgewood for the past 17 yrs, her previous residence having been in Paterson. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Littel of Ridgewood, two sons, Albert and Leonard, a daughter Cornelia, a brother James Littel of Prospect Park, and two sisters, Kate Schaper of Goshen, NY and Lena Doersema of Paterson.1

1910 Fed. census: Household of Leonard Little. Household consists of Leonard, his wife Tillie and 10 children: Katie W. (19), William (18), Lena (17), Minnie (15), Carrie (12), James (8), all born in Holland, and Alice (12), Fannie (11), Sussie (8) and Jennie (6), all born in NJ.3


  1. [S1] Ridgew. Herald, Jan 5, 1939, pg. 2.
  2. [S2] Ellis Island, Potsdam, arr. Apr 12, 1905, pg 535, line 8-16.
  3. [S5] 1910 Federal Census, Leonard Little, 20 Apr 1910. T624 Roll: 905 Page: 292, ED 110 (or 116).