Vegter-Tschetter Heritage

Father's Parents

Mother's Parents:

Father & Mother:
Father: Hendrick Van Bruggen (-)
Mother: Cornelia Van Bruggen (-)


Hendrik and Cornelia Van Bruggen (never came to America),
parents of Trintje Van Bruggen Vegter

Mother Trintje was brought up in a very sincere Christian home. When she was fourteen, her father was a very sick man. He became mentally ill because he was so concerned about his salvation. He was at home sick for almost a year when it got so bad that he tried to kill the whole family and Grandma Van Bruggen knew she had to take him to an institution. On the very morning that he was supposed to leave, he collapsed and Grandma watched him as he slept hour after hour. When he finally woke up, he asked for something to eat and his eyes were clear so Grandma Van Bruggen knew that the Lord had healed him. He was home for many more months to get his strength back, but he was well again. Mother Trintje had a very hard young life. She went out working and she hated every minute of it.