Martin and Jennie De Young Douse came to Holland Mich from the netherlands about 1882 with 6 children. Moved to Ionia and Martin worked for Abraham De Quack. Nellie, Leonard, John, Maggie, Mattie & Jennie. Nellie Married Harry Reed, Leonard married Lucinda & Wilma, John married Anna & Mary, Mattie married Herbert Derrick & Smith, Maggie married Frank E.Howk, Jennie Married William A. Morey.
While in Ionia, they had 5 more children Anna, Elena, Frank, Peter, Minnie. Anna married Kieft & Ward, Elina???, Frank died in salem train wreck, Peter married Marguaret, Minnie???
A lot of the family stayed in and around Ionia, although one branch changed name to Dows.