How did the Hygema’s get to the United States of America? 

Well the story goes something like this...

Romke Haitjema immigrated to the United States, from the Netherlands in approximately 1853. It appears that he changed the spelling of his name to Hygema during the immigration process.

Information on this web site primarily involves his descendants, however, any information from any other family member either Hygema or Haitjema would be greatly appreciated. Please forward any information to email.

Pictured right are: Romke, Yetche and John Hygema. The photograph was taken in approximately