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John Anthony VAN ARKEL
Katherine MALKUSKA
Ada Rachel STRAUB
Husband:  John Anthony VAN ARKEL
Birth:  26 Jun 1875, Netherlands
Death:  10 Feb 1949, Coloma, Berrien Co., MI
Occupations:  jeweler, cigar store proprietor, billiard room proprietor, farmer
Father:  Walter VAN ARKEL
Mother:  Katherine / Catherine FINKELBERG / VINKELBERG
Marriage-1:  11 Sep 1899, Van Buren Co., MI; ended in divorce
Wife-1:  Katherine "Kate" MALKUSKA
Birth:  May 1878 or 24 Apr 1881, Allegan Co., MI
Death:  18 Dec 1959, Grand Junction, Van Buren Co., MI
Disposition:  buried 20 Dec 1959, Grand Junction Cemetery, Grand Junction, Van Buren Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 19 Mar 1910, St. Joseph, Berrien Co., MI, Alfred GOODRICH
Father:  Charles MALKUSKA (1829-1922)
Mother:  Anna "Annie" CHESLIK (1834-1914)

The second marriage date cannot be correct because they are both still unmarried in the 1910 census.

Marriage-2:  15 Sep 1908, Allegan, Allegan Co., MI
Wife-2:  Ada Rachel STRAUB
Birth:  27 May 1869, Salem Twp., Allegan Co., MI
Death:  7 Jun 1946, Otsego City, Allegan Co., MI
Disposition:  buried Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan Co., MI
Occupations:  homemaker, nurse
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. SHERMAN
Father:  Thomas N. STRAUB / STRAUP / STROUP
Mother:  Caroline HOYER
Children with Katherine MALKUSKA born in Columbia Twp., Van Buren Co., MI:
1.  Walter VAN ARKEL, b. 19 Apr 1900; d. 2 May 1994, Berrien, Berrien Co., MI
2.  Pauline VAN ARKEL, b. ca. 1903
Children with Ada STRAUB:
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Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; NLD, NL, Holland; USA, US, United States, Michigan

Sources:

1a.  Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: John A. Van Arkel
Groom's Birth Date  | Age | Race: 1875 | 33 | White
Groom's Birthplace: Netherlands
Groom's Marital Status: Unknown
Bride's Name: Ada R. Strong Sherman
Bride's Birth Date | Age | Race: 1872 | 36 | White
Bride's Birthplace: Mich
Bride's Marital Status: Widowed
Marriage Date: 15 Sep 1908
Marriage Place: Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
Groom's Father: Walter Van Arkel
Groom's Mother: Catherine Vinkelberg
Bride's Father: Thomas Strong
Bride's Mother: Caroline Hoyer
Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Sherman
Source Film: 1017877
"Strong" is undoubtedly a misreading of "Stroup."

1b.  Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: John A Van Arkel
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Oct 1928
Event Place: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Age: 53
Father: Walter Van Arkel
Mother: Katherine Finkelberg
Spouse: Ada Straub
Spouse's Age: 54
Spouse's Father: Thomas Straub
Spouse's Mother: Caroline Moyer
Digital Folder: 4674178
Did they remarry?  Or was the record misread?

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 16):  Columbus Twp., Van Buren Co., MI, Roll T623_745 (Book 2), p. 115A, SN 8, SD 4, ED 137, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
187 187 Van Arkel John Head W M Jun 1874 25 M 1     Holland Holland Holland 1882 18 Na Jeweler 2 Y Y Y R H
    _________ Catherine Wife W F May 1878 22 M 1 1 1 Michigan Germany Germany       Keeping House   Y Y Y    
    _________ Baby Son W M ??? 1900 2/12 S       Michigan [unreadable] Michigan           Y Y Y    

3a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 32):  122 Second Street, Allegan City (Ward 2), Allegan Co., MI, Roll T624_634 (Book 1), p. 176A, SN 3A, SD 4, ED 2, enumerated 16 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
* 122 70 73 Van Arkel John A Head M W 32 M2 2     Holl Dutch Holl Dutch Holl Dutch 1885 Na Eng Proprietor Cigar store Emp     Y Y R H
      _________ Ada Wife F W 38 M2 2 0 0 Michigan Michigan Ohio     Eng None         Y Y    
      McGinn John Boarder M W 56 M1 8     New York Ire English Ire English     Eng Salesman Cigar store W N 12 Y Y    
*Second Street

3a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 15):  Columbia Twp., Van Buren Co., MI, Roll T624_676, p. 225A, SN 7A, SD 4, ED 145, enumerated 4-5 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
168 172 Malkuska Charles Head M W 67 M1 40     Germany (Ger) Germany (Ger) Germany (Ger) 1876 Na Eng Farmer General farm OA  N N   O F F 112
    ________ Annie Wife F W 72 M1 40 6 5 Germany (Ger) Germany (Ger) Germany (Ger) 1876   Eng None     Y Y          
    Van Arkel Katy Dau F W 32 Wd   2 2 Michigan Germany (Ger) Germany (Ger)     Eng None     Y Y          
    _________ Walter GSon M W 10 S       Michigan Unknown Michigan     Eng None     Y Y Y        
    _________ Pauline GDau F W  6 S       Michigan Unknown Michigan       None         Y        
Back then, being divorced carried a considerable social stigma, so it would not be at all unusual for both parties to afterwards claim to be widowed.  My own grandmother did the same in the 1900 census.

4.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 17):  Alamo Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI, Roll T625_775 (Book 1), p. 5B, SN 5B, SD 147, ED 140, enumerated 17-19 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 134 135 Van Arkel John Head O M M W 42 M Un Un Y Y Holland Dutch Holland Dutch Holland Dutch Y Farmer General Farm OA 96
      _________ Ada Wife     F W 52 M     Y Y Michigan   Michigan   Ohio   Y None      

5a.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 19):  Alamo Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI, Roll 997 (Book 1), p. 104A, SN 4A, ED 39-1, SD 16, enumerated 10 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
90 91 Van Arkel John A Head O R Y M W 54 M 23 N Y Holland Holland Holland Dutch 1880 Na Y Farmer General Farm O Y N 78
    _________ Ada Wife       F W 54 M 32 N Y Michigan Ohio Michigan       Y Nurse Private cases W Y    

5b.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 72):  712 W Lovell St., Kalamazoo City (Ward 3), Kalamazoo Twp., Kalamazoo Co., MI, Roll 997 (Book 2), p. 61A, SN 9A, ED 39-24, SD 16, enumerated 8 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28
* 712 142 243 Exner Ella Head R 35 R F W 53 S   N Y NY NY NY Y Teacher Public school W Y
      _____ Lavina Mother       F W 77 Wd   N Y NY NY WI Y None      
      VanArkel Ada Lodger       F W 50 M 30 N Y MI OH OH Y Housekeeper Private home W Y
*W Lovell St
Apparently Ada sometimes worked out for a client.  There's no obvious genealogical connection between Ada and Louvina (WALL) EXNER.

6.  Michigan Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: John A. Van Arkel Ada Rachel Vanarkel
Birth Date: abt 1876 27 May 1869
Birth Place:   Allegan Co.
Death Date: 10 Feb 1949 7 Jun 1946
Death Place: Coloma, Berrien Otsego City, Michigan
Burial Date:   10 Jun 1946
Cemetery Name:   Oakwood
Age | Gender | Race:   77 | Female | White
Occupation:   Wife
Marital Status: Married Divorced
Spouse's Name: Kate Van Arkel  
Father's Name: Walter Van Arkel Thomas Straub
Father's Birth Place: Ohio
Mother's Name: Catherine Finklenberg Caroline Hoyer
Mother's Birth Place:   Ohio
FHL Film Number: 1954927 2110085

7.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Microfilm Roll: 1675113
Name: John Anthony Van Arkel
Permanent Home Address: 126 N Farmer St Otsego Allegan Mich
Age in Years | Date of Birth: 43 | June 26th 1875
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: can't read
Present Occupation: Prop. Billiard Room
Employer's Name: Self
Place of Employment: Otsego Allegan Mich
Nearest Relative: Name: Mrs. Ada Van Arkel
Nearest Relative: Address: 126 N Farmer St Otsego Allegan Mich
Signature: John Anthony Van Arkel
Height (tall, medium, short): Tall
Build (slender, medium, stout): Medium
Color of Eyes | Color of Hair: Brown | Gray
Physically Disabled:  
Date of Registration: Sept 12th, 1918

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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