Fifth Generation


97. Jeanette Antonette Kroese was born on 24 June 1937 in Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She received her elementary education at in Pella country School, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She graduated in 1954 from Panama High School in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Jeanette received a B.S. degree in 1972 from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Jeanette, Gary and four daughters moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada in January, 1974. Employed with Quebec Ministry of Education, they both were secondary teachers, 1975 - 1986. Jeanette was also a consultant for the Quebec Ministry of Education, 1982-85. She received a Master of Education from McGill University in 1985. She introduced a course at McGill Centre For Continuing Education, Parents As Educators and has a Trademark: The Marsupians, a family of marsupials telling their Tales of Origins. She has created and made several Marsupian puppets to characterize the Marsupian family.  The Marsupians also introduce human being’s Tales of Origin. Jeanette and Gary conducted sixty Origins Study Tours to Europe and North America from 1985 to 2006. They are both authors of several books in the areas of Education, Ancient History and Archaeology. Their website is: iOriginsBooks.com. They are retired and living in Canada since 1999.

Jeanette Antonette Kroese and Gary Arthur Thomson were married on 23 August 1957 in the Pella Reformed Church, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Gary and Jeanette conducted sixty Origins Study Tours to Europe from 1986 to 2006. Gary Arthur Thomson, son of Arthur K Thomson and Verna Lorraine Wall, was born on 6 October 1935 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He graduated in 1953 from Palmyra High School in Palmyra, Otoe County, Nebraska. He received a B.A. degree in 1957 from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Gary received a B.D., degree in 1960 from San Francisco and Dubuque, Presbyterian, Theological Seminary. . He received a M. A., degree in 1961 from University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He received a Ph. D., in 1972 from University of Nebraska. . Gary was ordained in the Presbyterian Church.. He followed his Call to Ministry and served as follows;
Student Minister at Panama Presbyterian Church, Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska, (1955-1957), Student Minister at Methodist Churches in California and Wisconsin (1957-1960). Minister at the Community Presbyterian Church, Lawton, Iowa (1961-1963), at the First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, Nebraska ( 1963-1967), at the First Presbyterian Church, Seward, Nebraska (1967-1972), Minister of the United Church of Canada at Beaurepare Church, Queen Mary Road Church, Erskine American Church all in Canada.
He then served as Professor of Archeology, McGill University.

Jeanette Antonette Kroese and Gary Arthur Thomson had the following children:

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Kimberly Ann Thomson.

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Shannon Adele Thomson.

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Jill Andrea Thomson.

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Dawn Antoinette Thomson.