Ottawa County Court House

Grand Haven, Michigan

 

Washington Street
Grand Haven, Michigan

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05/23/2014:
    It saddens me to announce that Evelyn Sawyer passed away on May 21, 2014. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace Evelyn.
04/01/2014:     Article on the old Chicago & Lake Michigan Shore Line Railroad contributed by Brandon Tabor
03/07/2014:
     WWII Draftees - Holland, Zeeland, Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville transcribed by ES
03/04/2014:
    Lamont Blacksmith Shop and Livery Stable contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
02/15/2014:
     Georgetown Township Death Records, 1928- 1966 transcribed by ES
02/08/2014:
     Lamont - Halfway House Stagecoach Stop with history and photos contributed by Joan Van Spronesn
02/08/2014:
    Georgetown Township Birth Records, 1927-1950 transcribed by ES
01/15/2014: 
   Church Cemetery Restoration contributed by Loekie Boersma & Joan Van Spronsen
01/15/2014:
     WWII Dutch Soldiers Who Died in Michigan transcriber: ES
12/29/2013:  
   Towns - Lamont - Octagon House,  transcribed and scanned by Joan Van Spronsen
12/29/2013:
     Obituaries: Benjamin Nykamp, Al Plewes, Charlie Tabor, Frances A. Hunter, William Nichols and Arthur Welsh transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
12/03/2013:  
  Tallmadge Tp. Sand Creek School, District No. 8, Teachers, 1877-1899 transcribed by ES with permission from Loekie Boersma
12/03/2013:
    Tallmadge Tp. Coombs School, District No. 7, Teachers, 1857-1866 transcribed by ES with permission from Loekie Boersma
11/02/2013:
     WWI Draft Notice in the Zeeland Record for Blendon, Georgetown, Holland, Jamestown, Olive & Zeeland Townships plus Zeeland City transcribed by ES
10/05/2013:
     Tallmadge Tp. Harris School, District No. 6, Pupils, 1870-1875 transcribed by ES with permission from Loekie Boersma  
10/05/2013:
     Tallmadge Tp., Harris School, District No. 6, Teachers, 1869-1876 transcribed by ES  with permission from Loekie Boersma
09/14/2013:
     Grand Haven in the Civil War transcribed by ES
09/13/2013:
     Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church Historical Sketch, 1882 - 1997 transcribed by ES
09/08/2013:
    Beaverdam Reformed Church, 1870-1970 transcribed by ES
09/08/2013:
    Beaverdam Christian School, 1909-1959 transcribed by ES
09/05/2013:
     Tallmadge Twp. Pupils of Star School for some years between 1870-1899, transcribed by ES with permission from Loekie Boeresma
09/01/2013:
     1909 Photo of Peach Plains Students in Grand Haven contributed by Margie Etheridge
07/31/2013: 
   First Zeeland Reformed Church Baptisms, 1869 - 1890 transcribed by ES
07/29/2013:
     List of Christian Reformed Churches in Michigan at their 100th Anniversary transcribed by ES
07/29/2013:
     Lamont Christian Reformed Church,      Lamont Homes With Stories   transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/19/2013: 
   1918 Coopersville High School Commencement Exercises contributed by Claudia Timmerman Throop
07/19/2013:
     Towns: Lamont -  Lamont Congregational Church,   Lamont Methodist Episcopal Church,    Lamont Pearl Button Factory  information
and photos contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/19/2013:
     Obituary: William T. PerLee and Solomon Snyder contributed by Joan Van Spronsen  
07/09/2013:
     Three Postcards of Grand Haven:  1) Washington Street View   2) Federal Building and Post Office    3) The Grand Haven Fishing Industry - scanned by ES
07/09/2013:
     Postcard of Fruitport Pavilion at Spring Lake, MI scanned by ES 
07/09/2013:
     1913 Postcard of Spring Lake Hotel scanned by ES  
07/09/2013:
     1912 Postcard of Coopersville High School scanned by ES
07/05/2013:  
  Pupils at Harris-Delaney School, Tallmadge Township for certain years, 1870-1897, transcribed by ES with permission from Loekie Boersma
07/05/2013:
     Early Teachers at Harris-Delaney School, Tallmadge Township transcribed by ES with permission from Loekie Boersma
06/28/2013:
     Obituaries: Harley Bount, Jennie Perlee, Mary Perlee Combes, Dennis Combes, Levi Turner transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
06/01/2013:
     Information on the Ver Hoef family buried in Graafschap Cemetery contributed by Marilyn Ver Hoef Vander Wilp
05/17/2013:
     Georgetown Township Cemetery Records Update
05/02/2013:
     A link to Michigan Death Records, 1921-1952 at: http://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1968532
04/27/2013:
     Borculo Christian Reformed Church Early History transcribed by ES
04/25/2013:
    Pearl Button Factory, Lamont, Michigan transcribed by ES
04/25/2013:
     People Hospitalized from the 1956 Tornado transcribed by ES
04/22/2013:
     Genealogy: Martin Easterly Family, Crockery Township transcribed by ES
04/18/2013:
    Ottawa County Divorce Records, April, 1850 - November, 1881 transcribed by ES
04/18/2013:
     Obituary: Sgt. Willaim Zalsman, Jr. contributed by Peggy Stempfly
04/18/2013: 
   Polkton Reformed Church - Early History, Members and Marriages transcribed by ES
04/12/2013:
    WWII Deaths for Holland and Vicinity transcribed by ES
04/12/2013:
     Obituary: Daniel Zytzama, Holland Businessman transcribed by ES
04/11/2013: 
   Ottawa County Probate Office - to contact Penni DeWitt - pdewitt@miottawa.org
04/02/2013:
     Isaac Roseberry Tombstone, Marne Cemetery contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
04/02/2013:
    1914 Hanchett School and Students contributed by Sue Gates Davis
04/02/2013:
     1921 Nunica High School Graduates contributed by Claudia Timmerman Throop
04/02/2013:
     Nunica - 1908 Picture of the Easterly Family contributed by Sue Gates Davis
04/02/2013:
     1906 Coopersville Graduation contributed by Sue Gates Davis 
04/02/2013:
     1905 Coopersville Graduation contributed by Sue Gates Davis
03/25/2013:
     Elmwood Cemetery, Tallmadge Township - Additions and Corrections - Eliza Baxter, Willis Angel, and Harriett Gardiner -
and Arie Cook in Maplewood Cemetery contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
03/25/2013:   
Tallmadge Township, Baxterer School #2 - Students, 1870, 1871, 1874 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
03/25/2013:   
Tallmadge Township, Baxter School #2 - Teachers, 1847-1874  transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
03/25/2013:   
Tallmadge Township, Luther School #3-fr - Teachers, 1851-1897 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
03/25/2013:
    Tallmadge Township, Luther School #3-fr - Students, 1877-1897 (some years) transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
03/13/2013:
    Georgetown Township Cemetery Maps scanned by ES
02/16/2013:
    Land Deeds for Ottawa County Schools to 1900 contributed by Loekie Boersma
01/22/2013: 
  Sketch of the Lamont Methodist Episcopal Church scanned by ES
01/22/2013:
   Tallmadge Tp., Elmwood Cemetery - Obituaries and gravestone photos for: Eliza Woodbury, Roana D. Woodbury, Sarah Van Tassel, and Johnny Curtis;
Obituaries for: Rush Beals, Solomon Cook, Willis Angel, George Baxter and Mary Baxter contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
01/09/2013:
    Restoration of Elmwood Cemetery, Village of Lamont contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
01/04/2013:
    Genealogies: George Edward Family of Scotland, Australia and Michigan contributed by Yvonne Edward Geelong
12/31/2012:
    Robinson Township Marriages, 1868-1900     Brides Surnames              Grooms Surnames    transcribed by ES
12/31/2012:
    Robinson Township Deaths, 1868-1901     Also By Parents Surnames transcribed by ES
12/28/2012:
    Tallmadge Township, Cross School #3 - Students, 1870 - 1899 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma   
12/28/2012:
    Tallmadge Township, Cross School #3 - Teachers, 1857 - 1899 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
12/28/2012:
    Unknown Cemetery - Gravestone of Arnold Fisk - Information contributed by Claudia Throop
11/03/2012:   
Tallmadge Township, Blakeney School - Teachers, 1871-1883 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
11/03/2012:   
Tallmadge Township, Blakeney School - Pupils, 1871-1883 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
11/03/2012:
    Tallmadge Township Teachers Listed in the Federal Censuses, 1860 - 1900 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma   
11/03/2012:
    Tallmadge Township - List of Teachers receiving certificates, 1850 - 1868 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma 
10/16/2012:
    1955 Hudsonville High School Choir transcribed by ES  
10/16/2012:
    1956 Hudsonville Public Graduates transcribed by ES  
10/16/2012:
    1959 Hudsonville Public 8th Grade Class transcribed by ES
10/16/2012:
    WWI and WWII Memorial Service for Hudsonville Servicemen transcribed by ES
10/15/2012:
    The First Hospital in Holland, Michigan transcribed by ES
09/28/2012:
    Early History of the First Reformed Church - Grand Haven transcribed by ES
09/12/2012:
    Obituaries: Mary Baxter, Polly Baxter, Lewis Hunter and Frank Swetland transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
08/25/2012:
    Michigan Genealogy Websites for Genealogy Societies, State, County & City Government and Maps and Atlases
08/25/2012:
    Obituaries & Tombstone photos: Clara Rice, Melissa Rice, George Baxter, Ann Baxter, James Hall and wife, Phidelia, transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
08/25/2012:
    Obituaries: Roxanna A. Miller Robinson & Susan Howes White Seekins transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen  
08/19/2012:
    Obituary & Tombstone photo: Peter Reynolds and Orrill Reynolds transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
08/19/2012:    Tombstone photos: Charlotte Gibson, Charles Sickles contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
08/11/2012:
   Wells Cemetery redone by ES  
08/11/2012:
   Tombstone photos: Elijah & Elizabeth WalcottCharles Gibson, Bethuel Rice, Charles Nelson and Charles Rumbout contributed by Joan Van Spronsen   
08/11/2012:
   Obituary and Tombstone photo: Eliza (Perlee) Gibson transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/15/2012:
  Rusk Christian Reformed Church transcribed by ES
07/15/2012:
   Tallmadge Township Map of Early Schools scanned by ES
06/30/2012:
   South Olive Christian Reformed Church Membership, 1885-1893 transcribed by ES
06/29/2012:
  Obituary of Elijah Walcott, Veteran of War of 1812 transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
06/29/2012:
   Sand Creek Pupils Attendance for some years between 1877 - 1899 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
06/07/2012:
   River Bend Pupils Attendance for some years between 1870 - 1899 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
06/02/2012:
   River Bend School Teachers, 1848-1899 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
06/01/2012:
   1848 Lamont School Census Students transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
06/01/2012:
  Lamont Students Attendance for some years between 1871-1899 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
06/01/2012:
   Lamont School Teachers, 1843 - 1963 transcribed by ES - permission given by Loekie Boersma
NOTE: Loekie Boersma has compiled all of the school records that have been found in Tallmadge Township.  They are in a 3-ring binder
at the Tallmadge Township office.  The records include the layout of the school district, early maps and school board minutes, plus the records
of teachers and pupils from each school that was available.  She is allowing me to place those teachers and pupils attendance records that
have been located on the Ottawa County GenWeb.

05/15/2012:
   1935 Beechwood School 8th Grade Graduates contributed by Beth Green.  If you know any of the students, please let me know.
05/09/2012:
   Wright Township Marriage Records, 1872 - 1909     Brides         Grooms    transcribed by ES
05/08/2012: 
 Tallmadge Township Grange Hall #639
05/08/2012:
   History of First Reformed Church of Spring Lake, Early and in 1938 transcribed by ES
05/08/2012:
   Early History of the First Baptist Church of Spring Lake transcribed by ES
04/20/2012:
   Coopersville long time teacher, Mrs. Vanderhyde transcribed by ES 
04/20/2012:
   1931 Brown School in Coopersville transcribed by ES  
04/20/2012:
   1903 - Eastmanville Oldest School in Ottawa County transcribed by ES
04/20/2012:
   1937 Lamont School History transcribed by ES  
04/20/2012:
   1937 8th Grade Graduates transcribed by ES
04/20/2012:
   1936 Some Rural Schools Statistics transcribed by ES  
04/20/2012:
   1951 Eastmanville School History transcribed by ES   
04/20/2012:
   1960 Sale of Some Polkton Township Rural Schools transcribed by ES
04/20/2012:
   1953 Dedication of new Coopersville Elementary School transcribed by ES
04/20/2012:
  1953 Toothacre School 8th Grade Graduates transcribed by ES
04/20/2012:
   History of Marshall School transcribed by ES 
04/20/2012:
   1930 Lillie School History transcribed by ES
04/07/2012:
   1944 Coopersville High School Yearbook, the "Zenith" scanned and transcribed by ES; Donated by Sue Davis
03/19/2012:
   1935 Photo of Van Allsburg Funeral Home, Coopersville, Michigan scanned by ES (From Coopersville HS Yearbook)
03/18/2012:
   1935 Coopersville High School Yearbook, the "Zenith" scanned and transcribed by ES; Donated by Sue Davis
03/18/2012:
   1935 Photo of Coopersville Reformed Church from the 1935 Coopersville High School Yearbook scanned by ES
03/02/2012:
   Coopersville School Annexation Program transcribed by ES
02/29/2012:
   1930 Coopersville High School Yearbook, "Rodeo", donated by Sue Davis
02/20/2012:
   Coopersville High School Students Picture, Unknown Year 
02/20/2012:
   Coopersville High School Graduates, 1892-1929  transcribed by ES 
02/20/2012:
   Picture of West Drenthe School Students, 1929-1930  contributed by Tina Thompson 
02/20/2012:
   Obituaries: Arie Cook, Mary Simmons and Oliver Simmons transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
12/30/2011:
   Early Eastmanville School History transcribed by ES
12/30/2011:
   Grand Haven Womans Club Membership, 1900-1901 transcribed by ES
12/16/2011:
   Obituaries: Sgt. Edwin Albrecht, Angie Ball, James A. DeCator, PFC John Wesley Douglas, Anna Ernzer, Anna Everse, Lambert Gryzen, George Isenga,
Ella F. Meyer, Carl Ohlmann, Irene Oostveen, Joe Patmos, Bessie Peasley, Calvin "Kelly" Peasley, Jennnie Schuitema, Nell VanDyke Talsma, Dick VandeBunte,
S/Sgt James VanderLaan, L. S. VanderLaan, and Evert "Ed" VerHage transcribed by ES
12/16/2011:
   Genealogies: Darwin & Melissa Huff and Delora Green transcribed by ES
12/03/2011:  
Tallmadge Township students in School District #5 1870 & 1877, transcribed by ES     
12/03/2011:  
Tallmadge Township students in School District #10 & 10fraction, 1871 & 1877 transcribed by ES  
12/03/2011:  
Tallmadge Township students in School District #8, 1877 & 1881 transcribed by ES  
12/03/2011:  
Tallmadge Township students in School District #6, 1870 & 1875 transcribed by ES    
12/03/2011:
   Tallmadge Township students in School District #2, 1870 & 1874 transcribed by ES 
12/03/2011:
   Tallmadge Township students in School District #3, 1870 & 1873 transcribed by ES
11/17/2011:
   Genealogies: Jans Andries De Vree,  Pieter Jans De Weerd and Yte Ylberg transcribed by ES
11/17/2011:
   Tallmadge township Students in School District # 7  - 1871, 1874  and Fraction 3 school district,  1877, 1883 transcribed by ES 
11/17/2011:
   Obituaries: Albert Geers, Albert Zagers and Kenneth Reese transcribed by ES 
11/17/2011:
   Drenthe Presbyterian Church Families, 1852-1883 transcribed by ES
11/10/2011:
   History of St. John's Lutheran, Grand Haven - 1863-1959 transcribed by ES
09/22/2011:  
Genealogies: John Tibbet and Erastus Yeomans transcribed by ES
09/16/2011:
   Liberty Tanner Beardsley, Early Settler of Georgetown Township transcribed by ES
09/09/2011: 
 Places in Polkton Township
09/09/2011:
   One-Room School Buildings in Polkton Township - Centennial School, Eastmanville SchoolJackson School, Jericho School,
Little School, Marshall School and Rankin School
09/02/2011:
   1906 Coopersville High School Students transcribed by ES
09/02/2011:
   1932 Coopersville High School Yearbook transcribed by ES
08/25/2011:
   1903 Founding Families of Zeeland Second Reformed Church transcribed by ES
08/25/2011:
   1928 Hudsonville Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade Students transcribed by ES
08/21/2011:
   George W. Densmore Diary, 1872 and 1874 transcribed by Kathy Cook
08/21/2011:
   Genealogies: John Dinsmoor (Densmore) and John Richardson transcribed by ES
07/31/2011:
   Coopersville High School Graduates, 1892 - 1929 transcribed by ES
07/31/2011:
  Obituaries: Joseph Robinson and Harriet A. Bateman Corts contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/29/2011:
   1920 Coopersville High School Yearbook trancribed by ES
07/25/2011:
   Obituaries: Updated - Henry Philos Bateman, James Grootenhuis and Charles Nelson; Cyrus Miller, Electa Miller and Adna Sherman
transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/19/2011:
   Genealogies: Martin Elzinga, Jan Harmsen, Daniel McDuffee, Jan Romeyn and Scott-Seeber family transcribed by ES
07/11/2011:
   Obituary: Benton E. Green contributed by Kathy Cook
07/11/2011:
   Hudsonville Public School Class between 1910-1914 contributed by Kathy Cook 
07/11/2001:
   1925 North Blendon School Class contributed by Vicki Brovont   
07/11/2011:
   Zeeland Cemetery Map by ES




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 About the The Michigan US GenWeb Volunteer Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Michigan Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Michigan, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. 

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Brian and Terri Rene (DaVar) Howard have been responsible for Ottawa County from the summer of 1996 until the Spring of 2002.
Please contact the temporary county coordinator, Jan Cortez,  if you would like to contribute to this site
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