List of Obituaries, Weddings and Anniversaries of People Born in Holland, MI
and Mainly Died in Other States.

Richard Beekman * Bartel Blink * Albert Borgers * Herbert Brinks * Francis Brooks * Rev. Bert Brower *
Peter J. Caauwe * George Copley * Paul DeClark Henry T. DeWeerd * Dena Oggle DeYoung *
Mae Kammeraad/Oscar Gullans * Maude Verhowe Hodgkins *, Harry Jones * Harriet S. Karns * George H. Kleis * Gertrude Kuipers * Birt LockhartGrace Matrau * Jacob Meeboer * Joanna NiemeyerEngelbert Christian Oggel * Cora Peerbolte Patz *
Aleida Peters * Steven Putnam * Jurrien Raak * Roy J. Schaeffer *
M/M John D. Schriner * Lucy Sturrop Schutt * Agnes Murchie Selby George Tuft Smith * Michael Seery *
Dr. Morris Steggerda * Eleanor Seery Stephan * Dorothy Mills Thompson * Mary Hoek Thompson *
Gertie VandenBerg * Seane Kasten VanderSchaaf * M/M H. S. VanOtterloo * Rev. Arne Vennema * Everett Vliek *
Maude Brower Williams * *Dr. John E. Winter * Dena Oggel Young * Wilhelmina Zwiers/Edward Zwart

Peter J. Caauwe

Peter J. Caauwe. 58, of Midlothian, Illinois, formerly of 10643 Wentworth, died Friday, October 12, in St. Francis hospital, Blue Island.
Born in Holland, Michigan, January 4, 1893, he was a resident of this community for one year and was an employee of the Coca Cola Company. He was the husband of Elizabeth; father of Neal M., Richard P. Caauwe, and Mrs. Dorothy Mc Cardie. Funeral services were held Monday, October 15, at 2 p.m. from the funeral home at 10928 Michigan to the Community Bible Church, of Midlothian, 111. With the Rev. Harold Brouwer in charge, interment was in Oak Lawn cemetery. Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, 17 Oct 1951

Henry T. De Weerd

After an illness of nine weeks with heart trouble and complications, Henry T. De Weerd passed away Sunday night at 11:40 p.m. at his home in  Orange City.
Mr. De Weerd was born in Holland, Michigan May 6, 1874, and came to Sioux County at the age of 8.

 He was married to Miss Hattie Vander Kooi on February 26, 1902, and lived at Sioux Center for 30 years. They then moved to Orange City, living here for .12 years. His wife preceded him in death four months ago. Surviving are five children, Alice (Mrs. Sy Hulstein) of Sioux Center, Tony of Orange City, Fred of Sioux Center, and the Misses Christina and Sue at home. There are seven grandchildren.
Surviving also is a sister, Mrs. H. Dieters of Sioux Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the First Christian Reformed Church with the Rev.R. Bronkema officiating. Interment was made in the Sioux Center cemetery.
Sioux County Capital, Orange City, Iowa, 12 Apr 1945.

Mrs. Dorothy H Mills Thompson

SOUTH HAVEN - Mrs. Dorothy H Thompson, 49 Of Chetek, Wisconsin, died Friday in Rice Lake. Wisconsin. She was born in Holland. Michigan and is a former resident of South Haven. Survivors include her husband, James, five sons, Tom, Korea, Timothy. Fort Bragg. N.C., Paul, Matthew, and Andrew, all at home; two daughters, Maureen and Laura, both at home: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mills, Holland. Mich, and one sister. Mrs. Elizabeth Strazanac, Muskegon. Funeral services will be held on Monday al 2 p.m. at the Calvin funeral home here. Burial will be in Lake View cemetery. Friends may call between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home
The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, 10 May 1974

50th Anniversary
Approximately 50 relatives will help Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Van Otterloo celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary here today. The event will be marked at the Steve Van Otterloo home this evening and tomorrow afternoon an open house will be held from two to five- pm in the Van Otterloo, home.
Expected at the observance will be children of the golden anniversary couple, grandchildren, sisters and brothers. The occasion will be marked in the evening.
The Van Otterloos were married March 11, 1898 at Doon Iowa at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Cooima.
They moved southwest of Rock Valley and lived there for several years'. From there they moved to .their own farm located northwest of Rock Valley where they lived for 29 years. In 1938 they moved to Rock Valley, where they lived since-that time.

Mr. Van Otterloo was born in Holland, Michigan in 1873 and Mrs.Van Otterloo was born in the Netherlands in 1876. Both are members of the' Christian Reformed church. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Van Otterloo, one deceased in infancy. Their children are Lena (Mrs. Frank Van Pykeren) of Hull Steve and Tracy (Mrs Andrew Koedam) of Rock Valley, Sam and John of Rock Valley, Anna (Mrs Ray Mulder) of Hull, Alice (Mrs Jake Gravengoed) of Judson, and Clifford, also of  Rock Valley.
Rock Valley Bee, Rock Valley, Iowa, 11 Mar 1948

Jurrien G. Raak, pioneer resident of Sioux county, died at his home at Orange City on Friday, September 6, after an illness of many months. An operation was performed in the hope of benefitting his health and he made a courageous fight to regain his old time spirit, but without avail.
Jerry, as everyone called him, was born at Holland, Michigan, January 4. 1864.
 He came to Sioux county with his parents while still a boy, and helped with the work on the farm south of Orange City where the family settled. Later he became an apprentice in the blacksmith shop of E Van Olst and became an expert blacksmith.
He married Miss Ellen Van Olst at Orange City in June, 1SS5, and Mr. Raak was in the blacksmithing trade at the county seat for many years. Eleven children were born to the couple, but two' preceded their father in death, one child dying in infancy and Mrs. Ida Popma passing away 9 years ago. Besides his helpmate, he is survived by their nine children, as follows: Mrs. J. De Raad, Kingsley, la.; Mrs. Ring De Jager, Orange City; Gerrit, Edward and Raymond Raak, Orange City; Jerry Raak, Hospers; Paul Haak, Ocheyedan; Elmer and Earl Raak, Chicago, m. His brother John Brookings, S. D., also survives.

Rev. Bert Brower,  pastor of the American Reformed church, was in charge of the funeral services which were held at the Van Etten funeral home at Orange. City on Monday afternoon, . September 9, at 2:00 p. m. Interment was made at the Orange City cemetery. Among those who came from away to attend the services were John Raak of Brookings, Mr. and Mrs. John De Raad and children of Kingsley;_Mr. and .Mrs Paul Raak of Ocheyedan, Elmer and Earl Raak of Chicago; Mr and Mes E L Bullock of  Slayton. Minn. Mrs. Harold Cook of Lake Wilson, Minn.; Mrs. Joan Van Olst of Chandler, Minn,
Alton Democrat, Alton, Iowa, 20 Sep 1935.

Cora Irene Peerbolte, Mrs John Patz  of 455 E. 158th st. South Holland, died Tuesday. September 12, at the home of  her daughter, Antoinette Boers 14129 State st. Riverdale.
She was born in Holland. Michigan on August 21, 1898.
A resident of South Holland for 42 years, she was a member of the Calvary Reformed Church of South Holland. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Reformed Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, with Rev. Richard Vreesman officiating. Interment was made in the Hazelwood Cemeterv. The
DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home. 649 E 162nd st. South Holland, was in charge of arrangements. She is survived by her husband, John; one daughter, Antoinette Boers of Riverdale, three sons, Donald of  lbuquerque, New Mexico, John of Chicago Heights and Gene of Harvey, two sisters, Mrs Henry Witteveen of Denver. Colorado and Mrs. Charles Van Der Schaaf of Holland, Mich ; three brothers, Anthony Peerbolte and Leonard Peerbolte, both of Holland, Mich, and Harry Peerbolte of Detroit; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl, in 1943.
The Pointer, Riverdale, Illinois, 21 Sep 1961

The Rev. Dr. Ame Vennema pastor of the First Reformed Church of Passaic, New Jersey, died at his home there on Sunday. The funeral was held at the church on Wednesday. He was born in Holland, Michigan, on May 25, 1857. Dr. Vennema came to the New Paltz Church from the seminary at New Brunswick in 1882 and remained as pastor until 1886. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Henrietta LeFevre, a son, A. Winston Vennema and two daughters. Mrs. Edward Merrikle and Miss Florence Venaema ot Passaic and Madison, New Jersey.
The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, 5 May 1925

George F. Cropley
George F. Cropley, 76, of Arcata, died Sunday, December 25, after a lengthy illness. He was the city clerk of Arcata and had been for several years. He has been a resident of that city for 54 years.
He was born in Holland, Michigan. He has lived the past 13 years with his sister, Mrs. Caroline Minor.
He is 'survived by his wife, Mrs. Juliette Cropley, his sister, Mrs. Minor and 3 nieces, Mrs. Marjorie Hollis of Loyalton California, Mrs. Edward Williams and Mrs. Dorothy Hardy both of Oakland. Funeral arrangements are pending at Paul's chapel, Arcata.
Humboldt Standard, Eureka, California, 26 Dec 1955

Albert Borgers
FARMER OF GREENWOOD VICTIM OF LOCKJAW - MARSHFIELD.-Albert Borgers, a farmer near Greenwood, died at the hospital in the city Wednesday of lockjaw resulting from an injury received by getting his left hand caught in a corn shredder about two weeks ago. Two of the fingers were lost and the hand was mangled. The body was taken to Greenwood.
The deceased was born in Holland, Michigan 54 years ago and moved to Greenwood from Madison about eight years ago. He leaves his wife and seven children.
Eau Claire Leader, Wisconsin, 26 Mar 1921

Harriet Strong Karns passed away Sept. 7, 1957.
A native of Holland, Michigan, formerly of Denver, Colorado, she had been a resident of the Pasadena area since 1917 and is survived by her husband
Herbert R Karns son Roger T. Karns and daughter. Mrs. J. R. Darby. Services 3 p.m Saturday In Memory Chapel lives and Warren Co., 100 No  Hill Ave., the Rev. Dr. Alden S. Mossammer officiating.
Star-News, Pasadena, California, 13 Sep 1959

Maude Verhowe , Mrs William Pillsbury Hodgkins
Resident of many years at Clear Lake Highlands, formerly of Hayward.  December 18, 1975.  Dearly beloved wife of the late William P. Hodgkins, dear mother of June Johnson, Barbara Bylund, Edythe Battley. Loved by 12 grandchildren.and  9 greatgrandchildren .

A native of  Holland, Michigan.  Age 85 years.  Past member of  the Eastern Star Lower Lake Chapter.  Also a member of the Methodist Church. Services will be held 2 P M December 20 at Jones & Lewis Funeral Home Lower Lake, Calif. Private inurnment at Chapel of Memories 4401 Howe St Oakland, Calif. Family prefers donations to the Heart Fund. (Born 28 Mar 1890)
Daily Review , Hayward , California, 20 Dec 1975

Herbert J. Brinks and Alice Van Kley
Herbert J. Brinks, beloved husband and father of Alice and Herbert, Jr., passed away at the Cook County hospital, Chicago, on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the age of 29 years, 4 months and 2 days. His death was caused by high blood pressure. Mr. Brinks had been ailing since May 1936, and was the victim of several hemorrhages. His latest was one of the brain, which left him totally blind and hysterical. Just before his death he had a hemorrhage of the kidneys.

Mr. Brinks was born in Holland, Mich., on May 2, 1908, where he was raised and received his schooling. On August 3, 1931, he was married to Alice Van Kley and resided here ever since. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 7, at 9:30 o'clock in the Bethany .Christian Reformed church, with Rev. J. O. Bouwsma officiating. Burial was at Holland,Mich., cemetery. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Alice, and son Herbert, Jr., 2 years old; also Jive sisters, Mrs. F. Vogel of Grand Rapids, Mich., Henrietta of Grand Raipids, Mrs. R Dekker of Englewood; Mrs. John Anker and Mrs. John Van Kley of South Holland. He also leaves three brothers; namely, Bert of Grand Rapids; Benjamin of Peoria and Elmer of South Holland.
The Pointer, Riverdale, Illinois, 10 Sep 1937.

Jacob Meeboer and Gertrude De Young
Jacob Meeboer, formerly of South Holland, but late of Grand  Rapids, Michigan, passed away at the home of his niece, Mrs. J.Hauskechat, Grand Rapids, on Tuesday, November G, at 10:20 p. m. His death was caused by pneumonia and heart trouble. The body was transferred   to Harvey, from where the funeral will be held. The funeral services will be held Saturday. November 10, at 2 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. J O'Connor, with Rev. Graf, pastor of the Harvey Federated church officiating.  Those surviving are; his wife,   Mrs. Gertrude Meeboer; one daughter Mrs. Bessie  'Connor of Harvey; one son. Raymond of South Holland; also four brothers, Bert of Grand Rapids- John of Holland, Mich ; Albert ot Flint, Mich.; Gerrit of Green Bay Mich.; three sisters. Mrs. Gerrit Kuizinger of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Alice Reynolds, of Holland ,Mich.; and Mrs Henrietta Brown of Grand Rapids and three grandchildren.

Mr. Meeboer was born in Holland, Mich, in 1872 and died at the age of 62 years. In 1891 he came to South Holland and in 1891 married Gertrude De Young of this locality. During  his time in South Holland he serve for thirteen veara, as agent of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad resuming in 1916  to go to Florida. In 1918 he returned and again was employed by the railroad, working out of Haney station. For the last eight years he has been spending most of his time on his farm in Grand Rapids. At the time of his death Mr. Meeboer was a social member of the South Holland volunteer fire men. He was an active member from 1916 to 1932. In 1925 he was elected president of the Community Firemans   Association.  
This was the year it was organized and he was greatly responsible for its present existence . Mr Meeboer also served as village trustee of South Holland for terms.
The Pointer, Riverdale, Illinois, 9 Nov 1934

Steven Putnam

PULLMAN, May 9-Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in Holland, Mich., for Steven Putnam,
former resident and barber of Pullman, who died May 3. in his home in Holland. He was 77 years old. Mr. Putnam went to Holland to live 24 years ago and was a barber there until he retired a few years ago because of his ill health. He was a member of the Trinity Reformed church at Holland and the Fennville Masonic lodge. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Overway, Mrs. James Hlllebrand and Mrs. Gary Visscher, all of Holland, and one son. Carl of Pontiac, Mich. A brother and sister also survive. Burial was in Pilgrim Home cemetery at Holland.
The News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 9. May 1950

Everett Vliek
DECATUR, May 9 - Everett Vlick, 66, died at his home here at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness of several years.
Mr. Vliek was born In Holland Mich., on Jan. 19, 1884 .Son of Mr and Mrs. Willam Vliek. He was married in 1907 to Miss Minnie Glide of Grand Rapids, who survives him. He was a member of the First Reformed church of Decatur. Besides his wife, Mr. Vliek leaves seven sons and three daughters- Willis, John, Edward. Donald, Kenneth, and Mrs. Jennie Sikkema all of Decatur; Gordon of  Kalamazoo; Mrs. Joan Smith, and Lawrence, both of Hartford; and Cora Stamp of Cleveland, O. Surviving Mr. Vliek also are 14 grandchildren; flive brothers, John of Cleveland, O., Joe of Battle Creek, Jake of Kalamazoo, George of Decatur, and William of Sioux City, In.; and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Weissner of Kalamazoo. And Mrs. Reka Essenberg of Holland Mich. Funeral services for Mr. Vlick will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock
Thursday afternoon at the First Reformed church here. The Rev. James Stegeman, the church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lakeside cemetery. The body of Mr. Vlick Is at the Newell & Sons funeral home.
The News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 9. May 1950

Seane Kasten, Mrs. Dewey Vander Schaaf
Mrs. Dewey Vander Schaaf, 65, of 2312 S. 10th St., died Monday evening at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. The former Seane Kasten, she was born in Holland, Mich., on April 29, 1905, the daughter of the late August and Lyda Kasten. She graduated from Holland High School, and attended business-college in Holland. On Oct. 21, 1933, she married Dewey Vander Schaaf in Holland. The couple moved to Sheboygan about 25 years ago. Her husband is a vice president of Mullen's. Mrs. Vander Schaaf was a member of Hope Reformed Church, and was a member of several women's circles and the church choir until her illness. Survivors include her husband; one son, Rand. Fond du Lac; a brother, August Kasten, Brighton, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Riemer Boersma and Mrs. William Brouwer, Holland, Mich. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hope Reformed Church, with the Rev.Paul  De Vries, officiating. Entombment will be in the Garden Terrace Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, and at the church after 11 a.m. Thursday
Sheboygan Journal, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2 Jun 1970.

George H Kleis
George H. Kleis. 59, of R.2, Rapid .City, died Sunday morning at his home after a sudden illness. The son of the late Henry and Hattie (Schippers) Kleis. he was born at Holland. Mich., on Oct. 9. 1916, and was married to Edna Van on Aug. 25,1942 at Rapid City. Mr. Kleis lived in Kalkaska County from 1945 to 1957 when he moved to the Holland-Grand Haven area where he was in commercial radio broadcasting. He owned and operated radio station i WGHN. Grand Haven, from 1964-1972. He returned to Kalkaska County in 1972 and was employed as an engineer by television station WGTU in Traverse City. He is survived by his wife. Edna; two daughters. Mrs. Donald J. (Opal) Chilson of Williamsburg and Mrs. Alan (Dana) Holleman of Galien: two brothers, Harvey and Raymond, both of Holland. Mich.: three sisters. Mrs. John (Jean) Raak and Mrs. Harvey (Marian) Scholten, both of Holland. Mich., and Mrs. Vaughn (Elaine) Jensen of Jackson: his  stepmother, Mrs. Henry Kleis of Zeeland; a stepbrother Harvey Kragt of Holland. Mich.: two step-sisters, Mrs. James (Wilma) Weatherwax and Mrs. Dennis (Lois) Steinfort, both of Holland, Mich.: and four grandchildren.
The funeral was held this afternoon at Faith Reformed Church of Traverse City, of which he was a member. The Rev. Warren Burgess officiated. Burial was in Clearwater Township cemetery, Kalkaska County.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Schwartz-Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, 6 Jul 1976.


Mrs. Gertrude Kuipers, 84. Of 10625 Wabash, died Monday, July 6, at her home, ending a lingering illness. Born in Holland, Mich., July 24, 1858. she was a resident of this community for 65 years and was a member of the Bethany Reformed Church She was the wife of the late Peter; mother of Dena Huizenga, Hattie Kuipers, Marie Baker, of Borne Grove, Ind, Grace Hoffman, of Holland, Mich, Susan Kuipers, and the late Richard Kuipers, and sister of Nell Reeves, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Five grandchidren, and four great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, at 1 30 p m from the Otto Funeral Home with Dr Harry J. Hager in charge. Interment will be In Mount Greenwood cemetery.
Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, Illinois, 8 Jul 1953.

Richard Beekman
Sheboygan man killed in auto accident.

Richard Beekman, known by many in Sheboygan as "Dick" Beekman, was born in Holland, Mich., and was the son of Mrs. John Beekman, 2026 Folger avenue. He came to Sheboygan as a young man and has lived here most of his life. While in the city he has assisted his brother Henry, who is a signpainter, and when away he has been engaged in work for carnivals and shows. Deceased is survived by his mother, three sisters, Mrs. William Kennhack, Mrs. U. Pheiler and Mrs. Rudolph Spehn,  three brothers, Henry, Albert and John, all of Sheboygan.  The Rev.E L  Krueger of St. John's Evangelical church officiated and burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery. The pallbearers were three brothers: Henry, Albert and John Beekmann and three brothers-in-law, William Kennhack, U. Pfeiler and Rudolph Spehn.
Sheboygan Journal, Wisconsin, 30 Nov 1925

Dena Oggel,  Mrs Jacob F De Young
Funeral services for the late Mrs.De Young will be held at her home in Orange City this Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Dr. Hoffman of New Brunswick Seminary will preach the sermon Friends were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. J. F. De Young on Tuesday morning in a Chicago hospital. Mrs. De Young  left for Chicago about two weeks ago to visit her son, Dr.Marion De Young, and to consult doctors. A gall bladder operation was performed last week from which she rallied and reports had been encouraging until her husband received the phone message of her death on Tuesday noon. Her sons. Dr. G. M. De Young and Russell, were both present in Chicago: at the time of the operation and since that time all reports stated that she was getting along nicely. Everything that could have been done was done for her. The body arrived in Orange City Wednesday afternoon. Before her marriage to J. F. De Young in 1903 she was Dena Oggel, daughter of the late J. M. Oggel who was for many years cashier in the pioneer Hospers bank in Orange Citv.
She was born in Holland, Mich., and had just recently passed her 54th birthday anniversary. Besides her husband and the two sons, Mrs. De Young is survived by three brothers, as follows: E. C. Oggel of Seattle, Wash.: Dr. H. D. Oggel of Maurice and J. H. Oggel of Beverly Hills, California, as well as by cousins and other relatives. Mrs. De Young was active in community affairs and in the work of the American Reformed church of which she was a member. She will he sadly missed by those who just a few scant weeks ago whi bid her a light and happy farewell until the time when she would soon return. The sympathy of all are extended to the bereaved family in the hour of their great sorrow.
Alton Democrat, Alton, Iowa, 14 Aug 1931.

Miss Grace Matrau - Windsor, June 3.-Miss Grace Matrau, 60, died here at 8 a.m. Monday after a long illness. She was residing at the home of Mrs. Myrtle Teller, Funeral services will be held at the Windsor Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. After the services the body will shipped to Lincoln, Nebr., and buried beside her parents. Miss Matrau was born In Holland, Mich., April 19, 1875, moved to Lincoln early in life and moved to Colorado later. She has spent most of her life in Windsor, engaged in the coal business, despite her poor health.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs C. A. McKim of Windsor, Mrs E.B Lewis of Lincoln. Nebr.; a brother,
H.J  Matrau of Chicago, Ill, and a nephew, Eugene MCKim of Denver.
The Greeley Daily Tribune,Greeley, Colorado, 4 Jun 1935.

Miss Aleida J. Pieters,

Milwaukee, April 6. Miss Aleida J. Pieters, dean of Milwaukee-Downer college since 1921, died today after an illness of one week She was 59 years old. Miss Pieters, who also was professor of government and history at the college, attended Milwaukee- Downer from 1895 to 1897, Michigan State Normal school, the University of Michigan, and Colombia University.  She was a member of the National Association of Deans of Women, the American Political Science Association the American Association of University Women and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  
She was born at Holland, Mich. She is survived by two brothers and a sister, the Rev. Albertus J. Albertus J. Pieters, professor of biblical literature at Hope college. Dr. Adrian J Pieters, an agronomist of the United States department of agriculture at Washington, and Miss Jennie A. Pieters, a music teacher in a mission school in Japan.
Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan, 6 Apr 1936

Paul De Clark of Dillon Passes
DILLON, Feb. 8. Paul De Clark, 76. an inmate of the Beaverhead county farm, died today following a brief illness. He was born In Holland, Mich., January 7. 1865, and has been a resident of this county for about is years. Surviving relatives Include a brother, John De Clark, and sister, Mrs. Martin Van Dreel, both of Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, 7 Feb 1941

Roy James Schaeffer
SAUGATUCK, Nov. 11- Funeral services for Roy James Schaeffer, 49, were held this afternoon from
the home of his mother, Mrs Thomas W. Eaton, of Pleasant Ave Rev. H. E. Maycroft officiated. Mr Schaeffer, who had been in ill health for some time, died In University hospital. Ann Arbor, Saturday evening, following an operation.

He was born in Holland, Mich., June 15, 1892, and moved to the vicinity of Saugatuck when about 14 years of age. In later years he moved to a farm near Monon, Indiana, where he resided until about a year ago, when he and Mrs. Schaeffer returned to make their home on their farm north of this village. Survivors are the mother, Mrs. Thos. W. Eaton; his widow, Abbie, one son, Wayne Schaeffer of Holland, and one daughter, Evelyn Grace Schaeffer of  LaFayette, Indiana. Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Saugatuck.
The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 11 Nov 1941

Francis M Brooks,
Funeral services for Francis M Brooks, marine engineer for the G&H Towing Co., will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the J. Levy & Bro. funeral home. Dr. Mark C. Magers will officiate and Interment will be In Galveston Memorial Park.  Mr. Brooks died yesterday afternoon at the United State Marine Hospital where he was taken on Tuesday morning after he became ill aboard his vessel at Texas City. Surviving are; His widow Mrs; Effie E. Brooks; three daughters, Miss Rosie Brooks. Mrs. Elmo R. Jordan and Mrs. Roy W. Johnson, all of Galveston; one son, Z. F. Brooks of Pasadena, Tex.; one sister. Mrs. Belle Hebert of Los Angeles, Cal., and three grandchildren
Mr. Brooks was born In Holland, Mich., Jan. 9, 1883. He came to Galveston In 1918. Entering the employ of the Suderman-Young Towing Co., and, later, the concern employing him at the time of  his death. He was a member of Tucker Lodge No. 297 AF & AM of the  Odd Fellow Lodge No. 8.
Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, 6 Jun 1944.

Maude Brower , Mrs Burt Williams
Mrs. Burt Williams, whose husband is director of promotion of Consolidated Water Power and Paper company, died at 9:50 Tuesday night at Riverview hospital following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at the Stanton W. Mead residence, 730 First avenue south, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Robert W. Kingdon, officiating.
Maude Brower Williams was born  at Holland, Mich., June 10,1878, one of nine children born to Capt. And Mrs. Frank Brower. Captain Brower and his family moved to Ashland, Wis,, in 1888, where the father owned and operated a number of passenger and tug boats for many years. She was married to Burt Williams February 24, 1903, the latter being mayor of Ashland and the publisher of a daily newspaper there at that time. In 1914, Mr. Williams was appointed U. S. collector of internal revenue and he and his wife moved to Madison. Later, the family lived in Washington, D. C-, where Mr. Williams served as head of internal revenue collectors for the United States. In 1919, Mr. Williams resigned his Washington position to form a tax and accounting organization in Milwaukee. In 1933, the Williams family moved to Wisconsin Rapids. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stanton W. Mead, and a son, Gilbert D. Williams, who recently moved to Wisconsin Rapids after having served for nine years as a member of the Purdue university faculty. There are four grandchildren. The body was taken from the Baker and Son funeral home to the Mead residence late this afternoon. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 3 Jan 1945.

Engelbert Christian Oggel
Maurice: Engelbert Christian Oggel died suddenly Friday morning, January 5, of coronary occlution. He was the second child and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Oggel of Orange City.
Engelbert Oggel was born in Holland, Mich, on April 13, 1871. With his parents, sister, and three brothers, he came to Pella, Iowa, in 1887, after living a few months in Kalamazoo, Mich. In the autumn of 1882, the family moved to Orange City. He was educated in the Orange City schools, graduating from Northwestern Classical Academy in 1887, and from Iowa State College in Ames, in 1891.  He then taught Mathematics and Physics in the Orange City Academy for three years. In the autumn of 1894 he was elected Clerk of the District Court of Sioux County, and reelected in 1896.

He was married to Lulu C. Robinson of Orange City on October 19, 1897. No children were born to them, but they raised three children of Mrs. Oggel's brother. In 1898 he matriculated in the Law School of Northwestern University in Chicago, graduating in 1901. He practiced law for about 5 years in Los Angeles, California. With several associates, he organized the Spokane Title Insurance Co. of Spokane, Wash., and in 1921 he accepted the' position of Chief Counsel and Vice-pres. of the Washington Title Insurance Co. He pursued his legal practice for twenty years, until his wife's health and his own heart condition compelled his retirement  in January, 1941. They moved to Los Angeles, California at the advice of their physician. His wife preceded him in death, passing away January 11 1944. Mr. Oggel then came to Maurice to stay in the home of his brother, Dr. Herman Oggel.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Oggel were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle, and  he served as Elder for many years As a lawyer in his specialty that of Title Law, he was most favorably known on the Pacific Coast.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, January 8 at  the Dr. Oggel home. The remains will be shipped to Los Angeles, where interment will be made in Forest Lawn.
Sioux County Capital, Orange City, Iowa, 11 Jan 1945

Dr. Morris Steggerda
HARTFORD, Conn., March 15, 49, professor of anthropology at the Kennedy School of Missions at the Hartford Seminary Foundation, died today at Hertford Hospital. He was seized with a heart attack at his home, Tuesday. A widely recognized authority on Mayan culture,  Steggerda was born in Holland, Mich.
Newport Daily News, Newport, Rhode Island, 15 Mar 1950.

Harry E. Jones.
The funeral service for Harry E. Jones. 68 resident of Pitchford's. who passed away last Thursday night was held in Johns Funeral Home, Stuart.  Rev J O. Jameson, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. He and his wife were former residents of Antigo, Wisconsin.. He was a retired automobile mechanic .Born in Holland, Mich , he was a World War I veteran and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Besides his wife he leaves a brother in Somonauk, Illinois. Burial took place in All Saint's cemetery, Jensen Beach.
Fort Pierce News-Tribune, Fort Pierce, Florida, 9 Mar 1954

Dr. John E. Winter,
Dr. John E. Winter, who retired in 1948 as head of the department of psychology and philosophy at the University, died yesterday after a short illness. He was 81. Funeral services will be held here at 2 p.m. Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home and burial will be  in Holland, Mich., where Mrs. Winter is buried. Dr. Winter was a resident of 325 Grandview Avenue. He came to Morgantown in 1921  to accept a position as professor of psychology at the University. He was advanced to head of the department in 1929.

Born in Holland, Mich., Feb. 28, 1878, he was a graduate of Hope College and the University of Michigan from which he received his PhD in 1917. Before coming to Morgantown, he had taught at Goshen College, the  University of North Dakota and Parsons College. Dr. Winter was a member of the First Presbyterian Church,  the Kiwanis Club and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a member of the executive council of the Boy Scouts of America and taught the Roughneck Bible Class at his church. He had also served for many years on the Salvation Army advisory board. Dr. Winther held membership numerous professional and scientific  societies, including American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American  Psychological Association, and the Southern Society for Philosophy psychology of which he was ex-president.  Surviving Dr. Winter is a son  John Lawencer Winter of Huntington Ind. and two grandchildren, children of his deceased son James Edwin Winther  who died in 1939.
The Dominion-News, Morgantown, West Virginia 17 Jul 1959

Mrs Gertie Vanden Berg passed away very suddenly Tuesday morning at 9:30. She had been staying with her daughter Mrs Marcus Schoneville the past few years. Funeral services will be held at the Christian Reformed Church this Saturday afternoon. She leaves to mourn her loss, thirteen children, Bert of Big Horn, Wyoming, Jerry of Clear Lake,S. D., Grant of Brookings, S. D, Lila of Lakewood, Calif. All the other sons and daughters live in and around Volga, S. D. She was born in Holland, Mich., March 1875, and came to S. D. in 1908.
Sioux County Capital, Orange City, Iowa, 2 Sep 1954.

George Tuft Smith
ANACONDA-George Tuft Smith, 69, of San Clemente, Calif., died Tuesday in St. Ann Hospital. He was visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Nelson, 70t Chestnut, when he was stricken ill and underwent surgery Sept. 8. He was here with his brother, Carl E. Smith, on their way from Michigan to California. He was born in Holland, Mich., June 12, 1893. He attended schools in Michigan and served with the Army in Europe during World War 1. He was a U.S. Immigration officer in Michigan for 32 years retiring in 1953. His wife died in1955. Funeral services will be at 4:30 Wednesday al the Fischer Funeral Chapel. Rev. Howard Huff will officiate. The body will be sent 'o Sault St. Marie. Mich. Thursday morning where additional funeral services and  burial will be conducted.
Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, 26 Sep 1962.

Bartel Blink Died
Bartel Blink, formerly a resident of Dolton for 27 years, passed away Sunday morning, June 1st at home, 15 West 17th street, Holland Mich., aged 75 years, 2 months and 27 days. -Mr. Blink and family moved from Dolton on a farm at North Holland, Mich., in 1900 and in 1915 retired from active work and moved to his present address. His health gradually broke down for the past two years and three weeks ago he became bedridden.
He was born in the Netherland; March 5, 1849 and came to America with his parents in 1856 and settled in Ferrysburg, Mich., and a few years later came to South Holland, Illinois. At the age of 10 years he lost his mother by death, after which time he was reared by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wierma. He was married April 7, 1873 to Minnie Voss. Eight children, three sons and five daughters were born to this union. He is survived by his widow and three sons, William and Albert of Chicago, and Henry of Holland; and three daughters, Miss Jane Blink of Chicago; Abigal (Mrs.Wm. Douma) of Holland; and Henrietta (Mrs. Paul Schilleman) of Hollland Township and six grandchildren, Mabel (Mrs. Joe Boomker), Seymour and Esther Blink of Chicago, Chester and Delbert Schilleman and Hazel Douma of Holland,  Mich.; also two great grandchildren, Ruth and Joyce Boomker. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, June 4th, at 2.00 o'clock from his home, Rev. Heemstra and Rev. Tysse officiating. Interment at Pilgrim Home cemetery, Holland.
The Pointer, Riverdale, Illinois, 6 Jun 1924

Miss Joanna Niemeyer

Miss Joanna Niemeyer, a former resident of Benton Harbor and teacher in the public schools, died early Thursday morning at St. Paul Minn., following a three and one half years illness. Miss Niemeyer was born at Holland, Mich., moving to Benton Harbor when 12 years of age. She graduated from the Benton Harbor
high school and from the Michigan State Normal school at Ypsilanti after which she taught in Benton Harbor.
Leaving Benton Harbor, she attended the Minnesota state University and taught art in the StPaul public schools until three and one-half years ago when she retired on account of ill health. She is survived by her sister, Miss Gertrude Niemeyer,  and three brothers. John,  Lambert and Reinder, all of St. Paul. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m Tuesday from the Third Reformed church at Holland. Burial will be in the Pilgrim Home cemetery there.
The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 30 Aug 1940

Birt A. Lockhart,
Heart Attack Fatal To Saugatuck Man
SAUGATUCK. Dec. 5-Birt A. Lockhart, 67, died suddenly Sunday afternoon in his home in Douglas, as the result of a heart attack. He had suffered a similar attack about a week ago. Born in Holland. Mich., Aug. 22. 1877, Mr. Lockhart had for many years been employed as a steward on boats plying the Great Lakes. Retiring from active service, he and Mrs. Lockhart came to reside in Douglas about 15 years ago. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Lockhart. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 in the Douglas Congregational church, the Rev. Albert Dawe officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home cemetery. Holland, and graveside services will be conducted by Dutcher Lodge, No. 193, F. & A. M. of Douglas.

 Agnes Murchie, Mrs Charles Selby
Mrs. Charles (Agnes) Selby, 78,  of Holland died suddenly Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester (Marj) Exo, in Traverse City. Agnes Murchie was born January  1. 1887 in Traverse City, attended local schools, and had been a resident of Holland since 1922. Through the Netherlands Museum in Holland, Mrs. Selby's collection of 40 Dutch paintings was displayed at the Northwestern Michigan College library in December. On May 25. 1907 she was married to Mr. Selby, who died on October 27, 1963. Surviving besides Mrs. Exo are a son, Thomas of Holland, a brother, Robert Murchie of Traverse City: three grandchildren: and three nephews. funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hope Reformed church. Holland, with burial ill Holland Pilgrim Home cemetery. The body was taken today to Notier funeral home at Holland from Reynolds funeral home in Traverse City.
Record-Eagle. Traverse City, 28 Jun 1965

Lucy S Sturrop, Mrs Jerry P Schutt

Mrs. J.P. (Lucy S.) Schutt. 97, formerly of Rock Valley died March 26, 1982, at Memphis, Tenn. Services were held March 30, 1982, at the Notier-Ver Lee-Langeland Chapel in Holland, Michigan, with Rev. Marion Pennings, a half brother, officiating. Burial was in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Holland, Mich.  Lucy S. Sturrop was born April 25, 1884, in Lincoln County, Nebraska. She attended Northwestern  Academy in Orange City and later married Jerry P. Schuft on November 27, 1907. They moved to Rock Valley from Sioux Center in 1934 and Mr. Schutt was president of the Valley State Bank for many years before retiring in 1958. While in Rock Valley Mrs. Schutt was active in the . Pioneer United Methodist Church, the Federated Women's Club, and other community projects. She is survived, by :two sons,. Paul J. and .Robert L., one daughter, Kathleen J. Richardson of Memphis, Tenn. seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Rock Valley Bee, Rock Valley, Iowa,  14 Apr 1982.

Michael Seery
Michael Seery died at his home Saturday afternoon after a long illness at the age of 75 years.  Mr Seery has been a resident of this city for nearly 50 years, coming here before the fire took place in 1871. He leaves besides a widow, six children,  two sons, Fred of Cadillac, and Cecil residing at home, and four daughters; Mrs Louis Skeels of Muskegon, Mrs Henry Wilson of Port Huron; Mrs Edward Stephan of this city, and Miss May at home. The funeral for Michael Seery was held Tuesday morning at 9 o`clock in the St Francis Church.
Note: Husband of Anna Riley.
4 May 1916

Eleanor Seery, Mrs Edward Stephan
Mrs Eleanor Stephan, 78, widow of the late Edward Stephan, formerly of Holland, Mich. Died in Santa Maria Hospital early Thursday morning.  She was the former Eleanore Seery, daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Seery, pioneers who came to Holland in 1870. She was born and grew up in Holland, and graduated from Holland High School in 1910. Her husband was the son of Evert Ph. Stephan,  former mayor of Holland.

Surviving are on daughter;  Mrs William (Eileen ) Ward of Santa Maria, one brother-in-law, Henry W  Wilson, and one sister-in-law, Mrs Gertrude Seery, both of Holland, two nieces, Mrs Ernest Dahlman and Miss Ruth Seery, both of Muskegon, and one nephew, Dr Thomas Seery of Austin, Minn. Funeral services will be held at Sun Set View Chapel, and burial at Sun Set Cemetery in Berkely, California Monday morning.
Santa Maria, California, 10 Jul 1970.

Anniversaries and Wedding

25th Anniversary

Mae Kammeraad and Oscar Gullans
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gullans, 12026 S. Harvard ave.. will hold open house Sunday, August 15. afternoon and evening, to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. The couple has two sons. Roger Gullans of Indianapolis, and John Gullans, 12157 S. Michigan ave., and two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Bowman, 8909 S. Utica ave., Evergreen Park, and Mrs. James Campbell of Neoga, Illinois. Their other son, Sgt. Harry Gullans, is deceased. There are five grandchildren, Lloyd and Judy Bowman of Exergreen Park, and Nancy, David and Gary Gullans of Indianapolis.

Mrs. Gullans, the former Mae Kammeraad, was born in Holland, Mich., and her husband is a native of Mass, Mich. They were married in Chicago on August 17, 1929, in the Roseland Presbyterian church, where they still worship. Both also belong to Square post of the American Legion and its auxiliary, respectively. Mr. Gullans is patron of Fides chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, where his wife serves as treasurer. He is chief filtration chemist for the South district filtration plant, 79th st. and the Lake, and also is a colonel in the reserves, 322nd logistical command.
Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, 11 Aug 1954

25th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. John David Schriner, 6416 L,aflin st., celebrated their silver wedding anniversary recently with a dinner for 25 guests. They are the parents of Mrs. Henrietta Perfetto, 7914 Hermitage ave.; Alice Schriner, who lives at home with her parents and Pvt. John Schriner, who is serving in the ordnance department at Camp Maxey, Tex.
Mrs. Schriner was born in Holland, Mich., and her husband in Lawton, Mich. They were married in the parsonage of Atonement Lutheran church and she is now a member of Drexel Park Presbyterian church and a member of the church Red Cross unit. She enjoys gardening as her hobby. Mr. Schriner has been employed as a packer with Spiegels, Inc., for the past four years. Four generations were present at the celebration: Mrs. Schriner's father, John Pol, 6330 Laflm st.; Mr. and Mrs. Schriner; the couples' daughter, and four grandchildren, Jean, Nola and Rita Pertetto and Alta Marie Schriner. Other guests were Charles Loerke of Duluth and Mrs. Jennie Branigan, 3401 Wallace st. Mrs. Schriner's sister, Mrs. W. W. MacDonald of Stafford, N.Y., was a recent visitor in the home, but was unable to attended the celebration.
Suburban Economist, Chicago, Illinois, 15 Sep 1943

50th Anniversary

Approximately 50 relatives will help Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Van Otterloo celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary here today. The event will be marked at the Steve Van Otterloo home this evening and tomorrow afternoon an open house will be held from two to five- pm in the Van Otterloo, home.
Expected at the observance will be children of the golden anniversary couple, grandchildren, sisters and brothers. The occasion will be marked in the evening.
The Van Otterloos were married March 11, 1898 at Doon Iowa at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Cooima.
They moved southwest of Rock Valley and lived there for several years'. From there they moved to .their own farm located northwest of Rock Valley where they lived for 29 years. In 1938 they moved to Rock Valley, where they lived since-that time.

Mr. Van Otterloo was born in Holland, Michigan in 1873 and Mrs.Van Otterloo was born in the Netherlands in 1876. Both are members of the' Christian Reformed church. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Van Otterloo, one deceased in infancy. Their children are Lena (Mrs. Frank Van Pykeren) of Hull Steve and Tracy (Mrs Andrew Koedam) of Rock Valley, Sam and John of Rock Valley, Anna (Mrs Ray Mulder) of Hull, Alice (Mrs Jake Gravengoed) of Judson, and Clifford, also of  Rock Valley.
Rock Valley Bee, Rock Valley, Iowa, 11 Mar 1948


Miss Wilhelmina Zwiers and Mr. Edward Zwart Married Jan. 18th 1940
Miss Wilhelmina Zwiers and Mr. Edward Zwart were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents in Eagle township at 1 o'clock last Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Andrew Folkema, pastor of the Christian Reformed church of Hawarden, in the presence of about sixty-five invited guests. Miss Bertha Zwiers, sister of the bride, played the wedding march. The bride's wedding gown was of white lace. Following the wedding ceremony an attractive luncheon was served to the guests. Thursday evening about forty young people were guests at a reception at the Zwiers home and -the following evening a reception for the newlyweds was held at Steen. Minn. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zwiers, long time residents of Eagle township, six miles northeast of .Hawarden.

She was born at Holland, Mich., but came to this community as a small child twenty-one years ago and her home has since been on the same farm with her parents. She was graduated from the rural schools of Eagle township in 1931 and since then has continued to reside at home. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Zwart of Steen, Minn. He was born at Rock Rapids and attended the rural schools of Rock township, Lyon county, from which he was graduated in 1931. For about five years he lived with his parents on a farm near Rock Valley but last year they moved to a place near Steen, Minn., and the young couple will make their home on a farm there where the groom will farm in partnership with his father. They expect to go to Steen in about a week to begin housekeeping. The best wishes of a host of friends will go with them to their new home.
Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Iowa, 25 Jan 1940.

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