Pvt. Arie Cook
Co. B, 3rd Michigan Infantry
February 11, 1830- April 16, 1898


Coopersville Observer, April 29, 1898

Pvt. Arie Cook

On Saturday, April 16, 1898, death removed from our midst, Arie Cook, an old and well-known resident of Polkton Township.

Deceased was born in Herwynen, Province of Gelderland, Netherlands, February 11, 1830. He immigrated to America in the summer of 1847, in the party under the leadership of Rev. H. P. Scholte. Their destination was Pella, Marion County, Iowa, where a Holland colony was begun according to the custom of the day. Here he remained only until the spring of 1848, coming directly to Ottawa County, Michigan.

In May 1856, he married Alydia Wolcott who survives him. They settled, pioneer fashion, in Polkton Township where they have since resided. From this union ten children are born, all still living. Of this number two sons reside in South Dakota, two sons and one daughter in Grand Rapids, another daughter in Holland, the remaining four are among us here.

In the peaceful quiet of Lamont Cemetery the remains were laid to rest. We deem it an honor to be followed to earth’s last resting place by a large and respected family and a community in which he was highly esteemed.

Since 1867, deceased was a member of the Reformed Church. Honorable and exemplary as a man and citizen, esteemed by those who knew him best, we trust he may now have entered on a wider sphere and higher plane of existence, Thankful to a kind providence who so long spared him we further comment the mourning widow and children.

Obituaries of the Coopersville Observer by Henry and Loekie Boersma

Military Records

Arie Cook was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted as private in Co. B, 3rdMichigan Infantry on November 6, 1861, at Grand Rapids, Michigan, age 32. He received a disability discharge on October 10, 1862, at Whiteford, Maryland. Military records list his name as Ova Cook. His obituary and his gravestone records list his name as Arie Cook.


Coopersville Observer, February 24, 1899.

Lamont—Mrs. Arie Cook died at her home, February 18, 1899, aged 64 years.

Obituaries of the Coopersville Observer by Boersma



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