What's New - 2007
12/30/2007: New link to the
Early Kent County Marriage
Index at WMGS.
12/24/2007: 1897 Ottawa County Land Owners transcribed by ES.
12/17/2007: Holland Soldiers Union organized article contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
12/17/2007: Civil War Obituaries: Harley Bement, Adrian Wagemaker, Rev. James Cook,
William A. Smith, John Gunderman and Peter Gunst contributed by Joan Van Spronsen.
12/17/2007: Genealogies contributed by Mary Trimbach: David Cox, Benjamin Emery, John Fletcher,
Hiram Goodwin, Phillip Ostrosser, Jonathan Tibbet and Carolus Tuttle families.
Ottawa County Maps - Grand Haven and Holland maps added
11/25/2007: Web sites of cities in Ottawa County (2007)
11/24/2007: Genealogy of the Benjamin Stehouwer family of Lamont, Michigan
11/23/2007: Graafschap Christian Reformed Church Museum
11/23/2007: Hudsonville Farmers Co-op, 90th Anniversary
11/23/2007: 2005 Sale of Hudsonville Christian Grade School, 2007 Summit School, Vriesland, sold
11/23/2007: Obituaries: Guy VanderJagt, U. S. Congressman; Henrietta Cory
11/23/2007: Zeeland Free Methodist 100th Anniversary
11/23/2007: Biographies: Guy VanderJagt, U. S. Congressman, Thomas Hefferan, G. W. Haworth,
Dwight Cutler, Rev. William Ferry, and Thomas Kirkby transcribed by ES
11/23/2007: Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church, 125th Anniversary
11/14/2007: Additional information added to the following cemeteries from recent obituaries: Allendale
Township Cemetery, Rusk Cemetery, Floral View Cemetery, Nunica Cemetery, Ottawa Center Cemetery,
Vriesland Cemetery - ES
11/14/2007: Grand Haven Township Cemetery Map
11/07/2007: A list of executions by state. It provides details including name, date, crime, county, etc.
Scroll down the yellow map to access Michigan information. There are only 13 names listed for Michigan
but other states information might be useful.
Before The Needles: http://users.bestweb.net/~rg/execution.htm
11/07/2007: Olive Township Christmas Tour of Homes
11/07/2007: Grand Haven Township Cemetery transcribed by ES A - L M - Z
09/30/2007: Corrected links to
09/27/2007: Civil War Obituary: George Lane transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
09/08/2007: Article and photo on Holland's First Band submitted by Joan Van Spronsen
09/08/2007: Village of Zeeland: City Hall, First Hospital, Early Pioneers, Early Hotel,
View of Main Street about 1900.
09/08/2007: View of old Eighth Street; 1908 Holland Mailmen
09/08/2007: Old Buildings of Holland: First State Bank, 1891; Episcopal Church Fire, 1886;
1883 City Hall; Cappon-Bertsch Leather Company; Citizens Transfer Company
09/08/2007: Forest Grove Reformed Church Baptisms, 1884-1927 transcribed by Barb Jones.
09/07/2007: Genealogies: Mainly Early Settlers from Crockery and Polkton Townships -
L - P: William Oliver, William Palen, M. L. Palmer, William Parkhurst, William Parrish, James Patchen,
Henry Pennoyer, Swan Peterson, John Pickett, Leman Pifer, Francis J. Plant, Henry Plant, E. R. Porter
Q - S: Walter Quigley, David Rice, Ephraim Richmond, Rollenhagen Brothers, Henry Roth, Samuel
Salter, Joseph Schmidt, Horace Scott, Peter Seba, Daniel Seget, John Seims, Rodney Seymour,
Orlando Shepard, William Smack, Henry Smant, Charles Somerset, Amos Sparks, Medad Spencer,
Daniel Spoon, Henry Stark, Peter Steinback, James Stone, Swan Swanson
T - V: Augustus W. Taylor, Isaac Tissue, Hosea Tracy, Thomas Upton, Mat Urbon, Samuel Van Etten,
Lambert VanderSwaag, Joss Verplanke, Martin Viebrock
W Z:William Walker, Gottlieb Warnke, Charles Westover, Samuel Wickham, James Wildey
Horace Wood, Allen Wright
09/05/2007: Genealogies: Mainly Early Settlers from Crockery and Polkton Townships -
A - B: Henry Ahrens, Gottlieb Aurich, Nicholas Baldus, Chancellor Barringer, William Bond, John Borchers, Charles Brown, Edward Julius Brown, Joseph Brown,
C - D: Charles Carpenter, Benjamin Chittenden, James Conley, Edward Cook, Jacob Cooper, Mikchael Czinder, John Davison, Peter, DeMull, Joseph Deremo, John Dillon, Chris Douck,
E - G: Jacob Easterly, John Eckhoff, George Eckles, Joseph Englert, Charles Erhorn, Henry Ernst,
Torrant Flanders, Hiel Fletcher, James Fosget, Franklin French, Martin Fritz, Louis Gallup, Charles Gibbs,
Johnathan Gleason, Oliver Gordon, Alfred Greene, Francis Green, Apollos Griswold,
H - K: Charles Hagon, Andrew Hale, John Hecksel, Charles Hinsley, Andrew Holmes, Peter Hunt, William Hunter, George Ickes, Orange Jubb, John Kary, Albert Kinney, Joseph Kiper, Barthold Klintworth, Henry Klintworth,
L - P: Asher Lane, Sidney Lawrence, Abraham LeJeune, Benjamin Martin, Daniel McMillan, Daniel Mead,
Otto Meinel, Bernard Mergener, Louis Merkins, George Moore, Henry Moore, Benjamin Murray,
and Daniel Nash transcribed by ES.
09/02/2007: Obituary: Professor Augustus W. Taylor of Coopersville, Crockery Township.
Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers: Charles Bliss, John Douma, Blinn Dumas,
Philo Henderson, Sabin Hutchins, Ezra Kirkbride, Hiram Knowlton, Racelas McClain, Charles Nichols,
Garrett See, John L. Spencer, Guilford Taylor and Elijah Walcott transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
08/14/2007: Civil War soldiers obituaries: Jacob Brillhart and Henry C. Cooley transcribed by Joan
Cemetery Records, 2006 by ES.
07/24/2007: Genealogy of George and Sabra (Gleason) Glover of Canada and Ottawa County,
Michigan contributed by Beverly Edwards.
07/24/2007: Photo of Civil War Veteran, William Rittenburg's tombstone in Allendale Cemetery by
Joan Van Spronsen.
07/24/2007: Photos of tombstones of Spanish-American War Veterans at Pilgrim Home Cemetery
scanned by Joan Van Spronsen.
07/13/2007: Allendale Township Cemetery, 2006 - A - G, H - M, N - S, T - Z
07/13/2007: Civil War Soldier Obituary: William Rittenburg transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/13/2007: Obituaries: Mrs. Harriet (Mazuzan) Parish and Mrs. Egberdina Kollen transcribed
by Joan Van Spronsen
07/01/2007: Civil War Soldier Obituary: Madison Richards transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
06/22/2007: Corrected obituary for
06/18/2007: Broken link fixed.
06/18/2007: A listing of some events at the Olive Township Old Settlers/Sesquicentennial Picnic on
06/18/2007: Civil War Obituary: William DeFouw and obituary of Cornelius Van der Veere, pioneer
from 1847 transcribed by Joan VanSpronsen.
06/16/1007: Civil War Obituaries: William Ledeboer and Cpl. Andrew Thompson transcribed by Joan
06/16/2007: Obituary of Andrew Thompson, fireman transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
06/16/2007: Obituary of Henry DeKruif, businessman of City of Zeeland, transcribed by ES.
06/12/2007: Obituary of Mrs. William VanEtte transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen.
06/12/2007: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers: Orris Buchanan, Captain Jay McCluer, and Elisha Mix
transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen.
06/12/2007: Civil War Soldiers burials in North Holland Cemetery transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
the walking of the cemetery in 2004 has been combined with
earlier records to make this more complete.
05/17/2007: Obituaries: Henry Grootenhuis, Herman Koning, Belgium Revolution; Helena
Grootenhuis and Henrietta Jansen transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
05/17/2007: Civil War Obituaries: John Oggel, Henry Green, Henry L. Green and Henry Matrau
transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
05/17/2007: Article on the 1871 Holland Fire contributed by Joan Van Spronsen
05/03/2007: Civil War Obituaries: Henry Grootenhuis, Alonzo Brayman and the picture of
John Kramer transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
05/03/2007: Van Raalte Post, 1934 - 50 Years transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
05/03/2007: Organization and Some History of the Schools in Grand Haven, Spring Lake,
Crockery, Polkton, Robinson and Olive Townships transcribed by Barb Jones
05/03/2007: Ferry School, Grand Haven, Teachers, 1913-1979 transcribed by ES
Burials in Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven by ES
04/30/2007: New Groningen Cemetery - additional information added
04/29/2007: Corrections made on the Mailing Lists
04/29/2007: Index to 1849 - 1902 Ottawa County Marriage Records by groom's name - ES
04/29/2007: Obituaries: John B. McGinnis, Nelson W. Ogden and John Van Dyke, Civil War
soldiers - transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
04/27/2007: Biography of Gerrit John Diekema, U. S. Representative of Michigan and U. S. Minister
to the Netherlands
04/21/2007: Additional places to check for Obituaries
04/21/2007: Some photos added to the Olive Township Historical Society site thanks to Sandy Karsten
of that society.
04/16/2007: Corrections to the Schools index
04/16/2007: The Getz Farm, 1910-1933, Holland Township transcribed by ES
04/15/2007: 1897 - Villages of Coopersville, Hudsonville-Jenison, Lamont, Nunica and Zeeland added.
04/13/2007: 1897 Blendon Township Map added
04/11/2007: 1897 Ottawa County Town and Township Plat Maps - not complete
04/11/2007: Albertus Christiaan Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan
03/29/2007: New links
made to the Cemeteries of Ottawa County
03/25/2007: Genealogies: Engelko Koolman Family; Robert G. Johnston Family and
Jannes Everts Herssevoort/Hassevoort Family
03/25/2007: Obituary of Civil War Soldiers: Stephen G. Owens
03/24/2007: New rules regarding Vital Records at the Ottawa County Clerk's office.
03/22/2007: WWII West Michigan - 86 Soldiers Bodies Returned
03/20/2007: Zeeland Historical Society's 2007 Scheduled Events
03/19/2007: Louis DeKraker - Articles on his occupation as a butcher and Civil War Encampments
transcribed by Peggy Stempfly
03/19/2007: Civil War Battle of Tebbs Bend and the 25th Michigan Infantry transcribed by Joan
03/20/2007: Civil War Soldiers Obituaries: Arend Brouwer, Gerrit Doesburg, Jacob O. Doesburg
Otto W. Doesburg, John P. Naber and George Souter transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
03/19/2007: Zeeland Historical Society 2007 Events
Early History of the
Grange Movement transcribed by ES.
02/23/2007: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers: Renke DeVries, George B. Gillett and
John Wise transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
02/23/2007: NEW - Olive Township Historical Society - Take a look at this page. I will make a
separate page for each historical or genealogical society sending me their information.
02/18/2007: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers: U(ilke?) DeVries, Frederick Hopkins and John
Welton transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen.
02/18/2007: Early History of First Holland Reformed, 1882
02/09/2007: Early Families of St. John Lutheran Church, Bauer, Michigan transcribed by ES.
02/09/2007: 1865 Return of Civil War Soldiers to Holland transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
02/09/2007: New Online genealogy links
02/09/2007: New Dutch genealogy links
02/08/2007: New category - Societies - and changes made in category - Organizations
02/08/2007: Guidelines for New Grand Haven Hospital transcribed by ES
02/08/2007: Grand Haven school addition transcribed by ES
02/08/2007: WWII Draft Regulations transcribed by ES
02/08/2007: Items from the Society Pages of the Grand Haven Tribune by ES
02/08/2007: 1942 Grand Haven Seventh & Eighth Grade Honor Roll Students by ES
02/08/2007: 1910 G. A. R. Encampment at Holland, Michigan transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
02/08/2007: Atomic Plant planned at St. Joseph, Michigan, 1967 by ES
02/08/2007: Milwaukee car ferry sinking, 1929 by ES
02/08/2007: 1865 Float Bridge over Stearn's Bayou by ES
02/08/2007: 25th Michigan Infantry in Kentucky transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
02/08/2007: Wright Township 1856 Voters transcribed by ES
02/08/2007: Wright Township Civil War Veterans transcribed by ES
02/08/2007: 1940-1941 West Shore Symphony Orchestra Program
02/08/2007: Obituaries: Dorothy Bramer, Lyle L. Burnham, Case Mieras, Nellie Pelton and
Beatrice Sanger transcribed by ES.
02/07/2007: Links repaired.
02/04/2007: Additional information - Genealogy of Isaac D. Taylor
02/01/2007: History of Ferry School, Grand Haven - 1913-1980 transcribed by Barb Jones.
02/01/2007: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers contributed by Joan Van Spronsen:
Marinus DeFeyter, Gerrit Hesselink, William McFall, Marinus Mulder, George Nash,
George Ohlman, Roelof Oostema, John F. VanAnrooy and Frank Van Ry.
The Dunning Family
Genealogy contributed by Kelley Irish
01/27/2007: Early History of the First Classis of the Reformed Church, 1850
01/27/2007: History of St. John Lutheran Church, Bauer, Michigan, 1875-1975
01/27/2007: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers contributed by Joan Van Spronsen: Obed E.
Denham, Dar Huff, Jacob J. Van Dyke, Hendrikus Van Lente, Johannes Van Lente, Melgert
Van Regenmorter and Peter Henry Wilms.
01/25/2007: Early History fromWright Township's Centennial transcribed by Barb Jones.
01/25/2007: Memoirs of William Plumert of the Hudsonville area transcribed by Barb Jones..
01/12/2007: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers contributed by Joan Van Spronsen: Rudolph Dalman,
Klaas Dykhuis, Dr. Peter Cleghorn-Schmidt, Nathaniel Erskine, George B. Griffin, Peter Gunst,
Stephen Hamlin, Arie Koning, George Pond, Samuel Smith, Henry Toren and John Zwemer.
01/12/2007: Updated family genealogies from Michelle Williams: Henderick Van Wieren,
Kornelis Derks Dijkema, Jan P. Smedenga and Roelof Brouwer.
24 April 2007
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