What's New - 2008
12/30/2008: Civil War
Obituaries: Capt. William H. Dunn, Allen C. Floyd, Alva
John E. Hodges, Henry A. Cook, Henry Shuster, James Wheeler, Arie Woltman transcribed by
Joan Van Spronsen
12/30/2008: Links repaired and some changes made to Obituaries - they are divided by Surname
into A-J, K-R and S-Z.
12/18/2008: Corrected obituary of Cpl. Andrew Thompson, Civil War veterans by
Joan Van Spronsen
12/18/2008: Bill Wiersma's genealogies online - Wiersma, Johnson, Wyngarden and
VanLiere Families from Ottawa County and the Netherlands
Genealogy Links in Norway contributed by Stine Kvistad
11/28/2008: Hudsonville High School Sports - 1926 Baseball Team; 1931 Baseball Team, 1932 Baseball Team and 1932 Football Team
11/28/2008: Hudsonville School - 1925, 3rd & 4th Grade Classes; 1929, 7th & 8th Grade Classes;
1930, 8th Grade Graduates; 1934 Hudsonville High School Graduates
11/28/2008: Canada Hills School - Photo of 1925 students; 1929 Eighth Grade Graduates
11/26/2008: Genealogies of Samuel Edson and John Boynton families transcribed by ES
11/26/2008: The Rise and Fall of Port Sheldon transcribed by ES
11/26/2008: Holland Interurban
11/26/2008: Hudsonville Christian Graduates, 1918-1942 transcribed by ES
11/24/2008: Photo of an Interurban Car in Jenisonville and a photo of Building the Interurban on 8th Avenue
11/24/2008: Photo of Grading the Road at Shackhuddle hill.
11/22/2008: Search engine for the MiGenWeb Archives - http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchmi.htm
11/21/2008: Photo of Overisel Reformed Church
11/15/2008: Drenthe Reformed Church Members, 1847 - 1882 transcribed by ES
10/20/2008: 1934 Allendale High
School Sophomore Class Commencement contributed by Pat Hovey
10/20/2008: Blendon Township Cemetery updated by ES.
10/16/2008: See Projects
Pictorial Glimpses of the Hudsonville Area
Evelyn Sawyer and Shirley Krombeen
Photos of the Hudsonville area plus
Georgetown, Jamestown and Blendon Townships including
early families, businesses, schools and churches along with the early histories including arson and murders.
10/20/2008: Links for research in Norway contributed by Stine Kvistad.
10/19/2008: Norway Genealogy Research - if you are wanting to do Norwegian research, Stine Kvistad is willing to direct
you to records in Norway and will do translations. To contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
10/19/2008: Genealogies: Ole Andersen family from Norway to Holland, Michigan in 1925 contributed by Stine Kvistad.
Includes the families of Dozeman, Eastman, Hansen, Lindberg, and Shank
10/02/2008: Genealogy and photos of Stephen Owens and wife, Matilda (Rosegrant)
Information on Michigan
09/22/2008: Civil War Soldiers Obituaries: Joseph Baranoski, James Grootenhuis, Teunis Keppel, James Reeve, Bethuel Rice,
John Wise and Horace Wood and the obituary of Harm Rypma transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
09/16/2008: Genealogies; Gerrit Klomp family of Allegan and Ottawa Counties: Mathew French family of Allendale and
09/15/2008: List of Zeeland Bank Stock Owners (Unknown date) transcribed by ES
09/15/2008: Photo of Zeeland Township Elementary School Class about 1900
09/13/2008: Cemetery Abbreviations
09/13/2008: A new link to Dibean Marriages: http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/ottawa.htm
09/13/2008: Genealogies: Samuel Hall family of Blendon Township; Hendrick Nyhuis family of Blendon and
09/13/2008: Robinson Township Lot Owners for the East Section transcribed by ES
09/13/2008: 2008 Robinson Township Cemetery Records transcribed by ES
09/03/2008: Civil War Obituaries: Dr. Henry Hull, Benjamin Norton and Amos Wolverton transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen.
08/23/2008: Vriesland Reformed Church
Marriages updated -
08/23/2008: Civil War Obituary - George Haas and his picture transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
08/18/2008: Civil War Obituary: Charles Nichols and picture of him and his wife; picture of Walter S. Cole
added to his obituary. Photos by permission of Susan Gates Davis
08/13/2008: Civil War Obituaries: Walter S. Cole, Myron S. Creagor, Charles Hovey, Patrick Padden,
Thomas Toogood and Benjamin Treat contributed by Joan VanSpronsen
08/13/2008: History of the Jamestown Bank contributed by Michael Steenwyk
08/10/2008: 1912 Maps of Ottawa County - now complete
1912 Maps of Ottawa County
(All but Zeeland Town and Township - work in progress)
07/08/2008: Photo of William Bell tombstone, a veteran of the War of 1812 scanned by Joan Van Spronsen
07/08/2008: Civil War Obituary: Dr. Jacob McNett transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
07/08/2008: A letter from Capt. R. E. Peter to John Kramer - Battle of Tebbs Bend plus a map of the area
submitted by Joan Van Spronsen.
Photo of the
tombstone of the first burial in Pilgrim Home Cemetery -
Janna Vanden Beldt submitted
by Joan Van Spronsen
06/22/2008: Genealogies: Augustus W. Taylor and Friederick Viebrock I submitted by Carol Kesteloot
06/22/2008: Civil War Soldiers Obituaries: August Bruske and Nathaniel Abbey; Obituary for Gerrit Hemkes
transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
06/11/2008: Pilgrim Cemetery - list of those buried in the Potter's Field transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
06/11/2008: Civil War Obituaries: Joseph Brown, John Jackson, Peter Steketee and Lemuel Ward transcribed
by Joan Van Spronsen
06/11/2008: Jamestown Township Biographical Sketches from the 1882 Ottawa County History transcribed by ES
06/11/2008: Georgetown Township Biographical Sketches from the 1882 Ottawa County History transcribed by ES
Early Deaths Found in Newspapers, 1851-1867
05/29/2008: Early Marriages Found in Newspapers, 1851-1867
Alphabetically by Brides Grooms
05/27/2008: Vriesland Reformed Church Marriages, 1872-1896 and 1912-1943
Alphabetically by Bride's Name Alphabetically by Groom's Name
05/25/2008: Olive Township Historical Society 2008 Events
05/25/2008: Ottawa County Probate Court Information - contributed by Roxanne Munns
05/22/2008: Membership List for Hudsonville Christian Reformed Church, 1970-1979
05/09/2008: Genealogies: Abraham Stauffer and additions to Abijah Edson and Albert Gebben
05/09/2008: Civil War Obituary: Charles Tuttle from Mary Trimbach.
05/09/2008: The history of the Dutch Reformed Church movement in the Netherlands, 1860's-1900.
05/04/2008: State Archives of Michigan - Fees for research and the topics that they will research.
05/04/2008: Corrections made to some broken links.
Current rules for obtaining vital records from the Ottawa County
04/12/2008: Photo of the Grand Haven Orpheum Theater contributed by Sheila Cadawaler.
04/12/2008: Genealogies: David Austin, William Baehre, Daniel Bennett, John Beuschel, Jacob Denhof, Ephriam Devenport, Shadrack Doane, Hendrikus W. Driesenga, John Dys, Phillip Fahling, Jacob Gilbert, John Gillhespy, Henry Host, George Irish, John Keas, Engelko Koolman, Conrad Kraft,
Adam Lachmann, Jonas Mauterstock, Aaron McClain, John McNitt, Daniel McWilliams, Wilson
McWilliams, Amos Merrick, George M. Miller, Jared Miller, William Morley, Abram Nostrant,
Lewis Pierce, William Rauber, H. Adam, Ritz, Henry Schaefer, George Ulmer, John Umlor,
Gilbert Vander Hoof, Klaas VanderMolen, Cornelius VanderWiltenburg, Johannes VanOeffelen,
and William Wright transcribed by ES.
04/12/2008: Civil War Obituaries: Nathaniel B. Abby, Dr. John Austin, Albert E. Bolt, Joel Bond,
Michael Canty, John Cooney, Charles N. Dickinson, Charles Hinsley, Albertus Kronemeyer, Thomas J. McCulloch,
Henry E. Plant, Asa L. Porter, William Miner Porter, James Richardson, Elijah Smead, Charles R. Steward, Arthur VanderHoef, Andrew Webster and John A. Williams transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen
04/12/2008: Obituary of Charles Smead transcribed by Joan VanSpronsen
04/12/2008: Obituary and Photo of William Comstock contributed by Chris Korstange
03/28/2008: Corrections made and broken links
03/21/2008: Obituaries of Civil War Soldiers: Albert Boardmann, John W. Downs, Frank Jones,
Alfred Muzzall and Asa Rice transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen.
03/03/2008: The genealogies of Willem Lievense, Jan Machiela and Albert Siersema are being replaced by
newer information from Jeff Machiela
02/29/2008: Some additions and corrections made.
02/20/2008: Some church records rearranged - see Churches category
02/19/2008: Drenthe Presbyterian Church - Married Women and their Spouses and Baptisms, 1852-1886
02/19/2008: Genealogies: Menne VanSloten, Lewis C. Moomey, Robert Moon and Charles Mulliken
02/14/2008: Wright Township Death Records: Abbreviations of Birthplaces,
List of Cemeteries in Numerical Order, List of Cemeteries in Alphabetical Order transcribed by ES.
02/07/2008: Wright Township Death Records, 1897-1952 transcribed by ES.
02/07/2008: Genealogies: Gray-Martindale Families; Hugh McMillan, McNitt-Place Families,
Samuel T. Stauffer and John T. Tyres transcribed by ES.
2007 transcribed by ES
01/26/2008: Holland Police, 1907 - 2007 transcribed by ES
01/23/2008: Obituary: Myrtle Louise Dutcher contributed by Juan B. Rey
01/23/2008: 1897 Land Records updated
01/23/2008: Biographies/Settlers new setup with a picture of William Ferry of Ferrysburg.
01/22/2008: New URL for Michigan immigration information: www.migrations.org/mimig.html
To email: email@example.com
01/20/2008: Dekker Huis Museum of Zeeland, Michigan information
01/20/2008: Civil War Obituaries: Eeltza Elgersma, Ozias Noble, Henry Spore and Levi Stamp
transcribed by Joan Van Spronsen - Joan, on her own, has taken this project of searching for the
Civil War veterans obituaries of Ottawa County. It is a real asset to those looking for this kind of
information and her efforts are really appreciated.
01/06/2008: Zeeland Historical Society's events for 2008
01/06/2008: Civil War Soldiers obituaries: Edwin Washburn, Andrew J. Ward, and Fayette Eseltine
(including photo of tombstone) contributed by Joan Van Spronsen.