Any information about these families would be greatly appreciated. Metje (don't know maiden name) DEKKER is my gr-gr-grandmother ~ Thank you, Bonnie
July 6, 1870 CENSUS City of Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan
Metje 48 b. abt 1822 in NETHERLANDS; Empl: Keeping house; Father and mother of foreign birth
Berend 21 b. abt 1849 in NETHERLANDS; Male; Empl: Laborer; Father and mother fo foreign birth
Hendrina 19 b. abt 1851 in NETHERLANDS
Willem 17 b. abt 1853 in NETHERLANDS
Jane 14 b. abt 1856 in NETHERLANDS
Note: Egbert/Bert is Metje's second child, age 20, and has not arrived in the U.S. yet. He immigrated in 1872
Hendrina, also spelled Henderina, Immig. in 1867.
June 15, 1880 Holland, Ottawa, Michigan So. River St. (Pine St. close by)
Burt 31 b. abt 1849 in HOLLAND; Parents b. HOLLAND; Empl: Carpenter; Read/Write: Yes
Elizabeth wife 22 b. abt 1857-58 in New York; Parents b. HOLLAND; Read/Write: No
Maggie W. dau 6 b. abt 1873-74 in Michigan; Parents b. HOLLAND (Martha is the natural mother)
Tannetje dau 2 b. abt 1877-78 in Michigan; Parents b. HOLLAND
Jan son 10 mos b. (Aug) 1879 in Mich; Father b. HOLLAND; Mother b. NEW YORK
Notes: Jan/John is in 1900 census living directly behind Bert and his new family.
Bert was married three times. Elizabeth, born in New York, is his 2nd wife. "Martha", born in the Netherlands, was his first.
Maggie W. is "Metja", born on Nov 21, 1875 in Grand Rapids.
Daughter, Tannetje/Tenna/Elizabeth, married Frederick A. CERRULL
June 15, 1880 Holland, Ottawa, Michigan Living next door, is Bert's mother and brother.
Metje 58 b. abt 1822 in HOLLAND; Parents b. HOLLAND; Empl: Keeping house; Widow
Willem 27 b. abt 1852-53 in HOLLAND; Parents b. HOLLAND; Empl: Sailor
June 14, 1900 CENSUS Holland City, Ottawa, MI 337 Pine Ave. Holland, Ottawa, MI 49423
Close to West 14th, between Maple and "So. River" (Re: 1880 census)
Teunis 52 b. June 1847 in Netherlands; Parents b. Netherlands; Children: 5 and 5 are living; Married: 29 yrs(1871);
Immig: 1867, here for 33 yrs; Naturalized: Yes, "Na"; Empl: Contractor and Builder;
Owns his home, free of mortgage
Henderina 48 b. "Nov" 1851 in Netherlands; Parents b. Netherlands; Children: 5 and 5 are living; Married: 29 yrs(1871);
Immig: 1867, here for 33 yrs; Children: 5, and 5 are living
John 26 b. Jan 1874 in Michigan; Parents b. Netherlands
Katie 23 b. Aug 1876 in Michigan; Parents b. Netherlands; Empl: Teacher, school
Nettie 21 b. Dec 1878 in Michigan; Parents b. Netherlands; Empl; Saleswoman
Carrie 18 b. Aug 1881 in Michigan; Parents b. Netherlands; At school
Alioman 8 (male) b. Aug 1891 in Michigan; Parents b. Netherlands; At school
METJE DEKKER 79 b. Apr 1821 in Netherlands; Parents b. Netherlands; Widow; Number of Children: 5; Number of living children: 3
City of Holland Death Records, 1897-1905
Name Death Date Age at time of death
DEKKER METJE 17 DEC 1903 82
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