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Re: Wierda in Ottawa Co
Posted by: Chris Penning Date: November 17, 2001 at 16:04:22
In Reply to: Wierda in Ottawa Co by Tami of 519

I have a few bits of info on this family...

From 1900 Federal Census, Michigan, Ottawa County, Zeeland Township
Folkert Wierda, born Aug 1878, 21 years old, born in Iowa and his wife, Kate, born Dec 1881, 18 years old, married for less than 1 year.

From Zeeland City death record
Folkert Wierda, born 6 Aug 1878, died 22 Oct 1956 in Zeeland, spouse - Katie Raak, retired decorator, son of Louis Wierda and Henrietta De Groot, buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, informant - Mrs. Katie Wierda, resided at 129 Elm St.

From 1880 Federal Census, Michigan, Ottawa County, Zeeland Township
Wierda, Folkert 54
Tryntje 53 wife
Leeuwe 23 son
Harmke 15 daughter
Bouke 12 daughter
Harmke 23 daughter
Geertje 3 granddaughter
Folkert 1 grandson

You can see from Folkert's death record that his father is Louis Wierda and his mother is Henrietta De Groot. I believe the 1 year-old Folkert in the last census record is the same person, and that Leeuwe and the 23 year-old Harmke are his parents, which would make the older Folkert and Tryntje his grandparents.

If I find more information I will pass it along.

Chris Penning

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