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Posted in Adrian Zuidweg, Cora DeKorn Zuidweg, DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Jennie DeKorn, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Photography late 19th century, Richard DeKorn, tagged Adrian Zuidweg, Bosman, DeKorn family, early 1900s, family history, genealogy, history of Kalamazoo, John Bosman, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo history, Kalamazoo Michigan, Michigan history, Remijnse, Remine, Remynse on March 4, 2014 | 16 Comments »
Posted in Adrian Zuidweg, Cora DeKorn Zuidweg, DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Jennie DeKorn, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Photography late 19th century, Richard DeKorn, tagged Adrian Zuidweg, Bosman, DeKorn family, early 1900s, family history, genealogy, history of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo history, Kalamazoo Michigan, Michigan history, Remijnse, Remine, Remynse on February 25, 2014 | 14 Comments »
I only knew that the Bosmans existed because Grandpa told me that this photo was John Bosman.
This is what I wrote on the back of this photo, at Grandpa’s instruction:
2nd Reformed Church
on Park Street
Aunt Jen went there
Hmm. I have no idea what that means. I spelled the name “Bosman” incorrectly because Grandpa pronounced it “Bussman,” and I either didn’t ask how to spell it or he didn’t know.
Aunt Jen is Jennie DeKorn Leeuwenhoek, Richard DeKorn’s daughter, the sister of my great-grandmother.
The matriarch of the Bosman family was Adriana (also called Johanna and Jennie–very confusing) Remijnse or Remynse. She was my first cousin 4x removed. She married Dirk Pieter Bosman, and John was one of their children. Grandpa told me that John was the oldest child, but according to the following information, there was another son, Garrett, who died between the ages of 7 and 12.
Dirk and Johanna/Adriana gave birth to eight children. At least four of them died as children.
In this photo, John looks like a boy who likes hunting. He was born 14 March 1876 in Kalamazoo. He grew up to marry Nellie Robb on 14 May 1903 in Windsor, Canada. On 30 April 1943, he passed away in Detroit. Please note that Windsor and Detroit are right next to each other, although they are in different countries.
Back to what I wrote on the back of the photo. Grandpa said Aunt Jen went to Second Reformed Church on Park Street, not that his mother did. The story he told me was that his mother donated a quilt to the church (Second Reformed or a different Reformed Church?) and saw a woman hanging it on her own clothesline, signifying that the woman had appropriated the quilt. Great-Grandmother Cora quit going to her church after that incident.
I’ve looked online for a photograph of Second Reformed Church on Park Street, but cannot find anything. It is probably gone, but I hope to find a photo eventually.
Posted in Family History, Genealogy, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Michigan, tagged A.M. Todd Company, family history, genealogy, history of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Michigan, Michigan history, Paul H. Todd on February 18, 2014 | 15 Comments »
My last post was about the Todds–a family that, unfortunately, I am not related to ;). One last thing about them. My mother-in-law, an artist, painted the Todd House for a man named Paul H. Todd in 1970.
So I did a little research. Paul H. Todd was one of the sons of Albert May Todd, the founder of the A.M. Todd Company. He, and his brother Albert J., both served as mayors and city commissioners of Kalamazoo. Paul’s son, Paul H. Todd, Jr., later filled his seat in Congress from 1965 to 1967.
Which Paul Todd did my MIL paint for?
In the 1960 city directory, Paul Jr. lived at 3713 West Main Street. His business was the Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company (now called Kalsec). Paul Sr.’s business was Farmer’s Chemical Company. He lived at 3715 West Main Street. Next door neighbors! Paul Sr. was born around 1884, so he would have been around 76 years old in 1960.
Ten years later, Paul Sr. would have been 86. So I asked my husband. He says the Paul Todd who commissioned the painting was middle-aged, so it must have been Paul Jr. Searching a little farther, it appears that Paul Sr. died in 1969.
On the bottom right corner of this print (because I only have a print, of course), my MIL wrote that this building was Paul Todd’s house (but is that possible?), and that it was located on the corner of Kalamazoo and Rose Streets. I found the intersection of W. Kalamazoo and N. Rose on Google Maps. The building is no longer there.
It seems likely that, in 1970, the business was operated in this inner city area, but that the family didn’t live there. Nevertheless, in a family discussion, others thought that Mr. Todd lived in the same building that the company was operated from.
Back to my MIL’s paintings: she painted many locations in the Kalamazoo area.
Here is another one she painted in the very early 70s. It’s known as the Gourdneck Prairie-Webber Schoolhouse, Schoolcraft Township. It still stands today. Here is a link to check it out.
Posted in de Korne, DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Jennie DeKorn, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Lambertus Leeuwenhoek, Michigan, tagged A.M. Todd Company, Albert John Todd, DeKorn, DeKorn family, DeKorn genealogy, family history, genealogy, history of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Michigan, Michigan history on February 11, 2014 | 10 Comments »
I posted a copy of a graduation announcement last week. I didn’t know who it belonged to, but it turns out it belonged to Uncle Joe DeKorn. A reader posted a link to the answer. It turns out that Uncle Joe graduated from Kalamazoo High School in a class of 26. One of his classmates was an Upjohn son, William Harold Upjohn, and one was a Todd daughter, Ethel May Todd.
When Uncle Lou (Lambertus) Leeuwenhoek passed away on April 20, 1949, another Todd–Mary Todd–sent flowers and a sympathy notecard. You can read about Uncle Lou and his wife, my Aunt Jen, if you click on the following links: a post about Uncle Lou’s hero brother who died at war, a post about Uncle Lou’s Bible collection, and one which focuses on my Aunt Jen, Uncle Lou’s wife. When I was growing up, she was the oldest person I knew. A post I still need to write is about the store Uncle Lou and Aunt Jen owned.
I don’t know how Aunt Jen knew Mary Todd, but maybe it was at church or maybe it was through the store.
Mary Todd was Ethel’s sister-in-law, the wife of Albert John Todd, the President of the A.M. Todd Company. Mary’s husband was a son of the company founder. In 1950, Albert and Mary lived at 2344 Midvale Terrace in Kalamazoo. The house was in the middle of a section known as Westnedge Hill, where the houses are all large and custom and the lots large for city lots.
The 1920 census indicates that Albert and Mary lived with their four children and two servants, an “Englishman” and a local girl. According to the 1930 census, they had one servant, a different girl from ten years earlier. It’s hard to tell about the 1940 census because Albert and Mary are at the bottom of the page, and I am not sure how to find the next page. Any ideas?
When people think of the A.M. Todd Company, they think of mint. According to the company website, the history is summed up this way:
Quality. Purity. Integrity. An unwavering belief in these principles inspired Albert May Todd, then a teenager, to found A. M. Todd Company in 1869. It was an era when mint essential oil from Michigan had a poor reputation thanks to widespread adulteration by unscrupulous vendors. Albert May’s initiatives brought credibility to Michigan essential oils and early success to the A. M. Todd Company, now the world’s oldest and largest supplier of American peppermint and spearmint oil.
Maybe Uncle Lou and Aunt Jen were customers, through their store, of the A.M. Todd Company. This company was sold a little over two years ago. You can find an article here which describes the company, the sale, and the influence of the company on the Kalamazoo area.
This is a passage from a book entitled Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid by Tim Ecott:
Notice that the notecard also has the name Frances Haskell. Maybe that indicates that the flowers were, in fact, from women who knew Aunt Jen through a women’s group? Frances Haskell seems to be a middle-aged single daughter of Gertrude Haskell. The Haskells lived in the beautiful area near Kalamazoo College and the Henderson Castle.
Once again, this item and the information I’ve found leads to more questions than I had originally!
Posted in de Korne, DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Joseph Peter DeKorn, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Michigan, Richard DeKorn, Zuidweg family, tagged Class Day Exercises 1902, Class of 1902, DeKorn, DeKorn family, DeKorn genealogy, early 1900s, family history, genealogy, history of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo High School, Kalamazoo history on February 4, 2014 | 18 Comments »
Remember that genealogy research “to do” list I made back in December?
Good, I’ll forget about it, too.
I’ve been so busy at work lately that I am behind in everything. But readers are so helpful, that I will post something that is a bit of a mystery to me (what isn’t?!).
But who did it originally belong to? Who in the family graduated from high school in 1902?
My first guess was Joseph DeKorn because he seemed about the right age. Joseph Peter DeKorn: June 30, 1881. Look at that! He was born under the astrological sign of Cancer, just like me.
How old would he have been in 1902? My advanced math skills tell me he would have been 21. Hmm, that seems a little old for graduating from high school. Especially for a very smart young man like Uncle Joe.
Grandpa wasn’t born until 1908. I wondered about Alice Leeuwenhoek, but she was born in 1897. The daughters of Richard DeKorn’s second wife were born in the 1890s, as well. The first VanLiere boy wasn’t born until 1902 (in Goes, the Netherlands). It is possible that it could belong to a child of Mary DeKorn DeSmit and John DeSmit, but that seems unlikely.
It could have belonged to a friend, but then why would the family have held onto it all these years?
Any ideas on how I get a list of 1902 graduates of Kalamazoo High School from the comfort of my computer chair?
Another thing I wonder about is exactly what Class Day Exercises are. I believe they are still held today, but what role does it play in the graduation process that includes commencement, baccalaureate service, etc.?
Posted in Adrian Zuidweg, DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Lambertus Leeuwenhoek, Photography early 20th century, Zuidweg family, tagged Adrian Zuidweg, DeKorn family, history of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo history, Kalamazoo Michigan, Michigan history, Upjohn, Upjohn Company, William E. Upjohn, Zuidweg family on January 28, 2014 | 12 Comments »
I started to prepare a post about the Bosman branch of the Remine (Remijnse) family, but then one character in the drama led to another, and I realized I need to do more work on it before I can post.
So instead I offer you a photo from a collection I have not yet shared. It’s from a photo album owned by Alice Leeuwenhoek Moerdyk. She has a lot of photos of the good time the family used to have at Brook Lodge, outside of Kalamazoo.
In this photo, taken at Brook Lodge, the boy is most likely my grandfather. The date is 1915, and my grandfather was born in 1908. This photo was taken in the summer, and Grandpa’s birthday was October 31. The boy looks to be about six, and the facial resemblance is there.
Brook Lodge was a 40 acre farm that was purchased in 1895 by Dr. W.E. Upjohn, founder of the Upjohn Company. He converted the old creamery to a summer cottage for his family. Grandpa told me that the family was invited often to relax at Brook Lodge. This photo was taken two years after Dr. Upjohn married the widow of James F. Gilmore, a founder of the Gilmore Brothers Department Store. People from the area will recognize both the names Upjohn and Gilmore.
Update: My uncle believes that the woman in the photo is Alice who would have been about 18 at the time of this photo.
Posted in Alice Paak DeKorn, Cora DeKorn Zuidweg, DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Jennie DeKorn, Joseph Peter DeKorn, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Lambertus Leeuwenhoek, Michigan, Paaks, Peek family history, Richard DeKorn, Zeeland genealogy, Zeeland, the Netherlands, tagged DeKorn, DeKorn family, DeKorn genealogy, Dutch Genealogy, early 1900s, family history, genealogy, Goes, Kalamazoo, Kapelle, Paak genealogy, Peek family, Richard DeKorn, the Netherlands on January 21, 2014 | 27 Comments »
My great-great-grandmother Alice Paak (the brave woman who survived a horrific near-tragedy that I wrote about last spring) gave her middle child Cora a gift for Christmas 1907. Perhaps she gave one to each of her three children.
You can see from the photo that it’s a hand-painted genealogy shell.
My grandfather and grandmother inherited it, and my grandmother gave it to me.
Let’s take a look at what she wrote over one hundred years ago, and how it relates to the information I have received more recently.
On the shell, she names herself “Alice Paak ,” which is the name Grandpa had told me. But genealogical research in the Netherlands shows that she was born Aaltje Peek. The source used for that name was this:
Lexmond, Zuid-Holland, the Netherlands, birth record, 1852, 36, Aaltje Peek, 9 September 1852; digital images,
Familysearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159370-202016-19?cc=1576401&wc=6426532 : accessed 23
Apparently, she accepted the American name “Alice.” Her granddaughter, Alice Leeuwenhoek, the daughter of Jennie and Lou Leeuwenhoek, was named after her. Later, my own aunt, the granddaughter of Alice’s daughter Cora, was given the name Alice.
Alice Paak’s birth date is given on the shell as 17 September 1852. But my genealogical information (the source I listed above) shows that she was born on that same month and year, but on the 9th, not the 17th. Wouldn’t she know her own birth day? That confuses me.
On the shell, she lists her birth place as Leksmond, Nederland. That sounds right, and I think it’s the same place as Lexmond, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
My great-great-grandfather Richard DeKorn was born Dirk de Korne. But he clearly changed both his first name (Americanized it) and the spelling of his last name (maybe to make it easier for others).
He was born on 21 Aug 1851. The shell corroborates the date.
However, his birth place is listed on the shell as Goes, Zeeland, Nederland. But wait! In another post I mentioned that I had always thought he was born in Goes, but the genealogical documentation shows that was born in Kapelle, Zeeland, the Netherlands! This is the documentation:
Kapelle, Zeeland, the Netherlands, birth record, Dirk de Korne, 21 August 1851
Born March 18, 1873. That’s according to the shell. But my information is March 8, 1873. I have to check on this!
Born January 2, 1875. That’s according to the shell and to my records.
Joseph Peter DeKorn
Born June 30, 1881. That’s according to the shell and to my records.
The treasure itself
The design is beautiful with holly branches. The berries are raised to look like real berries. Originally there was a gold leaf paint trim around the shell, but it has worn off in many places.
Her use of “Xmas” because it fit better on the small surface seems astonishingly modern, as does the use of metallic gold and red and green for Christmas.
What I find particularly poignant, though, about this family heirloom is the date. She gave this gift to her daughter on Christmas 1907, and on May 5, 1908, a little over four months later, she passed away.
Posted in DeKorns, Family History, Genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Richard DeKorn, tagged Charles Reeves, DeKorn, DeKorn family, DeKorn genealogy, Dutch Genealogy, family history, Flipse, Flipse family, Frances Flipse, genealogy, history of Kalamazoo, Jacob Flipse, John DeSmit, Richard DeKorn on January 7, 2014 | 3 Comments »
Last July I posted about the Flipse family. I grew up knowing that we were related to them, but I didn’t understand the connection.
When I got married, we bought my wedding flowers from the Flipse family flower shop. In 2007 the Flipse business was bought out by the VanderSalm flower shop. Here is an article about the new business, ValderSalm’s-Flipse Flower Shop and Garden Center. I also discovered that in 2010, the former location of Flipse flowers burned down. Here is an article about the fire. You will also find a map of the location of the business, on Burdick Street, just north of my grandparents’ old house and in the same area where many of my grandfather’s relatives owned homes and businesses.
Click the photos for another article and the photo credits.
I met the elderly Mrs. Flipse when I was around twenty. Her name at birth was Frances DeSmit, and her mother, Mary DeKorn DeSmit, was Richard DeKorn’s sister. Richard is my 2nd great grandfather, so that makes Frances my first cousin 3x removed. As I mentioned at the time, Frances was near the end of her life when I met her; she died at the age of 97.
When I researched Frances, I discovered that Mr. Flipse had been married before he married Frances and was, in fact, a widower. But I couldn’t figure out who was his first wife.
My friend Adri has helped me out once again and located more information about the Flipse family. The family patriarch was Flip Flipse. That’s right: Flip. Like Flip Wilson. I looked up this name, and apparently it is the diminutive form of the Dutch name Filip or Filippus.
Flip Flipse was born in 1787 at Colijnsplaat and died on July 25, 1842 at Wissenkerke.
Flip was married on July 20, 1814 at Colijnsplaat to Maria Leendertse. Maria was born in November 24, 1792 at Colijnsplaat and died on September 13, 1828 at Wissenkerke.The children of Flip and Maria were:
1 Pieter Flipse was born on September 9, 1817 at Wissenkerke.
Pieter was married on October 14, 1842 at Wissenkerke to Cornelia Blazina de Smit, daughter of Eduard de Smit and Anna van der Maas. Cornelia was born on October 14, 1822 at Wissenkerke.
2 Izak Flipse was born on January 3, 1821 at Wissenkerke, died on July 17, 1875 there.
Izak was married on August 2, 1848 at Wissenkerke to Pieternella Spruit, daughter of Adriaan Spruit and Geertruid Buis. Pieternella was born on January 29, 1826 at Wissenkerke, died on March 8, 1896 at Goes. Pieternella was before married (1) to Johannes de Dreu.
3 Marinus Flipse was born on April 3, 1822 at Wissenkerke.
4 Iman Flipse was born on January 25, 1827 at Wissenkerke, see II-A.
Flip was married on June 4, 1829 at Wissenkerke (2) to Maria Dorst, daughter of Jan Dorst and Maria Boer. Maria was born in 1809 at Ouwerkerk, died on January 14, 1834 at Wissenkerke.
From this marriage:
5 Jan Flipse was born on January 8, 1830 at Wissenkerke.
6 Pieternella Flipse was born on June 11, 1831 at Wissenkerke, died on December 21, 1831 there.
7 Jacob Flipse was born on November 14, 1832 at Wissenkerke, died on January 15, 1833 there.
8 Maria Pieternella Flipse was born on November 9, 1833 at Wissenkerke, died on April 24, 1836 there.
When Flip married for the third time, he waited a decent amount of time.
Flip was married on March 18, 1836 at Wissenkerke (3) to Janna Dorst, daughter of Jan Dorst and Maria Boer. Janna was
born on March 19, 1811 at Ouwerkerk, died on February 21, 1878 at Wissenkerke. Janna was married on April 9, 1846 at
Wissenkerke to Pieter Verhulst, son of Willem Verhulst and Pieternella Flipse. Pieter was born on July 14, 1816 at Kats, died
on June 23, 1891 at Wissenkerke.
From this marriage:
9 Maria Janna Flipse was born on February 11, 1837 at Wissenkerke, died on February 27, 1837 there.
10 Janna Flipse was born on August 2, 1838 at Wissenkerke, died on June 12, 1839 there.
11 Jacob Flipse was born on December 20, 1839 at Wissenkerke, died on April 21, 1840 there.
12 Pieternella Flipse was stillborn on December 20, 1839 at Wissenkerke.
13 Jacob Flipse was born on May 11, 1841 at Wissenkerke, see II-B.
NEXT GENERATION (if you’re falling asleep skip down to the next bolded passage):
Iman Flipse, son of Flip Flipse (I) and Maria Leendertse, was born on January 25, 1827 at Wissenkerke, died on February 11, 1886 there.
Iman was married (1) to Catharina de Moor.
Iman was married on May 4, 1853 at Wissenkerke (2) to Adriana Susanna Meulenberg, daughter of Dirk Meulenberg and Tannetje van der Weele. Adriana was born in 1829 at Wissenkerke, died on July 28, 1864 there.
From this marriage:
1 Maria Flipse was born on October 15, 1853 at Kamperland, died on December 28, 1921 at Kalamazoo (MI).
Maria was married on August 16, 1876 at Wissenkerke to Cornelis Kallewaard, son of Pieter Kallewaard and Jacoba Rademaker. Cornelis was born on November 18, 1851 at Nisse, died on March 12, 1931 at Kalamazoo (MI). Cornelis was married on August 10, 1922 at Grand Rapids (MI) (2) to Adriana Gillesse, daughter of William Gillesse and Adriana Bolier. Adriana was born in 1859.
Jacob Flipse, son of Flip Flipse (I) and Janna Dorst, was born on May 11, 1841 at Wissenkerke, died on March 15, 1870 there.
Jacob was married on May 18, 1859 at Wissenkerke to Cornelia Kallewaard, daughter of Pieter Kallewaard and
Jacoba Rademaker. Cornelia was born on July 27, 1839 at Wissenkerke, died after 1900. Cornelia was married on March 1, 1871 at Wissenkerke (2) to Adriaan Boot, son of Cornelis Boot and Lena van der Maas. Adriaan was born on November 30, 1838 at Kortgene.
From this marriage:
1 Flip Flipse was born on August 28, 1859 at Wissenkerke, died on September 30, 1859 there.
2 Pieter Flip Flipse was born on December 22, 1860 at Wissenkerke, died on January 18, 1861 there.
3 Flip Pieter Flipse was born on January 17, 1862 at Wissenkerke, died on December 15, 1897 at New Haven (CT).
4 Pieter Flipse (Peter) was born on April 2, 1863 at Wissenkerke, see III-A.
5 Janna Jacoba Flipse (Jennie) was born on September 23, 1864 at Wissenkerke, died on January 10, 1932 at Kalamazoo (MI).
Janna was married on January 18, 1888 at Wissenkerke to Johannes Boot (John), son of Iman Boot and Maria Albregtse. Johannes was born on October 18, 1858 at Wissenkerke, died on November 7, 1922 at Kalamazoo (MI).
6 Jacobus Flipse (James) was born on March 14, 1866 at Wissenkerke, see III-B.
7 Jacoba Pieternella Flipse was born on May 28, 1867 at Wissenkerke, died on August 1, 1877 there.
8 Jacob Flipse was born on August 19, 1868 at Wissenkerke, see III-C.
9 Pieternella Flipse was born on October 2, 1869 at Wissenkerke, died on October 13, 1870 there.
III-A Pieter Flipse (Peter), son of Jacob Flipse (II-B) and Cornelia Kallewaard, was born on April 2, 1863 at Wissenkerke, died on May 25, 1935 at Kalamazoo (MI).
Pieter was married on November 29, 1882 at Wissenkerke to Sophia Maria Meulenberg, daughter of Pieter Cornelis Meulenberg and Jannetje Verschuur. Sophia was born on February 2, 1862 at Kats, died on March 11, 1918 at Kalamazoo (MI).
From this marriage:
1 Jan Flipse (John) was born on May 11, 1879 at Wissenkerke, see IV-A.
2 Cornelia Flipse was born on October 17, 1885 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on February 17, 1900 there.
3 Sofie Flipse was stillborn on December 31, 1886 at Kalamazoo (MI).
4 Peter Flipse was stillborn on January 24, 1887 at Kalamazoo (MI).
5 Peter Cornelius Flipse was born on August 6, 1888 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on August 7, 1888 there.
6 Peter C. Flipse was born in 1890 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on February 26, 1890 there.
7 Jennie Flipse was born on September 24, 1890 at Kalamazoo (MI).
Jennie was married on July 15, 1910 at Kalamazoo (MI) to Tour Grobsky, son of John Grobsky and Torrey Mozzes. Tour was born in 1891.
8 Nellie Flipse was born on September 20, 1893 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on January, 22 1971 there.
Nellie was married on April 5, 1916 at Kalamazoo (MI) to William Van Zee, son of Aart Van Zee and Martha Immerseel. William was born on October 11, 1882, died in April 1965.
9 Adah Flipse was born on March 16, 1896 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on April 15, 1948 at Grand Rapids (MI).
Adah was married on July 29, 1920 at Kalamazoo (MI) to Roy J. Wiarda, son of John Wiarda and Jennie Huyser. Roy was born on April 8, 1896 at Grand Rapids (MI), died on October 8, 1979.
10 Jacob Peter Flipse was born on June 4, 1898 at Kalamazoo (MI).
Jacob was married on February 28, 1919 at Muskegon (MI) to Phoebe Stanbaugh, daughter of John Stanbaugh. Phoebe was born in 1900.
11 Marnie Flipse was born on July 24, 1899 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on June 27, 1931 at Dowagiac (MI).
Marnie was married on September 7, 1918 at Kalamazoo (MI) to Cornelius Hiemstra, son of William Hiermstra and Jessie DeYoung. Cornelius was born on August 16, 1896.
Cornelius was before married (1) to Harriet Stafford, born in 1909.
12 Cornelius Flipse was born on February 5, 1902 at Kalamazoo Twp (MI), died on July 13, 1902 at Kalamazoo (MI).
III-B Jacobus Flipse (James), son of Jacob Flipse (II-B) and Cornelia Kallewaard, was born on March 14, 1866 at Wissenkerke, died before 1949.
Jacobus was married on July 21, 1892 at Kalamazoo (MI) to Joanna VanBrussel, daughter of Cornelius VanBrussel and Pieternella Faasse. Joanna was born on February 7, 1870 at South Haven (MI), died on October 25, 1949 at Lansing (MI).
From this marriage:
1 Cornelia E. Flipse was born on February 9, 1893, died in August 1976 at Cuyahoga (OH).
Cornelia was married (1) to Ernest A. Armbrest, son of Gideon M. Armbrest and Mary Gharkey. Ernest was born on February 22, 1878, died in September 1957 at Palm Beach (FL).
Ernest was married on September 30, 1906 at Columbiana (OH) (2) to Nettie C. Taylor, daughter of Ira M. Taylor. Nettie was born on July 15, 1883 at Columbiana (OH), died on August 7, 1922 at Cleveland (OH).
Cornelia was married on June 17, 1916 at Cuyahoga (OH) (2) to Lucien Perry Shepard, son of Ralph C. Shepard and Alice J. Shaylor. Lucien was born on December 22, 1889 at Cleveland (OH), died on February 16, 1920 at Warren (OH).
2 Nellie A. Flipse was born on October 2, 1894 at Kalamazoo (MI), died in February 1980 at San Marcos (TX).
Nellie was married on July 2, 1915 at Cuyahoga (OH) (was divorced before 1930) (1) to Claude G. McKim, son of J.C. McKim and Lillie Willett. Claude was born on October 29, 1890 at Pratt (KS).
Claude was married before 1930 (2) to Marion N.N. Marion was born in 1895.
Nellie was married on March 25, 1922 at Kalamazoo (MI) (2) to Ernest Hermon Forth, son of Herman Forth and Julia Schuman. Ernest was born on February 14, 1893, died in November 1970.
3 Cora A. Flipse was born on September 10, 1896 at Kalamazoo (MI), died in June 1987 at Lansing (MI).
Cora was married on June 16, 1915 at Cuyahoga (OH) to Hardy Brabbs, son of John Brabbs and Mary Holsteiner. Hardy was born on April 6, 1890 at Flint (MI), died in February 1973 at Boyne City (MI).
4 Florence R. Flipse was born in July 1898 at Flint City (MI).
Florence was married on July 2, 1921 at Cuyahoga (OH) to Floyd George Brightbill, son of George B. Brightbill and Elizabeth Sowden. Floyd was born on June 10, 1891 at Harrisburg (PE), died on November 5, 1958 at Lakewood (OH).
5 Mildred H. Flipse was born in 1906.
Mildred was married to Charles T. Halier. Charles was born in 1899 at Harmony (IN).
Charles was before married (1) to Hulda Deway.Hulda was born at Cleveland (OH).
6 Aileen M. Flipse was born in 1907 at Flint (MI).
Aileen was married on July 3, 1923 at Birmingham (MI) to Leland Stoll, son of George Stoll and Edna Spicer. Leland was born on September 20, 1901 at Birmingham (MI).
The bolded section explains the first and second Mrs. Jacob Flipse–the second being my relative, Frances.
III-C Jacob Flipse, son of Jacob Flipse (II-B) and Cornelia Kallewaard, was born on August 19, 1868 at Wissenkerke, died on August 11, 1940 at Kalamazoo (MI).
Jacob was married on January 10, 1895 at Kalamazoo (MI) (1) to Christina Desmit, daughter of Jannis de Smit (John Desmit) and Jacoba Lamper. Christina was born in September 1864 at Kalamazoo (MI), died on February 15, 1914.
Jacob was married on September 17, 1914 at Kalamazoo (MI) (2) to Frances Gertrude DeSmit, daughter of John DeSmit and Maria Catharina de Korn (Mary DeKorn). Frances was born on November 22, 1883, died on January 15, 1980. Frances was before married on November 26, 1902 at Kalamazoo (MI) (was divorced in 1911) (1) to Charles Reeves, son of Foster Reeves and Theresa Jewell. Charles was born in 1879 at Ann Arbor (MI).
Frances and Jacob had one child:
1 Richard Jacob Flipse was born on May 29, 1916. He died on June 10, 2001 at Kalamazoo (MI). Richard was married in 1940 at Kalamazoo (MI) to Florence Helen Jordan. Florence was born on August 18, 1917, died on January 10, 1993 at Portage (MI). Richard and Florence had three children.
I suspect that Richard Jacob is the man who helped me pick out my white orchid wedding bouquet.
Posted in Dad and his family, Family History, Genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Photography early 20th century, Photography late 19th century, Richard DeKorn, Zeeland, the Netherlands, tagged Bingen, Bitburg-Prüm, Budesheim, Elmhurst Illinois, family history, genealogy, Germany, history of Elmhurst, Illinois, Klein family history, old photo, Rhineland-Palatinate, vintage photo on December 30, 2013 | 39 Comments »
Here’s another photo I need a little (OK, a lot of) help understanding. Here is what I know:
- The photo was in my aunt’s photo collection, and it presumably comes from photographs belonging to my father’s grandmother who lived in Elmhurst, Illinois
- The family came from Budesheim, a village outside of Bingen. This is in the district of Bitburg-Prüm, in Rhineland-Palatinate, an area along the Rhine river in western Germany.
- The family was Catholic.
What are the ways I can discover more about the photograph? Any ideas on how to find information on the photographer? What do you think is the occasion of the photo? The girls’ dresses are what kind of lace? What is the pole behind the girls? Why does the window appear to be barred? Does the umlaut over the “a” in the photographer’s name indicate that the photograph was taken in Germany, rather than the United States?
I will say that from the time I first saw this photograph, because its appearance is so different from the rest of the family photographs, I assumed it was either brought with the family from Germany or was sent from a family member in Germany to my great-grandparents in the U.S.
Posted in Family History, Genealogy, Kalamazoo genealogy, Kalamazoo late 1800s - early 1900s, Michigan, Photography late 19th century, tagged Dutch history, family history, genealogy, Kalamazoo history, Michigan history, Netherlands, Nijmegen, Waal River on December 10, 2013 | 25 Comments »
I have a lot of genealogy projects I need to work on and posts I want to write, but it’s a busy time of the year, and so I am going to use today’s post to make my list and to show you what will be coming up here as well (bolded will be blog posts):
- I have more results from Yvette Hoitink to share. One is about the Mulder family and how they made their living in Goes, the Netherlands. This also relates to me and an occupation I have had in my life. So have my parents and my grandparents and great-grandparents. Any guesses?
- Work on the occupations of my family in the Netherlands.
- Check into the location of Etaples.
- Work on my tree branch that connects to the Van Gessel family.
- Write a post about my (Klein) connections with the Van Gessel family.
- Update my tree with all the new information I have gotten from many sources.
- Go through new information from Grady.
- Write a post on the Flipse update and the DeSmits (one or two posts)
- I plan to reorganize the pages of this blog (not the posts, but the pages, which are tabbed at the top of the page). I want to organize pages by family branch: DeKorns, Zuidwegs, Mulders, etc.
- Brook Lodge
- Harold Remine
- Alice Leeuwenhoek Moerdyk
- Organize newspaper clippings and photos and eventually prepare posts
After I do all the above, there will be plenty more to do, including finding out more about some of these photos I have. Here is one of a boy in “Nymegen,” according to the name on the photo. W. Ivens is the photographer. But so many mysteries. Who is W. Ivens? When was the photograph taken? Is Nymegen the same city as Nijmegen? If so, it’s a city on the opposite (eastern) side of the Netherlands than my relatives came from. Nijmegen is almost to the German border. It’s on the Waal River, which is the main distributary branch of the Rhine River and flows through the Netherlands. Who is the boy? Why is he so far from Goes?