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Nicholas Smitter

Nicholas Smitter

Male 1883 - 1937

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  • Name  Nicholas Smitter 
    Born  12 Mar 1883  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  4CD59D932DE2744B8D5A875420419A34109C 
    Died  21 Oct 1937  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Blodgett Memorial Hospital 
    • SMITTER. Nicholas Smitter, aged 54, of 621 Curve-st., S.W., passed away Thursday afternoon at Blodgett hospital. Surviving are his widow, Effie; nine children, Mrs. Leo Straus of Rockford, Ann, Fred, Mrs. Walter Molenkamp, Edna, Clarence, John and Shirley Jean, all of Grand Rapids, Lambert of Pontiac; 3?? grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Zylstra and Mrs. Susan Breen of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Jacob Bloomburg of Hudsonville, and one brother, Jacob Smitter of Manton. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Joldersma & Son Funeral Home, 802?? Grandville-av., S.W. The body reposes at the residence until Monday noon.
    Buried  25 Oct 1937  Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Section M. From main entrance off Hall Street, take second left, second right, and right before road bends left, look right between Lamberts and Heckman.
    Smitter, Nicholas (1883-1937)
    Smitter, Nicholas (1883-1937)
    Nicholas Smitter
    1883-1937

    Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Smitter, Nicholas (1883-1937) and Afke 'Effie' (nee Klooster)(1888-1982)
    Smitter, Nicholas (1883-1937) and Afke "Effie" (nee Klooster)(1888-1982)
    Their headstones are side by side and to the right of their grandson, Walter M. Molenkamp III.

    Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Smitter, Nicholas (1883-1937) and wife Afke 'Effie' Klooster (1888-1982) and their grandson, Walter M. Molenkamp III (1939-1996)
    Smitter, Nicholas (1883-1937) and wife Afke "Effie" Klooster (1888-1982) and their grandson, Walter M. Molenkamp III (1939-1996)
    Walter III is on the left, grandmother Effie is in the center, and grandfather Nicholas is on the right. They are one row west of Walter's parents, Walter II and Evelyn Smitter.

    Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Smitter and Molenkamp Headstones in Oakhill Cemetery
    Smitter and Molenkamp Headstones in Oakhill Cemetery
    Smitter and Molenkamp Headstones in Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.
    Person ID  I1431  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  16 Mar 2013 

    Father  Lammert Smitter,   b. 2 Dec 1842, Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1901, Missaukee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Katrina Wieringa,   b. 24 May 1844, Niekerk near Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1913, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 May 1879  Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F729  Group Sheet

    Family  Afke Klooster,   b. 5 Dec 1888, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1982, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Dec 1906  Arlene, Missaukee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Reverend M.J. Marcusse officiated. The license shows that both were living in Caldwell Township. Nicholas was a farmer and Effie was a "domestic."
    Children 
     1. Katherine Smitter,   b. 2 Oct 1907, Caldwell Township, Missaukee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1977, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Freerk Smitter,   b. 2 May 1909,   d. 15 Mar 1912, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anna Smitter,   b. 9 Oct 1910, Arlene, Missaukee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1986, Wright, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frederick Smitter,   b. 14 Sep 1912, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1997, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Evelyn Mary Smitter,   b. 29 Apr 1914, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1996, Allendale, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lambert Smitter,   b. 9 Jul 1916, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1978, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Edna Hermina Smitter,   b. 21 Sep 1918, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1991, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Clarence Harold Smitter,   b. 5 Aug 1921, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 2003, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Harvey Smitter,   b. 28 Nov 1923, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 2002, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Living
    Family ID  F521  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1883 - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1906 - Arlene, Missaukee County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Blodgett Memorial Hospital - 21 Oct 1937 - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Oct 1937 - Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Smitter, Nicholas and Effie (Afke nee Klooster) Family
    Smitter, Nicholas and Effie (Afke nee Klooster) Family
    Nicholas and Effie (Afke nee Klooster) Smitter family. Standing L to R: Frederick, Anna, Evelyn Mary, Lambert, Catherine, and Edna Hermina. Seated L to R: John Harvey, Nicholas, Clarence "Claus" Harold, Effie (Afke). Circa 1926.
    Smitter, Nicholas
    Smitter, Nicholas
    Nicholas Smitter
    Smitter, Nicholas and Shirley Jean
    Smitter, Nicholas and Shirley Jean
    Nicholas Smitter with his daughter, Shirley Jean.
    Smitter, Fred, Nicholas, and Lambert
    Smitter, Fred, Nicholas, and Lambert
    Nicholas Smitter (middle) with his sons, Fred (left) and Lambert (right)
    Smitter, Nicholas
    Smitter, Nicholas
    Nicholas Smitter
    Smitter, Nicholas and Effie Klooster
    Smitter, Nicholas and Effie Klooster
    Smitter, Nicholas and Effie Klooster

  • Sources 
    1. [S279] Newspaper: Grand Rapids Press, Friday, 22 October 1937, page 42.

    2. [S303] Marriage License, Missaukee County, Michigan. Book 2, page 87, #86..