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Lammert Smitter

Male 1842 - 1901


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  • Name  Lammert Smitter 
    Born  2 Dec 1842  Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  1EC1B72DA3314EA29713C5D0490BD5B7A688 
    Died  19 Sep 1901  Missaukee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Smitter, Lammert Death Certificate (1842-1901)
    Smitter, Lammert Death Certificate (1842-1901)
    Lammert Smitter death certificate, Caldwell Township, Missaukee County, Michigan.
    Buried  21 Sep 1901  Caldwell Cemetery, Caldwell Township, Missaukee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In an unmarked grave.
    Person ID  I1825  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  8 Nov 2013 

    Father  Egbert Jans Smitter,   b. 1798, Sebaldeburen near Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1873, Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Nikolaas Witterholt,   b. 1799, Niekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  18 Aug 1821  Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F667  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Weike van de Dijk,   b. 16 Sep 1841, Garnwerd near Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1878, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Sep 1865  Aduard, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Egbert Smitter,   b. 18 Jun 1866, Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Aafke Smitter,   b. 30 Apr 1868, Enumatil near Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1938
     3. Boone Smitter,   b. 25 Apr 1872, Feerwerd near Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1872, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Infant Smitter,   b. Abt 10 May 1874, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1874, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elisabeth Smitter,   b. 18 May 1875, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1875, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sietske Smitter,   b. Abt 1876, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elisabeth Smitter,   b. 4 Feb 1877, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F702  Group Sheet

    Family 2  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  [2, 6
    • Not sure where this date came from; registered the event on 10 May according to GenLias database...
    Notes 
    • Lammert and Catharine, along with Aafke, Egbert, Elizabeth, and Sietske from Lammert's marriage to Weike van den Dijk, and Hendrik from Lammert's marriage to Catharine, arrived in New York City on 24 May 1880 and were processed at Castle Garden on Manhatten, the precursor to the more famous Ellis Island. They had sailed from Rotterdam aboard the SS Schiedam. The interesting entry on the manifest is "Egbert Smitter, age 23" listed with the family. It's not clear which Egbert this is, although it could be Lammert's nephew (Jakob's son); the ages match. Could it be that Egbert was sent back to Holland to escort his uncle to the United States? Or to take the necessary funds to pay for their trip? Or, perhaps some other reason? Who knows?

      The Schiedam was a .... [7]
    Children 
     1. Hendrik Smitter,   b. 17 Mar 1880, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maggir Smitter,   b. 18 Jun 1881, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1937, Manton, Wexford County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nicholas Smitter,   b. 12 Mar 1883, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1937, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Job Smitter,   b. 11 Nov 1884, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1885, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jacob Smitter,   b. 11 Nov 1884, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1885, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jacob L. Smitter,   b. 27 May 1890, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1971, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F729  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1842 - Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1865 - Aduard, Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1879 - Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1901 - Missaukee County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Sep 1901 - Caldwell Cemetery, Caldwell Township, Missaukee County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Caldwell Township Cemetery, Missaukee County, Michigan
    Caldwell Township Cemetery, Missaukee County, Michigan
    Viewed from Packingham Road.
    Caldwell Cemetery, Missaukee County, Michigan
    Caldwell Cemetery, Missaukee County, Michigan
    Close-up of a sign from Packingham Road.

  • Sources 
    1. [S277] Genlias Internet Database, Groninger Archieven, Zuidhorn, birth record 69, registered 3 Dec 1842.

    2. [S319] 1880 US Census, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. Roll T9_588; Family History Film: 1254588; Page: 223.1000; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 0147. Enumerated 7 June (9 November 2009). Search = "Lambert Smitter"; Lines: 2-8.

    3. [S452] Michigan: Seeking Michigan, Death Certificate. Caldwell Township, Missaukee County. Smitter, Lammert. Died 19 Sep 1901 from stomach cancer. Buried 21 Sep 1901, Caldwell Township Cemetery. Father: Egbert; mother: Witterhout. He was a farmer..

    4. [S277] Genlias Internet Database, Groninger Archieven, Aduard, marriage record 16, registered 16 Sep 1865.

    5. [S452] Michigan: Seeking Michigan, Death Certificate. Caldwell Township, Missaukee County. Smitter, Lammert. Died 19 Sep 1901 from stomach cancer. Buried 21 Sep 1901, Caldwell Township Cemetery. Father: Egbert; mother: Witterhout. He was a farmer and married at age 22..

    6. [S277] Genlias Internet Database, Groninger Archieven, Ezinge, marriage record 8, registered 10 May 1879.

    7. [S278] Castle Garden Immigration Records.