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Katrina Wieringa

Female 1844 - 1913


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  • Name  Katrina Wieringa 
    Born  24 May 1844  Niekerk near Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    _UID  A3E5064F2C53480BB1FC03EA999D5EB28F7F 
    Died  9 Jun 1913  Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Mrs. Katrina Smitter. Mrs. Katrina Smitter, aged 69 years, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Susan Breen??, 947?? Fremont?? avenue. Funeral services will be held at 3?? o’clock this afternoon at the house??
    Buried  12 Jun 1913  Garfield Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Her headstone was added by the family about the year 2000; previously it was an unmarked grave. At that time, the best date of her birth was 1845. Since then, her birth record was found in the Genlias database and her obituary was found, indicating she was 69 years old when she died in 1913; these records show she was born in 1844.
    Smitter, Katrina (nee Wieringa)(1844-1913)
    Smitter, Katrina (nee Wieringa)(1844-1913)
    Katrina Smitter
    1845-1913
    Wife of Lammert

    This headstone for Katrina Smitter was added by the family about the year 2000. Before that it was an unmarked grave. At the time of placement, the best estimate of her birth year was 1845. Subsequent research puts her birth in 1844.
    Person ID  I1979  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  24 Aug 2012 

    Father  Hendrik Wobbes Wieringa,   b. 14 Jul 1815, Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1894, Zevenhuizen near Leek, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Regina Arriens Reitzema,   b. 11 May 1820, Faan near Oldekerk. Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1858, Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Jun 1843  Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F730  Group Sheet

    Family 1  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 
    Married  4 May 1879  Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • 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

    Family 2  Berend van der Woude,   b. 18 Jul 1838, Drogeham, Friesland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  20 May 1871  Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Jan van der Woude,   b. 4 Mar 1873, Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1874, Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F731  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1844 - Niekerk near Oldekerk, Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1871 - Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1879 - Ezinge, Groningen, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 1913 - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jun 1913 - Garfield Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Garfield Park Cemetery Entrance, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Garfield Park Cemetery Entrance, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Entrance and Shirley (nee Smitter) Page's van (2012).
    Garfield Park Cemetery Entrance Sign, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    Garfield Park Cemetery Entrance Sign, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
    This small sign is the only sign for Garfield Park Cemetery.

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

    2. [S277] Genlias Internet Database, Groninger Archieven, Oldekerk, birth record 21, registered 25 May 1844.

    3. [S277] Genlias Internet Database, Groninger Archieven, Ezinge, marriage record 5, registered 20 May 1871.

    4. [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.

    5. [S427] Newspaper: Grand Rapids Herald Standard, SMITTER, Katrina. Published Thursday, 12 June 1913, Page 2..
      Mrs. Katrina Smitter. Mrs. Katrina Smitter, aged 69 years, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Susan Breen??, 947?? Fremont?? avenue. Funeral services will be held at 3?? o’clock this afternoon at the house??

    6. [S334] Headstone Inscription, Katrina Smitter. 1845-1913. Wife of Lammert..

    7. [S278] Castle Garden Immigration Records.