Grietje Hendricks Koopmans

Brief Life History of Grietje Hendricks

When Grietje Hendricks Koopmans was born on 9 July 1873, in Noorddijk, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Hendrik Jans Koopmans, was 27 and her mother, Jantje Pestman, was 37. She married Jan Duursema on 14 February 1894, in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sheridan Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 13 April 1959, in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jan Duursema
1862–1932
Grietje Hendricks Koopmans
1873–1959
Marriage: 14 February 1894
Ella Jane Dursema
1894–1972
Harry John Dursema
1895–1955
Josie Marie Dursema
1901–1986
John F Dursema
1905–1989
Ned Adelbert Dursema
1907–1983

Sources (9)

  • Gertie Dursema, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gertie Kopman, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Grietje Koopmans Dursema, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Klaas, Pieter.

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Koopman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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