Grietje Hendrick Koopman

9 July 1873–13 April 1959 (Age 85)
Noorddijk, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Grietje Hendrick

When Grietje Hendrick Koopman 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, 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.

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Jan Duursema
Grietje Hendrick Koopman
Marriage: 14 February 1894
Ella Jane Dursema
Harry John Dursema
Josie Marie Dursema
John F Dursema
Ned Adelbert Dursema

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 2
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
Age 6
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
Age 23
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

1 Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coepman.2 Altered spelling of North German Koopmann .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Maggie Duersma in household of John Duersma, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maggie H D*Rsema in household of John D*Rsema, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertie Dunrsema in household of John F Dunrsema, "United States Census, 1910"

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