Gerhardus "Gerrit" Scholte

27 January 1857–2 July 1929 (Age 72)
Midwolda, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Gerhardus "Gerrit"

When Gerhardus "Gerrit" Scholte was born on 27 January 1857, in Midwolda, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Johan Gerhard Scholte, was 31 and his mother, Gesiena Leverink, was 26. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Tryntje "Kate" Ennenga. He immigrated to United States in 1885. He died on 2 July 1929, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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Gerhardus "Gerrit" Scholte
Tryntje "Kate" Ennenga
John Scholte
Jennie Scholte
John Scholte
Fred Scholte

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    John Scholte


    Jennie Scholte



    Fred Scholte


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 6

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 19

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Scholl 1 and 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerrit Scholte in entry for John Scholte, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Gerrit Scholte, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Garrett Scholte, "United States Census, 1910"

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