Gerrit Stoel

13 February 1885–1963 (Age 77)
Leens, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Gerrit

When Gerrit Stoel was born on 13 February 1885, in Leens, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Harm Stoel, was 29 and his mother, Anje Margurette "Anna" Van Werk, was 25. He married Maude M Defeyter on 18 June 1907, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Banks Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1963, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerrit Stoel
Maude M Defeyter
Marriage: 18 June 1907
Harold Jacob Stoel
Arthur A. Stoel
Leona Margaret Stoel

Spouse and Children

18 June 1907
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


    Harold Jacob Stoel


    Arthur A. Stoel


    Leona Margaret Stoel


Parents and Siblings

    Harm Stoel


    Anje Margurette "Anna" Van Werk




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 2

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Stohl .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gerrit Stool in household of Harm Stool, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gerrit Stoll, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Garret Stoel, "United States Census, 1920"

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