Johannes "John" Mouw

30 July 1879–24 January 1932 (Age 52)
Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Johannes "John"

When Johannes "John" Mouw was born on 30 July 1879, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Johannes Mouw, was 35 and his mother, Hendrikje "Henrietta" Hop, was 45. He married Henrietta Bottje on 9 April 1919, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He lived in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan Territory, United States in 1920. He died on 24 January 1932, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Johannes "John" Mouw
Henrietta Bottje
Marriage: 9 April 1919

Spouse and Children

9 April 1919
Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Mouw


    Hendrikje "Henrietta" Hop




    Mary Mouw


    Stientje "Senie" Mouw



    Johanna Mouw


    Hendrick Moun


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 17

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

Possibly an altered form of Dutch Mouws, from Dutch mouw ‘sleeve’ ( see Mau 3); or a nickname from Middle Dutch mouwe ‘thick or protruding lip’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Mouw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Johannes Mau in household of Johannes Mau, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Johannes Maw, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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