John Scholte

29 November 1888–1 April 1962 (Age 73)
Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of John

When John Scholte was born on 29 November 1888, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Gerhardus "Gerrit" Scholte, was 31 and his mother, Tryntje "Kate" Ennenga, was 23. He married Agnes Margaret Ryder on 17 July 1920, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 1 April 1962, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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John Scholte
Agnes Margaret Ryder
Marriage: 17 July 1920

Spouse and Children

17 July 1920
Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings



    John Scholte


    Jennie Scholte



    Fred Scholte


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 15

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

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

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