Jacob Timmer

28 September 1885–
Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Timmer was born on 28 September 1885, in Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Jan "John" Klaas Timmer, was 42 and his mother, Janna Tempel, was 34. He lived in Lafayette Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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Jan "John" Klaas Timmer
Janna Tempel
Mary Timmer
Simon Timmer
Herman Martin Timmer
John Timmer
Dena Timmer
Jacob Timmer
Annie Timmer
Harriett "Hattie" Timmer
Dena Timmer

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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""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

North German:1. metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Low German timmer ‘timber’. 2. from a reduced form of Thiemer, a variant of Dittmar . 3. habitational name from any of several places called Timmern in Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Timmer in household of John Timmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jacob Timmer in household of John Timmer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jacob Timmer, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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