Trientje Smit

23 October 1850–18 October 1939 (Age 88)
Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Trientje

When Trientje Smit was born on 23 October 1850, in Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, her father, Frans Smit, was 47 and her mother, Gesina Bosch, was 41. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Derk Strovenjans. She lived in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 18 October 1939, in Cutlerville, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Derk Strovenjans
1847–1900
Trientje Smit
1850–1939
Francis Strowenjans
1873–
Gertruida Strorenjans
1875–
Fannie Strowenjans
1882–
Dora Stowenjans
1884–1949
George William Strowenjans or Strovenjans
1885–1912
Harry Gilbert Strowenjans
1888–1947
Rachel Strowenjans
1889–
Dirk Adelbert Strovenjans
1892–

Spouse and Children

    Derk Strovenjans

    Male1847–1900Male

    Female1850–1939Female

children

(8)

    Francis Strowenjans

    Female1873–Female

    Gertruida Strorenjans

    Female1875–Female

    Fannie Strowenjans

    Female1882–Female

    Dora Stowenjans

    Female1884–1949Female

    George William Strowenjans or Strovenjans

    Male1885–1912Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Frans Smit

    Male1803–1890Male

    Gesina Bosch

    Female1809–1877Female

siblings

(12)

    George Hendrik Smits

    Male1830–1830Male

    Gradus Smit

    Male1834–1900Male

    Arnoldina Lamberta Smit

    Female1835–1869Female

    George Hendrik Smit

    Male1836–1837Male

    Female1839–1872Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: variant of Smet .2 Americanized form of German Schmidt .3 Slovenian (Šmit): variant spelling of German Schmidt .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Trientje Strowenjans, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Katherine Smith in entry for Harry G Strowenjans and J Marie Rayner, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Mrs Trientje Strowenjans, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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