Gerrit Kraker

17 October 1884–27 September 1944 (Age 59)
Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gerrit

When Gerrit Kraker was born on 17 October 1884, in Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Albert Kraker, was 38 and his mother, Hermina Knoper, was 26. He lived in Allendale Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 27 September 1944, in Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Allendale Township Cemetery, Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Gerrit Kraker
Dena Gemmen

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Kraker


    Hermina Knoper




    Geertje Kraker


    Zwaantje Susan Kraker





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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 3

"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""."
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 16

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Dutch (de Kraker):1. nickname for a noisy person, from kraken ‘to make noise’. 2. Debrabandere also suggests that it may be an occupational name for a hangman, from a derivative of Middle Dutch craghe ‘neck’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Garret Kraker in household of Albert Kraker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gerrit Kraker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gert Krake, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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