John S. Jeltes

4 March 1878–7 April 1949 (Age 71)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of John S.

When John S. Jeltes was born on 4 March 1878, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Simon John Jeltes, was 22 and his mother, Teje Wierenga, was 20. He married Mattie Bos on 21 May 1901, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 7 April 1949, in his hometown, at the age of 71.

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John S. Jeltes
Mattie Bos
Marriage: 21 May 1901
Tresa Audry Jeltes
Louise Jeltes
Simon John Jeltes

Spouse and Children


    Mattie Bos


21 May 1901
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Tresa Audry Jeltes


    Simon John Jeltes


    Louise Jeltes


Parents and Siblings

    Simon John Jeltes





World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Valentine . Compare Velten .

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

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  • John S Jeltes, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • John S. Jeltes, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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