Auke Sjoerds Edema

25 September 1842–11 January 1926 (Age 83)
Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Auke Sjoerds

When Auke Sjoerds Edema was born on 25 September 1842, in Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Sjoerd Aukes Edema, was 36 and his mother, Jantje Popes van Eik, was 26. He married Sypkjen Stoker on 22 December 1870, in Drachten, Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Byron Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Kent, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 11 January 1926, in Byron Center, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Boynton Cemetery, Byron Center, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Auke Sjoerds Edema
1842–1926
Gaitske Hanses de Jong
1851–1911
Marriage: 29 September 1877
Gerrit Adema
1873–
James Edema
1877–1954
Siebe Aukes Edema
1878–1963
Jeltje Aukes Edema
1881–1960
Minnie Edema
1884–1948

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1877Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Moving the State Capital
    Age 5
    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
    1865
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Gerrit, Pieter.West Frisian:patronymic, formed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’, from the personal name Ade, a short form of an ancient Germanic name based on the element adal ‘noble’.

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

    Sources (13)

    • August Edena in household of James Edena, "United States Census, 1920"
    • August Adema in entry for Jas Adema and Jennie Plesscher, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • August Adema, "United States Census, 1910"

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