Kate Hekhuis Rigterink

1 October 1876–June 1953 (Age 76)
Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Kate

When Kate Hekhuis Rigterink was born on 1 October 1876, in Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, Geert Rigterink, was 31 and her mother, Mary Aleiske P Naber, was 21. She married Stephen Freye on 22 April 1897, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Sherman Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1935. She died in June 1953, in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Stephen Freye
Kate Hekhuis Rigterink
Marriage: 22 April 1897
Sena Freye
Martin Freye
Cora Lucy Freye

Spouse and Children

22 April 1897
Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States



    Martin Freye


    Cora Lucy Freye


Parents and Siblings

    Geert Rigterink


    Mary Aleiske P Naber




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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

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 5

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 22

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Kathryn Rottman in household of Dick Rottman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kate Rottman in household of Dick Rottman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kate Rottman in household of Dick Rottman, "United States Census, 1920"

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