Jesse Michael Van Ourkerk

1882–1956 (Age 73)
Holland, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Jesse Michael

When Jesse Michael Van Ourkerk was born on 27 June 1882, in Holland, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, his father, James H Van Ouwerkerk, was 22 and his mother, Flora M. Palmer, was 18. He married Katherine C Clason on 31 July 1906, in Custer, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, United States in 1930. He died in 1956, in Mira Loma, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Jesse Michael Van Ourkerk
Katherine C Clason
Marriage: 31 July 1906
Carroll Leslie Van Ourkerk
Mary Van Ourkerk

Spouse & Children

31 July 1906
Custer, South Dakota, United States


  • Carroll Leslie Van Ourkerk


  • Mary Van Ourkerk


Parents & Siblings

  • James H Van Ouwerkerk


  • Female1863–1919Female



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World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 20

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jesse M Van Ourkerk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessie Van Ourkirk in entry for Carroll L Van Ourkirk and Rose K Racich, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Jessie Vanourkerk in entry for Carrol Vanourkerk, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"

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