Jan Luurtsema

6 March 1885–1 March 1964 (Age 78)
Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Jan

When Jan Luurtsema was born on 6 March 1885, in Loppersum, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Tonnis Luurtsema, was 42 and his mother, Anna Mulder, was 35. He married Johanna Geurink on 15 March 1911, in Olive Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Blendon Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 1 March 1964, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Borculo Cemetery, Borculo, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jan Luurtsema
1885–1964
Johanna Geurink
1889–1974
Marriage: 15 March 1911
Baby Boy LUURTSEMA
1911–1911
Tony Luurtsema
1913–1914
Baby Boy LUURTSEMA
1913–1913
Angeline Luurtsema
1913–1953
Duetta LUURTSEMA
1926–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 March 1911
Olive Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

    Baby Boy LUURTSEMA

    Male1911–1911Male

    Tony Luurtsema

    Male1913–1914Male

    Baby Boy LUURTSEMA

    Male1913–1913Male

    Female1913–1953Female

    Duetta LUURTSEMA

    Female1926–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Tonnis Luurtsema

    Male1842–1900Male

    Anna Mulder

    Female1849–1921Female

siblings

(6)

    Martha Luurtsma

    Female1875–1958Female

    Pieter Luurtsema

    Male1877–1915Male

    Male1879–1951Male

    Jantje Luurtsema

    Female1882–1883Female

    Male1885–1964Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

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

Age 2

"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""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

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Sources (3)

  • John Luurtsema in household of Tony Luurtsema, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Luurtsema, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Jan Luurtsema, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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