Johanna "Jennie" Wyngaarden

25 November 1897–20 April 1977 (Age 79)
Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Johanna "Jennie"

When Johanna "Jennie" Wyngaarden was born on 25 November 1897, in Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, her father, David Gerritsz Wyngaarden, was 35 and her mother, Grietje "Gertrude" van den Bosch, was 34. She married S2 Jaccob "Jack" Holwerda on 19 June 1919, in Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 20 April 1977, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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S2 Jaccob "Jack" Holwerda
Johanna "Jennie" Wyngaarden
Marriage: 19 June 1919
Edward Holwerda

Spouse and Children

19 June 1919
Vriesland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


    Edward Holwerda


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 6

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Wijngaerden): topographic name for someone who owned or lived by a vineyard, or habitational name from any of several places in the Netherlands and Belgium named with this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Wyngarden in entry for Jack Holwerda, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Johanna E Wyngarder in household of David Wyngarder, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Holwerda in household of Jack Holwerda, "United States Census, 1930"

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