Petertje Zwagerman

23 March 1865–21 May 1913 (Age 48)
Andijk, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Petertje

When Petertje Zwagerman was born on 23 March 1865, in Andijk, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Dirk Zwagerman, was 22 and her mother, Antje Roben, was 24. She married Frank Finger on 18 March 1887, in German Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Butler, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Washington Township, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 21 May 1913, in German Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in West Friesland Presbyterian Church, Hardin, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Finger
1864–1939
Petertje Zwagerman
1865–1913
Marriage: 18 March 1887
Rosa Finger
1888–1975
Gertrude Finger
1889–1968
Bertha Finger
1891–1940
Edward F Finger
1893–1979
Mae Finger
1895–1969
Maggie Finger
1897–1986
Dick E. Finger
1899–1991
Henry F Finger
1901–1996
Peter F. Finger
1903–1994
Fred Frank Finger
1905–1962
Anna Finger
1907–2004

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1887German Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 2
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 16
    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.

    Sources (39)

    • Peterjio Zwaggerman in entry for Rosa Finger, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Petertje Zwayerman in household of Dirk Zwayerman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Peteretjie Finger in entry for Frank Finger, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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