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Family/Spouse: Gerrit Otto Herweyer / Jantje Eising (F80)

m. 15 April 1884


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  • Father | Male
    Gerrit Otto Herweyer

    Born  17 August 1843  Strijen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 June 1928  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 12 June 1928  McBain, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  15 April 1884  [1, 2, 3, 4]  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA  [1, 2, 3, 4] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Otto Herweijer | F521 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Aagje DenHertog | F521 Family Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Jantje Eising

    Born  08 May 1868  Beilen, Middenveld, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 February 1949  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    McBain, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Jan Eising | F20 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Grietje Reinink | F20 Family Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Magaret G Herweyer

    Born  21 August 1901  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  January 1983  Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Delta Township, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Edward Deboer | F1627 
    Married  16 April 1924  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Elisabeth Betje Herweyer

    Born  03 April 1899  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 October 1900  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 12 October 1900  Vogel Center, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Effie detje Herweyer

    Born  January 1897  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1900  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1900  Vogel Center, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    Lloyd Leonard Gerrits Herweyer

    Born  15 August 1906  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  31 December 1972  Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  31 December 1972  Troy, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F3608 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Male
    + William G Herweyer

    Born  06 March 1910  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 April 1979  Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 16 April 1979  McBain, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F3597 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Male
    + Edward Earl Herweyer

    Born  17 October 1903  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 March 1983  Troy, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 17 March 1983  McBain, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Living | F3596 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Male
    + Jacob G Herweyer

    Born  14 October 1888  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 March 1970  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 28 March 1970  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Dora M Modders | F1616 
    Married  25 August 1920  Lake City, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    + John G Herweyer

    Born  05 October 1886  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 July 1962  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1962  Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lodewina Winnie Jager | F1613 
    Married  22 May 1912  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 9 | Male
    Otto G Herweyer

    Born  06 March 1885  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 December 1930  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 14 December 1930  McBain, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 10 | Female
    Helen G Herweyer

    Born  01 October 1894  Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  21 November 1918  St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Vogel Center, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Lee Carey | F1621 
    Married  29 April 1917  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 11 | Female
    Agnes Herweyer

    Born  December 1892  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 March 1955  Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  after 20 March 1955  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 12 | Female
    Maggie Herweyer

    Born  November 1890  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1900  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1900  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T623_732; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 112.
      Record for Gerrit Herweyer

    2. [S84] Missaukee County Marriage Record, v1 pg7 #89.

    3. [S94] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZMS-ZV9.
      Groom's Name: Gerrit Herweyer
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      Bride's Name: Jane Eising
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      Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1884
      Marriage Place: Vogel Center,Missaukee,Michigan
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51865-1
      System Origin: Michigan-ODM
      Source Film Number: 964504
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    4. [S331] Families of Missaukee, (Name: Waterfront Newspaper; Location: Lake City, MIssaukee, Michigan, USA; Date: c1976;), pages 26-27.
      John Eising

      John Eising was born in a little village called Heiken in the province of Drenth, in the Netherlands, on the second day of February in the year 1839, he being of a family of four children.

      In 1863, he married at the age of 24 to Grietje Reinink, who was taken from him through death on the 13th of August in the year 1876 at the age of 36 years, leaving him with five daughters ranging from 13 years to the youngest of two days. A son 10 years old having died a year before in 1878[sic]. He again was married, to Helen Kok. To this union was born seven children--two boys in the Netherlands and two boys and three girls in this land.

      In 1881 they decided to leave the old land and go to America, which was done in the spring of 1882, taking a family of six children with them, the oldest sister, Grace, staying behind with her grandfather. They left the old land on Good Friday morning and spent Easter on the ocean. They were on the water about 21 days. Mother was sea sick almost all the time, but the children had to go on deck every day to keep up their spirits and not get sea sick.. The food on the boat at that time was not of the best and many did not get enough to eat. Old Martin Shoemaker, of Falmouth, traveled with us as one of the family. We must have arrived at New York about the first of May and traveled to Michigan as immigrants.

      After a few days in Drenthe, Michigan, father left and arrived in Vogel Center on the 10th of May, 1882, and mother and four children came a week later. Jane and Fannie having stayed in Drenthe to earn a little, working out under the care of a cousin of father's, Mrs. Kamps.

      They arrived at Cadillac late in the evening and no one was there to meet them. Unable to speak or understand English, they were allowed to stay in the depot all night by a kind depot agent. In the morning father came with Mr. Diepstra and took them to the home of Mr. Lodewyk, where they had a warm breakfast. Then they piled into a wagon and came to Vogel Center to the home of Rev. J. Schepers in the late afternoon. They first moved into a log house, later the Otto Herweyer farm.

      On the 9th of November, they moved to the John Vogel farm. The snow was then one and one-half feet deep and never left until the latter part of April. They lived on that farm six years when they bought and settled on a farm in Prosper. Father died on August 5, 1903, at the age of 64. Egbert followed on September 22, 1926. Mother passed away on November 6th, 1927, at the age of 76 years.

      The five children born in the Netherlands are Grace, Jane, who married Gerrit Herweyer, Fannie, who married Jacob Herweyer, Hattie, who married John Hoekwater, Maggie, who married Frank Westveer. Two boys also born in the Netherlands were Egbert and Albert. Those born in Missaukee County are Gerrit and John Eising, Alice Catts, Mary Eising, and Helen Brinks.

      -Bess Randolph


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