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Gerrit Otto Herweyer

Male 1843 - 1928  (84 years)


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  • Name Gerrit Otto Herweyer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 17 August 1843  Strijen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Reeder, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1900  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1910  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1920  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1928  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 12 June 1928  McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12
    Buried after 12 June 1928  McBain, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Mount View Cemetery
    Person ID I3532  Koster

    Father Otto Herweijer,   b. 07 March 1815, Strijen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 January 1896, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Aagje DenHertog,   b. 14 May 1818, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 November 1910, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 28 April 1842  Strijen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F521  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father //,   b. Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother //,   b. Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F706  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Jantje Eising,   b. 08 May 1868, Beilen, Middenveld, Drenthe, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 February 1949, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 April 1884  Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Magaret G Herweyer,   b. 21 August 1901, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1983, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     2. Elisabeth Betje Herweyer,   b. 03 April 1899, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 October 1900, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
     3. Effie detje Herweyer,   b. January 1897, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)  [Natural]
     4. Lloyd Leonard Gerrits Herweyer,   b. 15 August 1906, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 December 1972, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Natural]
    +5. William G Herweyer,   b. 06 March 1910, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 April 1979, Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Natural]
    +6. Edward Earl Herweyer,   b. 17 October 1903, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 March 1983, Troy, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Natural]
    +7. Jacob G Herweyer,   b. 14 October 1888, Vogel Center, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 March 1970, McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
    +8. John G Herweyer,   b. 05 October 1886, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 July 1962, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
     9. Otto G Herweyer,   b. 06 March 1885, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 December 1930, McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Natural]
     10. Helen G Herweyer,   b. 01 October 1894, Missaukee County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 November 1918, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [Natural]
     11. Agnes Herweyer,   b. December 1892, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 March 1955, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Natural]
     12. Maggie Herweyer,   b. November 1890, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F80  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;), Database online. Year: 1870; Census Place: Reeder, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
      Record for Gevel Herweger

    2. [S30] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; Roll: 588; Family History Film: 1254588; Page: 337B; Enumeration District: 140; Image: 0376.
      Record for Garrit Herweyer

    3. [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

    4. [S33] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T625_785; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 955.
      Record for Gerrit Herweyer

    5. [S138] Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Gerrit Herweyer

    6. [S138] Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for Otto Herweyer

    7. [S330] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Gerrit O. Herweyer

    8. [S382] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for John Herweyer

    9. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=4&xtr=20401336&vgr=1.
      Source Civil register - Birth
      Archive location Stadsarchief Dordrecht / DiEP
      General Municipality: Strijen
      Type of record: Geboorteakte
      Record number: 63
      Registration date: 18-08-1843
      Child Gerrit Herweijer
      Gender: M
      Abandoned child: N
      Date of birth: 17-08-1843
      Place of birth: Strijen
      Father Otto Herweijer
      Mother Aagje den Hartog


    10. [S25] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T624_665; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 446.
      Record for Garret O Herweyer

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

    12. [S38] Online Resource, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FSMichiganDeath&h=1018672&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=6742.

    13. [S38] Online Resource, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.
      Birth: Jul. 17, 1842
      Strijen
      Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
      Death: Jun. 12, 1928
      McBain
      Missaukee County
      Michigan, USA

      Gerrit was born in Strizen, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, the son of Otto & Aagje "Aggie" (Den Hartog) Herweyer, and the surviving twin of two boys. His twin was named Leendert, and only lived just under a year. He is buried in Strizen, Zuid Holland, Netherlands. After immigrating to America, Gerrit married Jane (Eising) Herweyer on April 15, 1884, settled, lived, and died in Missaukee Co. MI. He was a farmer.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Otto Herweyer (1815 - 1896)
      Aagje Den Hartog Herweyer (1818 - 1910)

      Spouse:
      Jantge Eising Herweyer (1868 - 1949)

      Children:
      Otto G. Herweyer (1885 - 1930)*
      John G. Herweyer (1886 - 1962)*
      Jacob G. Herweyer (1888 - 1970)*
      Maggie Herweyer (1890 - 1900)*
      Agnes Herweyer (1892 - 1955)*
      Helen Herweyer Carey (1894 - 1918)*
      Detje Herweyer (1896 - 1900)*
      Elisabeth Betje Herweyer (1899 - 1900)*
      Margaret Herweyer DeBoer (1901 - 1983)*
      Edward G. Herweyer (1903 - 1983)*
      Lloyd G. Herweyer (1906 - 1972)*
      William G. Herweyer (1910 - 1979)*

      Siblings:
      Gerrit O. Herweyer (1842 - 1928)
      Leendert Herweyer (1842 - 1844)*
      Gerrit Herweyer (1843 - 1844)*
      Leendert Herweyer (1845 - 1846)*
      Bettje Herweyer Vogel (1846 - 1926)*
      Leendert Herweyer (1848 - 1858)*
      Jacob O. Herweyer (1850 - 1933)*
      Iefje Herweyer (1854 - 1872)*
      Leonard Herweyer (1858 - 1937)*
      Kornelia Herweyer (1860 - 1862)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Mount View Cemetery
      McBain
      Missaukee County
      Michigan, USA

      Created by: Jayne
      Record added: Jun 14, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 27543472


    14. [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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    15. [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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