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Tamme Jans Koster

Male 1841 - 1882  (40 years)


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  • Name Tamme Jans Koster  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 29 December 1841  Hornhuizen, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Gender Male 
    Race White  [7
    Immigration 03 May 1867  Kloosterburen, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 15, 16, 17
    a day-laborer, not well-to-do; with 1 woman, no children; to join family/friends; Dutch Reformed 
    Name Thomas Koster  [9, 18, 19
    Residence 1870  Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 28; Working in Sawmill 
    Residence 17 June 1880  Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    lived next door to John & Jennie Koster, ages 66 & 62 
    Residence 1881  Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Tax assessed to John Caster for NW1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 29 
    Died 01 May 1882  Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22, 23, 24
    • Farmer; 6 kids, 2 preceeded him in death (8 total?)
    Buried after 01 May 1882  Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26
    • Unmarked, but likely is buried in John Koster's family plot
    Person ID I448  Koster

    Father Jan Pieters Tammes Koster,   b. 26 February 1814, Kloosterburen, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1883, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Aaltje Jans Dijkhuis,   b. 21 August 1816, Ulrum, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 June 1857, Hornhuizen, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 01 June 1838  Kloosterburen, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Family ID F285  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Grietje Blaauw,   b. 17 July 1846, Niekerk, Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 August 1924, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 13 April 1867  Kloosterburen, De Marne, Groningen, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Children 
    +1. Harriet Hattie Koster,   b. 27 April 1879, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 July 1933, Norwich, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Natural]
     2. John T Koster,   b. April 1873, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 April 1891, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Natural]
     3. John (infant) Koster,   b. 1877, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 October 1878, Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
     4. Joseph John Koster,   b. 27 April 1880, Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 01 May 1882  (Age < 2 years)  [Natural]
    +5. Thomas Tom Koster,   b. 01 March 1882, Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 April 1960, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Natural]
    +6. William John Koster,   b. 28 July 1869, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 September 1932, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Natural]
    +7. Nellie Koster,   b. about 1872, Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 April 1906, Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Natural]
    +8. Etta Koster,   b. January 1868, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 August 1917, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F60  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Ottawa County Marriage Records, Koster, Tamme and Blaun, Grietje, Vol 6 page 2.

    2. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=4&xtr=21586974&vgr=1.
      Source Civil register - Birth
      Archive location Groninger Archieven
      General Municipality: Kloosterburen
      Type of record: geboorte
      Record number: 48
      Registration date: 31-12-1841
      Child Tamme Koster
      Gender: M
      Abandoned child: N
      Date of birth: 29-12-1841
      Place of birth: Hornhuizen gem. Kloosterburen
      Father Jan Pieter Tammes Koster
      Mother Aaltje Jans Dijkhuis
      Additional information beroep vader: dagloner;


    3. [S39] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Gale Research, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Tamme Koster

    4. [S141] Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online.
      Record for John Koster

    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 William Koster

    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 Hattie Phelps

    7. [S52] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan; Roll: M593_697; Page: 259B; Image: 522; Family History Library Film: 552196.

    8. [S354] Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).
      Record for Tamme Koster

    9. [S11] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite;), Database online. Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan, ED 234, roll T9_600, page 290.3000, image 0582.
      Record for Thomas Koster
      Thomas (38) lives next door to John Koster (66)


    10. [S27] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll , page .
      Record for William Koster

    11. [S25] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll T624_665, part , page .
      Record for William Koster

    12. [S33] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Aetna, Missaukee, Michigan, ED , roll , page , image 919.
      Record for William Roster

    13. [S33] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan, ED , roll , page , image 1083.
      Record for John Koster

    14. [S74] Birth Certificate, Tamme Koster.
      in het jaar duizend acht honderd een en veertig, den eenen dertig first der maand december, voor ons Hindrik R Bergman, Burgmeester, ambtenaar van den Burgerlijken Stand der gemeente Kloosterburen, Arrondissement Appingedam, Provincie Groningen, is verschenen Jan Pieters Tammes Koster oud Goenen twintig jaren, van beroep Dagloner, wonende te Hornhuizen, dewelke heeft verklaard, dat op den Hegenen twintig sten der maand December des jaars duizend acht honderd pem en veertig, des voordemiddags te tegen uur, te Hornhuizen, binnen deze gemeente, een kind is geboren van het mannelijke gesclacht, aan hetwelk de voorna um van Tamme gegeven zal worden; van welk kind de Aangeien Jan Pieters Tammes Koster weltie boven straat omschreven, vertolaard de vader te rijn enin pacha te hebben verwekt, uit deserlf, pehtgenoote Aaltje Jans Dijkhuis, oud vieren twintig jaren woenen de te Hornhuizen in het huis Pieter rend vij fen twintig.

      En is deze aangifte en verklaring geschied in tegenwoordigheid van Tammes Jans Wierenga, oud veertig jaren, van beroep dagloner, wonende te Hornhuizen, en van Klaas Luis van der Kamp, oud vifentwintig jaren, van beroep landbouwer, wonende te Hornhuizen, als daaroe door de belanghebbende gekozene getuigen,

      Waarvan deze akte dadelijk is opgemaakt en ingeschreven op de beide dubbelen van het geboorte-resgister dezer gemeente, en is deze akte, nadat dezelve aan comparant en getuigen was voorgelezen met mij verteehand, op dag maand juwr ah boven.

      (Signed)

      [auto-translation]
      in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, the one thirty first of December, for us Hindrik R Bergman, Mayor, an official of the Civil Status of the church Kloosterburen, District Appingedam, Province of Groningen, appeared Jan Pieters Tammes Koster old Goenen twenty years, occupation day laborer, residing at Hornhuizen, which stated that on the Hegenen twentieth day of the month of December in the year one thousand eight hundred pem and forty, the benefits afternoon to counter hours to Hornhuizen, within this church, a child was born of the male gesclacht, to which the forename um of Tamme will be given, of which the child Aangeien Jan Pieters Tammes Koster weltie described above street, vertolaard the father rhine ofhighly pacha have begotten from deserlf, pehtgenoote Aaltje Jans Dijkhuis, old celebrate twenty years woenen to the Hornhuizen in the home office Pieter vij s twenty.

      And this declaration and declaration done in the presence of Tammes John Wierenga, aged forty years of occupation day laborer, residing at Hornhuizen, and Klaas Luis van der Kamp, old vifentwintig years, occupation farmer, residing at Hornhuizen, as captured in each case by the elected interested witnesses,

      Which this deed was drawn up and immediately enrolled in the two duplicates of birth resgister of this church, and this deed, after appearing to them and witnesses was read to me distant hand, on day month juwr ah above.

      (Signed)

    15. [S104] Dutch Emigrants to the United States, 1835-1880, page 146.

    16. [S34] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Year: 1867; Arrival: New York, United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_279; Line: 29; List number: 441.
      Record for Eelke Ekster

    17. [S18] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.;), Tamme Koster.
      Emigrant Tame Koster
      26 years farmer
      He leaves [with] his wife Gretel Blaauw from Harlingen to Liverpool, where Morris Hammerstein provides transportation by steamboat to America.

      Departure from Hornhuizen
      Departure to America
      Date of departure 1867
      Source State of emigrants in 05/04/1867
      Secretarie municipality of Groningen, 1816-1916
      Inventorynumber 2042
      [35 of the 78 passengers are from Hornhuizen]

      [Page 1]
      Groningen, den 4 Mei 1867
      Heeren Burgemeester & Wethouders alhier
      Het is ons aangenaam u te kunnen berighen, dat gisteren rijn afgereisd, via Harlingen, 78 passagiers, destinatie Amerika, die door den Heer M. Hammerstein in Liverpool wor den geexpedieerd per staamboot.
      Bygenoumen hebben wij meer naaunt keurig de omschrijving dexer passagiers opgebragt.
      Met ware achting Wet Ed Heeren
      un dw dn
      Prins S Zwanenburg

      Groningen, the May 4, 1867
      Lord Mayor and Aldermen local
      It is our pleasantly pleased to berighen that yesterday rhine traveled through Harlingen, 78 passengers, destination America, by Mr. M. Hammerstein Liverpool are dispatched by the steamboat.
      Bygenoumen we have more naaunt neatly the description dexer passengers being brought.
      With true esteem Law Ed Heeren
      un dw dn
      Prince S Zwanenburg

      On 3 May, [1867]
      List of Passengers


    18. [S48] Koster William Death Certificate.
      Father listed as Thomas Koster
      Mother Listed as Grace Blue

    19. [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 Nellie Burghouse

    20. [S328] Ottawa County 1881 Tax Assessments, (Date: 1881;), In Local History and Geneology Room., Crockery Twp listings, page 5.
      Caster, Thomas
      NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 29, Town 8, Range 18; 40 acres; Value=$400; School District 3;
      Personal Estate Value =$105
      Total Value = $505


    21. [S38] Online Resource, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/family.aspx?tid=1214293&pid=-1751685990&pg=0.

    22. [S107] De Wachter Obituary, 11 May 1882.
      Heden den 1ste Mei behaagde het den Almachtige, mij de gevoeligste slag mijns levens te doen gevoelen, door mijn gel. man, TAMME KOSTER, en vader van 6 kinderen (waarvan de oudste 14 jaren en de jongste slechts 8 weken telt) door den dood van mijne zijde weg te nemen in den ouderdom van 40 jaar, en 4 maand; 15 jaren mochten wij gelukkig samen leven, 2 kinderen zijn hem reeds voorgegaan naar de eeuwigheid, een wonde die alleen met mij gevoelen diegenen welke met mij in zulk eene droefheid deelen moeten. Toch is mijn eenige troost, dat hij geloovig met een vast vertrouwen in zijnen Heiland en Borg, de zalige rust is ingegaan. Dat de beloften des Vader ook aan ons vervuld mogen worden; Ik zal u geene weezen laten, is mijne bede, en wensch.

      Wed. GRIETJE KOSTER geb. Blaauw.
      Spring Lake, Mei 1, 1882

      rough translattion:
      Today, the May 1st, it pleased the Almighty, I the most sensitive stroke my life can feel, through my gel. husband, TAMME KOSTER, and father of six children (the oldest 14 years and the youngest only 8 weeks counts) by the death of my side constraints at the age of 40 years and 4 months, 15 years, we were happy together life, two children have gone before him into eternity, a wound that required me feel that those with me in such a sadness to parts. Still, my only consolation, he believing with a firm faith in his Savior and Secure, the blissful peace runs. That the promises of the Father to us may be fulfilled, I will leave no orphans, is my prayer and desire.

      Widow Grace KOSTER born. Blaauw.
      Spring Lake, May 1, 1882


    23. [S93] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHLQ-KHD.
      Name: Thomas Custer
      Gender: Male
      Burial Date:
      Burial Place:
      Death Date: 01 May 1882
      Death Place: Crockery, Mich.
      Age: 40
      Birth Date: 1842
      Birthplace: Holland,
      Occupation: Farmer
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name:
      Father's Name: John Custer
      Father's Birthplace:
      Mother's Name: Anna Custer
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B51871-7
      System Origin: Michigan-EASy
      Source Film Number: 984237
      Reference Number: v 1 p 234


    24. [S124] Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3JJ-C6J.
      Name: Thomas Custer
      Death Date: 01 May 1882
      Death Place: Crockery, Ottawa, Michigan
      Gender: Male
      Death Age: 40 years 8 months
      Estimated Birth Date: 1842
      Birthplace: Holland
      Marital Status: Married
      Father's Name: John Custer
      Mother's Name: Anna Custer
      Occupation: Farmer
      Film Number: 2363671
      Digital Folder Number: 4207807
      Image Number: 697
      Reference Number: p 48 rn 350


    25. [S248] Spring Lake Township Cemetery records, (Name: Spring Lake Township;), Reference., Purchase records, Old/East Spring Lake Township Cemetery.
      Old/East Cemetery Block 4, Lot 28 John Koster, 7 October 1878

    26. [S248] Spring Lake Township Cemetery records, (Name: Spring Lake Township;), Reference., 30 June 2013 phone conversation with Carolyn at the Spring Lake Twp Office, 616-844-6101.
      Ed Koster talked to a Carolyn at the Spring Lake Twp Office who said she was the keeper of burial records for the Spring Lake
      cemetery. Her official info coincided pretty much with what we already knew. Only 5 recorded graves in that Koster plot (East side, block 4, lot 28) and the names coincided also, except Gertrude Koster was Gertrude Wezeman Koster and the death date was something like 1937.

      She stated that there were many unmarked graves in that part of the cemetery because of a fire at some point destroyed a lot of
      wooden grave markers which were used in that era rather than stone; there could possibly be more burials in lot 28
      that are lost forever.

    27. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=2&xtr=11634756&vgr=1.
      Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Groninger Archieven
      General Municipality: Kloosterburen
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 7
      Registration date: 01-06-1838
      Groom Jan Pieters Tammes Koster
      Date of birth: 26-02-1814
      Place of birth: Kloosterburen
      Bride Aaltje Jans Dijkhuis
      Date of birth: 21-08-1816
      Place of birth: Ulrum
      Father groom Tamme Jans Koster
      Mother groom Geertruid Jans Dussel
      Father bride Jan Pieters Dijkhuis
      Mother bride Grietje Jakobs van Dijk
      Additional information beroep bruidegom: landbouwersknecht; beroep bruid: dienstmeid; beroep vader bruidegom.: dagloner; beroep moeder bruidegom: dagloonster; beroep vader bruid: dagloner; beroep moeder bruid: dagloonster; bruidegom 24 jaar; bruid 21 jaar


    28. [S40] Genlias Database, http://www.genlias.nl/en/searchDetail.jsp?val=11&xtr=11635142&vgr=3.
      Source Civil register - Marriage
      Archive location Groninger Archieven
      General Municipality: Kloosterburen
      Type of record: Huwelijksakte
      Record number: 2
      Registration date: 13-04-1867

      Groom Tamme Koster
      Place of birth: Hornhuizen

      Bride Grietje Blaauw
      Place of birth: Niekerk

      Father groom Jan Pieters Tammes Koster
      Mother groom Aaltje Jans Dijkhuis

      Father bride Wietse Geerts Blaauw
      Mother bride Neeltje Jans Bolheem

      Additional information beroep bruidegom: daglooner; beroep bruid: dienstmeid; beroep vader bruidegom.: daglooner; beroep moeder bruid: dagloonersche; bruidegom 25 jaar; bruid 20 jaar


    29. [S53] Marriage License, Tamme Koster and Grietje Blaauw (in Dutch).


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