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Cornelis Cats

Male 1850 - 1944  (93 years)


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  • Name Cornelis Cats  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 20 November 1850  Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Grand Rapids Ward 3, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Age: 10 
    Emigration 1871  Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Race White  [7, 8, 9
    Name Corneluis Cats  [12
    Residence 16 June 1880  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Farm holdings enumerated 
    Residence 1900  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 69; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1930  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 79; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Residence 1935  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 01 April 1940  Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 89; Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Died 13 November 1944  Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    • Age: 94
    Buried after 13 November 1944  Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Prosper Cemetery [gravestone mispelled Corneluis?]
    Notes 
    • From "Families of Missaukee":
      "Cornelius Catts came to Missaukee County in 1871. In 1872, he married Jeltje Bouma. They homesteaded some property in Prosper and purchased some more. They made their home about one-quarter of a mile east of the Prosper Cemetery. They had 12 children Elizabeth, who died at birth, Joanna, Hattie, Rene, Dave, Maggie, Lizzie, Minnie, Katie, Nellie, Agnes and Jake. Only one is still living. They cleared the land and farmed. They had to bring provisions from the nearest railroad which was at Evart. Cornelius was a camp foreman in the lumber camps during the winter. He was the clerk for Clam Union Township for 22 years, the supervisor for 5 years, the justice of the peace for 3 years and school director for 20 years. He used to attract deer with a salt lick and shot them while stationed atop a scaffold near by. Their home, two barns and two graineries burned when their youngest child, Lizzie was two or three years old. They were charter members of the Prosper Christian Reformed Church. He was an officer of the Church for many years. Cornelius died in 1944, Jeltje having preceded him in death in 1936. Of the 955 direct line descendants only 7 bear the name Catts."
    Person ID I5068  Koster

    Father Jacob Cats,   b. about 1826, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Johanna Huibets,   b. about 1827, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1892, Zeeland, Ottawa, Mich. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F2803  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Jeltje Bouwma,   b. October 1854, Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 November 1936, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 11 April 1872 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth infant Cats,   b. before 1896,   d. before 1896  (Age < 0 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Elizabeth Cats,   b. 29 June 1896, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 December 1984, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Natural]
     3. Gertie Maggie Cats,   b. 20 July 1890, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +4. Johanna Cats,   b. 16 September 1885, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. July 1967, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Natural]
     5. Hiltje Hattie Cats,   b. 28 May 1883, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Agnes Cats,   b. 03 April 1881, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +7. Neeltje Cats,   b. 18 August 1872, Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 November 1954, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Natural]
    +8. Rients Rene Cats,   b. 28 May 1883, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. November 1967, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Natural]
    +9. David Cats,   b. 01 November 1878, Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 March 1956, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Natural]
    +10. Minnie Cats,   b. 23 April 1888, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. June 1975, South Holland, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
     11. Jacob Cats,   b. 29 January 1877, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    +12. Kate Tyje Cats,   b. 14 June 1874, Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 October 1946, McBain, Missaukee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F1687  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S183] Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQQX-89R.
      Groom's Name: David Cats
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Age: 33 years
      Groom's Birth Date: 1878
      Groom's Birthplace: Missaukee County, Michigan
      Bride's Name: Etta Veldman
      Bride's Race:
      Bride's Age: 32 years
      Bride's Birth Date: 1879
      Bride's Birthplace: Missaukee County, Michigan
      Marriage Type:
      Marriage Date: 20 Apr 1911
      Marriage Place: Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan
      Groom's Father: C. Cats
      Groom's Mother: Jeltje Bouman
      Bride's Father: John R. Veldman
      Bride's Mother: Gertrude Koster
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife:
      Bride's Marital Status:
      Bride's Previous Husband:
      Film Number: 2342694
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4001632
      Image Number: 132
      Reference Number: v 4 p 47 rn 19


    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: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: 595; Family History Film: 1254595; Page: 253C; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0514.
      Record for Jeltje Cats

    3. [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: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Record for Cornelis Cats

    4. [S183] Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3GW-N42.
      Groom's Name: Claus J. Schaaf
      Groom's Race:
      Groom's Age: 20 years
      Groom's Birth Date: 1894
      Groom's Birthplace: Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan
      Bride's Name: Elizabeth Cats
      Bride's Race:
      Bride's Age: 18 years
      Bride's Birth Date: 1896
      Bride's Birthplace: Prosper, Missaukee, Michigan
      Marriage Type:
      Marriage Date: 17 Sep 1914
      Marriage Place: Falmouth, Missaukee, Michigan
      Groom's Father: John Schaaf
      Groom's Mother: Jennia Niewenhuis
      Bride's Father: Cornelis Cats
      Bride's Mother: Geltje Bouma
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife:
      Bride's Marital Status:
      Bride's Previous Husband:
      Film Number: 2342706
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4209236
      Image Number: 541
      Reference Number: v 5 p 86 rn 63


    5. [S146] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18;), Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T623_732; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 112.
      Record for Cornelis Cats

    6. [S183] Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQS1-68K.
      Name: John Quist
      Race (Original):
      Age (Expanded): 21 years
      Birth Year: 1873
      Birthplace: Michigan
      Spouse's Name: Katie Cats
      Spouse's Race (Original):
      Spouse's Age (Expanded): 21 years
      Spouse's Birth Year: 1873
      Spouse's Birthplace: Michigan
      Event Date: 12 Dec 1894
      Event Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan
      Father's Name: Anthony Quist
      Mother's Name: Nellie Jagt
      Spouse's Father's Name: Cornelis Cats
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Julia Bounma
      Marital Status:
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      GS Film number: 2342499
      Frame Number:
      Digital Folder Number: 4207822
      Image Number: 186
      Reference ID: v 3 p 317 rn 362

    7. [S213] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Reco;), Year: 1920; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T625_785; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 105; Image: 956.
      Record for Cornelius Catts

    8. [S31] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Year: 1930; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: 1012; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0005; Image: 452.0; FHL microfilm: 2340747.
      Record for Cornelius Cats

    9. [S292] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan; Roll: T627_1790; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 57-5.
      Record for Corneal Cats

    10. [S88] Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan.
      Record for Cornelis Cats

    11. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1860; Census Place: Grand Rapids Ward 3, Kent, Michigan; Roll: M653_550; Page: 386; Image: 391; Family History Library Film: 803550.
      Record for Cornelius Katz

    12. [S224] Web: Michigan, Find A Grave Index, 1805-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 16 January 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi;).
      Record for Corneluis Cats

    13. [S245] Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952.
      Name: Corneluis Cats
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 13 Nov 1944
      Event Place: Clam Union, Missaukee, Michigan, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 93
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Birth Date: 20 Nov 1850
      Birthplace: Zeeland, Michigan
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1851
      Father's Name: Jacob Cats

    14. [S331] Families of Missaukee, (Name: Waterfront Newspaper; Location: Lake City, MIssaukee, Michigan, USA; Date: c1976;), page 18.
      [c1970] Cornelius Catts came to Missaukee County in 1871. In 1872, he married Jeltje Bouma. They homesteaded some property in Prosper and purchased some more. They made their home about one-quarter of a mile east of the Prosper Cemetery. They had 12 children Elizabeth, who died at birth, Joanna, Hattie, Rene, Dave, Maggie, Lizzie, Minnie, Katie, Nellie, Agnes and Jake. Only one is still living. They cleared the land and farmed. They had to bring provisions from the nearest railroad which was at Evart. Cornelius was a camp foreman in the lumber camps during the winter. He was the clerk for Clam Union Township for 22 years, the supervisor for 5 years, the justice of the peace for 3 years and school director for 20 years. He used to attract deer with a salt lick and shot them while stationed atop a scaffold near by. Their home, two barns and two graineries burned when their youngest child, Lizzie was two or three years old. They were charter members of the Prosper Christian Reformed Church. He was an officer of the Church for many years. Cornelius died in 1944, Jeltje having preceded him in death in 1936. Of the 955 direct line descendants only 7 bear the name Catts.

    15. [S38] Online Resource, Web: Michigan, Find A Grave Index, 1805-2012 - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.


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