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Pieter Dirkse

Male 1852 - 1922  (70 years)


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  • Name Pieter Dirkse  [1, 2, 3
    Born 14 Apr 1852  Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 05 Aug 1900  Holland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Relation to Head of House: Head 
    Died 22 Oct 1922  Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary:

      HOLLAND CITY NEWS, November 2, 1922, pg. 3

      DIES THURSDAY IN GRAND RAPIDS
      Peter Dirkse, aged 70 years, died Thursday at Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids,
      as a result of a complication of diseases from which he had suffered since
      February. Mr. Dirkse came to America form the Netherlands forty years ago. He
      lived in Grand Haven for 12 years and in Holland for 28 years. He was a tanner
      by trade and later a furniture worker. He was a prominent church worker,
      serving both as elder and deacon, and he was also a character member of the
      board of education of the school for Christian instruction.
      The deceased is survived by his wife, five sons, three daughters, and one
      brother. The sons are: Dick of Grand Rapids, D.J. and John of Grand Haven,
      Peter A. and Cornelius of Holland; the daughters are Mrs. A. Remelts of Grand
      Rapids, Mrs. A Bleister of Chicago, and Mrs. C. Woldring of Holland. The
      brothers name is Dick Derkse of Pine Creek.
      The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the home, 143 East 18th,
      and at two o'clock at the Prospect Christian Reformed Church, Rev. J.C. Schaap
      officiating.

      Immigration Records: Dutch in America, 1800s

      Year: 1881
      Municipality: Yerseke
      Age: 29
      Religion: Nederland hervormde (netherlands
      reformed)
      Occupation: Arbeider
      Social Class: Mingegoeden - Less well to do
      Head Tax: Assessed
      Head Tax Rate: 1
      Women in Household: 1
      Children in Household: 2
      Servants in Household: 0
      Reason for Emmigrating: Economic improvement
      Destination: USA

      Peter Dirkse
      Arrival Date: 18 Apr 1881
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
      Age: 28
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
      Destination: United States of America
      Place of Origin: Denmark
      Ship Name: Switzerland
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Line: 28
      Microfilm Serial: M237
      Microfilm Roll: 435
      List Number: 416
      Port Arrival State: New York
      Port Arrival Country: United States
    Person ID I156  vanhees
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 

    Father Dirk Dirkse,   b. 25 Jun 1821, Kruiningen, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1865, Nisse, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Adriana Nieuwenhuize,   b. 13 Mar 1826, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1899, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 Apr 1850  Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Adriana Kallemein,   b. 12 Aug 1852, Wolphaartsdijk, Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1909, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1875  's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Dirk Dirkse,   b. 12 Apr 1876, 's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1877, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Jan Dirkse,   b. 09 Jul 1878, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1940, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +3. Dirk Dirkse,   b. 17 Feb 1881, Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 91 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Peternella Dirkse,   b. 22 Oct 1883, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1936, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +5. Adriana Dirkse,   b. 11 Mar 1885, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1952, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +6. Johanna Marie Dirkse,   b. 17 May 1890, Netherlands? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1954, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +7. Peter Adrian Dirkse,   b. 26 Apr 1894, Holland, MI? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Hendrkje Rozenberg 
    Married 01 Jul 1910 
    Children 
    +1. Cornelius Dirkse,   b. 31 Mar 1911,   d. UNKNOWN
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1852 - Yerseke, Zeeland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1875 - 's-Heer Arendskerke, Zeeland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1922 - Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Pieter and Adrianna (nee Kallemein) Dirkse
    Pieter and Adrianna (nee Kallemein) Dirkse

    Headstones
    Pieter Dirkse
    Pieter Dirkse
    Plot: PH2-C-99-6

  • Sources 
    1. [S450] U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;), Archives of Calvin College; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Christian Reformed Church Records; Reel Number: 7.

    2. [S377] Marriage Certificate of John Dirkse and Gertrude Vandenbosch, Record No. 7-280-228, September 4, 1901.

    3. [S68] Birth Certificate of Pieter Dirkse.

    4. [S135] FHL Roll 0244625.

    5. [S136] FHL Roll 0244628.