De Ledger of Gerrit Winsemius

  Gerrit Winsemius was born in the Netherlands and migrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He installed and repaired organs and had some connection with a piano-maker, Manville.  His ledger (journal) records many historical happenings in Grand Rapids besides family and friends.
   His ledger has been preserved by his daughter, Dorothy, who is 102 years old.  Gerrit's great granddaughter, Becky Haber, has transcribed the ledger and very kindly is sharing it with all of us.  If you have a special interest in more information about the ledger or Gerrit Winsemius, you may contact Becky at her email address:  BeckSPED@aol.com.
   You will find the ledger entries immediately following the index.

Index

Name                                                                                                                           Page

Abrams, Minnie………………………………………………………………………15,21

Adriaanse, Minnie……………………………………………………………………….10

Bakker, Mr………………………………………….……………………………………26

Ballast, Simon……………………………………………………………………………97

Banninga, Wm. H……………………………………………………………………...1,58

Battjes, A………………………………………………………………………………...70

Battjes, Elizabeth………………………………………………………………………...74

Battjes, Frank…………………………………….………………………………………59

Battjes, Henry…………………………………………………………………….41,44,70

Battjes, Herman………………………………………………………………………….74

Beets, Rev. Henry………………………………………………………….37,39,53,54,67

Benjamin, J.L……………………………………………………………………………..67

Benjamins, Leonard………………………………………………………………………15

Berg, Ella………………………………………………………………………………...92

Berghuis, Cornelius……………………………………………………………………….33

Bergsma-Faber, Clara …………………………………………………………………...66

Berkhof, Rev…………………………………………………………………………..26,28

Beukema, Charles J………………………………………………………………………...1

Bode, Rev………………………….……………………………………………………...37

Boer, Bert…………………….…………………………………………………………...60

Boer, Rev. G.E. …………………………………………………………………………5,23

Boersma, Brechtje………………………………………………………………………...13

Boersma, Dr……………………………………………………………………55,56,74,94

Boersma, George………………………………………………………………………….6

Boersma, Mr……………………………………………………………………………...37

Bolger, Dr………………………………………………………………………………….5

Bolhuis, Peter……………………………………………………………………………..20

Bonnema, Rev. D…………………………………………………………………………95

Boomgaard………………………………………………………………………………51

Boorsma, Clarence…………………………………………………………………1,56,90

Booth, Dr…………………………………………………………………………………47

Borgman, Rev…………………………………………………………………………….91

Borgsma, Peter…………………………………………………………………………...55

Bos, Effie………………………………………………………………………………….30

Bos, Jan……………………………………………………………………………….33,40

Boskers, Anna…………………………………………………………………………….27

Boskers, Dixie…………………………………………………………………………….24

Bosma, Henrietta…………………………………………………………………………53

Bousma, Auke…………………………………………………………………………….91

Bouwsma, Agnes……………….…………………………………………………………77

Bouwsma, Angeline……………………………………………………………………….79

Bouwsma, Edward……………………………………66-70,72-74,76,79,81,83,92-96,99

Bouwsma, Elinor Ruth……………………………………………………………………...96

Bouwsma, Franklin George……………………………………………………………….93

Bouwsma, Mr. (Joseph)…………………………………………………………….75,78,98

Bouwsma, Mrs. (Anna Tighelaar)…………………………………………………………50

Bouwsma, Oets………………………………………………………………………..77,80

Bouwsma, Robert Joseph……………………………………………………………...86,99

Bouwsma, Ward David…………………………………………………………………..99

Brandsma………………………………………………………………………………...46

Brandsma, George……………………………………………………………………….86

Braun, Cornelius…………………………………………………………………………..10

Brink, Adriaan………………………………………………………………………...17,52

Brink, Henry A……………………………………………………………………………11

Brink, Jarma……………………………………………………………………………...97

Brink, John A……………………………………………..18-20,33,39,58,72,73,76,80,97

Broerse, Jan…………………………………………………………………………….3, 4

Broerse, Maria ………………………………………………3,6,18,20,28,30,32,38,53,79

Brondyk, Catherine……………………………………………………………………….75

Brondyk, Jacob…………………………………………………………………………..57

Bronsema, B………………………………………………………………………………..1

Brouwer, Gerrit…………………………………………………………………………..53

Brouwer, Piebe…………………………………………………………………………...97

Brown, Charles…………………………………………………………………………...63

Bruggink, James………………………………………………………………………….24

Bruggink, Jan…………………………………………………………………………27,49

Bruggink, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………..81

Bruinooge, Rev…………………………………………………………………….49,58,69

Brusse, E.J……………………...…………………………………………………………70

Bultema, Cornelius………………………………………………………………………..44

Bultema, Gertrude (Meiering)……………………………………………………………47

Bultema, Jan……………………………………………………………………………...56

Bultema, Rev. Henry…………………………………………………………………..55,87

Bursma, Rev. Ale…………………………………………………………………………15

Campau, Louis……………………………………………………………………………..3

Campman, H.J.W………………………………………………………………………...69

Capham, Mr……………………………………………………………………………...32

Carr, Harvey…………………………………………………………………………10,64

Coburn, Milan…………………………………………………………………………52,53

Colleton, J.H……………………………………………………………………………...35

Daane, John…………………………………………………………………………..48,58

Darr, Jerry……………………………………………………………………………….19

Dash, Rose…………………………………………………………………………………2

Davis, Wm. T…………………………..………………………………………………..1,69

De Geest, Mr……………………………………………………………………………..68

De Graaf, Flora………………………………………………………………………….79

De Groot, Ewald…………………………………………………………………………68

De Groot, Rev. J…………………………………………………………………………35

De Groot, William………………………………………………………………………..40

De Jong, Bert……………………….…………………………………………………..1,96

De Jong, Bertha…………………………………………………………………………..15

De Jong, Fannie…………………………………………………………………………..61

De Jong, Prof……………………………………………………………………………..53

De Jong, Ubrecht…………………………………………………………………………..5

De Jonge, Rev. A.W………………………………………………………………………..2

De Koning, Gerard……………………………………………………………………….96

De Latter, Jan…………………………………………………………………………….21

De Leeuw, Cornelius……………………………………………………………….……...31

De Leeuw, Lena…………………………………………………………………………..36

De Lotto, James…………………………………………………………………………..25

De Rinck, Fred……………………………………………………………………………93

De Rinck, Mrs…………………….……………………………………………………….40

De Ryke, Martin…………………………………………………………………………..70

De Vries, Agnes……………….…………………………………………………...26,27,28

De Vries, Barbara………………………………………………………………………..17

De Vries, Ben…………………………………………………….12,18,19,21,27,28,43,47

De Vries, Jantje…………………………………………………………………………...66

De Vries, Mr. And Mrs………………………………………………………………...21,25

De Weert, Fred…………………………………………...16,18,20,36,40,42,50,54,56,72

De Weert, Jennie………………………………………………………………………...70

De Weert, Martin………………………………………………………………………...12

De Wolf, Sala……………………………………………………………………………80

De Yager, Martin………………………………………………………………………...29

De Young, Mrs. Engle…………………………………………………………………….21

De Young, Sjoerd………………………………………………………………………..40

Decker, Mrs………………………………………………………………………………31

Dedert, Lena………………………………………………………………………………9

Dedert, Marinus………………………………………………………………………..3,35

Dedert, William………………………………………………………………………..7,26

Dice, B. …………………………………………………………………………………...42

Dijkstra, Rev. John D……………………………………………………………………2,71

Djeus, Siebe………………………………………………………………………………..2

Donker, Prina……………………………………………………………………………..26

Droste, Dr………………………………………………………………………………...71

Drukker, Anna……………………………………………………………………………70

Drukker, Mary……………………………………………………………………………..9

Dyke, Jennie……………………………………………………………………………...23

Dykstra, A………………………………………………………………………………..45

Dykstra, Agnes ……….…………………………………………………………………..46

Dykstra, John R…………………………………………………………………………..79

Dykstra, Miss……………………………………………………………………………..31

Dykstra, Mrs. Jan…………………………………………………………………………26

Dykstra, T………………………………………………………………………………...65

Eddy, Clarence…………………………………………………………………………..95

Edwards, Dr……………………………………………………………………………..18

Eikenhout, Mr……………………………………………………………………..37,39,62

Eininck, Rev. B.H……………………….……………………………………………….1,44

Ekster, Adrianne…………………………….……………………………………………61

Ekster, Bertha…………………………………………………………………………53,59

Ekster, Henrietta………………………………………………………………………….59

Ekster, Jeanette…………………………………………………………………………..59

Ekster, Rev……………………………………………………….30,38,40,43,48,52,53,80

Elders, Jennie……………………………………………………………………………..11

Eldersveld, Rev…………………………………………………………………………...79

Ellis, Mayor………………………………………………………………………………57

Elve, Andries…………………… ………………………………………………………46

Elve, Lena………………………………………………………………………………..58

Elve, Mrs…………………………………………………………………………………39

Faber, Charles ……………………….…………………………………………………..61

Firtch, Dorothy……………………………………………………………………………77

Fish, Mrs. Bertha…………………………………………………………………………..97

Fles, Ben………………………………………………………………………………….39

Fles, Minnie……………………………………………………………………………….31

Fles, Rev…………………………………………………………….1,9,12,21,24,30,37,78

Flietstra, Rev……………………………………………………………………………...95

Flik, H……………………………………………………………………………………..44

Flory……………………………………………………………………………………...34

Fokkens, Nicholas…………………………………………………………………………69

Folwerda, Rev………………………………………………………………………...28,30

Formsma, Agnes…………………………………………………………………………..95

Formsma, Anna…………………………………………………………………………...49

Formsma, Berend…………………………………………………………………………61

Formsma, Bertrand………………………………………………………………..53,75,75

Formsma, Johanna………………………………………………………………………..12

Formsma, Joseph……………………………………...11,39,42,55,72,73,75,76,80,82,95

Formsma, Mrs. Berend……………………………………………………………………72

Formsma, Mrs. Ed………………………………………………………………………...32

Formsma, Nick……………………………………………………………………………31

Freeman, Harry………………………………………………………………………….53

Freiling, Arie……………………………………………………………………………..22

Frieling, Rev………………………………………………………………………………31

Garber, Dr……………………………………………………………………………….98

Gast, Cornelius…………………………………………………………………………..54

Gates, Clarence…………………………………………………………………………55

Gelock, Dieuwerke Scharinga……………………………………………………………14

German, Jan………………………………………………………………………….43,44

Gibson, Archer…………………………………………………………………………...45

Gillard, Mrs. Carl…………………………………………………………………………..1

Glastra, Bontje Siebes ………………………………………………………………...2,3,4

Goerman, Wm……………………………………………………………………………..1

Goudzwaard, Adriaan………………………………………………………………4,6,30

Goudzwaard, Diena…………………………………………………………………...8,36

Goudzwaard, Kate……………………………………………………………..6,28,48,58

Goudzwaard, Marinus…………………………………………………………………8,27

Goudzwaard, Minnie……………………………………………………………….9,28,40

Graham, Wm……………………………………………………………………………...1

Grebel, Bertha…………….……………………………………………………………...18

Green, Will………………………………………………………………………………39

Greenberg, Mr…………………………………………………………………………...80

Gritter, Mr………………………………………………………………………………..91

Groen, Rev……………………………………………………………………………….72

Groendyk, Ben ……………………………………………………………………….30,32

Haan, A………………………………………………………………………………….43

Haan, Abe………………………………………………………………………………..97

Haan, Bert……………………………………………………………………………93,98

Haan, Rev R.L………………………………………………1,13,14,20,24,25,26,28,33,70

Haan, Rev. Gerrit J………………………………………………………………..32,33,53

Habing, Bert……………………………………………………………………………….1

Haggarty, Judge…………………………………………………………………………23

Happe.………………………………………………………………………………..51,71

Harkema, Obe………………………………………………………………………..33,34

Hartley, Walter C…………………………………………………………………….58,63

Hartman, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………..71

Hartsema, Mrs. Annagien………………………………………………………………...72

Haven, Anna……………………………………………………………………………….2

Hawkins, William S……………………………………………………………………….18

Hedges, C.J…………………………………………………………………………...58,62

Heeres, Rev………………………………………………………………………………68

Heetderks………………………………………………………………………………..66

Hekhuis, Rev……………………………………………………………………………..42

Hemkes, Rev…………………………………………………………………………..53,83

Hennink, Arend …………………………………………………………………………...56

Hertel, Ben……………………………………………………………………………44,48

Hertel, Gerard…………………………………………………………………………...70

Hertel, Joe……………………………………………………………………………44,47

Heyboer, Bertha…………………………………………………………………………10

Heyboer, Dr……………………………………………………………………………..92

Heyboer, Eddie…………………………………………………………………………..11

Heyboer, Eelke (Eli)…………………………………………………………………..14,37

Heyboer, Elsie……………………………………………………………………………12

Heyboer, Gabriel………………………………………………………………………..37

Heyboer, Henry………………………………………………………………………….37

Heyboer, James………………………………………………………………………….87

Heyboer, Joseph………………………………………………………………..5,10,33,36

Heyns, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………….96

Heystik, Henry……………………………………………………………………………53

Hilbink, Henry……………………………………………………………………………...1

Hill, Elmer A………………………………………………………………………………87

Hilton, Alderman………………………………………………………………………….19

Hinken, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………….45

Hoefker, Rev……………………………………………………………………………...58

Hoekenga, Trena…………………………………………………………………………..1

Hoeksma, Mrs…………………………………………………………………………….31

Hoekstra, Dieuwke…………………………………………………………………...2,4,29

Hoekstra, Martin………………………………………………………………………….45

Hoekstra, Rev…………………………………………………………………………….39

Hoekstra, Sjoukje (Freiling)……………………………………………………………….38

Hoekstra, Tie……………………………………………………………………………...67

Hoekstra, William………………………………………………………………………...72

Hofman, Tim……………………………………………………………………….43,61,87

Hofmeier, Rev…………………………………………………………………………….91

Holtgeerts, Mr. And Mrs………………………………………………………………10,16

Holtgeerts, Mrs. Adrianna………………………………………………………………...85

Holwerda, Tom…...………………………………………………………………………19

Hoogeboom, Theo………………………………………………………………………..70

Hoogeboom, Wilhemina………………………………………………………………….27

Hoogsteen, Birdie………………………………………………………………………...37

Hoogsteen, George…………………………………………………………………..37,77

Hook, John………………………………………………………………………………..10

Horner, Elizabeth…………………………………………………………………………58

Houseman, M……………………………………………………………………………..69

Houseman, Mrs…………………………………………………………………………...69

Hudson, C………………………………………………………………………………….2

Hulst, Mary……………………………………………………………………………….38

Hulst, Rev.J.B………………………………………………………………………33,53,87

Hunter, A.G………………………………………………………………………………69

Ingles, Rolf………………………………………………………………………………..50

Jacobs, Dieuwke…………………………………………………………………………..2

Jameson, P.C……………………………………………………………………………...69

Jansen, Prof………………………………………………………………………………74

Jellema………………...…………………………………………………………………66

Jeltes, Jan…………………………………………………………………………….30,49

Jeltes, Miss………………………………………………………………………………..93

Johnson, Ralph……………………………………………………………………………64

Jongsma, Rev……………………………………………………………………………..30

Joosten, Ben………………………………………………………………………………22

Joslin, Frank R…………………………………………………………………………….78

Jurgens, Herman…………………………………………………………………..29,54,58

Kameraad, Anna…………………………………………………………………………34

Kasemir, Mary……………………………………………………………………………50

Kastenberg, Berendina…………………………………………………………………...52

Keegstra, Mr………………...……………………………………………………………26

Keegstra, Paul……………………………………………………………………………39

Keegstra, Peter…………………………………………………………………………..46

Keizer, Gerrit………………...50,51,56,57,59,62,69,71,72,73,74,76,77,78,83,85,90,93

Keizer, Lois Ruth……………………………………………………………….87,91,97,99

Keizer, Rev. A………………………………………………………………..1,57,74,76,91

Kemink, Joe………………………………………………………………………………68

Kent, Anna……………………………………………………….83,85,88,90,94,95,96,99

Kent, G. Layton…………………………………………………………………………….1

Kernink, Jan………………………………………………………………………………16

Kerstetter, Vaughn……………………………………………………………………96-98

Kerstetter, Wallace Ward……………………………………………………………….97

Klanderman, J………………….……………………………………………………...68,70

Klimmerboom, Dieuwke Gerrits……………………………………………………………3

Klimmerboom, Doetje…………………………………………………………………….11

Klimmerboom, Fokke………………………………………………………………….3, 10

Klimmerboom, Gerrit Fokkes…………………………………………………………..2,3,4

Klimmerboom, Ytje Gerrits………………………………………….3,4,11,16,17,20,24,38

Koefler, Rev………………………………………………………………………………54

Kolkman, Mrs. Albert……………………………………………………………………..15

Kooistra, John……………………………………………………………………………...9

Kooistra, Mrs. Jacobus……………………………………………………………………22

Kooistra, Ralph…………………………………………………………………………...12

Kool, Rev…………………………………………………………………………………62

Kos, Hendriksa …………………………………………………………………………...95

Kroeze, Mr. And Mrs. Aynes …………………………………………………………...32

Krueger, Jake…………………………………………………………………………….64

Kuiper, Aafke…………………………………………………………………………….62

Kuiper, Albert……………………………………………………………………………62

Kuiper, Dena……………………………………………………………………………..55

Kuiper, Effie…………………………………………………………………………...44,50

Kuiper, Frank……………………………………………………………………………..44

Kuiper, Henry A…………………………………………………………………………..59

Kuiper, J………………………………………………………………………………….73

Kuiper, Jake………………………………………………………………………….62,75

Kuiper, John………………………………………………………………………………62

Kuiper, Mrs. Jake…………………………………………………………………………97

Kuiper, Rev. H.J………………………………………………………………….1,54,58,59

Kuiper, Rev. L……………………………………………………………………………..27

Kuipers, Ed………………………………………………………………………………..87

Laansma, Rev…………………………………………………………………………….59

Lahr, Elizabeth……………………………………………………………………………27

Lamberts, Mrs…………………………………………………………………………….52

Lamberts, Rev. L.J………………………………………………………………………..76

Lammerts, Jacob………………………………………………………………………….40

Larson, Chris……………………………………………………………………………...53

LeFevre, Dr. George……………………………………………………………………..98

Lewis, C.M…………………………………………………………………………….66,67

Lindemulder, Bessie………………………………………………………………………36

Locher, Dr……………………………………………………………………...18,26,38,57

Long, Everett………………………………………………………………………………2

Luiks………………………………………………………………………………………71

Luxen, Rev…………………………………………………………………………….54,58

Lyman, Dr. W.D…………………………………………………………………………..77

Lyzinga, Rev……………………………………………………………………………...92

Manville, Louis………………………………………………………………………...92,96

Mazereeuw…………………………………………………………………………...42,45

McDonald, John…………………………………………………………………………..57

McManus, Rev. P.J………………………………………………………………………5, 8

Meengs, Henry ……………………………………………………………………..1,57,62

Meeter, Rev. J……………………………………………………………………………...1

Mei, Daniel……………………………………………………………………………….22

Meier, A.H………………………………………………………………………………..32

Meier, Arthur……………………………………………………………………………..44

Meier, Mrs………………………………………………………………………………..21

Meiering, Rob……………………………………………………………………………44

Mellema, Mabel…………………………………………………………………………59

Mellema, Nellie………………………………………………………………………….59

Mersman………………………………………………………………………………….66

Mevold, C.N……………………………………………………………………………...77

Mieras, Lewis…………………………………………………………………………….49

Miller, Lillie……………………………………………………………………………….27

Mokma, Rev………………………………………………………………………………42

Mosselane………………………………………………………………………………...19

Mulholland………………………………………………………………………………..46

Muller, Bob……………………………………………………………………………….50

Muller, Franz……………………………………………………………………………...31

Muste, Jan E………………………………………………………………………………19

Muyskens…………………………………………………………………………………66

Nilson, Lillian……………………………………………………………………………..56

Northrup, Carl………………………………………………………………………..46,52

Olthouse, Wm……………………………………………………………………………..2

Oltman, Peter H…………………………………………………………………………..17

Oom, Jennie……………………………………………………………………………...31

Oom, Josie……………………………………………………………………………….31

Ossewaarde, Rev………………………………………………………………………...37

Parker, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………….22

Pastoor, Will………………...…………………………………………………30,31,33,59

Perry, Mrs. E.R……………………………………………………………………………..1

Plaat, Gerrit……………………………………………………………………………..94

Plaat, Mrs. Gerrit………………………………………………………………………..87

Platt. J.D……………………………………………………………………………..63,65

Poppen, Dr………………………………………………………………………………98

Poppen, Rev…………………………………………………………………………54,58

Post, Ward……………………………………………………………………….41,45,46

Postema, Sipke…………………………………………………………………………..95

Posthumus, William………………………………………………………………………44

Postma, S…………………………………………………………………………………12

Powers, George W………………………………………………………………………11

Powers, Nellie………………………………………………………………………..36,37

Puma…………………………………………………………………………………….29

Quinn, L.J…………………………………………………………………………………83

Quinn, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………….22

Redner ……………………………………………………………………………….44,46

Reed, Harley J……………………………………………………………………….44,58

Richter, Rt. Rev. Henry Joseph……………………………………………………………..7

Rikkers, Chris……………………………………………………………………………..61

Rikkers, Henrietta (Hattie)………………………………………………………………..20

Rillema, Nellie……………………………………………………………………11,75,98

Rinck………………………………………………………………………………19,26,42

Rinck, Hendrikus…………………………………………………………………………..11

Rinck, Prof………………………………………………………………………………...83

Roersma, Ed………………………………………………………………………………74

Ronda, Edward…………………………………………………………………………...71

Rooks, Mr…………………………………………………………………………………26

Rooks, Mrs………………………………………………………………………………..67

Roos, Angie…………………………………………………………………………...95,96

Rosema, Gertrude………………………………………………………………………..62

Rothschaeffer, Buck……………………………………………………………………….80

Rowson, Fred……………………………………………………………………………..56

Rowson, Iva………………………………………………………………………………27

Rowson, John……………………………………………………………………………...95

Rozema, Gerrit……………………………………………………………10,21,36,37,82

Rozema, Jurjen …………………………………………………………………………16

Rozema, Tom……………………………………………………………………….1,62,82

Ruby, George ……………………………………………………………………82,83,87

Ruerink, A………………………………………………………………………………...70

Rumsey, James A………………………………………………………………………3,32

Ruursema, Katie………………………………………………………………………….31

Ryerson, Mr………………………………………………………………………………24

Schaap, Rev……………………………………………………………………………..62

Schaddelee, Frank……………………………………………………………………….31

Scheerhoorn, Brechtje……………………………………………………4,30,42,47,81,82

Scheerhoorn, Eye………………………………………...1,4,20,21,25,32,44,46,51,67,95

Scheerhoorn, Freerkje…………………………………………………………..4,61,91,99

Scheerhoorn, Geeske………………………………………………………….4,6,28,30,53

Scheerhoorn, Harm (son of Ike)…………………………………………………………..12

Scheerhoorn, Harmen…………………………………..3,4,6,12,30,39,42,57,60,61,62,63

Scheerhoorn, Henrietta……………………………………………...17,31,35,38,47,55,64

Scheerhoorn, Henry…………………………………………………………………..21,99

Scheerhoorn, Jan…………………………………………………………………………39

Scheerhoorn, Jennie (wife of Simon)……………………………………………………..55

Scheerhoorn, Johannes ………………………………………………………………….4,6

Scheerhoorn, Katharine…………………………4,30,33,42,45,47,57,59,60,62,63,91,95

Scheerhoorn, Katie (Ike's)………………………………………..17,20,31,35,36,38,47,49

Scheerhoorn, Maaike Westra……………………………………………………………28

Scheerhoorn, Maude (wife of Bernardus)………………………………………………..55

Scheerhoorn, Simon…………………………………………………………………….19

Scheerhoorn, Trientje………………………………………………….5,8,42,44-48,52,57, 60,63,64,67,68,70,72,7578,80,83,84,86,87,91-93,95,97,99

Schermer, Anton John…………………………………………………………………31,35

Schmidt, Jan……………………………………………………………………………...43

Schneider, Joe……………………………………………………………………………93

Schoenbeek, Miss………………………………………………………………………...66

Scholtens, D.A……………………………………………………………………………...2

Schoolland, C…………………………………………………………………………….66

Schuiling, William………………………………………………………………………..53

Schuitema, Jake………………………………………………………………………….87

Schultz, Albert……………………………………………………………………………19

Seeber, Adella G…………………………………………………………………………2

Shipman, Ida……………………………………………………………………………..11

Siegers, Mrs………………………………………………………………………………67

Sietsema, Klaas…………………………………………………………………………..30

Sietsema, Peter…………………………………………………………………………..12

Sjerda, John (Sherda)…………………………………………………………………….56

Slater, Samuel……………………………………………………………………………86

Slayters, Henry…………………………………………………………………………...56

Smit, Arthur……………………………………………………………………………….36

Smith, George E………………………………………………………………………….61

Smitter, Claude……………………………………………………………………….91,92

Smitter, Egbert…………………………………………………………………………….9

Smitter, Rev. J………………………………………………………………………1,25,28

Snellink, Jan………………………………………………………………………………57

Souke, Annie……………………………………………………………………………….9

Spoelstra, Alida………………………………………………………………………….69

Spoelstra, Douwe…………………………………………………………………….15,16

Spoelstra, George……………………………………………………………..19,24,38,63

Spoelstra, Harke……..…………………………………………………………………..68

Spoelstra, Nick (elder)……………………………………………………………………66

Spoelstra, Nick (younger)……………………………………………………………..23,76

Spoelstra, Watse………………………………………………………………………...64

Stanton, L.B………………………………………………………………………………...7

Statema, Mrs. E…………………………………………………………………………….2

Stehouwer, Andrew…………………………………………………………………...26,34

Stehouwer, Cora………………………………………………………………………….31

Stehouwer, Diena……………………………………………………………………..36,61

Stehouwer, Diena………………………………………………………………………...43

Stehouwer, Gracie……………………………………………………………………….14

Stehouwer, Herman………………………………………………………………………36

Stehouwer, James………………………………………………………………1,61,91,92

Stehouwer, Len …………………………………………………………………………...59

Stehouwer, Rika…………………………………………………………………...36,38,39

Sterenberg, H……………………………………………………………………………...1

Stob, Ralph………………………………………………………………………………77

Streelman, Gerrit………………………………………………………………………...82

Strien, Mrs. Ann…………………………………………………………………………..99

Stuart, Rev……………………………………………………………………………….69

Tanis, Rev…………………………………………………………………………82,92,94

Ten Haaf, Mrs……………………………………………………………………………57

Ten Haaf, P………………………………………………………………………………38

Ten Hoor, Martin……………………………………………………………………..41,48

Thompson, J.N…………………………………………………………………………….61

Thompson,J.J……………………………………………………………………………...61

Thurber, Mrs………………………………………………………………………………..1

Tijsse, Rev. G………………………………………………………………………….57,62

Timmer, Minnie …………………………………………………………………………...10

Timmerman, Rev………………………………………………………………………29,38

Todd, Dr…………………………………………………………………………...18,20,24

Tonnema, Bertha (Berber)………………………………………………..9,28,30,34,56,98

Tonnema, Ida (Ytje)…………………………………………………………...1,9,30,34,56

Tonnema, Peter………………………………………………………1,2,7,28,37,53,69,83

Tonnema, Ulbe …………………………………………...3,6,16,24,25,33,34,36,38,53,75

Tonnema, Ytje……………………………………………………………………………..7

Trap, Rev…………………………………………………………………………………68

Trotter, Mel……………………………………………………………………………….41

Tuls, Rev…………………………………………………………………………...44,49,51

Van Assen, Dieuwke (Lizzie)………………………………………………………...5,10,35

Van Assen, Eelke…………………………………………………………………………3,6

Van Assen, Fannie………………………………………………………………………….6

Van Assen, Gracie………………………………………………………………………..11

Van Assen, Henry………………………………………………………………..5,14,24,99

Van Assen, Minnie (Hermine)…………………………………………………………...5,99

Van Bree…………………………………………………………………………………..7

Van Dam, Lizzie……………………………………………………………………………5

Van Dellen, Johan………………………………………………………………………...20

Van den Burg, Jennie……………………………………………………………………..33

Van Der Ark, Agnes………………………………………………………………………18

Van Der Ark, Rev…………………………………………….16,21,23,24,25,26.35,49,53

Van Der Heide …………………………………………………………………………...41

Van der Meer…………………………………………………………………………….40

Van Der Meer, Frank……………………………………………………………………..47

Van der Meer, Mrs……………………………………………………………………….72

Van der Meer, Rev……………………………………………………………………….93

Van Der Mei, Fred…………………………………………………………………………9

Van der Mei, Jan…………………………………………………………………………35

Van der Meulen, Sjoerd………………………………………………………………….78

Van Der Stal, Sybrigje Klimmerboom……………………………………………………25

Van der Vleet, Mrs……………………………………………………………………….96

Van Der Vliet, Jennie…………………………………………………………………….16

Van Dyk, Louis……………………………………………………………………………39

Van Goor, Rev…………………………………………………………………………...26

Van Hoeven, Frances…………………………………………………………………….12

Van Hoeven, Henry………………………………………………………………………26

Van Hoeven, Mrs…………………………………………………………………………53

Van Polen, Mr…………………………………………………………………………….26

Van Poortvliet, Diena…………………………………………………………………..8,33

Van Poortvliet, Jim (Jakobus)……………………..1,4,30,32,33,39,47,52,60,62,63,78,83

Van Poortvliet, Josie……………………………………………………………………9,40

Van Poortvliet, Lizzie……………………………………………………………8,30,33,50

Van Raalte, Dr…………………………………………………………………………….3

Van Regenmaster, Laura…………………………………………………………………34

Van Strien………………………………………………………………………………...34

Van Strien, Cornelia (Kate)………………………………………………………………70

Van Strien, Dave…………………………………………………………………………56

Van Vliet, Dick…………………………………………………………………16,18,32,44

Van Vliet, Mrs. …………………………………………………………………………...48

Van Vliet, Rev. P.D………………………………………………………………….1,50,64

Van Vliet, Rutherford……………………………………………………………………..48

Van Wyck, Rev…………………………………………………………………………...53

Van Zoeren, Cornelius……………………………………………………………………38

Van Zoeren, Henry……………………………………………………………………….61

Vander Wal, Jessie………………………………………………………………………16

Vander Weide, Patrolman……………………………………………………………….55

Vanderhyde, Grace……………………………………………………………………...19

Vanderlaan, Dr…………………………………………………………………………..98

Vanderleest, Dick………………………………………………………………………...67

VanderWerp, Judge…………………………………………………………………….94

Van't Hof, Krijn…………………………………………………………………………..53

Van't Hof, Mart…………………………………………………………………………..33

Van't Hof, Mrs. Rika……………………………………………………………………...33

Veldman…………………………………………………………………………………72

Venema, Joe……………………………………………………………………………..33

Venema, William…………………………………………………………………………34

Verburg, William…………………………………………………………………….54,66

Voogd, John……………………………………………………………………………...54

Vos, Gerardus …………………………………………………………………………8,11

Vos, Harm…………………………………………………………………………30,33,83

Vos, Rev. J.H……………………………………………………………………………6,57

Waagenaar, Dr………………………………………………………………………26,27

Waardenburg, Jurjen……………………………………………………………………...7

Waldyk, Sybrant………………………………………………………………………...46

Wallin, Dr………………………………………………………………………………...20

Weeks, James……………………………………………………………………………39

Weidner, J.P………………………………………………………………………….71,77

Welsh, Dr……………………………………………………………………………..26,52

Werkema, Hadie………………………………………………………………………...66

Westenberg, Rev………………………………………………………………………...68

Weston, W.P……………………………………………………………………………..69

Wieland, Simon…………………………………………………………………………..24

Wierenga, Jan …………………………………………………………………………..22

Wiers, Walter……………………………………………………………………………58

Wilkins, Walter W………………………………………………………………………...2

Williams, Walter…………………………………………………………………………47

Wilmers, Jan……………………………………………………………………………..71

Wimsemius, Gerald Jay………………………………………………………………….99

Winsemius, Albert………………………………………………………………...2,4,39,91

Winsemius, Anton John…………………………………..24,26,37,41,44,45,48,51,52,58-61,64,70,72,74,76-78,80,81,86,92,93,95,96,98,99

Winsemius, Bruce Carl……………………………………………………………………99

Winsemius,Dorothy…………………………………………12,13,18,21,27,28,32,36,40,42,44,45,47-49,51,52,54,59-61,66-71,73-77,79,80,82,83,92-94,96,99

Winsemius, Dorothy Mae…………………………………………………………………96

Winsemius, Edith……………………………………………….10,12,13,15,16,18-21,23-31,34-51,54-57,59,60,62,63,69,73,74,77,78,80-83,85-87,90-94,97,98

Winsemius, Gerald Jay…………………………………………………………………..96

Winsemius, Gerrit…………………………………………………………….4,6,7,8,98,99

Winsemius, Harry Thomas………………………………………11-13,18,20,21,26,28,31-49,51,52,54-56,58-64,67,68,70-75,77-79,81-88,90-97,99

Winsemius, Johannes P…………………………………………………………………….2

Winsemius, Layton Kent…………………………………………………………...92,94,99

Winsemius, Russell Anton…………………………………………………………………99

Winsemius, Teunis………………………………………………………………………..4,5

Winsemius, Thomas Alberts…………………………………………………………...3,4,11

Winsemius, Ytje…………………………………………………………………………….9

Wisse, Rev. G…………………………………………………………………………….31

Witman, George…………………………………………………………………………39

Wolcotten, Rev……………………………………………………………………….26,37

Wood, Maggie………………………………………………………………………….24

Wyngaarden, Rev……………………………………………………………………….68

Wynveen, Ben……………………………………………………………………………64

Yatema, Effie………………………………....………………………………………….49

Zaagman, Jennie…………………………………………………………………………68

Zoet, Mary……………………………………………………………………………….46

Zwart…………………………………………………………………………………….41


De Ledger of Gerrit Winsemius

Addresses

Rev. R.L. Haan 255 Central Ave Holland, Mich

Rev. Fles 136 Terrace St. Muskegon, Mich at 1st Christian Reformed Church

Chas. J. Beukema, 132 Myrtle Street, Muskegon, Mich

Hammond Reed Co., Worcester, Mass.

For large reeds the Aeolian Co. Meriden, Conn.

Walrus Co. Mus. Pub. 534 Smithfield St. Pittsburg, Pa.

Tom Rozema R R 5 Hudsonville, Mich.

Henry Meengs R R 2 Holland, Mich (of New Holland Reformed Church, Rev Tijsse)

Piano Parts Mfg. Co. 440 S. Dearborn St. Chicago or 160 N. Fifth Ave Chicago

American Steel and Wire Co. 208 S. La Salle St. Chicago

Widneg and Widneg 5 So. Wabash Ave deals in piano and organ materials

Rev. H.J. Kuiper, Chicago, Ill

Clarence Boorsma.....Illinois

Rev B.H. Eininck 136 Terrace St. Muskegon, Mich.

Mrs. E.R. Perry 6417 Pernell Ave., Chicago, phone Englewood 6453. She is a daughter of Henry Scheerhoorn of Minnesota.

Imperial Machinery Co 232 N. Ionia makes our washing machine

M. P. Möller builder of pipe organs, Hagerstown, Md. (in 4th St. church, Muskegon)

J. (James) Stehouwer 114 Ann Street. Store at 1746 Center Ave

J. (Jacobus, Jim) Van Poortvliet 719 Court (previous 783 Grandville Ave.)

Augustus Newell and Co Chicago Manufacturer of keyboards

Rev. A. Keizer Overisel Holland, Mich R 9

B. Bronsema 94 Allen St. Muskegon. janitor of Muskegon III

Rev. P.D. Van Vliet, Lucas, Mich

Rev. J. Meeter, Ebenezer, 4 miles east of Holland, Mich

Wm. Goerman, store Zutphen, Hudsonville. Phone 2 long 2 short

Mrs. Thurber 17 e. 8th Street, Holland, Mich, Sec. of Woman’s Literary Club room

United Piano String Co. 645 W. 49 St. N.Y. Bass strings 6 cts each per set, copper 10 cts each per set. Single strings 10 cts + 15 for copper.

G. Layton Kent, Hardin, Montana

H. Sterenberg 218 Wood Ave Muskegon of the 3rd Chr. Ref. Church on Allen St.

Wm. H. Banninga Myrtle St of Spring St. Chr. Ref. Muskegon

Rev. J. Smitter, Pastor of 3rd Chr. Ref. Church on Allen St.

Miss Trena Hoekenga 38 1/2 Myrtle St. Muskegon

Wm. T. Davis 1317 5th St Muskegon Heights, trustee of 1st Baptist church cor Clay&Second

J.P. Topping Land Co. 132 W. Western Ave near 3rd St. Muskegon. trustee of 1st Baptist Church

Wm Graham 117 Terrace St Muskegon, janitor of Baptist Church Rev J.R. Estes

Organist Mrs. Carl Gillard 273 Sanford phone 4213

John Wialffir (?) 58 Florence St. with Allen St. Muskegon

Ida Tonnema 8009 Broadway city

P. Tonnema 1717 71st Brooklyn N.Y.

C. Boorsma Zeeland Wood Framing Works 402 Main St. Zeeland cit 44

Henry Hilbink East Saugatuck R1 box 19 Rev. Lamberts church

Bert De Jong 720 Workman Court City

E. Scheerhoorn 112 E. 14th St. Holland, Mich. Call him through Bert Habing 116 E. 14th St. it’s next door or John Mulder of the Grondurt (?) or Bosman the tailor

D.A. Scholtens 55 E. Ionia Muskegon of Bultema church

Peter Tonnema USS Oregon c/o PM Newport RI

Southard Novelty Co 240 N. Third St, Columbus, Ohio

Wm Olthouse Fountain & Holland

Walter W. Wilkins 44 Julia St. Clarinet teacher

American Felt Co 110 E. 13th St N.Y.

Hilgreen & Lane Alliance, Ohio

Everett Long 241 Wellington SE - bass player (bass viol)

7th Reformed West Leonard Rev. A.W. De Jonge 1135 Jeanette Ave. (organists Rose Dash cit. 7555 and Anna Haven cit 2621. Adrian Bergers 1221 Alpine Ave pagemaster)

C. Hudson 437 North Ave or 4th National Bank (cello)

Rev. John D. Dijkstra 346 Main St. Fremont, Mich of First Ref. Church

Mrs. E. Statema Hull, Emmons Co N. Dakota. Daughter of Johannes P. Winsemius

ma specific Dr. N. Tucker Mt Gilead O. Prof Ten Hoor was cured by it.

A. Winsemius Westvliet 41 Franeker, Kingdom of Holland

Adella G. Seeber, Waterloo, Wis.

LEDGER

79 Herculaneum and Pompeii destroyed 5000 killed

 

526 Antioch destroyed by earthquake 250,000 killed

1307 Albrecht Gessler killed by William Tell

15 Pierius Winsemius

1629 Friesian history in Latin of Pierius Winsemius printed by Claudius Fonteijn of Leeuwarden, who was state printer of the States of Friesland.

1755 Lisbon visited by earthquake and tidal wave 50 feet high 60,000 killed, part of city sank 500 feet under water

1759 Aug 12 Dieuwke Jacobs born

1768 Jan 7 Napoleon born

1772 Fire at Amsterdam Theater. 800 people killed

1775 June 17 Battle of Bunker Hill

1779 Feb 4 Siebe Djeus and Dieuwke Jacobs

Oct 31 Bontje Siebes Glastra born

1781 Jan 14 Gerrit Fokkes Klimmerboom born

1783 Calabria (Italy) destroyed by earthquake, 100,000 killed

1810 Mar 2 Gioachina (or Joachim) Vincent Raphael Ludovico Pecci (afterward Pope LeoXIII) born

1815 Mei 27 Gerrit Klimmerboom and Bontje Glastra married

1815 Oct 16 Jan Broerse born

1816 Jan 14 Dieuwke Gerrits Klimmerboom born

1816 Nov 10 Dieuwke Gerrits Klimmerboom died

1818 Feb 2 Fokke Klimmerboom born

1821 Feb 27 Thomas Alberts Winsemius born

1821 Apr 5 Ytje Gerrits Klimmerboom born

1825 First permanent building erected for missionaries to Indian village of Grand River Rapids.

1826 Dec 11 Harmon Scheerhoorn born

1827 Loius Campau, a French trader, comes to Grand Rapids

1828 Feb 20 Dieuwke Hoekstra born

1830 Sept 7 Bontje Siebes Glastra hand amputated

1833 Arrival of first settlers in Grand Rapids.

1837 Michigan becomes a state.

1838 Grand Rapids becomes a village. 800 inhabitants James Rumsey comes

1842 Atheneum (with 7 professors) at Franeker discontinued

1843 Dec 20 Eelke van Assen born

1845 Oct 3 Marinus Dedert born

1846 Jan 4 Ytje Klimmerboom married Jan Broerse

1846 Oct 23 Maria Broerse born at Amsterdam

1847 Mar 3 Ulbe Tonnema Born at Dokkum

1847 Dr. Van Raalte comes to Holland with settlers

1848 May 9 Albert T. Winsemius born

1849 June 28 Harm Scheerhoorn married Dieuwke Hoekstra

1849 Sept 21 Eie Scheerhoorn born

1850 Jan 14 Unfinished St. Andrews church on Monroe St. burned down, also the residence, and sister and aged mother of Fr. Kilroy, ass’t priest, burned to death. Grand Rapids incorporated as a city.

1850 June 11 Teunis Winsemius born. Grand Rapids becomes a city, 2686 inhabitants. Rumsey buys 75 acres. First stage coach run between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

1851 Oct 16 Brechtje Scheerhoorn born

1855 Feb 7 Jan Broerse died

1857 Jan 15 Jakobus Van Poortvliet born

1857 May 20 Johannes Scheerhoorn born

1858 Sept 23 Adrian Goudzwaard born. Telegraph in Grand Rapids

1859 Apr 28 Bontje Siebes Glastra died, aged 79. My Grandmother.

First gas in Grand Rapids.

1860 Jan 23 Fire in Grand Rapids, burned up city records etc.

1860 Nov 9 Geeske Scheerhoorn born

1861 Jan 14 Gerrit Fokkes Klimmerboom died, aged 80. My Grandfather.

1864 Jan 17 Katharine Scheerhoorn born

1864 Nov 6 Thomas Winsemius married Ytje Broerse (Klimmerboom)

1865 Apr 14 President Abraham Lincoln shot at Ford’s Theater Washington by John Wilkes Booth. He died April 15.

1865 Sept 9 Gerrit Winsemius born

1865 First street railway in Grand Rapids.

1865 Salvation Army founded by Gen Booth.

1866 Mar 2 Freerkje Scheerhoorn born

1867 Corner stone of Spring St. (Commerce St.) church laid.

1868 Our Spring St.. church moved from Island and Ionia to Finney after having been used as Smiths Opera House.

1869 June 14 Trientje Scheerhoorn born

1870 Second Ref. church on Bostwick St. erected

1870 Jan 10 Jongelings Vereenigingen started on Commerce St.

1870 Feb 10 Ubrecht De Jong born

1870 May 4 was vaccinated by Dr. Bolger

1871 Oct 9 Chicago fire 18,000 buildings $200,000,000

1872 July 3 Joseph Heyboer born

1872 Jongedochters Vereenigingen started on Commerce St.

 

1872 Aug 18 Lizzie Van Dam born

1873 Sept Rev. Boer arrives from Netherlands to Grand Rapids teaches 5 students at home.

1873 Oct Teunis Winsemius went to Grand Rapids Amerika to Spyker family

1873 Dec 18 Henry Van Assen born

1874 First Muskegon fire

1875 June 19 Big fire on West side

1875 Oct 30 Teunis Winsemius died. My brother.

1875 Dec 9 Lizzie Van Assen born.

St. Andrews Catholic church built on Sheldon St. Rev. P.J. McManus, pastor.

1876 Mar 12 Rev. Boer preached his farewell sermon in Spring St. church.

1876 Mar 15 Rev. G.E. Boer appointed in Grand Rapids to instruct 4 students in theology in room over school on Williams street.

1877 May 7 Minnie (Hermine) Van Assen born

1877 July 25 & 26 Great railroad strike Chicago; riot by anarchists, many killed and wounded

1877 Aug 15 Gerrit Winsemius admitted to school for M.U.L.O.

1878 Jan Pope Pius IX dies

1878 Feb 20 Pope Leo XIII installed

1878 Aug 18 George Boersma born

1879 Jan 9 William III marries Emma aged 20 years, 5 mo., 7 days.

Telephone in Grand Rapids.

1880 May 11 Harm Scheerhoorn and family left Pieterzyl for Amerika

1880 May 28 Harm Scheerhoorn and family arrived in Grand Rapids. Electric light in Grand Rapids

1880 Aug 31 Wilhemina born

1880 Sept 20 Fannie Van Assen born

1880 Oct 16 Alpena wrecked from Grand Haven, of the Goodrich Line. Crew 25, passengers 45. 100? lives lost, was never found.

1881 Jan 3 Johannes Scheerhoorn died

1881 Mar 13 Czar Alexander of Russia killed by bomb; murderer also killed 2 P.M.

1881 Feb 2 Adrian Goudzwaard married Geeske Scheerhoorn

1881 Feb 10 Ulbe Tonnema marries Maria Broerse

1881 May 20 Eelke Van Assen died, aged 37 years, 5 months

1881 May 30 Katie Goudzwaard born

1881 July 1 Gerrit Winsemius quit school.

1881 July 2 President Garfield shot by Chas. Jules Guiteau in the back at the Pennsylvania depot, Washington, D.C. at 9:30 A.M. Saturday.

1881 Sept. Rev. J.H. Vos arrives in Grand Rapids

1881 Nov 12 Was appointed organist at Franeker Chr. Ref. church

1882 St. Andrews church raised to a cathedral.

1882 Sept. Quit working for F. Kokoma

1882 Nov 2&3 Trip to Den Haag for examination for telegraph operator. Trip to

Amsterdam, back Nov 9.

1883 Mar 16 Gerrit Winsemius left Franeker for Amerika. Sailed on Sunday.

1883 Apr 2 Arrived New York

1883 Apr 5 Gerrit Winsemius arrived in Grand Rapids to board with Spoelstra 414 Broadway.

1883 Apr 11 Ytje Tonnema died

1883 Apr 16 Went to work at Widdicomb shop for Van Bree $5.00.

1883 Apr 22 Rt. Rev. Henry Joseph Richter consecrated bishop at St. Andrews on Sheldon St.

1883 May 7 Peter Tonnema born

1883 July 13 Logs came down Grand River and flooded the town

1883 Aug Work for L.B. Stanton at $5.00 a week. later $6.00

1883 Nov 24 Salvation Army is established here on Pearl St.

(Gerrit) Moved to 399 Broadway.

1884 Mar Bought an organ

1884 July Moved to 507 Broadway

1884 July 26 Iron bridge at Bridge St. opened with speeches + 18 guns from center of bridge. Rev. Hemkes appointed as professor at Theol. school (20 students). Fulton St. bridge built. Knights of Labor boycotting.

1884 Sept 6 William Dedert born

1884 Sept 29 Salary raised to $7.50.

1884 Sept 30 Joined Knights of Labor

1884 Oct 23 Jurjen Waardenburg died

1884 Thanksgiving Red hot bulletin circulated in Chicago by anarchists. Black flag.

1885 Moved to Eleventh Street

1885 May Application to typographical union

1885 July 19 Diena and Lizzie Van Poortvliet born

1885 Sept 17 Marinus Goudzwaard born

1885 Nov 9 Went to board with De Vries 140 S. Prospect

1885 Dec. 29 Father P.J McManus died

1886 May 4 Haymarket riot in Chicago by anarchists, 1 policeman killed inst, 7 died afterward 68 injured. Anarchists Spies, Schwab, Fielder, Parsons, Fischer, Engel, and Lingy condemned to death. Neebe 15 years prison. Lingy suicided in his cell. Schwab and Fielder sentences were commuted to life imprisonment. Other 4 hanged

Nov 11, 1887. Rev. Ekster goes to Alpine Ave.

1887 Mar 28 G. Winsemius quit L.B. Stanton and went to the "Democrat" $7.00

1887 Apr 4 General prohibition amendment rejected at election

1887 May 19 Gerrit Winsemius got acquainted with Trientje Scheerhoorn.

1887 July 1 Church organ in Holl. Ref. church on Spring St. dedicated

1887 July 3 Organ in Spring St. Church played by me at $1.00

1887 July 17 Organist salary raised to $1.50

1887 Aug 9 Quit "Democrat" and went to work for the "Oriel." $7.50

1887 Sept 27 Marriage licenses started in Grand Rapids.

1887 Nov 11 Anarchists Spies, Parsons, Fischer, and Engel hanged in Chicago

1887 Dec 7 Quit the Oriel and worked for Farmer Reynolds at Dec. 12 $10.00

1888 Gerardus Vos appointed professor at Theol. school.

1888 Jan 7 Engaged

1888 July 19 Gerrit Winsemius married Trijntje Scheerhoorn. Cable railway in Grand Rapids.

1888 Oct 30 Was naturalized

1889 Jan 27 Diena Goudzwaard born

1889 Jan Quit Farmer Reynolds and teached music exclusively

1889 Feb Bought sewing machine

1889 Apr 11 Fred Van der Mei marries Annie Souke

1889 Apr 18 First cable cars on Bridge & Lyon.

1889 May 31 Johnstown, Pa Flooded by Conemaugh Lake. 2,142 lives lost, 275 feet high. $9, 674, 105 damage.

1889 June 3 Lena Dedert born

1889 Aug 7 Ytje (Ida) Tonnema born

1889 Sept 4 Our first baby born

1889 Sept 16-21 Performances of "Last Days of Pompeii", on the island

1889 Sept 21 Our first baby died. Eiffel Tower Paris exposition

1889 Oct 1 $1,000,000 fire in business district of Grand Haven

1890 Feb 28 Moved to 84 Bartlett St.

1890 Apr 9 Rev. Fles goes to Muskegon

1890 Apr 18 Egbert Smitter married Mary Drukker

1890 Apr 28 Moved to 39 Bartlett

1890 June (14?) John Kooistra drowned

1890 June 18 Excursion to Rome City, Ind. First electric cars

1890 Aug 29 Berber (Bertha) Tonnema born

1890 Oct 5 Our second baby born

1890 Oct 31 Census enumerating by me

1890 Nov 7 Josie Van Poortvliet born

1890 Nov 30 Ytje Winsemius baptized by Prof. Boer

1890 Dec 6 Ytje Winsemius died

1891 Feb 11 Minnie Goudzwaard born. Good Friday Spring St. church motor first in use Madison & Franklin. Theological Seminary built. Street car strike.

1891 May 16 Saturday, big fire at Muskegon started at 3:30 P.M. 16 blocks burned. 2nd fire (first was in 1874)

1891 June 1-4 Visit to John Hook, Lamont

1891 June 14 Organist salary raised to $2.00

1891 June 18 Excursion to Kalamazoo with wife and Mr.& Mrs. Holtgeerts

1891 July 4 Excursion to Muskegon with wife and Mr.& Mrs. Holtgeerts. Big parade and double balloon ascension.

1891 Aug 25 Rev. Johannes Groen marries Flora Spoelstra.

1891 Aug 27 Joe Heyboer and Dieuwke Van Assen married.

1891 Oct 6 Mrs. Winsemius bought watch Drieber case #2414612

1891 Nov 4 Cornelius Braun marries Minnie Timmer

1891 Dec 24 Patrick Connor killed by Wm. Egan.

1892 Oct 17 Wheat 64c bushel-lowest price ever

1892 Nov 12 Edith Winsemius born

1892 Dec 21 Bought house at 69 Bartlett Street

 

1893 Jan 4 Gerrit Rozema marries Minnie Adriaanse

1893 Grand River more than twelve feet above normal level; west side inundated. De Vries house entirely surrounded by water

1893 Apr 6 Harvey Carr appointed superintendent of police

1893 May 1 Opening of World’s Fair at Chicago by baby Ruth Cleveland

Ferris wheel. Powers Opera House fire

1893 Oct 15-19 World’s fair Chicago visited by me

1894 Jan 17 Murder of Mrs. McKendrick by Chas Macard and Henry Prons (?)

1894 Mar 18 Bertha Heyboer born

1894 May 19 snow and rain

1894 May 20 Two inches of dry snow; laid till noon

1894 May 21 Fokke Gerrits Klimmerboom died

1894 June 24 Sunday, Marie Francois Carnot, President of France, stabbed to death by Cesare Santo, an anarchist.

Gerardus Vos quits Theol school as prof and goes to Princeton.

1894 Nov 28 Doetje Klimmerboom (Feenstra) died.

1895 June 21 Chicora was lost

1895 Mar 6 Hendrikus Rinck marries Jennie Elders

1895 May 23 Second Ref. church on Bostwick St. destroyed by fire and rebuilt same year.

1896 Aug 22 Detective Geo W. Powers shot through the head at the D & M Junction, while trying to arrest 2 train robbers.

1896 Jan 11 Mrs. Kooistra died

1896 Jan 19 Thomas Winsemius died

1896 Jan 29 Harry Thomas Winsemius born

1896 Feb 5 Organ dedicated by me in Zutphen

1896 Feb 17 Houseman block burned at 3 A.M.

1896 Apr 2 Bought Shaw piano

1896 May 14 Gracie Van Assen born.

St. Loius, Mo. destroyed by cyclone 306 killed $13,000,000 damage

1896 June 7 Ytje Winsemius arrived in Grand Rapids. Bought old wheel. Stone sidewalk.

1896 Sept 2 Henry A. Brink marries Ida Shipman

1896 Sept 25 Eddie Heyboer born. Zutphen

1897 Mar 26 Trip to Ionia for East St. church organ with Karsies

1897 Apr 8 Joseph Formsma & Nellie Rillema

1897 Apr 30 Dedicated East St. church organ

1897 Aug 25 Fifty year anniversary of old settlers at Holland City. Jongelings Jongedochter Vereenigingen consolidated.

1897 Oct Carnival lasting from Tuesday to Friday

1897 Dec 30 Trip to Conklin to repair organ for Ralph Kooistra

1898 Jan 1 Bought Trinity wheel

1898 Feb 13 Harm Scheerhoorn (son of Ike) died in Holland City

1898 Feb 15 Harm Scheerhoorn buried (Holland City)

1898 Feb 15 Evening at 10 P.M. Maine blew up

1898 Mar 27 Martin De Weert died

1898 Apr War declared to Spain

1898 Apr 6 Soldiers left Grand Rapids for Tampa, Fla.

1898 May 1 Battle of Manila. Trip to Ypsilanti to look at organ with S. Postma

1898 Oct Four-day carnival

1898 Sept 10 Empress Elizabeth of Austria stabbed in the heart at Geneva, Switzwerland

1899 Feb 2 -to middle of March extremely cold, seldom less than 10 degrees below, generally about 20 below, and once 35 below.

1899 Mar 11 Elsie Heyboer born

1899 Apr 6 Peter Sietsema marries Johanna Formsma

1899 Apr 14 Dorothy Winsemius born. Edith and Harry Winsemius measles.

1899 June 28 Harm Scheerhoorn and wife celebrate golden wedding

1899 July 25 Bought watch (Waltham movement)

1899 Oct 12 First gun fired in the War between England and the Transvaal

1900 Jan 11 Dedicated organ in Terrace St. church, Rev Fles, Muskegon

1900 May 7 Michigan central freight depot destroyed by fire

1900 May 17 Edith and Harry Winsemius vaccinated by Dr. Locher

1900 May 23 Ben De Vries marries Frances Van Hoeven

1900 July 2 Reservoir broke and flooded Clancy street and Bradford St..

Boer War

1900 July 29 Humbert, king of Italy shot to death by Angelo Bresci. New Union depot built.

1900 Aug 15 Awful RR collision at Pierson. Went to Ottawa Beach with Edith

1900 Nov Brechtje Boersma born

1900 Dec 6 Rev Van der Ark

1900 Dec 25 Finished book case ($17.50)

1900 Dec 25-31 Governor Pingree pardons many murderers and criminals

This book was started at Jan 1,1901

1901 Jan 20 Edith Winsemius chicken pox

1901 Jan 22 Queen Victoria of England died aged 81

1901 Feb 2 Queen Victoria funeral

1901 Feb 3 Harry Winsemius chicken pox

 

1901 Feb 5 Dorothy Winsemius chicken pox

1901 Feb 7 Queen Wilhemina marries at the age of 20 years, 5 mo., 7 day at same age as her mother, Emma, did.

1901 Feb 14 Bought lot at 328 Paris Ave

1901 Feb 26 Water meter put into 69 Bartlett street

1901 Mar 5 Water connected in sink in 69 Bartlett

1901 Mar 8-9 Trip to Muskegon to try organ in 4th St. church, Rev R. Haan

1901 Mar 20 Twenty-fifth anniversary feast of founding of Theol. school. Now has 65 to 70 students and 7 professors.

1901 Mar 25 St. Andrews church at 2 A.M.

1901 Mar 28 Grand River flood. Water up to 4th stone from above in foundation of Fulton street bridge, just covering the face stone with reading in the south side of the Eastern approach. All south and west side low lands inundated; water on Bartholic’s lot, but not on De Vries’s on Park ave. Power house built between Oakland & Godfrey Aves. Smokestack 206 ft or 4 ft less than old power house at foot of Lyon St..

1901 Apr 16 Gracie Stehouwer born

1901 Apr 18 1 1/2 to 2 inches of dry snow

1901 Apr 21 Snow flurry at noon

1901 Apr 23 Ground broken for house at 328 Paris ave.

1901 May 1 Opening of Pan-American exposition at Buffalo

1901 May 3 Big fire at Jacksonville, Fla. 10,000 people homeless; $11,000,000 148 blocks burned

1901 May 8 Eelke (Eli) Heyboer born

1901 May 24 Overcoats worn

1901 May 30 60 degrees in house at 2 P.M., sun shining

1901 May 31 Still colder

1901 June 4 Twins of Henry Van Assen born

1901 June 5 One of twins of Henry Van Assen died

1901 June 8 Heavy night frost. 55 degrees in house in morning. Overcoats worn

1901 June 27 Dieuwerke Gelock (geb. Scharinga) died aged 67 years, 6 months

1901 July 10 Moved into 328 Paris Ave.

1901 July 18 1 A.M. Collapse of Luce block cor. Monroe + Ottawa at 2 A.M. destroyed by fire.

1901 July 18 Barrel factory on Canal Street destroyd by fire.

1901 Aug 10 Big steel strike begun.

1901 Aug 12 Second of twins of Henry Van Assen died.

1901 Aug 12 Second of twins of Henry Van Assen buried

1901 Aug 15 Trip to Muskegon to dedicate pipe organ in the 4th St. church Rev. R.L. Haan pastor.

1901 Aug 16 Return from Muskegon

1901 Sept 6 Friday, President Wm. McKinley shot at 3:20 P.M. in the Temple of Music at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition grounds by Leon Czolgosz aged 28 of Cleveland, O. formerly of Alpena, Mich.

1901 Sept 14 2:15 A.M. McKinley died

1901 Sept 19 McKinley buried at Canton, O. Whole country mourning

1901 Sept 23 Wreck by head end collision on G.R.&I. eight miles north from here. 2 killed 6 injured

1901 Oct 7-12 Himoid Festival (carnival)

1901 Oct 29 Leon Czolgosz electrocuted at 7:12 A.M. at Auburn prison N.Y. by three shocks of 1700 volts

1901 Nov 4 First snow; one inch

1901 Nov 13 1:30 A.M. Powers Opera House fire

1901 Nov 27 7 P. M. railroad head end collision near Seneca near Adrian, Mich., where 200-300 persons were killed and burned mostly Italian immigrants.

1901 Dec 3 Bertha De Jong born

1901 Dec 4 Salsburg, prosecuting attorney found guilty of accepting a bribe of $75,000 in $4,000,000 waterworks deal

1901 Dec 5 Rev. Ale Bursma, Dutch Reformed, died suddenly

1901 Dec 7 Edith played for Ladies Literary Society

1901 Dec 13-20 Zero weather often 10 degrees below.

1901 Dec 25 Edith played in church entertainment

1902 From Dec. 20, 1901 to Jan. 26 very mild

1902 Jan 31 Edith played at Madison Ave school entertainment

1902 Feb 23 Grandma Winsemius dysentery; Mrs. Albert Kolkman died

1902 Mar 3 Leonard Benjamins died

Interurban to Grand Haven + Muskegon used

1902 Apr 8 Douwe Spoelstra marries Minnie Abrams at Kalamazoo

1902 Apr 10 Douwe Spoelstra wedding reception at residence of Geo Spoelstra.

1902 Apr 18 Five maple trees planted at 328 Paris Ave.

1902 Apr 18 Paderewski at auditorium

1902 Apr 21 Sowed grass seed

1902 Apr 23 Edith joins Whitfield Institute

1902 Apr 23-25 Grandma Winsemius visits Tonnema at Holland, Mich.

1902 May 1 Potatoes $1.10 bushel, creamery butter 35c, retail

1902 May 4 Rev. Van der Ark received call from Roseland, Ill.

1902 May 8 Volcanic eruption with terrible loss of life on island Martinique (Danish West Indies) City of St. Pierre destroyed; ships at sea burned; 40,000(?) killed

1902 May 10 Six inches of dry snow all over Michigan; was not entirely melted at noon next day with sun shining; snow plow.

1902 May 21 Dick Van Vliet marries Jennie Van Der Vliet.

1902 May 27 Very cold 54 degrees at noon in house, sun shining.

1902 May 26 Tin wedding of Fred De Weert

1902 May 29 Jan Kernink marries Jessie Vander Wall

1902 May 31 Peace signed by Boers and Lord Kitchener and Lord Milner

1902 June 4 Fishing to Reed’s Lake with wife. I 5 speckled bass, she none

1902 June 12 Fishing to Reed’s lake with wife. 8 speckled bass

1902 June 14 Bought "Whirlwind" hose 50 ft at 15c.

Marconi system of wireless telegraphy used.

1902 June 19 Fishing trip to Spring Lake with wife and Mr. and Mrs. Holtgeerts with interurban car. 12 bluegills and to Grand Haven 5 sheephead.

1902 July 2 Silver wedding of Jurjen Rozema of Logan Street.

1902 July 4-5 A. Tonnema and whole family visit us

1902 July 7 Grandma Winsemius has ear cured by Dr. Welsh.

1902 July 8 Fishing with wife and children to Reed’s Lake. I six, wife one "sardine."

1902 Aug 6-7 Katie and Henrietta Scheerhoorn visit us

1902 Aug 7 Sunday School picnic Harry and Edith to Fruitport; I one bluegill, wife turtle

1902 Aug 8 Peter H. Oltman dropped dead.

1902 Aug 9 King Edward of England crowned.

1902 Aug 13 Fishing with wife to Reed’s Lake. I 4 speckled, 1 bluegill, wife same

1902 Aug 23 Wheel was stolen (Trinity 6353)

1902 Aug 28 Fishing Reed’s Lake with Louwerse 60 perch and bluegills; he 44

1902 Sept 7 Fishing Reed’s Lake whole family. wife 12; I 4

1902 Sept 9 Fishing Reed’s Lake with wife- wife 3. I 3

1902 Sept 15 Bought "Kime Special" Bicycle of Chas Rice. 22 in frame. no. 29. 53450 no. on rear hub 98914. Adams and Hart tires.

1902 Sept 22 Fishing to Reed’s Lake with wife. I 8, wife 5 perch.

1902 Sept 25 Hard coal $10.00 a ton; only 2 tons for each family, on account of coal strike.

1902 Oct Hard coal $12.00; one ton for each family.

1902 Oct 16 Beautiful moon eclipse (total) at 11:49 P.M.

1902 Oct 21 Five month coal strike ended.

1902 Oct 26 Water power plant at the Soo started.

1902 Oct 29 A. Brink failed.

Coal down to $8.50, but scarce, half ton the limit.

Barbara De Vries born.

1902 Nov 26 First snow, one inch dry white snow; melted next day.

1902 Nov 27 Thanksgiving. Commerce St. Christian Ref church re-organized.

1902 Dec 12 Mascagni played "Cavalleria Rusticana" at New Powers House.

1902 Dec 25 Edith is presented with 3/4 violin.

1902 Dec 28 Harry commences taking music lessons.

Coal famine $12.00 a ton.

1903 Jan 6 Edith and Harry vaccinated for second time by Dr. Locher

1903 Jan 10 Calefornelia Smith (Dr. Mrs. Staring) convicted of malpractice and sentenced for seven years to Detroit.

1903 Jan 17 Was sick abed all day with pain in the throat.

1903 Feb 20 Pope Leo XIII celebrated 25th anniversary.

1903 Mar 10 River high; only 12 inches below high water mark of Mar 28, 1901.

1903 Mar 17-20 Edith and Dorothy measles.

1903 Mar 19 Very warm 74 degrees in house.

1903 Mar 20 7 P.M. Clarendin Hotel burned and William S. Hawkins burned.

1903 Apr 8 John A. Brink has right leg broken by kick of a horse.

1903 Apr 10 Charlie Pohlman aged 8 accidentally shot and body placed on West side rr track by Otto and Henty Hasse, perpetrators.

1903 Apr 11 Jan Brink taken to U.B.A. Hospital. At 7 P.M. terrible hail and thunderstorm, De Vries drowned.

1903 Apr 17 Bertha Grebel aged 16 died; 3 days ill.

1903 Apr 21 Victor Herbert with Pittsburgh orchestra at auditorium, wife and I.

1903 Apr 22 Agnes van der Ark age 3 dies suddenly, 2 hours ill.

1903 May 5-15 Marie with us treated by Dr. Edwards.

1903 May 11 Fishing to Reed’s Lake with Edith in morning, wife afternoon, not a bite.

1903 May 16 Bought iron bed. Harry gets his room.

1903 May 21 Surprise party to anniversary of wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Van Vliet.

1903 May 30 Ben De Vries & wife & mother & Agnes & Dr. Todd visit us all day.

1903 May 31 Mosselane quits as church janitor; Rinck succeeds.

1903 June 5 Tom Holwerda marries Grace Vanderhyde.

1903 June 8 Fishing to Reed’s Lake & wife. She 3 speckled + 1 perch. I one speckled, 5 lost.

1903 June 8 10 P.M. Saloonkeeper Jan E. Muste fires four shots at Alderman Hilton for opposing his license. does not hit him but one shot struck Hilton’s friend Albert Schultz who dies the 12th.

1903 June 10 Detective Jerry Darr dies.

1903 June 11 King Alexander and Queen Draga of Servia killed in their palace during a military revolution also several other high officials and the queen’s sister and brother.

Rowson gets his house painted.

1903 July 1 Weather bureau started in charge of Schneider.

1903 July 14 Edith Winsemius taken sick with erysipelas of left leg.

1903 July 24 John A. Brink is sent home from hospital.

1903 July 28 Fishing to Macatawa with wife. She 55 perch and one sucker. I 32 perch.

1903 July 2 Started subscription list for John A. Brink.

1903 July 4 St. Andrews church consecrated. Fred De Weert and family spend the day with us. Afternoon 4 o’clock cyclone throws sidewalk on Park Ave.

1903 July 5 Simon Scheerhoorn, wife and 3 children visit us.

1903 July 6 All of us spend the day with Ben De Vries.

1903 July 11 Wife & I & children afternoon John Ball Park.

1903 July 12 Edith plays in Sunday School.

1903 July 15 John E. Muste goes up for life, see June 8.

1903 July 18 First automobile ride with Geo Spoelstra.

1903 July 20 Pope Leo XIII dies.

1903 July 25 Fishing in Reed’s Lake forenoon with Edith and Harry; each one speckled bass. Afternoon with wife, she 25, I 19.

1903 July 27 I and wife and children visit Dr. Todd.

Wealthy Ave paved with brick.

1903 Aug 1 Reed’s Lake fishing all day, Ma 51, I 29 big perch and bluegills. 18 pounds.

1903 Aug 6&7 Edith and I to Muskegon to tune organ of Rev. R.L. Haan.

1903 Aug 7 went in afternoon to Lake Michigan.

1903 Aug 7 4 A.M. collision of two sections of Wallace circus at Durand, 24 killed.

1903 Aug 10 Reed’s Lake fishing all day, ma 52, I 40 bluegills, large and small perch. 14 pounds.

1903 Aug 19 Johan Van Dellen of Chicago and Henrietta (Hattie) Rikkers drowned in Black River.

1903 Aug 20 Grandma Winsemius visits Marie at Holland. Is sick.

Tuned Commerce church organ.

1903 Aug 24 Reed’s Lake fishing all day. Ma 20, I 17, perch and bluegills, 2 speckled 7 pounds.

1903 Aug 31 Returned list to Jan Brink $60.00

1903 Sept 3 Entertainment Queen Esther cantata by Broadway church singing school in Hulst’s church for benefit of Jan Brink.

1903 Sept 5 Fishing Reed’s Lake with wife and children. Ma 15, I 11, Edith 4.

Dr. Wallin moves into 322 Paris Ave.

1903 Sept 6 Woodwork in church painted, grained, gas out of order, no service at night. Katie Scheerhoorn visits us.

1903 Sept 7 Labor Day, we + family spend the day with Fred De Weert.

1903 Sept 14-19 Ben Hur played at New Powers.

1903 Sept 20 Edith plays in church, on afternoon, I bicycle accident night before, sore leg.

1903 Sept 21 Wife & I & Dorothy visit Eye & Fam., Marie & Fam., & Peter Bolhuis.

State Street paved with brick.

1903 Sept 22 Wife & I witness military funeral of Jan De Latter died in street car accident, head off.

1903 Oct 19 Mrs. Engle De Young (Former Mrs. Jan Reynders) killed near Zeeland by Interurban.

1903 Oct 21 & 22 Edith & I to Muskegon to tune church organ of Rev. Fles, visited the Hackley library and manual training school.

1903 Nov 2 Tuned organ at Hulst church Edith, Ma, and I.

1903 Nov 17 Two inches of dry white snow, the first, stayed for 8 days, snowing constantly. Rev. Van der Ark gets call to Muskegon 3rd Chr. Ref. church.

1903 Nov 18 Put register in 69 Bartlett St..

1903 Nov 19 Put register in Harry’s room.

1903 Nov 28 4 inches of snow stayed....weeks sleighing.

1903 Dec 3 Bought Ideal Jewel, tuned my piano.

Majestic Theater on North Division St.. opened.

1903 Dec 6 Rev. Van der Ark declines call to Muskegon 3rd.

Fuller St. graded.

1903 Dec 13 Sunday no services at evening on account of blizzard.

1903 Dec 20 Rev. Van der Ark gets call to Beaverdam.

1903 Dec 21 Minnie, wife of Gerrit Rozema died.

1903 Dec 23 Was pall bearer for Minnie.

1903 Dec 25 Church entertainment. my piano, 50 voices Edythe voice and violin. Dorothy sang "Up, up in the sky."

1903 Dec 26 5:30 P.M. Terrible RR collision on Pere Marquette near McCord Station, 6 miles out, about 2 miles east of Reed’s Lake. Twenty killed, forty injured.

1903 Dec 30 Iroquois Theater at Chicago burned. Over 600 lives lost.

1903 Dec 31 Old Mrs. Meier of Bartlett street died.

1904 Jan 1 Mr. + Mrs. Jan De Vries, Ben & wife & children visit us all day.

1904 Jan 2 Eye, Jim, and Henry visit us

1904 Jan 7 Dedication of museum at cor. of Washington & Jefferson Aves.

1904 Jan 12 Automatic call system in Citizens Telephones.

1904 Jan 15 Ben Joosten died.

1904 Jan 25 Daniel Mei 437 College Ave shoots himself.

1904 Feb 6 One day thaw.

1904 Feb 9 War between Russia and Japan.

1904 Feb 19 Our water froze.

1904 Feb 23 M. B. Kieran (?) died.

1904 Mar 1 Jan Wierenga died.

1904 Mar 2 Mrs. Jakobus Kooistra died formerly (Mrs. Vos).

1904 Mar 9 Old Mrs. (Dentist) Parker died suddenly.

1904 Mar 9 Bidday Edith played at church evening services.

Tinted setting room, parlor and hall kitchen and Edith room.

1904 March 11 11 P.M. Hartman’s house cor 5th & Paris burned.

Old De Leeuw died.

1904 Mar 13 Arie Freiling died.

1904 Mar 14 Old Mrs. Quinn, Bartlett Ave died.

1904 Mar 14 Sleighing was getting poor, got another foot of snow.

Water in cistern 7 ft below top froze at least 5 inches.

1904 Mar 16 Detective J. Dewey (?) died.

 

1904 Mar 23 Snow almost gone, saw one sleigh, thawing fast.

1904 Mar 24 9 P.M. terrible cyclone in SE portion. Oakdale Park Chr. Reformed destroyed and thousands of dollars worth of damage in South Park from Burton NE.

1904 Mar 25 River high 3 stones bare in Fulton bridge pier, saw Tannhauser played by Savage Grand Opera Company.

At 11 P.M. Front Street under water.

1904 Mar 26 River dangerous line

4:30 Prof. G.E. Boer drop dead

1904 Mar 27 River highest of ever, covering highest stone in pier of W. Fulton bridge inundating all west side except Shawnut (?) Ave to Gold St. to Veto, to Lane Ave, to Butterworth, to railroad and except all land east of McReynolds street. Not very cold. Canal street under. Market under 5 ft. river to top of Market just covering the rails of Pere Marquette 2.7 at crossing Market St.

1904 Mar 28 Great suffering, thousands homeless, soldiers out. river 19.5. city supply stores, cooked food solicitations. water down 6 inches water running through stores on West Bridge street.

1904 Mar 29 Rev Prof. G.E. Boer buried, large crowd present.

Water down 14 in. river 18.3-17.8.

1904 Mar 30 River 16.3. Can carefully wade on Broadway in 4 ft waders.

1904 Mar 30 Nick Spoelstra marries Jennie Dyke at Holland.

1904 Mar 31 Three stones bare in Fulton st bridge pier 14.9 river; Market and Market street fare. Judge Haggarty drops dead.

1904 April 1 Our water service thawed in street, Marie and Ida come. Water in river down to where it was on week ago today on Mar 25. Got a rebate of 45c on account of frozen water works.

1904 Apr 10 Rev. Van der Ark gets call to Borculo. water mains bursting all around town.

1904 Apr 23 Very warm, still 6 inches of winter ice north of our church.

1904 Apr 24 Rev. Van der Ark declines call to Borculo.

1904 Apr 27 Planted Wordensickle (?) pear, Balekian (?) cherry, Burbank plum, Banner peach, Bismark apple, Chataqua Gooseberry, Wilder currant, Frag’s (?) prolific Currant, 5 Haymaker raspberries.

1904 Apr 27-30 Was sick with bloody dysentery.

1904 May 5 6 inches of ice found under coal pile north of Madison Ave school. Good potatoes $1.25 per bushel scarce, most potatoes very bad.

1904 May 6 Edith sing in "Daybreak" in May festival in Auditorium.

1904 May 10 Grandville Ave and Ellsworth Ave paved with brick

1904 May 14 Paid off

1904 May 26 James Bruggink marries Dixie Boskers 105 Hilton St. Edith & I play. was rebated 0.45 cents water rates on account of freeze-up from Feb 14-Apr 1.

1904 Jun 13 First squeaks

1904 June 15 Excursion steamer "General Slocum" burns to waters edge in New York Harbor carrying Sunday School excursion of German St. Marks Lutheran church in which over 1,000 of the 1,600 passengers are burned and drowned, mostly women and children.

1904 June 20 Fishing Reed’s Lake with Ma & Edith & Harry & Dorothy; I 14 perch and bluegills, Ma 11, Edith 1. Bought new spectacles at Herkner’s $6.00

1904 June 28 Little nine-year-old Maggie Wood of Woodlawn Ala. killed by lightning at 393 Broadway.

1904 July Cornerstone laid of Oakdale Chr. Ref. church.

1904 July 10 Rev. Van der Ark gets call to Muskegon II where Rev. Haan leaves for Holland.

1904 July 11 Kitty

Wealthy Ave. bridge started.

1904 July 30 Henry Van Assen baby died

1904 Aug 7 Rev. Van der Ark declines call to Muskegon II.

 

1904 Aug 11 Our Sunday School picture at John Ball Park.

1904 Aug 15 Simon Wieland of 112 Crosby street rents 39 Bartlett street at $9.00. Luxford’s move.

1904 Aug 28 Our sixth baby born, a boy. Anton John

1904 Oct. 5 Ryerson Library dedicated. Mr. Ryerson himself present

1904 Oct 14 Fishing with Geo Spoelstra to Reed’s Lake. He 17 perch, I 27 perch

1904 Oct 27 & 28 Edythe & I tune church organ of Rev Haan, 255 Central Ave. Holland.

1904 Oct 28 All of us except Grandma visit Tonnema & Eye Scheerhoorn at Holland.

1904 Nov 3 Edythe and I go to Muskegon to tune organ of Rev. Fles.

1904 Nov 11 Bought watch for Edythe of Siegel.

1904 Nov 12 Edythe, 12 years old, gets watch. 7 jewel Waltham movement. Initials E.W.

1904 Nov 16 Fearful railroad collision on Pere Marquette at Elmsdale. Detroit flyer crashing into rear of Saginaw train. 5 killed, a dozen injured.

Ma joins church.

1904 Nov 24 Thanksgiving. De Vries and Todd’s visit us. Quite warm, beautiful, no

overcoats

1904 Nov 25 First light covering of snow, not more than 1/4 inch.

1904 Dec 9 Sunday morning at 7 o’clock James DeLotto, an insane Italian breaks into the fifth Reformed church on Second Ave and Church Street with an ax, smashed the pipe organ and piles up seats, hurts severely two policemen and is finally overpowered by six policemen after a hard struggle inside the organ.

1904 Dec 15 I alone made forenoon trip to Holland to close valve in Organ of Dr. Haan. Also visited Tonnema and Scheerhoorn.

1904 Dec 22 Trip to Muskegon alone to inspect Barkhoff organ at 3rd Chr. Ref. church

1904 Dec 25 Ring of Sunday School for Edythe

1904 Dec 29-30 Trip to Muskegon to dedicate above organ of Rev. Smitter, Edythe and I visited Lake Michigan after severe blizzard, saw paper mill.

violin diapason Salicional, Bourdon,Stopped Diapason, Flute Harmonique, Flugara.

Tremulant, Bellows signal 15th, Flute D’Amour, Dulciana Principal, Melodia, Open Diapason.

Sw. to ped, gr to ped, sw to great, push buttons.

1905 Jan 22 Rev. Van der Ark gets call to Pella, Iowa

1905 Jan 14 Inspected organ for Dutch Reformed church cor. Delancy & Watson. I bought their old organ.

1905 Feb 1 7 P.M. Steer car smashed on W. Leonard. Car thrown 30 feet by G.R.&I locomotive. Four persons seriously injured.

1905 Feb 6 Sybrigje Klimmerboom van der Stal died.

1905 Feb 8 Oakdale Park church dedicated.

1905 Feb 10 Harry plays "Chop Sticks" in school with Edythe, his first public performance.

1905 Feb 12 Rev. Van der Ark accepts call to Pella, Iowa. Evening Press Building ground broken cor. Sheldon & Fulton.

1905 Feb 16 Mrs. Jan Dykstra died.

1905 Feb 23 Wm. Dedert marries Prina Donker.

1905 Mar 1 Agnes De Vries is married to Henry van Hoeven.

1905 Mar 7 Rev. van Goor called to our church.

1905 Mar 7 Paderewski plays for second time at auditorium.

1905 Mar 7 Andrew Stehouwer leaves for California.

1905 Mar 9 Grandma has prop removed by Dr. Welsh.

1905 Mar 16 I joined church.

1905 Mar 19 Antoon Johannes Winsemius baptized by Rev. Van der Ark

1905 Mar 21 Attended farewell party at Rinck’s house in honor of Rev. Van der Ark.

1905 Mar 26 Farewell sermon by Rev. Van der Ark.

1905 April 4 Rev. Van der Ark leaves for Pella, Iowa.

1905 Apr 6 Trip to Grand Haven and Muskegon with Oakdale Park organ committee consisting of Rev. Berkhof, Messrs Keegstra, Rooks, Bakker, and van Polen.

1905 Apr 10 Another trip to Muskegon to see again Möller organ in church of Rev. Haan, now Rev. Wolcotten with Rev. Berkhof. Anton has first tooth.

1905 Apr 10 Call extended to Rev. Dr. Wagenaar of Middelburg, Netherlands.

1905 Apr 11 Contract of Oakdale Park church awarded to Hilgram, Love & Company of Alliance, Ohio.

1905 May 4 Fierce hailstorm. Marie visits us at 6 P.M. Also got deed to Grandville Ave property.

1905 May 17 Two new bicycle tires. Jarvis double tube $6.00 of Taylor.

1905 May 24 Wilhemina Hoogeboom died.

1905 May 25 Jan Bruggink marries Anna Boskers, Edith and I play Hilton St. Dorothy was vaccinated by Dr. Locher

1905 May 26 I was vaccinated for second time by Dr. Locher. Smallpox epidemic. 135 cases since April 1. Hospitals has over 80. 12 reported to have died in past week.

1905 May 30 All of us visit Mrs. Henry Van Hoeven. Mrs. De Vries and Jochim(?) get lost

1905 May 31 Ma was vaccinated by Dr. Locher

1905 June 1 Martin Goudzwaard marries Elizabeth Lahr.

1905 June 3 Hunzicker and Shauer put up fences.

1905 June 4 Dr. Wagenaar declines call.

1905 June 5 Terrible rains, west side flooded again by Indian Creek. Four feet of water on Broadway all north of Leonard street inundated.

1905 June 7 River 4 feet above danger line, 13-year-old boy drowned on 3rd street by falling from raft. Iva Rowson and Lillie Miller get smallpox

1905 June 9 River highest point 181. One foot less than last year. Ben De Vries lot surrounded. New dyke above Myrtle Street prevents water to come down from the north end and northwest . People not badly inconvenienced, the water of June 6 having gone down, one course stone in Fulton bridge 2/3 bare.

1905 June 10 Smallpox getting serious in South East part of city.

1905 June 11 Churches and schools south of Cherry and East of Jefferson closed.

1905 June 19 Call extended to Rev. L. Kuiper of Hoogeveen, Holland.

1905 June 22 Jan Kuipers, 84 Bartlett Street, hangs himself.

1905 June 22 Went fishimg to Reed’s Lake caught five.

1905 June 23 Minnie (wife of Cornelius Bannum?) dies of smallpox, he and all children there in pest house

1905 June 23 Had fire in Edith room by falling candle.

1905 July 3 Got Home Ins. Co. for Household Goods $8.25 for damage to house $3.50= $11.75 of fire of June 23

1905 July 6 Rowson’s fumigated

1905 July 13 Edith, Harry, and I went to Holland to fix church organ for Dr. Haan and at 11 o’clock went to Macatawa Park to meet Mama and Dorothy, where we spend the day fishing. Not a bite. In evening Marie comes to Grand Rapids to stay with us

1905 July 17 Harry and I to Holland to fix Haan’s organ a little.

1905 July 18 Fishing at Reed’s Lake, Ma 77, I 44, Harry 3, Edythe 2=126. Had picture taken with fish. Altogether over 18 pounds. In evening saw fireworks off Pain’s Fall of Port Arthur. Was very hot, stiff breeze from Southwest. Ma badly sunburned about shoulders and arms. New concrete Bridge street bridge completed.

1905 July 22 All except Grandma visit Ben De Vries ; De Kuiper declines

1905 July 25 Ma 65, I 25 fish at Reed’s Lake

1905 July 26 Got new Jarvis tire to replace worn out one.

1905 Aug 1 Reed’s Lake 20, I 19, Edythe 11, Harry 6, Dorothy 2= 58 perch

1905 Aug 3 Harry and I go to Holland to fix organ of Rev. Haan, then went with steamer Post-boy to Macatawa, Harry swimming. Met Geeske + Minnie and Katie + Maaike + 2 boys, in the evening. Saw Venetian night, terrible rain and thunder during the night.

1905 Aug 5 Ben De Vries + family and Agnes visit us

1905 Aug 14 Call extended to Rev. Folwerda of Beaverdam, Mich

1905 Aug 17 Dedicated the organ in Oakdale Park Chr. Ref. church, Rev. Berkhof, pastor, Edythe + I played "William Tell"

1905 Aug 18 Bertha and Peter Tonnema visit us

1905 Aug 24 Reed’s Lake all of us 39 perch. rain in afternoon

1905 Aug 26 Edith goes to Muskegon to play the 27th in Smitter’s 3rd Chr. Ref. church

1905 Aug 27 I play in Oakdale Park church to take Edith’s turn.

Stops in that organ are:

Great:

8 ft. Open Diapason, large scale metal 61

8 ft. Viola da Gamba metal 61

8 ft. Dulciana metal 61

8 ft. Doppel Floete metal 61

4 ft. Principal metal 61

4 ft. Flute d’Amour metal 61

2 ft. Fifteenth metal 61

Swell:

8 ft. Open Diap metal 61

8 ft. Salicional metal 61

8 ft. Aeoline (Aug) metal 49

8 ft Stopped Diap wood 61

4 ft Flute Harmonique metal 61

Pedal Organ:

16 ft Boudon wood 30

8 ft Flute wood 30

Couplers:

Swell to Great

Swell toPed

Great to Ped

Sw to great super octave

Ped Octave Coupler

Sw Temulant

Bellow signal

Wind Indicator

Pedal Movements:

Gr to Sw Reversible

Gr Organ forte

Gr Organ piano

Sw Organ forte

Sw Organ piano

Balance Swell Pedal

1905 Aug 27 Edith plays in Muskegon gets 2 dollars + fare. 10 P.M. Martin De Yager dies suddenly

1905 Aug 29 Reed’s Lake all of us 95 perch 10 lb.

1905 Sept 3 Edith plays in Oakdale church in contest for organist position

1905 Sept 8 Puma elected organist with 40 votes, B. Van der Veen 30, Edythe 12, Jurjens 1.

1905 Sept 14 Played for Oakdale Reciteer Club, Beethoven Cantabile, 4th Pilgrim Chorus

1905 Sept 20 Our mother, Mrs. Scheerhoorn died, aged 77 years and 7 months

1905 Sept 22 Funeral of Mrs. Scheerhoorn, led by Rev. Timmerman

1905 Sept. 24 Klaas Sietsema died

1905 Sept 25 We assume house at 789 Grandville Ave. Rev. Jongsma of Middelstum called

 

1905 Sept 26 Got two new single tube Jarvis tires free in place of 2 and 4 month old ones

1905 Sept 29 Moved household goods to our house

1905 Sept 30 Grandpa, Jim and Kate, Adrian and Geeske visit us. Geeske paid. We paid $1.00 for use of Poortvliet well

1905 Oct 11 Some big snow flakes in rain storm

1905 Oct 19 Edith and I to Muskegon to tune Dr. Fles organ. Big storm at night

1905 Oct 20 Bertha Tonnema come to visit us nine days. Raised rent of 729 Grandville to $6.50

1905 Oct 25 Ida Tonnema comes to visit us four days

1905 Oct 26 Tena and I visit Harm Vos at night

1905 Oct 27 Marie comes to visit us

1905 Oct 29 Bertha and Ida leave for home

1905 Nov 1 Effie Bos marries Ben Groendyk

1905 Nov 2 Grandpa, Brechtje, and Kate visit us

1905 Nov 5 Rev. Jongsma declines call to our church

1905 Nov 5 Played at LaGrave Street Chr. Ref. church for Jan Jeltes baptism and confirmation

1905 Nov 5 Rev. Ekster preached farewell sermon at Alpine Ave. Rev. Folberta accepts call to Alpine Ave Chr. Ref church

1905 Nov 7 Lizzie Van Poortvliet marries Wm. Pastoor

1905 Nov 10 Built cistern at 789 Grandville ave by Mich. Coat. $20 + $4.56. Left 2 lead pipes in ground 4 feet north, then 4 feet west of sw corner of house.

1905 Nov 14 Oakes street paving job done. First severe frost.

1905 Nov 15 Josie Oom aged 22 shot by hold-up man out on East Bridge street and instantly killed, her sister Jennie aged 30 shot through the hand at 6:30 P.M.

1905 Nov 16 rent of 69 Bartlett raised to $10.00

1905 Nov 20 Call extended to Rev. G. Wisse Jr. of Leiden, Michigan

1905 Nov 24 Steamer Argo stranded in heavy gale off Ottawa Beach. All got off

1905 Nov 24 Old Rev. Frieling died.

Put up front step railing

1905 Nov 25 Harry and Edith see Uncle Tom Cabin

1905 Nov 27 Cora Stehouwer gets diphtheria

1905 Nov 30 Thanksgiving Katie Scheerhoorn and Mr. Anton John Schermer visit us, in the evening all went to the 5th ave church entertainment, Edythe and I play "Zampa," Miss Dykstra "Lost Chord."

1905 Dec 1 Henrietta Scheerhoorn comes to visit us

1905 Dec. 3 Henrietta leaves

1905 Dec 14 Minnie Fles marries Cornelius De Leeuw

1905 Dec 15 Franz Muller shoots at his wife

1905 Dec 16 Madison Square, brass band. rockets

1905 Dec 19 Rev. Wisse of Leyden declines call

1905 Dec 21 Ma gets silk waist and old country goods made to skirt.

Last 3 days went riding without overcoat

1905 Dec 25 Edith gets gold clock for playing for Sunday school. Edith and Katie Ruursma sing duet "Silent Night." Mrs. Hoeksma plays violin Flower Song Lange acc’t (accompanied) by me. Harry and Edythe play organ duet. Festival March Nick Formsma plays for the class. During the year the D & M RR now Grand Trunk run a road from chair factory down to Bridge Street.

1906 Jan 6 Mr. and Mrs. Will Pastoor visit us. Old Mrs. Decker 521 Broadway dies

1906 Jan 8 Frank Schaddelee dies

1906 Jan 18 snow

1906 Jan 19 Clear, very fair, then rain and snow

1906 Jan 20 62 degrees very warm, no overcoat. In evening visited J. Van Poortvliet no overcoats

1906 Jan 21 Still warm no overcoats

1906 Jan 22 Cold rain

1906 Jan 24 Milkman Martin gets killed by cars. Cashier Seeley of G.R. National Bank shoots himself in bank. Dorothy gets first music lesson.

1906 Jan 28 Mrs. and Aynes Kroeze get baptized in Green church

1906 Jan 29 Harry ten gears, gets New Haven watch

1906 Feb 1 Ma and I and Harry and Dorothy visit Marie and Scheerhoorn in Holland. Harry and I tune and repair organ in 1st Reformed church on Center Street Holland. A. H. Meier treas (music store) Harry earns his first dollar.

1906 Feb 13 Ebels & wife, 2 daughters & Mr. Capham visit us.

1906 Feb 14 Mr. and Mrs. van Vliet , Mr. and Mrs. Groendyk, Annie, Rena, Hilda, Ed & Tony visit us

1906 Feb 21 Saw Marconi wireless telegraphy at Y.M.C.A

1906 Feb 22 Rev. Gerrit J. Haan accepts call to Commerce street.

Last 4 days no overcoat

1906 Feb 27 Saw Marteau, violinist, Gerardy, cellist at Auditorium. Galleries taken out of Commerce street church

1906 Mar 10 Oud-ouderling Van Heulen died 81 years

1906 Mar 16 James A. Rumsey died aged 91 years

1906 Mar 17 Bought Edythe dresser, sideboard

1906 Mar 20 Mrs. De Jong of West street died

1906 Mar 21 Mrs. Ed Formsma died

1906 Mar 23 Broke bicycle rim

1906 Mar 30 Rev. G. J Haan installed by Rev. Roelof Haan, sermon by Rev. Hulst

1906 Apr 1 Rev. G. J. Haan preaches entree sermon

1906 Apr 2 Jan Bos moves out of 789 Grandville Ave

1906 Apr 4 1 A.M. Mrs. Rika Van’t Hof is burned alive by overturning a lamp in trying to quiet her insane husband Mart Van’t Hof. 47 Dennis

1906 Apr 5 Obe Harkema moves into 789 Grandville ave rent $7.00

1906 Apr 10 Varnished kitchen floor

1906 Apr 25 Terrible earthquake in San Francisco and all California awful fire.

1906 Apr 29 Harm Vos and wife visit us

1906 Apr 30 Church bought new parsonage on Sheldon street

1906 May 5 Jim + Kate, Will + Lizzie visit us

1906 May 6 Very cold 52 degrees in house. Rev. Hulst accepts a call to Eastmanville

1906 May 7,8 Cold in early morning, lots of snow

1906 May 9 A little snow

1906 May 11 Ma and I to Macatawa 76 perch mostly small, wind south. In evening saw Dr. Minor Baldwin dedicate the organ on Central Avenue, Rev. R. Haan. Organ of Felgemaker, Erie, Penna. Edythe sings in 5th May festival at Majestic. Got a gray cat. Several thousand black bass of 3 in., planted in Reed’s Lake.

1906 May 19 Had quite an earthquake at 3:20 A.M. Built sidewalk at 789 Grandville Ave.

1906 May 23 Joe Venema marries Jennie Van den Berg

1906 May 30 Jan Brink and family visit us. First squeaks

1906 June 1 Reed’s Lake Ma and I 10 perch and bluegill, saw airship not go up

1906 June 2 Tonnema comes to buy Joe Heyboer’s house

1906 June 7 Got new single Jarvis tire for rear wheel $3.25 Taylor.

Cornelius Berghuis marries Dina Van Poortvliet

1906 June 13 Tonnema and family stay with us until

1906 June 14 Tonnema moves into house on Plett Street. Barrett gets his house painted. We get our house painted by Karl of Fulton street. Built storm house.

1906 June 16 Andrew Stehouwer marries Laura Van Regenmaster

1906 June 18 Harry buys press route of Jan van Strien at 20 cts. 30 subscribers for $6.00, gets 33 subscribers

1906 June 21 Edythe graduates 8-2 grade Fountain street church. Is at Gillette’s, so are we.

1906 June 27 Wm. Venema marries Anna Kameraad. Edythe and I

1906 June 29 Fishing at Reed’s Lake 18 perch wind sw afternoon wind storm

1906 July 6 Fishing at Macatawa 70 perch and speckled bass about 13 pounds. Harkema leaves 789 Grandville Ave

1906 July 9 Ma buys new opal for ring

1906 July 16 Flory rents 789 Grandville Ave

1906 July 19 Fishing Macatawa 18 perch and speckled

1906 July 26 Went to visit Tonnema. Bertha typhoid fever

1906 July 27 Made cement walk between house and barn at 69 Bartlett one dollar cement for two sacks, load gravel 1.15. vault excavated at 789 Grandville $3.00 6 bbls.

1906 July 29 Ida Tonnema typhoid fever

1906 Aug 3 Reed’s Lake all of us. 70 perch largest 11 in. 10 ounces a dozen more of almost same size. Total weight 12 1/2 pounds. s.e. west then east. afternoon shower

1906 Aug 10 Reed’s lake 48 speckled and perch. 15 pounds. s.e. change to s.w. and w. largest speckled 10 1/2 inches. 6 others just about the same. Wealthy Ave from Ionia to Grandville ave paved with brick. Division street paved with brick.

1906 Aug 10 Flik hurt by piece of wood from saw

1906 Aug 13 Flik died

1906 Aug 15 Harry buys wheel of Taylor, Rambler

1906 Aug 17 Reed’s Lake 14 pounds speckled and perch, wind see

1906 Aug 24 Reed’s Lake 6 bluegills, 7 speckled, 20 perch, 8 pounds ne

1906 Aug 31 Reed’s about 27 very medium, had 12 for dinner

1906 Sept 4 Edythe goes to high school, English, Greek, History, Latin, and Botany

1906 Sept 6 Winchulki’s (?) house burned

1906 Sept 9 Rev. Van der Ark preaches in our church

1906 Sept 14 Lizzie Heyboer died aged 30

1906 Sept 17 Funeral

1906 Sept 18 very hot. 84 degrees in our house

1906 Oct 7 Marinus Dedert died aged about 60

1906 Oct 9 first snow and sleet and hail, some froze and stayed till Monday

1906 Oct 19 J.H. Colleton died aged 56. Tombstone placed on Grandma Scheerhoorn’s grave

1906 Nov 15 Mike Ward of Sarnia, Canada was struck a fatal blow at the Auditorium, in a prize fight by Harry Lewis Besterman. Died in morning

1906 Nov 29 Thanksgiving. Schermer, Katie Scheerhoorn and Henrietta visit us.

1906 Dec 6 Jan Van der Mei goes to California. Edythe gets wheel

1906 Dec 11 Edythe played for 5th ave Church of Christ Cantata, "Singin Skewl."

Singing School started under Bert Boer leader

1906 Dec 25 Edythe gets Maderine (?)

1907 Jan 4 Ma Quincy(?)

1907 Jan 22 Rev. J. De Groot died

1907 Jan 29 Harry, eleven, gets dog, Buster, from Hollister St.

1907 Mar 5 Our young gang and I sing for bond at Oakdale Park

1907 Mar 6 Ma makes will

1907 Mar 15 Grandma gets gas

1907 Mar 15 Bought Rozema organ of Louwern

1907 Apr 2+3 We celebrate in our church 50 year jubilee of Chr. Ref. church

1907 Apr 8 Harry & I tune organ in 1st Ref. church Holland, Mich. snow

1907 Apr 8&9 Celebration at Auditorium of 50 year jubilee of Chr. Ref. church

1907 Apr 14 Katie Scheerhoorn visits us, also Diena and Rika Stehouwer. Dorothy gets bracelet.

1907 Apr 20 Received goods of Sears and Roebuck including bicycle tires, suits, and shirt. Tonnema moves to Prospect street

1907 Apr 24 Sold Rozema reed organ to Dykema

1907 May 22 Was decided not to move our church

1907 May 23 Herman Stehouwer marries Bessie Lindemulder

1907 May 29 Dorothy mumps

1907 May 30 Edythe, Harry, and I make bicycle trip to Fred De Weert, Cascade. Ma goes with train

1907 June 2 Student Dykema faints on platform of our church, while preaching.

Division Street from Wealthy to 5th, W. Leonard St and LaGrave street paved brick. Fountain Street paved

1907 June 5 Arthur Smit marries Dena Goudzwaard

1907 June 11 Lena De Leeuw died. Bought out-house for 789 Grandville ave of Goudzwaard. dug hole for it and placed it. First squeaks since having taken medicine since early April

1907 June 14 Lena De Leeuw buried. We got 4 white rabbits

1907 June 16 Student Dykema died.

Gerrit Rozema and Nellie Powers visit us

1907 June 17 Ma got 11 perch + I 3 at Reed’s Lake. wind sw very hot.

1907 July 1 Took job of keeping organ of Dr. Beets, LaGrave St., in repair at $5.00, payable at the end of the year.

1907 July 3 69 Bartlett except fence and barn painted by Van der Mei $25.00

1907 July 10 Got sewer cleaned at 69 Bartlett st.

1907 July 11 Edythe, Harry, and I to Muskegon to tune Fles organ. At noon went to Lake Michigan to meet Ma, did not come, rain. Caught 3 fish and several bites in 10 minutes. Fish biting like everything. Wind n.e. had been raining in morning. This year Fifth ave. standpipe built. Church roofed with galvanized iron

1907 July 18 Ma and I catch 19 3/4 pounds perch at Reed’s Lake wind s.w.

1907 July 25 All of us catch 22 pounds at Reed’s Lake s.w. Heyboer’s children adopted Bertha Heyboer= Bertha Boersma 13, Eddy Heyboer= Eddy van Es 11 years, Elsie= Elsie Snyder 8 years. Ely= Ely De Young 6. Gabriel= Jacob Wierenga 4 years. Henry= Henry van Assen 2 years.

1907 Aug 1 Peter Tonnema, Geo. and Birdie Hoogsteen fish with us at Reed’s. Awful windy. Not very good catch. clear around to s.w.

1907 Aug 8 Sunday school picnic at Riverside Park

1907 Aug 22 14 pounds fish, wind e. to s.e. Reed’s Lake

1907 Aug 28 Anton birthday. All went to Reed’s Lake, fished for dinner at Lake 12. Ma Olde mill, figure 8.

1907 Sept 2 Labor Day De Weerts visit us later De Vries

1907 Sept 6 Ma + I + Dorothy to Muskegon to refix Fles and tune Wolcotten organ

1907 Oct 4 Went to Grandville to repair reed organ for Rev. Ossewaarde(?)

1907 Oct 18 sold my church organ to Burton Heights Chr. Ref. church Rev Bode

1907 Oct 23 Gerrit Rozema marries Nellie Powers.

Old Mr. Boersma died aged 76.

Got our winter potatoes 23 bushel of 55c and grandma 4 bushel at 55

1907 Oct 28 Mr. Eikenhout assumes leadership of our sing school

1907 Oct 29 Ma and I tune church organ at Legrand st. Put in box to deafen the Dulciana and put in lever for forte and piano.

Bought power washing machine of Geo. Spoelstra

1907 Nov 1 Played opening voluntary and postlude at dedication of Burton Heights. Took Hulst organ to repair for $5.00 a year payable after year’s up

1907 Nov 2 Harry dislocated his right elbow, fell out of apple tree

1907 Nov 14 Ma, Edythe and I went to hear Eternal City by P. Ten Haaf . Alpine Ave

1907 Nov 22 Ma, Edythe, and I to "David, King of Israel," P. Ten Haaf East. St

1907 Nov 23 Ma and I went to Poortvliet

1907 Nov 28 Mary Hulst marries Cornelius Van Zoeren on Thanksgiving. Katie Scheerhoorn + Terry + Henrietta + Miss Weplind(?) + Rika Stehouwer visit us

1907 Dec 4 Harry has mumps

1907 Dec 6 My mother takes sick with dysentery

1907 Dec 9 Dr. Locher was called

1907 Dec 11 Ietje Winsemius died aged 86 years

1907 Dec 13 Grandma was buried at Oak Hill. Rev. Haan. Fil. 1:21

1907 Dec 17 Tonnema and Maria come to divide. Was taken sick with severe dysentery

1907 Dec 20 Edythe mumps

1907 Dec 25 Edythe gets toilet set of Sunday School

1908 Jan 2 Maria was settled

1908 Jan 4 Edythe gets hat, muff, and neckpiece

1908 Jan 26 Sprained my left wrist

1908 Feb 4 Sjoukje mui (Freiling) died aged 77 years 4 mo. 1830-1908

1908 Feb 4 Rev Ekster of Midland Park declined call

1908 Feb 12 Dedicated organ of Grandville Ave Chr. Ref. church Rev. Timmerman. Hinner’s organ company.

Gr to Ped, Sw to Ped, Sw to Gr, Gr Oct Coupler, Tremelant

viol. diap 8, oboe gamba 8, aolin 8, ped bourdon 18, Sal 8, Lieblich Ged 8, sw forte-piano, Gr piano-forte.

Played Schubert’s serenade. sing school, duet of Katie Roersma + Edythe: Holy Father Guide Our Footsteps, variations on Nearer My God, double quartet. Pilgrim Chorus duet, Edythe + I.

1908 Feb 17 James Weeks died, Paul Keegstra and baby died.

Immanuel Reformed Church cor Thos + East dedicated

1908 Mar 5 Sing School gives cantata Eternal City under Eikenhout. Post Office moved to temporary building to tear down

1908 Mar 10 sent pictures to Albert Winsemius a second time

1908 Mar 20 Oakdale park singing school have celebration. Edythe and I play

1908 Mar 23 Mrs. Elve of 73 Bartlett aged 62 died

1908 Mar 26 Mrs. Elve buried, Rev. Beets, Rev. Hoekstra

 

1908 Apr 8 Jan Scheerhoorn of Holland died. Louis van Dyk, father of Elsie Brink died

1908 May 3 Rika Stehouwer, aged 19, marries Will Green 48 years

1908 May 14 First squeaks

1908 May 15 George Witman of Union Street died aged 51

1908 May 21 Sing school gives second exhibition miscellaneous

1908 May 22 Grandpa Scheerhoorn goes to board with Van Poortvliet

1908 May 23 Harry buys 38 customers of Dykstra at 20c and 15 of another boy. He has 97 customers now

1908 May 25 Jan Brink, Joe Formsma, and I go to Muskegon to fish with Ben Fles, each caught one speckled. wind west, stormy in Grand Rapids. West bridge light towers blown over. Weather fine out there.

1908 May 25 In evening sing school. Division Street from 5th Ave to out, paved. Double track put in 5th Avenue and line extended from East.

1908 May 27 Started to clean Commerce St. organ

1908 May 29 Ground broken for new high school

1908 June 4 Singschool of Grandville Ave exhibition, I played Schubert serenade as voluntary, Nearer My God and Pilgrim chorus. Great and Marvelous for postlude. Because dedication on Feb 12 was not a success on account of swell organ laying down played also some of their songs and Psalms while Pylman played the rest

1908 June 15 789 Grandville Ave rented by A. Kuyt. Flory left two weeks ago

1908 Jun 21 Minnie Goudzwaard died aged 17

1908 June 24 Minnie Goudzwaard buried; Rev. Hoekstra

1908 June 26 Edythe and I finish tuning and cleaning our Commerce Street organ

1908 July 1 Bought gas oven of v.d. Meer Div. St. for $3.25

1908 July 2 Celebration of extension of 5th Ave car line. Double balloon ascension

1908 July 3 Rev. Ekster accepts call to Commerce St. church

1908 July 30 We all have a ride to Fred De Weert at Cascade and get Edythe along back with us, who stayed a week there.

1908 Aug 3 Jan Bos rents house 789 Grandville Ave

1908 Sept 15 Edythe, Harry, and Dorothy visit the fair

1908 Sept 20 Dr. Bavinck of Amsterdam preaches in our church. Beginning with today we have two services on Sundays

1908 Sept 27 Rev. Ekster installed, entree sermon

1908 Sept 30 Got new G + I tire free of charge of Sears and Roebuck

1908 Oct 1 We discover rabbit has 6 young ones about 2 weeks old

1908 Oct 3 Jan Bos leaves 789 Grandville Ave

1908 Oct 16 Sjoerd De Yong rents 789 Grandville Ave

1908 Oct 24 Old Mrs. De Rinck died aged 76

1908 Nov 7 Wm. De Groot marries Josie Van Poortvliet

1908 Nov 14 Jacob Lammerts died aged 63

1908 Nov 30 installed water meter for 9.90 . Will have rebate of 2 dollars per year for 4 years

1908 Dec 8 Installed Miller furnace

1908 Dec 17 Carpenter Zwart starts to build addition and remodeling

1908 Dec 19 Edythe is appointed accompanist of Oakdale orchestra

1908 Dec 25 Edythe gets manicure set of Sunday school

1908 Dec 26 Am appointed conductor of Apollo orchestra

1908 Dec 31 Terrible earthquake in Italy. 200,000 killed in Sicily and Calabria

1909 Jan 4 Concert of singers and Apollo orchestra, Edythe accompanist, I director

1909 Jan 26 Bought piano for Apollo orchestra

1909 Jan 27 Played for band in Oakdale Park

1909 Jan 29 Harry (13 years old) gets gold ring

1909 Feb 7 Anton starts in kindergarten. Edythe takes up typewriting and shorthand

1909 Feb 7 Edythe becomes organist at Immanuel Reformed church. Harry plays church organ for our Sunday school

1909 Feb 9 Our singing school sings at Mel Trotter’s mission

1909 Feb 13 Carpenter and plumber finish house

1909 Feb 20 moved upstairs

1909 Mar 9 Trip to Grand Haven to look at American Pipe Organ Co’s organ in Rev. Van der Heide’s church for Overisel people

1909 Mar 13 Got 3 tires

1909 Mar 20 Edythe, Martin Ten Hoor, and Henry Battjes play at YMCA

1909 Mar 25 Was appointed leader of Oakdale singschool

1909 Apr 1 Apollo orchestra gives concert in Oakdale church for piano

1909 Apr 9 Ward Post rents 328 Paris Ave for $16.00 a month

1909 Apr 10 Apollo orchestra plays for store opening of B. Dice

1909 Apr 24 Finished upstairs dining room, lumber cost $8.90

1909 May 17 Harry got new watch by sending his old one + 25 cents to the makers

1909 May 20 Ma + I fishing to Fruitport, 45 speckled, 23 perch,1 black bass 1/2 lb. weather splendid, fair, east

1909 May 28 Edythe + I attend Thomas orchestra at Powers

1909 June 11 Civic (flower) parade, Beautiful. Also first wireless telegraph message sent from "Press" building.

Mazereeuw becomes janitor in place of Rinck at Commerce St.. Bought awnings of Van Zee $34.50.

1909 July 1 Dedicated Hinner’s organ in Rev. Mokma church at Overisel (Chr. Ref.)

1909 July 2 Partly tuned organ in Rev. Hekhuis (Ref.) Overisel

1909 July 4 Played organ in Mokma church, Overisel. Oakdale bunch sing for Calvin 400 birthday.

1909 July 9 Ma, Harry, Dorothy + I fishing Reed’s Lake. 13. SW. At 789 Grandville Ave. had shingles put on wing and rear no. 1 cedar.

1909 July 15 Finished tuning Rev. Hekhuis organ (Ref) Overisel

1909 July 18 Harry plays for me during Communion

1909 July 21 Grandpa, Brechtje, + Kate visit us.

1909 July 22 J. Formsma, Harry + I Ottawa beach fishing. At noon came the rest of our families and Jan Brink and family. Went to Jenison Park

1909 July 29 Ma, Harry, + Dorothy + I fishing Reed’s Lake. 18. sw occasional showers

1909 Aug 3 Ma, Harry, Edythe + I Barnum’s Circus

1909 Aug 5 All of us except Edythe go to De Weert by train. Edythe goes to our Sunday school picnic to North Park. Harry stays at De Weerts Aug 5 to 12.

1909 Aug 15 Paid $1.00 in church collection to Theol. school.

Monroe St. repaved. Commerce St. paved. E. Bridge Street renamed to Michigan Ave.

1909 Aug 21 Ben De Vries and family visit us. Got namecards printed and changed upstairs number to 330 Paris Ave.

1909 Sept 1 Dr. Cork of Brooklyn claims to have discovered the North Pole on April 21, 1908, just returned to civilization.

1909 Sept 1 Edythe gets raise as organist of Immanuel Church- gets $1.00.

1909 Sept 6 Labor Day went to Highland Park (all of us)

1909 Sept 7 Peary claims to have found North Pole, just getting back.

1909 Sept 8 Tim Hofman marries Diena Stehouwer

1909 Sept 9 At 789 Grandville Ave made cement cellar, put in gas

1909 Sept 11 A. Haan made our cement sidewalk in front of 330 Paris 16.00. We all visit Ben De Vries

1909 Sept 12 Rev. Ekster gets call from Kalamazoo Walnut St.

1909 Sept 13 Rented 789 Grandville Ave to Mr. Sleeper. Put in gas at 789. Put in pump and sink at 789.

1909 Oct 11 First snow. Was appointed leader of Commerce St. singschool "Hallelujah" Edythe accompanist.

1909 Oct 13 First Columbus day celebrated

1909 Oct 16 Jan Schmidt (former grocer) falls down elevator shaft in City Hall

1909 Oct 25 Jan Verkiche (?) died

1909 Oct 26 Oakdale singschool sings in Oakdale church for small bond

1909 Oct 29 Germ Patiraille (?) of Borculo is cared for by us with acute indigestion.

1909 Oct 29 Got new furnace in north part of our Commerce church

1909 Oct 30 Was appointed leader pro tem of Concordia band. Their leader Jan German to Europe. Addition to pumping station for big new pump. Elks temple built

1909 Nov 12 Harry application to Concordia band, gets E flat clarinet

1909 Nov 18 Harley J. Reed rents 69 Bartlett St.

1909 Nov 19 Bultema died aged 51(Cornelius)

1909 Nov 18 Apollo orchestra has banquet

1909 Dec 6 Apollo orchestra plays in Odd Fellows Hall Madison Square

1909 Dec 7 Tuned 1st Chr. Ref. church organ Muskegon, Rev Eininck pastor, Dorothy and I. Harry and I see Genari at Temple

1909 Dec 9 Our Singschool under my direction sings in our church for bond. Edythe accompanist. Gloria of Farmer and Heavens are Telling. Jurjen’s orchestra played 4 selections

1909 Dec 11 Redner rents 789 Grandville Ave.

1909 Dec 14 Ma and I see Ben Hur. Edyth and Battjes Dennis st. Melody in F

1909 Dec 25 Played at our Christmas entertainment. Largo arranged by self. 1st violins, Henry Battjes is solo, Rob Meiering, Frank Kuiper. 2nd Edythe Winsemius and Arthur Meier. e flat clarinet Harry Winsemius. B flat clarinet Ben Hertel, E flat alto Joe Hertel. Piano primo Dorothy Winsemius, second Effie Kuiper, Drums H. Flik

1910 Jan 1 Concordia band plays at Grandville ave church six numbers under my leadership. Harry plays e flat clarinet

1910 Feb 1 We all see most beautiful Aurora borealis. Anton begins taking music lessons aged 5 years, 5 months

1910 Feb 10 Visited Van Vliet

1910 Feb 11 Only I go to Muskegon to tune organ in Tuls 3rd (Allen St.)

1910 Feb 17 Ma + I to Holland to visit Scheerhoorn (went through piano shop)

1910 Feb 22 Sherman street ladies society banquet in Wealthy Ave Woodman Hall. Apollo orchestra plays (Harry second violin)

1910 Feb 25 Led Concordia for last time, German has come back

1910 Feb 26 Blue serge suit

1910 Mar 17 Took the job of moving organ from old Coldbrook to new

1910 Mar 18 Wm. Posthumus died aged 27

1910 Mar 21 Began moving Coldbrook organ

1910 Mar 27 Mazereeuw died 59

1910 Mar 29 Very hot 81 degrees inside and out. Has been warm all month

1910 Apr 2 Harry marches in Concordia band for A. Dykstra’s election. Discovered first hole in one of my molars.

1910 Apr 4 Early spring, all bushes and fruit trees blossom

1910 Apr 10 Saw Halley’s comet as a large star

1910 Apr 13 Edythe begins work for Barnaby lawyer

1910 Apr 19 Mrs. Hinken died aged 42 .

Reloaded single battery for 328 Paris

1910 Apr 27 Concert in Oakdale church by Apollo orchestra

1910 Apr 22 Anton has mumps

1910 May 5 Martin Hoekstra died, aged 77

1910 May 12 Coldbrook church dedicated, their organ completed by me.

Got membership card in Michigan Music Teachers Association.

I got mumps.

1910 May 15 Church closed in evening by board of health on account of Hertel smallpox

1910 May 19 Bought six dining chairs, leather seats of Young and Chaffee(?) 22.75

1910 May 26 Anton breaks plate glass in door of 336 Paris. 6 dollars

1910 May 27 Saw Archer Gibson of New York play organ in Christian Science church.

1910 May 28 Bought Art Glass dining room window Toledo Glass Company. 4.50

1910 May 31 Kate Poortvliet gets $700 of Grandpa at 6% to be divided.

1910 June 9 Ma, Edythe, Anton, + I to Fruitport fishing. s.e. fair, beautiful. Moderate breeze. Ma 6, Edith 9, I 8 speckled bass

1910 June 9 Edythe, Dorothy, + I see Harry play in Concordia band Grandville Ave church.

 

 

1910 June 10 Redner leaves 789 Grandville Ave.

 

1910 June 13-15 Edith visits Scheerhoorns in Holland

1910 June 15 Sybrant Waldyk 24 marries Mary Zoet 24. Orchestra plays Woodman Hall.

Ward Post vacates 328 Paris

1910 June 18 Edith loses her watch in Oakdale Park, find i t next morning

1910 June 20 Carl Northrup moves in 328 Paris

1910 June 21 Peter Keegstra 28 marries Agnes Dykstra 24. Apollo orchestra Madison Hall

1910 June 23 Has been very hot for several days. Our thermometer going twice to 87 degrees. to-day 91 degrees.

Edith has graduation banquet at Pantlind.

1910 June 24 Edith graduates from high school.

Ma gets her first spectacles no. 44

1910 June 30 Very hot our therm. 92 1/2. Edith works 1/2 day at Friedman

1910 July 1 Very hot our therm. 93 Edith, Harry, and I fishing Reed’s Lake, not a bite.

Andries Elve died aged 74.

1910 July 2 Very hot, yes, it is, 93 degrees and humid! whew.

1910 July 3 Cooler

1910 July 4 Quite cold 68 degrees in house. All of us John Ball and Reed’s Lake

1910 July 6 Brandsma moves into 789 Grandville Ave

1910 July 7 All of us Macatawa mild 36 perch+ speckled, 5 lbs. west

1910 July 8 Hot. Harry gets scarlet fever

1910 July 9 Very hot 91 1/2 in house. Thunder shower after prolonged drought

1910 July 11 Edith starts to work for Fleischmann Yeast Co. Mulholland Manager

1910 July 15 Very hot 89 degrees in house. Has averaged from 82 to 87

1910 July 21 Old Ledyard block burns, cor Division + 4th Ave. witnessed by Harry. Mrs. Wilson, mother of 4 days old baby is cremated, baby is saved. Her nurse, Mrs. Kerney died within 1/2 hour from burns

1910 Aug 8 Jim and Kate visit us

1910 Aug 10 Ben De Vries house upstairs afire

1910 Aug 11 Our Sunday school picnic at North Park. Ma, I, and Dorothy steamboat ride up the river. Edythe has boat ride with Ben Hertel.

1910 Aug 13 Old De Vries’ and several other barns burn

1910 Aug 20 Ma + I visit Jim and Kate, Brechtje and Ben De Vries in evening

1910 Aug 22 Homecoming week opens. Balloon ascension with lion. Lion comes down at Paris and Thomas. Genarro(?) at Fulton Park

1910 Aug 24 Kate and Henrietta Scheerhoorn come to visit us for 6 days. Finest civic parade ever held

1910 Aug 25 Big Fraternal parade. 11 bands. Got my first molar drilled out ready for filling Dr. Booth

1910 Aug 26 Historical and Allegorical parade. Grand Rapids 60 years. In evening Venetian Night in North Park. All of us see it. Frank v.d. Meer is thrown off left side of street car on Canal and Hastings, gets concussion of brain

1910 Aug 27 Frank Van der Meer dies

1910 Aug 29 Harry commences clarinet lessons of Walter Williams

1910 Sept 2 Ma + I fishing Reed’s Lake 31 perch + blue gills s.w.

1910 Sept 7 Ma + I fishing Reed’s Lake 48 perch and bluegills s.e.

1910 Sept 9 Car ferry P.M. 18 foundered on the way from Ludington to Milwaukee by suddenly rearing and plunging to bottom. 28 men and one woman drowned

1910 Sept 11 Diahen (?) Vlogman died

1910 Sept 15 I was voted in as director of Concordia band instead of German $1.25.

1910 Sept 16 Ma and I fishing Reed’s Lake. 7 perch and bluegills, wind changeable. Gertrude Bultema (Meiering) died aged 26

1910 Sept 18 Edythe and Ben quit

1910 Sept 23 Did my first service as regular director of Concordia

1910 Sept 24 Aged grocer Landman is held up, robbed of $27 and brutally murdered by Clem Blood aged 37 and Arthur Shellhorn aged 18 at College Ave viaduct over Grand Trunk tracks

1910 Sept 25 Rev. Ekster preached again after vacation since July 15 bad eye cause

1910 Sept 28 Old Rutherford Vliet aged 73 drops dead while moving grass for Dick

1910 Oct 22 Edith gets raise at Fleischmann and Co. from $6.00 to $7.00

1910 Oct 27 First snow

1910 Nov 16 Mrs. van Vliet gets girl baby

1910 Nov 24 Thanksgiving. Concordia band gives concert at Commerce St. church

1910 Nov 26 Ma and I hear Sousa’s band at Powers

1910 Dec 10 Harry quits taking clarinet lessons

1910 Dec 12 Kate Wiers runs off with John Daane

1910 Dec 19 Harry, Dorothy, and Anton vaccinated by Board of Health. Commerce St Chr. Ref. church buys two lots at Henry and Bates. $22.50

1910 Dec 22 Ma, I, Harry, and Edith hear Wagner concert orchestra in Press hall under leadership of M. Ten Hoor, consisting of 30 pieces

1910 Dec 31 Edith quits playing organ for Immanuel Ref. Church

1911 Jan 2 Apollo orchestra gives concert in Oakdale Church

1911 Jan 8 Anton has measles. Had card on house 4 days. This is the first time.

1911 Jan 12 Old man Kelly died.

First squeaks

1911 Jan 27 Trip to Grand Haven to temporarily repair organ in 1st Chr. Ref. Church, no pastor, saw Grand Trunk wreck near Nunica

1911 Jan 29 Harry (15 years) gets Kohlert A clarinet (Friedrich) for which Dorothy paid 50c. Edythe 3 dollars, we 5 dollars + Harry 11.50- total $20. New high school at Franklin and College occupied. New post office occupied.

1911 Feb 8 Anna Formsma, died aged 6

1911 Feb 11 Anna buried

1911 Feb 12 Edith plays at LaGrave St Chr. Ref. Church- Jan Jeltes sick

1911 Feb 23 I buy cornet and case of Koopman 45 W. Bridge

1911 Feb 29 Edith played at LaGrave St Chr. Ref. Church- J. Jeltes still sick

1911 Mar 7 Ma gets new gold filled glasses

1911 Mar 9 Three car loads dynamite exploded at Pleasant Prairie Wis. We heard it here as loud thunder jarred windows and some dishes

1911 Mar 20 Commerce St. church decides to build at once

1911 Mar 23 I alone trip to Muskegon to repair organ at 4th Rev. Tuls.

1911 Mar 29 Concert in Grandville Ave church for Concordia band led by me.

1911 Mar 30 + 31 I and Harry to Grand Haven to repair and tune 1st Chr. Ref. organ Rev Bruinooge pastor

1911 Apr 4 Had citizens telephone no 8842 put in 320 Paris Ave.

1911 Apr 12 Lewis Mieras marries Kate Scheerhoorn

1911 Apr 13 John Bruggink died

1911 Apr 19 Furniture workers strike. Over 4000 walk out.

Edith becomes organist for Crescendo male chorus

1911 Apr 21 Ground broken for our church on corner Bates and Henry

1911 Apr 20 Apollo orchestra plays at East St church for bond

1911 Apr 22 +23 Edith visits Scheerhoorn at Holland

1911 Apr 28 Concordia band play at my house

1911 May 8 Trip to Drenthe (Rev Van der Ark, Effie Yatema) to tune organ

1911 May 12 To Grand Haven to look at organ in 1st Chr. Ref. church, Rev. van Vliet to see about moving. On return fished at Cemetery crossing. Not a bite

1911 May 15 Started foundation of church at Bates St.

1911 May 16 Concordia band played for Young Peoples’ Alliance banquet at Press Hall.

Mrs. Bouwsma died

1911 May 17 Bob Muller married Mary Kasemir

1911 May 18 Effie Kuiper taken to U B A hospital.

Hot 87 degrees in house

1911 May 19 Hekman Biscuit factory burned

1911 May 22 Effie Kuiper died

1911 May 25 Effie Kuiper was buried

1911 May 29 Very hot 89 degrees in house

1911 May 30 We to De Weert horseback rides. Edith and Keizer to Macatawa

1911 June 1 Put linoleum in kitchen and bathroom 45 cts yard total $9.79

1911 June 2 Lizzie Van Poortvliet Pastoor undergoes operation at Butterworth Hospital

1911 June 3 Harry buys pair of doves

1911 June 5 Rolf Ingles stabs his wife Lue in Division St rooming house

1911 June 8 Ma and I fishing Red’s Lake all kinds of weather, threatening. 21 perch and bluegills 6 lbs

1911 June 10 Very hot 89 degrees in house. After this lots of days of 89 degrees

1911 June 27 Was appointed leader of Philharmonic band of Immanuel church

1911 July 3 very hot 94 degrees in house

1911 July 4 94 degrees in house. Official 100 degrees. Went to Reed’s Lake in afternoon, and Manhattan. Edith and K. to North Park and Reed’s Lake. In evening to 5th ave terminal. Fireworks from standpipe

1911 July 5 96 degrees in house Whew. 101 degrees official. Hottest for years

1911 July 6 Carpenters start on church basement; walls are completed

 

1911 July 12 + !3 To Grand Haven to see Boomgard about moving organ

1911 July 13 Tuned Muskegon 3rd Tuls pastor and made quick motor shut-off

1911 July 20 + 27 Fishing to Reed’s Lake. 12 and 16. fair

1911 July 31 Steel builders commence putting up girders in new church

1911 Aug 3 John Ball Park, Crescent Park, Lincoln and Garfield Park visited

1911 Aug 10 Sunday school picnic to North Park

1911 Aug 14 Edith has week vacation

1911 Aug 14 Steel structure of our new church blown down. Work on big east side riverside trunk sewer started

1911 Aug 15 My salary for leadership of Philharmonic Band raised to $2.00

1911 Aug 16 Marched on Grandville Ave with Concordia Band

1911 Aug 17 With band to Jenison Park with Grandville Ave Improvement Association picnic Edith goes to visit Scheerhoorn at Holland

1911 Aug 22 Orphan leaves 789 Grandville Ave

1911 Aug 23 Happe rents 789

1911 Sept 4 Labor Day. Concordia plays under me at Highland Park. Harry buys S&R watch for $2.58

1911 Sept 5 Dorothy and Anton go to Baxter Ave Christian School

1911 Sept 6 Harry goes to Calvin College

1911 Sept 7 G. Keizer leaves for Knox College, Galesburg, Ill

1911 Sept 12 Saw my first aeroplane

1911 Sept 14 Harry and I attend west Michigan fair, saw deaf and dumb children being taught . aeroplane

1911 Sept 14 Saw the Fuller and Rice fire

1911 Sept 15 Northrup’s baby died. Rowson and Sharrow both get a Miller furnace

1911 Sept 17 Ma and I to Hager’s church

1911 Sept 21 President Taft visits Grand Rapids

1911 Sept 24 Harry wears his first long pants

1911 Sept 27 Carl Northrup leaves 328 Paris. We exchange our old coal stove with J. Poortvliet’s little kindle (?)

1911 Sept 30 Milan Coburn rents 328 Paris Ave

1911 Oct 7 Cornerstone of our new church laid by Rev Ekster Part of Philharmonic band play

1911 Oct 25 First snow 1/2 inch, did not stay

1911 Nov 11 Very hot. 78 degrees in house with doors and windows open

1911 Nov 1 2 Very cold and stormy after severe thunderstorm and rain. Thermometer drops from 72 degrees last night at 7 to 15 degrees this 7 A.M.

1911 Nov 1 4 Mrs. Lamberts and Vlugman daughter died

1911 Dec 7 Started second coat plaster in church

1911 Dec 10 Mrs. Berendina Kastenberg died aged 84

1911 Dec 23 Dorothy to Dr. Welsh for adenoids

1911 Dec 25 Had whole congregation sing hymns at feast. Anton plays e flat clarinet in band

1911 Dec 26 Started to take down our church organ for moving (for first time)

1911 Dec 28 Adriaan Brink died, aged 64

1911 Dec 29 Thos. Donahue exfireman died aged 57 Built up church organ . Not ready to move yet

1912 Jan 11 Philharmonic Band plays at Methodist church East and Cherry

1912 Jan 16 Philharmonic gives social

1912 Jan 22 Took down and boxed pipes of Commerce St. organ (for second time)

1912 Jan 24 Krijn Van’t Hof $12,000 short with West Side Kent State Bank. Henry Heystik died aged 50

1912 Feb 11 Gerrit Brouwer died aged 87

1912 Feb 16 Chris Larson aged 47 killed by train at Third Ave. Bertrand Formsma underwent operation for appendicitis

1912 Mar 5 Bertrand returns home from Butterworth Hospital

1912 Mar 10 New house numbering system goes into effect. 328 and 330 Paris Ave are now 720 and 722. 69 Bartlett is now 243. 789 Grandville is now 1439.

1912 Mar 21 First Christian Reformed Church dedicated cor. Henry and Bates. Speakers Rev. Hemkes, Ekster, Prof De Jong, Rev Vanderark, G.J. Haan, Van Wyck, Beets and J. B. Hulst. Players G. Winsemius, Wm. Schuiling, Henrietta Bosma

1912 Mar 31 Prof Hemkes marries Mrs. Van Hoeven, 73, 73

1912 Apr 4 Geesje Goudzwaard taken to hospital

1912 Apr 6 Peter Tonnema spends afternoon and evening with us after 4 years naval service.

1912 Apr 8 Onderonsje (?) held in new church

1912 Apr 9 Milan Coburn leaves 720 Paris Ave

1912 Apr 10 Harry Freeman moves into 720 Paris Ave.

1912 Apr 15 Titanic, the biggest steamer in the world, collides with an iceberg in mid-ocean, on her maiden trip, 1600 dead, 739 saved in 41.36 north lat. 50.14 west long.

1912 Apr 22 Geesje Goudzwaard died at U.B.A. hospital aged 51

1912 Apr 24 Geesje Goudzwaard buried at Oakhill Cemetery

1912 Apr 24 Rev. De Jong married Bertha Ekster at church. Henrietta Bosman played Bridal Cho, I Mendelssohn

1912 Apr 19 Tonnema and Marie moved to Mayfield Township, Grand Traverse County, Mich.

1912 May 2 Dorothy and I to Muskegon 1st Ref. Church on Spring Street to tune organ. Rev. Luxen pastor, c/o John Voogd 122 Spring Street

1912 May 9 Alone went to Reed’s Lake to see seigneing for dog fish. Saw one dog fish caught of about 10 lb. and two black bass of 3 lbs.

1912 May 10 Wm Verburg rents 243 Bartlett at 18 dollars. Reed leaves

1912 May 22 Edith is accepted by Kerkerand

1912 May 23 Concordia plays at First Church

1912 May 29 By permission of Board of Education got Madison Ave school for beginners band

1912 May 30 All of us trip to De Weert

1912 May 31 Detective Cornelius Gast died aged 67

 

1912 June 4 Bought bass drum and snare drum of Phillippes

1912 June 8 Got last payment for organ moving Commerce to Bates total $110

1912 June 9 Edith joins church

1912 June 10 Harry goes to work for Weatherly Furnace Co at 3.50 a week

1912 June 18 Made back porch for 1439 at $8.50.

1912 June 19 Harry quits Weatherby and works for Baxter Laundry at $5.00

1912 June 25 Started to paint 1439 Grandville. At Synod held in Chicago, was appointed organ music committee together with Rev. Poppen, H. Jurgens, Rev. H. J. Kuiper and Rev. Koefler

1912 July 4 Edith to Beaverdam to visit. We to Reed’s Lake saw sham battle

1912 July 7 Edith plays as regular organist at LaGrave Ave Chr. Ref. church. Rev H. Beets, pastor

1912 July 1 Harry sold his newspaper route of 66 customers to Evert Sharra at 20c= $13.20

1912 June 27 Trip to Grand Haven tuned and repaired Bruinooge

1912 July 8 Harry’s salary at Baxter raised to $6.00

1912 July 9 Philharmonic Band plays at Grandville C.E. picnic

1912 July 10 Henrietta Scheerhoorn, Jennie, and Maude visit us

1912 July 13 Terrible cyclone on city market Grandstand roof blown off baseball amphitheater and thrown on farmers and hucksters horses and wagons which stampeded. 2 horses killed, six persons seriously injured, 40 others slightly injured. Sharrow’s chimney broken. s.e. of us no damage whatsoever

1912 July 18 Philharmonic Band to Manhattan Immanuel SS picnic.

1912 July 24 Rev. Henry Bultema 28 marries Dena Kuiper 23

1912 Aug 8 S.S. picnic at North Park

1912 Aug 11-17 Edith vacation to Holland and Beaverdam

1912 Aug 12 Edith and we fishing to Reed’s lake

1912 Aug 15 Concordia Band plays for Old Settlers picnic at North Park

1912 Aug 20 Philharmonic Band plays for social at Woodmen Hall

1912 Aug 21 Harry quits Baxter Laundry

Got new sidewalk laid at 1439 Grandville Ave. by Peter Borgsma $16.00

1912 Aug 22 J. Formsma and family and we to Jenison and Macatawa, rain

1912 Aug 22 Patrolman Vander Weide shoots Clarence Gates at Ionia

1912 Aug 26 Rev and Mrs. Bultema visit us

1912 Aug 27 Harry bought of Friedrich a Kohlert B flat clarinet $25.00

1912 Aug 27 Harry gets first tooth filled by Dr. Boersma $2.00

1912 Aug 29 Spend day at Reed’s Lake, Anton falls in

1912 Aug 31 Harry, Mrs. Formsma, and Bertrand and I fish at Reed’s Lake

1912 Sept 2 Concordia Band and I at Highland Park

1912 Sept 5 Trip to Hudsonville to tune organ in Chr. Ref. Church $5.50

1912 Sept 6 Singschool in our church started

1912 Sept 7 Got about a bushel off our Burbank plum tree

1912 Sept 9 Henry Sluyters appointed as conductor and Edith appointed accompanist of new singschool

Eastern Ave., Winham, First and Pleasant paved. Arch lighting discontinued, boulevard lighting installed

1912 Sept 12 Jan Bultema marries at Reedman’s Hall Concordia plays. Filtration plant in working order, trying it

1912 Sept 17 Bought slide trombone at 10 Hodgson Ct. for $2.00

1912 Sept 21 Bought Worp psalmbook $1.88?

1912 Sept 24 Frame of my bicycle broke in two

1912 Sept 26 Edith joins Jongelinden Vereuniging

1912 Oct 2 Ida Tonnema and Mr. Man and Bertha Tonnema visit us

1912 Oct 5 Bertha Tonnema marries Clarence Boorsma at Chicago

1912 Oct 14 Theo Roosevelt, aged 54 shot by John Schrank at Milwaukee while in automobile going to make a campaign speech, and spoke just the same.

1912 Oct 14 Dave Van Strien marries

1912 Oct 18 Arend Hennink, aged 15 alto player in my beginners band is killed by being drawn into felt picking machine at Burch’s Upholstering shop. Bought alto horn for $3.00 of Schaap

1912 Oct 21 Arend Hennink buried from his home at 322 Donald Place. Harry pallbearer

1912 Oct 28 Dave Van Strien leaves for Japan as missionary

1912 Oct 31 First snow, 2 inches, laid til next day and 5 days more.

1912 Nov 8 Harry gets 8 teeth filled by Dr. Boersma $4.00

1912 Nov 9 Was appointed leader of Calvin College orchestra

1912 Nov 1 Fred De Weert and family move to Lowell

1912 Nov 9 Edith gets picture taken aged 20. Gets locket of Keizer.

Fred Rowson, 25, married Lillian Nilson, 21, of Boston

1912 Nov 30 John Sjerda died aged 53 years. Anton has the mumps

1912 Dec 7 Edith and Harry see Robt Mantell in Julius Ceasar at Powers. Anton gets teeth filled by Dr. Boersma.

1912 Dec 20 Concordia Band plays for dedication of Holland Home. John McDonald, circuit judge, at the head of a commission of 40 starts anti-vice crusade by closing brothels, against will of Mayor Ellis and common council

1912 Dec 23 Repaired and tuned organ of North Holland G. Tijsse pastor. address Henry Meengs, R2 Holland.Edith gets raised at Fleischmann + Co. to $8.00

1913 Jan 6 Ma and I, Edith and Kei see Ysaye at Powers

1913 Jan 11 Edith begins taking lessons in china painting of Mrs. Ten Haaf

1913 Jan 13 and 14 Trip to Rev. H.J. Kuiper of Holland to assist in buying instruments for orchestra and helping to start it

1913 Jan 14 Geo. Sandler is found shot dead in morning at 8 A.M. in his pawnshop on Monroe Ave. next to Kortlander Bros.

1913 Jan 22 Calvin orchestra plays at college for lecture of Prof. Berkhof. Shook hands with Rev. A. Keizer for first time

1913 Jan 29 Jacob Brondyk died aged 44.

1913 Feb 6 Calvin orchestra plays at Sherman St. church for oratorical contest

1913 Feb 7 Grandpa Scheerhoorn moves to Kate.

1913 Feb 9 Dr. Locher died aged 61

1913 Feb 12 Saw Robin Hood

1913 Feb 17 Rev. J. H. Vos died aged 86

1913 Feb 19 Jan Snellink of Grandville Ave died aged 74

1913 Mar 4 Went to Holland Rev. Kuiper, to instruct orchestra

1913 Mar 6 Saw new nickels Buffalo and Indian head

1913 Mar 11 Calvin orchestra gives first concert at school; great success

1913 Mar 12 Gerrit Keizer leaves again for Ann Arbor; had been sick since Feb 27

1913 Mar 13 Drew, carpenter of Franklin and College, died

1913 Mar 24 Terrible flood in Ohio, esp Dayton, hundreds lives lost

1913 Mar 18 Jan Brink undergoes operation on throat for eyes

1913 Apr 1 Saw talking moving pictures

1913 Apr 4 Kate Wiers gets divorce of Wolter Wiers

1913 Apr 7 Started taking down organ in First Methodist church cor. Fountain and Division. Calvin College orchestra has picture taken

1913 Apr 10 C.J. Hedges moves in 722 Paris Ave. Freeman moves out

1913 Apr 14 Started building up organ in Grace Reformed church on Caulfield Ave.

1913 Apr 24 Calvin College goes to Muskegon to play in Women’s Club Hall under auspices of the Young People’s Alliance

1913 Apr 24 Kate Wiers , 31, marries John Daane, 39, at Muskegon

1913 May 9 Finished organ of Grace Reformed

1913 May 10 Harley Reed, 35, marries Lena Elve, 26

1913 May 19 Grading and paving Franklin street begun from Lafayette Ave to Eastern Ave.

1913 May 29 Organ at Grace Reformed Church dedicated by Miss Elizabeth Horner, Walter Hartley, and myself, I played Cujus Animam.

1913 May 30 First committee meeting held at Rev. Poppens residence. Rev. Hoefker, president, Rev. Kuiper sec. Rev. Poppen, Herman Jurgens and myself

1913 June 1 Anton gets chicken pox, is not sick at all.

1913 June 2 Trip to Grand Haven to repair 1st Chr. Ref. Rev. Bruinooge

1913 June 3 Fished at Fruitport, not a bite

1913 June 5 Harry and I at Reed’s Lake, one speckled, 2 black bass. My first catch at spoon hook

1913 June 6 Kate Goudzwaard fights her husband John Daane

1913 June 9 Harry gets job at Jeff Ave meat market Bauser’s $6.00

1913 June 9-12 Anton and I go to Muskegon 1st Reformed on Spring Street. Took out all pipes, cleaned and tuned. Rev. Luxen, pastor, Wm H. Banninga 45 Emerald St. Organist

1913 June 30 Bought gas range of Wyner Bros.

1913 July 4 Concordia played at Highland Park for Mission Society

1913 July 7 Went to Holland to conduct Rev. Kuiper’s orchestra

1913 July 7 Harry quit Bauser meat market and started at Baxter Laundry. Franklin Street paved with asphalt macadam

1913 July 11 Henry A. Kuiper, student, killed by shotgun discharge

1913 July 12 Will Pastoor strikes Kate van Poortvliet

1913 July 14 Frank Battjes makes 722 Paris Av front steps, rear steps, and paves coal bin and repairs cellar. $23.20. Bought field glasses of Hechner

1913 July 19 Celebrated silver wedding. Kei with us. Dorothy gets Elgin watch bought of Siegel. Edith paid $3, Harry $2, Dorothy $@, Anton $1. In afternoon had family picture taken at Fryett’s. Half a dozen for $7.00.

1913 July 21 Ma and I went to Chicago via Holland, Graham and Morton Line steamer Puritan, left here at 8 A.M. Left Macatawa 10 A.M.. With us were also the Misses Henrietta and Jeanette Ekster, Mrs. De Jong (Bertha Ekster) of Racine, Wis and Mabel and Nellie Mellema; also met Rev. Laansma on steamer. Met City of Grand Rapids in mid-lake at 1 P.M. Arrive at Chicago at 4:15 at corner River and Water streets near State. Saw bascale (?) bridge. Went to State Street 10 cent store, bought 2 tin cups. Took elevated to State and 63rd got off at White City hunting for rooming house or hotel. 10 cent ice cream soda. Engaged room for the night for $1 at 863 63rd street. Went 4 blocks north along Midway to Jackson Park, thence to 63rd street, thence to White City. There we met Len Stehouwer and Vander Melle, saw fancy weaving.

1913 Tuesday, July 22 Went to Sears and Roebuck 17th story view over city at 12 m. Left for Lincoln Park saw animals (Buffaloes), Plants, birds (Starling, thrush, stork) thence to Riverview Park. Saw man of 8 feet, girl of 7 ft. 3. Girl of 26 inches, woman 700 pounds. In other place man walking on glass, knives and saws, lean fellow armless wonder. Hypnotist told of my tuning fork. Don Phillipini’s great band. Had exciting ride in chutes sliding from great height into water. Battle of Gettysburg was a moving picture fake. Went northeast looking for hotel or room, found none, went way back south to 863 63rd again; a distance of about 17 miles.

1913 July 23 Wednesday in barber shop saw patent hat rack with key. Went to see Armour and Co.’s packing houses. Saw 5 big refrigerator engines, each a capacity of 600 tons of ice per day. Also saw their oldest engine. From there went to post office, got letters, bought trick box, Siegel and Cooper, went to Rush medical college, passed through Chinatown on the way to Chicago University thence to our rooming house, then downtown, saw show and back.

1913 July 24 Thursday to Jackson Park to see museum, but were too early, to Pullman, to Kensington, to Roseland, then north then to extreme west then east, then to extreme north, then to downtown went through tunnel to Siegel and Cooper had lunch there, saw museum of wax figures, bought necklace for Dorothy, clamp for Harry, handkerchiefs for Edith, whistle for Anton. Saw Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Boulvard, saw lighted up rolling automobile wheel, on Wabash Avenue. Saw horn about 6 feet tall, tuba style. Left on Virginia (Goodrich Line) at 8:30. Had Stateroom for $2.00. Arrived at Grand Haven at 4 A.M. Left there at 5 and got home at 7 A.M. of Friday July 25.

1913 July 25 Friday Dorothy graduated at Eastern Ave church from Baxter Street School with 14 others.

1913 July 28 Bought of Vredevoogt brothers one bed davenport 25.30 and one bookcase 24.15 and light mattress 3.25

1913 Aug 1 Concordia band plays at Holland Home I recall

1913 Aug 3 Edith’s attest is published at LaGrave Ave church

1913 Aug 7 SS picnic at North Park. Had picked up band again

1913 Aug 11 Grandpa Scheerhoorn leaves Van Poortvliet and comes to board with us. Got $41.02 along

1913 Aug 14 Mortgage of 243 discharged, saw first hydro-aeroplane at Reed’s Lake run by Jannes

1913 Aug 16 Very hot our thermometer 93 official 99

1913 Aug 19 Made cement steps at side of 243 Bartlett St, assisted by Rinck $1.00. cement 1.03, gravel 1.50. Bartlett street grading begun from Ellsworth to Ionia

1913 Aug 21 Concordia band played for Old Settlers picnic North Park.

Bert Boer died aged 47.

1913 Aug 28 Ma + I, Dorothy + Anton + Formsma’s to Jenison Park. Fished in morning, not a bite

1913 Sept 1 Labor Day Concordia Band (with new band caps) played Highland Park

1913 Sept 3 Dorothy entered Calvin College

1913 Sept 18 J.N.Thompson + Geo. E. Smith instantly killed by burglars by daylight at 6 P.M. in J.J.Thompson’s jewelry store at Canal Street cor. Huron and Townsend died two days later, all employees. Robbers got $2200 worth.

1913 Sept 18 Ma and I visit Tim Hofman and Diena in evening

1913 Sept 22 Grandpa leaves us goes to Stehouwer

1913 Sept 24 Chris Rikkers marries Adrianne Ekster 23-23

1913 Sept 24 Harry, Dorothy, and I see Rainey’s African Hunt pictures

1913 Sept 26 Grandpa taken to Cutlerville Chr. Insane Asylum

1913 Sept 29 Saw moving pictures of Les Miserables

1913 Sept 30 Attended meeting of Asylum board.

1913 Oct 1 Attended committee meeting in interest of hymn book to be used by English speaking congregations

1913 Oct 2 Grandpa leaves Cutlerville and stays with Fannie De Jong. Entertainment of preparatory students

1913 Oct 6 Went to Vriesland to tune organ on Ref. church. Henry Van Zoeren, Zeeland, Mich. RR4

1913 Oct 8 Buster, our dog died, aged almost 7 years

1913 Oct 10 Panama Canal opened by President Wilson in Washington exploding last dam by 1500 charges dynamite.

1913 Oct 24 Berend Formsma died aged 71

1913 Oct 30 First snow about 1/2 inch wet.

1913 Nov 25 Bought vacuum cleaner of Chas. Faber $8.50

1913 Dec 9 Calvin College orchestra second concert in school. Great success

1913 Dec 11 Ma and I to Pearline(?) to dedicate Hinner’s Organ. Rev. Schaap, pastor. Revs. Kool. Tieler (?). Oosterhof spoke. Dined at Tom Rozema. In the evening played in Pray for the Peace in Jerusalem on the organ for our singingschool concert. Eikenhout leader, Edith Accompanist. Pilgrim’s Chorus, Sweet Bye and Bye, Great and Marvelous, Nearer my God, Pass Me Not, Moses in Egypt, Cujus Animam, March Romaine.

1913 Dec 11 Roofing put on east side of 243 Bartlett St. Barn by Boersma and Van Assen at $4.20.

1913 Dec 18 Bought flashlight

1913 Dec 23 A little snow, the second batch, weather so far very mild.

1913 Dec 25 Grandpa goes to Poortvliet. Edith gets diamond. Pantlind New Hotel being erected. New theater at corner of Bond Ave and Lyon.

1914 Jan 6 Trip to New Holland to repair organ in church of Rev. Tijsse. Reformed. c/o R. Meengs R R 2, Holland, Mich.

1914 Jan 17 Aafke Kuiper died aged 82 (Mother of Jake, John, and Albert)

1914 Jan 23 Concert by Calvin College orchestra at Plainfield, sleigh (wagon) party. Supper at Van Dellen.

1914 Jan 29 Second concert by Calvin College at Muskegon. Great success. Harry T. Winsemius 18 years, just 6 feet.

1914 Jan 30 Gerrit Keizer goes to Galesburg

1914 Jan 31 Heavy snow, practically first of season, has been cold only one day.

1914 Feb 2 Gertrude Rosema died aged 2 years

1914 Feb 9 + 10 To Constantine, Mich. on Lake Shore to take down organ in Reformed Church to move to Ebenezer, Mich.

1914 Feb 10 Hedges move away from 720 Paris Ave.

1914 Feb 11 To Zutphen to measure ap (apse?) for platform

1914 Feb 12 Alpine Ave Chr. Ref. Church burned. Rev. Van Lonkhuizen. In evening oratorical contest in Bates and Henry church. Calvin orchestra.

1914 Feb 23 Taking down LaGrave Street organ.

1914 Feb 27 Geo Spoelstra and family go to Florida

1914 Mar 2 Started building organ at Zutphen. J.D. Platt rents 720 $18.00

1914 Mar 9 Started building organ at Ebenezer, Mich. Rev. J. Meeter, pastor.

1914 Mar 18 Sleighing just all gone. Was good since Jan 31.

1914 Mar 19 Grandpa comes to our house from Stehouwer

1914 Mar 24 Finished organ at Ebenezer.

 

1914 Mar 25 Went again to organ at Zutphen

1914 Mar 26 Jan Slootmaker dies aged 35

1914 Mar 30 Discharged as organist at First Chr. Ref. Church

1914 Apr 2 Ma and I to Alliance banquet in Press Hall. Calvin College orchestra plays

1914 Apr 7 Dedicated Ebenezer organ

1914 Apr 8 LaGrave St. new Austin organ dedicated by Walter C. Hartley of St. Marks.

1914 Apr 18 Grandpa went to Kalamazoo with Ma, I, and Mr. Chas Brown at 49c a day

1914 Apr 21 Edith plays at Muskegon with Calvin College Glee Club

1914 Apr 22 Bought mattress of Vredevoogt Bros. for Harry. $7.50

1914 Apr 23 Dedicated Zutphen organ put up by me from LaGrave Ave.

1914 Apr 24 Edith to Holland to play for Calvin College Glee Club.

1914 Apr 28 Edith to Grand Haven play for Calvin College Glee Club.

Mrs. Kooistra no. 3 or Mrs. Vonk died

1914 May 12 I went to Kalamazoo to visit Grandpa

1914 May 21 Harm Scheerhoorn died aged 87 years at State Hospital at Kalamazoo, at 3 A.M. in forenoon. Kate and Jim and Ma went there.

1914 May 23 Funeral of Harm Scheerhoorn

1914 May 27 Watse Spoelstra died aged 78 years. Franklin car line extended from Lafayette to Division.

1914 June 4 Seif died aged 70

1914 June 15, 16 +18 Tuned Muskegon III and repaired Gr. to ped coupler

1914 June 18 Henrietta Scheerhoorn marries Ben Wynveen.

Sharrow gets house painted gray and red trimminigs. Kelley puts on his house Reynolds Ready Roofing.

1914 June 23 Bought extension ladder of Cramer and Oom. 2 times 16= 32 ft.= $4.80

1914 June 23 Started to paint my house 722 Paris Ave. Only one thick coat used. 100 pounds St. Louis Red Seal white lead $7.25

5 gals boiled oil 2.90

1 lb. drop black usd 2 tablespoons of it in the mixture 25

4 pound yellow ochre in oil 60

putty 20

1 lb. burnt umber 25

1/4 terpentine for washing 20

1/8 japan some of it in the drop black 15

$11.80

was just enough for house. For porches needed another

12 1/2 white lead $1.00

Total $12.80

Anton helped 20

Total $13.00

I worked 95 hours

Ma 6 hours

Harry 5 hours

Anton 4 hours

Total 110 hours Finished July 13

1914 July 1 Harvey Carr resigns as Supt. of Police. Ab. Carroll succeeds

1914 July 4 Concordia Band and Anton played at Highland Park for Mission Society. Ralph Johnson becomes professor at Calvin.

1914 July 10 Saw Jake Kruger 1053 Grandville Ave, blind man, read. Also read music and played piano. Madison Ave. car line put in from Hall St. south to Burton St.

1914 July 15 Trip to Lucas, Mich (Ann Arbor line 6 miles east of Cadillac, which is 98 miles north of Grand Rapids), to dedicate Möller organ. Rev. P.D. Van Vliet. Train left 7:15 A.M. arrive Cadillac 11:15. $1.96. Ann Arbor train leaves at 2:55 at Lucas 3:15 P.M. $.13

1914 July 27 Started to paint 243 Bartlett 2 coats

used 100 lbs Red Seal St. Louis white lead $7.25

7 gallons boiled oil $4.50

1 lb. burnt umber 25

2 lbs ochre 30

1 can black 20

putty 15

express 50 express 50

later 12 1/2 lbs. white lead 1.50

some more ochre and burnt umber 40

sandpaper 5

started 2nd coat Aug 31, finished Sept 23. I worked 129 hours.

Panama Canal opened. Chippy Robinson pal of Vopper Lawrence kills police captain while resisting arrest in Boston, whereupon Vopper Lawrence, in our jail confesses to complicity in Thompson murder of Sept 18, 1913.

1914 July 28 Austria declares war on Servia for the killing of Archduke Ferdinand, heir to Austrian throne.

Russia tells Austria hands off

Germany tells Russia hands off

France as ally of Russia declares war on Germany

Germany goes through Belgium to go to France, and violates Belgium’s neutrality

England against Germany to protect Belgium

Afterward Balkan states and Turkey join in

Germany, Austria, and Turkey on on side, also France, Russia, England, Servia, Japan on the other side.

Holland preserves neutrality and is overrun by non-combatant Belgians and Germans.

1914 Aug 6 Concordia band goes on picnic to Jenison Park and Macatawa Park, launch ride to Saugatuck

1914 Aug 13 Concordia band played for Holland Home.

1914 Aug 19 T. Dykstra died aged 73

1914 Aug 20 Went fishing in Reed’s Lake, saw elephants in bathing

1914 Aug 24 Empress theater, Bond Ave + Lyon Street first used

1914 Aug Removed wart on my neck with iodine

1914 Sept 6 Labor Day Concordia plays for Highland Park.

1914 Sept 2 Fair started on Wednesday and held over Sunday + Labor Day. Never did before.

1914 Oct 2 Platt moves out of 720 Paris Ave. Fleischmann Company move their office to Ottawa St. after having been on Crescent Ave for years.

1914 Oct 9 Antwerp bombarded and taken by Germans

1914 Oct 14 M.C.Lewis rents 720 Paris for $17.00. Kalamazoo interurban run over for first time.

1914 Oct 27 E.B. (Ed Bouwsma) sees D.W. (Dorothy Winsemius)

1914 Nov 10 Ordered 1000 writing books of Southerd Novelty Company. Mersman died aged 75.

Bought two tuning forks of Am. Felt Co. 2x 60= $1.20

1914 Nov 16 first snow, one inch big snow

1914 Nov 18 Wm. Verburg died aged 72.

Lots more snow

1914 Nov 19 Concordia band gave concert at Women’s Club rooms, Cass Ave. About 200 present.

1914 Nov 25 Mrs. Jantje De Vries (my former landlady) died aged 78

1914 Dec Nick Spoelstra died aged 88. Old man Hadie Werkema died aged 88

1914 Dec 18 Electricity turned on (completed, wiring since Nov. 27). Wiring by C.M. Lewis $71.05. Fixtures of G.R. Electric Co. $59.97. Extra globes and shade holders $0.90.

1914 Dec 31 Edith gets raise at Fleischmann $10.00.

1915 Jan 1 Kalamazoo interurban used

1915 Jan 21 Calvin College orchestra gives third annual concert at school. Grand March-Iron Cross, violin duet, Muyskens and Jellema, Gavotte Moderne, Miss Schoenbeek, Fanchon, Deutches Lied, violin quartet Muyskens Jellema Heetderks+ C. Schoolland, Eagle’s Nest, Miss Schoonbeek, O Belle Nuit, Humoreske, Muyskens solo Egyptian Midnight Parade. Started 8 sharp to 9:20. Success fine.

1915 Jan 23 Clara Bergsma-Faber died aged 17

1915 Jan 25 J.L.Benjamin died aged 49, born Nov 25, 1865

1915 Jan 29 Concordia Band takes sleigh ride to Ada, 12 below zero.

Harry T. Winsemius 19 years, 6 ft. 1/2 inch.

1915 Feb 4 Calvin College Orchestra play at LaGrave church oratorical contest. Franklin and Grandville School dedicated.

1915 Feb 5 Mrs. Siegers aged 47

1915 Feb 5 Calvin College Orchestra has 2nd sleigh ride to Plainfield.

1915 Feb 6 Dorothy to Muskegon to visit E.B.’s folks to Feb 8.

1915 Feb 7 Mrs. Prof. Rooks ( Kate Corbijn) died aged 44

1915 Feb 10 Funeral of Mrs. Rooks at Bates Church, I played Psalm 84 by request.

1915 Feb 11 Calvin College Orchestra gives 3rd annual Concert at Muskegon Hall. Every seat taken. Took in $105. Expenses $60.

1915 Feb 15 C.M. Lewis leaves 720 Paris Ave. M. Pierce moves in $18.00

1915 Mar 3 Calvin College Orchestra gives concert at Holland, good success, at Women’s Literary Club rooms. Attendance 300.

Ma and I visit Eie and family.

1915 Mar 10 Tie Hoekstra died aged 77

1915 Mar 21 Rev. Henry Beets preached farewell sermon at La Grave.

1915 Mar 24 Concordia band plays concert at Grange Hall, Hudsonville. Fairly good, attendance about 200.

1915 Mar 31 Calvin College Orchestra gives concert at Kalamazoo, Congregational Church, cor. Park and Academy Streets. Played good but attendance only about 300

Layed hardwood floor upstairs 722 Paris Avenue. Lumber= $21.80, varnish 1.60, shellac $1.00, scraper, sandpaper, etc. Total $25.80.

1915 Apr 1 Dorothy to Muskegon with Calvin College Glee Club, banquet and stays with E.B.’s folks till Apr 5. Jitney busses started operations.

1915 April 6 Dick Vanderleest died aged 47.

1915 April 12 Bought 9 x 12 rug for front room of Herpolsheimer $45.00. M.J. Whittal Royal Worcester Wilton Rug. Design 122347, pattern 261, color 110.

1915 April 14 Dorothy gets camera of Bo.

1915 April 24 Hot, 83 degrees in house

1915 April 27 J. Klanderman rents 720 Paris Ave. $18.00

1915 April 27 Calvin College Chorus, Rev. Trap, and Calvin College Orchestra, by me, give joint concert at St. Cecilia. Full house.

1915 May 7 Lusitania (an English liner from New York to Liverpool) sank by German torpedo in Irish Sea. 1050 lives lost of which about 200 Americans.

1915 May 7 Concordia holds banquet at Garfield Hall of retiring of Mr. De Geest as president. Is given a rocking chair. Rowson gets house painted

1915 May 18 Enough snow fell during the night, scrape up a handful.

1915 May 20 Calvin College Orchestra have picnic at Baily Park rifle range. Ma and I also attend

1915 May 23 Italy goes to war against Austria and Germany

1915 May 28 Jennie Zaagman died aged 25.

1915 June 7 Harke Spoelstra aged 47, constable of 12th ward gets killed by automobile while riding bicycle.

1915 June 8 Harry graduates from 4-year prep of Calvin College. Gets watch

1915 June 10 First squeaks

1915 June 23 Ewald De Groot died, aged 82

1915 June 24 Dorothy goes to Muskegon after wedding til July 3. Holland and Kalamazoo interurban cars both use new Interurban depot on Huron Street.

1915 June 30 Trip to New Era to dedicate organ at church of Rev. Heeres.

Rev. Westenberg and Rev. Wyngaarden spoke. One manual Hinner organ $1050 with fam blower. Also was to Shelby, saw Joe Kemink.

 

1915 July 1 Fished at Bear Lake and Lake Michigan.

1915 July 4 Rev. Stuart installed at LaGrave Ave. Church

1915 July 5 Independence Day- Dorothy and Bo, Edith and Kei, spend day at Grand Haven, thence to Fruitport, Muskegon, and Lake Michigan. Ma and I and Anton to North Park, Mill Creek, and Reed’s Lake. At night again to Reed’s Lake and saw fireworks.

1915 July 7 Twenty killed at Cincinnati by tornado. $1,000,000 damage. Houses painted in our neighborhood: Rowson’s, Kelley’s, Washer, Davidson, Fox, Fisher.

Pantlind Hotel, City Bank at Monroe and Pearl, Masonic Temple on Fulton, Big Hospital near Reed’s Lake, Peninsular Club at Fountain, New Grand Rapids Savings Bank at Monroe and Ionia, 1st Methodist Church, Y.M.C.A.

1915 July 9 Michigan Private Exchange Building at Grandville Ave. near ours dedicated.

1915 July 12 Mrs. Houseman aged 57, wife of janitor M. Houseman, run over by taxicab corner of Monroe and Market, died 2 hours later.

1915 July 24 Excursion steamer Eastland tips over in Chicago River. 812 drowned of Western Electric picnickers

1915 July 28 Tuned 3rd Chr. Ref. Church Allen Street Muskegon.

 

1915 Peter Tonnema marries

1915 Aug 4+5 Repaired First Baptist, Clay and Second, Muskegon. Made quick shut-off. Went again to tune it on the 17th. Wm. T. Davis 1317 5th St. Muskegon Heights. J.P. Topping Land Co. 95 W. Western Ave. Mrs. Valentine, Clay and 4th.

1915 Aug 9 Dorothy goes with E. Bouwsma to Muskegon to visit till 24.

1915 Aug 25 Gerrit Keizer goes again to Montana

1915 Aug 29 H.J.W. Campman died aged 68

1915 Sept 2 Edith dedicated organ of 1st Chr. Ref. of Grand Haven, Rev. Bruinooge. Organ moved and reconstructed.

1915 Sept 1 P.C. Jameson, 34, W.P.Weston, 37, A.G.Hunter, 35, editors of Press, and Smith, 24, street car office man, drowned in Reed’s Lake by capsizing of Delamarter’s gasoline speed launch (Edna II)

1915 Sept 8 Nicholas Fokkens 29 marries Alida Spoelstra 27

1915 Sept 9 A. Ruerink, 51, marries Cornelia (Kate) Van Strien, 44

 

1915 Sept 27 Anton buys press route. 14 customers for $1.50. New Immanuel church built

1915 Oct 12 Tuned Spring Street organ of Muskegon

1915 Oct 19 Ma gets plush coat at Friedman’s

1915 Nov 17 Leschitizky died

1915 Nov 19 Masonic temple at Fulton and Barclay

1915 Nov 19 Shingled 234 Bartlett. Total $49.56

1915 Nov 25 Thanksgiving- Ed Bouwsma, Dorothy, Harry and I see football game.

1915 Nov 27 Gerard Hertel, aged 29, killed by falling planks on site of Grand Rapids Savings Bank

1915 Dec 1? Jennie De Weert , aged 21, marries Martin De Ryke, 22.

1915 Dec 4 E.J. Brusse died.

Now 3135 Chr. Ref. families in Grand Rapids total 15,145 souls. Eastern Avenue Church has 415 families or 2125 souls. Grandville Ave. Rev. R. Haan has 230 families, 1630 souls. Central Ave of Holland has 362 families, 1598 souls.

1916 Jan 9 H. Battjes, aged 65, father of Henry Battjes died. Baxter Street

1916 Jan 14 Calvin College orchestra gives 4th annual concert at Muskegon. Ma and I visit Bouwsma in afternoon

1916 Jan 29 Harry aged 20, 6 feet 1 inch

1916 Jan 19 Mrs. Anna Drukker died aged 94

1916 Feb 3 Calvin College orchestra concert at Holland

1916 Feb 5 Klanderman leaves 720 Paris Ave. Put hardwood floors in 720 Paris Ave. Lumber 900 feet at $68 = $65 total expense $78.45. Put heating stacks in kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, Oom $16.50. Paperhung hall, front, sitting, and dining room, J. Landstra $19.98.

1916 Feb 26 Theo Hoogeboom died aged 79.

1916 Mar 6 G. Keizer goes to Kalamazoo to teach.

1916 Mar 5 Happe leaves 1439 Grandville Ave.

1916 Mar 8 Mrs. Hartman of Franklin Street died

1916 Mar 13 Luiks rents 1439 Grandville Ave, raised to $8.00.

1916 Mar 11 Fire at Dr. Droste’s opposite us

1916 Mar 15 Fortieth anniversary of Calvin College, orchestra played. First sod turned on new campus for new building.

1916 Mar 22 Arthur Warren Waite aged 28 arrested in New York for the murder of John E. Peck aged 73, on Mar 12, and Mrs. Peck on Jan 30.

1916 Mar 20 Ma gets a No. 9 aluminum teakettle, $3.60, Foster and Stern.

1916 Mar 22 J.P. Weidner rent 720 Paris Ave. at $20.00.

1916 Mar 30 Calvin College orchestra gives concert at St. Cecilia building, great success, house jam full.

1916 Apr 8 Jan Wilmers, aged 80, instantly killed by train at Oakland Ave. crossing

1916 Apr 19 Had nearly fatal accident by getting head squeezed and nearly crushed in rocking lever of organ of 7th Reformed Church, W. Leonard.

1916 Apr 20 Calvin College concert at Eastern Ave. Church for benefit of building fund of new C.C. school. Almost $50,000 raised during last 10 days.

1916 Apr 22 bought 25 foot 3/4 inch garden hose $3.60

1916 May 4 Spring Festival at Coliseum given by Calvin College Singing School under Rev. Trap 150 voices, Calvin College Glee Club under Spalink, and Calvin College Orchestra conducted by me. 3,000 people.

1916 May 7 Edward Ronda aged almost 17 died following operation for appendicitis.

1916 May 10 + 11 Tuned organ at Fremont Reformed Church, Rev. Dykstra, pastor. The organ as had been tuned by me and Harry in 1907, Apr. 8, in the First Reformed at Holland.

1916 May 15 Wm. Hoekstra fires two shots at Rev. Groen and is judged insane and sent to Kalamazoo.

1916 June 6 Harry goes to work at Continental Motor Works of Muskegon at 25c per hour, 5 nights per week

1916 June 14 Ma and I have automobile trip with Joe Formsma and Jan Brink to Lowell (Fred De Weert). We boys fished- not a bite.

1916 June 17 Anton buys 33 customers for Press of Jas. A. Tunk at 15c. Has now about 54 customers.

1916 June 21 Mexicans kill several U.S. soldiers.

1916 June 23 Our soldiers of the 32nd regiment leave for Camp Grayling n.e. of Cadillac-later go to Mexican border.

1916 July 4 Ma and I and Anton take trip to Grandville, saw vaudeville performance- in evening fireworks- very hot.

Keeps growing hotter.

1916 July 26 91 degrees in house, official 96

 

1916 July 27 93 degrees in house, official 100

1916 July 28 93 degrees in house, official 100, Veldman died of heat

1916 July 29 96 degrees in house, official 103+. Mrs. Van der Meer of Eastern Ave. died of heat.

1916 July 30 96 degrees in house, not humid

1916 Aug 5 + 6 91 degrees in house, very humid. Union Ave. paved from Franklin to Pleasant.

1916 July 29- Aug 3 Dorothy to Muskegon for death of Mrs. Hartsema.

1916 Aug 2+3 I tuned Muskegon Baptist and Dorothy along back.

1916 Aug 6 Mrs. Berend Formsma died aged 75.

1916 Aug 9 Dorothy to Muskegon to attend Chattauqua.

1916 Aug 19 All of us and Ed and Kei resorted at Mona Lake one week till Aug. 26.

1916 Aug 24 Formsmas and Brinks visit us at cottage I caught billfish of 29 1/2 inches. At float bridge Harry and I caught 33 bluegills. At float bridge Ma, Anton, and I caught 19 bluegills.

1916 Aug 24 Harry and Kei quit working at Continental

1916 Aug 29 New Charter adopted by voting.

1916 Aug 31 Tuned Allen Street Muskegon- Fished at Mona Float bridge. Rain. 20 bluegills.

1916 Sept Double house at 725 Paris roofed with elaborate roofing

1916 Sept 3 Ed asked

1916 Sept 4 Labor Day. Concordia played at Highland Park

1916 Sept 9 Edith’s board raised to $4.50. Harry’s board raised to $2.50

1916 Sept 12 I quit Concordia band which soon goes to sleep

1916 Sept 23 Saturday Harry works at Giant Clothing and every Saturday

1916 Sept 23 Gerrit Keizer and Edith notify us about their marriage next Christmas.

1916 Oct 14 Dorothy aged just 17 1/2 gets diamond ring of Ed Bouwsma

1916 Oct 24 Ed Bouwsma has collision with teamster in Muskegon.

1916 Nov 1 Coal up $1= 10.15+50 for carrying = $10.65.

1916 Nov 6 Saw Billy Sunday at Coliseum

1916 Nov 7 Michigan voted dry by large majority to take effect May 1, 1918

1916 Nov 13 First snow 1/2 inch.

1916 Nov 18 War prices. potatoes 55c. a peck, lard 22 cts. lb., flour $1.45 for 25 lb., sugar 9 cts. lb., milk 9c. quart, white beans 14c. lb., green peas 11c. lb., butter 50c. lb., eggs 50c doz.

1916 Nov 22 J. Kuiper and wife visit us.

1916 Nov 25 Edith quit Fleischmann.

1916 Nov 26 Edith quit organist LaGrave.

1916 Nov 27 Edith had shower at LaGrave.

1916 Nov 28 Edith had aluminum shower of Van Velzel (?)

1916 Dec 5 Edith had aluminum shower at Kraai.

1916 Dec 6 Edith had apron shower by Dorothy at our house.

1916 Dec 8 Herman Battjes, aged 18, clerk of Glenn’s pharmacy, Sherman and Eastern, and Ed Roersma, 18, his friend, held up at point of revolver. Cash register robbed of $6.50, cigarettes and wine taken, then he was ordered to open the safe and mixed the combination, so it could not be opened- safe contained $300.

1916 Dec 11 Edith goes to Detroit to visit Elizabeth Battjes.

1916 Dec 12 Germany makes peace offer.

1916 Dec 13 New Armory at corner Michigan Ave. and Ionia completed.

1916 Dec 15 Choir gives shower for Edith at Jas Benjamin 4 doz cut glass.

1916 Dec 25 Edith Winsemius, 24, marries G. Keizer, 24, goes to live at 5 W. Hopper St. Muskegon. We give E. a Manville piano $370. $250 of Rev. Keizer. Electric flat iron of Harry. $1.50 for roaster of Anton. Kitchen table of Ed and Dorothy. Cut glass set of Prof. Jansen.

1917 Jan 1 Ma and I, Harry, Dorothy, and Anton visit Mrs. G. Keizer at Muskegon.

1917 Jan 2 Bought piano of Manville given to G. and Mrs. Keizer.

1917 Jan 8 Wheat $2.00, corn $1.00, lard 22c., potatoes 90C. peck.

1917 Jan 10 Second molar filled by Dr. Boersma. This was the left side below.

1917 Jan 12 Made muffler in my piano.

1917 Feb 1 Calvin College orchestra gives concert in High School Auditorium under auspices of Corps Credimus.

1917 Feb 3 First English service held in evening in our 1st church. Calvin College orchestra sleighride to Plainfield, arrived there at 9 P.M.

1917 Mar 2 Bought electric flat iron of Boston store for $1.98. Lily white $1.50 for 25 lbs. potatos 90c a peck. Eggs down to 30c. the lowest.

1917 Mar 15 Czar of Russia abdicates. Russia republic.

1917 Apr 3 Dorothy gets appointed to Creston School at 30 a month.

1917 Apr 4 Catherine Brondyke aged 18 died.

1917 Apr 4+5 Tuned Muskegon Spring Street and Second Reformed, R. F. Cooper

1917 Apr 5 May wheat $2.60, Lily White 1.50 25 lb., pork $26 a hundred.

1917 Apr 6 Good Friday at 1:30 P.M. war declared against Germany.

1917 Apr 8 Bob Jones starts 6 week revival on city market.

1917 Apr 10 Lily White Flour $1.65 25 lbs.

1917 Apr 11+12 Tuned Constantine Messiah Lutheran 17-5=12. Mrs. R.C. ?

1917 Apr 14 Snow on Dorothy’s 18th birthday. Grass all white, sidewalk wet.

1917 Apr 15 Ma and I and all of us hear Bob Jones. Lily White $1.90 25 lbs., eggs 38c., lowest has been 30c. doz., May Wheat $3.00, onions $6.00 bushel

1917 Apr 30 Old council holds its last meeting. Henceforth one mayor and six commissioners. Grant Street west of Grandville Ave. opened.

1917 May 4 Bought Ernest Gabler piano for Mr. Bouwsma Muskegon $67. Was appointed guardian over J. Formsma’s children; Bertand and Cornelia. Mr. Formsma was appointed surety for me.

1917 May 3 Harry enlisted in Michigan National Guards 32nd reg. band. Rejected on physical examination. Beans 25c. lb., lard 27, Lily White 2.15, split and gren peas 18c.

1917 May 7 Calvin shuts down. Harry to Muskegon, works at Continental.

1917 May 13 Cavalry volunteers leave. No demonstration.

1917 May 18 Jake Kuiper, blacksmith, aged 62, dead. Lily White dropped from $2.30 to $1.95 the 25 lbs on account of Pres. Wilson stops wheat gambling.

1917 May 19 6:30 P.M. Ulbe Tonnema, aged 70, died at De Vore’s hospital.

1917 May 21 Dorothy starts work at Hessey’s drug store, Franklin and Madison $5.00

1917 May 22 Dorothy graduates, slight snow, Tonnema’s funeral. Baptist Church (Fountain) burns, $$250,000.

1917 May 30 We all to Muskegon. Stayed 3 days.

1917 June 5 Registration all over U.S. of all men between 21 and 30.

1917 June 13+14 First trip to East Saugatuck, Rev. L.J. Lamberts to repair organ. Found one gallon water in wind duct.

1917 June 16 55 degrees in house in morning. Gerrit Keizer gets call to Creston School; are to Chicago.

1917 June 20+21 Second trip to East Saugatuck organ and completed it.

1917 July 6 English services in our church discontinued.

1917 July 7 Dorothy gets raised to $6.00 at Hessey.

1917 July 10 Joe, Nick, Bertrand And I to Reed’s Lake. 1 lb. black bass. Lily White down to $1.75. Everything else stays up.

1917 July 20 Drafting lottery at Washington. 10,500 numbers drawn representing almost 10,000,000 numbers, each number representing that number in each of the 4000+ districts.

1917 July 15 First Chr. Ref. Church goes back to all Holland services. Budget system adopted.

1917 July 30 Physical examination started of drafted men. Was bumped by an automobile at cor. Wealthy and Division. Was laid up two weeks with sprained knee and ankle.

1917 Aug 9 Ma and I and Anton with Rozema family’s automobile to Spring Lake to visit the Formsma and Brink families in cottage.

1917 Aug 14 Our four companies of National Guards 825 men leave for Grayling camp.

1917 Aug 22 Ed, Do, Ma, and Anton fished at Reed’s Lake. 14 little perch.

1917 Aug 15 Went to East Saugatuck 2nd time for Rev. Lambert’s organ.

1917 Aug 16+17 To Muskegon to tune Baptist and look at 2nd Ref. and Spring St.

1917 Aug 26 Played for evening services at Grace Reformed Church, Caulfield Ave.

1917 Aug 28 Tuned organ at Overisel Ref. Church (vacant)

1917 Aug 29 Tuned organ at Overisel Chr. Ref. Church, Rev. A. Keizer

1917 Aug 30 Tuned Allen St. Chr. Ref. Muskegon.

1917 Aug 3 1 Bought and installed transformer $1.75.

1917 Aug 31 Ma and I, Mr. and Mrs. Keizer, Dorothy, and Anton see Barnum’s.

1917 Sept 4 New Calvin College dedicated.

Agnes Bouwsma comes to board.

1917 Sept 10 Madison + Franklin light tower taken down.

1917 Sept 11 Dorothy Firtch aged 7 broke arm in fall caused by Anton.

1917 Sept 14 Dorothy Firtch’s arm set by Dr. W.D. Lyman; we visited them.

1917 Sept 26 Harry goes to Ann Arbor to attend University

1917 Sept 30 Dorothy gets raised to $32.

1917 Oct 8 Ralph Stob and Oets Bouwsma begin day board with us.

1917 Oct 23 First snow and stayed till spring.

1917 Oct 27 America fires her first gun in France.

1917 Oct 29 Paid Dr. Lyman for Dorothy Firtch’s arm $17.50.

1917 Oct 30 Was appointed director of Moline Chr. Ref. Band. 15 pieces. Geo. Hoogsteen, baritone. Wired houses for transformer, light at desk and light in clothes closet.

1917 Oct 31 Luther Quadrannual.

1917 Nov 1 New postal rates 3 cents for letter, 2 cents for postal cards, 2 cents for letters in city.

1917 Nov 13 Bought aluminum pan double potato boiler of Oom $2.50.

1917 Nov 16 Weidner moves out of 720 Paris.

1917 Nov 26 Started to build partition in 720 dining room, making it bedroom. $32.00.

1917 Nov 30 C.N. Mevold rents 720 Paris.

1917 Dec 6 Halifax, Nova Scotia, blown up by collision of ammunition ship, 2000 killed.

1917 Dec 7 Jerusalem taken by the English from the Turks.

1917 Dec 10 Armistice between Russia and Germany.

1917 Dec 14 United States declares war on Austria. Lily White down to $1.45 for 25 lbs. Everybody knitting. Cod liver oil $1.50 pint. Lard 35c. lb. Price on sugar set by government 8 1/2 cents per pound, only 2 lb. per customer. Price on coal set by government about $10.00 ton. Coal famine only 1/2 ton to customer. 100 waiting in line city hall. Sugar only 1 lb. to customer- some grocers none at all. Kate Roersma small pox.

1917 Dec 14 9 degrees below zero.

1917 Dec 24 Sjoerd v.d. Meulen, the jeweler, died aged 84

1917 Dec 31 Jim van Poortvliet operated on for cancer.

Frank R. Joslin electrical engineer in Cuban sugar mill whose family I taught, killed in accident.

1918 Jan 6 Awful blizzard, wind and snow, 10 degrees above.

1918 Jan 10 Russia and Bulgaria sign peace.

1918 Jan 12 Awful blizzard all day Saturday- 14 degrees below zero, lots of snow added to an already large pile. Stayed in all day.

1918 Jan 13 Held church services in basement of church -little coal. Coal and sugar famine, sugar only one pound to customer 9 cts. No coal at all. Most grocers have no sugar at all.

1918 Jan 17 Edith and G. come to our house because their coal gave out- we have about 1/2 ton left. Daily waiting line at City Hall 200 or 300. Only few of them can get 1/2 ton or down to 100 pounds. Electric light will be shut off if we don’t cut down half. Stores will keep open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Barber shops from 10 to 7. Saloons from 11 to 8. All factories using coal ordered shut down till after next Monday and after that will not operate on any Monday until further notice. All grammar schools closed, next all parochial schools closed, then our Christian schools closed. High schools and colleges allowed to run. All their coal is confiscated. Cots placed in city hall for coalless people to sleep on. Banks will loan those thrown out of employment $10 to $20 to be paid back in 4 months, interest 20 or 40 cts. in advance.

1918 Jan 18 Still more snow

1918 Jan 21 High schools and Calvin closed up. 35 tons of coal of Calvin confiscated. University still running. War sugar almost black- tastes like molasses. 10c. lb.

1918 Jan 28 Cannot buy wheat flour unless an equal quantity of other cereals is also bought. Rye flour or Graham or cornmeal 7 1/2 cts. lb.

1918 Jan 20 Bought extra large comfortable of Herpolsheimer 85x68 $4.50

1918 Jan 20 John R. Dykstra died at Holland Home aged 44.

1918 Feb 12 Harry Winsemius sworn into Engineer’s reserve corps in Detroit. Is placed in classification 5D.

1918 Feb 23 Closing hours changed again to normal.

1918 Mar 26 Edward Joseph Bouwsma of Muskegon, aged 25, marries Dorothy Esther Winsemius, aged 18, of Grand Rapids. Wedding performed by Rev. Fles at home of the groom. After the supper they went to the groom’s farm to spend their honeymoon. Present at the wedding were only all the immediate brothers and sisters and fathers and mothers and her chum, Miss Flora De Graaf.

1918 Mar 29 Edward Bouwsma was sworn in in Muskegon.

1918 Mar 30 Edward Bouwsma went to Camp Custer.

1918 Mar 31 All clocks in U.S. moved one hour ahead to save daylight.

1918 Apr Germans bombard Paris with a gun which carries 75 miles.

1918 Apr 19 Bought $50 Liberty Bond of Kent State Bank.

1918 Apr 24 Changed my mind in regard to war by looking up files of Press.

1918 May Quit music

1918 May 1 Michigan closes all saloons according to November election of 1916.

1918 May 6 Went to Muskegon to work for Mr. Bouwsma at Garage for two weeks at $12, then till July 3 at $15 + expenses.

1918 May 25 My sister, Maria Broerse Tonnema, died aged 71 years.

1918 May 28 Marie buried, Rev. Eldersveld in charge.

1918 May 30 Ma, Angeline, and Anton visit me in Muskegon, on way home had collision at Walker, Ma hurt on throat, Angeline on chin, Anton on nose.

1918 June 2 Started English services in our church- two Sundays each month.

1918 June 4 Edith saw drowning accident at Reed’s Lake: Sala De Wolf aged 19, an actor with De Wolf sisters drowned canoeing.

 

1918 June 5 Rented 279 Apple Street from June 12 till July 12.

1918 June 10 Became bookkeeper at Apple Street garage.

1918 June 22 Piano taken to Manville to be refinished.

1918 June 23 killing frost- everything froze.

1918 June 29 Anton graduates from Baxter Street school- services at Eastern Ave.

1918 July 3 Quit working at garage.

1918 July 4 Ma visits me in Muskegon.

1918 July 5 Started to work as collector for People’s Clothing Store Muskegon. Mr. Greenberg manager at $16.00.

1918 July 11 Rev. Ekster died aged 62.

1918 July 20 Dorothy goes to Battle Creek till Sept. 1.

1918 July 24 Quit working for People’s Clothing

1918 July 26 Anton catches three pound sheephead in Muskegon Lake.

1918 July 27 Go back to Grand Rapids.

1918 July 29 Anton buys my bicycle.

1918 Aug 7 Started to work for Hazeltine and Perkins. $15.00. Very hot, 95 degrees in house; 102 official.

1918 Sept 2 Labor Day. Ma, Anton, and I with Rosema’s auto to Spring Lake. Visited John Brink and Joe Formsma’s families in cottage.

1918 Sept 14 Edith goes to Chicago to live.

1918 Sept 21 Got raised to $16.00 at Hazeltine and Perkins.

Bulgaria surrenders unconditionally.

1918 Oct Oets Bouwsma and Buck Rothschaeffer go to Ann Arbor enlist S.A.T.C.Grandville Ave. from Hall Street south to the bridge paved with brick for our house $193.45 for sewer 110 to be paid on five year plan.

1918 Oct 20 Gasoline-less Sundays discontinued. Epidemic of Spanish Influenza all around U.S. also coming in Michigan, little of it so far in Grand Rapids. All churches, theaters, clubs, etc. closed. Not more than 10 persons can assemble.

1918 Oct 19 Anton starts to work at Hazeltine and Perkins for Friday afternoon and Saturday all day. $2.50 for 1 1/2 days or 11 hours.

1918 Oct 18 Changed from receiving clerk to order clerk.

1918 Oct 28 Ed Bouwsma went from Camp Custer to Camp Taylor near Louisville, Ky.= address Cmd. Ed J. Bouwsma 5th observation battery, F.A.C.O.T.S.

 

1918 Oct 26 Clocks moved back to regular standard time.

1918 Oct 30 Austria makes peace and Turkey also.

1918 Nov 5 Women’s suffrage gained in Michigan.

1918 Nov 6 Peace conference started between Germany and Allies in France.

1918 Nov 7 Unfounded rumors that peace had been signed set the whole country into uproarious celebration. Stores and shops closed. Impromptu parades made, at evening big parade. Next day word came that peace had not been signed yet.

1918 Nov 11 Armistice actually signed, another great celebration, which was to have been followed by a big parade on Nov. 16, but failed because of rain.

1918 Nov. 13 Harry was transferred to army life.

1918 Nov. 17 Old Mrs. Bruggink killed by streetcar, Division Street, aged 75.

1918 Nov. 30 First snow, two inches.

1918 Dec 1 Ed Bouwsma came back from Camp Taylor.

1918 Dec. 5 Street car fares raised to 6 cents.

1918 Dec 7 Edith is taken to Fort Dearborn Hospital in Chicago.

1918 Dec 12 Brechtje Scheerhoorn-Van Assen-Boertje-Dedert died aged 67.

1918 Dec 13 Schools closed for Influenza, which broke out again.

1918 Dec 14 Brechtje buried. Put in storm windows $22.31.

1918 Dec 21 Harry discharged from army. Schools closed for flu three weeks.

1919 Mild weather. 10 degrees above is coldest.

1919 Mar 1 Edith works at Fleischmann in Chicago. Eggs 41c. cheapest.

1919 Mar 19 Geo. Ruby rents 720 Paris.

1919 Mar 24 Clocks moved back one hour.

1919 Apr 5 Raised salary $17.00

1919 Apr 7 Harry home.

1919 Apr 14 Dorothy quit teaching.

1919 Apr 27 Rev. Tanis installed in our church.

1919 May 19 Dorothy goes to Muskegon to live on farm. Eggs 50c. Made wood awnings in front and rear. 11.19+3.25= $14.44.

1919 June 17 Very hot all through June. Weighed #122.

1919 June 21+22 All of us to Muskegon to E + D.

1919 Jun 28 Peace signed, not yet ratified.

1919 July 1 Whole U.S. dry as war measure.

1919 July 11 Tooth pulled.

1919 Aug 14 with Rozema to Spring Lake to Brink and Formsma.

1919 Aug 29 With Formsma to Spring Lake to Rozema.

1919 Sept 1 Labor Day with Geert Rozema to Tom Rozema.

1919 Sept 19 Gerrit Streelman killed in fight with four Syrian bank robbers in Grandville Ave. bank. Manager Leestma was forced to lie face down on floor. Three of the bandits captured within 48 hours and given life sentences. Two to Marquette, one to Jackson. $5000 taken, $3500 recovered.

1919 Oct 6 Harry gets job as teaching ass’t prof. at $600 per year.

1919 Oct 28 City of Holland wrecked on pier at Muskegon.

1919 Nov 7 L.J. Quinn died aged 69.

1919 Nov 11 Armistice Day- Prof. Rinck and boy killed by auto

1919 Dec 25 Sold 1439 Grandville Ave. to J and D London $750.

1920 Painted 720 Paris Ave. $65.33. Put on 18 squares of Reynolds Shingles, Green Rock Seconds. Total cost $228.26. Sold 243 Bartlett Street to Mrs. Smit for $1800.

1920 May 6 Had piece in kitchen ceiling replastered by Bylsma $13.10.

1920 May 24 Ma went to Lansing with Ed and Dorothy. Gets string of pearls.

1920 May 29 Ma and I go to Chicago to visit Gerrit and Edith, see aquarium. Elijah in West Side Church. Municipal pier. Went with the Mich. Central. Had to stop two hours at Kalamazoo. Came back May 31 at 11 P.M. Decoration Day came on Sunday, was celebrated the 31st.

1920 June 2 Jim Van Poortvliet quits work- too sick.

1920 June 12+13 Anna Kent visits us.

1920 June 16 Peter Tonnema visits us.

1920 June 24 Harry gets degree of Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering)

1920 July 5 Edith and Gerrit visit us. Edith leaves July 12.

1920 July 23 Jim Van Poortvliet died aged 63.

1920 July 26 Jim Van Poortvliet buried.

1920 Aug 16 Ma gets ring with sapphire.

1920 Aug 29 Ma to Holland.

1920 Dec 4 Prof. Hemkes died aged 82.

1920 Dec 11 Bought of Jan Key trombone and case $20.00.

1921 Mar 5 Harm Vos died aged 54.

1921 Mar 10 Sold old trombone for $12 to Veenstra of Moline.

1921 Mar 19 Ruby’s rent raised to 30.

1921 Mar 20 Ma gets new suit $50.50.

1921 May 16 7:04 Started on trip to Ann Arbor, $3.66 each, stopped at Jackson, saw prison on outside but in office were told no more visitors were allowed since the riots of a few years ago. Took street car to north end and back. Thence interurban, 80c each, to Ann Arbor, arriving at 4 P.M. In evening stopped at the Union.

1921 May 17 Tuesday 7 A.M. to Detroit by M.C.R.R 1.40 each. Took Woodward street car to eight miles north to Ford Factory, employed today 43,000 men, makes 3600 cars a day. In afternoon to Parke Davis, 3000 employees, tablets made, coated, and polished, fluid extracts in percolators, capsules made and filled, castor oil capsules made out of two sheets gelatin, glass blowing ampoules and syringes, biographical ampoules, antitoxins, girls in closed rooms, guinea pigs, boy dying of digitalis. Boxes full of stones and metal, even a sledge hammer to make imported drugs heavy.

1921 May 18 Wednesday to Belle Island, streetcar and jitneybus, saw palms, 100 feet high or more, ferns, tree ferns (wood below and fern at the top) botanic garden, different temperatures in each apartment. Fishes, seals, sea lions, walrus, big loggerhead turtle weighed 324 lbs. last Jan., gains 20 lbs. a year, some become 1600 lbs. A flat fish level with sand. Kangaroos, ostriches, deers. Bears, polar bears, grizzly bear as large as a horse, or larger than any cow I ever saw. Returned riding on top of omnibus. At 12:30 went back to Ann Arbor. Went to ball game between Michigan and Notre Dame, 6 to 3 in favor of Michigan. In evening to Hill Auditorium concert Stanley farewell. Heard Orville Harrold, tenor, and Chicago symphony orchestra, Fred Stock, director for the last 16 years. Formerly had been under direction of Theo. Thomas for 14 years.

1921 May 19 Thursday, had breakfast at the Union. Attended chemistry class conducted by Harry. After that attended with Harry a lecture by Prof. Parker on plans and specifications. In the meantime Ma and Anna in cap and gown visited Betsy Barbour and Newberry. Met Mr. Lucas in library who showed me book written by Pierius Winsemius in 1610 about history at time of Charles V. Also a biology of Menelaus and Pierius Winisemius, sons of Haye Piers of Winsum in latter part of 16th century. In afternoon we four saw Martha Cook building, Knabe piano, Anna’s room, red room, and blue room. Then to engineering building where machines for weighing power, testing strength, foundry, moulding, architects at work, alumni hall, statuary, painting. In evening heard concert by the band and senior students singing.

1921 May 20 Friday morning Ma and I to Medical Museum of Anatomy. Twins, body without legs. Open safety pin which had passed through a body. Crushed skull, fatty degeneration of heart. Leg looked like two by additional growth. Monkey faces, Waterhead, twin pigs, twin lambs, twin calves, triplets.

Zoological Museum, petrified block of wood, ferns, fish. Chinese playing chess; seven ivory balls inside each other, largest 2 inch. Insects, butterflies on background which makes them invisible. To top of Union Building.

 

Friday afternoon Imitation diamonds and garnets. Collection of rare and ancient musical instruments, Broadwood piano. Hindoo and Indian drums and barrels, Rommelpot (?), Trombones that bend backward, bass trombone, Porcelain Violin. French horn wound tight and without keys. Violins, some carried in pocket. Violin inside goose with the bow sticking out for tail. Trumpet straight, some would have to be carried by two persons. Violins with 2x7 strings. Old little church organs, Little flutes in sets and played by fingers for bird catchers. Three manual piano all white and painted with cupids. Pianos with the white keys black and the black keys white. Piano with upright harp on top. Concert children’s chorus and fine violinist.

With Burnink saw Louis Brunsting who showed culture of tuberculosis. For experimenting on live rabbit.

1921 May 21 Saturday saw Races (foot and hurdle), pole vaulting.

Left at 10:40 Interurban to Battle Creek. Left Battle Creek at 1:30. Saw Camp Custer, arr. Grand Rapids 4 P.M. In going passed Middleville, Hastings, Nashville, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Jackson, Grass Lake, Ann Arbor. Ypsilanti, Detroit, Walkerville, Windsor Came back over Parmo, Albion, Battle Creek to GR.

1921 June 10 Mrs. Adriana Holtgeerts died aged 51. Got my discharge as guardian of Bertrand Formsma.

1921 June 21 Anna Kent visits us till 23rd, then to Muskegon.

1921 June 27 Anna Kent went back to Ann Arbor.

1921 June 30 Harry gets degree of Master of Science, Chemical Engineering.

1921 July 12 Gerrit and Edith come to visit us, stay till 15th, then to Ed and Dorothy at Bear Lake.

1921 July 19 Take a week lay-off to visit Do at Bear Lake.

1921 July 28 Harry signs contract with Grand Rapids High School. Bought new used washing machine.

1921 Aug 7 Harry joins church.

1921 Sept 6 Harry begins teaching at Central High School and Junior College. Anton goes for his 4th year at Central High.

1921 Oct 24 Robert Joseph Bouwsma born.

1921 Dec 4 Robert Joseph Bouwsma baptized by Rev. Dolphin.

1921 Dec 7 Grandville Ave. Michigan Exchange Bank robbed at 2 o’clock afternoon. Robbers shut bank employees and a patron into vault and fled with $14,817.71 in cash, bonds, and travelers checks jump in auto, collide at Hall Street with freight train on Mich Central crossing. Were aided by bystanders to crawl out from under Buick car. Then at point of gun forced Henry J. Geiger to abandon to them his Cadillac car, went to 455 Weaver Street which they had rented a week ago. At 8 P.M. Officer Geo. Brandsma + Detective Samuel Slater were shot by them as the officers tried to force an entrance to the house. Brandsma died immediately, Slater died two days later. Robbers escaped in their auto.

 

1922 Feb Bought overcoat of Woodward

1922 Mar Blue Black suit of Van Vliet with 2 pants. Hat (brown) of Guidotte.

1922 Apr 1 Papered 720 and 722 and painted kitchen.

1922 May 3 Gutters on north side V.D. Meer. Lawnmower of President Lawnmower Company of 62 E. Lake Street., Chicago- Van der Meer $12.50.

1922 May 10 Sods on our boulevard and bank by H.C. Daniels of 127 Mt. Vernon $38.50.

1922 May 6 Ma buys arches at Kinney’s.

1922 May 28 Anton joins church.

1922 June 1 Edith’s goods shipped.

1922 June 23 Anton graduates from 12th grade Central High School.

1922 June 23 Harry goes to Montana to spend vacation and to take a trip through the West.

1922 July 8 Ma gets bone-rim glasses.

1922 Aug 21 Rev. Hulst died aged almost 98 years.

1922 Aug 31 Harry returns after a trip starting June 23 to Chicago, to Montana, Yellowstone Park National Glacier Park, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Chicago.

1922 Sept 30 Ruby moves.

1922 Oct 1 Elmer A. Hill rents 720 Paris Ave.

1922 Dec 6 Jake Schuitema, 61, drops dead in his backyard.

1922 Dec 6 James Heyboer (father of Gabriel) dies suddenly.

1923 Jan 31 Went with Harold Tower to Muskegon to dedicate electric organ in Bultema church. I played two psalms.

1923 Feb 19 Vilhjalmer Stefanson lectures in Coliseum on "My Five Years in the Arctics." Mrs. Gerrit Plaat died.

1923 Mar 12 Louis (Lois) Ruth Keizer born 8 lbs.

1923 Mar 21 Ma went to Chicago.

1923 Mar 26 Edith leaves hospital (Henrotin Memorial).

1923 Apr 5 Ma came back from Chicago.

1923 Apr 3 Ed Kuipers died.

1923 Apr 7 Heitdechs died

1923 Apr 13 Saw Herbert Belmore operated on for appendicitis in Hackley hospital, Muskegon, by Drs. Garber, Jackson, and Kremer at the ether.

1923 May 9 Had foot of snow.

1923 June 2 Quit working at Hazeltine and Perkins. Tim Hofman and family occupy our house till Aug. 15. At 6 P.M. Ma and I leave on Pere Marquette to Chicago. Arrive there at 12 midnight. All of us saw Field Museum. Was in tunnel 38 feet below Walk under Marshall Fields. Tunnel runs clear out to 39th Street. 40 miles of tunnel. Mr. Schreiber engineer of that building. Gold out of dust. Saw wheat pit in Board of Trade corner Jackson and La Salle.

1923 June 11 Monday, 10:30 A.M. left Chicago on Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, arrived

1923 June 12 at Lincoln, Neb. at 2 A.M.

1923 June 12 Tuesday left Lincoln 6:30 P.M. Ant hills.

1923 June 13 Wed., about 8 A.M. saw Horseshoe Curve. Red Hills, Devil’s Tower Castles, Three Sisters. In afternoon saw lots of Indians going to Indian Reservation. Saw Custer’s Grave in distance at about 5 P.M. Arrived at Hardin 7:20 P.M. Found buffalo horns.

1923 June 14 Harry married to Anna by Rev. Kröhler at 11 A.M. To mountain at 3 P.M.

1923 June 15 I shot my first rabbit.

1923 June 16 All went hunting. Awful thunderstorm.

1923 June 17 Rained. 7 P.M. left for Yellowstone.

1923 June 17 9:20 P.M. 3500 Feet. Men, Indians, Women. Left Hardin, arrived at Billings 11:30 P.M. Stopped at Billings at Gage Hotel.

1923 June 18 Saw pictures of Dempsey and Carpentier.

1923 June 18 Bought Moss Agate ring and stick pin of Montana Agate Company. Magnesium Oxide.

1923 June 19 Tuesday 7:20 left Billings, arrived at Frannie 10:02. Left Frannie 11 arrived at 12:30 at Cody Station 5500 feet, founded by Col. Wm. T. Cody. At 2 P.M. walked with Mrs. Spencer to town of Cody. Saw big pile of elk horns. Old Gunsmith, Cody’s Hotel, and relics. At 5 P.M. walked back to Burlington Inn, registered and paid for fare through Yellowstone.

1923 June 20 Wednesday 9:30 Left in big 12 passenger auto (White). Passed sulphur mine, wonderful mountain. Shoshone Canyon, 1st Tunnel, Shoshone Dam, Shoshone Reservoir. Overhanging rock cliff. Holy City, Elephant Head. 12:15 P.M. Kakaska Tepee or Buffalo Bill Home, Beautiful. Our first lunch, grand. Shower. 1:30 Spiral Bridge, S.Hill, Wedded Trees. Played in snow. Took pictures of each other with snowball. Osprey nest. Fishing bridge. 4 P.M. arrived at Lake Junction. Registered three Brook Trout. After dinner bear hunt. Saw trout swimming and almost caught it with hay fork. Yellowstone Lake. Could catch a fish and cook it in hot spring without changing position. Government does not allow it any more. Popcorn at night. Community singing. Slept in shanty.

 

1923 June 21 Thursday 10 A.M. Along Yellowstone River. Left, saw Mud Volcano, Dragon’s Mouth, Otter Creek, Canyon, Inspiration Point, Wonderful. At 12 noon arrived at Canyon Camp. Dinner, Rained every 10 minutes. In afternoon took hike with guide to Artist Point, peeked over the top of cliff- Whew! Point Look Out. Saw Pathe(?) Camera Man take pictures of the Falls a mile away. Also close- up. Camped near Waterfall 308 ft. Rainy. Community Singing. Popcorn. Bad night. Rain and snow.

1923 June 22 Friday. Took pictures of Ma by the Waterfall. Rain and snow hard. 1:15 P.M. left for Mammoth Hot Springs. Should have gone north to Camp Roosevelt then West but could not- too much snow in Dunraven Pass. Went next to Norris, thence north to Mammoth. Passed Frying Pan, a hot spring 15 feet in diameter, full of steam vents and hot water in constant agitation. Twin Lakes close together yet each of decided different hue. Beaver Lake, Roaring Mountain, sides all crevices hundreds of steam jets hissing and roaring-formerly could be heard for 15 miles. Apollinaris Spring tastes like epsom salts, Golden Gate Hoodoos(?). Saw beautiful complete rainbow against side of mountain. 5 P.M. Arrived at Mammoth Hot Springs. Rain. Climbed to top. Beautiful colors, Jupiter Terrace, Hymen Terrace, Angel Terrace. Swimming pool where 2 women and one man swam in warm water. Dared not go in. Air too cold. Devil’s Thumb. Liberty Cap. Trees growing in rocks. Stayed in cabin that night to dry up.

1923 June 23 Saturday. Saw buffaloes in enclosure. Left Mammoth at 8:15. Fine weather. Made trip back to Norris, thence to Old Faithful. Passed same scenery as day before. Also Obsidian Cliff 250 feet high of black volcanic glass. Road was made by burning huge fires, then chilling it and breaking up glass in small parts. After Norris saw Congress Pool, walked across geyser field- hundreds of geysers, Arsenic Spring, Black Growler (all black around it) Steam Vent, Hurricane (blowing hole) Minute Man (not working), Beryl Spring (hottest spring in park, 15 feet across), Iron Spring, Chocolate Spring, Hundreds of geysers and pretty pools. Excelsior Spring, formerly called Hell’s Half-Acre, has formerly erupted something fierce. Biscuit Basin, Morning Glory Pool, Handkerchief Pool, Emerald Pool, McCoy threw stone in one (not allowed), Congress Geyser, Musical Geyser- one squirted Mrs. Chicago, Mammoth Paint Pots 40x60, Punchbowl Spring, Whistling Geyser. 12 noon Arrived at Old Faithful, saw it erupt twice, seventy minutes apart, almost 200 feet high, 3 minutes continued throws out 300,000 gallons at each eruption, a stream about 2 feet in diameter. Took pictures of it. Day before Mammoth Geyser had erupted, erupts once in about 3 weeks, a stream of about 5 feet in diameter. Did not see Chinaman Geyser, where it was said a Chinaman started a laundry and was blown up, because he dropped soap in it. It appears that a couple bars of soap will practically make any geyser play in a few minutes. But Government forbids the practice as it is supposed it might hurt the other geysers. Beautiful hotel designed by 19-year-old architect who also designed the hotel at Mammoth Hot Springs. In afternoon left over Madison Junction to West Yellowstone. Should have stayed 24 hours longer. Had our last supper there at expense of the Company and got money for two times 3 meals returned to us. 7 P.M. left on sleeper on the Union Pacific for Salt Lake City where we arrived Sunday morning 7:30.

1923 June 24 Sunday at Salt Lake City. Street car rides. Mormon guide told they arrived here in 1847, built the temple in 1863 & Tabernacle holds 8,000 easily- can crowd in 10,000. Can hear pin drop over 200 feet away, whispering and rubbing of hands. Angel translated the gold plates to Joseph Smith. Organ was built of all wood pipes by themselves. Has now an electric action made by Kimball & Co. of Chicago. No reserved seats, no collection, all are alike, children of God. No minister. Service only Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Speech by most anybody selected by the President. 12 Apostles have their seat on platform, choir of 500. To avoid nails wooden pins are used throughout the whole structure, but nails were used in flooring. In those days nails were $10.00 a pound. Saw Fort Douglas, also State’s Prison. Attended services. 4:45 P.M. left for Denver over Denver and Rio Grande. Stopped at Soldier’s Summit. Had to curve around a village 5 times. Had to travel 5 miles to gain one mile. After that crossed desert in the night.

1923 June 25 Monday afternoon went over Tennessee Pass. 10,244 feet. After that about 3 P.M. went through Grand Canyon or Royal Gorge. Rocks 3,000 feet high, overhanging bridge. Large split in rock, along river bed, in observation car. Long tunnel, windows closed. 8:30 P.M. arrived in Denver. Beautiful Gas and Electric building all lighted up. Beautiful post office.

1923 June 26 Tuesday, Denver in State Capitol- sat in seven Supreme Justices chairs. Saw miniature exhibit of mines. Saw mint. Took trip to end of street car line to Bethesda Hospital. Started to rain- turned back to city. At 4 P.M. took C.B.I. for Chicago by way of Lincoln, Neb.

1923 June 27 Wednesday, 10:30 P.M. arrived in Chicago to Edith and Garrit who just came home.

1923 June 28 Thursday to Harry and Anna and stayed overnight.

1923 June 29 Friday to Boorsma- then down town to look at carpets. Saw Rothchilds aquarium in which the Fly-Eating Plant and Walking Leaves looked like the oak leaves on which they sat. Wheat Pit.

1923 June 30 Saturday we and also Edith and Lois Ruth took SS Indiana Goodrich line to Muskegon where we arrived 6 P.M. thence to Bear Lake where we sojourned till Aug 1, then to Do’s home at 268 Apple St. till Aug 15 then back to Grand Rapids.

1923 Aug 13-15 Took down Eastern Ave. organ with Auke Bousma of Lucas and Van Iysenga of McBain.

1923 Aug 20 Bought Hartford Saxony rug Size 8 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. 6 in. Made by Bigelow Hartford Carpet Company, Pattern 1079, Color 6, Register 7883 for $120.00.

1923 Aug 24 Edith and Lois Ruth go to Rev. Keizer at Hardewyk.

1923 Aug 28 Went to McBain, 14 miles southeast of Cadillac to put up organ from Eastern Ave. Mr. Gritter temporary preacher. Rev. Hofmeier coming on the way, had accepted the call.

1923 Aug 31 Organ completed $150. Farmers helped, I dedicated.

1923 Sept 1 From McBain to Lucas with Rev. Borgman to repair their organ. Fare GR to Cadillac $3.53. From Cadillac to McBain $0.39.

1923 Oct 3 Aunt Kate, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stehouwer, and Ma and I visit Scheerhoorns in Holland.

1923 Oct 5 Bought Eureka vacuum cleaner no. 790020 of Meyering Bros. 915 W. Leonard Street.

1923 Oct 20 Had another Citizen’s Phone put in #53840, a four party line at $1.92 per month.

1923 Oct 22 Bought heating stove of Hilchie De Rinck $1.50.

1923 Nov 12 Saw Thos. Wilfred play his Clavilux or color organ. Very beautiful.

1924 Feb 4 My brother, Albert Winsemius of Franeker, Holland, died aged 75. New organ in Fountain Street Baptist.

1924 Mar 1 Had new low-down toilet put in . Overbeek and Hoogerheide $51.00. Bought paperhanging outfit, paste table,straight edge, and brush.

1924 Apr 1 Livingston hotel fire, several killed, also Mr. Wade of Bates Street.

1924 Apr 12 Ma and I with Claude Smitter to Edith in Chicago and also 13th.

1924 Apr 14, 15, +16 To Harry on Erie Street and saw house in Congress Park.

1924 Apr 17+18 at Edith

1924 Apr 19 With Claude back to Grand Rapids. Rev. Tanis got my 3 books on Mormonism.

1924 May 20 Bobby Franks in Chicago killed by Loeb and Leopold.

1924 June 3 With Loius Manville to Chicago to bring piano to Dr. Heyboer and to Harry.

1924 June 5 J. Stehouwer and wife leave on trip to Netherlands.

1924 June 9 Anton starts working at G.R. Savings Bank Grandville Ave. branch.

1924 July 7 With Louis Manville to Muskegon to bring piano to Mrs. Dorothy Bouwsma.

1924 Aug 9-26 Ma and I to Chicago.

1924 Nov 12 Big post office explosion. 3 killed in post office, 13 injured across the street in Dickinson printing office.

1924 Nov 30 New Ireland furnace in 720 by Overbeek and Hoogerheide $165.

1924 Dec 25 Led chorus of about 100 voices in our Bates Street Church, Cantate "While Shepherds Watched."

Put waterpipe in basement underground and made separate faucets for each department.

1925 Jan 20 Bought new spetacles of Herkner $10.00, solid gold.

1925 Jan 27 Put Sanitas in front stairway and papered hall.

1925 Jan 31 Edith goes from Chicago to Ed and Do in Muskegon.

1925 Feb 27 12:05 P.M. Layton Kent Winsemius born, 7 1/4 lbs, at Congress Park, Ill.

1925 Feb 28 Saturday night Ma and I felt distinct earthquake lasting about half a minute. The quake extended to Atlantic Ocean where the center of the disturbance was located. About 7 killed in canals.

1925 Mar 3 Bought $25 suit of S. and R. 37 1/2 chest, waist 35, inseam 30 1/2. Good fit. Bought 25 foot garden hose of S. and R. $3.25.

1925 Mar 12 Tuned and repaired organ in Chr. Ref. Church New Era. Rev. Lyzinga, Ella Berg.

1925 Mar 13 Tuned and repaired organ Chr. Ref. Church, Rev. Meester Van der Meer.

1925 Mar 18 Awful tornado in Illinois and Missouri, 800 killed, 3000 injured.

1925 Mar 19 Anton gives Bernice a diamond ring.

1925 Mar 22 Played evening services in place of Miss Jeltes (sore fingers).

1925 Mar 31 Played evening services in place of Miss Jeltes (sore fingers).

 

1925 Apr 11 Went to Chicago to stay two days with Harry- by train.

1925 Apr 13 Moved Edith’s goods to Muskegon by truck.

1925 Apr 15 Fred De Rinck died aged 93 years. Started painting my house.

1925 Apr 22 Worked half a week for Hazeltine and Perkins. After that several more half weeks.

1925 May 4 Franklin George Bouwsma born at Muskegon, 5 lbs.

1925 June 25 Greatest church picnic held by our church at Campen Lake. Strip picture taken.

1925 July 1 Finished painting my house. I 119 hrs. Ma 15 hrs. A 1 1/2 hour. Total cost $34.40.

1925 July 18 Two weeks Ma, Anton, and I to Harry at Congress Park. Our church decorated by Brander and Oost at $2000.

1925 Aug 10 Had Arcola installed at 720 Paris Ave. by De Clark and De Boer $375.00 = 6.80 extras.

1925 Sept 19 Sharrow leaves 718 Paris Ave. goes to California

1925 Oct 15 Garrit Keizer comes to Muskegon to see Lois.

1925 Oct 27 Put Sanitas in our kitchen and bathroom Total $20.27.

1926 Jan 18 Anton goes to Muskegon as inspector of Ed’s bus lines. $35.00

1926 Feb 6 Ed and Do move into 720 Paris Ave. at $30.00.

1926 Feb 18 I was appointed director of Creston Orchestra.

1926 Mar 1 Burt Haan of Muskegon and Anton Winsemius buy out Joe Schneider gasoline + auto tire + accessories add real estate. West 40 ft of lot 2 and East 44 ft of lot 3- 143 feet to alley. Deeds drawn up by Willard Turner Jr.

1926 Mar 5 I became deaf in left ear.

1926 Mar 9 Perry C. Kozath of Danville, O, put up Mr. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Md., organ in Nederduitst church at Ottawa Ave. under my inspection.

1926 Apr 5 Had molar extracted, 6th from front in left side upper by Dr. Boersma.

1926 May 5 Edith gets her divorce before Judge VanderWerp.

1926 May 6 Ed and Do leave 720 Paris to Lake Harbor.

1926 May 22 Had summer suit and extra pants made by Van Vleet $75.

1926 July 24 Harry, Anna, and Kent come to Muskegon and we also on 25,26,27, and 28.

1926 July 29 and 30 At Grand Rapids.

1926 Aug 28 Mr. Gerrit Plaat of Hazeltine and Perkins died aged 77. Had worked at H. 49 years and some months.

 

1926 Sept 10 Ma and I to Chicago- Greyhound.

1926 Sept 12 Anna leaves to visit her folks in Washington. I visited KYW. I and Mr. Haan in Jewish synagogue.

1926 Sept 27 Came back via Greyhound.

1926 Nov 15 Holland Interurban quit running. Thanksgiving Day Franklin Viaduct dedicated.

1926 Dec 5 Bernice returns ring to Anton.

1926 Dec 13 Bought attachment of Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Meyering $8.50.

1926 Dec 20 Rev. Tanis quits to study at Chicago.

1927 Jan 25 Had sidelight put in at Roden house 5.85 and for work 4,20. Total 10.05.

1927 Jan 23 Wallpaper for our 722 dining room, 3 double rolls at 1.20 and 100 yards border at 8 of Warfburg $11.60.

1927 Feb 4 Our new Kilgen organ in Chr. Ref. Church Bates and Henry dedicated by Clarence Eddy, cost $12,008 and extras- total $13,500.

1927 Mar 14 Sipke Postema died 92 yars.

1927 Apr 4 Started paving Paris Ave.

1927 Apr 6 Eye Scheerhoorn died aged 77

1927 Apr 11 Eye buried.

1927 Apr 26 Mr. John Rowson died aged 72. Born 1855 Married 1877.

1927 Apr 29 Mr. John Rowson buried from Masonic Temple, sans ceremonies.

1927 May 21 Slim Lindbergh flies from New York to Paris (first airplane flight across) in 33 hours.

1927 May 22 Harry buys Flint car of E. Bouwsma. Anton takes us and Angie over there. We stay till May 30.

1927 June 8 Hendriksa Kos died of cancer aged 53.

1927 June 11 Agnes (Ed’s) Formsma died.

1927 July 7 Joe Formsma operated on for gall stones and appendicitis.

1927 Aug 2-5 Harry and Anna visit here.

1927 Aug 4 First Scheerhoorn family picnic held at Jenison Park and attended by about 150.

1927 Aug 7 Ma and I, Harry and Anna and Kent to Chicago with car.

1927 Aug 12 We back to Muskegon by boat.

1927 Aug 26 Anton, 23, marries Angie Roos, 20, by Rev. Flietstra.

1927 Sept 24 Mrs. Kate Van Poortvliet got hurt in automobile accident riding with Berghuis. Broken collarbone and other injuries.

1927 Oct 3 Kate leaves hospital.

1927 Oct 16 Played for Ed Bouwsma over WASH, sang Consider the Lillies and Just As I Am.

1927 Dec 9 Rev. D. Bonnema installed in 1st Chr. Ref. Church. Fulton Street Bridge ready.

1928 Jan 25 Bought one share oil stock in Citizen’s Petroleum Co. at per $100.

1928 Mar 3 Old Mrs. Van der Vleet 80 died.

1928 Mar 25 Dorothy Mae Winsemius of Harry and Anna born.

1928 Apr 1 Division Ave. widening started

1928 Apr 7 Terrible gas explosion at Gas Works killing one man and leaving city without gas for 36 hours.

1928 Apr 8 Muskegon Interurban discontinued.

1928 Apr 13 Airship Bremen arrives at American Coast from Ireland, manned by Baron Hanefeld and Herman Koehl, Germans, and Col. Fitzmaurice, Irish.

1928 Apr 28 Gerald Jay Winsemius born of Anton and Angie.

1928 June 18 Vaughn Kerstetter, 36, marries Edith, 35.

1928 July 19 Forty years married- bought fan of Consumer Co $16.50.

1928 July 22 Forty years married celebration. All here except Anna and Dorothy Mae.

1928 July 26 Second Scheerhoorn picnic held at Garfield Park. Had 25 pictures made by Feingold at 75c each.

1928 Aug 29 Gerard De Koning, 28, druggist at Grant, and sister, 13, killed by being burnt in automobile on way to Grant.

1928 Sept 25 Occasional snowflakes all day- also on Sept 26 and 27.

1928 Sept 28 Elinor Ruth Bouwsma born 6 lbs of Ed and Dorothy.

1928 Oct 18 Division Ave. widening completed- celebration.

1928 Oct 27 Bought overcoat of Prange (Louis Kooistra) $30.00.

1928 Dec 17 Mrs. Prof. Heyns aged 66 burned to death by basement gas stove.

1929 Jan 12 Mr. J.A. Manville, 79, died.

1929 Jan 16 Hachster De Weide killed by streetcar cor. Wealthy and Eastern.

1929 Feb 7 Bert De Jonge 58 died

1929 Feb 22 Jan Brink 56 died.

1929 Mar 1 Bought raincoat of Prange $10.00.

1929 June 8 Ma rimless glasses of Mr. Mason at Herkner, $18.00.

1929 June 10 Jarma Brink, 81, mother of Jan Brink died.

1929 July 4 10 people drowned bathing at Grand Haven. Strong undertow.

1929 July 10 Smaller paper money put in circulation.

1929 July 13-28 Harry and family and we stay at Wolf Lake at Haldeman cottage.

1929 July 23 Wallace Ward Kerstetter born 6 lbs. 10 1/2 oz.

1929 Jul 3- Aug 12 Kankie long vacation almost 6 weeks in Muskegon.

1929 Aug 30-Sep 2 Ma and I with Vaughn, Edith, Lois, and Wallace to Toledo to visit his mother and sisters and brother.

1929 Sept 9 Steamer Andasta loaded with gravel goes down, don’t know where, about 15 miles off Grand Haven on way to Milwaukee. Entire crew of 25 lost.

1929 Oct 6 Abe Haan aged 52 died.

1929 Oct 22 Carferry Milwaukee goes down on way from Milwaukee to Grand Haven. Entire crew of 53 lost. Don’t know where.

1929 Oct 28 Steamer Wisconsin from Chicago to Milwauke goes down off Kenosha. 16 of crew lost, 58 crew and 3 passengers saved.

1929 Oct 30 Freighter Senator from Milwaukee to Detroit in collision through fog goes down near Wisconsin. 25 lost, 3 saved.

1929 Nov 1 Toots coat $235.

1929 Nov 6 Mrs. Jake Kuiper, 72, dies suddenly.

1929 Nov 6 Simon Ballast, 66, died.

1929 Nov 11 Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor opened.

1930 Mar 11 Mrs. Bertha Fish died aged 28.

1930 Mar 16 New Planet X discovered.

1930 Mar 31 Piebe Brouwer aged 72 died.

1930 Apr 29 Was taken sick with sleeping sickness (Lethargic Encephalitis).

1930 May 1 Went to Vaughn and Edith, fever 103 1/2.

1930 May 7 Dr. Vanderlaan $3.

1930 May 10 Dr. Garber.

1930 May 13 Dr. Poppen $3.

Dr. Garber

Dr. Garber

Dr. Garber

Dr. Garber 5 calls $15

 

1930 May 23 Dr. Geo Lefevre

Dr. Geo Lefevre cured me with Stramonium

1930 June 20 Last call for Dr. Lefevre 6 calls $19.

1930 July 5 Mr. Victor Viau 63 died.

Harry buys new car.

1930 Sept 8 Anton buys out Bert Haan $1750.

1930 Sept 9 On 65th birthday saw television at 4200 and Broadway, Chicago. Also saw Planetarium and Aquarium in Grant Park.

1930 Sept 23 Bertha (Berber) Tonnema aged 40 died at Los Angeles, Cal.

1930 Nov 4 Vehicular tunnel ($25,000,000) from Detroit to Windsor opened.

*This is the last entry by Gerrit Winsemius. Next entries by his wife Tena Scheerhoorn Winsemius.- Dorothy Winsemius Bouwsma Dice.

1930 Nov 27 Mr. Bouwsma got hurt, 67 years.

1930 Dec 11 Death dump kills 50 in Belgian.

1930 Dec 22 Bouwsma goes home.

1930 Dec 25 Get Silhouette forks and knives.

1931 June 1 Settled Cornelia Formsma 1439.85

1931 June 11 Painted 722 Paris Ave.

1931 Sept 2 Gerrit Winsemius was taken sick the sixteenth of August 1931. With dysentery, which caused obstruction of the bowel, and died the second of September 1931 at the age of sixty-five years at Blodgett Hospital.

1932 March Henry Scheerhoorn died.

1933 July 15 Russell Anton born.

1933 Aug Harry and Ann move to Decatur, Ill.

1933 July Ed and Dorothy move to Lansing, Mich.

1935 Jan 11 Ward David born.

1938 May 2 Sister Frances Stehouwer was operated on May the second in 1938.

1938 June 3 I, Tena Winsemius, was operated on June 3rd in 1938.

Ed and Dorothy move to Holland, Mich. in 1938.

1939 Mar 29 Henry Van Essen died, age 65.

Bought my fur coat in fall of 1939.

1939 Sept Robert Bouwsma entered Calvin College at the age of 17.

1939 Dec 15 Dorothy and her children, and I left for Miami, Florida, and came back Jan the 6th, 1940. It was mostly around 75, a little cooler at night.

1939 Dec Gerald, Bruce, and Russell have scarlet fever.

1940 Jan Anton has scarlet fever.

1940 Feb Mrs. Ann Strien died age 93.

1940 March Lois Keizer Kerstetter and Kent Winsemius made confession of faith on Easter day 1940. Lois 17 and Kent 15 years.

1940 May 10 The Germans invaded the Netherlands.

1940 May 28 Tena Winsemius had operation.

1940 Sept 28 Minnie Van Essen Boersma died at the age of 62 years.

(Trientje "Tena" Winsemius died in 1942.)


Transcriber: Becky Haber
Created: 4 March 2002
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