Lammers Family Immigration

Jan Lammers and his wife, Johanette, along with their four children left Noordgouwe in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands for the United States in 1965. The children who immigrated would be Helena age 8, Hermine age 7, Grietje age 5, and Garret (Harry) age 1. A son, Jan, had died in July 1863 at the age of only 5 months.

Unlike many Dutch immigrants of this period, Jan was not a Seceder from the official Dutch Reformed Church and was not seeking religious freedom. After settling in Grand Rapids the family aligned itself with the Holland Unitarian Church, which was a liberal church more in line with the official church of the Netherlands. However, religious freedom was the official reason given for leaving. This was probably more advantageous than listing the true reason, fleeing arrest or murder!

The Lammers men were all avid hunters. Jan’s father, Garret Lammers, was part of a gentlemen’s agreement with other landowners that allowed them to freely hunt on each other’s lands. Jan during one of his hunting expeditions, managed to get into an altercation with one of the landowners. At this point there are two versions to the story, one is that a fight resulted and one is that Jan shot the other person. In any case it was believed that he had killed the other person. Jan and Johanette’s families pooled their resources and put Jan and his family on the next ship out of the Netherlands. At least that is how the family story goes. Later it was learned that the victim survived the incident.

Three more children were born in Grand Rapids Maatje, Marie and William Harry.

The Lammers men had a long history in the trade of masonry and Jan and his two sons were all involved in brick and stone masonry as well as plastering. There was also a strong history of affiliation in Freemasonry in the Lammers family. Jan is believed to have belonged to a Masonic Lodge in the Netherlands. Harry and William joined lodges in Grand Rapids.

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Descendants of Garret Lammers

Generation No. 1

1. GARRET1 LAMMERS was born in Prob. Noordgouwe, Netherlands.

Child of GARRET LAMMERS is:

2. i. JAN2 LAMMERS, b. Abt. 1830, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JAN2 LAMMERS (GARRET1) was born Abt. 1830 in Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands, and died in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He married JOHANETTE OBITUARIES Abt. 1855 in Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands. She was born Abt. 1833 in Netherlands, and died 01 Mar 1922 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Children of JAN LAMMERS and JOHANETTE are:

3. i. HELENA3 LAMMERS, b. 30 Mar 1857, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. 27 Aug 1926, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

ii. HERMINE LAMMERS OBITUARY, b. 04 Dec 1858, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. 17 Feb 1942, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. (1) CORNELIUS ORANGE; d. Bef. 1911; m. (2) TJEER PIETERS MIEDEMA, 23 Aug 1911, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

4. iii. GRIETJE LAMMERS, b. 20 Sep 1860, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. 1881, Unknown.
 

5. iv. JAN LAMMERS, b. Feb 1863, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. 25 Jul 1863, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands

6. v. GERRIT WILLIAM (HARRY) LAMMERS, b. 18 Jun 1864, Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands; d. 30 Oct 1940, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

7. vi. MAATJE (MARGARET) LAMMERS, b. 23 Dec 1867, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; d. 30 Jan 1944, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

8. vii. MARIE (MARY) LAMMERS, b. 15 Nov 1869, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; d. 28 Feb 1949, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

9. viii. WILLIAM HARRY LAMMERS, b. 26 Apr 1874, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; d. 21 Nov 1912, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. ANNIE HEEMSTRA, 20 Nov 1901, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

 

Generation No. 3

3. HELENA3 LAMMERS OBITUARY (JAN2, GARRET1) was born 30 Mar 1857 in Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands, and died 27 Aug 1926 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She married (1) JOHN LEUPEN in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She married (2) HENRY LAMPEN 27 Aug 1883 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Children of HELENA LAMMERS and JOHN LEUPEN are:

i. NETTIE4 LEUPEN, b. Abt. 1877, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

ii. FREDERIKA LEUPEN, b. Abt. 1879, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

iii. ANNA LEUPEN, b. Abt. 1881, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Children of HELENA LAMMERS and HENRY LAMPEN are:

iv. HARRY W.4 LAMPEN, b. Abt. 1885, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

v. JOHN LAMPEN, b. Abt. 1888, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

 

4. GRIETJE3 LAMMERS (JAN2, GARRET1) was born 20 Sep 1860 in Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands, and died 1881 in Unknown. She married CORNELIUS ZEEDYKE OBITUARY 22 Jan 1878 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He was born Abt. 1844 in Netherlands, and died 14 May 1917 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Child of GRIETJE LAMMERS and CORNELIUS ZEEDYKE is:

i. DELLA4 ZEEDYKE, b. Abt. 1880, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. JAMES H. MORGAN.

 

5. GERRIT WILLIAM* (HARRY)3 LAMMERS OBITUARY (JAN2, GARRET1) was born 18 Jun 1864 in Noordgouwe, Zeeland, Netherlands, and died 30 Oct 1940 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He married MARY MOL 04 May 1887 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. *Changed his name from Gerrit William to Harry Lammers.  Mary died 8 Mar 1899 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.  Gerrit married second Mary Bucholz Ruster in 1903 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.  She died 22 Feb 1972 in Rochester, NY.

Children of GERRIT LAMMERS and MARY MOL are:

i. JOHN4 LAMMERS, b. Abt. 1888, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. JOSEPHINE KENDORSKY.
Obituaries and Articles on John Lammers death.

ii. MINA LAMMERS OBITUARY, b. Abt. 1889, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; d. 05 Oct 1973, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. (1) ANTHONY BEURKENS, Abt. 1910, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. (2) ARRIE HARRY KONING OBITUARY, Aft. 1912, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; b. Abt. 1886; d. 07 Mar 1917, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; m. (3) WARREN D. THOMPSON (OBTIUARIES), Aft. 1915, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

8. iii. JACOB LAMMERS, b. Abt. 1891, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; d. 10 Jan 1911, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Child of GERRIT LAMMERS and Mary Ruster is:

                                        9. i. ROBERT HARRY5 LAMMERS, b. Abt. 1905, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

 

6. MAATJE (MARGARET)3 LAMMERS OBITUARY (JAN2, GARRET1) was born 23 Dec 1867 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, and died 30 Jan 1944 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She married (1) CORNELIUS DEYOUNG 11 Aug 1887 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She married (2) PETER GRAVELYN OBITUARY 02 Apr 1908 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. He was born Abt. 1858, and died 26 Apr 1944 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Children of MAATJE LAMMERS and CORNELIUS DEYOUNG are:

i. JOHN4 DEYOUNG, b. Abt. 1888, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

ii. JEANETTE DEYOUNG, b. Abt. 1890, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

iii. HERBERT DEYOUNG, b. Abt. 1892, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

iv. WILLIAM DEYOUNG, b. Abt. 1894, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

v. MARY DEYOUNG, b. Abt. 1896, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

vi. HARRY DEYOUNG, b. Abt. 1898, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

 

7. MARIE (MARY)3 LAMMERS (JAN2, GARRET1) was born 15 Nov 1869 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, and died 28 Feb 1949 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. She married JOHN C. LONGEJAN 22 Oct 1896 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Child of MARIE LAMMERS and JOHN LONGEJAN is:

i. STILLBORN4 LONGEJAN, b. Aft. 1896, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; d. Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

 

Generation No. 4

8. JACOB4 LAMMERS OBITUARY (GERRIT WILLIAM (HARRY)3, JAN2, GARRET1) was born Abt. 1891 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, and died 10 Jan 1911 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.

Generation No. 5

9. ROBERT HARRY5 LAMMERS (JACOB4, GERRIT WILLIAM (HARRY)3, JAN2, GARRET1) was born Abt. 1905 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan.  Robert was living in Rochester, NY in 1972.

Children of ROBERT HARRY LAMMERS are:

i. PAUL6 LAMMERS.

ii. DONALD LAMMERS.

 

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JAN LAMMERS FAMILY OBITUARIES


LAMMERS, Mrs. Johanna (Two obituaries)
Early Resident of West Side Lived Here 57 Years, Age 89

Mrs. Johanna  Lammers, widow of John Lammers, one of the early residents in Grand Rapids, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John G. Jongejan, 621 Stanley Terrace, S.E. Mrs. Lammers come to Grand Rapids from The Netherlands 57 years go, and except for the last two years, when she had resided with her daughter, was a west side resident.  Besides Mrs. Jongejan, she leaves three daughters: Mrs. Harry Lampen, Mrs. Charles Miedema and Mrs. Peter Gravedine of Grand Rapids, and one son, Harry, of Sacramento, 15 grand-children, 23 great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the residence.  Burial in Greenwood cemetery. Her age was 89 years.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids News on March 1, 1922)

 PIONEER LEAVES FOUR GENERATIONS
Mrs. Johannette Lammers Dies at Age of 89 Years

Four generation of descendants survive Mrs. Johannette Lammers, resident of Grand Rapids for more than a half century, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John C. Jongejan, 621 Stanley ter.  Wednesday morning after a long illness. Besides her four children Mrs. Lammers leaves 15 grandchildren 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lammers was 89 years old and the widow of John Lammers.  She came to Grand Rapids from the Netherlands 57 years ago and was a pioneer resident of the west side. For the past two years, however, she had resided with her daughter on the east side. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Jongejan.  Besides Mrs. Jongejan the surviving children are the daughters Mrs. Henry Lampen, Mrs. Charles Miedema, and Mrs. Peter Gravelyn, all of Grand Rapids, and a son Harry Lammers of Sacramento, Calif.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on Wednesday, March 1, 1922)


LAMPEN, Mrs. Helena (Lammers) Lampen,
aged 69 years died Friday afternoon at her residence, 2432 Alpine ave., NW. She is survived by her husband, Henry, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Miedema and Mrs. Marie Jongejan of this city and Mrs. Maggie Gravelyn of Caledonia, two sons, Harry of Grand Rapids and John of Washington, D. C., four daughters Mrs. Bea Hamelink and Mrs. Fred Brown of this city, Mrs. Edward Fay of Jenison and Mrs. Lee Broggan of Detroit, twelve grandchildren and four Great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the residence. Burial in Greenwood cemetery.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Herald on Saturday, 28 August 1926.)
 

MIEDEMA -- Mrs Minnie (Lammers) Miedema, aged 83, passed away at the Holland home Tuesday morning. Surviving are the husband, Chester Miedema; a stepson, Peter Miedema; two stepdaughters, Mrs. John B. Peterson and Mrs. Jacob Proos; fifteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Gravelyn and Mrs. J. C. Jongejan. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o’clock at the Holland home. Burial Greenwood cemetery. The body will repose at the Van’t Hof Funeral Home until Friday noon.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on Wednesday, 18 February, 1942.)
 

ZEEDYKE, Cornelius - Husband of Grietje (Lammers) Zeedyke

Cornelius Zeedyk, 73 years old, a Grand Rapids resident for 60 years, died Monday morning at Butterworth Hospital. Mr. Zeedyk was a charter member of the H. O. H., and had been in the em-ploye of the board of public works for over 20 years. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Della Morgan of Los Angeles. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret DeYoung, 1108 Front avenue, N. W. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Herald on Tuesday, 15 May 1917.)
 

LAMMERS -- Harry W. Lammers, aged 76, passed away Thursday morning. He is survived by one son, John; one daughter, Mrs. Warren Thompson; three sisters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His body reposes at the Alt Mortuary, where services will be held HeH Saturday afternoon at 2:30.  Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on Friday, October 31, 1940.)
 

THOMPSON, Mrs. Mina L. (Lammers) Thompson, aged 84, of Shore Haven Nursing Home, Grand Haven, formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday night at Ottawa Community Hospital. Surviving are two sons, Harry W. Koning of  Wyoming, Orrin J. Koning of Hastings; two grandchildren, Mrs. Charles (Karen) VanKuiken of Grand Rapids, Miss Denise Koning of Hastings; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Thompson reposes at the Sullivan Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30.  Rev. William Herold officiating. Interment Restlawn Memorial Park. Visiting Hours at the funeral home will be Saturday from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on October 6, 1973.)
 

Arrie Koning, husband of Mina (Lammers) Koning

Articles on Arie Koning's Death

KONING, Arrie Koning  31 years old, died Monday morning at St. Mary’s hospital. He is survived by his widow, parents, two children and the brother. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday, at the residence, 1232 Alpine avenue N. W. Interment in Washington Park cemetery.

(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on March 8, 1917.)

Grand Rapids Herald Tuesday Morning, 11 January 1916

FALL FROM WAGON FATAL FOR KONING

TEAMSTER DIES IN HOSPITAL
FOLLOWING INJURY RECEIVED SATURDAY

ARIE "HARRY" KONING - Injuries to his spine, sustained when he was jerked from his seat on a wagon, proved fatal to Arie Koning, who died in St. Mary’s Hospital, Monday morning. Koning had been employed as a teamster for Dick DeGroot, a moving van operator, and was injured at Scribner avenue and Sixth street Saturday afternoon. As he leaped to his seat on the wagon, the horses started forward and Koning fell in front of the wheels, the heavy wagon passing over his body. He was at first taken to his home, 1232 Alpine avenue, N. W., but later removed to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he died. He is survived by a widow and two children.

Newspaper Articles -- Arie Koning

Grand Rapids Herald, Sunday 09 January 1916

SERIOUSLY HURT IN FALL FROM WAGON

ARIE KONING, DRIVER, RUN OVER BY HEAVY MOVING VAN

Jerked from his wagon seat, when his team started suddenly, Arie Koning, 30 years old, 1232 Alpine avenue, N., W., was run over by a heavy moving wagon and sustained injuries to his spine, which will keep him confined to his bed for some time.

Koning is employed as a teamster by Dick DeGroot, who operates a moving van business. He was at Scribner avenue and Sixth street shortly before 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon. He had mounted the seat of his wagon and picked up the reins, but before he had secured a strong hold on them, the team started. Koning was jerked from his seat and fell in front of the wagon, the wheels passing over his body before the animals could be stopped.

Dr. John A. McColl, who was passing, gave the injured man temporary relief. Special Officer Steed and Patrolman Sage responded to a call for the police ambulance and Koning was taken to his home. Dr. P. J. Kriekard was then called and dressed the man’s injuries. While Koning’s spine is injured and his condition is considered serious, it is not believed that he is fatally hurt.

Koning lives with his family at 1232 Alpine avenue, N. W., and has been considered a careful driver.
 

Husband of Mina (Lammers) Thompson - (Two obituaries for Warren D. Thompson)

THOMPSON, W. D. Thompson Is Dead at 56 - A Marine Corps veteran of World War I, Warren D. Thompson, of 146 Gold Ave., SW. died Friday afternoon in Michigan Veterans Facility following a long illness. He was 56.  Mr. Thompson was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife, Mina; two brothers, Floyd and Clayton of Grand Rapids; a sister, Mrs. Axel Hanson of Cleveland; two stepsons, Harry W. and Orrin J. Koning, and a granddaughter.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.  Monday in the Alt Mortuary Chapel.

(Article in the Grand Rapids Herald on Saturday, 28 April 1951.)

 THOMPSON – Warren D. Thompson, aged 56, of 146 Gold Ave., SW., passed away Friday afternoon at the Veterans Facility Hospital. The deceased was a World War I veteran, having served in the Marine Corps.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mina Thompson; two brothers, Floyd and Clayton Thompson of Grand Rapids; a sister, Mrs. Axel Hansen of Cleveland; two step-sons Harry W. and Orrin J. Koning and a granddaughter. Mr. Thompson reposes at the Alt Mortuary, where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Herald on 28 April 1951

 
JACOB LAMMERS CAME HOME TO DIE

LAMMERS, Jacob - Had Tuberculosis and Had No Hope
When Jacob Lammers, aged nineteen years, returned home two months ago from Cuba, where he had performed service in the Navy, he did so to die.
The young man was a victim of tuberculosis, dying yesterday at the home of his parents, 531 Turner street. Private funeral services will be held at the house Thursday afternoon.

(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on Tuesday, January 10, 1911.)


LAMMERS, Mae (Mary Bucholz Ruster)

Died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1972, Mrs. Mae Lammers, formerly of 30 Valley St.
Survived by her son, Robert Lammers; two grandsons, Paul and Donald Lammers.
No prior calling hours. Mass of the Resurrection on Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment at the convenience of the family. Reference, Farrell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.

(As recorded in the Rochester, New York on ----)
 

GRAVELYN – Mrs. Margaret (Lammers) DeYoung Gravelyn aged 76 of 827 Crosby st., N.W., passed away Sunday evening. Surviving are her husband, Peter Gravelyn, two sons, John and Herbert DeYoung, three daughters, Mrs. John Heemstra, Mrs. Axel Rickson and Mrs. Herbert Gage; a sister, Mrs. John C. Jongejan, eight grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will beheld Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Van’t Hof Funeral Home. Burial Fulton Street cemetery. The body reposes at the chapel.

(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Herald on Monday, 31 January 1944 - (Photocopy is illegible)

 
GRAVELYN – Peter Gravelyn, aged 86 of 82 Crosby, N. W., passed away at Butterworth Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Johnson of Sacramento, Calif.; a stepson, Herbert DeYoung; three stepdaughters, Mrs. John Heemstra , Mrs. Axel Rickson and Mrs. Herbert Gage, all of Grand Rapids.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 o’clock at the Van’t Hof Funeral Home. Burial Greenwood cemetery. The body reposes at the chapel.

(As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on Thursday, April 27, 1944.)

Newspaper articles -- John Lammers Death

Grand Rapids Morning Herald on Monday, 16 April 1956

John Lammers
Funeral Set Wednesday

Funeral services for John Lammers, former Consumers Power Company employe, will be held under the auspices of the DeMolai Commandery, Knights Templar, at the Masonic Temple at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday.

Rev. Albert E. Potts, Pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fairplains Cemetery.

Mr. Lammers, 68, lived at 1954 Monroe NE. He died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon of a heart attack. He was a native and life-long resident of Grand Rapids. At the time of his retirement three years ago he was construction stores supervisor for the Consumers Power Company.

Mr. Lammers held life memberships in Grand River Lodge F&AM; Tyre Council; Grand Rapids Council, RAM. He was a member and Past Commander of the DeMolai Commandery, Knights Templar. He also was a member of the DeMolai drill corps and of the Saladin Temple, AAONMS. Mr. Lammers was a member of the Kent County Conservation League.

Surviving Mr. Lammers are his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd R. Frazee and Mrs. Kenneth Barnes; both of Grand Rapids; a son Harry of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Warren Thompson of Grand Rapids.

The body is at the Greenhoe-VanZee Funeral Home.

Obituary – John Lammers

As recorded in the Grand Rapids Herald on Monday, 16 April 1956

LAMMERS -- John Lammers, aged 68, of 1954 Monroe Ave., NE, passed away suddenly Saturday evening. Surviving are his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) Frazee and Mrs. Kenneth (Dolores) Barnes; one son, Harry Lammers of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Warren (Mina) Thompson. Mr. Lammers reposes at the Greenhoe-VanZee Funeral Home, 207 East Fulton. Funeral services under the auspices of DeMolai Commandery, K. T. No. 5, at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, Rev. A. E. Potts officiating. Interment in Fairplains Cemetery.

Newspaper article -- John Lammers Death

On Front page of Grand Rapids Press Monday, 16 April 1956
(Photograph included).

Death Takes Power Aide

John Lammers Headed Line Section Here

John Lammers, 68, of 1954 Monroe av., NE, former general superintendent of the line department of Consumers Power Co.’s local division, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack at his home.

Born in Grand Rapids, Mr. Lammers started work with the power company when he was 18. In addition to supervising the line department he served as construction stores supervisor for the local division before his retirement in 1953.

He was a widely known baseball player several years and managed teams of the power company.

Mr. Lammers was a life member of Grand Rapids lodge 34, F&AM; Tyre council No. 10 and Grand Rapids chapter No. 7, RAM. He also was a member and past commander of DeMolai commandery of Knights Templar, a member of the DeMolai drill corps, Saladin Temple of the Shrine and Kent County Conservation League.

Surviving are his wife, Josepine; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Frazee and Mrs. Kenneth Barnes of Grand Rapids; a son, Harry of Kalamazoo; a sister, Mrs. Warren Thompson of Grand Rapids, and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday at Masonic temple under auspices of DeMolai commandery. Rev. Albert E. Potts of Plymouth Congregational church will officiate. Burial will be in Fairplains cemetery. The body is at the Greenhoe-VanZee funeral home.

Obituary – John Lammers

As recorded in the Grand Rapids Press on Monday, 16 April 1956

LAMMERS – John Lammers, aged 68, of 1954 Monroe av., NW, passed away suddenly Saturday evening. Surviving are his widow, Josephine, two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Margaret) Frazee and Mrs. Kenneth (Dolores) Barnes; one son, Harry Lammers of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Warren (Mina) Thompson. Mr. Lammers reposes at the Greenhoe-VanZee Funeral Home, 207 East Fulton. Funeral services under auspices of DeMolai commandery K. T. No. 5, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple. Rev. A. E. Potts officiating. Interment Fairplains cemetery.


 

Lammers Family Photos

 

Grand Rapids Electric Company about 1911
7 S. Division Street (per 1911 G. R. City Directory)
John Lammers, second from the right, was a employee.

Grand Rapids Electric Company, about 1911
Jan Lammers, second person standing on the left on the top behind the left driver.

Fishing on the Grand River near the Plainfield Bridge
John Lamers, third from the right and
Axel Rickson, second from the right

Palmer Elementary School - Second or Third grade class about 1922
Margaret Lammers, daughter of John and Josephine (Kendorsky), first row on the right. 
Her uncle, Jacob Lammers, was in the navy and died at the age of 19. 
Margaret's mother made her a sailor top out of Jacob's sailor top.

Creston High School, 1930
Saga Yearbook, page 17
Margaret Lammers, 9th grader, second row , ninth from the right. 
This was the class from Session Room 230.
Margaret's brother is also in this picture.  He was a 7th grader.


Contributed by Nancy Myers
Created: 16 February 2007
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