Jacob Ryskamp, vice-president of Ryskamp Brothers, was born in the Netherlands in the year 1863, and thus was about eighteen years old when the family came to Grand Rapids. Here he has made a record of substantial and worthy achievement as a reliable and progressive business man and loyal and public-spirited citizen, and he and his family hold the ancestral religious faith, that of the Christian Reformed church. In 1889 was solemnized his marriage to Miss Margaret Bolt, daughter of the late John Bolt, who was a representative of one of the sterling pioneer families of Grand Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Ryskamp became the parents of seven children, of whom Katie, the first-born died in February, 1911. Pearl is the wife of Rev. John Bouwsma, who is a clergyman of he Christian Reformed church and who is pastor of a church in Grand Rapids. Henry is a member of the faculty of the Calvin College, Grand Rapids. John is identified with the Old National Bank in Grand Rapids. Clarence, Louzina and James remain at the parental home.
Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 16 March 2005