Thursday, March 01, 2007

Happy Birthday - March 1

Happy Birthday to:
  • Great-great-grandmother Doetje "Dorothy" (WIERSMA) TUINSTRA. She was born in the municipality of Wonseradeel, Friesland, the Netherlands in 1854, and would be 153 years old today. Daughter of Wijbren Joukes WIERSMA and Akke Dirks RENEMA, she immigrated to the U.S. probably in 1884 with her widowed father and many siblings. On 6 Nov 1884, she married Geert "George" Aukes TUINSTRA in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan. They had 10 or 11 children (unclear), including my great-grandmother, Agnes TUINSTRA. Dorothy died 5 Dec 1916 at her home at 1332 Maude Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids at the age of 62. She was buried in the Grandville-Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming Township, Kent County, Michigan. Read her obituary here and see her grave photo on her memorial page at Find A Grave here.

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