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David Tilstra
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Birth: Dec. 26, 1881
Skingen
Menaldumadeel Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: 1912
South Holland
Cook County
Illinois, USA

He was born in December 1881 as Douwe Tilstra in the small country village Schingen (in the Frisian language called Skingen), municipality Menaldumadeel, in the northwestern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland, the seventh of nine children and the last of five sons of baker Rinze Tilstra and Baukje Stellngwerf.

The family Tilstra emigrated in 1887 from Schingen, northwest Friesland, Netherlands to the USA.

David Tilstra died in 1912 at the age of about 30 years, very probably in or around the Dutch truck farmers settlement South Holland, just south of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Rinze Tilstra (1847 - 1916)
  Boukje Stellingwerf Tilstra (1851 - 1928)
 
 Siblings:
  Dirk Tilstra (1874 - 1904)*
  Albert Robert Tilstra (1876 - 1956)*
  Nicholas Tilstra (1877 - 1945)*
  Samuel Tilstra (1879 - 1943)*
  Annie Tilstra (1880 - 1920)*
  David Tilstra (1881 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Homewood Memorial Gardens
Homewood
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jan 09, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123031584
David Tilstra
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David Tilstra
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David Tilstra
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