|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1876|
He was born in September 1876 as Jelte [!] 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 third of nine children and second son of baker Rinze Tilstra and Baukje Stellngwerf.
The family Tilstra emigrated in 1887 from Schingen, northwest Friesland, Netherlands to the USA.
Albert Tilstra married on 4 December 1902 in South Holland, a Dutch truck farmers settlement, just south of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois at the age of 26 years to the three years younger Jennie Rietveld.
Albert Tilstra and Jennie Rietveld had in South Holland on 7 July 1912 and 11 April 1918 the daughters Bessie Margaret and Marian Evelyn.
On 13 September 1918 the 41 years aged merchant Albert Robert Tilstra was living at 15722 State in South Holland, Cook County, Illinois, when he was administrated on a World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card.
In 1930 Albert R Tilstra (53 y, born in Holland), his wife Jennie (50, Illinois), their daughters Bessie M (17, Illinois) and Marion E (11, Illinois) lived in South Holland, Cook County, Illinois. According to the records of this Census 1930 Albert immigrated in 1888.
In April 1940 Albert Tilstra (62, no occupation), his wife Jane (60) and their daughter Marion (22, teacher at a public school) lived at an own home, worth $3500, at South Park in -still- South Holland, Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois. They lived in 1935 at the same house.
Albert Tilstra died in 1956 at the age of about 79 years, very probably in South Holland, Cook County, Illinois. His widow Jane, born on 8 June 1879, died on 1 January 1967 at the age of 87 years, probably at her last residence place South Holland too.
Rinze Tilstra (1847 - 1916)
Boukje Stellingwerf Tilstra (1851 - 1928)
Jane Riedveld Tilstra (1879 - 1967)*
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)*
Homewood Memorial Gardens
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jan 09, 2014
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