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William Alderts
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1873
Groningen, Netherlands
Death: May 26, 1941
Chelan County
Washington, USA

William Alderts, at the age of 20, boarded the steamer "Rotterdam", sailing from the port of Rotterdam, Holland. Traveling in steerage, with 2 pieces of luggage, he arrived in the United States at New York on 11 October 1893. His destination was Cadillac, Michigan. He eventually continued westward and ended up in Washington state.

On 10 September 1918, at age 45, he registered for the draft. He was tall, medium build, with blue eyes, brown hair and balding. His address was Ephrata, Grant County, Washington, but at the time he worked for H. C. Thiemens in Espanola, Spokane County, Washington.

His last known permanent address before making a trip into Canada was at a Y.M.C.A. in Spokane, Washington. On 17 July 1919, with $60.00, he made his way to Kingsgate, British Columbia. The purpose of the trip was to operate a [mining?] claim he had interest in.

The 1920 census shows William back in Espanola, Spokane County, Washington, lodging with Rheinhard D. Thiemens and next door is Christoph H. Thiemens, his previous employer.

On 7 September 1909 his petition to become a U.S. citizen was accepted. He became a Naturalized Citizen on 24 August 1924.

William Alderts married Clara Pontsler, a widow, on 23 May 1925 at Ephrata, Grant County, Washington.

In the 1940 census he was working as a mail messenger for the Post Office, living in Ephrata with Clara. 
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  Clara Van Winkle Andrew Alderts (1880 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
1873 --[G]-- 1941

[The Masonic G for God & Geometry]
Ephrata Cemetery
Grant County
Washington, USA
Plot: Block 170, Space F
Maintained by: Sheila
Originally Created by: eddie mccreary
Record added: Apr 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51239256
William Alderts
Added by: LJ Marchand
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