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Samuel Groothuis
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1887
Groningen, Netherlands
Death: Mar., 1977
Jenison
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA

Sam (Sacharius)Groothuis *named after his Grandfather.
Immigrated to America from the Netherlands in March 1907. He arrived at Ellis Island on the ship "Statendam" from the port of Rotterdam, Holland. His place of residence on the ships manifest is listed as Stedum, Holland.

Sacharias Groothuis , arrived at the age of 19 years without family on March 20,1907 at Ellis Island in New York and went live with his Uncle Auwko Groothuis # 86819714 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Laurel St.

He married Nellie Tiemeyer in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sept.6, 1911
They had four children:
Emma Helder Groothuis 1912-2001
John Groothuis 1913-1995
Clarence Groothuis 1915-1989
Peter Groothuis 1921-2012

1931-The family is living at 736 Crofton S.W. in Grand Rapids. Occupation: Yard Foreman for George Breen.(see photo)

1940 - Samuel Groothuis works as a teamster and lives with his wife Nellie and their son Peter, age 19 and checker in the car body industry, in Grand Rapids, 736 Crofton Street.

1942 -Draft Registration lists Samuel age 54 as a self-employed farmer.Has a farm on Canal St. in Grandville, Mi. on the corner of Jacob. St.
Later moved to Baldwin St. in Jenison, close to the 1st CRC Church. House has been torn down.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Klaas Jacob Groothuis (1857 - 1949)
  Ybeltje Bolwijn Groothuis (1857 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Helena Tiemeyer Groothuis (1889 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Emma Groothuis Helder (1912 - 2001)*
  John Groothuis (1913 - 1995)*
  Clarence Groothuis (1915 - 1989)*
  Peter H. Groothuis (1921 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Antje Groothuis Leroy (1879 - 1926)*
  Samuel Groothuis (1887 - 1977)
  Hendrik Groothuis (1889 - 1982)*
  Grace Groothuis Wassing (1894 - 1956)*
  Jan Groothuis (1895 - 1978)*
  Klaas Groothuis (1898 - 1982)*
  Albert Groothuis (1900 - 1975)*
  Syke Groothuis Vos (1904 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: RKosters
Record added: Jan 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83240172
Samuel Groothuis
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Samuel Groothuis
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Samuel Groothuis
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 Added: Mar. 28, 2012
 
 
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