May 20, 1989 Shelbyville Allegan County Michigan, USA
Eize is born in 1901 in Bristow, Pittsford Township, Butler County, in the northeastern central part of Iowa, the second of seven children of the Dutch couple Fred Koopman (= Merchant) and Anna Hayes [Heijes], named for her maternal grandmother Eise Broezer.
In the beginning of 1920 Eice Koopman (18 y), her parents Fred (47 y), Anna (39 y), and her siblings Ben (21 y), Lilly (20 y), Lena (16 y), Nancy (14 y), John (10 y) and Dick (8 y) resided in Butler County, Iowa.
Eize Koopman married on 20 March 1920 in her birthplace Bristow, Butler County, Iowa at the age of 19 years to the nine years older Jerry Aneweer.
On 15 November 1920 their first child was born, Irene Lena, in Pittsford, Butler County, Iowa.
Her husband and farmer Jerry Leep died in 1970 in Plainwell, Allegan County at the age of 77 years. Eize died in 1989 at the age of 87 years at her home in Shelbyville, in Allegan County too, when the gas stove she was using exploded. The explosion moved the house off the foundation. Source: K. Door, e-mail April 2013.