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William M "Will" Alberda
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1884
Bedum
Bedum Municipality
Groningen, Netherlands
Death: Feb. 11, 1949
Bozeman
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

He was born as Willem Menze Alberda and he is the second child and son, named for his paternal grandfather Willem Menses Alberda, who died in August 1866 at the age of 37 years in Bedum, Willem's birthtown in the Dutch northeastern province Groningen.

On 4 May 1893 Willem arrived with his parents Pieter and Cornelia Alberda and his siblings Pieterke and Hendrik on the SS Spaarndam at New York. Their destination is Bozeman, the seat of Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana.

On 18 January 1906 William M. Alberda married at the age of 21 years to the same aged Clara Braaksma at Manhattan, Gallatin, Montana.

Will Alberda lived in 1910 with his wife Clara and their children Edith (3 y) and Peter (1 y) in Gallatin County, schooldistrict 34, this is in the area of the Dutch settlement that was later on called Holland and Amsterdam-Chuchill.

Will lived in 1920 with his wife Clara and their children at the Dutch settlement Holland, later on called Amsterdam-Churchill, Gallatin County, in the southwestern part of Montana. Their daughter Jeanette died there in July 1934 at the age of 13 years.

William M Alberda, 55 years aged and county commissioner of Gallatin County, lived in 1940, like in 1930 and 1935, with his wife Clara (55 y too) and their children Joe (24, farm manager), Henry (21, farm manager too), William C (17) and Nellie (14) still in Holland, at an own farm worth $1500. His son Jacob (Jake) and his family lived with them on the farm or right next doors.

William died in 1949 at the age of 64 years. His widow Clara died in 1958 at the age 73 years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Pieter Alberda (1862 - 1938)
  Cornelia Klugkist Alberda (1862 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Braaksma Alberda (1884 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Edith Alberda Leep (1907 - 1979)*
  Peter W Alberda (1909 - 1955)*
  Jacob Alberda (1910 - 1993)*
  Cora Alberda Bos (1911 - 1982)*
  Joe Alberda (1915 - 1981)*
  Henry W Alberda (1918 - 2006)*
  Jeanette Alberda (1920 - 1934)*
  William Clarence Alberda (1922 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  William M Alberda (1884 - 1949)
  Pieterke Alberda Van Dyken (1886 - 1912)*
  Liefke Alberda (1888 - 1910)*
  Henry Alberda (1889 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hills Cemetery
Church Hill
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
 
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Jane Barkell
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47924144
William M Will Alberda
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William M Will Alberda
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