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Gertrude "Gertie" LaGrand Blackport
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1876, Netherlands
Death: Dec. 19, 1961
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Gertrude, wife of Peter Blackport. Immigrated to America in April 1892 with her family from the Netherlands to Ellis Island on the ship Werkendam. Her parents were Jacobis and Martha LaGrand. She lived on Caulfield Avenue in Grand Rapids most of her life, and was a member of Franklin St. CRC.

Jacobus, Maatje and their six children immigrated to America from the Netherlands. They arrived at Ellis Island on the ship Werkendam (from Rotterdam) April 22, 1892.

Ships manifest list:
Jacobus age 56
Maatje age 50
Neeltje age 22 (*listed, but stayed in the Netherlands)
Jacob age 20
Jacobus age 18 ( James )
Adriaan age 14 ( Andrew )
Gertrudia age 16 ( Gertie)
Maatje age 11 (Mertie )
Johannes age 10 ( John )

The 1902 Grand Rapids Directory lists Jacob as a cabinet maker at Furniture City Cabinet Co. and Jacobus as an oil peddler, James is listed as a packer, John is also working at Furniture City. Andrew is a carver, and boards at 281 Quarry.

1902 Legrands are living at 415 Caulfield Ave. in Grand Rapids.(#887 after 1912),the same house where Peter and Gertrude LaGrand Blackport raised their family.

1900 Census shows a grandaughter Maud DeWinter living with the family.*daughter of Maatje LaGrand DeWinter (1879 - 1899)

After Jacobus death in 1910 Gertrudes mother, Maatje Lagrand age 73 and her brother John Lagrand age 27, are living with her daughter and son-in-law Gertrude and Peter Blackport at 887 Caulfield Ave. in Grand Rapids with their family.

Family links: 
  Jacobus LaGrand (1836 - 1910)
  Maatje Korstanje LaGrand (1837 - 1912)
  Peter Blackport (1873 - 1955)
  Margaret Blackport Zeinstra (1901 - 1982)*
  Cora Blackport DeJager (1904 - 1986)*
  John Blackport (1911 - 1991)*
  Jane Blackport Groothuis (1916 - 2000)*
  Adriana LaGrand Kriekaard (1860 - 1943)*
  Job LaGrand (1861 - 1942)*
  Helena LaGrand Lokerse (1864 - 1941)*
  Neeltje LaGrand (1870 - 1892)*
  Jacob LaGrand (1873 - 1938)*
  James LaGrand (1876 - 1942)*
  Gertrude LaGrand Blackport (1876 - 1961)
  Andrew LaGrand (1878 - 1910)*
  Maatje LaGrand De Winter (1879 - 1899)*
  John LaGrand (1883 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Created by: RLK
Record added: Nov 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80854637
Gertrude Gertie <i>LaGrand</i> Blackport
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Gertrude Gertie <i>LaGrand</i> Blackport
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Gertrude Gertie <i>LaGrand</i> Blackport
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