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Nicolaas Cornelis "Nicholas, Nick" Auwerda
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1857
Midden-Drenthe Municipality
Drenthe, Netherlands
Death: Aug. 18, 1933
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Nicolaas Cornelis Auwerda was born in November 1857 in the country village Smilde in the midwestern part of the Dutch northeastern province Drenthe, son of the 29 years aged shopkeeper Cornelis Petrus Auwerda and Sara Elisabeth Cornelia Hatzmann, 28 years aged.

The 23 years aged skipper's hand (schippersknecht) Nicolaas Cornelis Auwerda married on 20 September 1881 in Smilde to the also 23 years aged Trijntje Meilof, born in Smilde, daughter of laborer Hendrik Meilof and Henderika Vos.

Nicolaas and Trijntje had the following children:
* Sara Elisabeth Auwerda, 13 November 1881, Smilde
* Hendrik Auwerda, 28 June 1884, Hoogersmilde
* Henderika Auwerda, 8 April 1887, Smilde, died 21 June 1890, Assen, Drenthe;
* Cornelis Auwerda, 6 June 1889, Paradijssluis, Havelte, Drenthe, died 26 September 1940, Meppel, Drenthe.

Nicolaas Cornelis Auwerda was in 1881 and 1884 a skipper's hand, in 1887 and 1889 skipper.

His wife Trijntje Meilof died on 24 January 1890 in Dieverbrug, Dwingeloo, Drenthe at the age of 32 years.

Nicolaus Auwerda remarried on 16 July 1896 in Illinois, Cook County, very probably in or around Chicago, at the age of 37 years to the three years younger Tryntje Wottlers [maiden name Trijntje Cleveringa], also born in the northeastern part of the Netherlands and widow of coachman of Jacob Johannes Wolters, who died on 14 March 1890 in the city of Groningen, in the northeastern part of the Netherlands, at the age of 37 years. Trijntje Cleveringa had on 16 August 1895 in Pieterburen, province Groningen, Netherlands as an unmarried servant maid son Berend Cleveringa. So Trijntje emigrated between August 1895 and July 1896 to the USA. Her brother Allert (born 1867, in the USA called Albert) emigrated in April 1895 to the USA.

In June 1900 Nicholas Auwerde (35 y [42!], born in November 1865 [1857!] in Holland, factory hand), his [second?] wife Theresa (40, Aug 1861, [1860, Pieterburen] Holland) and the children Barnie (4, Aug 1895, [Pieterburen, Groningen] Holland), [Sara] Elizabeth (18, Nov 1881, [Smilde] Holland) and Henry (16 y, born in June 1883 [1884, Hoogersmilde] in Holland, factory hand), lived at a rented home at So. Turner Ave. in West Town, just west of Chicago's center, Ward 10, Cook County, Illinois. Barnie was born as Berend Cleveringa on 16 August 1895 in Pieterburen, Groningen, son of the unmarried servant maid Trijntje Cleveringa.

Nicholas and Thereasa had on 29 October 1902 in Drexel, just west of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois son Richard Auwerda.

In 1910 Nick Auwerda (51), his wife Katie (49) and their children Barney Auwerda (14, Holland), Richard (7, Illinois), Grace (5, Illinois) and John (4, Illinois) lived in Cicero, just west of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

In September 1914, when his son Cornelis married in the Netherlands, Nicolaas is a truck farmer (tuinier). The Nicholas Auwerda farm was in 1915 located at 3800 S. Central Ave., Mud Lake in Chicago Sanitary District. A photo of the family Auwerda in front of the farm is available in Robert P. Swierenga's book "Dutch Chicago" (published in 2002), page 556. In June 1917 Nicholas is still a [truck] farmer, residing at 3800 S <66> Ave. [today W Ogden Ave, till 1977 part of Route 66], Cicero, with his son Barney as employee.

His wife Treintje Auwerda died on 25 December 1925 in Cicero, just west of Chicago city, Cook County, Illinois at the age of 65 years.

In 1930 Nickalas Auwerda (72, widower), his son Barney (34), his daughter-in-law Agnes Auwerda (33, Holland) and his grandchildren Theresa G (11, Illinois), Peter A (7, Illinois), Nicholas C (5, Illinois) and Gertrude E Auwerda (0, Illinois) lived in Berwyn, just west of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Nicolaas Cornelis Auwerda died in August 1933 in Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois at the age of 75 years.
Family links: 
  Trijntje Cleveringa Auwerda (1860 - 1925)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Auwerda Folgers (1881 - 1942)*
  Henry Auwerda (1884 - ____)*
  Cornelis Auwerda (1889 - 1940)*
  Berend Auwerda (1895 - 1967)*
  Richard Auwerda (1902 - 1977)*
  Johannes Auwerda (1905 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Nov 27, 2013
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