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Pieter "Peter" Schuurmans
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1863
Littenseradiel Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Feb., 1901
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

He was born as Pieter Schuurmans in November 1863 in the dairy farmers village Schillaard in the former municipality Baarderadeel, since 1982 part of the new municipality Littenseradiel, in the middle of the Dutch northern province Friesland. His parents are Meinte Hendriks Schuurmans, 32 years aged, farmer, and Geertje Barteles Swierstra, 31 years aged. Source: scan birth akte, Familysearch, 11/2012.
On 23 September 1896 farmer Pieter Schuurmans, 32 y, arrived on the SS Southwark, which had departed from Antwerp, Belgium, with his sister Hiltje Schuurmans, 26 y, at New York, heading for Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, where he got with his wife Helen (Hielkje) VanderSchaaf, born in Littenseradiel too, on 5 July 1899 son Meinte and on 29 October 1900 daughter Anna Schuurmans.
About February 1901 he died at the age of 37 years in Lodi, Bergen County, New Jersey, just east of Paterson and northwest of New York, leaving his wife and two children.
Family links: 
  Helen VanderSchaaf Verwolf (1877 - 1953)
  Meinte Schuurmans (1899 - 1981)*
  Anna Schuurmans Hoogland (1900 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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