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Andrew Jay Cooper
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1896
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1985
Park County
Montana, USA

His parents Jan Kuipers and Beitske Burrie married on 21 May 1890 in municipality Hennaarderadeel in the western central part of the Dutch northern province Friesland. His father Jan was born there in 1865 in the country village Welsrijp. On 16 February 1891 his brother Herre (Harry John) was born in Welsrijp too.

The family Kuipers emigrated in 1892 to the USA and settled in Patterson, New Jersey.

When he was born there in 1896 he was christened as Anne Cooper, son of John Cooper and Bessie Burris. However when he started school he soon acquired the stigma of being called Anne and of course teased by everyone that this was a girls name. Apparently his complaints to his father finally bore fruit. He was taken to the Patterson, New Jersey courthouse and his name was officially changed to Andrew Cooper.

Andrew (4 y) lived in 1900 with his parents John (35 y) and Bertha (34 y) Cooper and his siblings Harry (9 y, born in Holland) and Peter (7 y, New Jersey) in ED 86 Manchester Township Hawthorne borough, Passaic County, New Jersey.

In 1910 Andrew (13 y) lived with his parents John (44 y) and Bertha (44 y) Coupers in School District 34 in Gallatin County in the southwestern part of Montana, very probably in or near the Dutch settlement Holland, later on called Amsterdam-Churchill.

On 5 June 1918 Andrew Jay Kuipers is selected for the World War I draft registration. He has light blue eyes and brown hair and works then for his father John Kuipers in Manhattan, Gallatin county, in the southwestern part of Montana, in or near the Dutch settlement Holland, later on called Amsterdam-Churchill.

On 11 Feb 1920 Andrew Cooper married at the age of 23 years in Manhattan, Gallatin County to the two years younger Jennie Veltkamp, [adopted] daughter of James Veltkamp and Jennie Dehaas.

n October of 1925 Andrew, Jennie, and their two sons moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1935 Andrew and Jennie were living in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County. By 1939 they had returned to Montana and in 1940 they were living at Hot Springs Twp., Madison Co., MT.

In 1940 Andrew Cooper, 43 years aged and bus driver in Yellowstone Park, his wife Jennie Cooper (40 y)and their children John (19 y, born in Montana, assistant agent at the Park Station), Andrew (17 y, born in Montana) and Juanita (0 y, born in Montana too) lived in a rented house at Hot Springs Township, near the Willow Creek in Madison County, in the southwestern part of Montana.

Andrew died in 1985 at the age of 88 years in Gardiner, Park County, Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Gardiner was officially founded in 1880, but the area has served as a main entrance to Yellowstone National Park since its creation in 1872.

His widow Jennie died in 1989 in Madison County, Montana, at the age of 90 years,
Family links: 
  John Kuipers (1865 - 1928)
  Bessie Kuipers (1865 - 1939)
  Jennie de Haas Veltman Cooper (1898 - 1989)*
  Peter J Kuipers (1893 - 1971)*
  Andrew Jay Cooper (1896 - 1985)
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Park County
Montana, USA
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Jim Harrison
Record added: Sep 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59346873
Andrew Jay Cooper
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Andrew Jay Cooper
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