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Welmoed van der Meer Tuinstra
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1876
Beritsum
Menaldumadeel Municipality
Friesland, Netherlands
Death: 1951
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

She was born in 1876 as Welmoed van der Meer in the country village Berlikum, in the Frisian language called Beritsum, municipality Menaldumadeel, in the northwestern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland, daughter of Fokke Jans van der Meer (33 y, gardener) and Grietje Fredriks Hoitsma.

She married on 23 December 1897 in Menaldum, seat of municipality Menaldumadeel at the age of 21 years to the eight years older gardener Sierd Tuinstra, born in Berlikum too.

On 29 March 1898 they had in Berlikum their son Jan and on 16 June 1900 their daughter Grietje.

The 71 years aged widow Welmoed Tuinstra arrived on 21 January 1948 with her granddaughter Welmoed Fopma (23 y, birth and last residence place in the Netherlands: Franeker, Friesland) on the SS Veendam at New York, Ellis Island. Her last residence place was her birthplace Berlikum. It's not unlikely that she was going to her son John S Tuinstra, who immigrated in July 1922 to the USA.

Welmoed van der Meer died in 1951 in Chicago at the age of about 74 years.
The decease akte of her husband Sierd Tuinstra couldn't be found (in July 2013).
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sierd Tuinstra (1868 - ____)
 
 Children:
  John S Tuinstra (1898 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Peter Hakze
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Apr 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109695791
Welmoed <i>van der Meer</i> Tuinstra
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Welmoed <i>van der Meer</i> Tuinstra
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