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Henry Auwerda
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1884
Midden-Drenthe Municipality
Drenthe, Netherlands
Death: unknown, USA

He was born in June 1884 as Hendrik Auwerda in the country village Hoogersmilde in the midwestern part of the Dutch northeastern province Drenthe, son of the 26 years aged skipper's hand (schippersknecht) Nicolaas Cornelis and Trijntje Meilof.

In June 1900 Henry (16 y, born in June 1883 [?] in Holland, factory hand), his father Nicholas Auwerde (35, Nov 1885, Holland, factory hand), his [step?] mother Theresa (40, Aug 1861, Holland) and his siblings Barnie (5, Aug 1895, Holland) and Elizabeth (19, Nov 1881, Holland) lived at a rented home at So. Turner Ave. in West Town, just west of Chicago's center, Ward 10, Cook County, Illinois. They immigrated in 1896. In 1895 his father Nicholas probably remarried to Theresa.

In 1920 Henry Auwerda (35 y, born in Holland, and who immigrated in 1900 ?!), his wife Annie (33, Illinois) and their children Theresa (11, Illinois), Jacob (10, Illinois) and Jeannie (8, Illinois) lived in North Township, Lake County, in the utter northwestern part of Indiana.

Henry Auwerda divorced before 1930 from Anje Wiltjer, but apparently she kept his surname.

In 1930 the 45 years aged and divorced Henry Auwerda lived as boarder at the home of the Dutch couple John (36) and Jantien Hoogeveen (22) in Highland, Lake County, Indiana.
His ex-wife Anna Auwerda (43, divorced) lived there too in 1930, with their son Jacob Auwerda (20) and their daughter Jeanette Auwerda (19).

In April 1940 [truck] farmer Henry Auwerda (55 y, born in Holland, divorced) lived at an own farm, worth $10,000 [!], in Highland Town, North Township, Lake County, Indiana. Housekeeper Effie Yonker (43, Holland, divorced) and hired hand Henry Dexter [Dykstra] (55, Holland, single) lived with him. They all three lived in 1935 in the same house.
Family links: 
  Nicolaas Cornelis Auwerda (1857 - 1933)
  Anje Wiltjer Auwerda (1886 - 1949)
  Theresa Auwerda Koedyker (1908 - 1999)*
  Jacob J. Auwerda (1910 - 1988)*
  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
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Nov 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120866717
Henry Auwerda
Added by: mike
Henry Auwerda
Added by: Peter Hakze
Henry Auwerda
Added by: Peter Hakze
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