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 Commer Van Essen, Sr

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Commer Van Essen, Sr

  • Birth 30 Oct 1856 Brandwijk, Molenwaard Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Death 21 Jul 1924 Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot
  • Memorial ID 12640567

Born Kommer van Essen in Brandwijk, Zuid-Holland, Holland. Son of Marinus van Essen and Willemijntje Pols. At the age of 19 he married Christina Jacoba Tas on March 23, 1876 in Molenaarsgraaf, Zuid-Holland, Holland. They had 14 children with five sons living to adulthood, Marinus, Pieter, Adrianus J. (Adrian Jacob), Meindus (Meindert) Christiaan, and Kommer (Commer). His wife Christina passed away on January 14, 1901 in Brandwijk. Commer and sons Adrianus, Meindus, and Commer immigrated to America arriving at Ellis Island on April 25, 1907. They resided in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Commer continued in his profession as a baker. He married again on March 8, 1910 to Tjitske De Roos Postema in Grand Rapids.

Obituary appeared in the Grand Rapids Press, July 21, 1924, page 18.

Children:
Marinus: Jan 25, 1877 - Apr 7, 1958
Pieter: Jan 10, 1878 - Nov 3, 1918
Willemijntje: ? - May 26, 1879
Willemijntje: May 31, 1880 - Aug 12, 1880
Adrianus Jacobus: Sep 12, 1881 - Oct 30, 1881
Willemijntje: Apr 10, 1883 - May 14, 1883
Adriaan: Sep 15, 1886 - Sep 26, 1886
Adrianus Jacobus: Jan 28, 1888 - Nov 18, 1917
Meindert Christiaan: May 11, 1889 - Mar 12, 1976
Christina Willemijntje: Jul 19, 1890 - Mar 21, 1893
Kommer/Commer: Nov 2, 1891 - Dec 12,1975
Abraham: Jun 2, 1893 - May 29, 1894
Abraham: Jun 24, 1895 - Feb 25, 1902
Willem Arie: May 24, 1898 - Nov 1, 1898


Family Members


Inscription

"Father" "PS. 73" 1857 - 1924
(1857 inscription is an error. All records show year of birth is 1856)

Gravesite Details Double marker with Tjitske Van Essen.
  • Created by: O'side Native
  • Added: 9 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12640567
  • O'side Native
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Commer Van Essen, Sr (30 Oct 1856–21 Jul 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12640567, citing Garfield Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by O'side Native (contributor 46615047) .