Hendrik “Henry” Poort

Hendrik “Henry” Poort

Spijk, Delfzijl Municipality, Groningen, Netherlands
Death 16 Apr 1937 (aged 79)
Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Burial Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Plot Lot #1-25-13, unmarked grave
Memorial ID 26203370 · View Source
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Hendrik (called Henry in the U.S.) was born in Spiek, Netherlands, the son of Kornelis Poort and Lammerdina (Dijksterhuis) Poort. He immigrated to the USA, and married (1)Geertje Kornelis van Kampen on June 3, 1881, in Muskegon, Michigan. His brother, Pieter Poort, also immigrated, but they had three sisters who remained in the Netherlands. It is unknown what happened to Geertje or if there were children born to this union. In 1885, he married (2)Mary Solman in Muskegon, Michigan, and they had 13 children; Lambert, Daniel Henry, Peter Henry, Cornelius, Herman, Dena, Gertrude, Mary, Richard Lavern, Edward, Edie, Stanley and Henry Jr. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death, and he later married (3)Janake Medema, a widow with five sons (Dick, Jay, Andrew, Martin, and John Medema). Besides his wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Aggie Poort; and two sons, Lambert Poort and Peter Henry Poort. He was survived by his wife, Jennie; daughters, Dena (Frank) Carney, Gertrude (Ora) Nichols, and Mary (Peter) Hurst; sons, Daniel Poort, Cornelius Poort, Herman Poort, Richard Poort, Edward Poort, Stanley Poort and Henry Poort Jr.; his step-sons; and many grandchildren.

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