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Marinus “Martin” Van Essen

  • Birth 25 Jan 1877 Brandwijk, Molenwaard Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Death 7 Apr 1958 San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot Permanente Care (A common area of the mausoleum not open to the general public)
  • Memorial ID 8739823

Born in Brandwijk, Zuid Holland, Holland. Son of Kommer (Commer) van Essen & Christina Jacoba Tas. Husband of Cornelia Rekoert, and father of Kommer (Commer), Marie (Maria), Jan (John), & Christian James. Marinus, Cornelia & the children immigrated to the US in 1910, leaving Rotterdam on March 26 aboard the S.S. Noordam, and arriving April 4 at the Port of New York. The ship's manifest lists Marinus' occupation as "baker". Passing through Ellis Island, the family headed to Grand Rapids, MI where Commer van Essen (Marinus' father) was already living. Sometime after the birth of their youngest son, Christian James in 1914, the family moved on to Denver, Colorado. According to his WWI Draft Registration Card dated Sept. 12, 1918 he was employed as a baker at the Merchants Biscuit Company in Denver. In 1940 Marinus & Cornelia moved to California, settling in San Diego County with son John & his wife Emma, and son Christian. Preceded in death by Cornelia, Marinus died in 1958 at San Diego County General Hospital (then located in San Diego at the end of Front St. on "Pill Hill"). With arrangements made through Sherrill Mortuary, his body was cremated at Cypress View Crematory in San Diego. His ashes were placed in "Permanente Care," a common area of the mausoleum.

(On his death certificate Marinus is listed as Martin Van Essen.)

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  • Created by: O'side Native
  • Added: 10 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8739823
  • O'side Native
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marinus “Martin” Van Essen (25 Jan 1877–7 Apr 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8739823, citing Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by O'side Native (contributor 46615047) .