OTTAWA COUNTY POOR FARM CEMETERY
Death records of Polkton Township listing persons who died in the Ottawa County Infirmary in Eastmanville, and are listed as being buried in the Ottawa County Poor Farm Cemetery, or assumed to be there.
Most of the information is very skimpy on each death record, and some of it is not definite,
Alrich, Mattaus, single, b. 1849 in Germany d. Nov 23, 1907 age 58 years
Beeman, Warren, born in Ireland died Feb. 20, 1923 age 80 years about, he was widowed
Bouwkamp, William, married, born in Holland, died Mar. 31, 1918 age 46 years
Bradley, Eliabeth, widowed, born 1872, died Sept. 22, 1926 age 54 years
Brearly, Charles, single, age about 51 years, died Sept. 15, 1921.
Burthuise, Henry, widowed, born 18834 in Europe, died June 10, 1904. Age 70 years.
Coon, Lewis, widowed, born in America, died Jan. 20, 1919, age about 85 years, occupation shoe cobbler.
Crasy, Ed, died July 8, 1927, age 69 years
Crocker, George, widowed, born in Pennsylvania, died July 24, 1922, age about 86 years, occupation-Hat Cleaner.
De Vries, Jacob, single, born in the Netherlands, died Mar. 6, 1926, age 87 years.
Dick, Richard, single, born July 29, 1823 in Germany, died Sept. 9, 1913.
Englesman, Mrs. John, born in Germany, died Jan. 19, 1923, age about 82 years.
Evert, Bert, single, born in Holland, died Jan, 21, 1898, age 76 years.
Huffan, Floid, single, died June 29, 1916, age about 56 years.
Hungerford, Asa, single, born 1877 in Michigan, died Aug. 2, 1901, age 24 years. He was a resident of Spring Lake for 16 years.
Jacks, Peter Johnston, single, born in Scotland, died Jan, 20, 1921, age 63 years. Occupation was paper maker.
Johnson, Charles, married, born June 10, 1835 in New York, died Nov. 8, 1911, age 76 years, 4 months, 29 days. Informant was Adison Johnson of Grand Rapids.
Kamp, Dick, born in Holland, died Aug. 15, 1900, age 29 years, single. His occupation was a cooper.
Kornonoelje, Jan, married, born in the Netherlands, died July 6, 1909, age 65 years
10 months 7 days.
Korts, John, single, born in Germany, died June 28, 1910, age about 30 years. Died in Ottawa County Infirmary. He was a resident there for 1 year and 17 days. Cause of death was Tuberculosis.
Kramer, George, single, son of Isaac Kramer, died June 15, 1919, age about 51 years.
Kramer, Isaac, widower, died Jan. 22, 1899, age 70 years.
Kratz, Martin, single, died June 13, 1912, age about 62 years.
Lepp, Susan, married, born Nov. 21, 1841, in the Netherlands, died Nov. 28, 1920. Her father was Byn Jaryma.
Lewis, Albert, died May 8, 1914, age about 44 years. Cause of death was Valvular heart disease. Length of residence at the County House was 17 years 1 month 9 days.
Informant was Emma Cook. Probably buried on the County Farm Cemetery.
Maaje, Sesto, single, died July 15, 1912, age about 77 years.
Miller, James, single, born Apr. 2, 1849 in America, died Sept. 30, 1922.
Mustendyke, William, single, born 1835 in the Netherlands , died May 8, 1901, age 66 years.
Oxner, Joseph, widowed, born Apr. 5, 1830 in Switzerland, died Sept. 8, 1816. Informant was Cornelius Oxner, of Holland.
Rickner, Bolan, widowed, died Nov. 19, 1910, age about 86 years.
Rippenapeller, Peter, married, born in Germany, died Jan. 8, 1928, age 74 years.
Rosier, Horace, widowed, born Feb. 29, 1859 in Michigan, died Feb. 9, 1931, age 70 years 11 months, 9 days.
Schifalbein, John, single, born in Germany, died July 4, 1922, age about 84 years.
Seibert, Louise, widow, died July 1, 1914, age about 72 years.
Smith, John, single, born July 10, 1876 in Germany, died July 17, 1918. Son of Fred Smith, age 42 years 1 month 7 days.
Smith, Nathan, widowed, born in America, died Oct. 18, 1918, age about 86 years. Son of John Stafford Smith-Illinois. Informant was Harlan Smith of Hudsonville, Michigan #5
Smith, William, married, born in Germany, died Oct. 16, 1909, age 84 years. Informant was Mrs. Emma Cook.
Spang, Joseph, born 1835, died Nov. 2, 1904, age 69 years.
Tanner, Eugene, single, born in Ottawa County, died Oct. 15, 1899, age 74 years.
Vander, Werf, Wieve (male), born in Holland, died Jan. 7, 1901 age 49 years.
Van Liere, Benjamin, widowed, born in the Netherlands, died July 7, 1916, age about 38 years.
Visser, John, widowed, born in Holland, died Aug, 30,1899, age 75 years.
Wilder, Albert (supposed name) , died Aug. 22, 1907, age about 26 years. Death caused by fracture of Skull. Informant was Garret Cook of Coopersville.
(Information compiled by Irene Reidsma February 2002)
Poor Farm Cemetery Tombstones
Dick, Robert G. 1821-1913 Olive Township
Wassenaar, T. 1843-1916 Olive Township
Wolstron, John 1845-1917
Smoor, Gert 1841-1916 Zeeland Township
The stones are rectangular in shape, and all are in excellent condition.
The area was dowsed by Robert Mahoney and he determined that there are 22 burials located here.
The tombstones were recorded in early April of 1997 by members of the Holland Genealogical Society who visited the "Poor Farm".
Transcriber: Barb Jones
Created: 23 July 2010