Willem (William/Bill) Swier

Willem (William/Bill) Swier[1]

Male 1882 - 1960  (77 years)

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  • Name Willem (William/Bill) Swier  [2
    Born 29 Dec 1882  Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 31 Jan 1903  New York, New York County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Arrived aboard the Rotterdam from Amsterdam.

    Name in Full: Willem Swier
    Age: 20
    Occupation: Farmer
    Nationality: Holland
    Last Residence: Bovenkarspel.
    Final Destination in the United States: Hornick, Iowa.
    Whether going to join a relative, and if so, what relative, their name and address: Brother-in-law J. Brouwer, Hornick, Ia. 
    Census 1910  Eagle Township, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Naturalization 4 Sep 1911  Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Information from the List of United States Citizens arriving at New York City, on 8 Sep 1913 aboard the Rotterdam from Rotterdam.

    Name in Full: Swier, Willem
    Age: 30
    If naturalized, give name and location of court which issued naturalization papers and date of papers: Orange City, Ia., Sept. 4, 1911.
    Address in United States: Sioux Center, Ia. 
    Occupation 12 Sep 1918  Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    divinity student 
    Census 1920  West Branch Township, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation: none 
    Census 1930  Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    clergyman 
    Census 1940  Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    grocery store proprietor 
    Occupation Willem was a mail carrier, a store keeper, and said to have been a good preacher.  [9
    Occupation 1942  Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    employed by Challenge Porcelain 
    Died 18 Jun 1960  Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 11
    Buried Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I706  LaZeut
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2020 

    Father Wouter Swier,   b. 10 Dec 1821, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1911, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Aafje Sluis,   b. 2 Jul 1845, Andijk, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1927, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1868  Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13, 14
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betje (Elizabeth/Lizzie) Van Duyn,   b. 17 Jan 1891, Fountain Prairie Township, Pipestone, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1973, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1908  Lebanon, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 15, 16, 17
    Children 
    +1. Rev. Wouter (Walter) Swier,   b. 27 Oct 1908, Lebanon, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1939, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Wastenaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +2. Adolph (Ade) Swier,   b. 2 Nov 1912, Lebanon, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1982, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Gerrit Swier,   b. 24 Jul 1915, Lebanon, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1943, Island 35, Tipton County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    +4. Nellie (Nell) Swier,   b. 6 Feb 1917, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1997, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Effie Swier,   b. 13 May 1921, Sioux Center, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 2009, Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. William (Bill) Swier, Jr.,   b. 20 Apr 1924, Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 2014, Robbinswood Assisted Living Community, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +7. Anne Grace Swier,   b. 22 Sep 1931, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 2011, Allendale, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Harold Jay Swier,   b. 22 Nov 1932, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 2009, Ocala, Marion County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Swier: Willem Swier 1882 Geboorteakte
    Swier: Willem Swier 1882 Geboorteakte
    Birth record of Willem (William) Swier (b. 29 Dec 1882).

  • Sources 
    1. [S857] Bovenkarspel: Geboorten 1851-1882, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 62 (1882).

    2. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 12, 193.

    3. [S266] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, (Ancestry: National Archives, Washington, D.C.).

    4. [S197] U.S. Census, 1910, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    5. [S155] U.S. Census, 1930, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    6. [S206] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    7. [S196] U.S. Census, 1920, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    8. [S212] U.S. Census, 1940, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    9. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), p. 12.

    10. [S366] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, (Ancestry: National Archives, St. Louis, Missouri).

    11. [S310] Descendants of William Swier (1908-1939), Debra Marcusse, compiler, (unpublished, 2011), p. 1.

    12. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 81442351.

    13. [S859] Bovenkarspel: Huwelijken 1811-1888, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 3 (1868).

    14. [S55] WieWasWie, (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie et al., Nederland, 2013+).

      Burgerlijke Stand Huwelijk met Wouter Swier en Aafje Sluis

      Bruidegom: Wouter Swier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Geboorteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      Leeftijd: 46

      Bruid: Aafje Sluis
      Geboorteplaats: Andijk
      Leeftijd: 22

      Vader van de bruidegom: Gerrit Swier
      Moeder van de bruidegom: Trijntje Bouwer

      Vader van de bruid: Jacob Sluis
      Beroep: arbeider
      Moeder van de bruid: Bregje Minnes

      Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk
      Datum: 12-03-1868
      Gebeurtenisplaats: Bovenkarspel

      Documenttype: BS Huwelijk
      Erfgoedinstelling: Noord-Hollands Archief
      Plaats instelling: Haarlem
      Collectiegebied: Noord-Holland
      Aktenummer: 3
      Registratiedatum: 12-03-1868
      Akteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      Opmerking: Weduwnaar van Klaasje Boot.
      AkteSoort: H

    15. [S2028] Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1940, (Ancestry: State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa).

    16. [S5113] Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006, (FamilySearch: Grand Rapids Public Library, Michigan), Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth Swier, Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 16 July 1973.

    17. [S310] Descendants of William Swier (1908-1939), Debra Marcusse, compiler, (unpublished, 2011), p. 1.

      m. 27 Feb 1907 [sic]


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