Cornelia (Cora) Swier

Cornelia (Cora) Swier[1]

Female 1885 - 1976  (91 years)

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  • Name Cornelia (Cora) Swier  [2, 3
    Born 14 May 1885  Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 9 Mar 1893  New York, New York County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Arrived aboard the Maasdam from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 
    Residence 1900  Yakima Valley, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Moved from Sioux City, Sioux County, Iowa 
    Anecdote 10 Jun 1968  [9
    • Letter from Cornelia Swier Zeutehorst to Gertrude Korver describing childhood memories.
    Died 10 Aug 1976  Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
    • Immediate cause of death: Hemorrahage, two weeks
      Conditions which gave rise to immediate cause: duodenal ulcers
      Other significant conditions: Diabetes; hypertension [10]
    Buried 13 Aug 1976  Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12, 13, 14
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I11  LaZeut
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2020 

    Father Dirk (Dick) Swier,   b. 6 Dec 1855, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1942, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Aaltje (Alice) Zwier,   b. 10 May 1858, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1941, Moxee District, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 May 1879  Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17, 18
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gerrit Zeutenhorst,   b. 15 Oct 1886, Rock Valley, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1967, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1911  North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 19, 20, 21, 22
    • at the bride’s parents’ home near
    Children 
     1. Jeanette Alice Zeutenhorst,   b. 2 Feb 1912, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1930, Washington State Custodial School, Medical Lake, Spokane County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +2. John Richard Zeutenhorst,   b. 3 Jul 1913, Terrace Heights (Yakima), Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1975, Selah, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +3. Walter Swier (Ward) Zeutenhorst,   b. 24 Mar 1917, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1993, Crescent Convalescent Home, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Arthur E (Art) Zeutenhorst,   b. 7 Oct 1918, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 2005, Eureka, Humboldt County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Gertrude Lorraine Zeutenhorst,   b. 29 Jun 1924, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 2008, Lynden, Whatcom County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Alfred Daniel (Dan) Zeutenhorst,   b. 29 Jun 1926, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2011, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 May 1885 - Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Arrived aboard the Maasdam from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland - 9 Mar 1893 - New York, New York County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Moved from Sioux City, Sioux County, Iowa - 1900 - Yakima Valley, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1911 - North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1976 - Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Aug 1976 - Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Swier: Swier Sisters Anna and Cora, ca. 1904
    Swier: Swier Sisters Anna and Cora, ca. 1904
    Photo of Antje (Anna) Swier (1883-1974) and Cornelia (Cora) Swier (1885-1976), taken about 1904.
    Swier: Cornelia Swier, ca. 1903
    Swier: Cornelia Swier, ca. 1903
    Photo of Cornelia Swier (1885-1976). Date uncertain.
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Family ca 1906
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Family ca 1906
    Photo of Dirk (Dick) Swier (1855-1942) and Aaltje (Alice) Zwier family on the family farm in Moxee, Washington around 1906. From left to right: Dirk, daughters Alice and Effie, Aaltje holding son Ben, daughters Cora and Rena, and son Walter holding his brother Dick on the horse. (Tinted, low-resolution photocopy).
    Swier: Cornelia Swier, Studio Portrait, 1906
    Swier: Cornelia Swier, Studio Portrait, 1906
    Studio photo portrait of Cornelia (Cora) Swier (1885-1976). Date of "1906" hand-written, verso.
    Swier: Anna and Cora Swier Studio Portrait, ca. 1902
    Swier: Anna and Cora Swier Studio Portrait, ca. 1902
    Studio portrait of Antje (Anna) Swier (1883-1974) and Cornelia (Cora) Swier (1885-1976). The Beck Studio.
    Swier: Cornelia, Gertrude, and Effie Swier with Unknown Woman, Studio Portrait, ca. 1907
    Swier: Cornelia, Gertrude, and Effie Swier with Unknown Woman, Studio Portrait, ca. 1907
    Studio portrait of three Swier sisters along with a fourth unidentified young woman. From left to right: Cornelia Swier (1885-1976), Effie Swier (1889-1959), Gertrude Swier (1887-1922), and unknown young woman, far right. "Weston, North Yakima, Washington."
    Swier: Cornelia, Gertrude, and Effie Swier, Studio Portrait ca. 1910
    Swier: Cornelia, Gertrude, and Effie Swier, Studio Portrait ca. 1910
    Studio portrait of three Swier sisters. From left to right: Cornelia (1885-1976), Effie (1889-1959), and Gertrude (1887-1922). "Williams, North Yakima."
    Swier:  Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Family and Friends Gathering, ca. 1911
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Family and Friends Gathering, ca. 1911
    Photo in front of Dirk Swier (1885-1942) and Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (1858-1941) house in Moxee, Washington. From left to right, unknown woman, Dirk Swier, Aaltje Swier, Margaret Alice Jongeward (1905-1982), unknown man, Trijntje (Kate) Swier (1881-1969), Cornelia (Cora) Swier (1885-1976), Gerrit Zeutenhorst (1886-1967), Richard James (Dick) Swier (1902-1970) (ID not certain), Walter Swier (1894-1974) (ID not certain), Albert Arie Jongewaard, unknown man kneeling, unknown boy seated on car hood, unknown man standing at far right. Seated on the ground, unknown boy and unknown young man.
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier Wedding Photo, 1911
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier Wedding Photo, 1911
    Wedding photo of Gerrit Zeutenhorst (1886-1967) and Cornelia Swier (1885-1976) (m. 23 Mar 1911). "A Portrait by Colville, North Yakima, Wn." Signed and dated (1911) by photographer (Colville).
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier Wedding Photo, 1911
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier Wedding Photo, 1911
    Wedding photo of Gerrit Zeutenhorst (1886-1967) and Cornelia Swier (1885-1976) (m. 23 Mar 1911). Digital restoration of Colville photo taken in North Yakima, Washington.
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier with Daughters and Grandchildren ca. 1916
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier with Daughters and Grandchildren ca. 1916
    Photo of Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (1858-1941) with some of her daughters and grandchildren on the Swier farm in Moxee about 1916. From left to right, back row: Rena and Alice Swier, Kate Swier Jongeward, and Cora Swier Zeutenhorst, Aaltje Zwier, and Effie Swier. Standing immediately before Aaltje is grand-daughter Margaret Jongeward. In the front row: grandchildren Ethel Jongeward, Jeanette Zeutenhorst and John Zeutenhorst next to family dog, Tige.
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1940s Studio Portrait
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1940s Studio Portrait
    Studio portrait of Gerrit Zeutenhorst (1886-1967) and wife Cornelia Swier Zeutenhorst (1885-1976) taken in the 1940s.
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit and Cornelia (Swier) Zeutenhorst Family Studio Portrait, ca. 1941
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit and Cornelia (Swier) Zeutenhorst Family Studio Portrait, ca. 1941
    Back row: John, Ward, Art, Dan, and Lorraine Zeutenhorst. Front row: Gerrit and Cornelia (Swier) Zeutenhorst. Portrait by Yeager, Yakima.
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit and Cornelia Zeutenhorst Family ca. 1941
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit and Cornelia Zeutenhorst Family ca. 1941
    Photo of Gerrit and Cornelia Zeutenhorst family about 1941 at their Cowiche house. From left to right: John, Dan, Cornelia, Art, Gerrit, Ward, and Lorraine.
    Swier: Dirk Swier Children 1960s
    Swier: Dirk Swier Children 1960s
    Swier siblings at a family gathering in 1960s. Front row: Effie, Cora, Kate and Alice. Back row: Dick, Walter, and Ben.
    Swier: Cornelia Swier Zeutenhorst Studio Portrait 1970
    Swier: Cornelia Swier Zeutenhorst Studio Portrait 1970
    Studio portrait of Cornelia Swier Zeutenhorst (1985-1976) taken about 1970

    Videos
    Zeutenhorst: Ward Zeutenhorst and Elnora Matzke 1942 Marriage.
    Zeutenhorst: Ward Zeutenhorst and Elnora Matzke 1942 Marriage.
    Wedding of Ward Zeutenhorst and Elnora Matzke Tuesday evening, 17 February 1942 at the Cowiche-Tieton Evangelical Church. Miss Lorraine Zeutenhorst played the piano preceding the ceremony. Arthur Zeutenhorst was the best man. (HD transfer from 8mm Kodachrome film, 2012, 26Mb mp4 file).

    Documents
    Swier: Cornelia Swier 1885 Geboorteakte
    Swier: Cornelia Swier 1885 Geboorteakte
    Birth record of Cornelia Swier (b. 14 May 1885). Obtained from the Enkhuizen City Hall by her grandson Richard in 1975. Photocopy of the original record.
    Swier: Cornelia Swier 1885 Geboorteakte (kopij)
    Swier: Cornelia Swier 1885 Geboorteakte (kopij)
    Copy of birth record of Cornelia Swier (b. 14 May 1885). Appears to be a secondary copy of original birth record (compare). Note that the signatures all are in the same hand.
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1911 Marriage Certificate
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1911 Marriage Certificate
    Certificate of Marriage for Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier (m. 23 Mar 1911).
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1911 Newspaper Marriage Announcement
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1911 Newspaper Marriage Announcement
    Iowa newspaper announcement of marriage of Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier in Washington State (m. 23 Mar 1911).
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1961 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Zeutenhorst: Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier 1961 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Newspaper announcement of Gerrit Zeutenhorst and Cornelia Swier's 50th Wedding Anniversary held on 19 Mar 1961 (Yakima Herald, 12 March 1961, p. 3B).
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Zeutenhorst: Cornelia (Swier) Zeutenhorst 1976 Death Certificate
    Zeutenhorst: Cornelia (Swier) Zeutenhorst 1976 Death Certificate
    Certificate of Death for Cornelia S Zeutenhorst (d. 10 Aug 1976).
    Swier: Cornelia Swier 1976 Obituary
    Swier: Cornelia Swier 1976 Obituary
    Newspaper obituary of Cornelia Swier Zeutenhorst (d. 10 Aug 1976).
    Swier: 'The [Dirk] Swiers in Colorado'
    Swier: "The [Dirk] Swiers in Colorado"
    Excerpt from Gertrude Korver's "The Swier Family History," including a 1968 letter from Cornelia Swier Zeutenhorst describing the 1893 immigration of the Dirk Swier family to Colorado, the conditions the family faced, and the decision to move on to Iowa. Further information on the Dutch experience in Crook, Colorado, can be found in Peter de Klerk's manuscript "Dutch Settlement in Crook, Colorado in 1893" which can be found on the website of Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS) at http://www.aadas.nl/sites/default/files/proceedings/1987_3_DeKlerk.pdf

    Headstones
    Gravemarker: Zeutenhorst, Cornelia Siwer (1885-1976)
    Gravemarker: Zeutenhorst, Cornelia Siwer (1885-1976)
    Gravemarker of Cornelia (Cora) Swier (d. 10 Aug 1976).
    Plot: Block 12, Section 42

  • Sources 
    1. [S3958] Enkhuizen: Geboorten 1883-1892, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 80 (1884).

    2. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 11, 23, 27, 38-41.

    3. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 16.

    4. [S236] Soetenhorst Familie-album, Ina Bartels-Soetenhorst, compiler, (Oldenzaal, Nederland: self-published, 3 March 2002), p. 223.

    5. [S84] Dirk Swier Family Immigration Arrival, 1893, (Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.).

    6. [S562] Dutch Immigrants: New York Passenger Lists, 1881-1894, Robert P. Swierenga, compiler, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. ).

    7. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), p. 27.

    8. [S2344] Obituary: Zeutenhorst, Cornelia Swier, (Yakima Herald-Republic. Yakima, Washington, 12 August 1976, p. 30).

    9. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 38-41.

    10. [S2343] Death Certificate: Zeutenhorst, Cornelia.

    11. [S184] Washington State Death Records Index, 1940-2014, (Ancestry: Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington).

    12. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 55324724.

    13. [S181] Cemetery Marker. Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Washington.

    14. [S2865] Cemetery Records: Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Washington, (Terrace Heights Memorial Park Association. Yakima, Washington).

    15. [S859] Bovenkarspel: Huwelijken 1811-1888, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 7 (1879).

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

      Burgerlijke Stand Huwelijk met Dirk Swier en Aaltje Zwier

      Bruidegom: Dirk Swier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Geboorteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      Leeftijd: 23

      Bruid: Aaltje Zwier
      Geboorteplaats: Enkhuizen
      Leeftijd: 20

      Vader van de bruidegom: Wouter Swier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Moeder van de bruidegom: Dieuwertje Kaper

      Vader van de bruid: Jacob Zwier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Moeder van de bruid: Trijntje Rol

      Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk
      Datum: 01-05-1879
      Gebeurtenisplaats: Bovenkarspel

      Documenttype: BS Huwelijk
      Erfgoedinstelling: Noord-Hollands Archief
      Plaats instelling: Haarlem
      Collectiegebied: Noord-Holland
      Aktenummer: 7
      Registratiedatum: 01-05-1879
      Akteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      AkteSoort: H

    17. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 9, 21, 23.

    18. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 2.

      m. 1879

    19. [S2376] Marriage Certificate: Zeutenhorst, Gerrit and Cornelia Swier, (23 Mar 1911).

    20. [S426] Washington State Digital Archives, (Washington Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Cheney, Washington), Yakima County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1896-2008.

      Officiant: Rev. James De Pree
      Witnesses J. Zeutenhorst and D. Swier

    21. [S94] Early Sioux County, Iowa, Marriages, (IAGenWeb), Marriages performed by Rev. DePree of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.

      Marriage performed by Rev. James De Pree

    22. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 23, 27.


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