Dirk (Dick) Swier

Dirk (Dick) Swier[1]

Male 1855 - 1942  (86 years)

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  • Name Dirk (Dick) Swier  [2, 3
    Born 6 Dec 1855  Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 9 Mar 1893  New York, New York County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Arrived aboard the Maasdam from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 
    Naturalization 1899  [6
    Note 24 Nov 1942  [7
    At time of death, 43 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. 
    Occupation Farmer  [8
    Died 24 Nov 1942  Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7, 8, 9
    • at home
    Buried 27 Nov 1942  Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10, 11
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I34  LaZeut
    Last Modified 1 Feb 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 Dieuwertje Kaper,   b. 4 Aug 1826, Wijdenes, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1858, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 5 May 1853  Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14, 15
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [2, 16, 17, 18
    Children 
    +1. Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier,   b. 22 Jul 1880, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1959, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Trijntje (Kate) Swier,   b. 21 Nov 1881, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1969, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Antje (Anna) Swier,   b. 25 Sep 1883, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1974, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. Cornelia (Cora) Swier,   b. 14 May 1885, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1976, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier,   b. 15 Jan 1887, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1922, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     6. Aafje (Effie) Swier,   b. 11 Jan 1889, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1959, Summitview Manor Nursing Home, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Aaltje Swier,   b. 8 Feb 1891, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1892, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +8. Walter Swier,   b. 1 May 1894, Middleburg, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1974, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +9. Alice Swier,   b. 2 Mar 1896, Middleburg, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1987, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +10. Rena Swier,   b. 23 Dec 1898, Middleburg, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1946, Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     11. Cobie Swier,   b. 30 May 1900, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1901, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Richard James (Dick) Swier,   b. 22 Jun 1902, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1970, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +13. Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier,   b. 6 Feb 1904, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1991, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Dec 1855 - Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1879 - Bovenkarspel, 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 MapsDied - 24 Nov 1942 - Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Nov 1942 - Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier, Iowa, 1894
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier, Iowa, 1894
    Studio portrait of Dirk Swier (1855-1942) and his wife Aaltje Zwier (1858-1941), Iowa, 1894.
    Swier: Aaltje Zwier and Dirk Swier Studio Portrait, 1908
    Swier: Aaltje Zwier and Dirk Swier Studio Portrait, 1908
    Studio photo portraint of Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (1858-1941) and husband Dirk Swier (1855-1942). Verso: A Portrait by Colville, North Yakima, Wn."
    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.
    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: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Farm House, Moxee
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Farm House, Moxee
    Photo of Dirk (Dick) Swier (1885-1942) and Aaltje Zwier (1958-1941) farm house in Moxee, Washington. (Tinted photocopy).
    Photo: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Moxee Farm House
    Photo: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Moxee Farm House
    Photo of Dirk (Dick) Swier (1855-1942) and Aaltje Zwier (1858-1941) farm house in Moxee Washington.
    Swier: Dirk Swier Barn
    Swier: Dirk Swier Barn
    Photo of the barn on the Dirk Swier farm in Moxee, Washington around 1920.
    Swier: Dirk Swier with Wife Aaltje Zwier on Family Farm, ca. 1917
    Swier: Dirk Swier with Wife Aaltje Zwier on Family Farm, ca. 1917
    Photo of Dirk Swier (1855-1942) and wife Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (1858-1941) on family farm, Moxee, Washington.
    Swier: Dirk Swier and wife Aaltje Zwier, ca. 1940
    Swier: Dirk Swier and wife Aaltje Zwier, ca. 1940
    Photo of Dirk Swier (1855-1942) and wife Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (1858-1941) on the porch of their Moxee house.

    Documents
    Swier: Dirk Swier 1855 Geboorteakte
    Swier: Dirk Swier 1855 Geboorteakte
    Birth record of Dirk Swier (b. 6 Dec 1855).
    Swier: Dirk Swier en Aaltje Zwier 1879 Huwelijksakte
    Swier: Dirk Swier en Aaltje Zwier 1879 Huwelijksakte
    Marriage record of Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier (m. 1 May 1879).
    Swier: Dirk Swier 1942 Death Certificate
    Swier: Dirk Swier 1942 Death Certificate
    Washington State Certificate of Death for Dirk Swier (d. 24 Nov 1942).
    Swier: Dirk Swier (1855-1942) Obituary
    Swier: Dirk Swier (1855-1942) Obituary
    Obituary of Dirk (Dick) Swier (d. 24 Nov 1942).

    "Swier. Dirk Swier, 86, died Tuesday night in his home on Yakima, route 1, after an illness of several years. Born in the Netherlands, he came to Yakima from Colorado 42 years ago. He had lived on route 1 since coming here. He was a member of the First Reformed church. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Dora Riewald, Mrs. Kate Jongewaard, and Miss Effie Swier of Yakima, Mrs. Anna Schut of Tacoma, Mrs. Cornelia Zeutenhorst of Cowiche, Mrs Alice Bordeaux of Yakima, Mrs. Thompson of Sedro-Woolley; three sons, Walter of Cowiche, Richard of Yakima and Ben of Spokane; 43 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Keith & Keith is in charge of funeral arrangements."
    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: Swier, Dirk (1855-1942) and Alice Zwier (1858-1941)
    Gravemarker: Swier, Dirk (1855-1942) and Alice Zwier (1858-1941)
    Gravemarker of Dirk (Dick) Swier (d. 24 Nov 1942) and his wife Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (d. 1 Oct 1941).

  • Notes 
    • After leaving Holland 1893, the Dirk Swier family went to Colorado for a few months with 6 daughters. Dirk came to the U.S. to find a hot, dry climate for a lung condition. He moved to Iowa in winter of 1893. [19]
    • Moved to Yakima, Washington. [19]

  • Sources 
    1. [S857] Bovenkarspel: Geboorten 1851-1882, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 57 (1855).

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

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

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

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

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

    7. [S1667] Obituary: Swier, Dirk, (Yakima Morning Herald. Yakima, Washington, 25 November 1942, p. 8).

    8. [S2339] Death Certificate: Swier, Dirk.

      Immediate cause of death: Uremic poisoning

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

    10. [S349] Cemetery Marker. Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Washington.

    11. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 20252528.

    12. [S859] Bovenkarspel: Huwelijken 1811-1888, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 9 (1853).

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

      Burgerlijke Stand Huwelijk met Wouter Swier en Dieuwertje Kaper

      Bruidegom: Wouter Swier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Leeftijd: 31

      Bruid: Dieuwertje Kaper
      Leeftijd: 26

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

      Vader van de bruid: Dirk Kaper
      Beroep: arbeider
      Moeder van de bruid: Aafje Bakker

      Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk
      Datum: 05-05-1853
      Gebeurtenisplaats: Bovenkarspel

      Documenttype: BS Huwelijk
      Erfgoedinstelling: Noord-Hollands Archief
      Plaats instelling: Haarlem
      Collectiegebied: Noord-Holland
      Aktenummer: 9
      Registratiedatum: 05-05-1853
      Akteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      AkteSoort: H

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

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

      m. 1854

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

    17. [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

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

      m. 1879

    19. [S518] Letter: Babb, Carol, (APO New York, 28 March 1988).


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