Aaltje (Alice) Zwier

Aaltje (Alice) Zwier[1]

Female 1858 - 1941  (83 years)

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  • Name Aaltje (Alice) Zwier  [2, 3
    Born 10 May 1858  Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    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
    Occupation Abt 1905  [7
    Correspondent from the northwest for "De Volksvriend," a weekly Dutch paper printed in Iowa. 
    Died 1 Oct 1941  Moxee District, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9, 10, 11
    • at home
    Buried 4 Oct 1941  Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12, 13
    • gravemarker
    Note 1 Oct 1942  [9
    At time of death, 42 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren 
    Person ID I35  LaZeut
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2020 

    Father Jacob Zwier,   b. 6 Feb 1821, Andijk, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1912, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Trijntje Rol,   b. 6 Oct 1818, Andijk, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1892, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1839  Andijk, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    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 - 10 May 1858 - Enkhuizen, 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 - 1 Oct 1941 - Moxee District, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Oct 1941 - 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 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).
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier, Studio Portrait, ca. 1910
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier, Studio Portrait, ca. 1910
    Studtio portrait of Aaltje (Alice) Swier (1858-1941). Date uncertain.
    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 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.
    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.
    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.
    Zwier: Aaljte Zwier and son Walter, ca. 1917
    Zwier: Aaljte Zwier and son Walter, ca. 1917
    Photo of Aaltje Zwier (1855-1942) and son Walter (1894-1974) in his World War I U.S. Marine uniform.
    Swier: Brothers Ben, Walter, and Dick Swier, ca. 1917
    Swier: Brothers Ben, Walter, and Dick Swier, ca. 1917
    Photo from left to right of brothers Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier (1904-1991), Walter Swier (1894-1974), and Richard James (Dick) Swier (1902-1970) with mother Aaltje Zwier in background. Taken on family farm in Moxee perhaps when Walter entered the U.S. Marines in 1917.
    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
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier 1858 Geboorteakte
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier 1858 Geboorteakte
    Birth record of Aaltje Zwier (b. 10 May 1858).
    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: Alice (Zwier) Swier 1941 Death Certificate
    Swier: Alice (Zwier) Swier 1941 Death Certificate
    Washington State Certificate of Death for Alice Swier (d. 1 Oct 1941).
    Swier: Alice Swier (1858-1941) Obituary
    Swier: Alice Swier (1858-1941) Obituary
    Obituary of Aaltje (Alice) Zwier Swier (d. 1 Oct 1941).

    "Death Overtakes Mrs. Alice Swier

    Mrs. Alice Swier, 83, progenitor of 75 living descendants, died in her home on Yakima route 1 in the Moxee district, Wednesday night. She died in the house which had been her home for 40 years. Born in The Netherlands, she came to the United States 48 years ago with her husband Drik [Dirk] Swier. They celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary in May, 1941

    Mrs. Swier, who was an active member of the First Reformed church, was a staff correspondent to a nationally circulated paper published by the church in Orange, Ia.

    Members of her family include the widower, seven daughters, Mrs. Dora Riewald, Mrs Kate Jongewaard, Mrs Alice Bordeaux, and Miss Effie Swier of Yakima, Mrs. Anna Schut of Tacoma, Mrs. Cornelia Zeutenhorst of Cowiche, and Mrs. Rena Thompson of Sedro Woolley; three sons, Walter of Cowiche, Richard of Moxee and Ben of Spokane; 42 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

    Keith & Keith has charge of 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 
    • Gertrude Korver Letter: Aaltje wrote poetry. She was the correspondent from the northwest for the Volksvried, a weekly Dutch paper printed in Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S889] Enkhuizen: Geboorten 1856-1866, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 80 (1858).

    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.

      born in Enkuizen [sic], Holland

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

    8. [S2340] Death Certificate: Swier, Alice.

      Immediate cause of death: Cardiac Decompensation
      Due to: Valvular heart disease (mitral & aortic)
      Due to: Hypertensive Cardiovascular Renal disease
      Other condidtion: Senility

    9. [S1666] Obituary: Swier, Alice Zwier, (Yakima Morning Herald. Yakima, Washington, 2 October 1941, p. 5).

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

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

      died in Moxee, Wa.

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

    13. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 20252509.

    14. [S895] Andijk: Huwelijken 1811-1860, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 7 (1821).

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

      Burgerlijke Stand Huwelijk met Jacob Swier en Trijntje Rol

      Bruidegom: Jacob Swier
      Beroep: dagloner
      Geboorteplaats: Andijk
      Leeftijd: 18

      Bruid: Trijntje Rol
      Beroep: Dienstmeid
      Geboorteplaats: Andijk
      Leeftijd: 20

      Vader van de bruidegom: Klaas Swier
      Beroep: landman
      Moeder van de bruidegom: Dieuwertje Ellerbroek

      Vader van de bruid: Klaas Pietersz Rol
      Beroep: landman
      Moeder van de bruid: Reinoutje Aker

      Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk
      Datum: 08-08-1839
      Gebeurtenisplaats: Andijk

      Documenttype: BS Huwelijk
      Erfgoedinstelling: Noord-Hollands Archief
      Plaats instelling: Haarlem
      Collectiegebied: Noord-Holland
      Aktenummer: 18
      Registratiedatum: 08-08-1839
      Akteplaats: Andijk
      AkteSoort: H

    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


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