Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier

Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier

Female 1880 - 1959  (78 years)

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  • Name Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier  [1, 2
    Born 22 Jul 1880  Bovenkarspel, 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  [4, 5
    Arrived aboard the Maasdam from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 
    Naturalization 1895  [6
    Died 6 Feb 1959  Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7, 8, 9
    Buried 13 Feb 1959  Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I48  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  [13, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jan (John) Riewald,   b. 29 Nov 1868, Minnertsge, Friesland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1956, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1900  [3, 17
    Children 
    +1. Richard Riewald,   b. 13 Jul 1901, North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1989, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Alice May/Mae Riewald,   b. 4 May 1904, North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1988, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Rena Dorothy Riewald,   b. 12 Jan 1906, North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1974, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Harold John Riewald,   b. 9 Jun 1907, North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1989, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Helen Marie Riewald,   b. 12 Mar 1910, North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1998, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. Leon Edward Riewald,   b. 4 Jul 1912, North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1981, Salem Hospital Memorial Unit, Salem, Marion County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Alfred Riewald,   b. 16 Jan 1914, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1914, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Robert Charles (Bob) Riewald,   b. 9 Aug 1915, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1993, Castle Rock, Cowlitz County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +9. Marvin Benjamin Riewald,   b. 15 Oct 1921, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1975, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jul 1880 - 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 - 6 Feb 1959 - Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Feb 1959 - Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Zeutenhorst et al.: John Assink, Pete Zeutenhorst, John Riewald, Diena Zeutenhorst, Grace Wayenberg, Dora Swier, and unknown gentleman
    Zeutenhorst et al.: John Assink, Pete Zeutenhorst, John Riewald, Diena Zeutenhorst, Grace Wayenberg, Dora Swier, and unknown gentleman
    Group photo, from left to right: back row - John Assink (1892-1858), Peter (Pete) Zeutenhorst (1885-1965), Jan (John) Riewald (1868-1956), and John Jansen (identification uncertain); front row - Berendina (Diena) Zeutenhorst (1891-1970), Gysje (Grace) Wayenberg (1886-1971) and Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier (1888-1959).
    Swier: Dora Swier with husband John Riewald and children Richard and Alice Riewald ca. 1905.
    Swier: Dora Swier with husband John Riewald and children Richard and Alice Riewald ca. 1905.
    Photo of Jan (John) Riewald (1868-1956), Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier Riewald (1880-1959) and presumably first two children Richard (1901-1989) and Alice (1904-1988) Riewald. (Tinted from black and white photocopy)

    Documents
    Swier: Dieuwertje Swier 1880 Geboorteakte
    Swier: Dieuwertje Swier 1880 Geboorteakte
    Birth record of Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier (b. 22 Jul 1880).
    Swier, Dora Swier Riewald Funeral Memorial Card, 1959
    Swier, Dora Swier Riewald Funeral Memorial Card, 1959
    Funeral memorial card for Dora Swier Riewald (1880-1959).
    Riewald: Dora Swier Riward (1880-1959) Obituary
    Riewald: Dora Swier Riward (1880-1959) Obituary
    Obituary of Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier Riewald (d. 6 Feb 1959).
    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: Riewald, Dora Swier (1880-1959) and John Riewald (1868-1956)
    Gravemarker: Riewald, Dora Swier (1880-1959) and John Riewald (1868-1956)
    Gravemarker of Dieuwertje (Dora) Swier (d. 6 Feb. 1959) and her husband Jan (John) Riewald (d. 22 Apr 1956).

  • Notes 
    • Met future husband in Iowa [17]

  • Sources 
    1. [S857] Bovenkarspel: Geboorten 1851-1882, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 28 (1880).

    2. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 8.

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

    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. [S1653] Obituary: Riewald, Dora Swier, (Yakima Herald. Yakima, Washington, 11 February 1959, p. 16).

    8. [S2485] Death: Riewald, Dora Swier, (Seattle Times. Seattle, Washington, 8 February 1959, p. 38: accessed 22 May 2016).
      Woman Found Dead in Ditch

      SUNNYSIDE, Yakima County, Feb. 7.—(A.P.)—The body of Dora Riewald, 79, of Sunnyside, was found today in Washout-Drain, a deep irrigation ditch that runs through the city limits.

      Police officers said the woman apparently had fallen into the ditch and drowned. She disappeared after leaving a store to walk to her home.

    9. [S189] Washington State Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, (Ancestry: FamilySearch).

    10. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 20233586.

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

    12. [S2755] Memorial Card: Mrs. Dora Riewald, (Smith Funeral Home. Sunnyside, Washington, 13 February 1959).

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

    14. [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

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

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

      m. 1879

    17. [S24] Greg Kilpatrick Family Tree, Greg Kirkpatrick and Paul Steiner, compilers, (Ancestry: Rootsweb).


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