Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier

Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier[1]

Female 1887 - 1922  (35 years)

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  • Name Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier  [2
    Born 15 Jan 1887  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  [4, 5
    Arrived aboard the Maasdam from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland 
    Died 8 Nov 1922  St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 7
    • Died of pneumonia following an operation.
    Buried Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I51  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  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jan Willem (William\Bill) Labberton,   b. 17 Mar 1877, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1963  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1908  Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 12
    Children 
    +1. William Theodore (Ted) Labberton,   b. 8 Dec 1908, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1984, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Frank Edward Labberton,   b. 17 Jan 1911, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1989, Toppenish, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Alice Louise Labberton,   b. 23 Nov 1916, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1994, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Richard James (Dick) Labberton,   b. 16 May 1920,   d. 28 Apr 1968, Toppenish, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1887 - 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 MapsMarried - 27 Feb 1908 - Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1922 - St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Swier: Gertrude Swier, 1901
    Swier: Gertrude Swier, 1901
    Studio photo of Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (1887-1992). Verso inscription "age 14-years." Taken by E.E. James Studio in North Yakima.
    Swier: Gertrude and Richard James Swier, ca. 1905
    Swier: Gertrude and Richard James Swier, ca. 1905
    Studio portrait of Gertrude Swier (1887-1922) and her young brother Richard James (Dick) Swier (1902-1970).
    Swier: Gertrude Swier, ca. 1905
    Swier: Gertrude Swier, ca. 1905
    Studio portrait photo of Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (1887-1922) taken around 1905.
    Swier: Gertrude Swier ca. 1907
    Swier: Gertrude Swier ca. 1907
    Studio photo of Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (1887-1922) taken about 1907. Weston Studio, North Yakima.
    Swier: Swier Sisters - Gertrude, Kate, and Effie, ca. 1910
    Swier: Swier Sisters - Gertrude, Kate, and Effie, ca. 1910
    Photo of Dirk Swier daughters Gerritje (Gertrude) (1887-1922), Trijntje (Kate) (1881-1969), and Aafje (Effie) (1889-1959). Date uncertain.
    Swier: Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier, Studio Portrait, ca. 1910
    Swier: Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier, Studio Portrait, ca. 1910
    Studio portrait of Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (1887-1922) taken about 1910.
    Swier: Gertrude Swier and William Labberton ca. 1910
    Swier: Gertrude Swier and William Labberton ca. 1910
    Photo of William Labberton (1887-1963) and Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (1887-1922) taken around 1910.
    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: Gertrude Swier, Studio Portrait, ca. 1914
    Swier: Gertrude Swier, Studio Portrait, ca. 1914
    Studio portrait of Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (1887-1922). Date uncertain.

    Documents
    Swier: Gerritje Swier 1887 Geboorteakte
    Swier: Gerritje Swier 1887 Geboorteakte
    Birth record of Gerrijte (Gertrude) Swier (b. 15 Jan 1887).
    Labberton: Gertrude Swier Labberton (1887-1922) Obituary
    Labberton: Gertrude Swier Labberton (1887-1922) Obituary
    Obituary of Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier Labberton (d. 8 Nov 1922).
    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: Labberton, William (1877-1963) and Gertrude Swier (1887-1922)
    Gravemarker: Labberton, William (1877-1963) and Gertrude Swier (1887-1922)
    Gravemarker of Jan Willem (William/Bill) Labberton (d. 17 Feb 1963) and his wife Gerritje (Gertrude) Swier (d. 8 Nov 1922).

  • Sources 
    1. [S3958] Enkhuizen: Geboorten 1883-1892, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 9 (1887).

    2. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 20.

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

    7. [S1669] Obituary: Labberton, Gertrude Swier, (Yakima Morning Herald. Yakima, Washington, 9 November 1922, p. 6).

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

    9. [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

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

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

      m. 1879

    12. [S426] Washington State Digital Archives, (Washington Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Cheney, Washington), Yakima Marriage Records.


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