Jaapje Maasdam Luijendijk aka Jessie Luyendyk Death Certificate

Author: Brenda Leyndyke / Labels:

Source:  State of Michigan, "Death Records 1897-1920," database, State of Michigan, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-collection?collection=p129401coll7: accessed 23 January 2013), death certificate of Jessie Suyendyk, as indexed, number 156; citing Michigan Department of State, Lansing, Vital Statistics Division.

Jessie Luyendyk was born Jaapje Maasdam on 23 July 1823 in Zuid-Beijerland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands to Bastian Maasdam and Lijntje Stroobergen.  Jaapje Maasdam married Pieter Luijendijk on 7 May 1847 in the same place as her birth. They immigrated to the United States in 1849, settling in Grand Raids, Kent, Michigan area by 1870. 

I was surprised by the accuracy of the information provided on Jaapje/Jessie's death certificate, except for the fact that this certificate is indexed as Jessie Suyendyk.  The informant was ? Luyendyk, with the ? possibly being a "D".  If it is a "D", then it could be her son, Daniel.

Jessie Luyendyk died at her residence in Gaines Township, Kent, Michigan on 11 February 1900.  The cause of death was chronic bronchitis which she had for three months previous to her death.  Jessie Luyendyk is buried in Blaine Cemetery, Gaines Township, Kent, Michigan without a gravestone.


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