Aletta Smit (1868 - 1947)
Born in Netherlands on 1868 to Albert Smit and Gerritje Pleging. Aletta married Henry M De Jonge. Aletta married Peter Dykstra. Aletta married Martinus Schipper in the Netherlands and had 3 children. She passed away on 12 Sep 1947 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA.
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Aletta Smit Pedigree
Birth: 28 JAN 1868 Beverwijk, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Father: Albert Smit Family
Mother: Gerritje Pleging
Aletta SMIT, geb. Beverwijk 28 Jan. 1868.
Aletta Smit, geboren op 28-01-1868 in Beverwijk,
Notitie bij Aletta: Vertrok 9-11-1893 naar Wijk aan Zee. Gehuwd met Martinus Schipper. Woonde daar bij haar schoonouders - landbouwer Willem Schipper nr A 110, lsater A 68.
Per 16-4-1897 vertrok zij met man haar zoon en dochter weer naar Beverwijk.
Adressen: Wijk aan Zee en, Duin, Beverwijk.
Aleta (Smit) De Jong is on 1910 Census in Orange City, Sioux, Iowa
(, E.D. 50, Sheet 13, Line 53).
Alitta (Smit) Young is on the 1920 Census in Sioux County as Widow.
Name: Alletta Young
Residence: Sioux, Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: 1869
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Holland
Mother's Birthplace: Holland
Film Number: 1820514
Digital Folder Number: 4300831
Image Number: 00831
Sheet Number: 16
Re: SCHIPPER of Amsterdam
I may have some info for you, I'm still searching. Aletta Smit born 1/28/1868 died 9/12/1947 Tacoma,Wa. She married many times. Came to America in 1906 with 3 children. (jps1361 (View posts) Posted: 8 Jan 2004 8:47PM GMT Classification: Query).
In the special Iowa 1915 or 1925 individuals listed the city they were born in and Aleta Smit stated Nips. With much searching I found a city in Zeeland, Netherlands like that name but, family oral history states she was from Amsterdam and she was born in Beverwijke. I finally did find a city ten miles south east of Amsterdam called Nijps, Noord Holland, Netherlands and a LDS record with the birth date for a Aleta SMIT. I believe Aleta was born in Beverwijke Noord Holland, Netherlands (of Nijps) and married in Amsterdam to Martinaus Schipper and had Gertrude Schipper in Amsterdam as Gertude;'s funeral card obituary states.
Aleta Smit of Amsterdam, Netherlands was Married four or five times
1. Her first husband Martinus Schipper was believed to be an Alcoholic and died in Netherlands.
2a. Her second unknown husband is believed to died of TB in Netherlands.
2b. She was married to Gijsbert vande BRUINHORST September 15, 1904 in Beverwijk, Noord Holland, Netherlands. It believed she left him to come to the Iowa in 1906.
3. Her third unknown in husband in Iowa was abusive to the children and they were separated after a month. He believed he had to spank the children every week to keep them in line and Aletta would have no part of this abuse.
4. Her third husband came to the US in 1906 as Henry De Jong lived in and died in Orange City, Iowa. He is one ot the witnesses of my Grand Mother Gertrude Schipper's wedding in 1917.
5. Moved with her last husband and married Peter Dykstra and moved to Lynden, Washington State, USA
HE / She Had a Grocery Store in Orange City Iowa and lived up stairs. She move to Bellingham Washington where a Uncle Rich Kramer who Married Marie Schipper lived (John Kramer's Uncle and Aunt).
It is believed Alleta and Peter came to Lynden, Washington first and Richard an Marie moved later because she missed her mother. (John Kramer's Uncle and Aunt).
Records indicate she was married to a Martinus Schipper in the Netherlands. Family history states Gertrude was born in Amsterdam.
Name: Schipper, Aletta
Ethnicity: Holland - Dutch
Place of Residence: Beverwyk
Date of Arrival: May 16, 1906
Age on Arrival: 38y
Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Noordam
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, South Holland, "The Netherlands"
"Gertrude Kramer (Schipper) was born July 13, 1896 in Amsterdam, Netherlands to Martinus and Aletta Smit Schipper. She came to the US in 1903.
Loretta Kramer lived in Bellingham with Aletta before Loretta met her first husband.
Alita Smit was known as Grama Dyksta from Lynden, Washington. Every week they used to bring their socks to Grama Dykstra. The next week when they received their socks back they would have home made fudge in the bottoms of them. What a sweet surprise.
Social security records state Maria Kramer nee.. SCHIPPER died in Belingham, Washington. Her death record clearly states she die in Tacoma, Washington in 1947 after living their for four years.
"Mrs. Peter Dykstra"
Mrs. Peter (Aletta) Dykstra. 78 0f 1601 S. J. St. (a nursing home) died Thursday in a local hospital. She was born in Holland and lived in Tacoma four years. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Fred Kramer of Brewster, Minn and Mrs. Richard Kramer of Tacoma; a son William Schipper of Peterson, It? a sister Mrs. Bert Bruinhorst of Kansas; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral announcements will be made by Pipers. (Tacoma, Washington; new paper).
Miss Aleta Schmidt, their marriage occurring in Iowa. She is a native of Holland and is a woman of splendid character, kindly and tactful, and popular among her associates.
Aletta SMIT, geb. Beverwijk 28 jan. 1868, tr. 1° ald. 19 okt. 1893 Martinus SCHIPPER, geb. Wijk aan Zee en Duin 22 sept. 1869, schelpenvisser, overl. Beverwijk 31 okt. 1903, zn van Willem SCHIPPER, landbouwer, en Jansje van CITTERS, tr. 2° ald. 15 sept. 1904, echtscheiding ald. 1 nov. 1915 Gijsbert van de BRUINHORST, geb. Soest ca. 1864, zn van Teunis van de BRUINHORST en Gerrigje WALLET,