John Beemster

John Beemster

Male 1870 - 1952  (82 years)

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  • Name John Beemster 
    Born 16 Mar 1870  Hoogwoud, Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Jul 1952  Brown County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • JOHN BEEMSTER, a well-known business citizen of Grand Chute
      township, whose energies are devoted to cheesemaking, is the owner
      of several factories in this county, as well as a farm of seventy-five
      acres. Mr. Beemster was born May 16, 1870, in Holland, a son of
      Peter and Katie (Laakerman) Beemster, natives of that country.
      Peter Beemster was born January 24, 1838, and came to America
      in 1880, settling first in Ohio, where for some years he followed the
      trade of carpenter in Cleveland, and then removed to Green Bay,
      Wisconsin, and later to Styles, Oconto Falls and Neenah, and from
      the latter place to Chicago, where he now resides. Mr. and Mrs.
      Beemster had eight children, of whom John is the third in order of
      birth. He secured the early part of his educational training in his
      native country, and later attended school in Cleveland, Ohio, and
      Green Bay, Wisconsin, and after finishing his education started to
      work as a farm hand for several years. His first experience as a
      cheesemaker was at Rockland, near DePere, Brown county, where
      after about thirteen years he built and operated a factory. In
      March, 1908, Mr. Beemster came to Grand Chute township, buying
      his present business, which includes one-eighth of an acre of ground,
      and he has equipped his factory with machinery and accessories for
      making every kind of cheese in demand in this country. He also
      owns a farm of seventy-five acres near Pound, Wisconsin, and a
      cheese factory near that point, which he has rented out. He devotes
      most of his time.to his Grand Chute factory, and sells his product
      in the Appleton markets. His home is at this factory. On May
      18, 1897, Mr. Beemster was married to Nellie Biersteker, who was
      born in the Netherlands, April 7, 1865, daughter of Edward and
      Mary (Langdyke) Biersteker, natives of that place, where the father
      was born October 16, 1832, and the mother September 12, 1831.
      They came to America in 1885, locating in Marinette, Wisconsin,
      where they rented a home, but later removed to Green Bay, and
      from there went to DePere, where Mr. Biersteker died May 13, 1908,
      his wife having passed away May 12, 1894. Mrs. Beemster was the
      fourth of her parents' seven children. Mr. and Mrs. Beemster have
      had one child: Mary, born December 22, 1900. The family is connected
      with the Greenville Roman Catholic Church, and Mr. Beemster
      belongs to the Catholic Order of Foresters. He is independent in
      his political views.
    Person ID I3126  Little Chute Historical Society Full Tree
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2016 

    Father Ancestors Peter Beemster,   b. 29 Jan 1837, Zwaag, Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1929, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Marijtje Schumacher,   b. 21 Jun 1841, Ursem, Koggenland, Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1873, Hoogwoud, Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Stepparents 
    Married 03 May 1866  Zwaag, Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F182773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Petronella Biersteker,   b. 17 Apr 1863, Obdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1929, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1897  DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Mary Beemster,   b. 22 Dec 1900,   d. 02 Oct 1992  (Age 91 years)
    Family ID F1096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1870 - Hoogwoud, Noord Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1897 - DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Jul 1952 - Brown County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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