Person:Otto Hofstra (1)

Watchers
m. 14 mei 1870
  1. Jacob Hofstra1871 - 1871
  2. Jacob Hofstra1872 -
  3. Johanna Hofstra1874 -
  4. Alle Hofstra1876 - 1950
  5. Marten Hofstra1878 - 1878
  6. Dirkje Hofstra1879 - 1944
  7. Akke Hofstra1888 -
  8. Otto Hofstra1890 - 1976
m. Unknow
Facts and Events
Name Otto Hofstra
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 nov 1890 Makkum, Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
Marriage Unknow to Klaaske Roode
Death[2] 5 mrt 1976 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Burial? Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United StatesWashington Park Memorial Gardens


Son of Wiebe Alles Hofstra and Geertje Jacobs Bruinsma, immigrated to America in 1925. Married Klaaske "Clare" Roode. They had no children. Memory from one of the nephews: He was an avid collector of clocks. He went to every white elephant sales and bought clocks. You would not believe the number or different sizes that this uncle had. I remember there were 13 clocks on the kitchen walls alone. I once counted 80 clocks in either the living room or the dining room. And my mom made me stop counting. She thought it was an embarrassing thing to do. My folks always joked how hard it was to sleep there because there was always a clock sounding off.

References
  1. Geboorte, in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. Burgerlijke Stand, Akte: A 329, 22 nov 1890, Primary quality.
  2. Overlijden, in Find A Grave, Find A Grave, 5 mrt 1976, Secondary quality.
  3.   Overlijden, in Western Michigan Newspaper, 6 mrt 1976, Secondary quality.