Person:Geert Beiboer (8)

m. 28 JUL 1883
  1. Lutske Beiboer1884 - 1884
  2. Lutske Beiboer1885 - 1923
  3. Franke Beiboer1886 - 1955
  4. Taeke Beiboer1887 - 1942
  5. Geert Beiboer1889 - 1963
  6. Filippus Beiboer1890 - 1890
  7. Filippus Beiboer1891 - 1905
  8. Saapke Beiboer1892 - 1894
  9. Ebe Beiboer1894 - 1894
  10. Unknown Male Beiboer1894 - 1894
  11. Saapke (Sophia) Beiboer1896 - 1983
  12. Ebe Beiboer1898 - 1974
  13. Nn Beiboer1903 - 1903
m. 9 APR 1921
  1. Pieter Bergsma1917 - 1982
  2. Dirk Bergsma1919 - 1987
  3. Geert Bergsma1920 - 1982
  4. Maaike Beiboer1922 - 2009
  5. Hendrika Beiboer1923 - 1987
  6. Boukje Beiboer1924 - 1993
  7. Nn Beiboer1928 - 1928
Facts and Events
Name Geert Beiboer
Gender Male
Birth[7] 23 Feb 1889 Lutjewoude (Augsbuurt), Kollumerland, Friesland
Emigration[4][5] 9 May 1914 Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Immigration[1] 18 May 1914 Ellis Island, New York, New York, United Statess.s. Rotterdam
Living[6] 20 May 1914 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States1131 Fremont Avenue NW
Emigration? 25 Aug 1914 New York City, New York, United Statess.s. Nieuw Amsterdam
Immigration[9] 7 Sep 1914 Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlandss.s. Nieuw Amsterdam
Residence? 8 Sep 1914 Kollum, Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland, Friesland, Netherlands
Residence? 1 Oct 1916 Leeuwarden, Friesland, NetherlandsWijlaarderburen 6
Residence? 9 Aug 1918 Veendam, Groningen, Netherlands
Residence? 24 May 1919 Meeden, Groningen, NetherlandsHeereweg 93
Marriage 9 APR 1921 Meeden, Groningen, Netherlandscivil
to Nieskje Veltman
Residence? 14 Apr 1926 Duurkenakker, Muntendam, Groningen, Netherlands
Occupation? 1928 spoorwegwachter
Residence? 1928 Grijpskerk, Groningen, Netherlands
Residence? 1963 Hoogkerk, Groningen, Netherlands
Death? 6 Mar 1963 Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Burial[3][8] 10 Mar 1963 Begraafplaats Hoogkerk, Hoogkerk, Groningen, Netherlands

My Granddad was 25 when he left the Netherlands on the 9th of May 1914 and migrated to the US (Grand Rapids, Michigan to be exactly. Maybe his Brother Taeke sent him a letter and asked him to come over. Taeke migrated 4 years earlier in March 1910.

"Pake" arrived on the 18th May 1914 with the ss Rotterdam on Ellis Island and travelled to Grand Rapids, where het stayed with his brother on 1131 Fremont Avenue NW.

The same year on the 28 July 1914 World War I started, and men in the Netherlands had to mobilize. In the 1th week of August, many young emigrants received a telegram from the Mayor of their Birthplace, in which he asked them to return to get mobilized. Many Young emigrants did, and on the 25th August 1914 173 Young Dutch Emigrants returned home on the ss Amsterdam. Amongst them about 50 Frisians, 1 of them Pake Geert.

On the 7th September 1914 they arrived back in Rotterdam. From where the travelled to Leeuwarden,and received a Bike in the Oranje hotel. The Netherlands were neutral in WWI so he never became active. He had to find a job in that period and started working for a Railroad company in Leeuwarden In 1916 he lived as a lodger with a collegue. This collegue was married and he and his spouse raised 3 children.

I always wondered why he didn't return to the US again, but the answer was obvious. In 1917 he became father of a son, followed by a second son in 1919 and a 3th in 1920. In 1921 he married the mother of these children, my Grandmother.

Btw His sister Saapke migrated in 1923, not to Grand Rapids but to Montague in California and (strange enough) his father Hendrikus migrated in 1924

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References
  1. New York, United States. New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924. (FamilySearch Record Search).

    "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJ3N-1QS : accessed 24 May 2013), Gerrit Beiboer, 18 May 1914; citing Rotterdam, United States National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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    passagestaten
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    scheepscontract 1364- bed no. 421b-Familienaam Beiboer- Voornaam Geert-Aantal 1-Geboekt van: Rotterdam -naar: Grand Rapids- Amerikaans spoor:1749
    :belast op::geboekt door:.D. Douma EE:passageprijs per volw. f 1623:logies 16:tax 139:commissie agenten::vooruitbetaald passage: :handgeld::kasboek:
    :kas nabetaling::agenten:totaal:167,85bemerkingen:

  3. Geert Beiboer, in Find A Grave.