Person:Geert Laug (1)

m. 4 May 1858
  1. Harm Laug, Jr.1858 - 1940
  2. Geert Laug1860 - 1926
  3. Geert Willem Koop1863 - 1863
  4. Sena Laug1864 - 1936
  5. Mary J. Laug1867 - 1897
  6. Hannah Laug1869 - 1964
  7. John Laug1872 - 1950
  8. Fannie Laug1874 - 1954
  9. George Laug1877 - 1956
  10. Hattie Laug1880 - 1939
m. 11 Oct 1899
Facts and Events
Name Geert Laug
Gender Male
Birth[1] 16 Aug 1860 Hesepe,Bentheim, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Christening? 26 Aug 1860 Hesepe,Bentheim, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Marriage 11 Oct 1899 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto Mary Elizabeth (Libby) L. Nell
Naturalization[5] 5 Aug 1919 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Death[2][3] 3 Nov 1926 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Burial[4] 12 Nov 1926 Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery, Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

He did not have children, but adopted his wife's daughter.


 Geert Laug was born in Northhorn, Germany, August 16, 1860.  He came with his parents to this country in September, 1864, and settle in Piqua, Ohio, where they lived three years. The family then came to Coopersville, Michigan, which was then a dense woods.  It was here he grew to manhood.  In 1879  he went to Spring Lake where he lived about ten years, going from there to Grand Rapids.
 On October 11th, 1899 he was married to Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Triel.  They moved from Grand Rapids to Coopersville, September 1902, and have since made their home here.  He made confession of faith and united with the Reformed Church, January 29, 1913.
 Mr. Laug had been ill for a considerable length of time and was unable to work since December, 1924.  He departed this life early Wednesday morning, November 3, at the age of sixty-six years, two months, eighteen days.
 Mr. Laug is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. John Berkel, of Muskegon; two grandchildren, Phyllis Marion and Dorothy Gene Berkel; and the following sisters and brothers;  Harm Laug, and Mrs. Sena Laug, of Coopersville; Mrs. Hanna Le roy of Grand Rapids; John Laug, Mrs. Fanny Wiarda and George Laug, of Coopersville;  Mrs. Hattie Duivan of Grand Rapids; and many other relatives and a host of friends.
 The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 in the home with Elder Geert Lubben in charge, and at 2:00 o'clock in the Reformed Church, Rev. H. Hoffa, officiating.  A large concourse of people and a profuse floral contribution marked the occasion.  Interment was made in the local cemetery.
 Source: The Coopersville Observer, Friday,  November 12, 1926. 

Cause of death was Cancer.

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  1. Compiler: Theodor Davina. Nordhorn Ev.-ref. Kirchspiel Index und Kirchenbuchtexte Taufen 1851 bis 1900. (1997).

    Record #15536, includes parents names. Also birth record photocopy.
    He was born at 6 am, and his last name was Koop.

  2. Compiler: County Clerk Grand Haven MI. Ottawa County Michigan Deaths.

    Book 6 Pg 643 #9, includes age (66y 2m 18d) and parents names.

  3. Obituary, in The Coopersville Observer.

    Friday, November 12, 1926.

  4. Find a Grave.

    With tombstone picture.

  5. Naturalization.

    Ottawa County, Michigan, Book 4 Pg 14.