Person:Grace Aarnink (1)

m. 5 Nov 1863
  1. Grace Aarnink1870 - 1939
m. 31 Mar 1886
  1. Hy (Hiram) Laug1887 - 1969
  2. John A. Laug1891 - 1947
  3. Herbert Laug1896 - 1979
  4. Anna Hazel Laug1901 - 1989
Facts and Events
Name Grace Aarnink
Gender Female
Birth[1][3] 22 Apr 1870 Hesepe, Bentheim, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Christening[1] 8 May 1870 Nordhorn, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Marriage 31 Mar 1886 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto Harm Laug, Jr.
Death[2][3] 14 Apr 1939 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Burial[3][4] 18 Apr 1939 Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery, Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

By 1900, 3 children had been born and were alive; by 1910, 4 had been born and were alive.



Mrs. Grace Laug, wife of Harm Laug, Jr., died Friday afternoon, April 14, at her home, after a long illness.
Born in Hanover, Germany, on April 22, 1870, Mrs. Laug came to the United States in 1883. March 1, 1886, she was united in marriage to Mr. Laug by the Rev. John H. Karsten, the ceremony being performed in Coopersville. Mr. Laug had been a neighbor of the future wife in Germany, but did not meet her until they came to this country.
Mr. and Mrs. Laug first resided on a farm just south of town, later moving to Coopersville, which has since been their home. She was a member of the Coopersville Reformed church and of the Ladies Aid Society.
Surviving are the husband; three sons, John A., Hy, and Herbert, all of Coopersville; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Fynewever, also of Coopersville,; one sister, Mrs. Albert Busman of Coopersville, other relatives and a host of friends gained during the many years residence in this community.
The body was removed to the Kammeraad Funeral Home, where it remained until Saturday afternoon, when it was taken back to the home. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 at the Reformed church, with burial in the Coopersville cemetery. Rev. J.H. Bruggers, pastor of the Reformed church, officiated, assisted by a former pastor, the Rev. John Van Peursem of Zeeland.
Source: Coopersville Observer, Friday, April 21, 1939.

LAUG - Mrs. Harm (Grace) Laug, Jr., aged 68, Coopersville, passed away at her home Friday afternoon. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Hy, John and Herbert, all of Coopersville; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Fynwever, fourteen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Albert Busman of Coopersville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home (private) and at 2:30 at the Coopersville Reformed church. Rev. J.H. Bruggers will officiate. Interment Coopersville cemetery. Arrangements by Kammeraad.

Source: Grand Rapids Press Saturday April 15, 1939, P. 19.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Compiler: Theodor Davina. Nordhorn Ev.-ref. Kirchspiel Index und Kirchenbuchtexte Taufen 1851 bis 1900. (1997).

    Record #17097, includes parents names.

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

    Book 13 Pg 273, record includes birth date/place and parents names.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Obituary, in Conklin, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. Coopersville Observer (Coopersville, Michigan).

    Friday, April 21, 1939.

  4. Find a Grave.

    With tombstone picture.