Person:Harm Laug (4)

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. 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 Harm Laug, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4] 1 May 1858 Hesepe,Bentheim, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Christening[3] 16 May 1858 Hesepe,Bentheim, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Immigration[1] 13 Sep 1864 Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
Marriage 31 Mar 1886 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto Grace Aarnink
Death[5][2] 19 Apr 1940 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Burial[6] 23 Apr 1940 Coopersville-Polkton Cemetary, Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

Obituaries HARM LAUG, 81, DIED FRIDAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

 Harm Laug, aged 81, for 74 years a resident of Coopersville and vicinity, died Friday, April 19, shortly before midnight, at the Coopersville General hospital where he was taken about a week ago.  Mr. Laug had been in failing health for some time, and following the death of his wife on April 14, 1939, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Gordon Fynewever.
 Mr. Laug was born May 1, 1858, in Germany, coming to this  country at an early age.  The family settled in Piqua, Ohio, later moving to Coopersville.  For fifty years Mr. Laug had resided on the farm which is now occupied by a son, Herbert, and about 18 years ago he and his wife moved to Coopersville.
 He was a member of the Coopersville Reformed church, an honored and respected citizen, and his passing takes from the community one of its pioneers.
 Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Anna Fynewever; three sons, Hy, John A. and Herbert, all of Coopersville; two sisters, Mrs. Lambert Leroy of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Jerry Wiarda of Coopersville; two brothers; John of Coopersville and George of Grand Rapids, and fourteen grandchildren.
 The body was taken to the Kammeraad funeral home and later to the daughter's home where private funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and at 2 o'clock at the Coopersville Reformed church, where friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last respects to one who always had time to be a friend.
 Burial was in the Coopersville cemetery.  The Rev. J.H. Bruggers, pastor of the Reformed church, officiated.
 Source: Coopersville Observer, Friday, April 26, 1940.

HARM LAUG WAS ONE OF OLDEST SUBSCRIBERS TO HIS HOME PAPER

 In the death of Harm Laug, The Coopersville Observer feels that is has lost one of its oldest and best friends, for he had been a reader of his "home town paper," ever since it was first published in 1880 by W.D. Barnes.
  Just before the expiration of his paper on the first of January, 1940, Mr. Laug was asked by his daughter, Mrs. Anna Fynewever, if he did not want to discontinue his paper, inasmuch as they also were subscribers.  His reply was: "I have had The Observer ever since it was first published, and I want to take it as long as I live."  It is such expressions of loyalty and friendship that make the life of the publisher of a small town paper worth the living.  We shall miss the name of Harm Laug as we mail the paper each week, and we shall think of him as a friend who has but "gone into the other room of life."
 Source: Coopersville Observer, Friday, April 26, 1940.

LAUG - Mr. Harm Laug, Jr., age Ottawa County Man Dies in Hospital

 Coopersville -- Herman Laug, jr., 82, died Friday night in Coopersville General hospital.
  Born May 1, 1858, in Germany, Mr. Laug came here about 74 years ago from Piqua, Ohio, and had lived in this vicinity since that time, farming near here until 18 years ago when he moved into Coopersville.  For the last year he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Gordon Fynewever.
 Surviving beside the daughter are three sons, Hy, John A., and Herbert of Coopersville; two sisters, Mrs. Lambert LeRoy of Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Jerry Wiarda of Coopersville; two brothers, John of Coopersville, and George of Grand Rapids, and fourteen grandchildren.
  Private services will be held at the Fynewever home at 1:30 Tuesday, followed by public services at 2 at Coopersville Reformed church, of which he was a member.  Burial will be in Coopersville cemetery.
 Source:  Grand Rapids Press, Saturday, April 20, 1940.

LAUG - Mr. Harm Laug, Jr., aged 82, of Coopersville, passed away Friday evening. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. G. Fynewever; three sons, Hy., John A. and Herbert, all of Coopersville; two sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, private, at the daughter's home, and at 2 o'clock at the Coopersville Reformed church. Rev. J. H. Bruggers will officiate. Interment Coopersville cemetery. Arrangements by Kammeraad.

 Source: Grand Rapids Press, Saturday, April 20, 1940, Pg. 19.


Cause of death was heart disease.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Naturalization.

    Ottawa County. Michigan, Book 4 Pg 2, includes birth date.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Compiler: County Clerk Grand Haven MI. Ottawa County Michigan Deaths.

    Book 14, p 282, includes birth date/place, father's name, mother unknown.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Compiler: Theodor Davina. Nordhorn Ev.-ref. Kirchspiel Index und Kirchenbuchtexte Taufen 1851 bis 1900. (1997).

    Record #15191, birth date is an error.

  4. Birth record photocopy.

    He was born at 6 am to Harm Laug and fiance Hindrijke Koop. Name in record is Koop.

  5. Obituaries, in Grand Rapids Press. (Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States).

    Saturday, April 20, 1940.

  6. Find a Grave.

    With tombstone picture.

  7.   Compiler: Glazier, Ira A. & Filby, P. William. Germans to America Vol. 15. (Scholarly Resources Inc, Wilmington Delaware).

    Pg. 415

  8.   Theodor Davina, Noordhorn Germany, a genealogist who has published several books of records of Bentheim..

    E-mail November 28, 2000.