Person:Jennie Van Zanten (1)

m. 14 May 1864
  1. Jennie Van Zanten1874 - 1952
  • HJohn Laug1872 - 1950
  • WJennie Van Zanten1874 - 1952
m. 23 May 1905
  1. Herman Francis Laug1907 - 1992
  2. Jenna V. Laug1917 - 2006
Facts and Events
Name Jennie Van Zanten
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3] 7 Mar 1874 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Marriage 23 May 1905 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto John Laug
Death[2] 31 Aug 1952 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Burial[4] 3 Sep 1952 Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery, Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States


  Mrs. Jennie Laug, widow of the late John Laug, died Sunday after a long illness.
 Mrs. Laug, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius VanZanten, was born March 7, 1874, in Grand Haven.  For several years she taught in the Grand Haven Christian School, and operated a millinery store in Grand Haven prior to her marriage to Mr. Laug, May 23, 1905.  Mr. Laug passed away July 23, 1950.
 She was a member of the Coopersville Reformed church, and for about 25 years taught a class of girls in the Sunday School.  She was also active in the Ladies Aid Society and for about 30 years served as its president.  She also organized a sewing group of high school girls, known as the Dorcas Society.
 She also was active in Red Cross work during world War I, and had also been engaged in PTA work in the community.
 About 35 years ago she became affiliated with the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and was one of its most active members.  She was secretary of the Citizenship Department for many years, and she organized and maintained the Loyal Temperance Legion.
 Surviving are one son, Herman; one daughter, Mrs. Claude (JennaV.) Kemink of Grand Haven; three sisters, Mrs. Reba Vandenbosch of Grand Haven, Mrs. Gertrude Gruys of North Syracuse, New York, and Mrs. B.K. Kuiper of Grand Rapids; and five grandchildren.
 Funeral sevices ere held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Coopersville Reformed church, with the Rev. G.J. Rozenboom officiating.  Burial was in the Coopersville cemetery.  Funeral arrangentns by the Throop Funeral Home.
 Source: The Coopersville Observer, Friday, September 4, 1952.


 Coopersville - Mrs. Jennie Laug died at Coopersville Sunday.  She was 78.  Surviving are one son, Hermann of Coopersville; one daughter, Mrs. Claude J. Kemink of Grand Haven; five grandchildren and three sisters.
 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coopersville Reformed Church.  Burial will be in Coopersville Cemetery.
Source:  Grand Rapids Herald , Monday,  September 1, 1952.

LAUG - Mrs. Jennie Laug, aged 78, of oopersville, passed away early Sunday morning. Surviving are one son, Herman of Coopersville; one daughter, Mrs. Claude J. (Jenna V.,) Kemink of Grand Haven; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Coba Vanden Bosch of Grand Haven, Mrs. Gertrude Greys of New York and Mrs. B.K. Kuipers of Grand Rapids. Funeral services will be held at the Coopersville Reformed Church with Rev. G. J. Rozeboom officiating. Interment Coopersville Cemetery. Mrs. Laug will repose at her home until noon Wednesday, when she will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. Relatives will meet in the church parlors at 1:45. Arrangements by Throop funeral Home of Coopersville.

 Source: Grand Rapids Herald, Monday,  September 1, 1952.


  Coopersville - Services for Mrs. Jenny Laug will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Coopersville Reformed Church with burial in Coopersville Cemetery.  She was 78 years old and had formerly operated a milinery store in Coopersville.  She was active in Church and civic affairs.
 Source: Grand Rapids Herald , Wednesday,  September 3, 1952.

Cause of death was cerebral arteriosclerosis

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    Record #56116, includes birth date/place(MI) and names of husband and father.

  3. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925.

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