Person:John Laug (2)

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. 23 May 1905
  1. Herman Francis Laug1907 - 1992
  2. Jenna V. Laug1917 - 2006
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Laug
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4] 2 Apr 1872 Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States
Marriage 23 May 1905 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto Jennie Van Zanten
Death[2][4] 23 Jul 1950 Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Burial[4][5] 26 Jul 1950 Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery, Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

Obituary with picture


 John Laug, 78, a lifelong resident of Coopersville, businessman and a member of one of this community's pioneer families, died unexpectedly Sunday  night at Hackley Hospital, Muskegon.  He had suffered a heart attack while attending church and Sunday school at the Reformed church and was rushed to Hackley hospital.
 Mr. Laug, son of Mr and Mrs. Herman Laug, was born April 2, 1872, in Coopersville, on the Laug homestead.  The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Laug is located on what was a portion of this homestead.  The Laug family was among the early pioneers in this community, coming to the country from Germany about 1860.
 He was married to Miss Jennie Van Zanten of Grand Haven in May, 1905.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A.W. DeJonge, a brother-in-law.
 For about six months in 1904 Mr. Laug operated a grocery store in Fruitport.  He then became associated with Mr. Durham in the grain elevator business in Coopersville, but after the first year, Mr. Durham sold his interest to George Laug and the two men then operated the elevator under the name of Laug Bros.  The business was sold in 1919 and is now known as the Coopersville Co-Operative Elevator Co.  For 15 years he was not in active business, but then purchased what is now the Coopersville Flour and Feed Mills.  He has been active since that time and the day before his death was "on the job" as usual.
 For several years Mr. Laug was village assessor, and it was during his term of office that all of the unplatted land in the village was platted, and these areas still bear his name.
 He was a member of the Coopersville Reformed Church and of the Men's Adult Bible Class, and for 45 years had been librarian of the Sunday School.  Mr. and Mrs. Laug had also given to the church the carillon, and a memorial program was presented Tuesday evening.  He was also a member of the building committee for the present church structure.
  For many years he had also been an honorary member of the Coopersville WCTU.
 Surviving are his wife, Jennie; a son, Herman, a daughter, Mrs. Claud J. (Jenna V.) Kemink of Grand Haven; two sisters, Mrs. Lambert LeRoy of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Jerry Wiarda of Coopersville; one brother, George, of Grand Rapids; and four grandchildren.
 The body was removed to the Throop Funeral Home, where it lay in state until the funeral services which were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Coopersville Reformed church, the Rev. G.J. Rozeboom officiating.  Burial was in the Coopersville cemetery.
 Source: Coopersville Observer, Thursday, July 27, 1950.

Obituary COOPERSVILLE LEADER DIES-- John Laug, 78, Headed Feed Firm

  Coopersville--John Laug, 78, owner of the Coopersville Flour and Feed Mill, died Sunday at Hackley hospital, Muskegon.  He was a lifelong resident of the area.
  Mr. Laug was a member of the Wayside Garden club and Coopersville Reformed church.
   He is survived by his wife, Jennie; a son, Herman C., associated with him in the feed business; a daughter Mrs. Claude J. Kemink of Grand Haven; two sisters, Mrs. Lambert LerRoy of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Jerry Wiarda of Coopersville, and a brother George, of Grand Rapids.
   Funeral services will be held at 2 Wednesday at Coopersville Reformed church.  Burial will be in the Coopersville cemetery.
 Source: Grand Rapids Press, Tuesday, July 25, 1950.
Image Gallery
  1. Herman F. Laug Family Sheets.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Muskegon County. Michigan Deaths.

    Book 11 Pg 528, includes birth date & place, and parents.

  3. Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925..

    Record includes parents names.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Obituary with picture, in Conklin, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. Coopersville Observer (Coopersville, Michigan).

    Thursday, July 27, 1950, and the Grand Rapids Press, Tuesday, July 25, 1950.

  5. Find a Grave.

    With tombstone picture.