Leonard Roetman Sr.

was born April 14, 1875 in Den Bommel, Netherlands to Johannis and Trijntje duPree Roetman.

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Birth certificate Leendert Roetman 1872

Nr. 30
Birth record of Leendert Roetman
At the year one thousand eight hundred seventy-two at the sixteenth day of April is shown for us, clerk of the Civil Administration of the municipally of Den Bommel, province South Holland : Johannes Roetman, age thirty-six, shoemaker and living at Den Bommel who declared the birth of a male child, born at the sixteenth of April one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two at 2 o’clock at night. The birth had taken place in house number eighty-one at this municipally and the child is born from his housewife Trijntje du Prée, laborer.
The child will be named Leendert
This record is made in presence of Roeland van Dam, forty-two years old, clerk from the tax office of this municipally and Johannes Karduin, twenty-five years old, mailman. Both are living in this municipally.
This record is signed by the father and both witnesses.

*Thank you Petra Roetman for translating from Dutch to English!

Leonard married Elizabeth Sarah Volk (‘Lizzie’) April 8, 1891 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Leonard died November 16, 1930 of Liver Cancer.  He is buried in Fairplains Cemetery
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot: BLOCK X Lot :T13_C Space :7

Leonard Roetman obit GR Herald

Leonard Roetman obit GR Press

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photo taken by Susan Straw