Personal Pages - O
Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names
O'Brien - John
Oftergeit - Clara
O'Meara - Katie
One - Anna Josephine Pringle
Ostrander - baby girl
Oussoren - Derk
Baby Girl Ostrander
"Goodell(?) - Birth - Born, on May 19, to Rev. and Mrs. Ostrander, a baby girl. The elder wears one of his broadest smiles."
Source: P.H. Weekly Times, 28-MAY-1896
Submitted by Patricia Forte.
Derk A. Oussoren & Family
"Dutch Family Of 4 Starts Life Anew Here - [includes picture] - [picture caption] Mr. and Mrs. Derk A. Oussoren and their 5-year-old son, Peter William (left) look on as Derk Oussoren Jr., 13, points on an Atlas to the family's native city in Holland. The Oussorens arrived here from Graveland, Holland, Jan. 18. - Joins Relatives In City In Quest Of Secure Future - Derk A. Oussoren, who arrived in Port Huron from Holland Jan. 18 is following in the footsteps of his brother, William.
The 41-year-old Dutch immigrant and his wife and their two sons hope to emulate the successful adjustment to life here accomplished by Mr. and Mrs. William Oussoren, 815 Minne [Minnie] street.
WHEN THE William Oussorens and their two daughters came here from Holland in 1937, they, like the new arrivals, were unfamiliar with this country and its language. William Oussoren took up his former occupation as a carpenter and the children were sent to school.
One daughter, Louisa (now Mrs. Aaron Alberts), was graduated with honors by Port Huron High School in 1941. The other daughter, Winifred (now Mrs. Jack Gonger), was valedictorian of the High School's 1944 graduating class. Mr. Oussoren purchased his home in 1940 and established his own business in Marysville, the Dutch Construction company, in 1949.
UNLIKE HIS BROTHER, Derk Oussoren and his family suffered under German occupation of Holland during World War II. Derk, who was a building contractor in Graveland, a city of 5,000 persons 20 miles southeast of Amsterdam, was prominent in the Dutch underground movement during the occupation.
He and several of his fellow townspeople were spared being shipped as slave laborers to German factories only because of his ability at forging papers.
The family's home was damaged by numerous bombing raids on the city, and even now the children express a terror of planes passing overhead.
AFTER THE WAR Derk Oussoren went to work remodeling churches, a field in which he specializes. He explained that this was necessary because material for new churches was unavailable.
Mr. Oussoren explained that the high postwar tax rate and prohibitive prices made it impossible to accumulate any savings. He feared, therefore, that he would be unable to obtain higher education for his sons.
Back in Port Huron meanwhile, William Oussoren began two years ago making arrangements for his brother's migration to this county
DERK OUSSOREN is now employed in his brother's construction firm and looks forward to building his home here in the spring.
The family has taken Port Huron to its heart. The sons have enrolled in Polk school. The family joined First Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs. Oussoren are attending English classes under the adult education program and have applied for citizenship papers. The family lives in an apartment on Bancroft street.
The new residents doubtless find encouragement from their relatives. As Mrs. William Oussoren puts it: 'We're confident that they'll make good.'"
Source: Times Herald, 04-MAR-1950, pgs 1-2
Mary Manion Owens - [this entry was taped in the front of the death record log book #1]
Extract from the records of Holy Cross Church, 618 S. Water Street, Marine City, Michigan; dated January 3, 1924, by P.J. Ternes: "In the year of the Lord 1909, the twenty-eighth day of February, died, Mary Manion, widow of Richard Owens, at the age of Seventy-nine years, and was buried March the Second." (signed) P.J. Ternes
Richard Owens - [this entry was taped in the front of the death record log book #1]
Extract from the records of Holy Cross Church, 618 S. Water Street, Marine City, Michigan; dated January 3, 1924, by P.J. Ternes: "In the year of the Lord 1864, the second day of July, died Richard Owens, son of Michael, and husband of Mary Manion, at the age of forty-nine years." (signed) A. J. Lambert