Albert Kaper

Born: 21 APR 1892 in Kapol (near St. Annaparochie and Leeuwarden), Friesland, Netherlands

Died: 4 JUL 1972 in near Holland, Michigan

Parents:
Dirk (Derk) Alles Kaper
Dieuwke (Deeuwke, Dorothy, Dora) (Alberts) van der Ploeg

Marriage:
Dina (Dena) Rotman
28 MAY 1914 in Holland, Michigan

Children:    
Donald Kaper    
Lester Kaper    

In 1899, young Albert came to America with his mother and others, and moved around the Holland and Zeeland, MI, area often while growing up.

Dina told Albert she was pregnant during a boat ride on Black Lake in Holland, and they were soon married (view marriage license). They first lived on Central Avenue in Holland, and later on a farm in Hamilton, where they grew celery and onions. In 1918 they moved to Rochester, NY, for about a year, where Albert was a barber. He remained a barber back in Holland, until they moved back to the Hamilton farm in 1929. On their land they had a few oil wells, whose output varied but often reached 300 barrels a day; the resulting money greatly helped them pay off their many debts. The Depression hit the family quite hard, as did the absence of both sons during the later war.

In the early 1950s they moved to 391 East 8th Street in Holland, where he had his own barber chair. Albert was known as an easy-going man with many friends, and a good storyteller.

After Dina died, Albert married Antonette Ver Schure on July 1, 1965. He lived his last year with son Donald and Irene. Albert's cause of death was listed as cerebro vascular thrombosis.

Albert is buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery (PH3 E 92 6).

View Albert's draft registration card (1917-18)
View Albert's certificate of citizenship
View Albert's barber license

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Albert Kaper
(1892-1972)

 

Dirk (Derk) Alles Kaper
(<1862-1942)

 

Alle Cornelis (Kornelis) Kaper
(1823-1903)

 

Cornelis (Kornelis) Dirks (Dirk) Kaper
(1783-1840)

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Hendrikje (Henke, Hinke, Renske) Sybes (Siebes, Sijbes) de Haan (Liesberda Haan)
(1787-1858)

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Lijsbert (Lijsbeth, Elisabeth) Jans van Dijk (Dyke)
(1823-1870)

 

Jan Watzes van Dijk
(1800-?)

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Antje Foppes Dijkstra
(1801-1827)

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Dieuwke (Deeuwke, Dorothy, Dora) (Alberts) van der Ploeg
(1864-1926)

 

(John) Albert (Sapes) van der Ploeg
(1829-1886)

 

Sape Alberts van der Ploeg
(1799-1846)

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Jiskje Hendriks Krottje
(1800-1870)

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Hendrikje (Jans) Dijkstra (Dykstra, Diekstra)
(1832-1907)

 

Jan Johannes Dijkstra (Dykstra)
(c1798-1852)

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Dieuwke Aukes Meyer
 

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