Effie Schuitema

was the daughter of Bert and Aurelia Schuitema.  She married Tiemen Jager.

circa 1905

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(Michigan) Grand Rapids Press ~ April 15, 1975 ~ page 6C


Photo taken April 20, 2017 ~ Susan Straw

Effie is buried in Grandville Cemetery
Grandville, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot: C-068-04-004

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“Effie was my ‘Grandma in Jenison’, although in reality she was my Great Grandma.  I remember going to her house and picking grapes by the back fence and eating them until we got a stomach ache.  They were Concord grapes with big seeds.  The railroad tracks ran across the back of her house.  She had a patch of mint growing by her back door.  Her bed was so high, you needed a step stool to climb into it.  She made the best date pinwheel cookies (click link for recipe) and gave them to the families at Christmas-time.”  ~ Susan Jager Straw