Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Vandermade-Kuijper Photographs

My mother recently found a large stash of photographs in a box owned by my father's grandmother, Orpha (Vandermade) Thompson. The pictures below are mostly of "Grandmother Vandermade" - Orpha's grandmother - but her husband is in one of them too. Her name was Aaltje Kuiper (09 Feb 1837 - 27 Mar 1923) which Americanized to Orpha Cooper. She was born in Wieringen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands and died in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan. Her husband was William Vandermade, Sr. (21 Jan 1834 - 01 Nov 1903). He was born in Goedereede, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and died in Mooreland Township, Muskegon, Michigan.

Unfortunately all of the pictures are undated, but the picture of the two of them probably dates to at least the 1880s.

Aaltje Kuijper (undated)
Aaltje Kuijper, daughter Matilda (Mattie) Vandermade,
and grandson Cash Verner Slaghuis (undated)

Aaltje Kuijper (undated)

William Vandermade, Sr. and Aaltje Kuijper (undated)


  1. thank you for sharing the pictures from aaltje kuijper

  2. Braden VanderweeleJanuary 16, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    I am looking at a House once owned by Cash Slaghuis (and supposedly his father Abraham) transferred in 1962