THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS
AATJE GROMMERS NIEVEEN
A book of interest to the
Brune, Zoet, Nieveen, and Slotemaker
Families and their descendents.
THE NIEVEEN BRANCH OF THE GROMMERS FAMILY TREE
This document has been excerpted and condensed and augmented from the1927 Grommers Family
tree book and the 1976 update. You can read the entire 1976
Much of the work of coordinating all this material from the various
branches of the tree was done by SYLVIA NIEVEEN SLOTEMAKER. Others
who helped considerably are Fred and Mary Brune, Mildred Zoet
Likkel, Ada Nieveen, and Melvin and Judy Slotemaker.
A special thanks goes to Tosca Brune, who translated the GROMMERS
Family Tree book from Dutch into English, thereby making available to
the English-speaking generations the wealth of information contained in
that book. We are also considerably indebted to Lodewijk Grommers,
author of the above-mentioned book, for the depth of the research he
performed in connection with the writing of that book.
It is our hope, in putting this book together, that future
generations will find it helpful in tracing their family lineage. We
further hope that additional updates will be periodically accomplished.
The NIEVEEN name has now died out, and the descendants of AATJE
GROMMERS and MELLE MARTIN NIEVEEN carry a variety of other names, but
all those listed in this book have a common ancestoral heritage in the
NIEVEEN name, as well as in the GROMMERS name.
We trust that you will find this book interesting and informative. We
apologize for any error that you may find; we have done the best we
could with the information available to us.
DELINEATON OF THE FAMILYTREE
1st Generation: Lodewijk Grommers and Eetien Timons
2nd Generation: Martinus Grommers and Catrijna Entrup
3rd Generation: Lodewijk Grommers and Jantjen Engelberts
4th Generation: Engelbertus Grommers and Wendelina
5th Generation: Lodewijk Grommers and Sytske Homan
6th Generation: Engelbertus Grommers and Hiltje Hendriks
7th Generation: Engelbertus Grommers and Cornelia
Cornelia Franssens Grommers
Engelbertus and Cornelia Grommers
parents of Aatje Grommers
grandparents of Sylvia Nieveen Slotemaker
great-great grandparents of the Slotemaker Cousins
As we reach the 8th Generation, the names become more
familiar to the grandchildren of Sylvia and Cornelius
Slotemaker as we see the names of the Mother and Father of Grandma Slotemaker, the
Great Grandma and Great Grandpa of the Grandchildren of Sylvia
Slotemaker...Aatje Grommers and Melle Nieveen...
Grandma Sylvia Nieveen Slotemaker's Mother and Father
Aatje Grommers and Melle Nieveen
Aatje & Melle Nieveen
Grandma Sylvia Nieveen Slotemaker's sisters and brother
(with spouses in parentheses)
Cornelia Nieveen (Fred Brune)
Mattie Nieveen (Arie Zoet)
Martin Nieveen (Anna Haveman)
Sylvia Nieveen (Cornelius Slotemaker)
Mattie & Sylvia
The generation of the Parents of the Slotemaker Cousins
The Brune Family
The Zoet Family
The Nieveen Family
The Slotemaker Family
The generation of the Slotemaker Cousins
Descendents of Bernard Brune
Descendents of Arthur Brune
Descendents of Frederick Brune
Descendents of Audrey Brune Van Weerdhuizen
Descendents of Harvey Zoet
Descendents of Arnold Zoet
Descendents of Mildred Zoet Likkel
Descendents of Viola Zoet Mauler
Descendents of Elizabeth Nieveen Pettit
Descendents of Arlene Slotemaker Barry
Descendents of John Slotemaker
Descendents of Ruth Slotemaker Hershberger
Descendents of Melvin Slotemaker
Descendents of Gerald Slotemaker
The above gives you an outline of the generations
following Aatje Grommers and Melle Nieveen. The following provides
more detail. However, much of this information has not been updated since
1976. A project is underway to bring this document into this century.
It is not known when this project will be completed.
At this point we trace the
line of AATJE GROMMERS and MELLE NIEVEEN, the common ancestors of those
for whom this particular book is being put together.
After their marriage MELLE NIEVEEN and AATJE (ENGELBERTUSí)
GROMMERS farmed near Platte, South Dakota until 1905, when the family
moved to Lynden, Washington. MELLE NIEVEEN was a farmer and carpenter,
and in 1917, while building a new home for his family, he died on
December 13, 1917, after a short illness. Soon after, AATJE moved to
Lynden and her son MARTIN NEIVEEN and his wife ANNA rented the farm for
a time. The farm was sold in 1926. AATJE GROMMERS NEIVEEN died at the
home of her daughter MATTIE ZOET on June 21, 1941.
Four children were born to MELLE NIEVEEN and AATJE
CORNELIA NIEVEEN, born December 20, 1892; died February 15, 1971.
MATTIE NIEVEEN, born October 22, 1894.
MARTIN MELLE NIEVEEN, born December 7, 1897; died March 12, 1972.
SYLVIA NIEVEEN, born December 16, 1904.
CORNELIA NIEVEEN married FREDERIK E. BRUNE, (born 4 May 1889 at Arum
(Fr.), son of BERNARD BRUNE and TJITSKE DYKSTRA), on September 8, 1914,
at Lynden, Washington. She had spent part of her school years in South
Dakota, and attended the Riverside Grade School in the Lynden area after
the family moved to the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from the
Riverside school, she spent her teen years in the Lynden area. Following
her marriage, she and her husband FRED BRUNE established their home in
the Northwood area, where Fred worked at the mill. In 1916 a forest fire
was raging through the vicinity, and they lost their home, although most
of the furniture was saved. Lost in the fire, however, was one of CORNELIAís prized possessions, a silver tea service that her
Grandmother Grommers had given her, as well as some pictures which she
valued. From there, they moved to Skykomish, Washington, where they
lived for eight years before moving back to the Lynden area, where Fred
worked in the whey plant. CORNELIA was kept busy raising her family. It
was hard for her to see three of her sons enter the armed forces, and
she prayed much for them. She advised her four sons and her daughter,
praying diligently for them, and it is a tribute to her that they are
all successful in their chosen work and well respected. On February 15,
1971, her work on earth was done, and the Lord called her home.
Five children were born to CORNELIA NIEVEEN and FREDERIK E.
BERNARD ERNEST BRUNE, born July 28, 1915; married MARY (LOUISí)
MINK (born September 14, 1915), on May 1, 1943.
MELVIN MARTIN BRUNE, born February 25, 1917; married WILMA (CHARLESí)
SCHEMPER (born January 17, 1917), on August 27, 1935.
ARTHUR DELMAR BRUNE, born November 11, 1919; married TOSCA VANDERBERG
(born August 3, 1926) on December 16, 1960.
FREDERICK ALLEN BRUNE, born October 23, 1925; married RUTH (JOHNíS)
PITZEN (born February 29, 1928O, on March 31, 1951.
AUDREY RUTH BRUNE, born August 31, 1933; married JOHN (HOVARTíS)
VAN WEERDHUIZEN (born September 23, 1929) on September 27, 1952.
As this book is being compiled, FREDERIK E. BRUNE, widower of
CORNELIA NIEVEEN, is living in the Lynden Christian Rest Home in Lynden.
MATTIE NIEVEEN, second daughter of AATJE GROMMERS and MELLE MARTIN
NIEVEEN, was born in Charles Mix County, South Dakota. She started her
elementary education in South Dakota, moving at the age of nine to the
Lynden, Washington area, where she completed her elementary education.
She met ARIE ZOET in 1913, when he was employed on her fatherís farm.
They were married March 26, 1914. They lived together to celebrate their
58th wedding anniversary. They farmed near Lynden for twelve
years, then moved to Yarrow, British Columbia, for a few years to farm
there. After two or three years, they moved back to the Lynden area,
farming there once more. Illness forced them to give up farming and move
into town (Lynden).
In the space of these years five children were born to this union.
The youngest, VIOLA ZOET, was born deaf. This lead them to pack up once
more and move to Vancouver, Washington, where they could be near Viola
as she went to a special school. While living in Vancouver, MATTIE
worked as a cook at the State School for the Deaf. While living in
Vancouver, MATTIE had two sons and two sons-in-law in the service of
their country, this being during World War II. After her children had
returned safely and the War was over, they once more returned to the
In 1969, MATTIE lost her youngest daughter (VIOLA) to cancer. At the
same time, her health began to decline and she moved into the Christian
Rest Home in Lynden. Her husband joined her there, and at this writing
she resides there. She has been blessed with thirteen grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren. MATTIE says, "The good years have been
more than the bad. The Lord has surely blessed me."
MATTIE worked with two doctors in Lynden, and was midwife at the
birth of about fifty babies.
The five children of MATTIE NIEVEEN and ARIE ZOET are:
ADRIANNA ALBERTA ZOET, born August 17, 1915; married FREDERICK
RICHARD MATHER (born November 24, 1906, died May 6, 1958.)
HARVEY MELVIN ZOET, born February 19, 1918, married LUCILLE
they were divorced. HARVEY remarried, BERNICE LEWIS, (born September 26,
MILDRED JANE ZOET, born March 10, 1025, married GERRIT DONALD
born December 5, 1920.)
VIOLA MAE ZOET, born June 17, 1930, married RUEMONT MAULER, (born May
23, 1918); died July 26, 1969.
MARTIN MELLE NIEVEEN, third child and only son of AATJE GROMMERS and
MELLE MARTIN NIEVEEN, had most of his schooling at the Timon School in
the Lynden area. He helped his father on the family farm, and he and his
wife, ANNA HAVEMAN, took over the farm when his parents moved into town.
After farming for a few years, MARTIN worked at logging for awhile, and
then worked at Western Washington Farmers Co-Op for thirty-five years.
MARTIN organized and coached girlsí softball games in Lynden, being
active with this for several years. His daughter ADA was a player on his
team. He also umpired baseball games in the community.
MARTIN loved hunting and fishing, and played a lot of pool at friendsí
homes, after he retired. He died suddenly on March 12, 1972, on the day
his daughter ELIZABETH and her husband GLEN PETTIT were being honored
with an open house at MARTIN and ANNAís home in honor of their
twenty-fifth anniversary. MARTINís widow, ANNA HAVEMAN says "I am
just a housekeeper; go to Ladiesí Aide, Homemakerís Club, Jolly
Minglers, and a Birthday Club." She still resides in their family
home in Lynden.
MARTIN NIEVEEN and ANNA HAVEMAN had three girls; the first one living
for only a few hours, on September 1, 1919.
ELIZABETH NIEVEEN was born December 7, 1920 and is married to GLEN
REINEIR PETTIT, (born August 13, 1920.)
ADA NIEVEEN was born October 27, 1925.
SYLVIA NIEVEEN, the youngest of the children of AATJE GROMMERS and
MELLE MARTIN NIEVEEN, was a baby when the family moved from South Dakota
to Washington State. She grew up in the Lynden area, and had her
schooling at the Timon and Lynden Christian Schools. She worked as an
egg candler at the Co-Op prior to her marriage to CORNELIUS
They made their first home in Ferndale, Washington. After a few years
they moved to Lynden, and later moved to a home on the Van Buren Road,
between Lynden and Sumas. On December 8, 1941, NEIL was seriously
injured in a logging accident, from which he never fully recovered. He
died September 19, 1952. After a few years, SYLVIA moved back to Lynden
and worked as a cook at the Christian Rest Home for eight years. Taking
courage and strength from her strong personal faith and trust in the
Lord, SYLVIA raised her family of six children, guiding and instructing
them with love and prayers. She now resides in Lynden in a lovely mobile
home; although her children did not grow up in this mobile home, they
still consider it "home," when they visit their mother:
"home" is mother. SYLVIA enjoys a fairly active retirement,
keeping busy with activities at church, they Lynden Senior Center,
visiting children and grandchildren, and crocheting.
Sylvia Nieveen Slotemaker
The six children born to SYLVIA NIEVEEN and CORNELIUS SLOTEMAKER are:
ARLENE CLARA SLOTEMAKER, born April 20, 1929; married LESLIE HOWARD
BARRY, (born March 26, 1929, died November 28, 1962.)
JOHN SLOTEMAKER, born December 12, 1930; married SHIRLEY L.
(born January 30, 1933.)
MATHILDA RUTH SLOTEMAKER, born December 12, 1934; married HENRY
HERSHBERGER (born July 24, 1923.)
MELVIN NEIL SLOTEMAKER, born March 18, 1939; married JUDY ANN
FLETCHER (born December 18, 1941.)
IVAN LEE SLOTEMAKER, born November 14, 1940.
GERALD ROY SLOTEMAKER, born October 26, 1943; married JANE ALICE
WHITCHER, (born May 9, 1946.)
THE BRUNE FAMILY, children of CORNELIA NIEVEEN AND FREDERIK E. BRUNE
BERNARD E. BRUNE was born July 28, 1915 at Everson, Washington.
From 1917 to 1927, he lived with his parents at Skykomish, Washington,
moving from there to Lynden, graduating from Lynden High School in 1933.
Following employment in the CCC at Bacon Creek and Index, Washington, he
attended college in Bellingham for one year. He served with the United
States Coast Guard from 1937 to 1957, retiring to Lynden. While in the
Service, he married MARY (LOUISí) MINK in San Francisco on May 1,
1943. FREDERICK was born to them in San Francisco in 1944, CONSTANCE in
Oakland in 1946, JUDITH in Seattle in 1948, KATHLEEN in Seattle in 1950,
and MARY ALYCE in Seattle in 1952. Following retirement, BERNARD
MARY taught for two years in British Columbia, Canada. He returned to
college and upon graduation, returned to the teaching profession. They
have settled in Lynden.
MEVLIN M. BRUNE was born February 25, 1917 at Lynden, Washington.
Following his birth, he lived with his parents at Skykomish until 1927,
when they returned to Lynden. He graduated from Lynden High School in
1935. He worked for some time at the Biesheuval Abattior in Lynden, and
in 1936 he married WILMA (CHARLESí) SCHEMPER, to whom were born
in 1943 and DENNIS in 1946, both in Mt. Vernon. During the War years, he
was employed in the Kaiser Shipyards of Vancouver, moving from there to
Mt. Vernon, where he was employed locally. He obtained a position with
the Shell Oil Company upon the opening of the refinery at Anacortes.
MELVIN and WILMA live in Mt. Vernon.
ARTHUR D. BRUNE was born November 11, 1919 at Lynden, Washington,
living until 1927 at Skykomish, moving then to Lynden where he graduated
from high school in 1937. He served during World War II in the Army Air
Force in the States and in the Philippines. Following the war he
attended and graduated from the University of Washington as an
economist. He served for some time, the State of Washington Tax Revenue
Unit, later setting up a private business as tax consultant. He then
became employed by the United States Internal Revenue Service. In 1960
he was married to TOSCA VANDEN BERG, to whom were born DOUGLAS in 1961
at Lynden, and MONICA in 1963 at Riverside, California. They now reside
in Portland, Oregon.
FREDERICK A. BRUNE was born October 23, 1925 in Skykomish,
Washington. He moved to Lynden in 1927 and graduated from high school
there in 1944. He served with the United States Navy until the end of
World War II, and then attended and graduated from the University of
Washington Applied Physics Research Laboratory. In 1951 he was married
to RUTH (JOHNíS) PITZEN, to whom were born ANNETE in 1952 at Spokane,
ALANE in 1954 at Great Falls, Montana, JOHN in 1956 AT Seattle,
1958 at Seattle, VICTOR in 1961 at Seattle, and CELESE in 1963 at
AUDREY R. BRUNE was born August 28, 1933 in Lynden. Following
graduation from Lynden Christian High School in 1949, she studied for
and became a legal secretary. In 1952 she was married to JOHN (HOVARTíS)
VAN WEERDHUIZEN, to whom were born JEFFREY in 1953 at Lynden,
1956 at Lynden, PATRICIA in 1958 at Lynden, and MICHAEL in 1966 at
Bellingham. JOHN and AUDREY live near Lynden.
THE ZOET FAMILY, children of MATTIE NIEVEEN AND ARIE ZOET.
ADRIANNA ALBERTA ZOET was the firstborn of MATTIE and ARIE. She
was born on a farm near Lynden. She began her elementary education near
Lynden, with a few years in Yarrow, British Columbia, and then back to
Lynden, finishing elementary at Lynden Christian and high school at
Lynden High. She then attended Normal School (now Western Washington
State College). At this time she went to work as office manager for
Elenbaas Dairy, a position she held for 10 years. While on vacation one
year, she met FRED MATHER. They were married in March of 1943. FRED
being from the Chicago area, they moved there to make their home. She
continued working in her chosen field and filling in by attending
classes at the University. Her husband died suddenly in 1958. At this
writing, she is working as an office manager for Florsheim Shoes in
Chicago, a position she has held for more than 20 years. She now lives
in Naperville, Illinois.
HARVEY MELVIN ZOET was also born on a farm near Lynden. He began
his education in Lynden, then to Yarrow, B.C., and back to Lynden to
graduate from high school there. After high school he became interested
in sheet metal work, moving to Seattle to work at this trade. This was
interrupted by World War II, and time in the Army. He was sent to the
Pacific theater of operations. After coming home from the service, he
resumed his work as a sheet metal worker. He married before he went in
the service, of that marriage he had a son and a daughter, HARVEY DENNIS
ZOET (born in 1944) and CHERYL LINDA ZOET (born in 1947.) HARVEY is now
Secretary-Treasurer of his Sheet Metal Union, and is living in
Vancouver, Washington, with his second wife, BERNICE LEWIS.
ARNOLD JOHN ZOET is the third child of MATTIE and ARIE. He began
his education in Yarrow, B.C., completing it in Lynden Christian and
Lynden High Schools. After high school he was married to AUGUSTA
STARKENBURG and went to Seattle to work. World War II came, and he also
went into the service. He served a time in the U.S. and also in Japan.
Coming home, he and his wife made their home in Sumas, Washington, where
he had a milk delivery route and served as a deputy sheriff. Their five
children were born while they lived at Sumas. CAROL JANE ZOET was born
in 1946, JUDITY ARLENE ZOET was born in 1947, JEAN ADELE ZOET was born
in 1948, ELLYN FRANCES ZOET was born in 1952, and HOWARD EDWARD ZOET as
born in 1958. ARNOLD is now employed with a travel trailer company doing
sales and service work. They are now living in Anacortes, Washington.
MILDRED JANE ZOET was also born on a farm near Lynden. She
attended Lynden Christian School and Lynden High. She moved with her
parents to Vancouver, Washington. While living there, she was married to
GERRIT LIKKEL. He too was in the Army, so she followed him to New York
state and Mississippi. After he was out of the service, they moved back
to Lynden to make their home. Three of their children were born there.
They then moved to Yakima County, Washington, living there for 10 years.
Two more children were born at this time. Once more moving back to
Lynden to make their home. MILDRED has worked at various jobs of sales
and service type, but is now at home enjoying her husband, children,
grandchildren. "The Lord has been good to our family." The
children born to MILDRED and GERRIT in Lynden are VEDA ANN LIKKEL in
1948, IRIS JUNE LIKKEL in 1949, and MARC WILLIAM in 1951; born in Yakima
County were MARY ELLEN LIKKEL in 1955 and JILL ADELE LIKKEL in 1957.
VIOLA MAE ZOET was born in 1930 after MATTIE and ARIE moved back
into Lynden. She was born deaf, or became so in her first year. VIOLA
started school in Lynden Christian, then went to the School for the Deaf
in Vancouver, Washington. After finishing high school there, she came
back to Lynden. She was married to RUEMONT MAULER, then moving to
Bellingham. VIOLA and RUEMONT lived in Bellingham about 12 or 13 years.
A daughter, DELLA MAULER was born at this time. While living there,
VIOLA attended school learning business machines. They moved to
Vancouver, RUEMONT being employed at the School for the Deaf. VIOLA
found employment at a Data Processing Company in Portland, Oregon. In
1969, VIOLA had an operation for cancer. She died of the cancer in July
of the same year. Her husband and DELLA are still living near Vancouver,
Anna & Martin Nieveen
THE NIEVEEN FAMILY, children of MARTIN MELLE NIEVEEN AND ANNA HAVEMAN.
ELIZABETH NIEVEEN is married to GLEN RENIER PETTIT, who is a
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She works for her husband, keeping the
business books in his office. They started the business alone, and now
have a new clinic in Ferndale with five doctors, 4 girls, one technician
and ELIZABETH as bookkeeper. Their children are DELORES ANN, NICKOLAS
BISHOP, and BLENDA RAE.
ADA NIEVEEN worked in the grade school cafeteria in Lynden and
also drove school bus morning and evening, after she was out of high
school then she started working for Dr. Cook as a dental assistant, for
21 years. She is now a Dental instructor at Bellingham Vocational School
she has been there for 6 years. ADA resides in Lynden.
THE SLOTEMAKER FAMILY, children of SYLVIA NIEVEEN AND CORNELIUS
ARLENE CLARA SLOTEMAKER attended Lynden Christian Grade School
and graduated from Lynden High School in 1947, entering Western
Washington College of Education the following fall. While attending
college, she married LESLIE BARRY and had two children, after which she
finished her college education. She taught in Monroe prior to her
present position at Snohomish High School, where she teaches English and
Journalism. Her husband passed away in 1962. ARLENEís children are
SCOTT HOWARD BARRY, born in 1949, and LINDA JO BARRY, born in 1952.
JOHN SLOTEMAKER, who is called JACK, graduated from Nooksack
Valley High School in 1948, and joined the Army in 1951. On August 6,
1951, he married SHIRLEY (LAVERNíS) WILDER. He was sent to Germany,
and in September, 1952 was called home by the serious illness of his
father. When he was mustered out of the Army, they settled in Eugene,
Oregon, where he worked for Darigold. After three years, the family
moved to Burlington, Washington, and he is presently working for Dairy
Valley. Jack has been active in forming and coaching Little League teams
in the Burlington area. He and SHIRLEY have five children: DEAN ALAN
SLOTEMAKER, born in Eugene in 1953, JOHN SLOTEMAKER, born in Eugene in
1954, NANCY JEAN SLOTEMAKER, born in Mt. Vernon, Washington in 1956,
JACKIE MARIE SLOTEMAKER, born in Burlington in 1961, and MICHELE LYN
SLOTEMAKER, born in Burlington in 1970.
RUTH SLOTEMAKER graduated from Nooksack Valley High School in
1952, and entered St. Josephís School of Nursing. After her graduation
she worked one year and then went to Multnomah School for a year. While
attending school, she also nursed in a Portland Hospital. After that she
spent a short time in Cuba and Haiti, and then in Chiapas, Mexico, where
she had her Jungle Camp training. It was there that she met HENRY (DANíS)
HERSHBERGER, who became her husband in October 1959. A year later they
went to Australia, where they are working under Wycliffe Bible
Translators. RUTH and HANK have three children: DANIEL
RAY, who was born
in North Dakota in 1960, CAROL SUE, born in Australia in 1962, and
STEVEN DAN, born in Australia in 1965.
MELVIN NEIL SLOTEMAKER graduated from Nooksack Valley High School
in 1957. He worked at Boeing in Seattle for awhile, and attended Skagit
Valley Junior College. He joined the United States Air Force in 1961,
the same year in which he was married to JUDY ANN (CHARLESí)
They spent a year stationed in San Angelo, Texas, where a son, JEFFREY
SCOTT SLOTEMAKER, was born in 1962. MEL spent 18 months in Turkey as
part of his military service. Upon his return, the family spent another
year in Texas, this time in Waco, where SHERYL ANN SLOTEMAKER was born
in 1964, in Waco, Texas. MEL and JUDY returned to the Lynden area to settle after his
discharge from the Air Force. Their third child, MICHAEL WADE
SLOTEMAKER, was born in Bellingham in 1967. MEL works at Darigold in
IVAN LEE SLOTEMAKER graduated from Nooksack Valley High School in
1958, then worked at Boeing in Seattle for one year. After that he
attended Western Washington College of Education for a year and a half,
then transferring to the University of Washington, where he was
graduated in 1964. He joined the Army Reserves, serving active time
until November 1964 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In January 1965, he moved to
the San Francisco area, to take a position with the U.S. Government as a
National Bank Examiner. IVAN is presently residing in Kentfield,
GERALD ROY SLOTEMAKER graduated from Lynden High School in 1961.
Following high school, he entered Western Washington State College,
interrupting his college education to serve four years in the U.S. Air
Force. He was based in Omaha, Nebraska where he met JANE (PAGEíS)
WITCHER, who became his wife in July, 1971. Following his discharge from
the Air Force, GERRY returned to W.W.S.C, graduating in December, 1970.
He returned to Omaha in January, 1971, and has married and settled in
Omaha. GERRY was an accounting clerk for ConAgra Feeds and Armour
Packing Company. He presently keeps things moving at the U.S. Post
Office. GERRY and JANE have three children, AMY RUTH
June 26, 1974, JAMES CORNELIUS SLOTEMAKER, born April 23, 1976, and
DANIEL PAGE SLOTEMAKER, born September 23, 1982.