10. Geert LAMEIJER
He died at a young age in
He was married to Geesien
11. Geesien (Lizzie) (Catherine) BUISKER (BUSSCHER)
Statement of Edna
Lameyer Busack: "Catherine (Geesien) Lameyer's husband died in Holland. She later came to
the USA with three sons and a daughter. Another son and daughter remained in
Holland (Beerta). Catherine (the mother) and George (her son) lived on a large
farm on Lamm Road at one time. Catherine was buried in Florence Station
Cemetery. There is no grave stone. The plot was located under a tree (at that
Heiko LAMEIJER was born abt. 1862. She married Fenje KLAASSENS on 23 May
Harmina LAMEIJER was born abt. 1870. She married Roelf KOLKMAN on 23 May
Benjamin LAMEIJER was born 21 August 1873 in the Netherlands.
license says (at the top) that his name is Berend Lohmeier. Lower on the paper
it shows his name as Benjamin Lameyer. It also says his fathers name is George
Lameyer and his mothers name is Lizzie Busker. Both he and his brother George
were married in Freeport, Illinois.
He moved to Lennox and Wilmot, So. Dakota. He had 5 sons. Two died in infancy.
There was an unnamed son born in Bailyville, Illinois on July 9, 1907 before his
move to So. Dakota. It is not known to which of his two undated sons, Walter or
Ben, this date belongs. He also had 2 daughters. His obituary reads:
STERBETALLE HEART AILMENT CLAIMS BEN LAMEYER, SUNDAY
Ben Lameyer answered the beck and call of his maker at his home in this city
last Sunday evening when he succumbed to a heart ailment from which he had
suffered for many years and passed into the Great Beyond. His age at the time of
death was 69 years, 1 month and 26 days.
Ben Lameyer was born in Holland on Aug 21, 1873. He came to America at the age
of 12years (ERROR) and lived in various parts of the central west, and on
November 19, 1898 was united in marriage with Winnie Moerke at Freeport,
Illinois. Seven children were born to the union. He came west to Lennox, this
state, in 1907, and 23 years ago came to the Wilmot community and followed the
occupation of farming. Due to failing health he came to Wilmot to live four
Deceased is survived by his wife and four children, two sons having died in
infancy, and Ben Jr., in 1936. Those survivors are; George Lameyer and Mrs.
David Babb of Wilmot, Walter of Sisseton, and Mrs. August Westphal of Adrian,
Minnesota. There are also seven grandchildren. He had been a member of the
Presbyterian church for twenty years. The funeral will be held this (Thursday)
afternoon at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock with Rev. Chas. Collison
Ben Lameyer was a good citizen, and a good neighbor, friendly and peace loving.
He has made a host of friends in this community who will genuinely miss his
Benjamin died 17 October, 1942 in Wilmot, Roberts, South
v. George LAMEIJER was born 14 August, 1880 in Beerta, Groningen,
Netherlands. His Walker Mortuary Funeral pamphlet says he was born Aug. 14,
1880. His tombstone also says 1880. The family bible (below) says 1883. His marriage
license says he was 54 when he married Minnie Lubbers in 1915 which would
indicate a date of 1861.
He came to the USA in 1898 and was naturalized in 1942.
Writings in old German bible belonging to George Ben Lameyer Sr. George Lameyer of Rockford, Illinois
now has possession. "George Ben Lameyer,
Born at Beerta, Holland Aug 14,1883. Minnie Lubbers, Born at Forreston,
Illinois Aug 23, 1893. Broar Nolen Lameyer, Born at Baileyville, Illinois
Nov 6, 1902. Gezina Emma Lameyer, Born at Baileyville, Illinois April 21,
1908. Edna Louise Lameyer, Born at Freeport, Illinois Mar 28,
1920. Evelyn Tena Lameyer, Born at Feb 9, 1926. Georgie Junior
Lameyer, Born Dec 5, 1931 (George Lameyer of Rockford)."
Freeport Jounal Standard, Thursday, August 28,1952
George Lameyer Obituary
Service for George Lameyer, 72, 1768 S. Chicago Ave. who was fatally injured in
an auto wreck Tuesday night, will be held in the Walker mortuary at 3 p.m.
Saturday. Rev. J. Dale Doolen, pastor of Main Street Evangelical Church will
officiate. Interment will be made in Cranes Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at
Mr Lameyer was riding with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Albertus, 1769 S. Highland Ave. when he was injured. He suffered from shock and
internal injuries. The accident happened on Route 20, five miles east of
Freeport. Both Mr. and Mrs. Albertus were injured and remain in a local
hospital. Mrs. Albertus was driving when their car swerved off the pavement and
then struck another car. A coroners jury returned a verdict of accidental death
after investigating the accident Wednesday afternoon.