William Blik

Male 1897 - 1973


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  • Name  William Blik 
    Born  24 May 1897  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1954  1534 Tamarack NW, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  30 Dec 1973  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death certificate #75454.
    Buried  04 Jan 1974  Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Rosedale Memorial Gardens||E-338;Gr.no.1||
    Notes 
    • William and Hazel were married by Martin Hess. A note on the marriage record says: "In war service against Germany."
      William was inducted into the Navy July 8, 1918, Second Class Seaman.

      "Sometime in October 1918, I went aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain and sailed for Scotland. Weather fair all the way. Went through the North Sea. In fact the first cargo ship to sail there since we were at war. Landed in Inverness, Scotland. Stayed there about two weeks and started for the States again. After nine days out, was met with a storm and battled it for six days and the waves rolling at the heighth of 90 - 110 feet. As we neared the USA about six days, we wandered in a heavy fog, unable to get any sounding or bearing of any kind. Met a cargo ship which we got bearing from and sighted land which was South Carolina and our home port was Norfolk, VA. Trip from Scotland to Norfolk was 28 days and 12 hours. Stayed in Norfolk for two weeks and sailed for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The stay was three weeks, and I made one liberty to Caimanera, a small town and the place was very dirty and I thought the place was not fit for real Americans. Sailed for the States and was discharged from active service 19 Mar 1919." - William Blik (1920)

      Reverend George Bontekoe administered the funeral service.
    Person ID  I239  Bryant
    Last Modified  5 Mar 2005 

    Father  Pieter Blik,   b. Jul 1871, Holland, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1957, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maria Clara Verbrugge,   b. 19 Oct 1873, Axel, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1920, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Nov 1895  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #11, page 286
      Peter Blik, age 22, born: Holland, MI
      occupation: laborer
      father: Wm. Blik; mother Kate Blicker (sic) (Baakelar)
      Mary VerBrugge, age 22, born: Netherlands
      father: Cornelus VerBrugge; mother: S. DeFeyter
      witnesses: Cornelus VerBrugge & Roelof Veyer
      married by: P Ekster, pastor of Holland Christian Reformed Church
    Family ID  F71  Group Sheet

    Family  Hazel Anna Nelson,   b. 03 Feb 1899, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1958, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Jun 1920  Kent City, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #19, page 311
      William Blik, age 23, born: Grand Rapids, occupation: machine hand, father: Peter Blik, mother: Mary VerBrugge
      Hazel Nelson, residence: Kent City, MI, born: Chicago, IL, father: Fred T. Nelson, mother: Dena Lavine
      married by: Martin Hess @ Sparta, MI
      "in war service against Germany"
    Children 
     1. William Nelson Blik,   b. 13 Jan 1927, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 2002, Spectrum (Butterworth), Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Phyllis Jean Blik,   b. 07 Nov 1929, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1996, Gaines Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F69  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1897 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jun 1920 - Kent City, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1954 - 1534 Tamarack NW, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1973 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 04 Jan 1974 - Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Soc. Security, Death Index, 386-10-8545.

    2. [S189] Mich., V.R..


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