H06-1632. Jonkeer, Alexander ( -1864). Papers, 1863-1864, 1889. 1 folder.


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Photocopies of correspondence from Alexander Jonkeer to his family in Vriesland, Michigan, during his time with the 25th Regiment Michigan Infantry, Company I, during the U.S. Civil War, 1863-1864. Family members receiving the letters included Frederik Laanen (brother-in-law), Albert Oostland (brother-in-law), Jakoba/Jacoba Jonkeer (sister). Other area soldiers mentioned include Pieter van Schuune and Cornelis den Herder. Captain M. de Bus, Jonkeer’s company commander, also wrote a letter with word of Jonkeer’s death in August 1864. An additional letter, dated January 21, 1889, is from J. Leenhouts of East Saugatuck, Michigan, to his sister and mentions his brother Willem Leenhouts and the death of his sister Leente. (Note: the donor is James Yonker and illustrates the changing of the family name over time.) (J) (digital available)


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