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Black and white photograph showing Harold (1913-1958) and Lenore (1912-1998) Jesiek in a boat down in Key West in 1950.  An unidentified woman appears between them. Note from donor: unidentified woman is Janet Tazelaar, Art Tazelaar took the picture.

Harold worked at Jesiek Bros. Shipyard in Macatawa Park.  He lived with Lenore at 2043 South Shore Drive.

Items in accession 2020.13 focus on the history of Macatawa Park (in Park Township, a few miles southwest of Holland, MI) . They are from the collection of Art Tazelaar, gathered over the course of his lifetime. Art was born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1913 to John J. Tazelaar (1868–1957) and Gertrude C Lopperson (1880–1961).

The US Census shows that the Tazelaar family had moved to Macatawa Park by 1920. By 1940 (US Census), Art had begun working as the postmaster here, a position he held up to 1980. He also worked at a hardware store in Macatawa Park.

Art married Janet Virginia Wierda on 4-15-1941 in Grand Rapids, MI.
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Gift of the Tazelaar family