Catalog Number
doof pot (canister used to carry water and put out fires)
Donation 1937.7 is from Albert Wilterdink. He was born in Holland, MI on 10-9-1867 to Jan William Wilterdink and Geesje "Grace" Wilterdink. The US Census from 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 shows Albert living in Holland, MI.

Items 1937.7.1, 8 and 10 were brought from the Netherlands in 1847 by Albert's grandparents Jan Albert Wilterdink and Johanna Wilterdink. The Wilterdink's settled in the area that would eventually be known as Holland, MI. These three items, along with 1937.7.5, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12, were used by the Wilterdink's in Holland, Mi throughout the late 1840s and for many years after.

1850 US Census for Holland, MI
Jan A Wilterdink 47
Janna W Wilterdink 42
Janna G Wilterdink 15
Jan W Wilterdink 13
Jan A Wilterdink 10
Gerrtt H Wilterdink 7
Hendrik J Wilterdink 1 (Harm)

15 Jul 1856 Dutch Ref. Church Membership
Jan Aalbert Wilterdink Head
Johanna Wilhelmina Wilterdink Wife
Janna GertrĂșida Wilterdink Child b. 2 Nov 1834
Jan Willem Wilterdink Child b. 26 Dec 1836
Jan Antonie Wilterdink Child b. 10 Sep 1839
Gerrit Hendrik Wilterdink Child b. Jul 1842
Hormen Jan Wilterdink Child b. 24 Aug 1848
Willemina Wilterdink Child b. 12 Jul 1852
Gift of
Wilterdink, Albert