Pauline Abbinga1

F, b. 1909, d. 9 August 2002
     Pauline Smits was born in 1909 in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands.1,2 She married Andrew Abbinga.1 Pauline Abbinga died on 9 August 2002 in Elmwood Park, Bergen County, New Jersey.1 She was buried on 13 August 2002 in Fair Lawn (Fair Lawn Cemetery).1
     Pauline Smits immigrated on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Rotterdam, arriving in New York on 20 Dec 1920, with her father Willem N. Smits (39), mother Clazina H (34), brother Adianus W. (13), Clazina H. (9) and Wilhelmina (4), Pauline is 11. Their contact in Holland is his mother P. Willemse, Vriesestraat, Slingelandshof, Dordrecht. They are going to his brother-in-law A. ten Berge, 45 Planton Ave, Paterson, NJ.1,2

Her obituary appeared on 21 August 2002 in the Shoppers News
Pauline Smits Abbinga, 93, died Aug 9. She was born in the Netherlands and came to the US in 1917. She was a member of Rochelle Park Reformed Church and a member of its Ladies Aid and Mission Circle. Surviving are 2 sisters. Her husband Andrew died in 1993. Services were Aug. 13 at Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne, with interment in Fair Lawn Cemetery, Fair Lawn.1

Another Pauline Smits emigrated on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Rotterdam, arriving in New York on 25 Sep 1911. She is 26, born in Dordrecht. Her contact in Holland is her mother Wm Smits, Jacobastraat, Rotterdam, and she is going to her brother-in-law Mr. ten Berge in Paterson.3


  1. [S17] Shopper, Aug 21, 2002, pg. 22.
  2. [S2] Ellis Island, Nieuw Amsterdam, 20 Dec 1920. pg 532-533, line 22-27.
  3. [S2] Ellis Island, Nieuw Amsterdam, 25 Sep 1911. pg 280-281, line 6.