John Tyms1

M, #107, b. 30 Apr 1870, d. 9 Oct 1926
John Tyms|b. 30 Apr 1870\nd. 9 Oct 1926|p107.htm|Kaspar Tijms|b. 23 Jun 1840||Grietje Broekhorst|b. 8 Dec 1831||||||||||||||
FatherKaspar Tijms2 b. 23 Jun 1840
MotherGrietje Broekhorst2 b. 8 Dec 1831
     Jan Tijms was born on 30 April 1870 in Ruinerwold, Drenthe, Netherlands.1,2 He married Mrs. (?) Tyms.1 John Tyms died on 9 October 1926 in Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, (Farview Ave).1
     John Tyms immigrated with Kaspar Tijms and Grietje Broekhorst in 1881.1

His obituary appeared on 22 October 1926 in the Clarion
John Tyms died suddenly of heart disease the night of Octover 8th-9th. He was born in Drent, Holland, of good old Dutch stock. Like the old Dutch pioneers of Bergen County, he was a tireless worke, respected by all; a credit to all Bergenites of Dutch ancestry.
Born in 1870, he came to Garfield with his parents in 1881. Five years ago he made his home on Farview Avenue, Paramus, where his sister, Mrs Stedler, has been a resident for years. Mr. and Mrs. Tyms were charter members of the Taxpayers' Association of Farview Avenue, who paid their last repsects by placing a wreath on their departed Brother's coffin. Mr. Tyms left behind his widow, 2 sons, John and Caspar, one daughter Margaret, a brother, Mr. Battiel Tyms, and a sister, Mrs. Stedtler.
Parting is always painful; the sympathy of everybody on Farview Avenue goes to the sorrow-stricken family. We can't look beyond the great unknown; we don't understand all. We can only point out to Mrs. Tyms that her husband is living in her three children, who so plainly carry in their veins the kindness, honesty and cheerfulness of their father. The physical remains of John Tyms have gone to Mother Earth, but his spirit lives and grows in his children threefold. In her two sons and daughter, Mrs. Tyms has her beloved husband still with her around the fireside every night. Six young and willing hands take the place of the father's two, three loving hearts, as pure as gold and as true as their father's, will carry the mother over her sorrow and troubles. John Tyms had to go; no power on earth could hold him longer, but he left behind him an example of righteous living, a harmonious family, a good mother for his children, and good children for a loving mother.1


  1. [S12] Clarion, Oct 22, 1926, pg. 1.
  2. [S3] Genlias, Ruinerwold Births : 1870 #24.