Josina M. Contant1

F, #37, b. Aug 1893, d. 30 Dec 1973
Josina M. Contant|b. Aug 1893\nd. 30 Dec 1973|p37.htm|Isaac Contant|b. 5 Jan 1843\nd. 29 Jan 1929|p23.htm|Martha Van Ry|b. 14 Oct 1856||Jannis Contant|b. 1815||Anna L. Contant|b. 1816||||||||
FatherIsaac Contant1 b. 5 Jan 1843, d. 29 Jan 1929
MotherMartha Van Ry1 b. 14 Oct 1856
     Josina M. Contant was born in August 1893 in Netherlands.1 She married Henry Gerritsen.2 Josina M. Contant died on 30 December 1973 in Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey.2 She was buried on 3 January 1974 in Paramus (George Washington Memorial Park).2
     Josina M. Contant immigrated with Isaac Contant and Martha Contant on the SS. Noordam, from Antwerp, arriving in New York on 27 Feb 1896, with 10 children: Johannes (18), Jannis (17), Isaak (13), Anna (19), Jannetje (15), Josina (2), Hendrika (3), Marie [sic] (7), Peter (11), and Marinus (8). They were travelling second cabin.3

Her obituary appeared on 2 January 1974 in the Bergen Record
Jozina M. Gerritsen, 80, of 260 Oak Str. died Sunday in Valley Hospital. She was born in the Netherlands and had lived in Hackensack before moving to Ridgewood 43 yrs ago. She was a member of the Midland Park Christian Reformed Church. She is survived by 2 daughters, a son, a brother, Cornelius B. Contant and 6 grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at C. C. Van Emburgh Mortuary Chapel, 206 E. Ridgewood Ave, with burial in George WAshington Memorial Park, Paramus.2

1900 Fed. census: Household of Isaac Contant, Lodi Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Isaac, his wife Martha and 11 children: Annie J. (May 1876), Joseph D. (May1878), John M. (Jan 1879), Jennie P. (Aug 1880), Isaac (May 1882), Pieter M. (Oct 1885), Marinus (Dec 1887), Arie (Nov 1890), Henrietta P. (Oct 1892), Josina M. (Aug 1893) and Cornelius B. (Dec 1896). All but Cornelius are born in Holland. Isaac was indexed as James!1
1910 Fed. census: Household of Isaac Contant, Lodi, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Isaac, his wife Martha and five children: John M. (31), Pieter M. (25), Marinus (22), Arie (21), Josina M. (16), and Cornelius B. (13).4


  1. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, James Content, Jun 1900. T623 Roll: 955 Page: 155, ED 24.
  2. [S9] Record, 2 Jan 1974.
  3. [S2] Ellis Island, SS. Noordland, from Antwerp. Arr. New York 27 Feb 1896. M237, Roll 654, Frame 465.
  4. [S5] 1910 Federal Census, Isaac Contant Sr. T624 Roll: 869 Page: 178, ED 31.