Garret Brolsma1

M, #41, b. 15 Dec 1865, d. 26 Jul 1949
     Garret Brolsma was born on 15 December 1865 in Netherlands.2,1,3 He married Jessie Wymer in 1896.4,1,2 Garret Brolsma died on 26 July 1949 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, (Meijer Sanitorium).1 He was buried in Ridgewood (Valleau Cemetery).1
     His parents were Klaas Brolsma and Trijntje de Bildt. He had a twin brother Abraham.3 He immigrated in 1895.1

His obituary appeared on 28 July 1949 in the Ridgewood Herald News
Garret Brolsma of 113 Circlw Avenue, Ridgewood a resident of teh Village for over 50 yrs, died Tuesday evening at the Meyer Sanitarium in Park Ridge after an illness of two and a half months. He was 84 yrs old. Mr. Brolsma was born in Holland, and came to this country, when he was 30 yrs old. He lived for a time in Glen Rock, before taking up his residence in Ridgewood. He served for many years as janitor at the Kenilworth and Union Street Schools of Ridgewood until he retired 20 yrs ago. Mr. Brolsma's wife Jessie Wymer died 11 yrs ago. His only survivor is his son, Clarence, well-known resident of Ridgewood. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Van Emburgh Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Alfred J. Miller, rector of Christ Church, officiating. Interment will be in Valleau.1

1900 Fed. census: Household of Garret Brolsma, Cycle Ave, Ridgewood Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Garret and his wife Jessie.2
1910 Fed. census: Household of Garret Brolsma, Circle Ave, Ridgewood Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Garret, his wife Jessie and their son Clarence.5


Jessie Wymer b. Aug 1874, d. 11 Dec 1938
  • Clarence Brolsma -5


  1. [S18] Ridgew. News, Jul 28, 1949.
  2. [S4] 1900 Federal Census, Garret Booslma, 2 Jun 1900. T623 Roll: 956 Page: 109, ED 35.
  3. [S8] Regional Archives Friesland, Het Bildt Births : 1865 #301.
  4. [S1] Ridgew. Herald, Dec 15, 1938, pg. 2.
  5. [S5] 1910 Federal Census, Garrett Brolsma, 5 May 1910. T624 Roll: 870 Page: 17, ED 47.