Marinus Griep1

M, b. 1862, d. 7 April 1929
     Marinus Griep was born in 1862 in Yerseke, Zuid Beveland, Zeeland, Netherlands.1,2 He married Anna Abrahams, daughter of Marinus Jacob Abrahamse and Maria Filius, on 24 April 1884 in Yerseke, Zuid Beveland, Zeeland.1,2 Marinus Griep died on 7 April 1929 in Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, (Farview Ave).1 He was buried in Lodi (Lodi Cemetery).1
     His parents were Joos Griep and Neeltje Stroosnijder.2 He and Anna Abrahams immigrated in 1906.1

His obituary appeared on 12 April 1929 in the Clarion
Was Prepared to Meet his Creator
Marinus Griep, A True Christian and Model Citizen Took Final Leave in Peace and Gladness
Funeral services for Marinus Griep of Farview Ave, Paramus, who died Sunday, were held on Tuesday. He was seriously ill for the last two months. He was born in Holland 67 yrs ago, and came to Lodi 23 yrs ago. He was a painter and was a sufferer from lead poison. Five years ago he came with his family to Paramus, but he kept his church affiliation with the Holland Church in Lodi, where he was an elder. In Paramus, Mr. Griep took an active part in the Taxpayer's Association of Farview Ave, and his sincerity and honesty was admired and respected by his neighbors as those of a true christian and model citizen. it is with deep regret and great sorrow the people of Farview Avenue have receivedteh news of his suffering and final death. His widow Anna Griep, a born Abrahams. has lived side-by-side with her good husband for almost 45 years. They came to the USA in 1906 with $9.-, good health, and an implicit faith in God and his laws of rightiousness. When the final end was near, Mr. Griep called his wife to his bedside and told her he did not fear death, he was happy to return to his creator and he has fulfilled his mission in life according to the Will of God and in peace with his fellowmen on earth. He was pleased to leave his family in fair circumstances as far as wordly circumstances go, but with the great peace of mind he could part from all was worth more than riches and gold.
Of 13 children born, 8 are living in Bergen County: Henry Griep, their youngest son and Mrs. Lea Hascup, their youngest daughter, are living with their parents on Farview Ave., and the widow of the deceased will always have a pleasant cheery home. The names of the children are: Mrs. Nellie De Wilde and Marinus G. Griep, of Lodi, Mrs. Jennie Guis, of Ridgewood, Mrs. Maria Van Kirk, of Garfield, Mrs. Maria De Graff, of Prospect Park, and Mrs. Pauline De Young, Mrs. Lenney Hascup and Henry Griep of Paramus. Several grandchildren also survive him.
Funeral services were held at the Griep family residence on Farview Avenue and at the Holland Reformed Church of Washington Street, Lodi, Pastor J. Burggraf officiating. Interment was made at the Lodi Cemetery.1

1910 Fed. census: Household of Marinus Griep, Home Place, Lodi Borough, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Marinus, his wife Anna and eight children: Marinus Jr. (19) Cornelius J. (16), Jacob (14), Apolonia (9), all born in Holland, and Janna (7), Pieternella (6), Henry (4) and Tanije? (3), all born in New Jersey.3
1920 Fed. census: Household of Marinus Griep, 123 Home Place, Lodi Borough, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Marinus, his wife Anna and 6 children: Cornelius J. (25, born in Holland), Pauline (19, born in Holland), Jennie (17), Nella (16), Henry (14) and Mary (12).4


  1. [S12] Clarion, Apr 12, 1929, pg. 1.
  2. [S3] Genlias, Yerseke Marriages : 1884 #7.
  3. [S5] 1910 Federal Census, Marinus Grig, 27 Apr 1910. T624 Roll: 869 Page: 187, ED 30.
  4. [S7] 1920 Federal Census, Marinus Griep Sr., 23 Jan 1920. T625 Roll: 1018 Page: 68, ED 61.