Jasper Kievit

M, b. 14 April 1883, d. 3 March 1953
FatherThys A. Kievit1 b. 1848, d. a 1910
MotherJapke Kuiken1 b. 1854, d. bt 1939 - 1953
     Jasper Kiviet was born on 14 April 1883 in Het Bildt, Friesland, Netherlands.1 He married Margaret Kievit in 1905.2,3 Jasper Kievit died on 3 March 1953 in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York.2 He was buried on 6 March 1953 in Ridgewood (Valleau Cemetery).2
     Jasper Kievit immigrated with Thys A. Kievit and Japke Kievit on May 21, 1894 on the Veendam. They were going to Paterson.4 Jasper Kievit was a plumber in 1910, and in 1920 a chauffeur for a private family.3,5

His obituary appeared on 5 March 1953 in the Ridgewood Herald News
Jasper Kievit, of Port Jervis, NY, formerly of Ridgewood died suddenly on Tuesday at teh age of 69. He was born in Holland, and brought by his parents, the late Tice and Jennie Kievit to this country as a little boy. They settled in Ridgewood 61 yrs ago, where he was brought up and attended school. He lived 40 yrs in the Village, and was associated with the Dairyman's League of the State, retiring 4 yrs ago. Funeral services will be held this evening at 8 at the Quackenbush Funeral Home in Port Jervis. Interment will be in Valleau Cemetery, Ridgewood. Surviving are his wife Margaret, three sons: Richard and Joseph, of California, and John, of Wortendyke, and a daughter Margaret, of California, two sisters: Lena Jacobs of Ridgewood, and Mary Alonzo? of Cleveland OH, and one brother, Rench of Ramsey, who is a former member of the Ridgewood Police Force.2

1910 Fed. census: Household of Jasper Kievit, 44 North Oak Street (rear), Ridgewood Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Jasper, his wife Margaret and 2 children: Margaret (3) and John (2).3
1920 Fed. census: Household of Jasper Kievit, First Street, Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. Household consists of Jasper, his wife Margaret and 4 children: Margaret G (13), John J. (11), Richard (9) and Joseph J. (4 1/2).5


  1. [S3] Genlias, Het Bildt Births : 1883 #A 86.
  2. [S18] Ridgew. News, Mar 5, 1953, pg. 6.
  3. [S5] 1910 Federal Census, Jasper Kevitt, 5 May 1910. T624 Roll: 870 Page: 52, ED 48.
  4. [S2] Ellis Island, Veendam, 21 Aug 1894 (M237, Roll 627, Frame 193, line29-35).
  5. [S7] 1920 Federal Census, Jasper Kievet, 23 Jan 1920. T625 Roll: 1019 Page: 175, ED 98.