Gertrude de Young1

F, b. 24 July 1895, d. 23 March 1975
FatherSjouke Jans Stienstra2 b. 16 Apr 1872
MotherLolkje Pieters Zijlstra2 b. 15 Sep 1870
     Geeltje Stienstra was born on 24 July 1895 in Britswerd, Baarderadeel, Friesland, Netherlands.1,2 She married Tunis de Young.3 Gertrude de Young died on 23 March 1975 in Hawthorne, Passaic County, New Jersey.1 She was buried on 26 March 1975 in Paterson (Cedar Lawn Cemetery).1
     Geeltje Stienstra immigrated with Lolkje Stienstra on the Rotterdam, from Rotterdam, arriving in New York on 8 Sep 1908, with 7 children: Lutske (14, b. Oosterwierum), Geeltje (13), Jantje (11), Jeltje (10), Baukje (9), Trijntje (8) all born in Britswerd, and Jan (5, b. Leeuwarden). They are going to her husband Ch. Stienstra in Pleasnatville, NY. Her contact in Holland is P. H. Zijlstra in Oosterwierum.4

Her obituary appeared on 24 March 1975 in the Bergen Record
Gertrude deYoung, 79, died yesterday at home. Mrs. deYoung was born in the Netherlands and came to the US as a child. She lived in Fair LAwn, before moving to Hawthorne 55 years ago. Surviving are 2 daughters, 3 sisters, Lucy Bokma of Hawthorne, Jessie Erzmoneit of Clifton and Burdie Baker of Fair Lawn; and 2 brothers, Peter Steinstra of Garfield and John of California. Services will be Wednesday in the Vander Plaat Colonial Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson.1

1910 Fed. census: Household of Charles Stienstra, (#182), Pine Plains, Dutchess County, New York. Household consists of Charles, his wife Lucy and eight children : Gertrude (14), Jessie (11), Bertha (10), Catherine (9), John (6), Peter (8 mo) and Nellie (8 mo). Peter and Nellie are born in NY, the rest in Holland.5


  1. [S9] Record, Mar 24, 1975.
  2. [S3] Genlias, Baarderadeel Births : 1895 #A94.
  3. [S7] 1920 Federal Census, Tunis De Young, 24 Jan 1920. T625 Roll: 1018 Page: 74, ED 39.
  4. [S2] Ellis Island, Rotterdam, 8 Sep 1908. pg 256-257, line 1-8.
  5. [S5] 1910 Federal Census, Charles Stienstra, 27 Apr 1910. T624, Roll 937, Pg 64, ED 59.