La Crosse Tribune, September 7, 1924

This is a translation of Haagsma, but not the one done at Calvin College, but instead done by Jewett Chalsma.  Jewett was the grandson of Sjoerd.

The article has a nice photo of Shouke Chalsma (Sjouke Tjalsma) who was Sjoerd’s son and the “Last survivor of the original settlers of New Amsterdam, who died July 20, 1924”.

Unfortunately the entire article wasn’t available.


Source:  Wisconsin Historical Society


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