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Columbia County
(Randolph Township)
Randolph Center
aka Friesland Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

Gaastra, Louis and Jessie - Sytsma, George and Sadie

These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry and Linda Kopet!   Please take a moment to thank them for this terrific resource!  Use your back browser button to return to this page. Please note that these generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery.

Gaastra, Louis and Jessie
Gaastra, Peter L. and Charlotte
Gale, Isaac
Gale, Marian
Gale, Mary Ann
Gerrard, Steve E.
Gossink, Henry and Henriette S.W.
Grandy, David
Graves, Mary E. Larrabee
Graves, Mary E.
Graves, R.T.
Graves, Royal T.
Grover, Arthur
Grover, Chauncy H.
Grover, George
Guittenben, Richard
Hagarty, Paul Dominick
Haima, Carl C. and Mayme L.
Haima, Gerlof and Ettje
Haima, unclear
Haima, Watse J. and Kate Tillema
Halbersma, Nicholas and Edna
Hansen, Bessie E. Allen
Harris, unclear
Harris, William and Alice
Hartson, Arte
Hartson, infant
Hartson, Mary J.
Hatrouille, Auke and Gliet
Havinga, John
Havinga, Lema and Tetje P. Boersma
Hawes, Sumner and Cassim (infants)
Heeringa, Martin and Hattie
Heeringa, Sam and Jennie
Hein, Ferdinand and family
Heinz, Christian H. and Ella M.
Heinz, William C. and Adeline F.
Hermann, Albert and Ruth
Hermann, Albert G. and Clara M.
Hermann, Anita
Herringa, Nellie De Jager
Herringa, Norman and Caroline
Higgins, George H.
Higgins, Laura
Higgins, unclear female
Hoffman, Cathleen Ann
Hoffman, Elaine Grace
Hoffman, Elanor
Hoffman, Jacob and Akke
Hoffman, Jake Sr. and Margaret De Vries
Hoffman, James P.
Hoffman, male infant
Hoffman, Maria
Hoffman, Sam and Elsie
Hofman, Antje
Holcomb, Dennis
Holcomb, Hanna H.
Holcomb, not clear
Holcomb, unclear
Holdinga, Samuel
Hollinshead, Mary Sophia
Hollinshead, Mary
Holmes, Emily
Holmes, Gertie
Holmes, Harriet
Holt, Julius A.
Homan, Harry
Howse, Coomes
Howse, D. Adama
Hughes, Ann
Hughes, Thomas and Margaret
Huizenga, Ted and Martha Alsum
Hunt, unclear
Jansma, Cornelius and Tena
Jansma, George and Gertie
Jansma, Herman and Angeline W.
Jansma, Joe and Nellie
Kacht, Elmer H. and Eleanor L. Bobholz
Kampstra, B.
Kampstra, Garrit
Kampstra, Samuel
Katsma, Dewey K. and Jennie
Katsma, Dewey S. and Vernette Dykstra
Katsma, Donald C.
Katsma, Hans and Stella M.
Katsma, Hattie Westra
Katsma, John
Katsma, Klaas and Grietje
Katsma, Mary Kuik
Katsma, Sam D.
Katsma, Sam K.
Keegstra, Gerrit and unclear
Kellogg, Sylvester
Kempenaar, Darvin Gale
Kempenaar, Dewey and Ruth Williams
Kempenaar, Rudolph
Keobke, Julia
Keringa, Louis M. and Irene L. Redeker
Kerr, Joseph and family
Kilian, Conrad and unclear
Kilian, Donald A,.
Kilian, Donald A. and Helene F. Bensler
Klingbyll, Helmuth and Elsie R.
Kloostra, female infant
Kloostra, Herman and Clara
Kloostra, Herman and Jennie
Kloostra, Joseph H. and family
Knowles, Francis
Knowles, Sophia
Kok, Andrew S.
Kok, Anna
Kok, Bote G. and Martha
Kok, Gerrit
Kok, Hantje G. and Trynije S.
Kok, Henry and Bessie Alsum
Kok, Joe S. and Grace
Kok, Patricia
Kok, Sam G. and Johanna H. Viser
Kok, Seymour W. and Junice H. Loomans
Kok, Tiitske
Kok, unclear
Kok, William B. and Martha Stiemsma
Kok, William S. and Anna
Kok, Wyatt Allen (plaque by stone)
Kok, Wyatt Allen
Koopmans, Joe D. and Jennie Levey
Koopmans, John and Alma
Koopmans, Richard and Elizabeth Boorsma
Koopmans, Steven Scott (picture on stone)
Koopmans, Steven Scott
Koopmans, Theodore and Dorothy M.
Kramer, Flora
Kramer, Sjoerd and Jantje Zylstra
Krinke, William and Lillian
Kuik, C. and Dora
Larrabee, John B.
Leider, Ernest H. and Cecil Schultz
Leider, Meta Clara
Leider, unclear
Lester, Mary
Levey, Bessie
Levey, Elsie Hiuzinga
Levey, Gerrit Johannes
Levey, Wietske
Levey, William and Clara
Levy, George and LaVerne M.
Levy, John G. and Katie Cupery Sterk
Lewis, Thomas
Leystra, Charles and Josie
Leystra, Fred and Tena
Leystra, Fred F. and Dorothy M.
Leystra, infants
Leystra, Steven F.
Lieder, Anna
Lieder, Augusta
Lieder, Emma
Lieder, Ferdinand
Lightner, Suzann M.
Lindert, Seth M.
Lloyd, Pierce R. and Shirley
Lloyd, Pierce Richard
Maier, Delores Ann Tamminga
Mansur, John
Mead, William
Meekma, George Jr. and and Henrietta S. Zondag
Meyer, Anna
Miedema, Ralph and Irene
Mihlmire, John
Minnema, Susie Levy
Minnema, William
Minton, Frankie
Minton, Helen
Moldenhauer, Paul Wm. and Caroline Setzkorn
Morgan, Walter
Mulder, Hendrik
Murray, family
Oliver, Charles H.
Oliver, E.
Oliver, Elizabeth
Oliver, George W.
Oliver, Juliaette
Oliver, Luther Jr.
Oliver, unclear male
Oliver, Zina W.
Oosterling, Gerrit
Osterling, Jess and Heneretta
Ousterhoff, Johnie
Pautzke, Harold and Sarah Dykstra
Peckham, Charles A.
Perry, Eliza
Perry, Job W.
Perry, Mary
Phelps, Flora H.
Phelps, Nettie A.
Phelps, Norman J. and Lydia M.
Posthuma, Diane F.
Posthuma, Elaine Wanda
Posthuma, Eli and Winnie
Posthuma, Fred C. and Della Cupery
Posthuma, George F. and Betty A.
Posthuma, George H. and Effie Visser
Posthuma, Henry C. and Winnie
Posthuma, John E. and Clara
Posthuma, John H. and Jeanette (Jane)
Posthuma, Johnnie and infants
Posthuma, Patricia S.
Presba, Charles
Presby, John
Presby, Martin A.
Quade, male infant
Rahn, Carl F. and Minnie Hiedrich
Redeker, Henry C. and Bessie Alsum
Richmond, Ettie May
Richmond, Jessie
Richmond, Joshua A.
Richmond, Lucy J.
Richmond, Ozro R.
Richmond, unclear
Rudd, George
Rum, August
Runga, Ruth Gail
Sanderson, Catherine
Sanderson, Frances
Sanderson, Margret
Sanderson, Mary
Sanderson, Thomas
Satterlee, Amanda Bessac
Satterlee, Amelia
Sauer, Donald I. and Dena
Schaalma, Peter
Schaalma, Tryntje Medendorp
Schmaltz, Fred
Schmaltz, William and Hattie
Schmidt, female
Schregardus, Jake and Lucy Dekema
Schreiber, Carl and Pauline
Schreiber, Edward and Rena
Schreiber, George and Ella
Schreiber, Karl M. and Charlotte E. Tessmann
Schreiber, Paul J. and Lydia A.
Schreiber, unclear male
Schroeder, Ann
Schroeder, John
Schuchardt, Elizabeth and Minnie
Schuchardt, Henry
Schuchardt, Minnie
Sharp, Wm. and family
Shaver, Shelly Ann
Sjoerdsma, Adrian and Anna Kramer
Sjoerdsma, Clarence and Shirley D. Vande Zande
Slager, Amy Jo
Slager, Delmer and Julienne
Slager, Donovan S. and Helen J.
Slager, George and Gertie
Slager, George
Slager, Hendrik and Aaltje
Slager, Henry and Tena Alsum
Smedema, Edwin J. and Jessie
Smedema, George and Mary
Smedema, infants
Smedema, John and Beulah
Smedema, John J. and Mamie
Smedema, Jon G.
Smedema, Louis and Alice
Smedema, male infant
Smedema, Rouk H. and Kornells
Smedema, Tunislo (Toby) and Anna E. Dyklma
Smith, Abby
Smith, Clarissa
Smith, Freddie
Smith, John E.
Smits, John N. and Jessie
Smits, John R. and Martha
Smits, Nickolas and Evelyn
Smits, Nolan Michael (picture on stone)
Smits, Nolan Michael
Smits, Norman and family
Smits, Owen and Susie
Smits, Rhiney and Catheren
Smits, Sadie
Smits, Sam N. and H.
Smits, Sam R. and Martha
Smits, Willie and Clara Crowley
Snel, Lena Catherine
Snell, Louis and Adriana G.
Sommers, Sara Ann
Soodsma, Gerrit and Jeanette
Speidel, Stephen F.
Sterk, Anthony and Jacob
Sterk, Cornelius
Sterk, Dean R.
Sterk, Duane S.
Sterk, Jacob and Froukje Boerman
Sterk, Jacob and Jeanette V.
Sterk, Sam and Dell
Sterk, Watson and Maesel
Stiemsma, Carl and Agnes
Stiemsma, Gerrit and Bourie
Stiemsma, Louis and Julia F.
Stiemsma, Nicholas G. (Nick) and Jeanette Kuik
Stiemsma, Richard and Sarah Alsum
Stiemsma, Ulke and Sjiewke
Still, Elsie Vredeveld
Streekstra, George and family
Streekstra, Harm and Grietje
Streekstra, Harry H. and Emma Bandsma
Streekstra, Henry and family
Streekstra, Henry L. and Bernice Stiemsma
Swaagman, Benny
Swaagman, Kathryn Bos
Syens, Clifford
Syens, Gerald A. and Eldred A.
Syens, Gerald A.
Syens, John M. (Jack) and Jennie Alsum
Syens, Jorn and Susie De Jong
Syens, K.
Syens, Lambert and Ella
Syens, male and female infants
Syens, Peter and Emma
Syens, Peter and Evelyn H.
Syens, Peter J. and Elsie
Systma, Annie
Systma, Geart
Sytsma, Anna Cupery
Sytsma, George and Sadie

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WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES: Cities Towns, and Villages, often referred to as 'municipalities' in Wisconsin law, are the governmental units that relate most directly to citizens' everyday lives.

TOWNS, like counties, were created by the state to provide basic municipal services. Rooted in New England and New York tradition, town government came to Wisconsin with the settlers, but Wisconsin towns were not like their Eastern counterparts that reflected the existing patterns of local settlement. In Wisconsin, towns are geographical subdivisions of counties. Towns originally served (and for the most part they continue to serve) rural areas. Towns govern those areas of Wisconsin not included in the corporate boundaries of cities and villages.

The difference between "township" and "town" often confuses the public. In Wisconsin, "township' refers to the surveyor's township which was laid out to identify land parcels within a county. Theoretically. a township is a square tract of land, measuring six miles on a side for a total of 36 square miles in the unit. Each township is divided into 36 sections. "Town", as the word is used in Wisconsin, denotes a specific unit of government. It's boundaries may coincide with the surveyor's township or it may look quite different. A Town may include one, parts of or several townships.

CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorportated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998"]

ProjectCopyright Notice: These generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery. The source for many of the cemetery names and placenames on these pages come from Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin, 3rd edition, compiled by Linda M. Herrick and Wendy K. Uncapher. The book is published by Origins at 4327 Milton Ave. Janesville, WI 53546. All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from Tina Vickery [] and/or their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissable to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

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