Peter Paulus Steketee, geb. te Holland, MI, US 9 apr 1864, ovl. 20 mrt 1961, zoon van Cornelis Steketee en Catherine (Krijntje) Wolters|
STEKETEE, Peter P. Obituary
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, March 21, 1961, Page 20:3,4
Steketee Rites Slated Thursday.
Services for Peter P. Steketee, 96, of 1715 Jefferson street, founder of Steketee and Son Outdoor Advertising, one of this area?s last elder statesmen in the field of early journalism and an advertising pioneer, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from Clock Chapel, by the Rev. Walter P. Hurley. Burial will be in Evergreen. Mr. Steketee, in retirement about 10 years, and for a long time in ill health, died Monday at his home. He was among the few who could vividly recall Muskegon before and during its heyday in lumbering. MR. STEKETEE, born at Holland, April 9, 1864, was six months old when his father, Cornelius Steketee, moved to Muskegon and began work for Hills and Co. lumber firm. The son, Peter, was the first newspaper route carrierhere, starting a Chronicle route in May 1879 and before that had sold newspapers on the street. Later he bought a horse and wagon and traveled through the area, posting bills on barns. This venture expanded into constructing billboards and sign painting. MR. STEKETEE, for years was active in the Old Newsboys, and at the annual banquet in 1940 was honored with the title, ?Grand Old Newsy? conferred upon him then. Mr. Steketee was married in 1888 to Delia Semyn. She died Sept. 28, 1925. He was amember of Muskegon Lodge of Elks. Mr. Steketee is survived by a daughter, Miss Fanny Steketee of Muskegon. A son, Nellis, who was associated with his father in business many years, died in 1955. Mr. Steketee's brother, W. J. Steketee, who died in 1933, was in the publishing and printing business many years. For a time he was associated with the late E. B. Dana in ownership of The Chronicle. The Steketee family was well known in West Michigan. Peter Steketee?s uncle, Paul, founded Steketee andSons Department store in Grand Rapids. Another uncle, John was vice consul to the Netherlands. George was mayor of Grand Rapids, Peter, a prominent Grand Rapids groceryman and Andrew and Bastian were merchants in Holland.
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Delia Semyn, geb. te Grand Rapids, MI, US 5 mei 1866, ovl. te Musketon 28 sep 1925, Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Tuesday, September 29, 1925
STEKETEE, MRS. P.P. Obituary
Mrs. Peter P. Steketee, 59 years old, died Monday evening at Mercy hospital after an illness of five months. The Steketee family has been prominent in Muskegon for 35 years, the husband is at the head of the firm of Peter P. Steketee and Son, Clay avenue. Mrs. Steketee was born May 5, 1866 at Grand Rapids, where she was educated and grew to womanhood. She was married to Mr. Steketee at Grand Rapids in 1888, settling in Muskegon, where she has since made her home. Her maiden name was Delia Semyn. She leaves, besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. David A. MacDonald and one son, Nells Steketee, both of this city; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Davis of Chicago, and two brothers, John and Leonard Semeyn, both of Grand
1) Cornelius P. Steketee, geb. te MI, US 10 jun 1890, ovl. te Detroit, MI, US 22 feb 1955
Nancy Swanson, geb. 1886, ovl. 1977
2) Fanny Steketee, geb. te Musketon, MI, US 17 okt 1892, ovl. te Musketon, MI, US 16 jan 1980
David A. MacDonald, geb. te Musketon, MI, US 30 apr 1894, ovl. te Grand Rapids, Kent, MI, US 15 okt 1966