Anna Maria Titus (Cool) (Van Eetveldt) (1873 - c.1941)

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Nicknames: "Marie Louise Von Ettfeld", "Mary Cool", "Anna M. Van Eetfield", "Maria Hetfelt", "Mary Heifer", "Mary Gelfelt", "Mary van Eetvelt", "Van Etveldt"
Birthplace: Zuiddorpe, Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in New York, New York, New York, United States
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About Anna Maria Titus (Cool) (Van Eetveldt)

Anna Maria "Mary" Van Eetveldt (March 23, 1873 – c. 1941) was a Dutch-American housekeeper and housewife from Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Mary was born in the rural farming village of Zuiddorpe, The Netherlands to Rosalia (née Stroowinder) and Pieter Francies Van Eetveldt, a farmer. She was was the youngest of 15 children, including 2 sets of twins, 6 of which died in infancy. Mary's grandfather, Joannes Baptiste Van Eetveldt, was a shipwright, and relocated the family from Baasrode, Belgium to Zuiddorpe, The Netherlands, 18 miles northwest.

After the death of Mary's mother in the winter of 1893, she and her two brothers, Jan Van Eetveldt and Dominicus Van Eetveldt, immigrated to the United States, accompanied by their brother, Eduard Van Eetveldt, who had immigrated to the United States 4 years prior.

Six months later, at the age of 19, Mary married Cornelius Cool, a miller also from The Netherlands, 17 years her senior, on October 26, 1893 in Hillsdale, New Jersey. Mary and Cornelius had five children. Cornelius however died sometime around 1904.

Widowed, Mary found work as a housekeeper for Charles H. and Susan (née Galloway) Titus. It is there that she met Charles W. Titus, son of her employers. The two were married sometime around 1905 and went on to have six children.

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  1. Dutch Civil Records, Birth Certificates, 1811-1911; Child: Maria Van Eetveldt; Gender: Woman; Place of birth: Zuiddorpe; Date of birth: Sunday, March 23, 1873; Father: Pieter Francies Van Eetveldt; Mother: Rosalia Stroowinder; Event: Geboorte; Date: Sunday, March 23, 1873; Event place: Zuiddorpe; Source type: BS Geboorte; Organisation: Zeeuws ArchiefZeeuws Archief; Place: Middelburg; Collection region: Zeeland; Archive: 25; Registration number: ZDD-G-1873; Record number: 11; Record date: 24 March 1873; Record place: Zuiddorpe
  2. Provincial Government of Zealand, The Netherlands, Declarations of Emigration; First Name: Maria; Last Name: Van Eetveldt; Residence: Zuiddorpe; Role: Emigrant; Place: Zuiddorpe; Age: 20; Profession: Maidservant (Dienstmeid); Religious Denomination: Roman Catholic; Reason: Improvement of Life (Bestaansverbetering); Date of Departure: 1893; Country of Destination: United States of America; Publication: Genealogische Afschriften 810/4; Page: 113; Item Number: 164.
  3. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960; Name: Mary Van Eetveldt; Gender: Female; Age: 19; Birth Date: abt 1874; Departure Date: 4 Apr 1893; Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland; Destination Port: Paterson, New Jersey; Ship Name: California.
  4. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; Name: Mary Etveldt; Arrival Date: 25 Apr 1893; Birth Date: abt 1874; Age: 19; Gender: Female; Ethnicity/ Nationality: Dutch; Place of Origin: Holland, Netherlands; Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland; Port of Arrival: New York, New York; Ship Name: State of California.
  5. New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985; Groom's Name: Cornelius Kool; Groom's Birth Date: 1857; Groom's Birthplace: Hol.; Groom's Age: 36; Bride's Name: Anna M. Van Eetfield; Bride's Birthplace: Hol.; Marriage Date: 26 Oct 1893; Marriage Place: Hilldale, Bergen, New Jersey; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02520-6; System Origin: New Jersey-Easy; Source Film Number: 495717; Reference Number: P27 Rn 40.
  6. 1900 United States Federal Census; Name: Mary Cool; Age: 27; Birth Date: Mar 1873; Birthplace: Holland; Home in 1900: Hillsdale, Bergen, New Jersey; Race: White; Gender: Female; Immigration Year: 1893; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Cornelius Cool; Marriage Year: 1893; Years married: 7; Father's Birthplace: Holland; Mother's Birthplace: Holland; Mother: number of living children: 3; Mother: How many children: 4.
  7. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; Name: Mary Colle; Gender: F (Female); Residence Year: 1904; Street Address: 109 Gray; Residence Place: Paterson, New Jersey; Spouse: Cornelius Colle ; Publication Title: Paterson, New Jersey, City Directory, 1904.
  8. 1910 United States Federal Census; Name: Mary Titus; Age in 1910: 34; Birth Year: 1876; Birthplace: Holland; Home in 1910: Hillsdale, Bergen, New Jersey; Race: White; Gender: Female; Immigration Year: 1898; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Charles W Titus; Father's Birthplace: Holland; Mother's Birthplace: Holland.
  9. 1920 United States Federal Census; Name: Mary Titus; Age: 43; Birth Year: abt 1877; Birthplace: Holland; Home in 1920: Hillsdale, Bergen, New Jersey; Race: White; Gender: Female; Immigration Year: 1890; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Chas W Titus; Father's Birthplace: France; Mother's Birthplace: Holland; Able to Read: Yes; Able to Write: Yes.
  10. 1930 United States Federal Census; Name: Mary Titus; Gender: Female; Birth Year: abt 1876; Birthplace: Holland; Race: White; Home in 1930: Hillsdale, Bergen, New Jersey; Marital Status: Married; Immigration Year: 1889; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Spouse's Name: Charles W Titus; Father's Birthplace: France; Mother's Birthplace Holland.
  11. 1940 United States Federal Census; Name: Mary Titus; Age: 65; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birthplace: Holland; Marital Status: Widowed; Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law; Home in 1940: New York, Bronx, New York; Street: Hull Avenue; House Number: 3190; Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, Bronx, New York; Residence in 1935: Same House; Resident on farm in 1935: No; Citizenship: Naturalized; Sheet Number: 13B; Attended School or College: No; Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade; Income Other Sources: No.
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Mary Titus's Timeline

1873
March 23, 1873
Zuiddorpe, Terneuzen, Zeeland, The Netherlands
1893
October 26, 1893
Age 20
Hillsdale, NJ, USA
1893
Age 19
1894
October 4, 1894
Age 21
Bergen, NJ, USA
1895
September 24, 1895
Age 22
Lodi, NJ, USA
1896
1896
Age 22
1898
January 5, 1898
Age 24
Bergen, NJ, USA
1899
January 4, 1899
Age 25
Bergen, NJ, USA
1900
June 7, 1900
Age 27
Hillsdale, NJ, USA
1901
January 2, 1901
Age 27
Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey, United States