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Weyenberg, Genevieve Van Houtum

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1912-1988

Biographical Statement

Genevieve Dorothy Van Houtum was born March 11, 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Anthony and Gertrude (Van Westenbrugge) Van Houtum. She attended Central High School in Grand Rapids and graduated from Wheaton College in 1933 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics. She entered her junior year from Grand Rapids Junior College. She was a member of the Boethallian Literary Society, and volunteered with the Y.M.C.A. She married Henry Weyenberg and started a family in Holland, Mi. She was very active in her church in Holland, MI, having taught Sunday school and Bible studies throughout her life. She started a Pioneer Girls chapter in her church. She died on June 23, 1988 in Holland, MI following open heart surgery. She was survived by her husband, Henry; two daughters and one son. Her son-in-law Dr. James E. Mann, married her daughter Dorothy '59, and was Professor of Mathematics at Wheaton College from 1982-2002.

Citation

Student File (Weyenberg, Mrs. Henry)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Genevieve Weyenberg (Van Houtum) Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-140
Scope and Contents The Genevieve Van Houtum box contains five books relating to her student years at Wheaton College. The first is her Class of 1933 graduation diploma, displayed in blue fold-over boards. The second book is a photo album, measuring 10 x 7, featuring photos of campus staff, faculty, scenes and notable guest, such as William Pettingill, H.A. Ironside and Grace Livingston Hill.  The third book is green, measuring 7.75 x 10, with a photo of Blanchard Hall pasted on. Inside are paste-ins from...
Dates: Created: 1929-1934; Other: Majority of material found in 1929-1934