(Johanna) Lavina Cappon

Contents Early Life Teaching in Holland A Civil Servant Personal Interests Family Bibliography By Miriam Koerner One of Holland mayor Isaac Cappon’s many children, Johanna Cappon (known as Lavina) was born in 1894 to Cappon and his second wife. After receiving her education in home economics and returning to teach in Holland, she followed in Read More …

James Huntley

Contents Professional Development Marriage & Emigration Building Holland Businessman Politics, Religion, & Free Masonry Death & Legacy Gallery Bibliography By Ian Bussan, Madalyn DeJonge, and Rebekah Llorens In the late nineteenth century, James Huntley established himself as one of Holland’s leading builders. Huntley built some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Tower Clock Read More …

Isaac Cappon

Contents Youth & Immigration Businessman Public Servant First Marriage Cappon House Second Marriage Death Cappon’s Legacy Bibliography by Joshua Briggs and Madalyn DeJonge In 1847, Isaac Cappon, a young Dutch Immigrant, arrived in the newly founded Holland colony. Ten years after emigrating from Zeeland province, the Netherlands, in 1857, Cappon and business partner John Bertsch Read More …