Biography of John Beyster
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BEYSTER, John, manufacturer and dealer in lumber, lath, shingles, boxes, etc.; born, in Holland, May 27, 1838; served apprenticeship at carpenter's trade in Holland for five and one half years; came to America, 1867, and located in Detroit; married in Holland, 1860, Hendricka Matthie; nine children: Deanna, Peter J., Cornelius, John, Jr., Louis H., Theodore, Etta (Mrs. Frank F. Martin), Nellie (Mrs. Newton A. Wallace), Harry H. Followed carpenter's trade and contracting in Detroit until 1877, when he established planing mill and yard in his own name, which still continues. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Republican. Mason. Recreation: reading. Office: 875 Fort St. W. Residence: 968 Second Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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