When Metje Van Giesen was born on 10 June 1756, in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Cornelis Van Giesen, was 28 and her mother, Jenneke Doremus, was 31. She married Abraham Spier on 19 August 1780, in Acquackanonk Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 3 July 1831, at the age of 75.
Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.
Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.
Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.