Fokeltje Sijbrens Elgersma

Female6 August 1851–28 November 1936

Brief Life History of Fokeltje Sijbrens

When Fokeltje Sijbrens Elgersma was born on 6 August 1851, in Lollum, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Sijbren Fetzes Elgersma, was 21 and her mother, Aagje Jans Wijnia, was 18. She married Bauke Klazes Wijbrandi on 12 May 1874. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 28 November 1936, in Oosterend, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Bauke Klazes Wijbrandi
Fokeltje Sijbrens Elgersma
Marriage: 12 May 1874
Aagje Wijbrandi
Geertje Wybrandi
Gerbrig Baukes Wybrandi
Klaas Wijbrandi
Siebren Wybrandi
Ruurd Wybrandi
Geertje Wybrandi
Jan Baukes Wybrandi

Sources (42)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Fokeltje Sijbrens Elgersma - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 6 August 1851; Lollum, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Legacy NFS Source: Fokeltje Sijbrens Elgersma - Government record: Baptism record or certificate: death: 28 November 1936; Oosterend, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Fokeltje Elgersma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1874
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Birth of Vincent van Gogh.


    Age 12

    The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.


    Age 39

    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    Name Meaning

    West Frisian: patronymic, formed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’, from a genitivized form of the personal name Elger, from ancient Germanic Agilger (composed of the elements agil ‘point, edge (of a sword)’ + gēr ‘spear’) or Adalger (from adal ‘noble’+ gēr ‘spear’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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