Helen de Swarte

16 January 1843–6 March 1922 (Age 79)
Nieuwvliet, Zeeland, Netherlands

The Life of Helen

When Helen de Swarte was born on 16 January 1843, in Nieuwvliet, Zeeland, Netherlands, her father, Pieter Bartholomeus DeSwarte, was 55 and her mother, Suzanna Thomas, was 39. She married Albert Jan Vruwink on 27 March 1863, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 6 March 1922, in Cedar Grove, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Albert Jan Vruwink
Helen de Swarte
Marriage: 27 March 1863
Sarah Vruwink
Susan Vruwink

Spouse and Children

    Albert Jan Vruwink



27 March 1863
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


    Sarah Vruwink


    Susan Vruwink


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 10

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Susana Deswarte, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Nellie De Swarte in entry for Douw Tillema and Sarah Vruwink, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Nellie De Swarte in entry for Henry Schreure and Susann Vruwink, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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