Willem Oostwal

21 September 1815–20 December 1886 (Age 71)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Willem

When Willem Oostwal was born on 21 September 1815, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Willem Oostwal, was 21 and his mother, Johanna Van Os, was 25. He married Maria Pieternella Van Kreita on 20 April 1853, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 20 December 1886, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Willem Oostwal
1815–1886
Hendrina Winter
1826–1893
Marriage: 18 February 1857
Johanna Wilhelmina Oostwal
1857–
Willem Oostwal
1859–1927
Nicolaas Oostwal
1860–
Alida Oostwal
1862–
Jan Oostwal
1868–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 February 1857
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
children

(5)

    Johanna Wilhelmina Oostwal

    Female1857–Female

    Male1859–1927Male

    Nicolaas Oostwal

    Male1860–Male

    Alida Oostwal

    Female1862–Female

    Jan Oostwal

    Male1868–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Willem Oostwal

    Male1793–1836Male

    Johanna Van Os

    Female1790–1850Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1815–1886Male

    Pieter Oostwal

    Male1820–1894Male

    Cornelis Oostwal

    Male1822–1900Male

    Klaas Oostwal

    Male1824–1832Male

    Jacob Oostwal

    Male1826–1858Male

World Events (8)

1820 · Construction of the Noordhollandsch Kanaal

Age 5

In order to shorten the sea route into Amsterdam, King William I had authorized the creation of the "Great North Holland Canal". This helped resolve issues (like shoals and shallows) that prevented many ships from reaching the city's harbor. Unfortunately, the canal quickly encountered issues: it was unable to handle the increasing number of ships, and it froze during the winter season.
1830

Age 15

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.
1838 · Natura Artis Magistra (Zoo)

Age 23

The Natura Artis Magistra, also known as Artis, is the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands and among the oldest zoos in all of Europe. It is located in the center of Amsterdam. Gerard Westerman, J.W.H. Werlemann and J.J. Wijsmuller founded the Zoo in 1838, where it was initially open only to members. The zoo would become public in 1851. In addition to the typical Zoo fare, Artis also contains an aquarium, planetarium, arboretum, and a sizeable collection of art.

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Sources (3)

  • Willem Oostwal in entry for Willem Oostwal, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Willem Van Os, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Willem Oostwal, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"

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