Jan Dijkema

Brief Life History of Jan

When Jan Dijkema was born on 25 December 1876, in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Albert Dijkema, was 29 and his mother, Henderkien Blaak, was 29. He married Grietje Visser on 19 July 1909, in Leens, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 28 September 1965, in Valthermond, Drenthe, Netherlands, at the age of 88.

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Jan Dijkema
Grietje Visser
Marriage: 19 July 1909
Hinderkien Dijkema

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    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

    Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.

    1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

    Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.

    Name Meaning

    As a boy's name this represents a revival of Middle English Jan, a by‐form of John , or an adoption of the common European form with this spelling. As a girl's name it is a short form of names such as Janet and Janice .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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