Maria Korte

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Korte was born on 2 May 1832, in Wedde, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Hindrik Alberts Korte, was 33 and her mother, Antje Christiaans Hollé, was 36. She married Jan Noord Koning on 25 May 1861, in Oude Pekela, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 25 March 1909, at the age of 76.

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Jan Noord Koning
Maria Korte
Marriage: 25 May 1861
Giessien Koning
Eeme Koning
Eemie Koning
Antje Koning
Hendrik Koning
Jan Koning
Geessien Zwaantje Koning

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  • Marie Kork in entry for John Koning, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Maria Korte, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Maria Korte, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Fritz, Hans, Otto, Aloysius, Christoph, Florian, Folker, Heimo, Heinrich, Klaus, Matthias.

Dutch (mainly De Korte) and North German: nickname for a short person, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kort ‘short’.

German (Körte): from a Westphalian variant of the personal name Kurt .

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

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The Short History of Maria Korte

The Short History of Maria Korte Maria Korte was born on May 2, 1832 in Wedde, Netherlands to Hindrik Albert Korte and Antje Christiaan Holle. She was the fifth of six children. At the time many fam …

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