Wilhelmena Van Rixel

17 October 1858–17 January 1888 (Age 29)
Freedom, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Wilhelmena

When Wilhelmena Van Rixel was born on 17 October 1858, in Freedom, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Theodore Van Rixel, was 31 and her mother, Johanna van den Berg, was 25. She married Anthony Verhoeven on 9 September 1874, in Freedom, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 January 1888, in Freedom, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Saint Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States.

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Anthony Verhoeven
Wilhelmena Van Rixel
Marriage: 9 September 1874
Elizabeth Verhoeven
Anna VerHoeven
Ida Verhoeven
Theodore Verhoeven
Martin Henry Verhoeven

Spouse and Children

9 September 1874
Freedom, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 9

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilhelmina Vanrixel in household of Theodore Vanrixel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mimie Verhoven in household of Martin Verhoven, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wilhelmina VanRixel Verhoeven, "Find A Grave Index"

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