Pieter Jacob Van Dijk

28 October 1905–26 May 1981 (Age 75)
Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands

The Life of Pieter Jacob

Pieter Jacob Van Dijk was born on 28 October 1905, in Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands. He married Margaretha Johanna Maarleveld on 2 December 1936, in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. He died on 26 May 1981, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 75.

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Pieter Jacob Van Dijk
Margaretha Johanna Maarleveld
Marriage: 2 December 1936

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2 December 1936
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

World Events (3)

1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 9

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 12

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.
1919 · Openbare Bibliotheek

Age 14

The Amsterdam Public Library (known as Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) is an organization of various public libraries. The first of these opened on February 8, 1919. There had been protests beforehand, as the elites were concerned that incorrect ideas would corrupt the minds of the community. Regardless, the first public reading room opened in 1919 and libraries spread across the city in subsequent years.

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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