Maria van de Merwe

20 July 1890–25 July 1989 (Age 99)
Dubbeldam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Maria

When Maria van de Merwe was born on 20 July 1890, in Dubbeldam, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Cornelis Pietersz Van de Merwe, was 28 and her mother, Elisabeth Brand, was 25. She married Pieter in 't Veld on 17 December 1908, in Dubbeldam, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 25 July 1989, in Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 99, and was buried in Holland, Netherlands.

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Pieter in 't Veld
Maria van de Merwe
Marriage: 17 December 1908
Saartje in 't Veld
Cornelis in 't Veld
Elizabeth In't Veld
Pieternella in 't Veld

Spouse and Children

17 December 1908
Dubbeldam, South Holland, Netherlands


    Saartje in 't Veld


    Cornelis in 't Veld


    Elizabeth In't Veld


    Pieternella in 't Veld


Parents and Siblings




    Elizabeth van de Merwe


    Pieter Van De Merwe



    Frans van de Merwe


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 9

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 14

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.

Age 27

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

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)

  • Maria van de Merwe in entry for Cornelis in 't Veld and Maria Cornelia van der Hoeven, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Maria van de Merwe in entry for Aart Kruidenier and Saartje in 't Veld, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Maria van de Merwe, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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