Harmke Werkman

29 November 1890–
Drenthe, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Harmke

When Harmke Werkman was born on 29 November 1890, in Drenthe, Netherlands, her father, Lammert Werkman, was 30 and her mother, Trijntje Santing, was 29. She married Harmannus Wessels on 18 November 1909, in Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Harmannus Wessels
Harmke Werkman
Marriage: 18 November 1909
Luchina Wessels
Trijntje Wessels
Trijntje Wessels
Lammert Wessels

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1909Emmen, Drenthe, Netherlands
  • Children


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    +2 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 32
    Dutch women get the vote.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Dirk, Harm, Hendrik, Onno. German Franz, Fritz.Dutch: occupational name for a craftsman, artisan, or builder, from Middle Dutch wercman.Americanized form of German Werkmann, a cognate of 1 above, from Middle High German wërcman.

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

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    • Legacy NFS Source: Harmke Werkman - Government record: birth-name: Harmke Werkman

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