Wipkje Willems Hooghiemstra

28 October 1857–5 April 1934 (Age 76)
Bergum, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Wipkje Willems

When Wipkje Willems Hooghiemstra was born on 28 October 1857, in Bergum, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Willem Durks Hooghiemstra, was 29 and her mother, Fokje Michiels Bijlsma, was 33. She married Pieter Dirks van der Woude on 13 May 1882, in Tietjerksteradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 5 April 1934, in her hometown, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Pieter Dirks van der Woude
Wipkje Willems Hooghiemstra
Marriage: 13 May 1882
Dirk Pieter Vander Woude
Willem Peter Vander Woude

Spouse and Children

13 May 1882
Tietjerksteradeel, Friesland, Netherlands


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 6

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 13

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.

Age 33

Death by suicide of van Gogh.

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Story Highlight

Wipkje and Pieter lived with her father Willem Dirks Hooghiemstra who was a widower. This record was from a 1880-1889 population register image #39. The source is allefriezen.nl

Sources (3)

  • Whipa Hoogneimstra in entry for William Vanderwoude, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Wipkje Willems Hooghiemstra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Wipkje Willems Hooghiemstra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"

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