Neeltje Borst

21 August 1846–29 October 1923 (Age 77)
Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Neeltje

Neeltje Borst was born on 21 August 1846, in Holland, Netherlands as the daughter of Jan Borst and Neeltje Boesveld. She married Harm Kosto on 31 January 1868, in Oudshoorn, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 October 1923, in Leiden, Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 77.

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Harm Kosto
Neeltje Borst
Marriage: 31 January 1868
Nanne Kosto
Neeltje Kosto
Maria Gesina Kosto
Janna Kosto
Jan Kosto
Neeltje Kosto
Arie Kosto
Janna Kosto
Jan Kosto

Spouse and Children

31 January 1868
Oudshoorn, South Holland, Netherlands


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jan Borst


    Neeltje Boesveld




World Events (8)


Age 7

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Age 17

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

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Börst): from Middle High German borst(e) ‘bristle’, ‘brush’, hence a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament.2 Dutch: short form of de Borst, a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the chest, from Middle Dutch borst ‘chest’, ‘breast’. Alternatively it may be a short form of van der Borst, a habitational name for someone from Burst in East Flanders (Belgium), or a topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, Middle Dutch burcht.

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

Sources (3)

  • Neeltje Borst in entry for Nanna Kosta, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Neeltje Borst, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Neeltje Borst, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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