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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Family Time Line

Harm Kosto
1847–1920
Neeltje Borst
1846–1923
Marriage: 31 January 1868
Nanne Kosto
1868–1948
Neeltje Kosto
1871–1877
Maria Gesina Kosto
1873–1933
Janna Kosto
1876–1876
Jan Kosto
1877–1878
Neeltje Kosto
1879–
Arie Kosto
1884–1958
Janna Kosto
1885–
Jan Kosto
1888–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 January 1868
Oudshoorn, South Holland, Netherlands
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Jan Borst

    MaleMale

    Neeltje Boesveld

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1853

Age 7

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
1863

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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