Matthijs van Gaalen

10 July 1857–28 August 1939 (Age 82)
The Hague, Hollande, Netherlands

The Life of Matthijs

When Matthijs van Gaalen was born on 10 July 1857, in The Hague, Hollande, Netherlands, his father, Leendert Van Galen, was 32 and his mother, Trijntje Weeteling, was 34. He married Antje Waanders on 7 September 1881. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 28 August 1939, in Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Matthijs van Gaalen
1857–1939
Antje Waanders
1857–1938
Marriage: 7 September 1881
Leendert van Galen
1882–1883
Matthijs van Galen
1885–1892
Johannes Wilhelmus van Galen
1886–1963
Antje van Gaalen
1888–1955
Dochter van Galen
1890–1890
Lena Trijntje Van Galen
1891–1968
Apolonia van Galen
1893–1958
Willem Frederik van Galen
1895–1968
Adriana van Galen
1897–1963
Maria Bertha van Galen
1899–1899
Marinus Adrianus van Galen
1899–1954
Adrianus van Galen
1901–1903
Trijntje van Galen
1902–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 September 1881
children

(13)

    Leendert van Galen

    Male1882–1883Male

    Matthijs van Galen

    Male1885–1892Male

    Male1886–1963Male

    Female1888–1955Female

    Dochter van Galen

    Female1890–1890Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

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.
1890

Age 33

Death by suicide of van Gogh.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Matthijs Van Galen in entry for Leendert Van Galen, "Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679-1942"
  • Matthijs Van Galen in entry for Antje Waanders, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Matthijs Van Galen in entry for Willem Frederik Van Galen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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