Eelkje Jans Bok

FemaleMarch 1875–

Brief Life History of Eelkje Jans

When Eelkje Jans Bok was born in March 1875, in Lutjegast, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Jan Hendriks Bok, was 53 and her mother, Annegien Smedinga, was 33. She married Wiebe Klazes Faber on 19 September 1896, in Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands.

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Wiebe Klazes Faber
Eelkje Jans Bok
Marriage: 19 September 1896

Sources (1)

  • AlleGroningers Geboorteregister Grootegast 1875, Aktenummer 133

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  • Marriage
    19 September 1896Grootegast, Groningen, Netherlands
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    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

    Age 15

    Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.

    1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

    Age 39

    During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: from an ancient Germanic personal name Bocco or Bucco, possibly developed from Burkhard, see Burkhart .

    Dutch: from bok in the sense ‘he-goat’, a nickname for a goatherd or for someone associated with the character or appearence of a he-goat. Alternatively, it may be a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the word bok in its name, e.g. In de Witte Bok (‘At the White He-Goat’). Compare Bock .

    Czech: from the Old Czech personal name Bok, a short form of names such as Bohuslav and Bohumil (see Bocek ).

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

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