Riemke Douwes Zandstra

6 December 1835–4 December 1899 (Age 63)
Langweer, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Riemke Douwes

When Riemke Douwes Zandstra was born on 6 December 1835, in Langweer, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Douwe Klazes Zandstra, was 37 and her mother, Geeske Meyes van Dijk, was 27. She married Alle Jentjes Douma on 29 October 1857. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 December 1899, in Teroele, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Alle Jentjes Douma
1831–1921
Riemke Douwes Zandstra
1835–1899
Marriage: 29 October 1857
Geeske Douma
1858–1948
Douwe Douma
1863–1941
Luutske Douma
1868–
Luutske Douma
1870–
Anna Douma
1872–1925
Jentje Douma
1875–
Jentje Douma
1878–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 October 1857
children

(7)

    Female1858–1948Female

    Douwe Douma

    Male1863–1941Male

    Luutske Douma

    Female1868–Female

    Luutske Douma

    Female1870–Female

    Anna Douma

    Female1872–1925Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Douwe Klazes Zandstra

    Male1797–1836Male

    Geeske Meyes van Dijk

    Female1808–1836Female

siblings

(3)

    Leutske Douwes Zandstra

    Female1832–1856Female

    Folkertje Douwes Zandstra

    Female1833–1864Female

    Female1835–1899Female

World Events (6)

1853

Age 18

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
1863

Age 28

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

Age 35

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

Frisian: topographic name from a locative agent noun based on Frisian zand ‘sand’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Riemke Douwes Zandstra in entry for Hans Tromp and Anneke Douma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Riemke Douwes Zandstra in entry for Trinus Boonstra and Luutske Douma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Riemke Douwes Zandstra in entry for Pieter Hylkema and Geeske Douma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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