Jacob Johannes Bergsma

9 November 1783–31 March 1844 (Age 60)
Sijbrandaburen, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Jacob Johannes

Jacob Johannes Bergsma was born on 9 November 1783, in Sijbrandaburen, Friesland, Netherlands as the son of Johannes Gerbens Bergsma and Dieuwke Reins. He married Tjitske Greidanus on 25 October 1823. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 31 March 1844, in Sijbrandaburen, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Johannes Bergsma
Tjitske Greidanus
Marriage: 25 October 1823
Tjaltje Jacobs Bergsma

Spouse and Children

25 October 1823


    Tjaltje Jacobs Bergsma


Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Gerbens Bergsma


    Dieuwke Reins




World Events (5)


Age 5

An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands was ratified at the Hague.

Age 10

France declared war on Britain and the Netherlands.

Age 30

The Dutch defeated the French.

Name Meaning

Frisian: probably a topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, a derivative of Middle Low German berg ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Johannes Bergsma in entry for Tjaltje Bergsma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Jacob Johannes Bergsma in entry for Wybe Meinderts Boorsma and Tjaltje Jacobs Bergsma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Jacob Johannes Bergsma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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