Pieter Dirksz Achterhof

7 March 1863–9 December 1910 (Age 47)
Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Pieter Dirksz

When Pieter Dirksz Achterhof was born on 7 March 1863, in Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Derk Jacobs Achterhof, was 38 and his mother, Aaltje Bos, was 33. He married Ymkje Mila Damstra on 22 October 1907, in Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 9 December 1910, in Beaverdam, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Zeeland Cemetery, Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Pieter Dirksz Achterhof
Ymkje Mila Damstra
Marriage: 22 October 1907
Marvin Achterhof
Evelyn Achterhof

Spouse and Children

22 October 1907
Zeeland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States



    Evelyn Achterhof


Parents and Siblings



    Jacob "Jake" Achterhof


    Cornelia Achterhof



    Albert Derksz Achterhof



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 13

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘behind the manor farm’, from Middle Low German achter ‘behind’ + hof ‘manor farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Peter Achterhof, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pieter Achterhof in household of Dirk Achterhof, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter Achterhof in entry for John Kooiker and Gertie Achterhof, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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