Sieben Geukes van der Zijl

25 June 1825–7 December 1902 (Age 77)
Holwierde, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Sieben Geukes

When Sieben Geukes van der Zijl was born on 25 June 1825, in Holwierde, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Geuke Steffens Van der Zijl, was 31 and his mother, Dedje Gaikes Slagter, was 26. He married Anje Beerents Knol on 24 October 1855, in Uithuizermeeden, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Marion, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 7 December 1902, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Sieben Geukes van der Zijl
1825–1902
Frouke Jans Kamphius or Kat
1829–1907
Marriage: 28 July 1860
Grietje Van Der Zijl
1860–
Roelfien Vander Zijl
1863–1941
Anje van der Zijl
1866–1873
van der Zijl
1868–1868
Mense van der Zijl
1869–1869
Menze "George" Vander Zyl
1870–1958

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 July 1860
Uithuizermeeden, Groningen, Netherlands
children

(6)

    Grietje Van Der Zijl

    Female1860–Female

    Roelfien Vander Zijl

    Female1863–1941Female

    Anje van der Zijl

    Female1866–1873Female

    van der Zijl

    Female1868–1868Female

    Mense van der Zijl

    Male1869–1869Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Geuke Steffens Van der Zijl

    Male1794–1827Male

    Dedje Gaikes Slagter

    Female1798–Female

siblings

(4)

    Steffen Geukes van der Zijl

    Male1819–1858Male

    Geike Geukes van der Zijl

    Male1820–1877Male

    Jantje Geukes van der Zijl

    Female1822–1846Female

    Male1825–1902Male

World Events (8)

1830

Age 5

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1846

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Sieben Van Der Zyl, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Sieben Van Der Zyl, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Siemans Vander Zyl in entry for Jan T Doombos and Roalfian Vander Zyl, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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