Aagje Kat

12 October 1857–6 January 1941 (Age 83)
Zaandam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Aagje

When Aagje Kat was born on 12 October 1857, in Zaandam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Hendrik Kat, was 33 and her mother, Stijntje Groot, was 34. She married Hendrik Poolman on 23 May 1883, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 6 January 1941, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 83.

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Hendrik Poolman
Aagje Kat
Marriage: 23 May 1883
Gerritje Poolman
Hendrik Poolman
Agatha Elisabeth Aafje Poolman

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World Events (8)

Age 6
The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1865 · Construction of the North Sea Canal
Age 8
After the Noordhollandsch Kanaal proved inadequate after several decades, it was decided that a new canal was necessary. Digging began at Breesaap on March 8, 1865. Working conditions were considered horrible: manual labor workers lived in manmade huts and were exposed to diseases, alcohol abuse, and fighting. King William III of the Netherlands officially opened the North Sea Canal on November 1, 1876 The canal is 15 miles long (25 km) and connects to the North Sea by Ijmuiden (a port city in North Holland). It is now considered a vital part of the Western Netherlands' groundwater management system.
1880 · Second Golden Age
Age 23
The period during the end of the 19th Century is often referred to as Amsterdam's Second Golden age. The industrial revolution began, new museums were built, and a railway station was constructed.

Name Meaning

1 Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, probably from Sanskrit kara ‘doer’, ‘hand’.2 Jewish: origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Hebrew kar ‘cold’.

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

Sources (7)

  • Aagje Kat, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Aafje Kat in entry for Agatha Elisabeth Aafje Poolman, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Aafje Kat in entry for Hendrik Poolman, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"

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