Johann Van der Veen

19 November 1860–29 August 1934 (Age 73)
Franekeradeel, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Johann

When Johann Van der Veen was born on 19 November 1860, in Franekeradeel, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Marten van der Veen, was 28 and his mother, Tietje Alberts Hiemstra, was 29. He married Johanna Van den Berg on 14 March 1886, in Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kent, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 29 August 1934, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Washington Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Johann Van der Veen
Johanna Van den Berg
Marriage: 14 March 1886
Martin Vanderveen
Bessie VanderVeen
Peter Vanderveen
Nicholas Vanderveen
John VanderVeen
George Van der Veen

Spouse and Children


    Johanna Van den Berg


14 March 1886
Franeker, Friesland, Netherlands


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Marten van der Veen


    Tietje Alberts Hiemstra




    Albert van der Veen


    Luutske van der Veen



World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 3

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John Vanderveen in entry for John Vanderveen, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • John Vander Veen in entry for Nicholas Vander Veen, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • John Vanderveer, "United States Census, 1920"

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