Zwaantje Wessels Nolde

2 July 1816–3 February 1894 (Age 77)
Zuidwolde, Drenthe, Netherlands

The Life of Zwaantje Wessels

When Zwaantje Wessels Nolde was born on 2 July 1816, in Zuidwolde, Drenthe, Netherlands, her father, Wessel Jans Nolde, was 37 and her mother, Hillechien Everts Snijder, was 27. She married Jan Hilberts Steenbergen on 8 May 1841, in Zuidwolde, Drenthe, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 February 1894, in her hometown, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Jan Hilberts Steenbergen
Zwaantje Wessels Nolde
Marriage: 8 May 1841
Wessel Jans Steenbergen
Hilbert Steenbergen
Hilligje Steenbergen
Hendrik Steenbergen

Spouse and Children

8 May 1841
Zuidwolde, Drenthe, Netherlands


Parents and Siblings

    Wessel Jans Nolde


    Hillechien Everts Snijder




    Jentien Wessels


    Hillegien Nolde



World Events (6)


Age 14

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.

Age 37

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Age 47

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Arnold .2 German: in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a needlemaker, from Middle High German nālde ‘needle’ (variant of nādel). Compare Nadler .3 German: habitational name from a place so named in Schleswig-Holstein.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zwaantje Wessels Nolde, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Zwaantje Nolde in entry for Jan Steenbergen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Zwaantje Wessels Nolde in entry for Hendrik Jans Steenbergen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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