Adrianus Sterk

6 June 1902–25 June 1964 (Age 62)
Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Adrianus

Adrianus Sterk was born on 6 June 1902, in Holland, Netherlands as the son of Klaas Sterk and Wouterke van STEENIS. He died on 25 June 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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Adrianus Sterk
Wilhelmina Isarin

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Klaas Sterk


    Wouterke van STEENIS





    Johanna Sterk


World Events (3)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 2

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 12

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 15

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch sterke, star(c)ke, staerke ‘strong’, ‘brave’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German Stärke ‘strength’ (see 1 above).

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

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