Pieter Douwes Douma

Brief Life History of Pieter Douwes

When Pieter Douwes Douma was born on 19 January 1817, in Oenkerk, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Douwe Tjipkes Douma, was 26 and his mother, Trijntje Pieters de Vries, was 23. He married Maaike Jonas Ritsma on 19 May 1849, in Tietjerksteradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 September 1872, in Tietjerksteradeel, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Pieter Douwes Douma
1817–1872
Maaike Jonas Ritsma
1826–1900
Marriage: 19 May 1849
Ruurdtje Pieters Douma
1850–1938
Trijntje Pieters Douma
1852–1907
Janke Pieters Douma
1855–1926
Douwe Pieters Douma
1858–
Jonas Pieters Douma
1862–
Dave Peters Douma
1866–1954
Antje Pieters Douma
1866–
Joon Pieters Douma
1868–1938

Sources (15)

  • Pieter Douwes Douma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Pieter Douwes Douma in entry for Ruurdtje Pieters Douma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"
  • Pieter Douwes Douma in entry for Trijntje Pieters Douma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

World Events (4)

1830

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.

1853

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

1863

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

Name Meaning

West Frisian: patronymic, formed with the suffix -ma ‘(one of the) men of’, from the Old Frisian personal name Douw(o), from a word meaning ‘pigeon’.

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

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