Aaltje Roelofs Dekker

6 August 1816–3 February 1891 (Age 74)
Ruinen, Drenthe, Netherlands

The Life of Aaltje Roelofs

When Aaltje Roelofs Dekker was born on 6 August 1816, in Ruinen, Drenthe, Netherlands, her father, Roelof Jans Dekker, was 35 and her mother, Jakoba Godfried Velzel, was 26. She married Hendrik Albert Keizer on 23 December 1840, in Zuidwolde, Drenthe, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 February 1891, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Hendrik Albert Keizer
Aaltje Roelofs Dekker
Marriage: 23 December 1840
Roelof Keizer
Albert Keizer
Jakoba Keizer

Spouse and Children

23 December 1840
Zuidwolde, Drenthe, Netherlands


Parents and Siblings

    Roelof Jans Dekker


    Jakoba Godfried Velzel




    Jan Roelofs Dekker



    Frederik Roelofs Dekker


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

Dutch: occupational name for a roofer (a thatcher, slater, shingler, or tiler), Middle Dutch deck(e)re, an agent derivative of decken ‘to cover’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Aaltje Roelof Dekker in entry for Roelof Keizer and Geesjen Schokker, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Aaltje Dekker in entry for Albert Keizer, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Aaltje Roelofs Dekker in entry for Albert Keizer, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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