Janke Mietus

Brief Life History of Janke

When Janke Mietus was born on 21 September 1899, in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Pieter Mietus, was 27 and her mother, Aaltje Mietus, was 25. She died on 18 October 1985, at the age of 86.

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Pieter Mietus
Aaltje Mietus
Annigje Mietus
Janke Mietus
Arendiena Mietus
Sjabbe Mietus

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  • Janke Mietus, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

World Events (8)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

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

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


Dutch women get the vote.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Polish Casimir, Bogdan, Bronislaw, Ewa, Stanislaw, Tadeusz, Wieslaw, Wladyslaw, Zdzislaw, Zophia.

Polish (Miętus): from miętus ‘burbot’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman.

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

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