Catharinus Feikes Bijlsma

1 April 1866–17 March 1951 (Age 84)
Hennaarderadeel, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Catharinus Feikes

When Catharinus Feikes Bijlsma was born on 1 April 1866, in Hennaarderadeel, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Feike Jacobs Bijlsma, was 53 and his mother, Grietje Alberts Jannereth, was 37. He married Geertje van der Meer. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 17 March 1951, in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands, at the age of 84.

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Catharinus Feikes Bijlsma
Geertje van der Meer
Grietje Bijlsma
Wiepkje Bijlsma

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World Events (8)

1870 · Amstel Brewery
Age 4
Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.
Age 7
The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.
Age 24
Death by suicide of van Gogh.

Name Meaning

1 English: chiefly East Midlands variant of Foulkes .2 Americanized spelling of German Fuchs .

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

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Sources (10)

  • Catharinus Bijlsma in entry for Hindricus Kommer and Wiepkje Bijlsma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Catharinus Bijlsma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Catharinus Bijlsma in entry for Wiepkje Bijlsma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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