Willemtje Kruize

12 June 1884–3 June 1948 (Age 64)
Scheemda, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Willemtje

When Willemtje Kruize was born on 12 June 1884, in Scheemda, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Elze Kruize, was 35 and her mother, Geertje Ploeger, was 40. She married Uko Veen on 2 June 1904, in Scheemda, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 June 1948, in her hometown, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Uko Veen
Willemtje Kruize
Marriage: 2 June 1904
Jan Veen
Jan Veen
Grietje Klaassiena Veen

Spouse and Children

2 June 1904
Scheemda, Groningen, Netherlands


    Jan Veen


    Jan Veen


    Grietje Klaassiena Veen


Parents and Siblings

    Elze Kruize


    Geertje Ploeger




World Events (8)


Age 6

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 6

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 20

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Willemtje Kruize in entry for Tonnis Warntje Boven and Grietje Klaassiena Veen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Willemtje Kruize, "Netherlands, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910"

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