Eva Maria Tjeerds Jager

Brief Life History of Eva Maria Tjeerds

When Eva Maria Tjeerds Jager was born on 9 September 1842, in Drachten, Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Tjeerd Jeens Jager, was 31 and her mother, Geertje Sipkes Wellinga, was 33. She married Hamke Keetlapper on 18 August 1866, in Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 September 1911, in Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 69.

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Hamke Keetlapper
Eva Maria Tjeerds Jager
Marriage: 18 August 1866
William Kitler
Tjeerd Hamkes Keetlapper
Geertje Hamkes Keetlapper
Albertje Keetlapper
Tjeerd Hamkes Keetlapper
Jeltje Hamkes Keetlapper
Tjeerd Hamkes Keetlapper
Jeltje Hamkes Keetlapper
Bontje Hamkes Keetlapper

Sources (26)

  • Eva Jager in entry for Yuze Keetlapper and Jastje Heidenga, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Eva in entry for William Kitler, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Eva Maria Jager, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Bernhard, Dieter, Gunter, Hans, Irmgard, Kurt, Wilhelm, Wolfgang.

German (also Jäger) and Jewish (Ashkenazic; Jäger); Dutch: occupational name for a hunter, from Middle High German jeger(e), Middle Low German jeger(e), Middle Dutch jagher ‘hunter’. See also Jaeger , compare Yager and Yauger .

Slovenian; Slovak (mainly Jáger, also Jäger): occupational name for a hunter, from jager (Slovak jáger), a colloquial loanword from Middle High German (see Jaeger ). This surname is also found in Czechia (also Jáger) and Croatia. Compare Yager .

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

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