Hendrik Johannes Claus

Male15 August 1827–10 April 1888

Brief Life History of Hendrik Johannes

When Hendrik Johannes Claus was born on 15 August 1827, in Rottevalle, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Johannes Franciscus Claus, was 46 and his mother, Aukjen Halbes van der Heide, was 34. He married Aukjen Sierks Bijma on 22 October 1853, in Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 April 1888, in Harkema-Opeinde, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 60.

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Hendrik Johannes Claus
Aukjen Sierks Bijma
Marriage: 22 October 1853
Bintje Claus
Johannes Claus
Sierk Claus
Aukje Hendriks Claus
Rooske Hendriks Claus
Halbe Claus

Sources (19)

  • Hendrik Johannes Claus in entry for Halbe Oldenburger and Aukje Claus, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Hendrik Johannes Claus in entry for Halbe Claus, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Hendrik Johannes Claus in entry for Willem Laanstra and Rooske Claus, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1853Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (4)


    Age 3

    Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.


    Age 26

    Birth of Vincent van Gogh.


    Age 36

    The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hans, Bodo, Heinz, Alfons, Eberhard, Erwin, Gerhard, Gunther, Helmut, Jochen, Kurt, Otto.

    Flemish, Walloon, Dutch, and German: from a variant of the personal name Klaus , a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). This surname is also found in France (Alsace, Lorraine, and Nord). Compare Clouse .

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

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