Giltje Jacobs

15 May 1770–10 October 1806 (Age 36)
Beetgum, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Giltje

When Giltje Jacobs was born on 15 May 1770, in Beetgum, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Jacob Gerbens Brouwer, was 27 and her mother, Aafke Baukes Heslinga, was 22. She married Dirk Hendriks Venstra on 19 May 1793, in Beetgum, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 October 1806, in her hometown, at the age of 36, and was buried in Menaldumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands.

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Family Time Line

Dirk Hendriks Venstra
1767–1847
Giltje Jacobs
1770–1806
Marriage: 19 May 1793
Willem Dirks Fenstra
1794–
Aafke Dirks Fenstra
1795–
Jacob Dirks Fenstra
1797–
Neeltje Dirksen
1799–1800
Neeltje Dirksen
1800–1828
Wijke Dirks Venstra
1802–1848
Hendrik Dirksen
1804–1811
Janneke Dirks Venstra
1805–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1793
Beetgum, Friesland, Netherlands
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Gerbens Brouwer

    Male1743–1814Male

    Aafke Baukes Heslinga

    Female1747–1819Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1770–1806Female

    Wijke Jacobs Heslinga

    Female1772–1848Female

    Bauke Jacobs Heslinga

    Male1777–1859Male

    Gerben Jacobs Heslinga

    Male1780–1834Male

World Events (5)

1780

Age 10

A four year war with England was fought.
1788

Age 18

An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands was ratified at the Hague.
1793

Age 23

France declared war on Britain and the Netherlands.

Name Meaning

Jewish and English: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . As a Jewish surname it has also assimilated various other patronymics from the same personal name, as for example Jacobowitz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Giltje Jacobs in entry for Willem Dirks Fenstra and Uilkje Sipkes, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Geeltje Jacobs in entry for Hendrik Dirks Venstra and Janke Willems Spoelhof, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WK-LKC8?cc=2040000&wc=SBNW-RM3%3A382150501%2C382811401%2C954379301

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