Zwaantje Van der Meer

1 October 1865–14 September 1942 (Age 77)
Baarderadeel, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Zwaantje

When Zwaantje Van der Meer was born on 1 October 1865, in Baarderadeel, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Lammert Sippes van der Meer, was 27 and her mother, berber Harmens Bosma, was 38. She married Pieter Adriaan van der Weide on 29 January 1913, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. She died on 14 September 1942, in Maassluis, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 76.

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Pieter Adriaan van der Weide
Zwaantje Van der Meer
Marriage: 29 January 1913

Spouse and Children

29 January 1913
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

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World Events (8)

1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 5

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 8

The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.

Age 25

Death by suicide of van Gogh.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zwaantje van der Meer in entry for Gerrit Al, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Zwaantje van der Meer, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Zwaantje van der Meer, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"

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