Bernardina Tops

1890–1972 (Age 82)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Bernardina

When Bernardina Tops was born on 30 April 1890, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Petrus Joannes Tops, was 21 and her mother, Maria Gelens, was 21. She married Jacobus de Vries on 27 November 1913, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 18 August 1972, in her hometown, at the age of 82.

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Bernardina Tops
Jacobus de Vries
Marriage: 27 November 1913
Gerard de Vries

Spouse & Children

27 November 1913
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


  • Gerard de Vries


Parents & Siblings

  • Petrus Joannes Tops


  • Maria Gelens




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World Events (8)

1895 · Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Age 5

Louisa Holthuysen, owner of a prestigious house she had inherited from past generations, bequeathed the property to the city of Amsterdam at the time of her passing. Her only request was that the building, and its contents, become a museum known by the name of Willet-Holthuysen. The building remains open to the public, and contains many decorative paintings (including some of unknown origin).
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 9

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 24

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

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