Johanna Maria Tops

1901–1968 (Age 67)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Johanna Maria

When Johanna Maria Tops was born on 17 March 1901, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Petrus Joannes Tops, was 31 and her mother, Maria Gelens, was 32. She married Johannes Gregorius Christiaan Spierings on 21 September 1932, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. She died on 19 June 1968, in her hometown, at the age of 67.

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Johanna Maria Tops
Johannes Gregorius Christiaan Spierings
Marriage: 21 September 1932

Spouse & Children

  • Female1901–1968Female

  • Johannes Gregorius Christiaan Spierings


21 September 1932
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents & Siblings

  • Petrus Joannes Tops


  • Maria Gelens




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World Events (8)

1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 2

A labor dispute broke out among Amsterdam workers regarding union rights. Union membership was obligatory with certain companies, but this was not the case for some other employers. The strikes began in January of 1903 and quickly spread across the country. Workers fought for the right to organize into unions and have the freedom to implement strikes.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 3

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.
1919 · Openbare Bibliotheek

Age 18

The Amsterdam Public Library (known as Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) is an organization of various public libraries. The first of these opened on February 8, 1919. There had been protests beforehand, as the elites were concerned that incorrect ideas would corrupt the minds of the community. Regardless, the first public reading room opened in 1919 and libraries spread across the city in subsequent years.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

Sources (1)

  • Johanna Maria Tops, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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