Roelof Groen

20 March 1887–14 January 1953 (Age 65)
Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands

The Life of Roelof

When Roelof Groen was born on 20 March 1887, in Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands, his father, Hendrik Groen, was 32 and his mother, Jantje de Boer, was 32. He married Antje Terpstra on 15 December 1917, in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. He died on 14 January 1953, at the age of 65.

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Roelof Groen
Antje Terpstra
Marriage: 15 December 1917

Spouse and Children


    Antje Terpstra


15 December 1917
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings


    Jantje de Boer




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 3

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green, from Middle Dutch groene ‘green’.2 North German (Grön): variant of Grün ( see Gruen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roelof Groen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Roelof Groen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Roelof Groen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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