Kornelis Post

28 January 1868–22 January 1954 (Age 85)
Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Kornelis

When Kornelis Post was born on 28 January 1868, in Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Marten Martens Post, was 36 and his mother, Leentje Jacobs Makkes, was 35. He married Tjitske van Dijk on 22 June 1893, in Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 22 January 1954, in Groningen, Netherlands, at the age of 85.

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Kornelis Post
Geesien ten Heuvelhof
Marriage: 4 April 1921

Spouse and Children


    Geesien ten Heuvelhof


4 April 1921
Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Marten Martens Post


    Leentje Jacobs Makkes




    Marten Martens Post


    Eelkje Post


    Marten Post


    Froukje Post



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World Events (8)

1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 2

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 5

The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.2 North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kornelis Post, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • death record for Kornelis Post
  • marriage record for Kornelis Post and Geesien ten Heuvelhof

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