Johanna Van Gilse van der Pals

1881–1978 (Age 97)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Johanna

When Johanna Van Gilse van der Pals was born on 25 October 1881, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Cornelis Van Gilse van der Pals, was 31 and her mother, Johanna Kleiweg, was 29. She married Willem Matthias Kolff on 10 August 1905, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 30 November 1978, in Diepenveen, Overijssel, Netherlands, at the age of 97.

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Johanna Van Gilse van der Pals
Willem Matthias Kolff
Marriage: 10 August 1905
Zoon Kolff

Spouse & Children

10 August 1905
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands


  • Zoon Kolff


Parents & Siblings

  • Cornelis Van Gilse van der Pals


  • Johanna Kleiweg




World Events (8)

1885 · The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam opens

Age 4

In 1885, the Geography and Ethnology museum opened as a result of increased exposure to other cultures within its borders and exploratory efforts into foreign lands. It changed its name later to the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam.

Age 9

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1913 · Rotterdam School of Commerce opens

Age 32

Founded in 1913 by some of Rotterdam's most prominent entrepreneurs, the Netherlands School of Commerce received almost unanimous support from the local business community. It would be rebranded in 1973 as Erasmus University.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

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