Jan van Dijken

29 November 1873–24 July 1953 (Age 79)
Ten Boer, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Jan

When Jan van Dijken was born on 29 November 1873, in Ten Boer, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Jan van Dijken, was 20 and his mother, Willemina de Vries, was 19. He married Grietje Broekema on 1 March 1902, in Ten Boer, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 24 July 1953, in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Jan van Dijken
Grietje Broekema
Marriage: 1 March 1902
Willem van Dijken

Spouse and Children

1 March 1902
Ten Boer, Groningen, Netherlands


    Willem van Dijken


Parents and Siblings

    Jan van Dijken


    Willemina de Vries




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 17

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

Age 17

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.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 26

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 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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jan Van Dijken in entry for Willemina De Vries, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Jan van Dijken, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Jan van Dijken in entry for Willem van Dijken, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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