Geertje van der Wal

1880–5 April 1953 (Age 73)
Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Geertje

When Geertje van der Wal was born in 1880, in Minnertsga, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Alef van der Wal, was 39 and her mother, Baukje Postma, was 36. She died on 5 April 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 73.

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Alef van der Wal
Baukje Postma
Watse van der Wal
Keimpe van der Wal
Dirk Alef van der Wal
Laurens van der Wal
Jan van der Wal
Marten van der Wal
Geertje van der Wal

Parents and Siblings

    Alef van der Wal


    Baukje Postma




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 10

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.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 24

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.

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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