Egbert Pieters Homan

20 December 1882–about 1964 (Age 81)
Warffum, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Egbert Pieters

When Egbert Pieters Homan was born on 20 December 1882, in Warffum, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Pieter Homan, was 39 and his mother, Henderika Rijzinga, was 24. He married Catharina Sikkema on 22 April 1905, in Warffum, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died about 1964, at the age of 82.

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Egbert Pieters Homan
Trijntje Torringa
Marriage: 21 March 1908
Reinder Torringa Homan
Willem Homan
Henderika Homan
Siepke Homan

Spouse and Children

21 March 1908
Warffum, Groningen, Netherlands


    Reinder Torringa Homan


    Henderika Homan


    Siepke Homan


    Willem Homan


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Homann .2 English: variant of Holman . This surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.3 Dutch: status name from Middle Dutch hovetman, hooftman ‘head man’, ‘leader’, ‘adviser’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Egbert Homan, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Edward Homan in entry for Rena Dykema, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Egbert Homan in entry for Henderika Homan, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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