When Edward Degroot was born on 5 December 1890, in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Henry deGroot, was 29 and his mother, Anna May "Mary" Baenen, was 24. He lived in Preble Town, Brown, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Scott, Brown, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years. He died on 4 November 1916, at the age of 25, and was buried in Bay Settlement, Brown, Wisconsin, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Dirk, Gerrit, Harm, Jacobus, Cornelis, Hendrik, Pieter, Roelof, Adriaan, Annika, Cees, Cor.
Dutch; Flemish (also Degroot): nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch grote ‘big, large’, with the definite article de ‘the’.