Hiltje Veenstra

16 March 1904–1 January 1953 (Age 48)
Appelscha, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Hiltje

Hiltje Veenstra was born on 16 March 1904, in Appelscha, Friesland, Netherlands. She married Roelof de Vries on 12 May 1933, in Ooststellingwerf, Friesland, Netherlands. She died on 1 January 1953, in Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, at the age of 48.

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Roelof de Vries
Hiltje Veenstra
Marriage: 12 May 1933

Spouse and Children

12 May 1933
Ooststellingwerf, Friesland, Netherlands

World Events (3)

1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 10

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 13

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.

Age 18

Dutch women get the vote.

Name Meaning

Frisian: habitational name for someone from a place called Veen, or topographic name from veen ‘pit’, ‘moor’. Compare Feenstra .

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

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