Hendrik Jan Wijmer

2 May 1731–21 November 1804 (Age 73)
Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands

The Life of Hendrik Jan

Hendrik Jan Wijmer was born on 2 May 1731, in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands as the son of Johannes Wiemer and Judith Besselings. He married Wilhelmina Spronk on 17 August 1755, in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 21 November 1804, in his hometown, at the age of 73.

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Hendrik Jan Wijmer
Wilhelmina Spronk
Marriage: 17 August 1755
Steventje Wijmer
Pieter Wijmer
Antonie Wijmer
Anthonij Wijmer
Wessel Wijmer

Spouse and Children


    Wilhelmina Spronk


17 August 1755
Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands


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World Events (5)


Age 14

England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.

Age 49

A four year war with England was fought.

Age 57

An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands was ratified at the Hague.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places named Wismer or Wismar, for example in Mecklenburg and Hesse.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hendrik Jan Wijmer in entry for Antoni Wijmer, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Hendrik Jan Weimar in entry for Stevendina Weimar, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Hendrik Jan Wijmer in entry for Wessel Wijmer, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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