Dirk Bockholt

6 October 1843–1 January 1887 (Age 43)
Gorinchem, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Dirk

When Dirk Bockholt was born on 6 October 1843, in Gorinchem, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Hermann Heinrich Bockholt, was 41 and his mother, Anna Valk, was 32. He married Christina Olivier on 25 January 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Jordan, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 1 January 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dirk Bockholt
Anna Alida DeHaan
Dirk Bockholt Jr
Anna Rowerda Bockholt
Henry Harmon Bockholt
Adrian Frederick Bockholt
Christine Cornelia Bockholt

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 10
Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
Age 20
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a beech wood, from Middle Low German bōk ‘beech’ + holt ‘wood’. Compare Bookhout .

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

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Biography of Christenia Olivier Bockholt

Life sketch of Christenia Olivier Bockholt

Sources (37)

  • D Bockholt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dirk Bockholt in entry for Anna Bockholt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Dirk Bockholt, "United States Census, 1880"

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