Johanus Vellinga

25 March 1908–August 1986 (Age 78)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Johanus

When Johanus Vellinga was born on 25 March 1908, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Pieter Adrianus Vellinga, was 32 and his mother, Clazina Stapel, was 36. He married Dorothy Martin on 9 July 1933, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1911. He died in August 1986, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Johanus Vellinga
Dorothy Martin
Marriage: 9 July 1933
Betty Ann Vellinga

Spouse and Children


    Dorothy Martin


9 July 1933
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States


    Betty Ann Vellinga


Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · Rotterdam School of Commerce opens

Age 5

Founded in 1913 by some of Rotterdam's most prominent entrepreneurs, the Netherlands School of Commerce received almost unanimous support from the local business community. It would be rebranded in 1973 as Erasmus University.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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Sources (3)

  • Johanus Vellinga, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Johannis Vellinga in household of Peter A Vellinga, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Johannes Vellinga, "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"

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