Dirkjen Rengers Boersma

2 October 1812–
Wetzens, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Dirkjen Rengers

When Dirkjen Rengers Boersma was born on 2 October 1812, in Wetzens, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Renger Jacobs Boersma, was 31 and her mother, Martzen Willems van der Ploeg, was 24. She married Pieter Andries Westra on 15 May 1837, in Oostdongeradeel, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Pieter Andries Westra
1804–1870
Dirkjen Rengers Boersma
1812–
Marriage: 15 May 1837
Froukje Klazes Dijkema
1838–1906
Sjoukje Pieters Westra
1840–
Andries Pieters Westra
1842–
Renger Westra
1844–
Dieuwke Westra
1848–1848
Levenloos kind Westra
1848–1848
Antje Westra
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 May 1837
Oostdongeradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
children

(7)

    Froukje Klazes Dijkema

    Female1838–1906Female

    Sjoukje Pieters Westra

    Female1840–Female

    Andries Pieters Westra

    Male1842–Male

    Renger Westra

    Male1844–Male

    Dieuwke Westra

    Female1848–1848Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Renger Jacobs Boersma

    Male1781–1846Male

    Martzen Willems van der Ploeg

    Female1788–1872Female

siblings

(7)

    Dirkjen Rengers Boersma

    Female1808–1812Female

    Female1812–Female

    Jacob Rengers Boersma

    Male1815–1869Male

    Ate Rengers Boersma

    Male1818–Male

    Aagtje Rengers Boersma

    Female1821–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1813

Age 1

The Dutch defeated the French.
1813 · Netherlands Regains Independence

Age 1

In 1810, when Louis Bonaparte resigned from the throne, the Netherlands was annexed from the French. Finally in 1814, the Netherlands became sovereign and independent.
1853

Age 41

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Name Meaning

Frisian: occupational name for a farmer or peasant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dirkje Rengers Boersma in entry for Levenloos kind, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Durkje Rengers Boersma in entry for Pieter Terpstra and Sjoukje Westra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Dirkje Rengers Boersma in entry for Andries Westra and Akke Havenga, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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