Jan Johannes Riemersma

2 May 1872–12 February 1949 (Age 76)
Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Jan Johannes

When Jan Johannes Riemersma was born on 2 May 1872, in Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Johannes Gooitzens Riemersma, was 31 and his mother, Grietje Jans Sietsma, was 21. He married Wietske Klazes Frieswijk on 17 May 1901, in Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 12 February 1949, in his hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands.

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Family Time Line

Jan Johannes Riemersma
Wietske Klazes Frieswijk
Marriage: 17 May 1901
Klaas Riemersma

Spouse and Children

17 May 1901
Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands


    Klaas Riemersma


Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Gooitzens Riemersma


    Grietje Jans Sietsma




World Events (8)


Age 1

The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.
1873 · Holland America Line

Age 1

Holland America Line originally headquartered in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands was founded in 1873. It has since moved to Seattle, Washington. It is now part of the Carnival Cruise Line.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 27

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.

Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Riemer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Jan Riemersma in entry for Klaas Riemersma and Antje van Zaanen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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