Peter Heinrich Gerhard van Gilse

1881–1959 (Age 78)
Leer, Niedersachsen, Germany

The Life of Peter Heinrich Gerhard

When Peter Heinrich Gerhard van Gilse was born in 1881, in Leer, Niedersachsen, Germany, his father, Alexander Gerard van Gilse, was 34 and his mother, Henriette Johanne Brouër, was 23. He married Julia van West on 30 June 1910, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 April 1959, in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Peter Heinrich Gerhard van Gilse
1881–1959
Julia van West
1879–
Marriage: 30 June 1910
Sophia Emily Elisabeth van Gilse
1912–1945

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
30 June 1910
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
children

(1)

  • Sophia Emily Elisabeth van Gilse

    Female1912–1945Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Alexander Gerard van Gilse

    Male1847–1928Male

  • Henriette Johanne Brouër

    Female1858–1938Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1890

Age 9

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1890

Age 9

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 23

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Peter Heinrich Gerhard van Gilse, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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