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
Julia van West
Marriage: 30 June 1910
Sophia Emily Elisabeth van Gilse

Spouse & Children

30 June 1910
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


  • Sophia Emily Elisabeth van Gilse


Parents & Siblings

  • Alexander Gerard van Gilse


  • Henriette Johanne Brouër




World Events (8)


Age 9

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

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.

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

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