Simon Witte

about 1883–6 December 1953 (Age 70)
Texel, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Simon

When Simon Witte was born about 1883, in Texel, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Cornelis Derkszoon Witte, was 42 and his mother, Marretje Zoetelief, was 31. He married Fenna Vegt on 14 October 1921, in Texel, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 6 December 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 70.

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Simon Witte
Fenna Vegt
Marriage: 14 October 1921

Spouse and Children


    Fenna Vegt


14 October 1921
Texel, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelis Derkszoon Witte


    Marretje Zoetelief





    Cornelis Witte


    Antje Witte



World Events (8)


Age 7

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 7

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 21

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 North German: variant of Witt 1.2 Dutch: nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte ‘white’.3 English: variant of White .

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

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  • Simon Witte, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Simon Witte, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Simon Witte, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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