Antonius Johannes Polman

5 May 1899–11 August 1986 (Age 87)
Doesburg, Gelderland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Antonius Johannes

Antonius Johannes Polman was born on 5 May 1899, in Doesburg, Gelderland, Netherlands as the son of Dorus Polman and Johanna Everdina Wilhelmina de Vos. He died on 11 August 1986, in Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands, at the age of 87.

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World Events (3)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog
Age 5
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.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands
Age 15
During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.
Age 18
WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a pool, Dutch poele, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. Compare Poelman .2 Altered spelling of German Pollmann, a variant of Pohl (cognate with 1), or a habitational name for someone from a place named Poll, two examples of which occur in North Rhine-Westphalia.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pool, Middle English pol(e)man.

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