Hillbrant John Ferwerda

Male26 October 1915–

Brief Life History of Hillbrant John

When Hillbrant John Ferwerda was born on 26 October 1915, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Greult Ferwerda, was 28 and his mother, Grietje Veldhuis, was 31. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1973.

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Family Time Line

Greult Ferwerda
Grietje Veldhuis
Nellie Ferwerda
Nieske Ferwerda
Tryntje Ferwerda
Katie Ferwerda
Hillbrant John Ferwerda
Janna Martha Ferwerda
Janice W Ferwerda
Grietje Ferwerda
George Willem. Ferwerda

Sources (3)

  • Hilbeand J Ferwerda in household of Greult Ferwerda, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hilbrand J in entry for Greult Ferwerda, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • John H Ferwerda in household of George Ferwerda, "United States Census, 1920"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 6

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 32

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

West Frisian and Dutch: originally a habitational name for someone from the village of Ferwerd, but subsequently, in the province of Friesland, a surname taken by painters (Dutch ververs) as an allusion to their occupation.

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

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