Gerben Jans Drost

5 June 1888–19 January 1969 (Age 80)
Blija, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Gerben Jans

When Gerben Jans Drost was born on 5 June 1888, in Blija, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Jan Gerbens Drost, was 29 and his mother, Aukje van der Bij, was 25. He married Baukje Beintema on 17 May 1913, in Ferwerderadiel, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 January 1969, in Holwerd, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Gerben Jans Drost
1888–1969
Baukje Beintema
1886–1956
Marriage: 17 May 1913
Wijtske Gerbens Drost
1914–1998
Aukje Drost
1915–1970
Romkje Drost
1918–1945
Jan Drost
1919–1972
Pieter Drost
1922–1987
Ybeltje Drost
1923–2003
Dirk Drost
1925–2000
Johannes Drost
1927–2010

Spouse and Children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1890
Age 2
Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands
Age 2
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.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands
Age 26
During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name for a steward or head servant, Middle Dutch drost, drossaert. Like the German cognate Droste , the term was also used as a title for various officials.2 Danish and Polish: from German Droste .

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

Possible Related Names

Dross
Droste

Sources (5)

  • Gerben Drost, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Gerben Drost in entry for Aukje Drost, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Gerben Drost in entry for Romkje Drost, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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