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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Gerben Jans Drost
Baukje Beintema
Marriage: 17 May 1913
Wijtske Gerbens Drost
Aukje Drost
Romkje Drost
Jan Drost
Pieter Drost
Ybeltje Drost
Dirk Drost
Johannes Drost

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World Events (8)

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.

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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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