Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz

18 November 1804–
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Gerardus Christiaan Petrus

Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz was born on 18 November 1804, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands as the son of Johannes Metz and Petronella Florentina Casparina Bakker. He married Margreta Philippina van Helden on 20 October 1839, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz
Margreta Philippina van Helden
Marriage: 20 October 1839
Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz
Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz
Philippus Martinus Metz

Spouse and Children

20 October 1839
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


    Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz


    Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz


    Philippus Martinus Metz


Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Metz


    Petronella Florentina Casparina Bakker




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World Events (8)


Age 9

The Dutch defeated the French.
1815 · United Kingdom of the Netherlands

Age 11

During the Napoleonic Wars, the Netherlands was freed from the French by Prussian and Russian troops. William Frederik declared himself king of the region on March 16, 1815. Tensions rose between the southern and northern regions of the Netherlands. Eventually, Belgium declared themselves independent on October 4, 1830 during the Belgian Revolution (which broke out in August of 1830). William did not accept this change, and launched a invasion that ultimately had to be called off. The Treaty of London was signed in 1839, recognizing Belgian independence by the Dutch in exchange for certain land acquisitions.
1838 · Natura Artis Magistra (Zoo)

Age 34

The Natura Artis Magistra, also known as Artis, is the oldest Zoo in the Netherlands and among the oldest zoos in all of Europe. It is located in the center of Amsterdam. Gerard Westerman, J.W.H. Werlemann and J.J. Wijsmuller founded the Zoo in 1838, where it was initially open only to members. The zoo would become public in 1851. In addition to the typical Zoo fare, Artis also contains an aquarium, planetarium, arboretum, and a sizeable collection of art.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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  • Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz in entry for Philippus Martinus Metz, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz in entry for Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz in entry for Gerardus Christiaan Petrus Metz, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"

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