Jacoba Mein

Female28 March 1884–29 November 1965

Brief Life History of Jacoba

When Jacoba Mein was born on 28 March 1884, in Nieuweschans, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Harm Mein, was 28 and her mother, Marchien de Groot, was 26. She married Hendrik Boelkes on 4 May 1907, in Nieuweschans, Groningen, Netherlands. She died on 29 November 1965, in Winschoten, Groningen, Netherlands, at the age of 81.

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Hendrik Boelkes
Jacoba Mein
Marriage: 4 May 1907

Sources (3)

  • Jacoba Mein, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Jacoba Mein, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Jacoba Mein, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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  • Marriage
    4 May 1907Nieuweschans, Groningen, Netherlands
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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

    Age 6

    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 30

    During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of various compound names with the first element magin ‘strength, might’, for example Meinhardt . Compare Main 7.

    German: nickname from Middle High German mein ‘mean, nasty’.

    Scottish and English: perhaps a variant of Main or Meen. Meen is either a nickname from Middle English mene ‘inferior, lowly; poor; unpleasant’, from the Middle English personal name Mene (which is of uncertain origin). Alternatively, it could conceivably be a habitational name from East and West Meon (Hampshire), which take their names from the river Meon (of unexplained etymology).

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

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