Geertje Roels van der Veen

3 April 1856–23 January 1943 (Age 86)
Surhuisterveen, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Geertje Roels

When Geertje Roels van der Veen was born on 3 April 1856, in Surhuisterveen, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Roel Jelles van der Veen, was 26 and her mother, Riekje Roels Zandstra, was 30. She married Pieter Luitzens van Dekken on 24 May 1884, in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. She died on 23 January 1943, in Buitenpost, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 86.

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Pieter Luitzens van Dekken
Geertje Roels van der Veen
Marriage: 24 May 1884

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24 May 1884
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands

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World Events (8)


Age 7

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 14

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.

Age 34

Death by suicide of van Gogh.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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