Elizabeth Sierks Bijma

Female11 September 1868–15 June 1943

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Sierks

When Elizabeth Sierks Bijma was born on 11 September 1868, in Surhuisterveen, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Sierk Barelds Bijma, was 32 and her mother, Geertje Hendriks Nieuwenhuis, was 27. She married Rinze Jelles Storm on 15 May 1890, in Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 15 June 1943, in Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 74.

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Rinze Jelles Storm
Elizabeth Sierks Bijma
Marriage: 15 May 1890
Liefke Rinzes Storm

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  • Marriage
    15 May 1890Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · Amstel Brewery

    Age 2

    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 5

    The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.


    Age 22

    Death by suicide of van Gogh.

    Name Meaning

    The usual spelling of Elisabeth in English. It is recorded in the medieval period, but was made popular by being borne by Queen Elizabeth I of England ( 1533–1603 ). In the 20th century it again became extremely fashionable, partly because it was the name of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon ( 1900–2002 ), who in 1936 became Queen Elizabeth as the wife of King George VI, and after his death in 1952 achieved great public affection as Queen Mother for nearly half a century. Even more influentially, it is the name of her daughter Queen Elizabeth II ( b. 1926 ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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