Renier Nafzger

4 March 1883–25 October 1944 (Age 61)
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

The Life of Renier

When Renier Nafzger was born on 4 March 1883, in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, his father, Mathieu Nafzger, was 18 and his mother, Helena Milder, was 23. He married Maria Helena Lahaije on 22 January 1908, in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 25 October 1944, in his hometown, at the age of 61.

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Renier Nafzger
Maria Helena Lahaije
Marriage: 22 January 1908
Mathias Nafzger
Mathias Nafzger
Laurentius Nafzger

Spouse and Children

22 January 1908
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands


    Mathias Nafzger


    Mathias Nafzger


    Laurentius Nafzger


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 7

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.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 21

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Nafzger, a nickname for a sleepyhead, from a noun derivative of Middle High German nafzen ‘to take a nap’.

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

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