Willemina Boers

29 September 1881–12 May 1953 (Age 71)
's-Gravenzande, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Willemina

When Willemina Boers was born on 29 September 1881, in 's-Gravenzande, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Benjamin Boers, was 24 and her mother, Jannetje van Staalduinen, was 20. She married Leendert van Straalen on 12 December 1902, in 's-Gravenzande, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 May 1953, in Delft, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 71.

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Leendert van Straalen
Willemina Boers
Marriage: 12 December 1902
Johannes Gerrit van Straalen
Benjamin van Straalen
Jannetje Straalen

Spouse and Children

    Leendert van Straalen



12 December 1902
's-Gravenzande, South Holland, Netherlands


    Johannes Gerrit van Straalen


    Benjamin van Straalen


    Jannetje Straalen


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Boers


    Jannetje van Staalduinen






    Leendert Boers


    Jannetje Boers


    Thomas Boers


+10 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

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 23

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

1. German ( Börs ): from the personal name Boers, a short form of the medieval personal name Liborius. 2. Dutch: patronymic from Boer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willemina Boers in entry for Jannetje van Straalen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Willemina Boers, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Delft B.S. Overlijden

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