Ridzert Sakes Elzinga

Male25 April 1897–20 January 1975

Brief Life History of Ridzert Sakes

When Ridzert Sakes Elzinga was born on 25 April 1897, in Surhuisterveen, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Sake Ridzerts Elzinga, was 41 and his mother, Janna Drost, was 41. He married Antje Klazes van Dellen on 22 September 1917, in Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 January 1975, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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Ridzert Sakes Elzinga
Antje Klazes van Dellen
Marriage: 22 September 1917
Gerrit Kei Elzinga
Sake Elzinga
Martje Elzinga
Jan Elzinga
Klaas Elzinga
Hendrik Elzinga
Sake Elzinga

Sources (10)

  • Ridzerd Elzinga, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Ridzerd Elzinga, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Ridzerd Elzinga, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1917Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1899 · Hague Peace Convention

    Age 2

    The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.

    1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

    Age 7

    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.


    Age 25

    Dutch women get the vote.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Gerrit, Martinus, Pieter, Roelof.

    West Frisian:

    habitational name from an estate or farm so named, once owned by a certain Elze and his kin. Elze is a personal name derived from an ancient Germanic name with the element adel ‘noble’. The surname is formed with the patronymic suffix -ing and genitive plural ending -a.

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

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