Nicolaas Plas

10 May 1918–4 January 1999 (Age 80)
Marum, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Nicolaas

When Nicolaas Plas was born on 10 May 1918, in Marum, Groningen, Netherlands, his father, Pieter Plas, was 27 and his mother, Wietske Hoven, was 29. He married Trijntje de Boer on 12 September 1946, in Marum, Groningen, Netherlands. He died on 4 January 1999, in Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Nicolaas Plas
Trijntje de Boer
Marriage: 12 September 1946

Spouse and Children

12 September 1946
Marum, Groningen, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Pieter Plas


    Wietske Hoven




    Pieter Plas



World Events (6)


Age 4

Dutch women get the vote.

Age 10

Amsterdam, Netherlands hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 22

German troops invaded the Netherlands and the country was occupied until the end of WWII in 1945.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch (Van den Plas): from Middle Dutch plas ‘puddle’, ‘pool’, ‘plash’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a dip in a road, which filled up with water in wet weather.2 Possibly French: habitational name from places so called in the Ardèche and Corrèze.

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

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