Johannes Jacobus Zwager

27 August 1897–25 December 1969 (Age 72)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Johannes Jacobus

When Johannes Jacobus Zwager was born on 27 August 1897, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Johannes Jacobus Zwager, was 31 and his mother, Wilhelmina Sophia Paulina Heeneman, was 27. He married Johanna Francina Groeneveld on 22 July 1937, in Velsen, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 25 December 1969, in Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 72.

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Johannes Jacobus Zwager
Johanna Francina Groeneveld
Marriage: 22 July 1937

Spouse and Children

22 July 1937
Velsen, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Jacobus Zwager


    Wilhelmina Sophia Paulina Heeneman




    Susanna Maria Zwager


    Willem Zwager


    Johanna Sophia Wilhelmina Zwager


    Sophia Paulina Zwager



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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.
1903 · Railroad strikes in the Netherlands (1903)

Age 6

A labor dispute broke out among Amsterdam workers regarding union rights. Union membership was obligatory with certain companies, but this was not the case for some other employers. The strikes began in January of 1903 and quickly spread across the country. Workers fought for the right to organize into unions and have the freedom to implement strikes.

Age 20

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch Swaager, from Middle Dutch zwager ‘son-’ or ‘father-in-law’, used to distinguish between two bearers of the same personal name related by marriage.

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

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