Jacobus van Gent

16 April 1890–20 August 1974 (Age 84)
Nieuwveen, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Jacobus

When Jacobus van Gent was born on 16 April 1890, in Nieuwveen, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Jan van Gent, was 35 and his mother, Maria Rijnsburger, was 27. He married Jannigje van Kolfschoten on 14 May 1913, in Nieuwer-Amstel, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 20 August 1974, in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands, at the age of 84.

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Jacobus van Gent
Jannigje van Kolfschoten
Marriage: 14 May 1913
Jan Jacobus van Gent

Spouse and Children

14 May 1913
Nieuwer-Amstel, North Holland, Netherlands


    Jan Jacobus van Gent


Parents and Siblings

    Jan van Gent


    Maria Rijnsburger




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World Events (7)

1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 9

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 14

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.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 24

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacobus van Gent, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Jacobus van Gent, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Jacobus van Gent, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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