Gerritje Bruining

26 May 1897–1 April 1983 (Age 85)
Drachten, Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Gerritje

When Gerritje Bruining was born on 26 May 1897, in Drachten, Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Thomas Bordzes Bruining, was 41 and her mother, Clara Fokkes van der Heide, was 41. She died on 1 April 1983, in Kollum, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 85.

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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.
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

English (Suffolk): variant of Browning .

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

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  • Gerritje Bruining, „Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers“
  • Gerritje Bruining, „Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers“
  • Gerritje Bruining, „Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers“

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