Tetje Jans van Dijk

31 August 1820–26 November 1892 (Age 72)
Harkema-Opeinde, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Tetje Jans

When Tetje Jans van Dijk was born on 31 August 1820, in Harkema-Opeinde, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Jan Wygers van Dijk, was 40 and her mother, Houkjen Waatzes Nicolai, was 30. She married Markus Rommerts Metzlar on 2 December 1848, in Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 26 November 1892, in her hometown, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Markus Rommerts Metzlar
1820–1891
Tetje Jans van Dijk
1820–1892
Marriage: 2 December 1848
Anna Markus Metzlar
1849–1896
Jan Metzlar
1853–
Johannes Metzlar
1856–
Rommert Johannes Metzlar
1861–

Spouse and Children

    Markus Rommerts Metzlar

    Male1820–1891Male

    Female1820–1892Female

MARRIAGE
2 December 1848
Achtkarspelen, Friesland, Netherlands
children

(4)

    Female1849–1896Female

    Jan Metzlar

    Male1853–Male

    Johannes Metzlar

    Male1856–Male

    Rommert Johannes Metzlar

    Male1861–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1830

Age 10

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.
1853

Age 33

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
1863

Age 43

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.

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)

  • Tetje Jans van Dijk in entry for Rommert Johannes Metzlar and Freerkje Zwaagstra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Tetje Jans van Dijk in entry for Rommert Johannes Metzlar, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Tetje Jans van Dijk in entry for Taeke van der Veen and Anna Metzlar, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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