Robert Dirk Hoogland

29 November 1911–16 January 1988 (Age 76)
Marrum, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Robert Dirk

When Robert Dirk Hoogland was born on 29 November 1911, in Marrum, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Dirk Hoogland, was 34 and his mother, Antje Jensma, was 32. He married LaDean Marie Stilwell on 10 April 1934, in Steele, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1938 and lived in Geneva, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Steele, Minnesota, United States in 1935. In 1953, at the age of 42, his occupation is listed as occupation in Faribault, Rice, Minnesota, United States. He died on 16 January 1988, in Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault, Rice, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Dirk Hoogland
LaDean Marie Stilwell
Marriage: 10 April 1934
Marylyn Lee Hoogland
Dennis R. Hoogland

Spouse and Children

10 April 1934
Steele, Minnesota, United States


    Marylyn Lee Hoogland


    Dennis R. Hoogland


Parents and Siblings

    Dirk Hoogland


    Antje Jensma




    Cornelis Hoogland


    Jan or John Dirk Hoogland



    Dirk Hoogland Jr


    Dirk or Richard Hoogland


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 2

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 21

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of raised land, from Middle Dutch hooch ‘high’ + land ‘land’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert D Hoogland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Hoogland in household of Anna Hoogland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert D Hoogland, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

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