Maria Alida Sluijter

16 July 1863–
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Maria Alida

When Maria Alida Sluijter was born on 16 July 1863, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Joost Arend Sluijter, was 34 and her mother, Catharina Frederika Dering, was 31. She married Johannes Engelbertus Meijlink on 16 April 1890, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters.

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Johannes Engelbertus Meijlink
Maria Alida Sluijter
Marriage: 16 April 1890
Johanna Hendrika Margaretha Maria Meijlink
Maria Alida Sluijter
Maria Alida Meijlink
Catharina Johanna Frederika Meijlink
Wilhelmina Catharina Meijlink

Spouse and Children

16 April 1890
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Parents and Siblings

    Joost Arend Sluijter


    Catharina Frederika Dering




    Joost Arend Sluijter



    Wilhelmina Catharina Sluijter


World Events (8)

1865 · Construction of the North Sea Canal

Age 2

After the Noordhollandsch Kanaal proved inadequate after several decades, it was decided that a new canal was necessary. Digging began at Breesaap on March 8, 1865. Working conditions were considered horrible: manual labor workers lived in manmade huts and were exposed to diseases, alcohol abuse, and fighting. King William III of the Netherlands officially opened the North Sea Canal on November 1, 1876 The canal is 15 miles long (25 km) and connects to the North Sea by Ijmuiden (a port city in North Holland). It is now considered a vital part of the Western Netherlands' groundwater management system.
1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 7

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.
1895 · Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Age 32

Louisa Holthuysen, owner of a prestigious house she had inherited from past generations, bequeathed the property to the city of Amsterdam at the time of her passing. Her only request was that the building, and its contents, become a museum known by the name of Willet-Holthuysen. The building remains open to the public, and contains many decorative paintings (including some of unknown origin).

Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a porter or gatekeeper, Middle Dutch sluter. Compare English Porter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Alida Sluijter in entry for Maria Alida Sluijter, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Maria Alida Sluijter in entry for Johanna Hendrika Margaretha Maria Abeijlink, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Maria Alida Sluijter in entry for Wilhelmina Catharina Meijlink, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"

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