Gerrit Andries van Os

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Gerrit Andries

Gerrit Andries van Os was born in 1862, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands as the son of Gerrit van Os and Catharina Misberger. He married Anna Maria Wever on 2 July 1884, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

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Gerrit Andries van Os
Anna Maria Wever
Marriage: 2 July 1884

Spouse and Children

2 July 1884
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Gerrit van Os


    Catharina Misberger




World Events (3)


Age 1

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1865 · Construction of the North Sea Canal

Age 3

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 8

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.

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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