Antonius Martinus van Gils

11 July 1867–30 December 1953 (Age 86)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Antonius Martinus

When Antonius Martinus van Gils was born on 11 July 1867, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Antonius Martinus van Gils, was 30 and his mother, Maria Johanna Wilhelmina Verbrugge, was 27. He married Elizabeth Adriana Jacoba van 't Groenewout on 30 July 1896, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 30 December 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 86.

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Antonius Martinus van Gils
Elizabeth Adriana Jacoba van 't Groenewout
Marriage: 30 July 1896
Elizabeth Adriana Jacoba Van

Spouse and Children

30 July 1896
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands


    Elizabeth Adriana Jacoba Van


Parents and Siblings

    Antonius Martinus van Gils


    Maria Johanna Wilhelmina Verbrugge





    Jacobus Mattheus van Gils


    Gerardina Louisa Maria van Gils


    Elizabeth Maria van Gils


    Louisa Geertruida Maria van Gils


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World Events (8)

1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 3

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.
1870 · Municipal Waterworks established

Age 3

In 1870, Rotterdam Municipal Waterworks opens to improve the quality of drinking water throughout Rotterdam city. The water source was the Rhine river, until 1969.

Age 23

Death by suicide of van Gogh.

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)

  • Antonius Martinus Van Gils in entry for Elizabeth Adriana Jacoba Van Gils, "Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679-1942"
  • Antonius Martinus van Gils, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Antonius Martinus van Gils, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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