Gerritje van Dijk

14 November 1851–30 August 1900 (Age 48)
Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Gerritje

When Gerritje van Dijk was born on 14 November 1851, in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands, her father, Jochem van Dijk, was 43 and her mother, Cornelia Veldhuizen, was 32. She married Johannes Heus on 31 October 1870, in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 30 August 1900, in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Teunis Klein
Gerritje van Dijk
Marriage: 8 January 1896
Anna Klein

Spouse and Children

8 January 1896
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands


    Anna Klein


Parents and Siblings

    Jochem van Dijk


    Cornelia Veldhuizen




    Geertje van Dijk


    Klaasje van Dijk



    Cornelis van Dijk


World Events (7)


Age 2

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Age 12

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 19

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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Sources (3)

  • Gerritje van Dijk, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Gerritje van Dijk, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records" (death 1900)
  • Gerritje van Dijk, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records" (birth 1851)

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