Taalke Dirks Melfs or Meelfs

1805–1837 (Age 32)
Nortmoor, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Taalke Dirks

When Taalke Dirks Melfs or Meelfs was born on 13 January 1805, in Nortmoor, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, her father, Dirk Hinrichs Meelfs, was 56 and her mother, Hille Lücken, was 41. She married Thee or Theye Janssen Poppen on 17 May 1830, in Nortmoor, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 April 1837, in Filsum, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 32, and was buried in Filsum, Filsum, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany.

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Taalke Dirks Melfs or Meelfs
Thee or Theye Janssen Poppen
Marriage: 17 May 1830
Mrs. Poppen
Johann Heyen Poppen
Johann Heyen Poppen
Hilke Anna Poppen

Spouse & Children

17 May 1830
Nortmoor, Leer, Hanover, Prussia, Germany


  • Female1830–1830Female

  • Johann Heyen Poppen


  • Johann Heyen Poppen


  • Female1835–1898Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Dirk Hinrichs Meelfs


  • Hille Lücken




World Events (2)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 8

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 9

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

1 North German and Frisian: from a reduced form of Dethlefs, a patronymic from an old personal name formed with Old High German diot ‘people’.2 Dutch: variant of van Delft, a habitational name for someone from Delft.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Taalke Melfs - Church record: birth-name: Taalke Melfs

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