Gerrit Hek

24 February 1878–5 November 1948 (Age 70)
Leersum, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Gerrit

When Gerrit Hek was born on 24 February 1878, in Leersum, Utrecht, Netherlands, his father, Gerrit Hek, was 40 and his mother, Trijntje Harskamp, was 36. He married Maatje van Ruller on 12 December 1912, in Leersum, Utrecht, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 5 November 1948, in his hometown, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Gerrit Hek
1878–1948
Maatje van Ruller
1882–1980
Marriage: 12 December 1912
Peter Rijk Hek
1919–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1912
Leersum, Utrecht, Netherlands
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Gerrit Hek

    Male1838–1879Male

    Trijntje Harskamp

    Female1841–1909Female

siblings

(6)

    Hendrik Hek

    Male1863–1911Male

    Gerritje Hek

    Female1866–1931Female

    Cornelia Hek

    Female1869–1913Female

    Rijkje Hek

    Female1871–1942Female

    Willemina Hek

    Female1874–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890

Age 12

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 12

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 21

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.

Name Meaning

1 Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named from a word meaning ‘shining’, ‘clear’, with reference to a river.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in the county of Hedmark named He, from Old Norse hæð ‘hill’, ‘mound’.3 Dutch: habitational name from the common place name ten Heede, meaning ‘on the heath’.

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

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