Rijk van de Wal

1 November 1901–11 January 1970 (Age 68)
Vianen, Vianen, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Rijk

When Rijk van de Wal was born on 1 November 1901, in Vianen, Vianen, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Gerrit Jan Van De Wal, was 23 and his mother, Maria Hendrika van Manen, was 22. He married Jenneke Verveer on 10 December 1925, in Vianen, Zeeland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 11 January 1970, in Schoonrewoerd, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 68.

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Rijk van de Wal
Jenneke Verveer
Marriage: 10 December 1925
Gerrit Jan van de Wal

Spouse and Children

10 December 1925
Vianen, Zeeland, Netherlands


    Gerrit Jan van de Wal


Parents and Siblings

    Gerrit Jan Van De Wal


    Maria Hendrika van Manen





    Maria Hendrika van de Wal


    Gerrit Jan van de Wal


    Rutger van de Wal


    van de Wal


World Events (7)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 3

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 13

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 21

Dutch women get the vote.

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)

  • Rijk van de Wal, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Rijk van de Wal, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Rijk van de Wal, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"

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