Catharina Martha Tops

1883–1960 (Age 77)
Boxtel, North Brabant, Netherlands

The Life of Catharina Martha

When Catharina Martha Tops was born on 30 March 1883, in Boxtel, North Brabant, Netherlands, her father, Petrus Johannes Tops, was 32 and her mother, Catharina Martha van Roo Ossewaarde, was 31. She married Hendrik Jacob Brinkhuis on 12 August 1909, in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 19 May 1960, in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, at the age of 77.

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Catharina Martha Tops
Hendrik Jacob Brinkhuis
Marriage: 12 August 1909
Johannes Petrus Brinkhuis

Spouse & Children

12 August 1909
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands


  • Johannes Petrus Brinkhuis


Parents & Siblings

  • Petrus Johannes Tops


  • Catharina Martha van Roo Ossewaarde




  • Jacobus Cornelis Loduvicus Tops


  • Johannes Hendrikus Tops


  • Petrus Johannes Tops


  • Johanna Elisabeth Tops


  • Female1883–1960Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 7

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.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Catharina Martha Tops, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Catharina Martha Tops, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Katharina Marta Tops in entry for Johannes Petrus Brinkhuis and Elisabeth Konings, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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