Catharinus Schijff

23 April 1909–14 April 1999 (Age 90)
Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Catharinus

When Catharinus Schijff was born on 23 April 1909, in Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Cornelis Marinus Schijff, was 26 and his mother, Lena Adriana Gortzak, was 26. He married Grietje Leeflang on 29 September 1938, in Leimuiden, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 14 April 1999, in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands, at the age of 89.

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Catharinus Schijff
Grietje Leeflang
Marriage: 29 September 1938
Leenie Adriana Schyff

Spouse and Children

29 September 1938
Leimuiden, South Holland, Netherlands


    Leenie Adriana Schyff


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World Events (7)

1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 5

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

Age 8

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.
1934 · Jordanians Revolt in Amsterdam

Age 25

July 4, 1934, Jordanians in Amsterdam revolted because of reduction in employment.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German schif ‘ship’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a sailor, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ship.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or habitational name (see 1 above), from German Schiff ‘ship’.

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

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