Klaas Bak

14 November 1881–3 December 1953 (Age 72)
Heiloo, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Klaas

When Klaas Bak was born on 14 November 1881, in Heiloo, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Teunis Bak, was 31 and his mother, Catharina de Wildt, was 30. He married Geertruida Zonneveld on 21 May 1908, in Castricum, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 3 December 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Klaas Bak
Geertruida Zonneveld
Marriage: 21 May 1908

Spouse and Children

21 May 1908
Castricum, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Teunis Bak


    Catharina de Wildt




    Engeltje Bak



World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

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 23

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

1 Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian: from the medieval personal name Bak. This personal name probably existed in Polish and Ukrainian too, but Rymut derives the surname from bakać ‘to scold or yell’.2 Slovenian: unexplained. The Slovenian name comes from the southern part of the Kras region of southwestern Slovenia.3 Dutch: variant of Bakke .

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

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