Willem Fresen

1893–1943 (Age 49)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Willem

When Willem Fresen was born on 11 August 1893, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Johannes Hendrikus Fresen, was 50 and his mother, Cornelia van der Horst, was 42. He died in 1943, at the age of 50.

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Johannes Hendrikus Fresen
Cornelia van der Horst
Catharina Freese
Helena Fresen
Johanna Hendrika Fresen
Wilhelmina Fresen
Geertruida Johanna Fresen
Johannes Hendrikus Fresen
Willem Fresen

Parents & Siblings



  • Catharina Freese


  • Helena Fresen


  • Johanna Hendrika Fresen


  • Wilhelmina Fresen


  • Female1880–1960Female

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World Events (8)

1895 · Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Age 2

Louisa Holthuysen, owner of a prestigious house she had inherited from past generations, bequeathed the property to the city of Amsterdam at the time of her passing. Her only request was that the building, and its contents, become a museum known by the name of Willet-Holthuysen. The building remains open to the public, and contains many decorative paintings (including some of unknown origin).
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 6

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.
1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

French (common in Belgium; also Fréson): from a pet form of frère ‘brother’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willem Freese, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Willem Freese, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Willem Freese, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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