Durkje Boersma

Female30 July 1896–4 June 1986

Brief Life History of Durkje

When Durkje Boersma was born on 30 July 1896, in Ængwirden, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Thomas Klazes Boersma, was 28 and her mother, Anke Terpstra, was 29. She married Jan Voetberg on 5 April 1928, in Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 4 June 1986, in Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 89, and was buried in Terband, Friesland, Netherlands.

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Jan Voetberg
Durkje Boersma
Marriage: 5 April 1928
Thomas Voetberg
Anke Voetberg
Klaas Simon Voetberg

Sources (5)

  • Durkje Boersma, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Durkje Boersma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Durkje Boersma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1928Friesland, Netherlands
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1899 · Hague Peace Convention

    Age 3

    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.

    1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

    Age 8

    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.


    Age 26

    Dutch women get the vote.

    Name Meaning

    West Frisian and Dutch: occupational name for a farmer or peasant (see Boer ), composed with the Frisian suffix -ma, which originally denoted ‘(one of the) men of’.

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

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