Maria Smit

29 March 1838–9 April 1878 (Age 40)
Velsen, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Maria

When Maria Smit was born on 29 March 1838, in Velsen, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Nicolaas Smit, was 42 and her mother, Maria Droog, was 39. She married Cornelis Bechthold on 6 June 1867, in Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands. She died on 9 April 1878, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 40.

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Cornelis Bechthold
Maria Smit
Marriage: 6 June 1867

Spouse and Children

    Cornelis Bechthold



6 June 1867
Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings




    Pieter Smit



World Events (7)

1841 · Moses and Aaron Church is Consecrated

Age 3

"After approximately four years of construction, the ""Mozes en Aäronkerk"", or Moses and Aaron Church, was consecrated."
1852 · Bijbels Museum

Age 14

The Bijbels (Biblical) Museum was founded in Amsterdam during 1852. Reverend Leendert Scouten laid the foundations for the museum with a scale model of the tabernacle. The museum is now home to rare exhibits, including the oldest printed Bible found in the Netherlands (from 1477).

Age 15

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: variant of Smet .2 Americanized form of German Schmidt .3 Slovenian (Šmit): variant spelling of German Schmidt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Smit in entry for Cornelis Bechthold, "Netherlands Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945"
  • Maria Smit, "Netherlands Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945"
  • Maria Smit, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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