Agnes Post

about 1860–
Netherlands

The Life of Agnes

Agnes Post was born about 1860, in Netherlands. She had at least 1 son with Auke VanderHeide.

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Family Time Line

Auke VanderHeide
1860–
Agnes Post
1860–
William VanderHeide
1888–1935

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

World Events (3)

1863

Age 3

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 10

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.
1873

Age 13

The Dutch began colonization efforts in Aceh province (Indonesia), which led to a decades-long war.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.2 North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Post in entry for William Vanderheide and Mae Ruinveld, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Agnes Post in entry for William Vanderheide and Mae Ruinveld, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Agnes in entry for William Van Der Heide, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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