Joukjen Jans van der Meulen

15 October 1818–9 July 1902 (Age 83)
Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Joukjen Jans

When Joukjen Jans van der Meulen was born on 15 October 1818, in Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Jan Bieuwes van der Meulen, was 31 and her mother, Fokje Tjeerds Leistra, was 28. She married Sietze Eits Wietzema on 5 May 1838, in Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 9 July 1902, in Stadskanaal, Groningen, Netherlands, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Sietze Eits Wietzema
Joukjen Jans van der Meulen
Marriage: 5 May 1838
Fokje Wietsema

Spouse and Children

5 May 1838
Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands


    Fokje Wietsema


Parents and Siblings

    Jan Bieuwes van der Meulen


    Fokje Tjeerds Leistra




+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 12

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.

Age 35

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Age 45

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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  • Joukje Jans van der Meulen in entry for Gerben Sijttema and Fokje Wietzema, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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