Gijsbertje Pelgrim

3 November 1828–13 December 1909 (Age 81)
Zwijndrecht, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Gijsbertje

When Gijsbertje Pelgrim was born on 3 November 1828, in Zwijndrecht, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Casper Baltas Melgers Pelgrim, was 28 and her mother, Hendrika Johanna van Velzen, was 21. She married Johan Jacob Slieker on 8 October 1852, in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 13 December 1909, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Johan Jacob Slieker
Gijsbertje Pelgrim
Marriage: 8 October 1852
Elisabeth Slieker
Anthonia Gijsberta Slieker
Johanna Hendrika Slicker
Johan Hendrik Pieter Christoffel Slieker
Christina Frederika Slieker
Caspar Balters Melgers Slieker

Spouse and Children

8 October 1852
Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Pieter Pelgrim



    Hendrika Wilhelmina Pelgrim


    Casper Baltus Melgers Pelgrim


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.
1844 · Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant begins publication

Age 16

In 1844, this highly liberal newspaper began publishing. It was so influential that it stayed in business until 1970, when it merged with its competitor, Algemeen Handelsblad, forming the NRC Handelsblad.

Age 25

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia) and German: from Middle English pilegrim, pelgrim, Middle High German bilgerīn, pilgerīn ‘pilgrim’ (Latin peregrinus, pelegrinus ‘traveler’), a nickname for a person who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or to some seat of devotion nearer home, such as Santiago de Compostella, Rome, or Canterbury. Such pilgrimages were often imposed as penances, graver sins requiring more arduous journeys. In both England and Germany Pilgrim was occasionally used as a personal name, from which the surname could also have arisen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gijsbertje Pelgrim, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Gijsbertje Pelgrim, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Gijsbertje Pelgrim, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"

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