Cornelia Elisabeth van Leerdam

2 August 1893–8 April 1977 (Age 83)
Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands

The Life of Cornelia Elisabeth

When Cornelia Elisabeth van Leerdam was born on 2 August 1893, in Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands, her father, Johannes van Leerdam, was 27 and her mother, Maria Verhage, was 35. She married Eduard Cornelis van Deventer on 8 October 1920, in Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands. She died on 8 April 1977, in Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oost-Souburg, Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands.

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Eduard Cornelis van Deventer
Cornelia Elisabeth van Leerdam
Marriage: 8 October 1920

Spouse and Children

8 October 1920
Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes van Leerdam


    Maria Verhage




World Events (8)

1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 6

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 11

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 24

WWI. Despite Dutch neutrality in World War I (1914-18), the Netherlands suffers from severe food shortages, triggering street riots.

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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