Simon Vlaar

22 November 1913–5 November 1971 (Age 57)
Hensbroek, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Simon

Simon Vlaar was born on 22 November 1913, in Hensbroek, North Holland, Netherlands as the son of Piet Vlaar and Anna Schaper. He married Geertje van Diepen on 21 April 1942, in Ursem, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 5 November 1971, in Obdam, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 57.

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Simon Vlaar
Geertje van Diepen
Marriage: 21 April 1942

Spouse and Children

21 April 1942
Ursem, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Piet Vlaar


    Anna Schaper




World Events (3)

1914 · WWI and the Netherlands

Age 1

During WWI, the Netherlands declared that they were neutral and stayed so during the war.

Age 4

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

Age 9

Dutch women get the vote.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch or German Klaar. The first, according to Debrabandere, is from the female personal name Clara. The German surname is a topographic name from a minor place near Braunschweig, or a nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German klar, ‘pure’, ‘pretty’, ‘sensible’.

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

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