Wiepkje Diemers Fopma

26 May 1878–28 July 1954 (Age 76)
Parrega, Friesland, Netherlands

The Life of Wiepkje Diemers

When Wiepkje Diemers Fopma was born on 26 May 1878, in Parrega, Friesland, Netherlands, her father, Diemer Joukes Fopma, was 32 and her mother, Hinke Pieters de Jong, was 26. She married Rients Gratama on 19 May 1900, in Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 28 July 1954, in Pingjum, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 76.

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Rients Gratama
Wiepkje Diemers Fopma
Marriage: 19 May 1900
Geert Gratama
Hinke Gratama
Charles Gratama
Eelkjen Gratama
Hinke Rientses Gratama
Eelkje (Alice) Gratama

Spouse and Children

19 May 1900
Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Diemer Joukes Fopma


    Hinke Pieters de Jong




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 12

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 12

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Frisian: from the Germanic personal name Poppo, Boppo ( see Popp ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wiephje Tapman in entry for Charlie Hiemstra and Elkje Gratama, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Wypkje Fopma in entry for Abe Kooistra and Hinke Gratama, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Wiepkje Fopma in entry for Hinke Gratama, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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