Dirk Adrianus Visser

1903–1991 (Age 87)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Dirk Adrianus

When Dirk Adrianus Visser was born on 18 November 1903, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Cornelis Adrianus Visser, was 22 and his mother, Florina Maria Nijman, was 19. He married Catharina Blankenstein on 10 August 1932, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. He died on 27 August 1991, in his hometown, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.

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Dirk Adrianus Visser
Catharina Blankenstein
Marriage: 10 August 1932

Spouse & Children

10 August 1932
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

Parents & Siblings

  • Cornelis Adrianus Visser


  • Female1884–1968Female



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World Events (8)

1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 1

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.
1913 · Rotterdam School of Commerce opens

Age 10

Founded in 1913 by some of Rotterdam's most prominent entrepreneurs, the Netherlands School of Commerce received almost unanimous support from the local business community. It would be rebranded in 1973 as Erasmus University.
1927 · Natural History Museum Rotterdam opens

Age 24

Opened in 1927, the first site of the museum was in the attic above an all-girls school. It quickly outgrew the space and was moved to a site across the street from another museum in Mathenesserlaan. The museum was forced to move again in 1959, and 1987. In 1993, the museum was given a new pavilion. It finally finds its permanent home in the early 2000s, where it is today.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Fischer .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Dirk Adrianus Visser, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Dirk Adrianus Visser, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Dirk Adrianus Visser, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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