Henderkien Blaak

24 October 1847–16 May 1928 (Age 80)
Sappemeer, Groningen, Netherlands

The Life of Henderkien

When Henderkien Blaak was born on 24 October 1847, in Sappemeer, Groningen, Netherlands, her father, Hindrik Jans Blaak, was 39 and her mother, Geertruida Schneider, was 35. She married Albert Dijkema on 11 December 1875, in Uithuizen, Groningen, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 May 1928, in Uithuizen, Groningen, Netherlands, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Albert Dijkema
1847–1931
Henderkien Blaak
1847–1928
Marriage: 11 December 1875
Jan Dijkema
1876–1965
Hendrik Dijkema
1879–1949
Hilje Dijkema
1881–
Andries Dijkema
1884–1884
Getruida Dijkema
1886–
Anje Dijkema
1889–1891

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 December 1875
Uithuizen, Groningen, Netherlands
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1853

Age 6

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
1863

Age 16

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
1870 · Amstel Brewery

Age 23

Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.

Name Meaning

English: possibly from bleak ‘pale’ (first attested in the 16th century, but probably a much older word, derived from Old Norse bleikr, a cognate of Old English blāc). The name John Bleke is recorded at Haddenham, near Ely, in 1585 . However, the Low German or Dutch name Bleeke was introduced to England by a waterman recorded at Gravesend, Kent, in 1653 , and this may account for some if not all examples of the name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hinderkien Blaak in entry for Hendrik Dijkema, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Hinderkien Blaak in entry for Hendrik Dijkema, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Hinderkien Blaak in entry for Hendrik Dijkema, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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