Petrus Edwardus Van Der Kelen

8 January 1878–30 December 1964 (Age 86)
Clinge, Zeeland, Netherlands

The Life of Petrus Edwardus

When Petrus Edwardus Van Der Kelen was born on 8 January 1878, in Clinge, Zeeland, Netherlands, his father, Josephus Van Der Kelen, was 50 and his mother, Joanna Coleta Bernaert, was 40. He had at least 2 sons with Julia Maria Van Leuven. He died on 30 December 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 86.

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Petrus Edwardus Van Der Kelen
Julia Maria Van Leuven
Julien Isidoor Van Der Kelen
van der Keelen

Spouse and Children



    Julien Isidoor Van Der Kelen


    van der Keelen


Parents and Siblings

    Josephus Van Der Kelen


    Joanna Coleta Bernaert




    Pelagia Van Der Kelen


    Petrus Johannes van den Keelen


    Philomena Van Der Kelen


    Franciscus Van Der Kelen


    Rosalia Van Der Kelen


+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.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 26

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.

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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Sources (2)

  • Petrus Eduardus van der Keelen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"
  • Petrus Eduardus van der Keelen, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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