Hendrikje Smit-Meijering
Hendrikje Smit-Meijering
Hendrikje Smit-Meijering baptising her great-great-grandchild Richard on 9 November 1958.
Birth: 7 November 1853
Dalen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Death: 14 January 1961
Ter Apel, Groningen, Netherlands
Age: 107 years, 68 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Hendrikje "Hinderkien" Smit-Meijering (7 November 1853 - 14 January 1961) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest living person in The Netherlands, following the death of 109-year-old Willem "Wilhelminus" Kostering on 9 December 1960.

Biography

Hendrikje Smit-Meijering was born in Dalen, Drenthe, The Netherlands, on 7 November 1853 to parents Harm Meijering and Albertje Brinks. She married Jans Smit in Emmen, Drenthe, on 27 March 1874 at the age of 20 years, with whom she would have two boys; Jannes and Harm Smit. On 9 November 1958, the Polygoon-Profilti (a Dutch newsreel) made an item about her baptising her great-great-grandchild Richard. It was one of the rare moments at the time that five generations in The Netherlands were all alive.

Smit-Meijering died in Ter Apel, Groningen, The Netherlands, on 14 January 1961 at the age of 107 years, 68 days.

References


Netherlands's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Wilhelminus Kostering • Hendrikje Smit-Meijering • Maria Hund-Smit • Kiet Portier-Tan • Marianna Kors-Dikker • Johanna de Bree-Meijer • Johanna Pouwaart-Ratelband • Betje Comijs-Cicero • Reinskjen Pruiksma-Bakker • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Elisabeth Weddige-Tedsen • Elisabeth van der Burg-Leusveld • Johanna Leeuwenburg-HordijkCornelia la Fors-van Geel • Gerarda Hurenkamp-Bosgoed • Wilhelmina CammelPetronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Frederika van Asselt-Benkemper • Margaretha Eijken • Christina van Druten-Hoogakker • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Trijntje Jansma-BoskmaJohanna Zandstra-Giezen • Ann Flower • Johanna van Dommelen-Hamer • Cornelia Hendrikse-Maas • Geertje Roelinga-de Groot • Catharina van Dam-GroeneveldHendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Alexandrina van Donkelaar-Vink • Grietje Jansen-Anker • Bertha van Hasselt • Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma • Geertruida DraaismaCornelis Geurtz • Egbertje Leutscher-de Vries • Nelly de Vries-Lammerts • Geertje Kuijntjes • Anne Brasz-Later • Maria Luisa Benjamin

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