Jan Nijenhuis
Jan Nijenhuis
Jan Nijenhuis at age 107.
Birth: 20 October 1873
Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Death: 2 May 1982
Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Age: 108 years, 194 days
Country: NetherlandsNED
Centenarian

Jan Nijenhuis (20 October 1873 – 2 May 1982) was a Dutch centenarian who was the oldest living man in the Netherlands and Europe (excluding the case of Andrei Kuznetsoff) at the time of his death.

Biography

Jan Nijenhuis was born in Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands on 20 October 1873. He worked as a ship carpenter. He never married and lived his entire life in Hoogeveen. He became the oldest known living man in the Netherlands following the death of 107 year-old Gerardus Boomaerts on 23 January 1980.

Jan Nijenhuis died in Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands on 2 May 1982 at the age of 108 years, 194 days. He became bedridden during the last weeks of his life. Following his death, then-106-year-old Dirk J. van der Kooij (1875–1984) became the oldest known living man in the Netherlands.

Trivia

Nijenhuis moved to retirement home 'De Westerkim' in 1967, which is the same retirement home where Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, the Dutch longevity recordholder and former oldest living person in Europe, lived until her death at age 115.

References


Netherlands's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Jannes Reiling • Hendrikus van Horsen • Petrus Bartelen • Keimpe Nijdam • Jan Kip • Wilhelmus Kostering • Willem van der Hulst • Marinus Wolffensberger • Johannes Hesseling • Jacob Hazewinkel • Willem Wels • Andre Beekman • Watze Watzema • Henri van Dooren • Cornelis Bredijk • Huibert Prins • Hendrikus Verhoeven • Johannes van der Hoeven • Marcus Faasse • Gerrit van der Horst • Martin Hendrix • Hendrik Nessen • Pieter Zandee • Johannes Rijstenbil • Arthur Notte • Johannes Linning • Gerardus Boomaerts • Jan Nijenhuis • Dirk van der Kooij • Pieter Zaaijer • Albert Geerlings • Jan Machiel Reyskens • Cornelis Jansen • Hendrikus de Bijl • Johannes van Capel • Reinier Pelgrom • Jan de Winter • Frits Rijkens • Jan Pieter Bos • Frits Botterblom • Henri Timmermans • Joop Rosbach • Ko de Lavoir • Jan Voogt Pzn • Jan van der Giessen • Adrianus van der Vaart • Jos Wijnant • Cornelis Geurtz • Gerard Helders • Arie Vermeulen • Tjeerd Epema • Serop Mirzoyan • Floor van Cleemputte • Wim Hendriks • Jacob Berg • Dirk van der Noen • Jan Willem van de Kamp • Eelke Bakker • Anonymous

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