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Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma
WvanDijk-Meindersma
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Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma (11 February 1902 - 10 November 2010) was the oldest living person in The Netherlands, after the death of 107-year-old Bertha van Hasselt on 16 October 2009.

Biography

WvanDijk-Meindersma birth certificate

Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma's birth record.

Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma was born in Warnswerd, The Netherlands, on 11 February 1902. She was married to Dirk van Dijk, a pastor of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, who made the Island of Ameland a populair tourist attraction. She lived in Leeuwarden and on the island of Ameland, but later in her life, she eventually moved to Peize, in the province of Drenthe, to be near family. When Ms. Van Hasselt died, Wijtske was 'just' 107 years and 247 days old, making her the youngest oldest living person in The Netherlands since 1976.

Wijtske van Dijk-Meindersma died on 10 November 2010 at the final age of 108 years, 272 days. Following her death, Geertruida Draaisma became the oldest living person in The Netherlands.

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

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