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7 Aug 2017

Dutchman Aren Nagtegaal lived long

Aren Nagtegaal had reached the age of 90, when he died on August 7, 1927, in Melissant on the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland, Netherlands. By that time he had been a widower for 29 years for his wife, Elizabeth Bakker, had died on July 29, 1898, in nearby Dirksland. They had been married in Dirksland on April 29, 1863. They had a family of several children. Their eldest surviving daughter, Dina Nagtegaal (1865-1932), had married Jan Stolk (1865-1956), who also reached the age of 90. 

Elizabeth Bakker had been born in Dirksland on April 20, 1838. Her parents were Jan Bakker (1810-1851) and Annetje Noorman (1811-1853), so by the age of 14 she had been an orphan. 
Aren Nagtegaal was born on November 11, 1836, in Dirksland. His parents were Steven Nagtegaal (1805-1876) and his first wife, Dingena (“Dina”) Struik (1806-1841). Aren's mother had died before Aren had reached the age of 5. In 1843 Aren acquired a stepmother, Jannetje van der Herp (1821-1906). 

A drawing of the village of Dirksland by Rien Poortvliet.

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