Böcker, Jan

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Böcker, Jan Gender: M
Johannes Gijsbertus Böcker
born on 2 October 1909 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Oosterbeek, Netherlands, 52n0, 5e50
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°25' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°04 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°24'


Dutch chaplain, who was one of the last victims of the SD during Operation Silbertanne.

He was the eldest son of a German father, the tailor Theodor Böcker and Maria Gieling. In 1921 he was sent to the preparatory seminary Kuilenburg near Culenborg. In 1936 the Archbishop of Utrecht, Johannes de Jong initiated him as priest. He worked as a chaplain in the Saint-Martinus parish of Pannerden and the St. Nicolas parish of Jutphaas.

In 1942 he became chaplain of St Augustine parish in Groningen. Here he became involved in non-violant resistance work against the German occupants. Together with the pastor F.J. Schoenmaker, he distributed food food vouchers, collected money for illegal refugees and hide them.

In the evening of 25 September 1944, two SD men, Gerrit Lourens and Jebbin approached the rectory. They wanted Schoenmaker, but he had gone underground in Friesland. Then Böcker was ordered to come and was shot down immediately. The SD tried to mislead the the Dutch civilians by spreading pamphlets suggesting that the murder was the work of communists.

Link to Dutch Wikipedia


  • Work : Gain social status 19 July 1936 (became priest)
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  • Work : New Job 10 April 1942 in Groningen (Chaplain of St Augustin church in Groningen.)
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Source Notes

Svi retrieved BC from municipal archive of Oosterbeek: 2 October 1909 at 07:00.


  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Murderedby the SD)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western