Boekhoudt, Willem

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Boekhoudt, Willem Gender: M
born on 8 June 1822 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Groningen, Netherlands, 53n1208, 6e3309
Timezone LMT m6e3309 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Visser
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°02' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°24 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°33'


Dutch minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, who was posted in Suriname from 1845 to 1849. Later he became a minister in Winschoten, where he gave catechism to, among others, the later writer Willem Paap. He married in 1850 in Scheemda and after the death of his wife again in 1856 in Zuidbroek.

Boekhoudt published a diary written while travelling through parts of Germany, Switzerland and Paris (1859). He published his notes on Suriname in 1874 as From my past, which is regarded as an important historical source on the country.

He died in Winschoten on 22 October 1894 at age 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sjoerd Visser.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Minister)
  • Vocation : Religion : Missionary (Minister)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer