Verkade, Ericus

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Verkade, Ericus Gender: M
Ericus Gerhardus Verkade
born on 20 November 1835 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Vlaardingen, Netherlands, 51n55, 4e21
Timezone LMT m4e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°19' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°39 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 02°03'


Dutch businessman and the founder of the Verkade manufacturing company.

Ericus Gerhardus Verkade was born on 20 November 1835 in Vlaardingen in the Netherlands. He was named after his father, the notary Ericus Gerhardus Verkade Sr (1801-1835), who died one month before he was born. Verkade's mother, Geertruida van Gelder, was from Wormerveer and moved her family back to her birthplace shortly after Ericus Jr's birth. She remarried Jan Keg (1798-1857) in 1845.

Soon after school, Verkade started a vegetable oil factory, which burned out in 1875. The next eight years he and his brother-in-law traded in grains. On May 2, 1886, he started a steam-powered bakery, which company he first named "De Ruyter" for the first mill in Zaandam that milled flour--the original "ruiter" ("chevalier") was on the company logo until 1994. Verkade originally baked bread and rusk, but soon expanded to make cookies, chocolate, and snacks. Verkade became a household name in the Netherlands.

In 1857 in Zaandam, Verkade married Trijntje Smit (1835-1863) in 1857, with whom he had a daughter. In 1865 he married Eduarda Thalia Koning (1841-1917), with whom he had 7 children. His son Jan Verkade (1868-1948) became a well-known Post-Impressionist artist. Jan was the twin brother of Ericus Gerhardus (1868-1927) who would take over his father's business.

Verkade died on 8 February 1907 in Hilversum in the Netherlands.

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  • parent->child relationship with Verkade, Jan (born 18 September 1868)
  • has other family relationship with Voerman, Jan (born 25 January 1857). Notes: son in law


  • Death of Father 21 October 1835 in Vlaardingen (Ericus Gerhardus Verkade, born 21 March 1801, Vlaardingen)
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  • Family : Adopted by Parent 5 June 1845 in Zaandam (Mother remarried Jan Keg (20 September 1798, Zaandam - 13 December 1857, Zaandam))
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  • Death of Mother 7 January 1851 in Zaandam (Geertruida van Gelder, born 13 October 1799, Wormerveer)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 13 May 1857 in Zaandam (Trijntje Smit, born 20 September 1835, Koog aan de Zaan)
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  • Death of Father 13 December 1857 in Zaandam (Stepfather Jan Keg)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 1 October 1860 in Zaandam (Margaretha Catharina Verkade, died 16 February 1911, Hilversum)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 9 June 1865 in Blijham (Eduarda Thalia Koning, born 14 November 1841, Wedde)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 26 March 1866 in Zaandam (Anna Henriëtta Gezina Verkade)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 18 September 1868 at 08:30 AM in Zaandam (twin brothers)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 18 September 1868 at 08:30 AM in Zaandam (Twin brothers Ericus Gerhardus and Johannes Sixtus Gerhardus Verkade)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 18 October 1870 in Zaandam (Geertruida Eduarda Thalia Verkade)
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  • Mundane : Fire, major 1875 in Zaandam (destroyed his vegetable oil factory)
  • Family : Adopted a child 5 April 1875 in Zaandam (Johan Anton Eduard)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 15 June 1878 in Amsterdam (Eduard Rutger)
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  • Other Family 17 July 1883 in Breukelen (Marriage of Margaretha Catharina Verkade with Johann Wilhelm Franz Gierse, born 16 August 1859, Meuse (Rhine) beer brewer.)
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  • Work : Start Business 2 May 1886 in Zaandam (Verkade manufacturing company)
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  • Work : Retired 1900 in Zaandam
  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 February 1907 in Hilversum
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  • Death of Child 16 February 1911 in Hilversum (Margaretha Catharina Verkade)
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Source Notes

Svi retrieved BC.

Het Geslacht Verkade


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Father died before he was born)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Social reformer: Offered Amsterdam women factory jobs since 1892.)