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MAW
Maaren, Wilhelmina Josina van
Worked at PZH from earliest 1899 to latest 1927

Wilhelmina Josefina van Maaren was born in 1886 in Gouda as the 7th of 12 children (5 died in infancy) of a shoemaker and his wife. When the family moved house in December 1901 Wilhelmina (age 15) is not registered as having a profession, but neither does her older siblings, age 16 to 20. In the next record from 1902, she is registered as a ceramics painter. She is still registered as such in 1927 when her sister dies and she married her brother in law and moved to Boskoop. From interviews with ex PZH employees by M Benders in 1982, we learn that she was head of the female painters from at least 1919 till she left the company in 1927.

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