Pieter van der Putten was born 1878 in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands to Jan Dirk van der Putten (1852-) and Suzanna Philippo (1850-1925) . He married Aukje Laverman (c1872-) 5 March 1902 in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands.
Pieter's birth year is estimated based on him being 23 in 1902.
His marriage certificate shows occupation as mason. Aukje was the daughter of Wijtze Laverman and Jantje Meijer.