Son of Henriëtte Engbertine Colenbrander (1866-1941) and Maurits Pico Diederik Baron van Sytzama (1868-1939). He lived on Reuversweerd and was the owner of an agricultural farm and a stud farm. He was executed by a Dutch SS firing squad on 13.04.1945 at Groot Engelenburg. His widow stipulated that Reuversweerd never again should be occupied or entered. The clock at the front of the house was fixed on the time the baron died.