Genealogie Bos

This is my English-language Genealogy & Ancestry Blog.
(Mijn Nederlandstalige blog is genealogiebos.blogspot.nl).

21 Dec 2016

Gerrit van der Linde in South-Africa

This is the story of Dutchman Gerrit van der Linde who settled in South Africa. Gerrit was baptised on May 25, 1692, in Charlois (now part of Rotterdam) in The Netherlands as a younger son of Leendert Rooken van der Linden and Soetje Leenderts Vermolen. 


Charlois
Gerrit likely left The Netherlands on January 18, 1714, as one of 63 soldiers onboard a ship called “Zandenburg”, but I don't know how he ended up early 1717 in South Africa.

Gerrit was married on February 7, 1717, in Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hoop, to Geertruij Putter. Geertruij was baptised on September 14, 1692 in Cape of Good Hoop. Witnesses were Zachrias Wagenaer, Diderik Putter and Maria Jansz Visser. Geertruij's parents were Dietrich Putter from Germany and Zacharia Jans Visser whose family originated in The Netherlands.

Gerrit & Geertruij were the parents of:
  1. Barbara van der Linde, bapt. January 2, 1717 in Stellenbosch, 
  2. Soetje van der Linde, bapt. May 28, 1719 in Stellenbosch. Soetje was married on March 22, 1744, in Drakenstein to François du Preez, son of François-Jean des Prez and Marie Cordier. They had a daughter Maria du Preez who was bapt. on July 10, 1746. 
  3. Leendert van der Linde, bapt. December 21, 1721 in Cape of Good Hoop. Leendert was married on April 9, 1751, in Cape of Good Hoop to Sara Lubbe. She was bapt. on December 19, 1728 in Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hoop. Her parents are Hendrik Lubbe and Catharina van Wyk. They had a son Adriaan Nicolaas van der Linde who was bapt. on August 3, 1760.
Stellenbosch

Sources: Cape of Good Hoop Recordsrotterdam.digitalestamboom.nl.

15 Nov 2016

Tuesday's Tip - Check The Women's Ages

The genealogical software I use, Aldfaer, can produce a report showing the women in my genealogical file who gave birth to a child above the age of 44. With approximately 4150 ancestors in my file, it produced a list of 99 women.

What caused those - likely erroneous - ages?
  • Often the cause was that the woman's baptism was missing in the records, leading to a bad guess for the birth year, that could simply be improved to a more likely birth year.
  • A few times I had made typos - causing the birth year 10 years earlier than it actually was.
  • In another case I had to remove the parents: not only was the birth too early, but the children's names didn't match the grandparent's names either, nor was the source a reliable one.

25 Oct 2016

Elisha Philippo Eʄqr. and his brother Onias in 17th century Norwich - Tombstone Tuesday

Monumental inscription in St. Augustine's Churchyard in Norwich:
  • Here Resteth ye Body of Elisha Philippo Eʄqr. and Isabel his Wife; Some times Citizen of Norwich, liueing in this Parrish of S. Sauiours; and in ye yeare 1675 he was made Highe Sherriffe for the County of Norff.; he Departed this life Auguʄt ye 19, and Isabel his Wife ye 7 of October, in ye yeare of our Lord 1678.
  • Here also Lyeth the body of Onias Philippo Gent: Brother to the aboue named Elisha Philippo Eʄqr. deceased, who departed this Life the 25th of Octob., Anno Domini 1693, aged 67 years.

1 Sep 2016

Adriaen Hoijer, Minister of Brill


"Adriaen Hoijer, son of Willem Gilliszoon Hoijer, Secretary of the town Brill, and Elizabeth van Hoogwerff, born there 26 July, 1656. Student of Theology at Leyden University, April 21, 1677. Appointed Minister of the Colchester Church about March 23, 1678-9. He was Minister of Brill 7 Dec., 1679; of Zwartewaal, 1680; of Maarsluis, 1685, and married Maria Burcken."

Willem Hoijer and Elisabeth van Hooghwerf had a son Anthonij baptised on 13-4-1670 in Brielle, Holland. Widnesses were Joris van Hooghwerf and Joosje van Hooghwerf. Willem Hoijer and Lijsbet van Hoogwerf had a another son named Willem baptised on 22-11-1673 in Den Briel aka Brielle. Willem Hoijer and Lijsbet Gerrits had a son Pieter baptised in Brielle on 9-10-1661. Withnesses were Gillis Pieters Hoijer and Helena Gerrits. They had a daughter Maria baptised in Brielle on 15-11-1658. The couple had a daughter Helena baptised on 13-5-1668 in Brielle. Widnesses were Joris van Hoogwerff and Maria Booms.

Den Briel, Holland

Gillis Pietersz. Hoijer sold a house at the Warmoesmart on the corner of the Plaats Welle in Den Briel to Willem Hoeijer on 22 Nov., 1657, in Brielle. Gillis Hoijer may have been the father of Willem Hoijer and the grandfather of minister Adriaen Hoijer.

Arijen Gillisz. Hoijer, aged son of Gillis Pijetersz. Hoijer, having had permission from his father on 23-4-1646 in Den Briel, sold on 25-5-1646 an house, yard and shet in 's-Gravenzande, Holland, to Arijen Arentsz, Decker who was already living in 's-Gravenzande. This Arijen Hoijer may have been an uncle of minister Adriaen Hoijer.

Maria Burken, sister of James Burken, and her husband Adrianus Hoijer, minister, living in Maassluis, brother of Gerard Hoijer, sheriff of Zwartewaal, are mentioned on 26-7-1689 in Maassluis. 

Sources: Register of baptisms in the Dutch Church at Colchester from 1645 to 1728; CBG transcription of DTB Brielle 1671-1695.

23 Aug 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - James De Hague (77) in Norwich & his family

Monumental inscription in St. Augustine's Churchyard in Norwich:

Here Lyeth the Body of John De Hague, the Son of Mr. Elisha De Hague, who Departed this life the 19th Day of February, 1723, in the 10th year of his Age.
And on the South Side of this Stone lieth Elizabeth De Hague, Who departed this Life the 28th day of February, 1750, Aged 65.

To the Memory of James De Hague of this Parish, Who departed this Life November 18th, 1750, Aged 77 Years.
Also Sarah his Wife, Who departed this Life November 26th, 1752, Aged 75 years.
Also James De Hague, who died April 8th, 1795, Aged 82 Years.
Also Mary his Wife, who died May 2nd, 1795, Aged 70 Years.

To the Memory of Elisha De Hague, who for twenty successive Years was Speaker of the Common Council of this City and for eighteen Years held the Office of Town Clerk. He died 11 July, 1792, Aged 74.
And of Mary, his Wife, the Daughter of Mr. Nich. Ganning, who died 26 May, 1765, Aged 32.
Also of five of their Children who died unmarried.
Erected 1794.

12 Aug 2016

F.J.N. Brouwer (1827-1900), Minister in Cillaarshoek & Soerabaja

Florus Jacob Nicolaas Brouwer was born on August 13, 1827, in Waardenburg, Gelderland, The Netherlands. He was a son of minister Jacobus Henricus Brouwer and Maria Antoinetta Berkman. In 1852 he became a minister. On August 26, 1853, in Maasbree, Limburg, The Netherlands, he married Victoria Carolina Rosalia Kraal. She was born on May 19, 1929, in Nieuport in Belgium. Her father, Willem Kraal, had been a captain. Her mother was Adelaida Innocentia Pelhoen. 

In 1853 Florus was appointed as minister in Cillaarshoek, Holland. There his wife gave birth to 2 sons: Willem Rudolf on July 17, 1854, and Arnoldus on March 21, 1856. Soon afterwards the couple travelled to Indonesia. In 1857 Florus was appointed as minister in Probolingo. There, his wife gave birth to a daughter named Adele, who died on December 5, 1887, in Nieuwer-Amstel, aged 27. The couple had an additional son which they named Cornelis (†1939).



In 1870 Floris Jacob Nicolaas Brouwer moved to Soerabaja, Indonesia, He finally returned to Europe in 1888. Floris died on March 2, 1900, aged 72, in Beek, Limburg, The Netherlands. 

Bron: Troostenburg de Bruijn, C.A.L.: Biographisch woordenboek van Oost-Indische predikanten , 1893, WieWasWie.nl.

27 Jul 2016

Worldless Wednesday - Dirk Bos (1862-1916)

Dirk Bos (1862-1916)
 
Dr. Dirk Bos was a politician, teacher and banker. He was born in Groningen on September 13, 1862 as the son of watchmaker Derk Bos and his wife, Maria Reintjes. He died in The Hague on May 6, 1916.
 
This photograph was published in a newspaper called "Nieuwe Tilburgse Courant" on July 27, 1913. Dirk Bos is no family of mine.

11 Jul 2016

Mrs Dood of Humboldt had 7 pairs of twins

In July 1878 Mrs. Dood of Humboldt, Iowa, gave birth to her 22th child. Earlier, she had given birth to 7 pairs of twins.
De Volksvriend, Iowa Nieuws, 11-7-1878

30 Jun 2016

Patrick Stuart married Lysbet Davids in 1647 in Dordrecht

Scotsman Patrick Stuart was a soldier garrisoned at Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, when he married a young girl from Dordrecht, named Lysbet Davids, on June 30, 1647, in Dordrecht:

"Patrick Stuart, of the Highlands in Scotland, souldier of the company of capt. Henry Meoles,
being ordinarily in guarison at Berghen op Zoom, and Lysbet Davids, j.d. of Dort,
dwelling in the Sarusgang, contracted July 5, 1646, maried in our church Jun. 30, 1647".

Dordrecht

17 Jun 2016

Born at the Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, June 18, 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of The Netherlands. June 18, 1815, is also the birthdayof  Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina van Beusekom, daughter of Gijsbertus van Beusekom and Anna Verkerk, who gave birth "on the battlefield between Quatre-Bras and Waterloo". The Battle of Quatre-Bras had been fought on the 16th.
Gijsbertus van Beusekom was a soldier in the 7th battalion of the ground forces. Obviously, the baby girl was patrioticly given the same name as the Queen Consort of Dutch King William I, Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina of Prussia (1774-1837).

Rotterdamsche Courant, 5-6-1865
Saleswoman Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina van Beusekom (48) married Jean Paradies (51) on May 18, 1864, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Jean was born on July 30, 1812, in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. He was a son of a bricklayer Johannes Paradies and his wife Cornelia Pietersen. Jean died on December 14, 1884, in Utrecht. Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina died in Utrecht, too, on November 1, 1886.

3 Jun 2016

De Vooijs of Holland

Pieter Pietersz de Voois originated from Woerden, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He was married in Rotterdam, Holland, on May 28, 1708, to Neeltje Frederiks Schenkers. Both were living at the Banketstraat in Rotterdam. 
They had their children baptized in Rotterdam:
  1. Lijsbeth de Vooijs was christened on September 21, 1710. She died young. 
  2. Pieter de Vooijs was christened on January 29, 1713, with witness Annitje Willems.
  3. Anna de Vooijs was christened on February 12, 1715. 
  4. Lijsbeth de Vooijs was christened on September 15, 1716, with witnesses Antie Willems & Marijtie Willems Verheem. She was married on October 25, 1746, to Mattheus Schaap. Their marriage remained childless. She was buried in Cool (now part of Rotterdam) on September 19, 1792, aged 76. Mattheus Schaap was died in Cool and was buried on October 12, 1795, aged 75 years old.
  5. Frederik de Vooijs was christened on April 25, 1719. He was married on August 1, 1747, in Rotterdam to Aertje Hendriks van der Kuijl, widow of Pieter Outraat. Aertje was a daughter of Hendrik Pleunen van der Kuijl and Lijsien Nannings van de Wal. Her christening was in Alblasserdam, Holland, on February 13, 1704. She was buried on March 10, 1783, in Rotterdam.
  6. Aaltjen de Vooijs was christened on January 22, 1722.
Pieter Pietersz de Voois was buried on April 27, 1742, in Rotterdam, leaving 2 children, one of them was still a minor. Neeltje Frederiks was buried on December 1, 1769, in Rotterdam. At that time their 2 remaining children were both adults.

Rotterdam

24 May 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Joel Fremoult & Judith Shoulder in Norwich

Tombstones in St. Saviour's Hospital in Coslany, Norwich: 
  • Joel Fremoult, born in this parish, and Judith, dau. of John Shoulder his wife, born at Canterbury, where they had issue 5 sons and 4 daughters, 7 whereof do still survive them, and are living monuments of their paternal care and industry. He died 1708, æt 66; she died 1706, æt 56. 
  • Samuel Fremoult, Brewer, 1727, æt. 48.
  • Elizabeth, wife of Samuel, son of Sameul Fremoult, Brewer, 1743, æt 25. 
Joel Fremoult was baptised in Norwich on 17 Juill. 1642 as son of Jacques Fremault. Witnesses were Jan Coquede, Jan Castel, Elysabette le Feure and Ester Castel.

Norwich

8 Mar 2016

Tuesday's Tip - Latin Term - Soror Patris

Soror Patris
When doing genealogical research, you may - once in a while - stumble upon some words of Latin. For centuries, the church provided for baptisms and burials, and Latin has been the standard for the Roman Catholic liturgy since the 6th century. In a new "Latin Term" Series I will try to explain some Latin Terms that can be found in genealogical documents.

One of my ancestors was baptized in March 1696 in Hoornaar with the name "Pleuntje". Her parents were Ewoud Pelt and Lijsbeth Huijgen Ruijter. In stead of a witness, the Latin Term "Soror Patris" is written down. It means that the witness was a "sister of the father".


23 Feb 2016

Tuesday's Tip - Latin Term - Nomine Uxoris

When doing genealogical research, you may - once in a while - stumble upon some words of Latin. For centuries, the church provided for baptisms and burials, and Latin has been the standard for the Roman Catholic liturgy since the 6th century. In a new "Latin Term" Series I will try to explain some Latin Terms that can be found in genealogical documents.


The Latin Term Nomine Uxoris ("in the name of the wife") is a term, used in The Netherlands in the early modern period (15th to 19th century), when a woman's belongings were registered in the name of her husband.

At that time a married woman was basically regarded as incapacitated - with her husband acting as her guardian. In the case of insanity or prolonged absence of the husband, however, his wife could - with the consent of her husband - act on her own.

Upon the death of a spouse, the children used to inherit from their deceased parent, but the

widow(er) was allowed the fruition of the inheritance as lang as (s)he lived.

14 Feb 2016

Ancestor Score 2016: 76,4% of the 10th generation

Inspired by the Ancestor Score of the blogs "Connecting The Worlds" and "Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy", I here present my own. The total number of my ancestors - starting with my parents (generation 2) - is 3884 !! 
Geneanet defines the ancestor score as "comparing the number of possible ancestors with the number of identified ancestors on a 10-generation report". My ancestor score at generation 10 = 76,4%.

Composition and Bandwidth of various Generations
Composition
  Bandwidth  (*)
Men 
Women 
Total 
From 
Until 
Generation 3
2
2
4
100.0
1892
1906
Generation 4
4
4
8
100.0
1850
1880
Generation 5
8
8
16
100.0
1804
1857
Generation 6
16
16
32
100.0
1756
1832
Generation 7
30
30
60
93.8
1724
1802
Generation 8
58
58
116
90.6
1680
1777
Generation 9
112
110
222
86.7
1650
1749
Generation 10
199
192
391
76.4
1602
1722
Generation 11
305
279
584
57.0
1565
1695
Generation 12
375
318
693
33.8
1538
1695
Generation 13
372
270
642
15.7
1505
1645
Generation 14
299
197
496
6.1
1440
1625
Generation 15
172
92
264
1.6
1440
1580
Generation 16
91
57
148
0.5
1395
1540
Generation 17
59
26
85
0.1
1365
1485
Generation 18
32
16
48
0.0
1335
1470
Generation 19
26
5
31
0.0
1305
1440
Generation 20
11
4
15
0.0
1310
1385
Generation 21
9
5
14
0.0
1285
1345
Generation 22
6
2
8
0.0
1270
1320
Generation 23
4
1
5
0.0
1240
1290
(*) The Bandwidth of a generation is determined by the earliest and latest known birth or baptism date within that generation.

The decrease in ancestors in generation 7 is due to cousins marrying cousins and brick-wall ancestor Jacobus Vos in Sprang-Capelle.
The most common surnames of my ancestors are Van Driel, Spruijt, Oerlemans and Bos.

30 Jan 2016

Surname Saturday - Van Driel (2)

Cornelia Petronella Maria van Driel was born on August 13, 1841, in Puttershoek, Holland. Her parents, Arie van Driel (1797-1874) and Adriana van Hattem (±1805-1885), were first cousins; both were grandchildren of Jan Jans van Driel and Ariana Rosmolen.

Cornelia Petronella Maria van Driel
Cornelia Petronella Maria van Driel was married on July 2, 1868, in Puttershoek. Her husband, Cornelis van Wageningen, son of Florent van Wageningen, was born in Dordrecht, Holland. One of their sons, Gerardus Adrianus van Wageningen, obtained a divorce on October 22, 1925, at the court in Arnhem.

Van Driel is a toponymic surname, derived from a town named Driel, situated southwest of Arnhem on the south bank of the river Rhine in The Netherlands. Multiple non-related families “Van Driel” exist in The Netherlands.