Arij Dijksman and his wife had several sons who died in infancy, but their 3 daughters did survive. This post is about their third daughter, Kundertje Dijksman, who was born in Delft on March 8, 1866, around 23:00. Kundertje was aged 4 when her father died.
|Delftsche Courant, March 18, 1883|
Kundertje's marriage took place on March 28, 1883, in Delft. Within two months her eldest daughter, Hendrica Martina Cornelia de Raad, was born on May 17 in Delft. Another daughter, Wilhelmina Frederika, was born there on January 21, 1885. By then Kundertje's marriage was probably already failing, for no more children were born. The marriage was dissolved by a court in The Hague on June 30, 1891. Kundertje was 25 years old and already divorced.
|Delftsche Courant, October 16, 1891|
With her second husband Kundertje had 8 additional children: Johannes (born in 1893), Maria, Dirkje Willemina, Arij, Kundertje Johanna, Adriana Wilhelmina Frederika, Johannes Wilhelmus and Wilhelmus (born in 1908). They were all living at the Pieterstraat in Delft.
Kundertje Dijksman witnessed the marriages of her two daughters from her first marriage in 1902 and 1906. Subsequently, they both had issue. Together with her second husband, Kundertje witnessed the marriages of their son Johannes junior in 1915 and their daughter Maria Hulst in 1916. Johannes junior and his wife Maria Anna Schouten also had a son named Johannes Hulst (1919-1961).
|Delftsche Courant, April 7, 1917|
Adriana Bos died on April 19, 1940, just before the outbreak of World War II. Johannes Hulst died during the war on January 31, 1944, around 00:45 A.M. in Delft.
Sources: Delpher.nl, WieWasWie.nl, Collectie-Delft.nl, StadsArchief.Rotterdam.nl.
Er is een Nederlandstalige versie van dit verhaal: Kundertje Dijksman.