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25 Oct 2021

Adriana van der Koogh travelled to the USA with her 2 surviving kids

The Adriana van der Koogh in this story was born on 5 December 1814 in Dordrecht, Holland. Her parents are miller Jillis van der Koogh (1788-1877) and his wife Adriana de Leeuw (1789-1850). Adriana's paternel grandparents are miller Willem van der Koogh (1734-1809) and Sija Brand (±1758-1803). Adriana's 4 great-grandparents are all my ancestors, too.

Mills in Dordrecht

At the age of 23, Adriana van der Koogh was married on 12 September 1838 in Dordrecht to Andreas Bax. Andreas was born on 31 May 1815 in Dordrecht as son of Johannes Bax (1794-1833) and Elisabeth Littig (†1866) whose father originated in Knopshof, Germany.

While still living in The Netherlands, Adriana and Andreas had 7 children:

  1. Elizabeth was born on 22 April 1839 in Dordrecht and died on 22 Dec. 1848 in Rotterdam, aged 9.
  2. Jillis was born on 14 July 1841 in Dordrecht. He may have died in 1894.
  3. Johannes Adrianus was born on 1 Feb. 1844 in Dordrecht. He died in Rotterdam on 15 Sep. 1846, aged 2½.
  4. Adriana Johanna was born on 28 April 1846 in Rotterdam.
  5. Johanna was born on 15 July 1848 in Rotterdam. She died there on 22 Feb. 1850, aged 1½.
  6. Elizabeth was born on 12 April 1851 in Rotterdam. She died in Dordrecht on 26 Sep. 1855, aged 4.
  7. Andreas was born on 10 July 1853 in Rotterdam. He died in Dordrecht on 27 Sep. 1855, aged 2.

At first Adriana and Andreas were living in Dordrecht. Around 1845 they moved to Rotterdam. In October 1855 the whole family returned to Dordrecht. In September 1855 their 2 youngest children died, likely as a result of a contagious disease. Both in Rotterdam and Dordrecht Andreas Bax was working as a tailor.

In 1856 Adriana van der Koogh and her 2 remaining children Jilles (13) and Adriana (10) boarded ship and traveled from Hellevoetsluis - near Rotterdam - to New York. Her husband had likely already crossed the ocean, because I can't find any death date for him in The Netherlands.

Newspaper "De Sheboygan Nieuwsbode", 20-5-1856


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13 Oct 2021

Keep it in the Goossens family!

Martinus Goossens and his German wife Anna Catharina Görts (also: Geurts) * had 8 children, but 3 of them died young. Anna Catharina was born around 1749 in Dülcken in Germany. Her parents are Johan Antoon Görtz and Helena Syben. Martinus was baptized on 23 February 1750 in Venlo in The Netherlands. His parents are Antoon Goossens and Maria van Daelen (1717-1785). Martinus Goossens died on 30 October 1819 in Venlo, aged 69.

De Borman
family coat of arms

On 9 September 1819 in Bree in Belgium his son Petrus Jacobus had married Maria Anna Alexandrina de Borman. Petrus Jacobus was baptized on 12 November 1790 in Venlo. Maria Anna was baptized on 24 December 1793 in Maastricht. Her parents are Jacobus Frederic Franciscus de Borman and his wife Maria Margaretha. Jacob Frederic was either born on baptized on 27 August 1761 in Maaseik in Belgium. His parents are François-Adrien de Borman (1732-1785) and Maria Jacqueline Angeline Coomans (1729-1816).

Maria Anna’s elder sister Maria Elisabeth Francisca de Borman was born or baptized on 27 February 1792 in Mheer in The Netherlands. She was married in 1822 in Bree. Maria Elisabeth’s groom was the youngest brother of Petrus Jacobus, Matthijs Ferdinand Goossens. He was baptized on 21 October 1791 in Venlo.

Petrus Jacobus Goossens and Maria Anna de Borman had 6 children, born in the period 1825-1837, and additionally they had some grandchildren. Matthijs Ferdinand Goossens and Elisabeth de Borman had 8 children, born in the period 1823-1838. Amongst them is August Theodoor Hubert Goossens (1838-1911) who is an ancestor – in the female line - of the Beltman family in Amersfoort.

Anna Catharina Görts, widow of Martinus Goossens, died on 13 February 1834 in Venlo. Elisabeth de Borman died at the age of 74 on 5 December 1866 in Venlo. Her widower, Matthijs Ferdinand Goossens, died on 28 December 1869 in Venlo, aged 78. Petrus Jacobus Goossens died on 30-3-1876 in Bree, aged 85. His widow, Maria Anna de Borman, died in Bree on 21 May 1877, aged 83.

De Tijd, 2-12-1869

29 Sept 2021

Longevity ~ Maria Jabaaij (91)

Maria Jabaaij was baptized on February 21, 1779, in Strijen, Holland. She was born on the 19th. Her parents are Hendrik Jabaaij (1738-1806) and Lijsbeth (“Lijsje”) Kraak. Maria was the youngest of their 4 surviving children. Her elder siblings were Leendert (1768-1840), Lena (1772-1813) and Cornelis (1775-1841) Jabaaij.
Maria's paternal grandparents are Leendert Jabaaij and Lena Monster (1701-1761) who is a granddaughter of my ancestor Hendrijck Jansen Monster (±1610-±1658).

On May 26, 1805, in Klaaswaal, Holland, Maria (26) was married to Teunis Vos (33). Teunis was baptised in Klaaswaal on September 15, 1771. His parents are Hendrik Vos (±1745-1832) and Pietertje van Baaren.
Maria and Teunis had 3 children:

  1. Hendrik was born on January 27, 1809, and baptized on the 29th in Klaaswaal. He first married Maria Bakker in 1839. He secondly married Adriana Werkhoven in 1877. Hendrik had issue. He died on February 1, 1879, in Klaaswaal.
  2. Adrianus was born on the 13th, and baptized on September 15, 1811, in Klaaswaal. He died there on September 29, 1859, aged 48.
  3. Elisabeth was born on October 10, 1814, in Klaaswaal. She was married there in 1839 to Adrianus Herweijer (1810-1881). Elisabeth, aged 25, died - 15 days after giving birth - on May 19, 1840, in Klaaswaal. The baby, her only child, had died on the 8th.
Teunis Vos died in Klaaswaal on July 18, 1843, aged 72. Maria Jabaaij survived her husband for 27 years, dying in Klaaswaal on November 24, 1870, aged 91.

Maria's brother Leendert had a son Dingeman Jabaaij (1796-1872) who emigrated to the U.S.A. with his wife and children. He is buried in Cook County, Illinois.

Sources:, Klappers Zuid-Holland,,

20 Sept 2021

Arie Baars married and divorced his cousin Japina Stal

First cousins Japina Stal (33) and Arie Baars (31) were married on 28 June 1907 in Rotterdam, Holland.
The groom, Arie Baars, was born on 31 November 1875 in Oud-Beijerland, Holland. His parents are Cornelis Baars (1840-1916) and Maatje Willeboordse (1845-1904).
Japina, the bride, was born in Rotterdam on 31 August 1873. Her parents are Arie Johannes Stal (1838-1916) and Aletta Baars (1844-1919). Aletta and Cornelis Baars are both children of Arij Baars (1818-1881) and Jaapje de Koning (1820-1875). Cornelis was born on 17 February 1840 in Oud-Beijerland, and named after his grandfather Cornelis Baars (1793-1876). Aletta was born in Oud-Beijerland on 7 December 1844, and named after Cornelis' wife Aletta Vink (1794-1867).

   Arij Baars
Aletta Baars
Cornelis Baars
Japina Stal

Arie Baars

In 1903 Japina's family exploited a catering facility named “Lommerrijk” in Hillegersberg (now part of Rotterdam). Operator of the tavern was Japina's father Arie Johannes Stal. The other people involved were his sons Willem Arie Stal (1866-1946) and Arie Willem Stal (1868-1946), his son-in-law Anthonie Willem Zijlmans, husband of Neeltje Stal (1870-1942), and his daughter Japina. A fifth child, Alettta Helena Stal, had died as a teenager.

Nederlandsche Staatscourant, 10-12-1903