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25 Jan 2017

Hermanus Westervrolijk & Bartha van der Veen in 1760 - Wedding Wednesday

Hermanus Westervroolijk was born in Versmold, Germany. On January 30, 1760, in Breukelen, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Hermanus married Bartha van der Veen. At the time both were living in Breukelen. Bartha was baptised in Rijswijk, Holland, as a daughter of Dirk van der Veen and Henrica van Breukum. They were the parents of the following children: 
Brielle, Holland
  1. Elsje, born in Breukelen, Utrecht, married on Nov. 4, 1813, in Brielle, Holland, Arij Brouwer, born in Brielle as son of Pieter Brouwer and Maartje Groenenberg. They had a daughter named Maartje. Elsje died on Jan. 18, 1837, in Brielle, aged 75. 
  2. Hermanus, born in Breukelen in 1768, died on May 3, 1845, in Charlois, aged 76 years, 4 months, 1 week and 6 days.
  3. Dirk, born in Breukelen, living in Pernis, Holland, where he was married on August 2, 1794, to Johanna (Anna) Kok, born in Charlois as a daughter of Hermanus Kok and Maria van Zuijlen; Dirk & Anna lived in Pernis where she gave birth to the children Bartha (†1794), Bartha (†1795), Hermanus (1796-1823), Willem (1799-1801), Marinus (†1801) & Willem (1802-1887). At the baptism of his youngest child on Sept. 26, 1802, in Pernis, Dirk was absent due to an illness. On Oct. 15, 1802, Dirk was buried outside of the church of Pernis. His widow, Anna Kok, died on Oct. 19, 1840, in Katendrecht, Rotterdam. Their youngest son Willem had descendants.
  4. Hendrik, born in Breukelen, Utrecht, died on Sept. 3, 1827, in Charlois, Rotterdam, Holland, aged 53.
  5. Jacob, born in Breukelen around 1778, died on Feb. 1, 1846, in Charlois, aged 67.
On January 1, 1782, in Utrecht, widower Hermannus Westervrolijk remarried. His bride was Johanna Jurink, widow of Jan van Eldijk. Hermanus Westervrolijk was likely buried in Charlois on November 22, 1796. Johanna Junink, widow of Hermanus Westervrolijk, was buried in Charlois on April 22, 1811. At that time she had 5 children that were still alive.

Bronnen: G. Brouwer: Utrecht Prov. Gen., Digitale Stamboom

11 Jan 2017

Donald Smith (34) was tragically lost at sea near the Isle of Lewis

Woolen weaver and peasant farmer Donald SMITH was born on 1 Jan. 1835 to Duncan Smith and Henrietta MacSwane as the 2nd of their 9 children. Donald Smith married Mary MaCauley on 16 Dec. 1858 in Garrabost on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. They had the following children: Ann, John, Duncan & Mary. Donald was tragically lost at the young age of 34 in Broadbay, off Vatisker Point near Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh on the Isle of Lewis), when a squall of wind overturned his open boat the evening of 26 Oct 1868.

Their youngest daughter, Mary Smith, was born on 11 July 1867 in Tong, Stornoway. Mary and her 3 siblings were raised by their mother. Mary lived to the ripe old age of 96, dying at home on 27 Dec. 1963, following a fracture to her right leg and subsequent pneumonia. Mary had married Malcolm MacLeod. He was born 27 Dec. 1866 on the Isle of Lewis to Macleod parents, Alexander and Anne. He was a fisherman and crofter, and also served as the "compulsory officer," in charge of enforcing attendance at the local school from 1919. He died of "cerebral thrombosis" on 22 June 1954 in Tong. Mary and Malcolm had 10 children, including Mary Anne MacLeod.

Mary Anne MacLeod was born on 10 May 1912 on the Isle of Lewis. In Jan. 1936 in New York City Mary Anne married Frederick Christ TRUMP. Fred Trump was born on 11 Oct. 1905 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York. He died of pneumonia on 25 Jun 1999 in New York. Mary Anne died in New York on 7 Aug 2000. They had 5 children, including the Donald John TRUMP who was born on 14 June 1946 in Queens, New York.

Source: Ancestry of Donald Trump by Kimberly Powell at