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12 Dec 2017

Bigamist Franz W.J.H.P. Sturm

Franz Wilhelm Joseph Heinrich Paul Sturm, a 34-year-old engineer of German ancestry, was in 1924 convicted of bigamy by the court in The Hague in The Netherlands. 

Franz Sturm had first been married in 1912 in Germany. Ten years later he was married again, and his second wife was pregnant, when Franz was detained. At the court a witness testified that his first marriage had been unhappy. His first wife was 10 years his senior, and the spouses had different religions and different social positions. Despite those difference, his first wife refused a divorce. Poor Franz Sturm was sentenced to one and a half year imprisonment. 
Sumatra Post, 9-7-1924
Franz Sturm was born on April 3, 1890, around 2:00 a.m. at the Voorstraat 543 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. His parents were Franz Wilhelm Joseph Heinrich Sturm (35) and his wife Johanna Maria Amalia Louise Kunde. 
At the time of his second, bigamous marriage on March 1, 1922, in The Hague, Franz Sturm was working as an electrical engineer. His Dutch bride was Adriane Johanne Georgine Muller (21), born on January 13, 1901 in The Hague as daughter of Leendert Muller and his wife Neeltje Maartje van Stigt.

Sources: Dordrechtse Courant 1-7-1924, Sumatra Post 9-7-1924, Digitale Stamboom Den HaagHet Utrechts Archief.

3 Dec 2017

Archibald Hamilton (†1741) in Rotterdam

Archibald Hamilton was born in Belfast in Ireland as son of Archibald Hamilton the elder. By 1723 he was living in Rotterdam, Holland. The notice of marriage for Archibald and Elizabeth Rees was on 3 December 1723 in Dordrecht, Holland. Elizabeth lived in Dordrecht near the harbor.

Archibald Hamilton, who originated in Belfast, was married in 1723 in Rotterdam.

On 22 September 1728 in Rotterdam Archibald Hamilton and his wife Elisabeth had a daughter baptized with the name Elisabeth. Archibald Hamilton died in Rotterdam around 20 December 1741 and was buried in Dordrecht. 
Elisabeth Rees, widow of Archibalt Hamilton, was a witness at the baptism of Elisabeth Antonia on 16 May 1748 in Rotterdam. She was a daughter of mr. Johan Gerard Francois Meijners (1720-1772) and Elisabeth Hamilton, Elisabeth's daughter. The couple had been married on 27 July 1746 in Rotterdam. The widow of Archibald Hamilton was buried in Dordrecht around 4 October 1770.