On 20 June 1872 appeared for the registrar of Rotterdam: Petrus Johannes Coppens, postman, 31, who lived at the address Zijl 14. He declared that on the 19th, 6 pm, in his house, from his wife Johanna Catharina de Bresser a baby boy was born that he gave the names Hendrikus Franciscus. Witnesses were Ludovicus Schikhof, postman, and Johannes Petrus de Bresser, 58, carpenter.
The birth certificate of my great-grandfather Hendrikus Franciscus Coppens, number 14 in my ahnentafel. The birth was registered by my great-great-grandfather, who brought a colleague and his father-in-law to witness the registration.