When I find new ancestors, I also try to find out about their children - at least their BMD. In my early genealogy days, I sometimes skipped this, in my haste to go further back in time. I'm revisiting a few of those families now.
One of those families is the family of Pieter Wiesenek(k)er and Lambertje Molenaar, my 3rd great-grandparents. I tried to find out as much as possible using online resources (mostly Family Search), and created a to do list for the rest. The to do list has mostly missing death dates, because Family Search only has Huizen deaths up to 1912.
The family lived in Huizen, a small fishing village on the coast of the Zuiderzee sea (now the IJsselmeer lake). Pieter was vischventer, an ambulant fish vendor, probably selling his wares in a nearby city (Amsterdam maybe?).
Pieter Wieseneker, son of Peter Wiesenekker and Hendrikje Meintsen, was born on 13 May 1823 in Huizen, and he died on 25 January 1877 in Huizen. Note the spelling of his surname: While his father's name was spelled with double K, the surname on his birth certificate had just a single K. Most of his siblings and children also had a double K.
Pieter married Lambertje Molenaar, daughter of Gijsbert Molenaar and Aaltje Boomgaard, on 11 October 1846 in Huizen. She was born on 9 February 1823 in Huizen, and died on 14 April 1877 in Huizen.
They had twelve children, of which two died in infancy or during childhood. Note that the surname of the first two children is Wieseneker, while the surname of the others is Wiesenekker. Probably caused by carelessness of the registrar.
Aaltje Wieseneker, born on 15 February 1847 in Huizen, died on 22 August 1878 in Huizen. She married Marcus Knop, son of Marcus Knop and Geertrui van Slooten, on 13 August 1876 in Huizen. Marcus was born on 24 November 1846 in Huizen.
Three days before her death, Aaltje gave birth to a baby girl, Lambertje. So presumably she died as a consequence of child birth. The little girl did not survive long: She passed away on 14 September, less than one month old.
Marcus married (at least) twice more after Aaltje's death: The first time to Aaltje Kruining, daughter of Jan Kruining and Nelletje Zwart, on 1 September 1883, and the second time to Aartje Kriek, widow of Gijsbert Baas and daughter of Jan Kriek and Teuntje Kruimer, on 21 October 1899.
I did not find Marcus's death date yet. He was still alive when his daughter Jannetje married, on 19 September 1914 (Marcus signed the marriage certificate).
Hendrikje Wieseneker, born on 19 September 1848 in Huizen, died on 9 March 1912 in Huizen. She married Gijsbert Honing, son of Dirk Honing and Teuntje Lustig, on 2 October 1870 in Huizen. Gijsbert was born on 31 October 1847 in Huizen, and died on 10 February 1911 in Huizen.
Evertje Wiesenekker, born on 8 March 1850 in Huizen. She married Pieter Vlaanderen, son of Jacob Vlaanderen and Geertje Westland, on 24 June 1877. Pieter was born on 3 July 1851 in Huizen.
I found Evertje's death in the daily BMD listing of the local newspaper on 20 September 1919. Evertje must have died a few days before that date. Pieter's death was listed in the paper of 15 May 1937.
Jannetje Wiesenekker, born on 26 January 1852 in Huizen, died on 4 December 1857 in Huizen.
Peter Wiesenekker, born on 8 October 1853 in Huizen, died on 16 June 1891 in Meerenberg in Bloemendaal. Peter never married.
Gijsbert Wiesenekker, my 2nd great-grandfather, was born on 7 August 1855 in Huizen, and died on 11 March 1924 in Bussum. He married Willempje Prins, daughter of Pieter Prins and Geertje Westland, on 4 February 1877 in Huizen. Willempje was born on 26 September 1856 in Huizen, and died 9 December 1942 in Bussum.
Evert Wiesenekker, born on 14 May 1857 in Huizen. He married Hendrikje van 't Maliepad, daughter of Klaas van 't Maliepad and Teuntje Schipper, on 4 May 1879 in Huizen. Hendrikje was born on 12 December 1857 in Huizen.
Evert's death was listed in the local newspaper on 7 April 1934, so he probably died a couple of days before that date. He was a widower, according to the paper listing, so Hendrikje died before him.
Jannetje Wiesenekker, born on 7 March 1859 in Huizen. She married Joost Boor, son of Joost Boor and Gerritje Kerkmeester, on 30 July 1881 in Huizen. Joost was born on 17 January 1859 in Huizen.
Jannetje's death was listed in the local newspaper on 7 March 1931 in Huizen, Joost's death on 25 October 1939 in Bussum, and on 28 October 1939 in Huizen.
Gerritje Wiesenekker, born on 23 September 1860 in Huizen. She married Klaas Schaap, son of Willem Schaap and Willempje van Slooten, on 27 May 1882 in Huizen. Klaas was born on 7 March 1860 in Huizen, and died on 18 February 1897 in Huizen.
Gerritje was still alive, and living in the town Bussum, on 18 May 1921, when she was present at the wedding of her son Harmen Schaap.
Teuntje Wiesenekker, born on 25 December 1861 in Huizen. She married Joost Westland, son of Jacob Westland and Aartje Schaap, on 25 April 1891 in Huizen. Joost is born on 16 December 1862 in Huizen.
Teuntje's father-in-law, Jacob Westland, is a brother of my 3rd great-grandmother Geertje Westland.
Teuntje's death was listed in the local newspaper on 3 June 1922, so she must have died shortly before that. Apparently her husband survived her.
Pieter Wiesenekker, born on 13 February 1863 in Huizen. He married Marretje Bout, daughter of Gijsbert Bout and Tijmetje Honing, on 25 July 1891 in Huizen. Marretje is born on 6 November 1869 in Huizen, and died on 25 October 1918 in Huizen.
Pieter was present at the wedding of his son Jan on 15 July 1922. Among the documents that Jan submitted for his marriage was proof of his mother's death.
Teunis Wiesenekker, born on 19 November 1864 in Huizen, died on 29 May 1865 in Huizen.
When Pieter and Lambertje passed away in 1877, five of their children were underage (i.e. under 23, at the time): Evert, Jannetje, Gerritje, Teuntje and Pieter. Gijsbert, 21, had lost his underage status by marriage. After consulting their brothers Gijsbert and Peter, and their brothers-in-law Marcus Knop and Gijsbert Honing, the county court appointed Marcus Knop and Gijsbert Honing, husband of their eldest siblings Aaltje and Hendrikje, as their guardians.
That leaves two items on my to do list:
- Find the missing death dates. I can find those in the provincial or in the regional archive, or I can wait until they become available online.
- Find out what Peter was doing in a lunatic asylum.
Images: A fisherman in Huizen (postcard, c. 1910, coll. author); Former asylum Meer en Berg in Bloemendaal (photo by the author). Files: Pieter Wieseneker, Lambertje Molenaar, Aaltje Wieseneker, Hendrikje Wieseneker, Evertje Wiesenekker, Peter Wiesenekker, Gijsbert Wiesenekker, Evert Wiesenekker, Jannetje Wiesenekker, Gerritje Wiesenekker, Teuntje Wiesenekker, Pieter Wiesenekker, Marcus Knop, Gijsbert Honing, Pieter Vlaanderen, Willempje Prins, Hendrikje van 't Maliepad, Joost Boor, Klaas Schaap, Joost Westland, Marretje Bout, Meer en Berg.