The birth certificate of my great-grandmother Catharina Johanna Maria Koopman, number 13 in my ahnentafel.
On 14 September 1886 appeared for the registrar of Utrecht: Pieter Johannes Koopman, sergeant-major, 42, who lives at Annastraat 33a in Utrecht. He declared that on the 14th of this month, at 9 am, his spouse Catharina Johanna Maria Foppen gave birth, in his house, to a baby girl that would have the names Catharina Johanna Maria.
Witnesses were Egbertus Koerssen, sergeant major, 40, and Maarten Bijdevier, quartermaster-sergeant, 34.
My great-great-grandfather, a military man, brought two colleagues as witnesses. Witnesses in a birth certificate were witnesses of the registration, by the way, not of the birth.
This certificate gives the address my great-grandmother was born. I know where it is, but I have not been there yet. Soon, I promise!
Catharina Johanna Maria Koopman,
Pieter Johannes Koopman,
Catharina Johanna Maria Foppen.