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Birth certificate of Gijsbert Wiesenekker

Birth certificate of Gijsbert WIesenekker

Birth certificate of Gijsbert WIesenekker

Today, on the 8th of August 1855, appeared for us, Registrar of Huizen: Pieter Wiesenekker, fishmonger, 32, resident [of Huizen] at [house] number 25, who declared that in this town Huizen, on last 7 of August at 7 am, is born a male child, of Lammertje Molenaar, without occupation, also resident [of Huizen], his spouse, which child is to be named Gijsbert.

The birth certificate of Gijsbert Wiesenekker, my 2nd great grandfather. The certificate was signed by his father Pieter, and two witnesses: Evert van der Roest and Gijsbert Das. And the registrar, of course. The witnesses could be friends or relatives of Pieter, but they may also be people who happened to be near the town hall when Pieter arrived there, and witnessed the registration in exchange for a small tip or a drink.

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