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Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst

When I search for ancestors, I usually reconstruct their families, i.e. I find information on all their children (and other spouses, if they married more than once). There are a few families I skipped in the past, though, probably because I wanted to go back in time as far as possible, and as quickly as possible. Time now to revisit a few of those families.

Today I present the family reconstruction of my 3rd ggrandparents Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst, numbers 34 and 35 in my ahnentafel. A relatively easy one, as all the information I need but don’t have yet is available online.

Gijsbert Veerman, also known as Gijsbert Eppen Veerman, son of Willem Eppen Veerman and Lambertje Mol, was born on 13 April 1799 in Huizen, and died on 23 March 1872 in Hilversum. Gijsbert was labourer until around 1830, and ambulant fish vendor since then.

On 13 December 1828, in Hilversum, Gijsbert married Jannetje Bronkhorst, daughter of Dirk Bronkhorst and Aaltje van Zomeren. She was born on 20 February 1805 in Hilversum, and died on 12 July 1875 in Hilversum.

The name of Jannetje’s mother is a bit unclear, different documents have different names – I have seen Aaltje van Zomeren, Aaltje van Wolmeren, and Aaltje van Wolmezen. Very likely also Aaltje Peelen, but I have yet to prove that is the same person. I’ll probably get back to her in a future post.

I will not bore you with all the documents that I have seen, I’ll just present the main ones. Top to bottom: Extracts from the baptism books with the baptisms of Gijsbert and Jannetje (they had to present those documents at the time of their wedding), their marriage certificate, and their death certificates. They are all in Dutch, of course.

Baptism of Gijsbert Veerman

Baptism of Gijsbert Veerman

Baptism of Jannetje Bronkhorst

Baptism of Jannetje Bronkhorst

Marriage certificate of Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst

Marriage certificate of Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst

Death certificate of Gijsbert Veerman

Death certificate of Gijsbert Veerman

Death certificate of Jannetje Bronkhorst

Death certificate of Jannetje Bronkhorst

Gijsbert and Jannetje had ten children. I have documentary evidence of all ten, of course, but I’ll just present the main BMD documents of the six children that survived infancy.

1. Lammertje Veerman, born on 6 April 1829 in Huizen, died on 26 March 1833 in Huizen.

2. Aaltje Veerman, born on 28 July 1831 in Huizen, died on 6 December 1851 in Huizen. Aaltje never married.

Birth certificate, Aaltje Veerman

Birth certificate


Death certificate, Aaltje Veerman

Death certificate

3. Lammertje Veerman, born on 8 November 1833 in Huizen, died on 19 November 1833 in Huizen.

4. Willem Veerman, born on 4 May 1835 in Huizen, died on 1 January 1886 in Hilversum. He married Wilhelmina Susanna Geis, daughter of Anthonie Geis and Elisabeth Morison, on 11 November 1868 in Utrecht. She was born on 12 April 1833 in Utrecht, and died on 12 February 1876 in Hilversum.

Birth certificate of Willem Veerman

Birth certificate


Marriage certificate of Willem Veerman and Wilhelmina Susanna Geis

Marriage certificate


Death certificate of Willem Veerman

Death certificate

5. A stillborn son, on 7 February 1838 in Huizen.

6. Dirk Veerman, born on 10 September 1839 in Huizen, died on 11 May 1870 in Bloemendaal. Dirk never married.

Dirk died in Bloemendaal, far from his home in Huizen – I’ll get back to that in a future post.

Birth certificate of Dirk Veerman

Birth certificate


Death certificate of Dirk Veerman

Death certificate

7. Hendrik Veerman, born on 27 October 1841 in Huizen, died on 14 January 1894 in Hilversum. He married Aafje Vlaanderen, daughter of Cornelis Vlaanderen and Willempje Heek, on 8 September 1866 in Hilversum. Aafje was born on 28 September 1842 in Hilversum, and died on 1 July 1932 in Hilversum.

Birth certificate of Hendrik Veerman

Birth certificate


Marriage certificate of Hendrik Veerman and Aafje Vlaanderen

Marriage certificate


Death certificate of Hendrik Veerman

Death certificate

8. Lammert Veerman, born on 27 May 1844 in Huizen, died on 4 June 1911 in Hilversum. He married Geesje Beekhuis, daughter of Johannes Beekhuis and Zibrigjen Heijdenrijke, on 3 April 1869 in Hilversum. Geesje was born on 30 June 1841 in Groningen and died on 29 November 1905 in Hilversum.

Birth certificate of Lammert Veerman

Birth certificate


Marriage certificate of Lammert Veerman and Geesje Beekhuis

Marriage certificate


Death certificate of Lammert Veerman

Death certificate

9. Lammertje Veerman, born on 5 November 1846 in Huizen, died on 13 July 1883 in Hilversum. She married Barend van Kampen, son of Volkert van Kampen and Maria Hogenbirk, on 6 February 1869 in Hilversum. Barend was born on 13 December 1840 in Hilversum, and died on 22 March 1918 in Hilversum.

Lammertje and Barend are my 2nd great-grandparents, numbers 16 and 17 in my Ahnentafel.

Birth certificate of Lammertje Veerman

Birth certificate


Marriage certificate of Lammertje Veerman and Barend van Kampen

Marriage certificate of Lammertje Veerman


Death certificate of Lammertje Veerman

Death certificate

10. A stillborn son, in April 1849 in Huizen.

Most of the documents came from FamilySearch, where you can find more documents about this family.

Files: Gijsbert Veerman, Jannetje Bronkhorst, Aaltje Veerman, Willem Veerman, Dirk Veerman, Hendrik Veerman, Lammert Veerman, Lammertje Veerman, Wilhelmina Susanna Geis, Aafje Vlaanderen, Geesje Beekhuis, Barend van Kampen.

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