Family Tree of DeGraaff generation 8
Descendants of Jacob de Graaff
Latest update performed on December 20, 2020.
8.1. Jan de Graaff, son of Jan de Graaff, was born on October 27, 1821 in Alkmaar. He was a carpenter and he passed away at the age of 76 on April 2, 1898 in Alkmaar.
Jan married Johanna Fehres, daughter of Hendrik Jacob Fehres and Anna Siekman, on May 28, 1848 in Alkmaar. Johanna was born on February 25, 1824 in Alkmaar. She passed away on July 22, 1901 in Alkmaar.
The couple raised the following children:
9.1. [F] (i) Gesina de Graaff was born on October 6, 1848 in Alkmaar. Gesina married Johan Peter Vlaming, son of Pieter Vlaming and Trijntje Fehres, on November 5, 1882 in Alkmaar. Johan was born on August 19, 1854 in Texel.
9.2. [F] (ii) Anna Hendrika de Graaff was born on December 28, 1849 in Alkmaar. She passed away at the age of 15 on July 15, 1864 in Alkmaar.
9.3. [M] (iii) Jan de Graaff was born on October 24, 1851 in Alkmaar. He was a carpenter.
9.4. [M] (iv) Hendrik Jacob de Graaff was born on October 1, 1853 in Alkmaar.
9.5. [M] (v) Willem de Graaff was born on August 25, 1855 in Alkmaar. He was not married. He spent a year in prison for assisting in a robbery. Homeless as he was, he was arrested in 1897 for wandering and sentenced to imprisonment in a labor camp in Veenhuizen (Norg), Drenthe prov., The Netherlands for a period until fit to re-enter into society. In Willem’s case that was never to happen. He passed away at the age of 57 on May 24, 1913 in Veenhuizen (Norg).
9.6. [F] (vi) Grietje de Graaff was born on January 31, 1857 in Alkmaar. She passed away at the age of 45 on October 27, 1902 in Loosduinen.
Grietje married Arie Jacob Vlaming, son of Pieter Vlaming and Trijntje Fehres, on November 5, 1882 in Alkmaar.
9.7. [M] (vii) Anthonius de Graaff was born on June 21, 1859 in Alkmaar. He passed away at the age of 24 on April 20, 1884 in Alkmaar.
9.8. [F] (viii) Wilhelmina de Graaff was born in May 15, 1861 in Alkmaar. On July 4 1887, at the age of 25, she gave birth to a daughter named Wilhelmina de Graaff. The birth certificate does not mention a father. It mentions Jan de Graaff, age 65, as a witness.
9.9. [F] (ix) Maria Elisabeth de Graaff was born in January 2, 1863 in Alkmaar.
Maria married Klaas Zijdewind, son of Hendrik Zijdewind and Trijntje Dekker, on October 11, 1896 in Alkmaar. Klaas was born on August 3, 1864 in Oude Niedorp.
When she married Klaas, she already had a daughter Dorothea (de Graaff), born on June 8, 1890 in Amsterdam.
9.10. [M] (x) Johan Peter de Graaff was born in August 27, 1864 in Alkmaar. He passed away at the age of 4 on May 30, 1869 in Alkmaar.
Below are two sheets of the city census of Alkmaar describing the civil status of Jan and Johanna’s family. It was normal practice for the census clerk to run a line through the entries which were no longer valid, e.g. in case a member moved out of the house, or passed away.
Census of the City of Alkmaar, 1849 – 1860, page 105
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Census of the City of Alkmaar, 1860 – 1890, page 99.
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On the last sheet one can see that some children do not reappear because they already left the house, but it’s interesting to see that Maria Elisabeth left the house on October 3, 1889 and moved to Amsterdam, but then she came back to Alkmaar to live with her parents again on December 18, 1891 together with here daughter Dorothea. On October 21, 1893 she left with Dorothea and moved back to Amsterdam.
It was not uncommon in those days that an unmarried pregnant daughter would leave the house and stay elsewhere, with other family or friends or a convent even, to have her baby so to spare her parents from disgrace.
Family Tree of DeGraaff generation 8