BERGER GENEALOGY

I.1            Jacob Berends Berger, lived in Giethoorn, Overijssel;  likely Catholic in religion.

                Father of

1.        Beerend Jacobs Berger, born in Giethoorn, in 1709 (see II.1)

2.        Gerrit Jacobs Berger;  married with Jantje Hendriks in Giethoorn on December 26, 1740.

3.        Geertje Jacobs Berger;  married with Jan Jacobs Kloot in Giethoorn on January 30, 1732

 

I.2            Harmen Geerlof, born in about 1695.

                Father of:

1.        Margjen (Marchje) Harmens Geerlof, born in about 1709 in Giethoorn (see II.1)

2.        Aaltje Harmens, born in about 1720 in Giethoorn;  married with Koop Tijmens.

3.        Geertje Harmens Geerlof, born in about 1724 in Giethoorn;  married in 1752 in Giethoorn with Hilbert Jacobs ten Hoeve.

 

I.3            Jan Swiers, from Zuidveen, Ov., married on February 7, 1703, with Klaasje Jans, from Zuidveen;  died in Zuidveen on May 23, 1760.

                Parents of:

1.        Hermkjen Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on September 11, 1712.

2.        Harmen Jans Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on May 6, 1714 (see II.2)

3.        Jan Jans Zwier, born about 1720.

 

II.1          Beerend Jacobs Berger, born in Giethoorn, in 1709;  died in Giethoorn before 1755;  married in Giethoorn on October 3, 1732, with Margjen (Marchje) Harmens Geerlof, born in 1709;   likely occupation as veenworker;  during his lifetime, he changed between the Catholic Church in which he was born and the Hervormde Church of his wife;  after the death of her first husband, Margjen Harmens Geerlof re-married with Jan Luities in Giethoorn on August 10, 1755.

                From this marriage:

1.        Jacob Beerends Berger, baptized in Giethoorn on February 8, 1733;  married with Harmpje Mensen;  parents of Berend, Geesje, Harmen, Mense., Margjen, Margjen, Jantien, Aaltje, Hendrik, Jan;  sons Harmen and Meinse moved to the St. Johannesga area in the 1780’s and were involved in veen (peat) digging.

2.        Harmen Berends Platte (Berger), baptized in Giethoorn on September 15, 1737 (see III.1)

3.        Jan Beerends Berger, baptized in Giethoorn on September 4, 1746  died in Schoterland on June 23, 1825, aged 75;  first married with Lummigje Jans Kroes in August, 1782, St. Johannesga;   second marriage with Aaltje Jacobs Kloo in St. Johannesga on March 10, 1793;  immigrated as veenworker to St. Johannesga in the 1780’s;  parents of Margjen, Annegje, Jan, Jan, Grietje, Lummegje, Aaltje, Jan, Beerentje, Jacobus.

 

II.2          Harmen Jans Zwier;  baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on May 6, 1714;  married in Steenwijk, Ov., in 1744, with Aaltje Lammerts;  he died in Steenwijk on August 7, 1770;  she died in Steenwijk on January 18, 1775.

                From this marriage:

1.        Klaasje Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on January 1, 1745 (see III.1)

2.        Jan Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on July 23, 1747;  married in Oudehaske on March 12, 1780, with Geertje Harmens Beute;  he died in Haskerland on September 15, 1807;  parents of Harm, Harmen, Lammert, Geesjen, Geesjen, Klaas, Jan.

3.        Geesjen Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on April 27, 1749;  married in Oudehaske on August 12, 1776, with Hendrik Harmens Beute;  farmer and ‘veenbaas’;  died in Oudehaske on January 5, 1825;  she died in Haskerland on January 5, 1825, aged 75.

4.        Annigje Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on April 11, 1753;  died by 1761.

5.        Lambert Harments Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on February 20, 1757;  died in Oudehaske on February 20, 1817,  peatworker.

6.        Annigje Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on May 3, 1761, died by 1765.

7.        Annigje Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov.;  died young.

 

III.1         Harmen Berends Platte (Berger), baptized in Giethoorn on September 15, 1737;   married, likely in Steenwijk, Ov., on December 10, 1769 with Klaasje Harmens Zwier, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on January 1, 1745;  became veenworker and veenboss in Oudehaske by 1769;  died in Oudehaske between 1780 - 85;  after his death, Klaasje Harmens Zwier re-married with Tijmen Jacobs Luiken (Kloo, Cloo) (see CLOO GENEALOGY);  she died in Haskerland on February 17, 1819, aged 74.

                From this first marriage:

                   1.    Berend Harmens Berger, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on November 18, 1770

                          (see IV.1).

                   2.    Aaltjen Harmens Berger, born on December 22 and baptized on December 27,

                          1772, in Oudehaske; died by 1774.

                   3.    Aaltjen Harmens Berger, born on January 21 and baptized on February 6,

                          1774, in Oudehaske; married with Lukas Simons Klijnstra in St. Johannesga on

                          June 12, 1795; he was a veenboss in Rottum; she died in St. Johannesga on

                          September 27, 1826, aged 52, married; he died in Schoterland on December 16,

                          1828, aged 54, widower; parents of Jentje, Klaaske, Siemon, Harmke, Harmen.

                    4.   Harmen Harmens Berger, born on July 6 and baptized on August 1, 1776, in

                          Oudehaske.

                    5.   Margjen Harmens Berger, born April 21 and baptized on April 30, 1780, in

                          Oudehaske; married with Hendrik Jacobs Luk (Luik) in Oudehaske on May 22,

                          1803 (see CLOO GENEALOGY); living in Luxwoude, Langezwaag, in 1811; she

                          died on December 22, 1855, in Oudehaske, aged 75, widow; parents of Jakob,

                          Tymen, Harmen, Geugjen, Klaas, Albert

 

IV.1         Berend Harmens Berger, baptized in Steenwijk, Ov., on November 18, 1770;  died in Rottum on November 10, 1825, aged 53 (55);  married on December 15, 1805, in St. Johannesga with Geertje(n) Jans de Glee, born on March 6, 1783, in St. Johannesga and died in Rottum on September 7, 1831, aged 48 (see DE GLEE GENEALOGY);  occupation as veenworker and veenboss;  died soon after a major flood in 1825 ruined him.   

                From this marriage:

                1.      Jan Berends Berger, born on December 22, 1807, and baptized on January 10,

                         1808, in St. Johannesga; married with Antje Wopkes van der Zwaag in

                         Schoterland on September 12, 1841; occupation as labourer; farmer in

                         Rotsterhaule; she died in Schoterland on May 5, 1855, aged 46; he died in

                         Rottum on May 5, 1855, aged 47; children: Gaukjen, Gaukje, Berend, Wopke,

                         Berend.

                2.      Harmen Berends Berger, born on December 24, 1809, and baptized on January

                         21, 1810, in St. Johannesga; died in Leiden in a military hospital, while resident

                         in Rottum, on February 12, 1841.

                3.      Antje Berends Berger, born in St. Johannesga on February 16, 1812; first

                         marriage with Harm Willems Postma in Schoterland on July 21, 1839; second

                         marriage with Hessel Dubbelds Zijlstra in Schoteruitdijken on December 3,

                         1864; both husbands were farmers; she died on July 14, 1869, in

                         Schoteruitdijken; from the first marriage: Berend, Willem, Harmke, Geertje,

                         Geertje.

                  4.   Gerrit Berends Berger, born in St. Johannesga on January 27, 1814 (see V.1).

                  5.   Klaas Berends Berger, born in 1817 in St. Johannesga; died in Lippenhuizen

                        on November 21, 1898, aged 80, widower; married with Antje Rinzes Dragstra in

                        Opsterland on March 16, 1861; occupation as farm labourer.

                  6.    Harmke Berends Berger, born in Rottum on November 29, 1819; occupation as

                         maid;  died in Heerenveen on March 23, 1900, aged 81, unmarried; mother of

                         Geertje Berger.

                  7.    Yntske Berends Berger, born in Rottum on March 15, 1822; died in Rottum on

                         January 5, 1830, aged 8.

                  8.    Jentje Berends Berger, born in Rottum on December 31, 1824; married with

                         Hylkjen Wiebes Plantinga in Opsterland on April 30, 1863; occupation as

                         labourer; he died in Langezwaag on January 3, 1917, aged 93, married; she died

                         in Opsterland on December 6, 1917, aged 85, widow; parents of Geertje,

                         Douwe.  

 

V.1          Gerrit Berends Berger, born in St. Johannesga on January 27, 1814 (there was no birth registered;  date of birth declared at marriage);  first married in Bakhuizen, Gaasterland, on March 24, 1839, with Wytske Gerbens Waaijer, born in 1820 in Oudehaske, daughter of Gerben Krijns Waaijer and Grietje Jans Kleinstra;  she died in Nijegea, Hemelumer Oldeferd, on April 19, 1841, aged 21;  second marriage on April 17, 1842, in Hemelumer Oldefert, with Geertje Jacobs Cloo (Kloo), born in Oudehaske on November 13, 1822, (see CLOO GENEALOGY)  and died on September 22, 1864, aged 41;  she was his half first cousin (same grandmother:   Klaasje Harmens Zwier);  occupation as farm labourer and farmer;  he died in Akkrum on April 24, 1898, aged 84, widower.

                From this marriage:

1.        Geertje Gerrits Berger, born in Oudega, Hemelumer Oldefert, on August 31, 1842;  married with Marcus Harmens de Groot in Utingeradeel on November 18, 1866;  occupation as labourer;  she died in Terband on October 5, 1919, aged 67;  parents of Geertje, Marijke, Gerrit, Harmen, Antje, Tietje.

2.        Hylkje Gerrits Berger, born in Oudega, Hemelumer Oldefert on December 26, 1844; married in Utingeradeel on February 20, 1874, with Pieter Willems de Vries;. occcupation as labourer;  she died in Akkrum on May 3, 1924, aged 79, widow;  parents of Willem, Trijntje, Geertje, Gerrit, Jacobus. 

3.        Wytske Gerrits Berger, born in Oudehaske on January 20, 1847;  married with Andries Obbes de Jong in Haskerland on May 16, 1875;  she died in Oudehaske on July 8, 1907, aged 60, married;  parents of Fokje, Geertje, Wytske, Obbe, Gerrit, Duike;  son Obbe was the butcher in Oudehaske who is commemorated in the book about Oudehaske:  “Doen de baarch nog in de beam hong”;  grandmother of Siebold de Jong, born in 1910 who  lived in Brockville, Ontario.

4.       Jacob Gerrits Berger, born in Langezwaag on June 5, 1849 (see VI.1)

5.        Berend Gerrits Berger, born in Gersloot, Aengwirden, on July 8, 1851;  married with Doike Kooiman in Haskerland on May 14, 1876;  died in Oudehaske on August 9, 1941, aged 90, widower;  occupation as freight driver and merchant;  children:  Geertje, Hendrikje, Gerrit, Binze, Binze, Hielkje, Sjoeke, Jacob, Romke, Thymen.

6.        Tymen Gerrits Berger, born in Langezwaag on February 13, 1854;  died on January 8, 1943 in Oudehaske, aged 89;  married with Freerkje Willems Raadsveld in Joure on April 19, 1885;   occupation as labourer and farmer;  children:  Geertje, Willem, Gerrit, Berend.

7.        Antje Gerrits Berger;  born in Langezwaag on May 22, 1857;  died in Oudehaske on May 1, 1863, aged 5.

8.        Klaasje Gerrits Berger, born in Terband on December 30, 1859;  married with Hermanus Telgenhof in Haskerland on May 9, 1880;  occupation as carpenter;  lived in Haskerland and Aengwirden;  she died in Terband on March 18, 1895, aged 35, married;  parents of Antje, Geertje,Klaas, Wietske, Hendrikje, Gerrit;  he re-married in Aengwirden on April 16, 1898, with Fokjen Bosscher;  parents of Gerrit, Roelof.

 

VI.1         Jacob Gerrits Berger, born in Langezwaag on June 5, 1849;  died in Oudehaske on February 28, 1917, aged 67;  married in Haskerland on November 30, 1873, with Sibbeltje Luites Krikke, born on February 19, 1851, in Oudehaske, and died in Oudehaske on February 6, 1926,  aged 75 (see KRIKKE GENEALOGY);  occupation as farm labourer and farmer:  see photo.

                From this marriage:

1.        Gerrit Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on May 15, 1874;  died in Terband on March 11, 1930, aged 56;  married with Sietske Sietsma in Haskerland on May 18, 1899;  occupation as farmer.

2.        Luite Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on may 12, 1876;  died in Oudehaske on November 20, 1932, aged 56;  married with Hielkje Berends Berger in Oudehaske on May 12, 1926;  took over his parents' farm in Oudehaske;  parents of Sibbeltje.

3.        Minne Jacobs Berger,  born in Oudehaske on November 7, 1878;  died in Nijehaske on July 14, 1913, aged 45;  married with Jantje Jans Krikke in Haskerland on May 10, 1906;  occupation as farmer;  children:  Jacob, Jan, Minne Jan.

4.       Grietje Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on October 12, 1880 (see VII.1)

5.        Berend Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on June 22, 1883;  died in Amsterdam on May 27, 1958, aged 75.

6.        Geertje Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on February 14, 1886;  she died in Haskerhorne on January 11, 1932, aged 46;  married with Joost Tjebbes Dijkstra in Haskerland on May 6, 1909 (see DIJKSTRA GENEALOGY);   he re-married with K. Westerhof;  he died in Woudsend on January 15, 1966, aged 80;  parents of Sibbeltje (married with Hotze Brouwer of Haskerhorne and later with Auke Kraak;  died in Heerenveen on February 3, 1997, aged 86), Tjebbe, Akke (married with Marten Postma), Jacobje (Japke) (married with Sjoerd Zonneveld;  died in Joure on April 18, 1997, aged 75).

7.        Jan (John) Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on June 24, 1888;  immigrated to the United States;  arrived in Ellis Island, New York on March 20, 1913, on board the Potsdam;  first settled in Huntley and later Glasgow, Montana;   lived in Coos River, Oregon, in 1918;  member of the Seventh Day Adventist church;  farmer in Fairview, Peace River, Alberta;  died in Fairview in 1966, aged 78.

8.        Thiemen Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on February 11, 1890;  died in Bantega on March 13, 1943, aged 53;  married with Antje Volkens Huisman in Haskerland on May 15, 1913;  occupation as farmer;  children:  Jacob, Volken, Richtje

9.        Roelofje Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on June 2, 1892;  died in Legemeer on August 9, 1950, aged 58;  married with Meint Tjallings Postma on May 27, 1915;  occupation as farmer;  children:  Tjalling, Jacob, Pieter, Sibbeltje, Minne, Lize.

10.     Jacob Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on May 26, 1895;  married with Gelske Klazes Post in Schoterland on May 12, 1926;  he died in Oudehaske on May 23, 1973, aged 78;  she died in Joure on May 5, 1997;  occupation as farmer;  children:  Wietske, Sibbeltje, Klaas, Gerrit, Jacob, Elske.

 

VII.1        Grietje Jacobs Berger, born in Oudehaske on October 12, 1880;  died in Haskerhorne on November 21, 1957;  married in Haskerland on April 30, 1908, with Durk Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on July 31, 1879, and died in Bolsward on June 6, 1966 (see DIJKSTRA GENEALOGY).

                From this marriage:

1.        Tjebbe Durks Dijkstra, born in Adorp on June 4, 1909.

2.        Jakob Durks Dijkstra, born in Adorp on May 26, 1911.

3.        Akke Durks Dijkstra, born in Adorp on December 27, 1913;  died in Haskerhorne on January 19, 1919, aged 5.

4.        Gerrit Durks Dijkstra, born in Haskerhorne on July 5, 1916.

5.        Sibbeltje Durks Dijkstra, born in Haskerhorne on December 1, 1918;  married with Cornelius Bijlsma in Haskerhorne on May 6, 1943 (see BIJLSMA GENEALOGY)

 

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