DE VRIES GENEALOGY

 

I.1            Sybe Durks, from Joure, married with Idske Sjoerts,  from Joure, on February 13, 1729, in Joure.  (There is an unsubstantiated belief that the father of Sjoerd Sijbes was a sea captain in Workum.)

                From this marriage:

                1.    Sjoerd Sijbes, born in Joure in 1733(?)

 

I.2            Claas (Klaas) Sickes (Sikkes), from Joure;  married with Baukjen Sijtses from Broek, on September 4, 1729, in Joure or Broek.  In the 1749 tax census, he was listed as a wealthy farmer in Broek with taxes of 50-0-0, with 2 children over 12 and 2 under 12.

                From this marriage:

                1.  Fetje Klazes, born in 1735 in Broek (see II.1)

 

II.1          Sjoerd Sijbes, born in Joure in 1733 (?); married in Joure in the Hervormde Church with Fetje Klazes on January 25, 1759; he was identified as from Joure; she was born in 1735; profession as fisherman and farmer; he owned a farm in Broek as of 1765;  she died on December 28, 1777, in Broek;  he died in Broek on April 8, 1781.

                From this marriage:

1.        Klaas Sjoerds, likely born in Broek;  married Antje Sijtses from Joure in the Hervormde Church in Joure on March 18, 1787.

2.        Baukje Sjoerds, likely born in Broek;  married Tjebbe Watzes Dijkstra  from Scharren in the Hervormde Church in Joure on March 18, 1787;  she died in Broek on December 26, 1801 (see DIJKSTRA GENEALOGY).

3.        Sijbe Sjoerds, likely born in Broek;  married Grietje Jacobs from Sneek in the Hervormde Church in Goingarijp-Broek on June 1, 1794.

4.        Durk Sjoerds de Vries, born in Broek on January 11, 1776 (see III.1).

 

III.1         Durk Sjoerds de Vries, born in Broek on January 11, 1776;  married in Joure in the Mennonite Church on March 29, 1801,with Akke Tjittes van der End (see VAN DER END GENEALOGY), born on March 12 and baptixed on March 17, 1776, in Uitwellingerga;  she had first been married with Pieter Klazes from Broek, in Joure, on June 25, 1797;  she died in Doniawerstal on December 11, 1833, aged 57;  occupation as farmer;  family was Mennonite in religion for a period;  at death, member of Hervormde Church;  she died in Doniawerstal on December 11, 1833, aged 57;   he died in Broek on April 23, 1863, aged 87.

                From this marriage:

1.        Fettje (Tietje) Durks de Vries, born in Broek on November 7, 1801;  married with Jochum Uilkes van der Kooy in Doniawerstal on July 4, 1825;  died in St. Nicolaasga on August 8, 1826, aged 25;  occupation as farmer.

2.        Meintje Durks de Vries, born in Broek on November 19, 1802;  married with Romke Kornelis Romkema on July 11, 1824 in Joure;  died in Broek on August 14, 1853, aged 50, married;  occupation as farmer;.  parents of  Dirk, Trijntje, Akke, Akke, Akke, Akke, Durk, Fettje.

3.        Sjoerd Durks de Vries, born in Broek on June 10, 1804; occupation as farmer;  first marriage with Johanna Reins Bergsma in Doniawerstal on June 22, 1827;  parents of Durk, Rein, Waling;  re-married with Aukjen Wouters Schaap in Doniawerstal on November 2, 1833;  parents of Pieter, Ate, Akke, Wouter, Fetze, Aaltje;  died in Broek on June 12, 1875, aged 71;  she died in Doniawerstal on March 4, 1885, aged 82, widowed.

4.        Tjitte Durks de Vries, born in Broek on February 16, 1806;  died in Broek on February 28, 1806.

5.        Tjitte Durks de Vries, born in Broek on February 17, 1807;  married with Geertje Doekles Douma in Doniawerstal on May 7, 1841;  died in Broek on October 4, 1882, aged 75;  occupation as farmer;  parents of Durk, Durk, Antje, Doekele, Fettje.

6.        Klaaske Durks de Vries;  born in Broek on June 15, 1809;  died in Broek on Septebmer 8, 1809.

7.        Klaas Durks de Vries, born in Broek on December 11,1810;  died in Broek on July 23, 1890, aged 79;  married with Neeltje Tjittes van der Hoek in Joure on May 19, 1833;  parents of Fetje Klazes de Vries, born in Broek on July 16, 1843 and of son Tjitte;  occupation as farmer, initially in Snikzwaag and later for 40 years in Broek; member of  the township council;  forefather of the remaining de Vries families on farms in Broek;  parents of Akke, Tetje, Hette, Sjoerd, Geertje. 

8.        Pieter Durks de Vries, born in Broek on January 29, 1812;  died on September 5, 1812, aged 29 weeks.

9.        Pieter Durks de Vries, born in Broek on February 12, 1813 (see IV.1).

10.     Sijbe (Siebe) Durks de Vries, born in Broek on May 9, 1814, died on September 11, 1814, aged 18 weeks.

11.     Jitske Durks de Vries;  born in Broek on February 17, 1816;  married with Wiebe Sipkes Sipkema in Doniawerstal on May 19, 1837;  occupation as farmer and butcher; she died in Broek on March 11, 1907, aged 91;  occupation as butcher;  parents of Sipke, Afke, Durk, Durk, Joost, Antje, Anne, Fetze, Yke, Ate.

12.     Sijbe Durks de Vries, born in Broek on September 6, 1818; died in Broek on August 15, 1819, aged 11 months.

13.     Sijbe Durks de Vries;  born in Broek on December 18, 1820;  married with Antje Hotzes Brouwer in Doniawerstal on April 25, 1845;  died in Joure on June 20, 1904, aged 83;  occupation as farmer;  parents of Hotze, Akke, Sjoerd, Trijntje.

 

IV.1         Pieter Durks de Vries, born in Broek on February 12, 1813;  died in Broek on November 8, 1872, aged 59;  married in Doniawerstal on May 7, 1841, with Marijke Thomas Engelsma (see ENGELSMA GENEALOGY);  occupation as farmer, initially in Langweer and later in Broek:  see photo.

                From this marriage:

1.        Lolkjen Pieters de Vries, born in Broek on September 11, 1843;  married in Doniawerstal with Minne Jacobs de Jong on October 27, 1866;  he died in Oudehaske on September 1, 1914, aged 75;  she died in Joure on August 10, 1924, aged  80;  occupation as merchant (koopman);  parents of Geeske, Geeske, Maria, Trijntje, Trijntje, Pietertje, Jacobje, Jacob, Jacob.

2.        Durk Pieters de Vries, born in Broek on March 24, 1845;  married with Hantje Wouters Bakker in Doniawerstal on May 8, 1870;  died in Oldeboorn on April 8, 1928, aged 83;  she died in Oldeboorn on September 8, 1934, aged 90;  occupation as farmer;  parents of Maijke, Antje, Pieter, Wouter, Sjoerd, Lolkjen, Pier, Akke, Ids.

3.        Akke Pieters de Vries, born in Broek on August 4, 1850 (see V.1).

4.        Jeltje Pieters de Vries, born in Broek on December 18, 1854;  married in Doniawerstal on November 30, 1877 with Joost Fokkes Dijkstra (see DIJKSTRA GENEALOGY);  she died in Broek on July 3, 1896, aged 31;  occupation as farmer;  parents of Jantje.

 

V.1          Akke Pieters de Vries, born in Broek on August 4, 1850;  married in Broek on December 5, 1872, with Tjebbe Fokkes Dijkstra (see DIJKSTRA GENEALOGY);   she died in Haskerhorne on December 21, 1932;    he died in Haskerhorne on September 28, 1915, aged 66, and both are buried in Joure

                From this marriage:

1.        Fokke Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on November 13, 1873;  married in Utingeradeel on May 10, 1900, with Ymkje Hofstra , daughter of Hotse Harmens Hofstra and Wytske Atses Dijkstra;  lived in Lippenhuizen/Gorredijk area; she died in Opsterland on November 6, 1929, aged 54, married.

2.        Pieter Durk Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on April 18, 1876;  married in Utingeradeel on May 2, 1901, with Anna Bottema;  died on January 27, 1972 in Oldeboorn, aged 96;  Mennonite.

3.       Durk Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on March 5, 1878;  died in Broek on May 13, 1878.

4.        Durk Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on July 31, 1879;  married with Grietje Jacobs Berger.

5.        Klaas Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on November 11, 1880;  married in Utingeradeel on May 10, 1906, with Frederica (Rieke) Cornelia.de Mars (Oldeboorn), daughter of Wybe Jans de Mars and Maria Louisa Piersma;  she died in Utingeradeel on July 24, 1931, aged 51, married.

6.        Jantje Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Broek on March 9, 1882, died in Leeuwarden on November 28, 1904, aged 22..

7.       Maria Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Wymbritseradeel on September 15, 1883;  married with Jan Meijer in Utingeradeel on May 11, 1905;  died in Drachten on January 3, 1953, aged 69.

8.        Joost Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Hemelumer Oldeferd on August 7, 1885;  married with Geertje Jacobs Berger in Haskerland on May 6, 1909;  died in Woudsend on January 15, 1966, aged 80;  parents of Sibbeltje (married with Hotze Brouwer of Haskerhorne and later with Auke Kraak), Tjebbe, Akke., Jacobje.  (NB:  Hotze Brouwer was shot by the Germans because of his involvement with the resistance and the hiding of weapons dropped over Fryslân during the war:  see the stories under Links.)

9.       Hette Tjebbes Dijkstra, born in Baarderadeel on June 12, 1993;  married with Bontje Lautenbach in Haskerland on May 18, 1917.

 

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