Hendrika Anthonetta Reemer was born 10 August 1870 in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands to Cornelius Reemer (1830-1912) and Johanna van den Eijkhof (1840-1899) and died December 1958 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands of unspecified causes. She married Johannes Thomas Adrianus Rooijers (1858-1933) 15 April 1896 in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands.

Early Life

Hendrika Anthonetta Reemer was born on 10 August 1870 in Haarlem. Her parents were Cornelius Reemer (1830-1912), a labourer and Johanna van den Eijkhof (1840-1899). Hendrika was named after her paternal grandmother, Hendrika Antoonica Rijstenborg (1808-1878). In her later years Hendrika Rijstenborg lived in Haarlem with her husband Willem de Graaf (1811-1884). Hendrika's other grandmother, Anna Jacoba Brussé (1812-1888) also lived in Haarlem. Her husband was Joannes van den Eijkhof (1808-1867), who had died a few years before Hendrika was born.

Hendrika was the third of seven children. Her siblings were Cornelis Willem (1868-?), Johannes (1869-1869), Willem (1871-1871), Anna Jacoba (1873-1888), Dirk (1876-1876) and Huberta (1877-?). There was also a lifeless child born on 15 November 1866.

Johanna died on 19 November 1899 aged 59; Cornelius then worked as a gravedigger and died on 1 March 1912 aged 81.


Hendrika married Johannes Thomas Adrianus Rooijers (1858-1933) on 15 April 1896. Johannes, twelve years Hendrika's senior, was a recent widower. With his first wife Catharina Muller (1858-1895), he had a daughter who died in infancy and two surviving sons. Hendrika became the stepmother to Johan Hendrik Rooijers (1881-1909) and Hendrik Johannes Rooijers (1890-1953). In their first three years of marriage, Hendrika and Johannes had three children of their own. Twelve years after their third child, they had their final child, a son.


Offspring of Hendrika Anthonetta Reemer and Johannes Thomas Adrianus Rooijers (1858-1933)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Cornelis Johannes Rooijers (1897-) 27 February 1897 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands Elisabeth Reijnders (1901-)
Hubertha Rooijers (1898-) 31 May 1898 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands Hendrikus Bernardus Willebrord Beune (1894-)
Johanna Catharina Rooijers (1899-) 6 September 1899 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Johannes Hendrik Rooijers (1911-1990) 22 April 1911 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands 29 September 1990 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands Marchien Overmars (1916-1981)

Later Life

Johannes and Hendrika were married for thirty-seven years. Johannes died in Haarlem on 7 June 1933 aged 75. Hendrika was a widow for twenty-five years. She passed away in late December 1958 aged 88.



Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • Birth certificate as shown above
  • Born at 9am, birth registered by father later that day
₪ Wedding

Father: Hendrik Johannes Rooijers, house painter, living in Haarlem

Mother: Maria Hendrika Hollee, no occupation, living in Haarlem

Bride: Hendrika Anthonetta Reemer, 25, no occupation, living in Haarlem

Father: Cornelius Reemer, labourer, living in Haarlem

Mother: Johanna van den Eijkhof, no occupation, living in Haarlem

Witnesses: Johannes Winnubst, 33, carpenter and Hubertus Martinus Voskuijl, 24, tailor (cousins of Johannes); Johannes van der Wijde, 39, house painter and Willem Daniel Roosdorp, 47, merchant (know Johannes and Hendrika), all living in Haarlem.

¶ Death
  • A death for Hendrika A. Reemer was registered on 29 December 1958 in Haarlem, North Holland.