Johannes Vesters 1781-1834) was born 30 September 1781 in Nieuwkuijk, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands to Jacobus Vesters (1739-) and Christina van Gemert (1751-1827) and died 5 December 1834 Drunen, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands of unspecified causes. He married Anna van Delft (1785-1859) 9 May 1811 in Drunen, North Brabant, Netherlands.



Johannes Vesters was born on 30 September 1781 in Nieuwkuijk near Helvoirt, in States-Brabant (one of the generality countries and included about the current province of Noord-Brabant), United Provinces of the Netherlands. Godparents were Cornelius van Duppen en Maria van Broeckhoven. Hè was Son of Jacobus Vesters (1739-) and Christina van Gemert (1751-1827).


The ancestors of Johannes.

Duchy of Brabant in 1477

Historical context
Brabant of the States (Dutch: Staats-Brabant) was the northern part of the Duchy of Brabant, most of the present province of North Brabant. The Generality Lands (dutch: Generaliteitslanden) were about one fifth of the territories of the Dutch Republic or United Provinces of the Netherlands and were directly governed by the States-General of the Netherlands (Dutch: States-General).

Unlike the seven provinces Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, Overijssel, Friesland and Groningen, these territories were not represented in the central government. From an economic point of view, they were exploited with heavy taxes and levies. As one author puts it: "Back in the Dutch lap, these so-called Generality countries were for a long time governed as a sort of internal colonies, in which Catholics were seen as second-class citizens."
. In 1795, Staats-Brabant passed into Bataafs-Brabant, which in 1796 became an equivalent province with autonomous status to the Batavian Republic.


Johannes married at the age of 29 9 May 1811 in Drunen with Anna, 25 years old.


Offspring of Johannes Vesters and Anna van Delft (1785-1859)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jeanne (1812-)
Johanna Vesters (1812-1835)
Cornelia Vesters (1814-)
Christiaan Vesters (1816-1894) 20 January 1816 Drunen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands 6 October 1894 Loon op Zand, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Adriana van Oijen (1818-1901)
Wilhelmina Vesters (1818-1906)
Arnoldina Vester (1821-1899)
Jozephus Vesters (1824-1874)
Franciscus Vesters (1827-1907)


The descendants of Johannes.


Johannes died on 5 May 1834 in Drunen, at the age of 52 years. Anna would passed away years later in 1859 in The Netherlands, about 74 years old.


  • 1781 born
  • 1811 married Anna
  • 1816 son Christiaan born
  • 1818 daughter Wilhelmina born
  • 1821 son Arnoldus born
  • 1834 passed away

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‡ General
Ω Birth
₪ Wedding
¶ Death