Monday, July 5, 2010

Amenuensis Monday: Children Lodewijk Wesselo and Elizabeth Lubach

I'm joining in Amenuensis Monday, the weekly blogging theme hosted by John Newark of Transylvanian Dutch Genealogy. I will transcribe and translate documents, the transcriptions will go directly into my genealogy database and the translations will be posted here. The translations will be in modern language with modern spelling, as it's hard enough to translate already!

My current project is the Wesselo family documents of the generations I am researching this year. I'm starting with Lodewijk Wesselo, the eldest son of the second marriage of Hendrik Wesselo, and his wife Elisabeth Lubach.


Lodewijk and Elisabeth had three children, a son Hendrik who died seven days after he was born, a stillborn son and a daughter named Antje. Antje was the only one of the three children who lived to adulthood. She stayed single and died on 19 October 1986 in Rotterdam.

Today I’ve transcribed and translated the birth and death certificates of Lodewijk and Elisabeth’s children, in as far as they are available to the public. Italics are handwritten, the rest is printed.

Birth Certificate Hendrik Wesselo

In the year nineteen hundred on the twenty-third of the month April appeared before us, civil servant of the municipal registry of Voorschoten Lodewijk Wesselo, old twenty-four years, with the profession goldsmith living here, who has stated that on the twenty-first of the month April of this year in the afternoon at half past one hours, in this town in the house quarter A number nine a was born a child of the male sex, from his wife Elisabeth Lubach without profession living in his own house, which shall be named: Hendrik
This statement was made in the presence of Hendrik Wesselo, old fifty-nine years, with the profession silversmith, and of Dirk Lubach, old sixty years, with the profession silversmith, living both here
After reading it out loud this certificate was signed by us with the appearer and the witnesses

Notes:
1. Hendruk Wesselo is the father of Lodewijk
2. Dirk Lubach is the father of Elisabeth

Death Certificate Hendrik Wesselo

In the year nineteen hundred on the twenty-eight of the month April appeared before us, civil servant of the municipal registry of Voorschoten: Lodewijk Wesselo, old twenty-four years, with the profession goldsmith living here father of the hereafter named deceased and Hendrik Wesselo, old fifty-nine years, with the profession goldsmith living here grandfather of the deceased, who stated that on the twenty-eight of the month April of this year, in the afternoon at seven hours, in this town in the house quarter A number nine a has died Hendrik Wesselo, old seven days, with the profession without, born and living here son of the first appearer and of Elisabeth Lubach without profession living here
After reading aloud this certificate was signed by us with the appearers

Notes
1. The profession goldsmith given for Hendrik Wesselo is probably a mistake by the clerk who filled in the certificate. All other sources state that Hendrik was a silversmith, including the birth certificate given out not seven days before. Since Lodewijk is a goldsmith, the error is easily made.

Death Certificate NN Wesselo

In the year nineteen hundred and one on the ninth of the month October appeared before us, civil servant of the municipal registry of Voorschoten: Lodewijk Wesselo, old twenty-five years, with the profession goldsmith living here and Huibert van Kooij, old fifty-three years, with the profession state policeman living here, who stated that on the eight of the month October of this year, in the afternoon at one hours, in this town in the house quarter A number twelve has given birth to a child of the male sex Elisabeth Lubach, with the profession without and living here wife of the first appearer which child they declare stillborn
After reading aloud this certificate was signed by us with the appearers

Notes:
1. Between the death of Hendrik and the birth of their stillborn son, they either moved from number 9a to 12, or the houses in the quarter were re-numbered. To know this for sure, a visit to the land office is needed.
2. There’s a side note about the approval of the crossing out of the pre-printed text that was adapted to the declaring of a stillborn.

Birth Certificate Antje Wesselo

In the year nineteen hundred and two on the third of the month November appeared before us, civil servant of the municipal registry of Voorschoten Lodewijk Wesselo, old twenty-six years, with the profession goldsmith living here, who has stated that on the first of the month November of this year in the afternoon at half past seven hours, in this town in the house quarter A number twelve was born a child of the female sex, from his wife Elisabeth Lubach without profession living in his own house, which shall be named: Antje
This statement was made in the presence of Hendrik Wesselo, old sixty-two years, with the profession silversmith, and of Dirk Lubach, old sixty-two years, with the profession silversmith, living both here
After reading it out loud this certificate was signed by us with the appearer and the witnesses approving the crossing out of the word fourth

Notes:
1. The word crossed out fourth was written in front of the word third.

Sources:

1. Hendrik Wesselo entry, Geboorteakte, BS Voorschoten: Akte Jaar 1900 Nummer 25, Digitale Stamboom Regionaal Archief Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland.
2. Hendrik Wesselo entry, BS Voorschoten Overlijdensakte, Akte Jaar 1900 Nummer 12, Digitale Stamboom Regionaal Archief Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland.
3. NN Wesselo entry, BS Voorschoten Overlijdensakte, Akte Jaar 1901 Nummer 26, Digitale Stamboom Regionaal Archief Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland.
4. Antje Wesselo entry, Geboorteakte, BS Voorschoten: Akte Jaar 1902 Nummer 72, Digitale Stamboom Regionaal Archief Leiden, Leiden, Zuid-Holland.

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