8 September 1823, Weesp, North Holland, Netherlands
probably, the Roman Catholic Church, Weesp
7 January 1873, Amsterdam, North Holland, NL
Alida Maria Post
Alida was born the 6th child of Anthonie and Trijntje Coenders. Alida's grandfather, Harmen Post was a witnes on her birth certificate.
At the age of 28 years, Alida fell pregnant. Her first child,
Anthonius was born on 21 February 1852 in Weesp. Anthonius'
father is unknown since Alida did not disclose his name on Anthonius'
Alida was unemployed at the time and was living in a house on the Hammerdijk in Weesp when Anthonius was born.
from Alida's marriage certificate
from Alida Maria's birth certificate
Alida is mentioned in the Amsterdam Inhabitants Register in 1852 living
at a house on the Kloveniersburgwal. She was working as a Domestic Servant, probably for the Reijnvaan family. Her religion is noted as Roman Catholic
(the Reijnvaan family were Dutch Reformed). We don't know when
she left Weesp for Amsterdam. Her son, Anthonius, is not
mentioned so perhaps she left him with her parents?
She left the Reijnvaan family on 23 October 1852 went to work for the
Van der Feen family at their house on the Prinsengracht also as a Domesic Servant. She is noted as unmarried and of the Roman Catholic
faith. Again, there is no mention of young Anthonius. Alida
left this family on 29 April 1853. Why did she stay such a short
time? Where did she go to?
Marriage in Weesp
On 7 May 1857, Alida married Johannes Bernardus Hofmans
in Weesp. They declared their Intention to Marry (Afkondingen) on 19 April and again on 26 April. Johannes worked as a Tanner's Servant (maybe Apprentice) and Alida worked as a Domestic Servant[22,23].
Johannes was born 5 April 1804 and baptised at the
Roman Catholic Church in Delfshaven, Zeeland. His parents were
Johannes Hofmans and Geertruij de Winter. Johannes' surname is also found as Hoffman and Hoffmans
Johannes Bernardus Hofmans baptism entry
Johannes had previously married Rosa Johanna Maria Corti(e) on 26
March 1829 in Middleburg, Zeeland, NL. Rosa was born ca 1799 in
Middleburg, Zeeland and her parents were Franciscus Corti and Elizabeth
van den Broeke. Johannes and Maria had, at least,
4 children - Johanna Pieternella Hoffmans (1829-?), Petronella Hendrika
Hoffmans (1830-1830), Johannes Hendrikus Matthijs Hoffmans (1831-?) and
Agnes Elizabeth Dorothea Hoffmans (1833-1833). In
1849, Johannes, Rosa and their daughter, Johanna Pieternella, were
living at the Oudergracht 112 in Weesp. Johannes worked as a Tanner. The family was Roman Catholic.
Johannes was aged 53 years and (Alida was only 33) when they married
and Alida was heavily pregnant with their first child who was born only
2½ months later[6,9].
from Alida and Johannes marriage certificate
When their first child, Rosa, was born in July 1857, Alida and Johannes
lived in a house on the Kerkstraat in Weesp.
In 1858, they lived
on the Nieuwestraat but in 1863 they had moved back to (same or different
house?) on the Kerkstraat.
By 1867 the family had moved to
Amsterdam. Johannes still worked as a Tanner and they lived at
the Looijerdwarstraat 341[9,11,13].
does appear to exist now, but there is a section
in the Jordaan with a number of similarly named streets......maybe they
lived here? Could the street have been incorectly entered on the
Alida died on 7 January 1873 at a hospice/hospital on the Achterburgwal. Her home is stated as Looijersdwarstraat 341.
At this time, nothing more is known about Johannes Hofman's later
life or when or where he died.
from the internet
Children of Alida Maria Post and Johannes Bernardus Hof(f)mans
1. Rosa Johanna Maria Hofmans.
Rosa wa clearly named after Johannes' first wife. She was born on
28 July 1857 in Weesp but died only 4 years later on 2 January 1861 in
2. Johannes Matthijs Hofmans.
Johannes was born on 22 December 1858 in Weesp. We don't know
much about Johannes other than he died in Horst, Limburg, NL on 16
March 1909 aged just 50 years and he was without employment[11,12].
3. Johannes Jacobus Hofmans. This Johannes was born on 28 October 1863 in Weesp. Nothing more is known.
4. Johanna Catharina Hofmans. Johanna was born on 23 May 1867 at her parents house at Looijerdwarstraat 341 in Amsterdam.
from Johanna's birth certificate
On 23 December 1898, Johhana gave birth to a son, Franciscus George
Johannes Hoffmans. Francisus was born at the Amsterdam Stedelijk
Vrouwen Kliniek (State Women's Clinic). Johanna worked as a Seamstress
at the time. When Johanna married Johan Bechtle in March 1899, he
declared that he was a father of the child. Frans used the
Johanna married Johan Heinrich August Cornelis Bechtle
on 16 March 1899 in Amsterdam. Johan was born on 3 March 1863 in
Oudshoorn, NL. His parents were August Frederik George Bechtle
and Pieternella Catharina Diks. No occupations are stated on
Johanna and Johan's marriage certificate[16,17].
4.1 Franciscus George Johannes Hoffmans/Bechtle
was born on 23 December 1898 in Amsterdam. He married Margrita de
Bock on 17 June 1920 in Amsterdam. Frans worked as a Bookkeeper
at the Rijksverzekeringsbank in Amsterdam and Margrita was
unemployed. Margrita's parents were Willem de Bock and Margrita
van Harle. Margrita was born in Amsterdam on 26 October 1900[15,18,19].
4.2 Johan Heinrich August Cornelis Bechtle was born on 1 August 1900 in Amsterdam. He married Lambertha van den Akker on 17 March 1927 in Amsterdam. Lambertha was born ca 1906 in Amsterdam.
4.3 Catharina Johanna Bechtle was born ca 1903 in Amsterdam. She married Adrianus Anthonius van Velzen on 24 April 1924 in Amsterdam.
4.4 Antonius Johannes Bechtle was born ca 1906 in Amsterdam. He married Engelina Johanna Maria van der Linden on 13 October 1932 in Amsterdam.