My Earliest Post Family
earliest Post ancestor (at least that I can definately verify) is Marten Post born ca 1723 and who married Rebekka Krijgers in 1751 in Weesp. Marten's father was Harmen Post.
Frans van Kuik has constructed a Post family tree and uploaded it to Genealogie Online which
has been a great help for my Post family research.
Frans has done a great deal of work and has estabished a
tree. I have searched, and generally found, most/all of the
birth, marriage, death and burial information that Frans refers
to plus a little more :-). There are other Post family trees on Ancestry.com and other
places with similar information. However, all of these family
trees include additional Post family members who I cannot verify as
Pieter Harmenz (Post), born ca1659 m. Sosanna (Sannetje) Dirks, 1684, Weesp, NL
Harmen Pietersz (Post), baptised 14 October 1696 m. Willemijntje van Wassenberg, 2 Nov 1718, Weesp, NL
Marten Pieters (Post), born 1723
m. Rebekka Krijgers
and this Marten is the ancestor for the rest of the Post family in Weesp.
family trees suggest that Harmen Pietersz Post and Willemijntje van
Wassenberg are the parents of Marten Pieters Post. I have a baptism for
Marten Pieters (no 'z') with father Harmen Pieters and mother
Willemina. This seems to be the Marten (Post) born 1723 that others
have in their tree. I have also found other children baptised with
these parents in the 1720s. The mother's name is alternately
Willemina and Willemijntje - certainly the same person.
My problem with this scenario is that the surname Post
does not appear on any of the documentation I have found - not for the baptism
of Harmen Pietersz or on the marriage of Harmen Pietersz and
Willemijntje van Wassenberg or the baptism of Marten Pieters.
Harmen (Pietersz or Harmenz?) 1696 baptism entry, Netherlands Reformed Church, Weesp - son of Pieter Harmenz
Only the forename Harmen is noted. The father is Pieter Harmenz, mother is Sannetje Dirks - no mention of Post.
Harmenz Pietersz & Willemijntje van Wassenberg marriage impost, Netherlands Reformed Church, Weesp
If Harmen Pietersz is in fact the father of Marten, why isn't the Post name visible in this entry?
Marten Piesters baptism on 10 June 1723. Again no mention of Post.
As much as I have searched in the Weesp Netherlands Reformed Church baptism records available via FamilySeach.org,
I cannot find a "Marten Post" baptism in 1723 in Weesp or for 10 years
either side. Maybe he was born and baptised elsewhere and moved to
So, for now, I will start with "Marten Post born ca1723, place unknown". There is evidence that his
father's name was Harmen - Harmen Post is noted as Marten's father and made his "mark" on Marten's Banns entry - see below.
There is a burial entry for a Harmen Post on 8 February 1775 in
Weesp. This could be Marten's father and if so, would have been
born ca 1700. Again, no mention of Harmenz or Pietersz in the entry.
Willemijntje van Wassenberg was noted as the witness at the baptisms of
Marten Post's first two sons, Harmen in 1753 and Anthonie in 1755[3,4]. There is likely to be a connection - I wish I could establish it with certainty!
Marten Post b1723 marriage Banns, Netherlands Reformed Church, Weesp
His father is noted as Harmen. The Post surnam is clearly visible