Agatha Sara Roosen (b 1799)

Johannes Theodorus Rosen & Antonia Maria Peeters

8 October 1799 Harderwijk, Gelderland, NL[1]

17 April 1817
Munster, Northwest-Rheinland, Germany[43]
Christoffel Antonius (Anton) Kremer/Cremer[2,3,4,43]
ca 1793
Waltrop, Germany


Agatha Sara was baptised at the Harderwijk Catholic Church on 8 October 1799.

It appears that she was named after her Aldenhoven aunt (Maria Agatha, already deceased) and her Godmother, Hyatha Sara Hendriksen. 

Anton Kremer was born in Waltrop, Germany ca 1793[12].

So how did Agatha and Anton get together?  Did Anton go to Harderwijk for work or did Agatha go to Waltrop or Munster?

Agatha and Anton Kremer were married in Munster, Germany on 17 April 1817.  Agatha's father, Johannes Theodorus, was present[43]. Agatha was just 18 year old and already pregnant with their first child, Theodora Antonia who was born later that year in October[2].  

Why did they marry in Munster?  Had Anton's parents moved there beforehand?  Why not Harderwijk?  Perhaps because Agatha was pregnant - best to be out of the limelight?

When Theodora was born in Harderwijk, Anton’s occupation was noted as Carpentry Joiner[2].  When their second daughter was born in 1819, Anton was working as a Cabinetmaker[3].  Is it possible that he worked for Agatha Sara’s father, Johannes Theodorus?

Some time around 1821, the family moved to Waltrop, Germany.  Their daughter, Maria Francisca (1821) and sons, Anton (1825) and Fredrich (1831), were born there.

Waltrop, Germany

We don't know exactly when the family returned to Harderwijk but they are not mentioned in the 1830 Census[5] since it was after February 1831 (when son, Fredrich was born in Waltrop) and before August 1832 (when daughter, Maria Francisca died in Hardwerwijk)[11,28].  Anton was still working as a Carpentry Joiner in Harderwijk in 1834 and 1836 when their next two sons were born.  At that  time, the family was living in the Hondengaatstraat 423[4]

The name Hondengaatstraat translates as dog's arsehole street and was so named
because under the original town hall  (located on the south-east corner),
was an awful cellar prison - a real hole!

They were not mentioned in the 1840 Census[6].  It appears that around 1837 they moved again back to Germany.  Their next two sons, Friedrich Wilhelm (1838) and and Theodor Philipp Henrich (1840) were both born in Munster, Northwest-Rheinland, Germany.

When their son, Anton was married in 1851 in Amsterdam and for a second time in Zwolle in 1859, Anton Senior stated his profession as Piano Maker and that he and Agatha Sara lived in Munster[33,8]

It appears that although some of the children made their home in the Netherlands, Agatha Sara and Anton Snr lived out their days in Germany.


Children of Agatha Sara Roosen

9 children have been found.

1.  Theodora Antonia Kremer was born 20 October 1817 in Harderwijk, Gelderland, NL and was baptised at the Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church on the same day[2,9].  It is not known what became of her.

Theodora Antonia's birth certificate

Theodora Antonia's baptsim entry

Antonia Agnes Kremer was born 22 January 1819 in Harderwijk and baptised the same day at the Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church[3,10].

Antonia Angenes' birth certificate

Antonia Angenes' baptism entry

Antonia married married Franz Joseph Busse on 8 November 1853 in the Saint Ludgeri Catholic Church in Munster, Northwest-Rheinland, Germany[43].  Franz was baptised on 18 November 1821 at the Catholic Church in Brakel, Westfalen, Germany[43].  His parents were Friedrich Busse and Elisabeth Wies(e)mann[34,43].  Antonia and Franz lived in Ostbreven when their two children were born.

Antonia and Franz had, at least, 2 children:-

2.1  Josephina Louise Gertrudis Busse was born on 10 June 1854 and baptised on 12 June at Saint Ambrosius Catholic Church in Ostbreven, Westfalen, Germany.  Josephina lived for less than one year and died on 22 May 1855 in Ostbreven[34,43].

2.2  Carl Franz Joseph Busse was born on 1 November 1855 and baptised on 5 November at Saint Ambrosius Catholic Church in Ostbreven, Westfalen, Germany.  Carl Franz lived only 6 months and died on 13 May 1856 in Ostbreven[34,43].

3.  Maria Francisca Kremer was born on 27 May 1821 in Waltrop Germany and died in Harderwijk on 28 August 1832[11].  According to her death certificate, Anton was working as a Cabinetmaker and he and Agatha Sara were living in Harderwijk at the time of Maria Francisca's death.  She was only 11 years old.

4.  Anton Cremer was born 13 August 1825, Waltrop, Germany[12,26].

From his death certificate

Anton came to Harderwijk from Waltrop with his parents sometime before 1832[11].  As a yong man, Anton probably moved to and from Germany with his parents before he met his first wife.  Anton's first marriage was to Maria Hendrika Petronella van Wezep on 17 April 1851 in Amsterdam[33].  Maria Hendrika was born in Amsterdam on 10 August 1827 and died in Zwolle on 28 December 1857[7,30]
They had 4 children.

For sometime up to 29 April 1851, Anton, Maria and their first son, Christoph Anton were living at Warmoesstraat 419, in Amsterdam[26].  Anton's occupation was noted as Piano Tuner.  His religion was stated as Roman Catholic but Maria and Christoph Anton's religion was stated as Netherlands Reformed.  17 other people are recorded as living at this address so it was quite crowded!

From May 1851 until April 1852, the family lived at Zeedijk 112[27].  Anton was still working as a Piano Tuner and now a certain Fredrich Cremer (born 1831 in Waltrop, Germany) was also living with them - presumed to be a younger brother.  For a period of only 3 months, until 7 July 1852, the family lived at Rozengracht 152[28].  Anton's profession has changed to Piano Maker.  Fredrich Cremer was still living with them.

After staying at Noorderkerkstraat 13 for only 9 days, the family is recorded having left Amsterdam for Enschede on 16 July 1852[29].  Fredrich was not recorded at this address.  Sometime before April 1853, the family moved to Zwolle where the next three Cremer children were born.

After Maria Hendrika's death in 1857, Anton married a second time to Pieternella Elizabeth van Malsen on 11 August 1859 in Zwolle[8].  Anton was then working as a Piano Maker in Zwolle.  Pieternella  was born on 10 December 1827 in Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, NL and her parents were Arie van Malsen and Pieternella de Bondt[35].  Pieternella was already a widow twice over.  Her first husband was Hendrik Oldemans and her second was Hendrik van der Wildt.  Pieternella died on 6 May 1900 in Zwolle[36].

Anton died in Zwolle on 23 May 1906[12].

Children of Anton Cremer and Maria Hendrika Petronella van Wezep:-

4.1  Christoph Anton Cremer was born on 9 February 1851 in Amsterdam[32]

His birth certificate stated his surname as "van Wezep" but later Anton Cremer
declared that he was the father.

Nothing more is known.

4.2  Joseph Cremer was born on 29 April 1853 in Zwolle[19].  He died very shortly after birth on 4 May 1853[31].

4.3  Joseph Cremer was born on 10 June 1854 in Zwolle[21].  Nothing more is known.

4.4  Agatha Sara Cremer was born on 8 September 1856 in Zwolle[13].

from Agatha Sara's birth certificate

She married Jelle Tjipken Frico Biljardt on 20 October 1881 in Lochem, Gelderland, NL[15].  Jelle was born in Lochem on 11 February 1854[14].  Jelle's parents were Jelle Biljardt and Hendrika Antonia Muijderman.  Jelle worked as a Manufacturer and Salesman (of what?)[15,16].

They were divorced on 4 December 1890 in Amsterdam, NL[16].  Agatha Sara was living in Amsterdam and Jelle was back in Lochem.  It appears they had no children. 

Jelle subsequently married Johanna Christina Voortman in Winterswijk, Gelderland on 10 May 1895[17].  He died on 18 November 1911 in Eefde, Gorssel, Gelderland, NL[18].

Agatha Sara married again also. On 9 June 1892, she married Hendrik Feltkamp in Amsterdam[37].  Hendrik was born on 20 March 1832 in Enschede, NL and his parents were Joan Engelbert Feltkamp and Johanna Loosjes.  Hendrik was the widower of Cornelia Frederika Susanna Constantia van Dompseler.  He worked as a Commision Agent of some sort.

5.  Fredrich Cremer was born 9 February 1831 in Waltrop Germany[28].

From May 1851 until April 1852 Fredrich lived in Amsterdam with his older brother, Anton at Zeedijk 112[27]
For a period of only 3 months, until 7 July 1852, he lived at Rozengracht 152[28]

Fredrich's profession was Piano Maker, he was of the Catholic faith and was unmarried at this time.  He certainly learnt his trade from his father.

6.  Joseph Kremer was born 12 June 1834 in Harderwijk[4].

from Joseph Kremer's  birth certificate

He was baptised at the Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church on 12 June and his Godmother was noted as Elisabeth Roosen (presumably, his aunt, Elisabeth Petronella b1811)[22].

Joseph Kremer b1834 baptism entry

Nothing more is known of this Joseph.

7.  Peter Joseph Kremer was born on 22 November 1836 in Harderwijk[23] and baptised at the Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church on the same day.  His Godparents were his uncle, Petrus Josephus Roosen and his step-grandmother Johanna Elisabeth Leenen[24].

Peter Joseph Kremer baptism entry

Peter Joseph married Catharina Louisa Amalia Eickmeijer (Eikmeyer). It is possible they married in Germany.  Catharina was born on 9 October 1841 ad was baptised on 24 October at the Evangelist Church in Borgholzhausen, Westfalen, Germany.  Her parents were Henrich Wilhelm Eikmeyer and Marie Elisabeth Willems[34].

When his daughter, Elisabeth Amalia was born, he worked as a Machinist and lived in Koln, Germany (temporarily living in Maasbracht)[39].  In 1894 the family was living in Venlo, Limburg and Peter still worked as a Machinist[40].

Catharina died on 9 December 1902 in Zandaam[38] and Peter Joseph on 6 June 1907 in Groningen[25].

One child of Peter Joseph and Catharina has been found:-

7.1  Elisabeth Amalia Cremer was born 9 October 1864 in Maasbracht, Limburg, NL[39]

On 23 Jan 1894, she married Albert Coops in Venlo[40].  Albert was born on 1 November 1865 in Doesburg, Gelderland and his parents were Frederik Coops and Johanna Gerharda van der Meij[42].

Their baans were read on 7 and 14 January in Zaandam. Why?

Albert died on 11 November 1948 in Amersfoort[41].  Elisabeth died sometime before.

8.  Friderich Wilhelm Kremer was born on 6 October 1838 in Munster, Westfalen, Germany and baptised on 6 November[34,43]
Nothing more is known.

9. Theodor Philipp Henrich Kremer was born on 13 October 1840 in Munster, Westfalen, Germany and baptised on 17 October[34,43].
Nothing more is known.

Agatha Sara Roosen baptism entry Harderwijk Catholic Church
Theodora Antonia Kremer birth certificate
Antonia Agnes Kremer birth certificate
Joseph Kremer  b1834 birth certificate
1830 Harderwijk Census
1840 Harderwijk Census
Maria Hendrika Petronella van Wezep death certificate
Anton Cremer b1825 & Pietronella Elizabeth van Malsen marriage certificate
9 Theodora Antonia Kremer baptism entry, Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church book.
10 Antonia Agnes Kremer baptism entry, Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church book.
11 Maria Francisca Kremer death certificate
12 Anton Cremer b ca 1826 death certificate
13 Agatha Sara Cremer b1856 birth certificate
14 Jelle Tjipken Frico Biljardt birth certificate
15 Agatha Sara Cremer & Jelle Tjipken Frico Biljardt marriage certificate
16 Agatha Sara Cremer & Jelle Tjipken Frico Biljardt divorce certificate
17 Genlias.  Winterswijk, akte 37, May 1895
18 Jelle T F Biljardt death certificate
19 Joseph Cremer b1853 birth certificate
20 Joseph Cremer b1853 death - Genlias, akte 6 May 1853, Zwolle.
21 Joseph Cremer b1854 birth certificate
22 Joseph Kremer b1834 baptism entry in Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church book
23 Peter Joseph Kremer b1836 birth certificate
24 Peter Joseph Kremer b1836 baptism entry in Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church book
25 Peter Joseph Kremer b1836 death certificate
26 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1851 Inventarisnummer 419, buurt M, afdeling 1, deel 1, page 126
27 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1851 Inventarisnummer 428, buurt M, afdeling 4, deel 1, page 964
28 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1851 Inventarisnummer 704, buurt EE, afdeling 2, deel 1, page 446
29 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1851 Inventarisnummer 858, buurt PP, afdeling 3, deel 1, page 708
30 Maria Hendrika Petronella van Wezep birth certificate
31 Joseph Cremer b1853 death certificate
32 Christoph Anton Cremer b1851 birth certificate
Anton Cremer b1825 & Antonia Maria Hendrika van Wezep marriage certificate
Pieternella Elizabeth van Malsen birth certificate
Pieternella Elizabeth van Malsen death certificate
Agatha Sara Cremer & Hendrik Feltkamp marriage certificate
Catharina Louisa Amalia Eickmeijer death certificate
Elisabeth Amalia Cremer b1864 birth certificate
Elisabeth Amalia Cremer b1864 & Albert Coops marriage certificate
41, Amersfoort akte 573, 12 Nov 1948
Albert Coops b1865 birth certificate
43 FamilySearch &