Antonia Helena Roosen (b 1823)

Johannes Theodorus Rosen & Johanna Elisabeth Leenen

25 December 1823 Harderwijk, Gelderland, NL[1]


Apart from her birth detail, we do not know much more about Antonia Helena.  She was born just four months after her parents’ marriage (her father's second marriage).

from Antonia Helena's birth certificate

She was not mentioned with the rest of her family at Luttekepoortstraat 332 in the 1830 census of Harderwijk but was mentioned in the 1840 census[2,3].

The next sighting of Antonia has been found in the Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister (inhabitants register) of 1851[4].  She was recorded living with Hendrik Frederik Jansen, his wife, Geertruida Maria van Dik and their 5 children at Reguliersgracht 91.

Antonia was not married and worked in the household as a Domestic Servant.  She was noted as being of the Roman Catholic faith as were the Jansens.  The Bevolkingsregister entry provides no information as to when she arrived in Amsterdam from Harderwijk.

Again she is mentioned in the 1851-53 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister with only the same details[5].

Sometime during the period 1853-1863, The Jansen family moved to Kalverstraat 135 and Antonia moved with them[6].

Reguliersgracht  91

Antonia Helena Roosen birth certificate
1830 Harderwijk Census
1840 Harderwijk Census
4 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1851, Inventarisnummer 633, buurt AA afdeling 1, deel 1, page 4
5Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1852-53, deel AA1-1, page 44
6Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1853-1863, folio 336, page 141