Peterus Theodorus Roosen (b 1842)

Antonius Roosen & Geurtje van der Heijden

11 September 1842 Harderwijk, Gelderland, NL[1]
baptised:11 September 1842Harderwijk Roman Catholic Church, Harderwijk[18]
25 January 1913 Amsterdam, North Holland, NL[13]

15 August 1866 Amsterdam, North Holland, NL[3]
Geertruida Philippina Paulina Mulder
28 July 1840 Amsterdam, North Holland, NL[7]
14 March 1921 Amsterdam, North Holland, NL[14]

Cornelis Antonius
Maria Geertruida Cornelia
Antonius Johannes

Antonia Maria Johanna
Antonia Maria Johanna Josephus Theodorus

Dina Geertruida Wilhelmus Johannes Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus


Peterus Theodorus was born in Harderwijk at Vischmarkt 647[1].

From Peterus Theodorus' birth certificate

and was baptised that same day.

Vischmarkt 2
 (was 647 in the 1830s[2])

Sometime between 1862 and his marriage in 1866, he moved to Amsterdam.  He took a rented room at the home of  Cornelis Mulder and worked for him as a Carpenter[5].  This is how he met his wife to be, Cornelis' daughter Geertruida. Peterus already had two aunts living in Amsterdam - Maria Sebilla and Elizabeth Petronella and Elizabeth Petronella had already married Philipus Mulder (Geertruida's uncle and brother of Cornelis), so this is how Peterus got to know the Mulder family.

Note:  Peterus is shown living in Harderwijk in the Bevolkingsregister of 1862-1870.

Peterus married Geertruida Philippina Paulina Mulder on 15 August 1866. His marriage was just 3 years after the death of his father, Antonius Roosen[4].  Geertruida was 26 years of age and was working as a Seamstress[3].  Geertruida’s parents were Cornelis Mulder and Maria Geertriuda van der Laan. Among the witnesses was her brother, Willem Hendrik Mulder (25 years old, Carpenter) and her uncle Philippus Mulder also a Carpenter.

From Peterus and Geertuida's marriage certificate

Their children's names were borrowed heavily from Peterus' and Geertruida's parents.

Geertruida was born at her parent's house on the Oostershe Kade (now Ostersekade) in the old east dockland area of Amsterdam.  A few years later, the family had moved to the Kadijk 152[21,22].

During the first five years of their marriage Peterus and Geertruida had 4 children who all died very young.  Only one of these children lived for more than one year.  This must have been a very difficult time for them.  Their 7th child, Dina Geertruida also died very young[16].

Where did they live?
When their first three children were born, Peterus and Geertruida lived at Kadijk 619[23,24,25]

By July 1871 they had moved a little to Kadijk 622[26].

Peterus and Geertruida moved to their house at Bloemstraat 181 in August 1872[20].  Peterus was working as a Carpenter.  The Bloemstraat is located in the colourful Jordaan district of Amsterdam just west of the Dam Square.  They were there when their son, Josephus Theodorus was born in 1874[6].

from 1864-1874 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister

The family had moved to Bloemstraat 86 in 1877[19] by the time Dina Geertruida was born and were still there when his second son, Wilhelmus Johannes was born in 1879[8].  They were at the same address in 1881 when Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus was born[9].

For a period around 1879-1880, his nephew, Johannes Antonius Alooisius Zikking (son of Aleida Bernarda Roosen and Wilhelmus Johannes Zikking, born 1863) was living with him[17].

Extract from 1874-1882 Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister

It appears that the family left the Bloemstraat 181 house in February 1882.

Bloemstraat 181, Amsterdam (Oct 2003)

Bloemstraat 86, Amsterdam (Oct 2003)

Later, he may also have operated a Carpenter's Workshop at the Korte Lijnbaansteeg 4[15].

When his sons, Wilhelmus Johannes and Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus were married in 1905 and 1907 respectively, Peterus Theodorus’ occupation was noted as a Shopkeeper in Amsterdam[10,11].

Peterus Theodorus died in 1913 aged 70 years. His death certificate states his occupation as a Shopkeeper Selling Cigars[13].

Perhaps he was selling cigars in 1905?  Was this the shop at Spuistraat 49 that his son, Wilhelmus took over in early 1915? This was when Wilhelmus changed occupations from a Tailor to operating a cigar shop.

From Peterus Theodorus' death certificate
After Peterus died, his wife, Geertruida, lived with their daughter Antonia Maria Johanna (Rault) at the Warmoestraat 20, Amsterdam[15].  Geertruida died in 1921 aged 80 years[14].

Peterus Theodorus Roosen birth certificate
Karel Uittien – personal communication, Oct 2003
Peterus Theodorus Roosen & Geertruida Philippina Paulina Mulder marriage certificate
Antonius Roosen death certificate
Theodorus Maria Roosen – personal communication, Oct 2003
Josephus Theodorus Roosen birth certificate
Geertruida Philippina Paulina Mulder birth certificate
Wilhelmus Johannes Roosen birth certificate
Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus Roosen birth certificate
Wilhemus Johannes Roosen marriage certificate
Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus Roosen & Anna Hendrika Werker marriage certificate
Amsterdam street map sections – Wegener Falkplan BV
Peterus Theodorus Roosen death certificate
Geertruida Philippina Paulina Mulder death certificate
Marie Hendrik Roosen - personal communication, Nov 2004
16 Dina Geertruida death certificate
17Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1874-1892, page 148
18Peterus Theodorus Roosen baptism entry
19Dina Geertruida Roosen birth certificate
20Amsterdam Bevolkingsregister 1864-1874, page 606
21Dina Geertruida Mulder b1843 birth certificate
22Willem Hendrik Mulder b1845 birth certificate
Cornelis Antonius Roosen b1867 birth certificate
Maria Geertruida Cornelia Roosen b1868 birth certificate
Antonius Johannes Roosen b1870 birth certificate
Antonia Maria Johanna Roosen b1871 birth certificate