Josephus Theodorus  Roosen (b 1874)

parents:
Peterus Theodorus Roosen & Geertruida Paulina Philippina Mulder



born:
15 September 1874 Amsterdam, North Holland, NL[1]



married:
9 May 1906 Amsterdam, North Holland, NL[5]
Aafje Tulp
born:
24 September 1876 Grootebroek, North Holland, NL[7,5]

Children:
one unamed child died at birth



Biography

When Joseph Theodorus was born in 1874, his family was living at Bloemstraat 181 in the colourful Jordaan district of Amsterdam[1].


From Josephus Theodorus Roosen birth certificate

Sometime before 1879, the family had moved to Bloemstraat 86 and were still living there in 1881[2,3].


Bloemstraat 181, Amsterdam

Bloemstraat 86, Amsterdam



In 1901, Josephus Theodorus was working as a Shopkeeper in Amsterdam[4]. This shop may have been in the Spuistraat[6].

Marriage
Aafje Tulp was born in 1876 in Grootebroek a small town on the north-west side of the Ijsselmeer, near Enkhuizen at 2.00am in the morning of the 24th September 1876.


From Aafje Tulp's birth certificate




Grootebroek, North Holland


Josephus Theodorus Roosen

Aafje Tulp 
Joseph and Aafja were married in Amsterdam in 1906[5]. Joseph was 31 years old and Aafje was 29 years of age.

Joseph’s two younger brothers, Wilhelmus Johannes Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus were witnesses. Another witness was Joseph’s brother-in-law, Jacobus Johannes Lambertus Rault.

Aafje’s parents were Jac Pieterzoon Tulp and Aafje Ooterman (deceased). Jac was living in Grootebroek and was unemployed.

On 11 November 1907, Joseph registered the death of his unnamed child who was stillborn. They never had any more children.


From Joseph Theodorus and Aafje's mariage certificate





During the World War of 1914-18, Joseph may have operated a butcher shop located the De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam. He may have also been playing on the black market since it is believed that he became quite wealthy during this time[6].

In 1919, Joseph was noted on the Names of Electors for the city of Amsterdam. His address was stated as Da Costakade 28. This address is also shown on his Gezinskaart (inhabitant's card)[7].  He may have owned this house and operated a cigar shop from the ground floor.

It is believed that he owned several houses in Amsterdam and rented them[10].  Aafje was always concious of their wealth and openly flaunted it to other members of the Roosen family[6].

Da Costakade 28
(one back from the corner)

Later
According to Joseph’s Amsterdam Gezinskaart (inhabitant's card), he and Aafje moved from Amsterdam to live in Hilversum in September 1924[7]. When Michiel Jansz wrote to his brother-in-law, Jacobus Antonius Wilhelmus Maria Roosen (b1913), in November 1945, he mentioned that Joseph and Aafje were still living in Hilversum[9].  It is likely this is where they died.


Hilversum lyes to the southeast of Amsterdam


From Josephus Theodorus' Amsterdam Gezinskaart



Aafje Tulp



References
1
Josephus Theodorus Roosen birth certificate
2
Wilhelmus Johannes Roosen birth certificate
3
Theodorus Wilhelmus Carolus Roosen birth certificate
4
Wilhemus Johannes Roosen & Antonette Johanna Post marriage certificate
5
Josephus Theodorus Roosen & Aafje Tulp marriage certificate
6
Theodorus Maria Roosen – personal communication, Oct 2003, Mar 2009
7
Josephus Theodorus Roosen Amsterdam Gezinskaart
8
Registration of death of unnamed child, 1907.
9
Letter from Michiel Jansz to Jacobus AWM Roosen 16 Nov 1945
10
Afra Hoedemaker (nee Jansz) – personal communication, Oct 2003
11
Amsterdam street map sections – Wegener Falkplan BV
12
Grootebroek location map - Mapquest
13
Hilversum location map - Mapquest