My relationship with the name Gerritsen van der Hoop
From the following scheme, it appears that I am directly descended from Willem Gerritsen van der Hoop. As from this and a story that I will write later, it will turn out, he is the only tribe holder of the name Gerritsen van der Hoop. Although I have no direct proof of the assertion I dare to say with confidence that there is no other person who is a fellow progenitor of all the now living Gerritsen van der Hoop worldwide.
Willem himself was father to 24 children during his life, in two marriages. He is responsible for the name Gerritsen van der Hoop, Although his father Hendrik intended to change his name from Hendrik Gerrits to Hendrik van der Hoop in 1812.
This story is about Hendrik and the original name change on the urgent request of Napoleon Bonaparte.
A survey of 90 years ago
Many descendants, not of interest
In 1924, the genealogist Willem Wijnaendts of Resandt was instructed to chart and describe the family history of the very distinguished genus Van der Hoop. This family counts well-known lawyers and bankers from the 18th and 19th centuries among the Members. It became a beautiful book of images and Quarter-states that appeared in 1926, in private management, though. Thanks to Google Books It’s now for everyone to See. For completeness He also devotes a few paragraphs to families whose members are called Van der Hoop but who are not related to the family he is investigating.
He also says something about the Gerriten van der Hoop family. Wijnaendts of Resandt is clear about the genus Gerritsen van der Hoop. They have nothing to do with the distinguished and chic family of Van der Hoop, family of lawyers and bankers! At the end of the book he calls the Gerriten van der Hoop and says about it….
This family, which is now — in the neighbourhoods of Rotterdam and The Hague — known as Gerritsen van DER HOOP,, descends from Zwolle and comes first after the introduction of the marital status with this surname. Before this they used the patronymieum Gerrits(en).
ABRAHAM Gerritsen van der Hoop married with LOUISE WILHELMINA BLOCK, from which both a numerous offspring in Rotterdam and The Hague belong to the lowest position there.
In short, I don’t want to waste any words on this family, This short piece offers a number of connecting points to start the search for the name and my ancestors. For example, Wijnaendts van Resandt reports the parents of Hendrik Gerrits, Unfortunately without a citation. incidentally, My great grandmother was not named Louise Wilhelmina Block but Leonora Wilhelmina Block.
In the family names database of the CBG state that in 1947 57 people with the name Gerritsen van der Hoop lived in the netherlands, and in 2007 there were 58. The family seems to be a lot less fertile than in the 19th century!
The mill was on the corner of the Dorpsstraat and the Eijerdijk, just outside Hattem.
What we know of Hendrik Gerrits
His parents are difficult to figure out but probably the Willem gerrits and Willemina Hendriks are both from Zwolle. On March 4, 1770, they baptize their son Hendrikus in the Broerenkerk in Zwolle. In 1764, They had previously baptized a son Hendrik, but I suspect he died before 1770. It is important to know that the first son is almost always named after the father of the Father. So Hendrik is called to his grandfather and calls his first son to his father. The Patronymium gerrits is very common in this parts.
The declaration is made by Barend Hoeve, the field guard of Olst. Only his deceased wife is mentioned correctly. The rest is not correct.
- The name ‘ Van der Hoop ‘ is not mentioned.
- He is almost certainly not born in Dalfsen, but in Zwolle.
- As his mother is called Derk Kiekebelt.
- He was not 76 years but ‘ only ‘ 69 years.
The information about Hendrik comes from the annexes that have been issued to the various marriages of his Children. unfortunately, accuracy is not great. In particular, at age, A question mark is often placed. His death certificate even contains several wrong Data. Probably his daughters Willemina and Janna have provided this data to the declarant of the Death.
The only thing they could be sure of was that the name of Henry’s wife was Mary of turkey, their mother. The rest did not have them at hand and they most probably dug out of their memory, believing that they had once heard of their father Once. Hendrik lived only since the death of his wife, about a year before his death, in Olst, with Janna or Willemina.
My assumption is that after years of hard work in the oil mill of Hattem, Hendrik was in his last years a stick deaf, a normal occupational disease at oil Butchers. They were working long days under the hellish noise of the blows of the fisters (hammers) that struck the oil out of the linseed or Rapeseed.
We know from the wedding deed of Janna that Father Hendrik was present at her wedding with Simon van Salahuddin in Olst on 30 May 1839. About 6 weeks later he died in Olst.
It starts in Zwolle
Zwolle and Hattem
In Zwolle he learns to know Maria van’s, around the year 1797. The Netherlands has just had a turbulent time behind it. Since 1780 it does not butter between the Patriots and the Orange Partisans. The latter usually belong to the low positions, workers and Farmers. They are orangists, followers of stadtholder Willem the Fifth. On the other hand, the patriots, people who believe that the Netherlands should become a republic, have more power for the Inhabitants. They have enough that the nobility and the church, and especially the stadtholder, are still the service in terms of policy and the distribution of power. The Patriots belong to the well-known bourgeoisie. The resistance is clearly inspired by developments in France.
Hendrik and Maria marry
Hendrik gerrits and Maria van Betlehemkerk marry in the in Zwolle on Monday 3 December 1798. They are going to live ‘ for ‘ the Dieserpoort.
On Saturday March 23rd 1799 their son Willem is Born. The next Monday the child is baptized as Willem Gerritsen in the same church as his parents Married. With the name Gerrits one did not take it so closely at that Time. In The baptismal register Gerritsen is Used. however, in everyday life he is called Willem Gerrits.
In the meantime, Hendrik is a skilled oil butcher. In one of the oil mills in Zwolle, possibly the passion flower or the red mill, where he, under the direction of the Olieslagers boss, has to master the box to the point, he gets more and more experience. He ever hopes to become a boss, but he knows that it will be very difficult. To do so, he must not only have the right knowledge and experience, but it is almost impossible for someone to be bossed in an oil mill.
A new job for Hendrik
Hendrik thinks about it, possibly because he doesn’t know if he’s ready for such an independent role in a Mill.
The construction of the new oil mill in Hattem started in 1803. The construction soon takes about 2.5 Years. finally, in any case Klaas Kruijt and Hendrik Gerrits decide to go to the Company. Klaas gets the lead as a miller.
They move to Hattem
In 1804, The family moved gerrits, so Hendrik and Maria with the little Willem, then 6 years and daughter Gerridiena, 3 years, to Hattem.
In Hattem, The other children of the family gerrits are Born. First Abraham, in 1806, then Willemina in 1808, Derk in 1809, Janna in 1811 and finally Hendrika in 1813
At the birth of Henry’s youngest daughter hendrika, the first and only of his children registered under the new rules of the marital status, Klaas Kruijt is performed as a witness. Both he and Henry are called ‘ Olyslagersknechten ‘.
Hendrika is the only child of Henry who has been given the surname at her birth ‘ van der Hoop ‘ because Hendrik has officially adopted “van der hoop” as a surname from 6 October 1812.
A new name for Hendrik
The influence of the Frenchmen rises hand over Hand. first, Napoleon Bonaparte introduces his brother Louis Napoleon as king of the netherlands, in 1806. But he also does not do what the little Emperor wants, and in 1810 Napoleon the Netherlands just joins France. With great consequences for the administration, the judiciary and the citizens in the Country. Because Napoleon wants to know exactly who is to pay taxes or who can serve in his armies. In 1811, The civil status is introduced, to French Example. As far as not yet done, all the inhabitants of the Netherlands must quickly choose a permanent family Name.
Named after the mill
Hendrik has been 42 years old and now has 6 Children. Everyone knows him as Hendrik gerrits the Olieslagers servant. But his surname is a patronymic, derived from a distinguished name from an ancestor of Him. He must choose a new Name. On October 6, 1812 he stands for the mayor of Hattem and says that he takes the new surname “van der Hoop”, to the oil mill in Hattem where he works. This means that all his family members are no longer called “gerrits” but “Van der Hoop”.
The practice is weerbarstiger than Hendrik Expected. Because soon it turns out that getting used to a new name, after 42 years, is not easy. Also for all friends, neighbours, acquaintances and married family it is not a good way to appeal to the HENDRIK. Many people still call him Hendrik gerrits, soon followed by “Van der Hoop”. Or he fills it himself. Or it becomes “gerrits and Van der Hoop”. Hendrik often improves his name in the beginning but it is less and often he leaves it. So often he doesn’t have to write his name formally.
The children of Hendrik and Maria
But for the other 6 children it is more complicated.
The daughters of Hendrik wrestle with their surname, with the exception of Hendrika of Course. Gerritdina marries three times, each time with Gerritsen as a surname. The fact that Gerritdina cannot read and write is undoubtedly a role. In addition, Gerritdina does not receive children as far as is known, with none of her three spouses.
But also Willemina and Janna do not bother to get their new surname formally on the marriage Documents. As Gerriten they marry, both in Olst. No one is with it.
The eldest son, Willem, marries first in 1818 when he is 19 years Old. He has trouble saying goodbye to his original surname ‘ Gerrits ‘. At an early age Willem is already the house, he lives and works in Voorthuizen as Postiljon and marries a 16-year-old girl in Deventer. On his certificate of the national militia stating that he does not need to be employed, he is listed as Willem van der Hoop. On the excerpt of the baptismal register from Zwolle he is mentioned as Willem Gerritsen. His parents are not present on his wedding day. The official writes his family name handy but from both Documents: ‘ Gerritsen van der Hoop ‘. Here lies the beginning of the Name.
Abraham and Derk
Abraham marries in 1835 with Berendina Greven piece, also in Deventer. But Abraham shows a copy of the change of name submitted by his father from 1812, which shows that he is called ‘ van der Hoop ‘. And so he goes further through life, as Abraham van der Hoop. As far as is known, Berendina and he has no children, so the name does not get a sequel.
Derk also marries only in 1840, with Bernedina Heijden. He is going to live in the wall, under the smoke of Eindhoven. He also shows that he is called ‘ Van der Hoop ‘ and also consistently calls HIMSELF. Derk receives at least 7 children including a number of sons. They were also known to have married and Children. Although I have not explored this branch further, it is very likely that the descendants of this son of Hendrik Gerrits in the Netherlands are still living.
The origin of the name ‘ Gerritsen van der Hoop ‘ is entirely on behalf of one man, Willem, the eldest son of Hendrik gerrits the oil butcher. He is therefore a special man with a remarkable life course. I describe his story in another chapter.
The children of Hendrik and Maria leave the family home one by one and depart from Hattem. Willem first, very soon, then Gerritdina. Then also Abraham, Derk, Janna, Hendrika and Willemina. They will live in Deventer, Zutphen, Olst and even the Wall.
Hendrik and Maria stay behind
In 1826, the ‘ companyship of the oil mill ‘ goes bankrupt and the oil mill goes into Sales. It takes a while before the mill enters new HANDS. After more than a year, the widow Klaas Blom, a well-known runs of the local Inn in Hattem, is the new owner. It is unclear whether Henry still has a job at that time or that he has had to watch out for the mill to stop after the Bankruptcy. Nor do we know if he could get back to work when the sale was around.
This advertisement in the Opregte Haarlemsche Courant from 1828 gives a good description of the oil mill where Hendrik has worked for many Years. The sale of the mill was not so bad so it was decided to also advertise in the west of the Country. To No Avail.
Over The history of the oil mill is relatively little well-known. As far as there is one, rather vague, picture of it. The painter CE tear leather has a series of paintings made of spots in Hattem. One of them is the oil mill Depicted. Now only a black and white photograph is known of that painting. The painting will undoubtedly be privately owned but it is not known where, unfortunately. The mill burned on 28 December 1898 to the ground and was no longer rebuilt.
It is likely that Henry’s health, partly because of his work, left to be desired. Deafness was almost always the fate of an oil butcher. furthermore, working in the mill was also a big attack on your lungs. In His last years he probably received much support from his wife Maria.
In 1838, Maria dies and she is buried in Hattem. Hendrik then moves to Olst. there, two daughters of him, Willemina and Janna, live There. They can take care of Him. In May 1839, hendrika, in Amerongen, marries a tobacco planter. Hendrik gives permission in Writing. And soon after, Janna marries in Olst. At her wedding he is still present as a witness.
On July 7, 1839, Hendrik dies and he is buried in Olst.