· Genealogical Information about the surname Wiering
In Zwaagdijk the surname Wiering is the oldest known name in our village that is still represented here in Zwaagdijk till the present day.
The oldest known document about the surname Wiering (I mean the oldest document known to me) is a document that says this:
Cornelis Janzn Ettes gehuwd met Neeltje Pieters, wonende aan de Zwaagdijk onder Hauwert, verkoopt aan Pieter Cornelisz. Wiering te Hem, een huis en 8 morgen 43½ roede grasland voor
¦ 2.200,-, gelegen te Zwaagdijk onder Hauwert, belendend ten Oosten Pieter Freekzn. en ten westen Jan Bijstand, opgemaakt notaris Reinier.’
Translated in English it means something like this:
Pieter Corneliszn. Wiering living in Hem, a house and (I still have to find out how many) hectares of grassland for 2.200,- Dutch guilders, situated in Zwaagdijk under Hauwert, next to in the east Pieter-son of Freek and next to in the west Jan Bijstand, written by notary Reinier.’
We don’t know whether or not a Wiering moved to this farm immediately, but it is for sure that
On the 13th of January in the year of our Lord 1771 Jan Pieterszn. Wiering married with Maartje Ruyter and they lived on the farm that was bought by Pieter Wiering (the father of Jan) 11 years earlier.
Jan Wiering was born on the 22nd of February in the year 1747. I take the line that the average Dutch farmer in the 17th century and in the 18th century usually received children as long as their wives were able too (any form of contraception was strictly prohibited by the Catholic church), they must have been, on average, about 35 years old when they received their average child.
This dates the birthday of Pieter Corneliszn. Wiering back to about the year 1712 and this dates the birth of Cornelis Wiering back to about 1677.
My family tree can be reconstructed as follows:
Cornelis Wiering, born around 1677, father at this moment unknown to me.
Pieter Corneliszn. Wiering, son of Cornelis Wiering, born around 1712 and (at least in his later life) living in the small village of Hem not far from Zwaagdijk. He was the one who took the great step of moving to Zwaagdijk. At that time Zwaagdijk was still very scarcely populated and Pieter Wiering must have been a kind of pioneer venturing out to Zwaagdijk.
Born: 22nd of February 1747
Died: 6th of December 1827 at the age of 80.
Married: 13th of January 1771 with Maartje Ruyter
Maartje Ruyter was born on the 1st of November 1745 and she died on the 15th of September 1830 at the age of 84.
-Marijtje Wiering, daughter of Jan Pieterszn. Wiering
Born: the 18th of April 1772
Died: the 12th of February 1857 at the age of 84.
She married on the 1st of June 1793 with Gerrit Pieterszn. Hokkeling. After his death she married with Arien Groot. Marijtje has many descendants (not listed here).
Born: the 9th of February 1777
Died: the 3rd of February 1842 at the age of almost 65.
He married on the 1st of May 1831 with:
Born: the 23rd of March 1800
Died: the 27th of April 1883 at the age of 83
Maartje Ettes was born on the farm presently owned by Joris Wiering. Later in life, after she was a widow, she moved to the farm where she had been born.
See further in the text for the descendants of Piet Wiering.
-Tamis Wiering, son of Jan Pieterszn. Wiering
Born: the 9th of August 1779
Died: the 10th of November 1846
He married on the 31st of January 1820, at the age of 40, with:
Aaltje Knol from Wognum
Born in 1792
Died: on the second of February 1847 at the age of 55.
Tamis Wiering moved to Hauwert, a protestant village next to Zwaagdijk. At this time I don’t know about his descendents.
-Klaas Wiering, son of Jan Pieterszn. Wiering
Born: the 8th of May 1782
Died: the 16th of January 1872 at the age of 89
He married on the 24th of May 1829, at the age of 47, with:
Born in 1803
Died: the 10th of March 1859 in Nibbixwoud
Klaas moved to the farm that is presently owned by Arie Galis junior. The original farmhouse was burnt to the ground in the 1970’s. At the time when it burnt down it was still stashed with weaponry dropped by English planes during the Second World War. Eyewitnesses say huge explosions could be heard. When the owner of the farm (at that time Arie Galis senior) arrived at his burning house he sent the public away to a safer distance. Later, far away in the land, some remains of shelves have been found back.
Klaas Wiering was an active man. Around 1860 he let built two new farms in Zwaagdijk that are still there till the present day. One of these farms was built for his son Jan, also known as ‘kleine (=small) Jan’ and one was built for his daughter Jantje. His daughter Geertje stayed on her father’s farm.
This small Jan (son of Klaas) has many descendants (not listed here) who are partly still living in Zwaagdijk.
Geertje Wiering (daughter of Klaas Wiering) married with Klaas Laan. They are the great great grandparents of some people in Zwaagdijk with the name Laan (further not listed here).
I don’t have further information about other descendants of Klaas Wiering.
-Gerrit Wiering, son of Jan Pieterszn. Wiering
Born: the 16th of May 1787
Unfortunately he died early and has no descendants.
Piet Wiering (son of Jan Pieterszn. Wiering) and Maartje Ettes (see above) had only one son called Jan Wiering. The people in Zwaagdijk called him ‘grote (=big/tall) Jan’ in contradiction to his childhood neighbour small Jan Wiering (son of Klaas Wiering, see above).
Born: the 22nd of December 1832
Died: the 12th of March 1909 at the age of 76
‘Grote’ Jan Wiering followed up his father on the farm of his father (still the same farm bought in 1760). He married three times:
1: Trijntje Groot
Born: the 28 of December 1837
Died: the 7th of April 1875 at the age of only 37
2: Trijntje Rood
Born in 1831
Died: the 8th of May 1892 at the age of 61
3: Neeltje Peereboom, date of marriage 30th of November 1876
Born: the 23rd of May 1841
Died: the 3rd of February 1922
'Grote' Jan Wiering received seven children:
1: Maartje Wiering, daughter of 'Grote' Jan Wiering
Born: the 26th of March 1859
Died: unknown to me
She married the 23rd of April 1877 with:
Piet Groot in Hoogwoud, a village in the neighbourhood. I don’t know about their descendants.
Born: the 17th of September 1860
Died: the 14th of December 1937 at the age of 77
He married twice. The second time he married was after his first wife died early.
See further in the text for his huge offspring.
3: Pieter Wiering, son of 'Grote' Jan Wiering
Born: the 2nd of October 1862
Died: the 22nd of October 1865 at the age of 3
4: Jan Wiering, son of 'Grote' Jan Wiering
Born: the 14th of May 1864
Died: the 6th of January 1890 at the age of 25
He married the 22nd of September 1887 with:
Born: the 30th of March 1862
Died: the 20th of February 1936
I don’t know about his descendants, but he hasn’t had much time.
5: Geertje Wiering, daughter of 'Grote' Jan Wiering
Born: the 17th of October 1866
Died: the 11th of January 1868 at the age of 1
6: Geertje Wiering (the same name as her earlier sister, daughter of 'Grote' Jan Wiering)
Born: the 11th of September 1868
Died: the 27th of August 1942 at the age of almost 74
She married the 22nd of April 1890 in Oosterblokker (a village near Zwaagdijk) with:
Born: the 25th of November 1862
Died: the 15th of July 1927
Their descendants are not listed here.
7: Piet Wiering, son of 'Grote' Jan Wiering
Born: the 26th of February 1872
Died: the 9th of November 1928
In the year 1898 he married with:
Born: the14th of August 1866
Died: the 6th of January 1943
I don’t know about their descendants.
married with the following two wives:
1: Mietje Zwemmer (all children from her)
Born: the 11th of October 1861
Died: the 21st of September 1894 at the age of 32
2: Maartje Kuiper (received no children)
Born: not known to me
Died: the 7th of July 1936
Arie Wiering had five children:
1: Trien Wiering, daughter of Arie Wiering
Born: the 2nd of June 1888
Died: the 12th of May 1952
She married the 17th of April 1912 with:
Born: the 15th of February 1871
Died: the 29th of November 1942
They have many descendants (not listed here)
2: Jan Wiering, son of Arie Wiering
Born: the 29th of July 1889
Died: in December 1918 at the age of only 29 due to the infamous Spanish fever which claimed millions of lives across Europe.
He was married with Doortje Vlaar:
Born: the 24th of October 1887
Died: the 4th of November 1957
I don’t know about their descendants
3: Hannes Wiering, son of Arie Wiering
Born: the 22nd of July 1891
Died: the 3rd of February 1963 at the age of 71
He married on the 12th of September 1940 with:
Born: the 4th of February 1896
Died: the 1st of May 1988
They never received children. In the 1950’s Hannes Wiering received the honour of laying the first stone for the church in Zwaagdijk-oost. In the 1980’s his (rich) widow decided to give money for restructuring the church-tower and for placing a clock on the wall of the church. In this way she gave the symbolic ‘last stone’ for the church.
Born: the 10th of November 1892
Died: the 1st of October 1962 at the age of almost 70
He married the 2nd of May 1921 with:
Born: the 21st of February 1998
Died: the 11th of September 1974 at the age of 76
They have a huge amount of descendants (see further)
5: Ma Wiering, daughter of Arie Wiering
Born: the 27th of May 1894
Died: the 15th of February 1989 at the age of 94
She married on the 1st of May 1920 with Jan Ruyter in the Beemster.
The Beemster used to be a lake but was pumped dry a few hundred years ago.
Born: the 14th of November 1892
Died: the 6th of February 1945 at the age of only 52.
Jan Ruyter was, together with his son Joris, heavily involved in the armed resistance against the occupying krauts. There was a traitor living in Hauwert and he reported Joris to the Germans. Joris was captured and then tortured by the Germans. Finally he must have said his father’s name as well. After that Jan Ruyter was arrested as well. Both Jan and his son Joris are murdered by the Germans at a time when Germany already had lost the war.
By the way: the dirty traitor was shortly after his heroic deed executed by the local resistance. The resistance put on German uniforms and drove to his house. One of them was able to speak German fluently and after knocking on the door told: ‘Sie haben gute arbeit geleistet. Sie mussen kommen bei dem Ortskommandant’ (this means ‘You have done a good job, you have to come to the local commander.’) After he came out of his house he had to step in the car. Somebody else already dug a grave and that is where the traitor was sent to where he belonged.
Even in old age Ma Wiering always became upset when the time of the year approached that her husband and son had been senselessly murdered by the krauts.
Later in life Ma Wiering remarried with Gerrit Groot.
1: Miena Wiering, daughter of Jacob Wiering
Born the 14th of May 1922
She married on the 14th of May 1943 with:
Born the 8th of September 1913
Died the 18th of December 1998
They have many children and grandchildren
2: Marie Wiering, daughter of Jacob Wiering
Born the 6th of July 1923
She married the 15th of August somewhere in the 1940’s with:
Born the 29th of January 1921
They have many children and grandchildren
3: Martha Wiering, daughter of Jacob Wiering
Born the 27th of October 1924
She married the 29th of October 1947 with
Born the 24th of June 1918
They have some children and grandchildren
4: Tonia Wiering, daughter of Jacob Wiering
Born: the 4th of October 1926
She died the 16th of December 2007 in Spierdijk at the age of 81
She married the 2nd of February 1951 with
Born the 18th of July 1926
Died the 1st of October 1998
They have many children and grandchildren
5: Arie Wiering, son of Jacob Wiering
Born the 12th of May 1928
He married the 25th of April 1959 with:
Born the 23rd of December 1928
They have three sons, three daughters and a number of grandchildren
Born the 16th of November 1929
Died the 7th of April 2003 at the age of 73
He married the 14th of September 1963 with:
Born: the 20th of July 1938
Died: the 16th of September 1993 at the age of only 55, far too young
For their descendants see further in the text.
In 1998 Joris Wiering remarried with Roos Dorrestein.
7: Jan Wiering, son of Jacob Wiering
Born the 2nd of April 1931
Died the 30th of May 1990
He married the 2nd of September 1959 with:
Truus de Lange
Born the 4th of April 1937
They have three sons (Jos, Paul and Edwin) and they have two daughters (Ellen and Jolanda) and a few grandchildren.
Born the 29th of January 1933
He married the 24th of February 1960 with:
Born the 6th of January 1937
See for their children further in the text
9: Joop Wiering, son of Jacob Wiering
Born the 10th of July 1935
He married the 21st of May 1960 with:
Born the 4th of February 1934
They have some children and a few grandchildren
Born the 30th of April 1945, present Queens’s day in the Netherlands, a free day for all.
He married on the 19th of December 1970 with:
Born the 23rd of November 1949
For their descendants see further in the text
Joris Wiering and Tiny Schilder have three children:
1: Marcel Wiering, son of Joris Wiering
Born the 6th of July 1964
He is married with
Willien de Vries
Born the 4th of July 1964
They have two children:
Frank, born the 5th of August 1997
Tineke, born the 17th of March 1999
2: André Wiering, son of Joris Wiering
Born the 11th of November 1965
It’s me! I have married twice. The first time, in 1992, with Olga Sanotskaja from Moscow. She left me a few months later. I have one daughter together with her. My daughter’s name is Julia Adrianusovna Wiering, born on the 15th of July in Moscow. My daughter is now living in Germany, close to Belgium and Luxembourg.
At one of my journeys to Russia, in order to try to see my kidnapped daughter, I met my present wife:
Natascha Kopylkova, born on the 21st of May 1970 in Minsk, Republic of Belarus.
I have three children here in the Netherlands:
-Valeria Fadelevna, born the 19th of February 1993. She has two fathers. Her other father comes from Iraq and has been fighting Sadam Hussein. He is now living in Denmark.
-Mark Adrianusovitch, born the 7th of August 1997
-Laura Andrea, born the 11th of October 2006
3: Linda Wiering, daughter of Joris Wiering
Born the 30th of March 1967
She lives together with her husband Ed Meester in Oosterblokker, a village close to Zwaagdijk.
They have two children:
-Stefanie, born on the 23rd of November 1985
-Sjors, born in July 1992
-Donna, born in 2008
Jaap Wiering and Toos Vernooy have the following children:
1: Ries, born the 214th of March 1961, married with Ingrid Vriend
2: Karin, born the 15th of November 1962, married with Ysbrand Achterhof
3: Annemarie, born the 1st of February 1965, married with Meinert Bennis
4: Yvonne, born the 24th of February 1967, married with Hans van Berkel
5: Sylvia, born the 25th of September 1968, married with Paul Breed
6: Christa, born the 23rd of April 1970, married with Mark Brandsen
7: Jakob-Jan, born the 23rd of April 1974, married
Most of them have children of their own.
Hans Wiering and Betsy Schilder have four children:
1: Diana, born the 5th of September 1971, married with Jan Komen, two children
2: Sascha, born the 7th of October 1972
3: Jacob, born the 1st of January 1974
4: Hans, born the 25th of February 1977
If you would detect a mistake, or in case you would have further information, or in case you just liked this page, please send me an e-mail-message!
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