THE FAMILY OF HARMEN AND EMMETJE II
Written by F.J.J. DE GOOIJER - English translation AN SLAGER
- JAN - All the children were raised here, except JAN. Jan, as a small child was playfully throw into the air … and catgut until theThrower failed to catch him and he was dropped on his head. (so Maria said)This accident caused deafness, ( or was it childhood illnes, as stated by Frans?) He was now termed ‘deaf and dumb’. Jan left home at the age of 9 tot live at the newly St. Michels Institute where he learned sign language . Being a long way from home, Jan returned only during the summer holidays.
- In those days the Eastern Railway line through Gooiland had not been connected and the nearest railway station, approximately 25 kilometers away, at Utrecht, was the collection point. Each summer holiday Jan’s dad Harmen faithfully set out in a small horse drawn buggy, collected his son and returned tot the family and festivities. It didn’t take long for Jan’s siblings to learn the language and tot converse with him.
- Jan was deaf and dumb! At the age of 17 he returned to Naarden permanently, fully trained as a tailor from which he made his living. Jan inherited the rear half of the farm house where he and his family lived with his wive Cornelia Bijlhouwer. ( X 16.11.1887) Cornelia died 05.02.1907, Jan on 14.07.1923.
- TIJMEN, the youngest son, married May 1896 JACOBA DE BRUIN and remained at home with his aging parents. Understandably Tijmen inherited the largest portion of the farm, and continued as farmer till 1915. At age 53 he lost the desire tot farm. It was said he broke his ‘boeren heart’, and sold a parcel of his erf , allowed the building of a number of houses and he destruction of the Roeper garden. The locals said : “Instead of milking cows he now milks houses”. - Emmetje Krijnen-Dekker lives by Tijmen, she died in Naarden on the 4th March 1899
- KLAASJE, the youngest born, married in 1887 to JAN DE GOOIJER (brother of Hein and Aaltje) Their first boerderij was on the corner of Regenboog and Wuyvert street where their first 3 children were born. In 1896 they move to the boerderij on the corner of Gansoord street and Pijl street where the main house still stands today.- Jan heard that the prevous owner, on his death bed had stammered “search .. search “ and Jan did that. He knocked on walls, looked for loose boards and thoroughly searched the whole house without success. Perhaps there was a secret hiding spot behind the hearth? This antique from the year 1795 mad from solid poured cast iron and adorned with a scene of town folk dancing around a freedom tree was considerable value. Was there treasure behind it?- Klaasje gave birth to 6 children in the bed alcove (bedstede) of this house.- Jan died in 1924 at the age of 72. His younger and courageous wife kept the business going taking responsibility for the animals , expecially horse Moppie. When Moppie got too old and could no longer carry out the heavy farm work, she was sold to a trustworthy butcher. At the sale she insisted that the horses’hoof, branded with ‘Stad en Lande’ (mark of common land) be returned to her to ensure that the faithful horse was not sold to a vendor who might mistreat or even flog her beloved friend.- In 1956 Klaasje died at the age of 91 outliving all her siblings and peers. Her son Herman (named after her father Harmen) was the last relative of Harmen and the last farmer to run a boerderij within the walls of the Walled Town Naarden. The boerderij was shutdown in 1967. Herman died in 1980.
LITERATUUR EN BRONNEN:
(01) HET ERFGOOIERSGESLACHT KRIJNEN. Familiegeschiedenis en Genealogie. door Ben Krijnen, Eindhoven 1997.
(02) Hist. Kring Blaricum, 1992. 'Huwelijkssluitingen in het 19e eeuwse Blaricum'. door F.J.J. de Gooijer.
(03) GENEESKUNDIGE PLAATSBESCHRIJVING VAN HET GOOILAND.door Dr. J.F. van Hengel. 's Gravenhage 1875.
(04) Gooi en Eemlander. 28 febr. 1885. 'Groote Amerikaansche Circus'in Naarden.
(05) Gooi en Eemlander, 14 juni 1980. 'Kwalijke zaak dat er een derdestadskantoor komt'.
(06) De Omroeper, okt. 1991. ' Hooibouw bij de Vestingboeren'.
(07) VOLKSVERHALEN UIT GOOI- EN EEMLAND EN VAN DE WESTELIJKE VELUWE.door E. Heupers. Meertens-instituut, A'dam 1984.
(08) De Omroeper, okt. 1990. 'De grote brand van 1904'.
(09) Tussen Vecht en Eem 2003 'Boerderijen in de Vesting'.
DE OMROEPER. OKTOBER 1997 by F.J.J. de Gooijer
F.J.J. de Gooijer
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