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The Story of Anje Jans

The year is 1745.

Jean Jacques Rousseau is 33 years old, Voltaire is 51, Carl Linnaeus 38 and Benjamin Franklin 39.  The author of Gulliver’s travels, Jonathan Swift died.  In England king George II ruled. Bonnie Prince Charley came to Scotland to claim the English throne, but was defeated at Culloden the year after. In France king Louis XV sat on the throne, in Austria empress Maria Theresia and in Germany the philosopher-king Fredrick II.  In the United Dutch Republics the people called for a prince of Orange-Nassau, who was invited to become the ‘stadtholder’ under the name of Willem IV in 1747. Continue reading

Children of Geert Claasens and Anje Jans

“Gedoopt 2 Augustus [1753] Derk, zoontje van Geert Clasens en Anje Jans, ehel. op de Meden. (Baptised on the 2nd of August 1753, Derk, little son of Geert Clasens and Anje Jans, spouses in Meeden).

“Gedoopt den 9 dec. 1755 het kind van Geert Klasen en Anje Jans, ehel. op de Meden, geboren op 23 nov. en genaamd Jan. (Baptised on the 9th of December 1755 the child of Geert Klasen and Anje Jans, spouses in Meeden, born on November 23 and named Jan).

“den 3 oct. [1757] het kind van Geert Klasen en Anje Jans, ehel. op de Meden, geboren de 1 October en genaamd Berend. (the 3rd of October 1757 was baptised the child of Geert Klasen and Anje jans, spouses in Meeden, born on October 1 and named Berend).

“den 10 jan 1762 gedoopt 2 kinderen van Geert Klasens en Anje jans, ehel. op de meden, geboren 7 jan. en genaamd Roelf en Willem. (On the 10th of january 1762 baptised 2 children of Geert Klasens and Anje jans, spouses in Meeden, born on january 7 and named Roelf and Willem).

This information was compiled by Henk Doddema. I’ve lost contact with him in the last few years but hope to get with him again to see if he has more information.