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Neef Family History

The Neef family originates out of Vledder in Drenthe. The earliest known forebear is Garbrant Jans. His son Geert Garbrants is baptized in Vledder on 25 May 1684. He is mentioned in two documents in 1749 as the 'bestevader' of the children left behind by Jochem Geerts. In the census of 1749 he is listed as a carpenter, 'een timmerman en wat boerkerie van gemeen bestaan'. In that census there are 3 people above 12 years of age in his family, probably he and his two sons Jochem and Garbrant. Jochem Geerts is also listed in this census, 'arbeider in een armelijke staat'. Jochem Geerts is married to Lummigje Jans, probably daughter of Jan Hendriks and Cleisje Cleis. Jan Hendriks is also mentioned in the documents of 1749 as 'bestevader' of the children of Jochem Geerts. Jan Hendriks is 'stelling' in Vinkega. After 1811 this family was not only known as Neef but also as Hoornstra (descendants of Jan Reinders), Bloemhoff (Keimpe Jans, son of Jan Reinders), and Vos (descendants of Jochem Reinders) or de Vos (descendants of Jochem Reinders). Garbrant Jans, born abt 1650, married to NN. Garbrant apparently had the following children - Japikje, Jan, Geert and Roelof. Geert Garbrants married with Claesjen Jochems in Vledder on 17 April 1705. She is probably a daughter of Jochem Harms. Geert died about 1763 and Claesjen about 1773. Three children are known - Garbrant, Harm and Jochem. Garbrant Geerts married Grietje Hartmans. Garbrant died in February 1798 in Weststellingwerf and Grietje died in Steggerda in March 1799. They had at least two children - Hartman, christened in Steggerda on 8 March 1744 and Geert, christened 27 May 1756. Jochem Geerts, born abt 1711, died Steggerda before 25 March 1749. He was married to Lummigje Jans, who died about 1747.
children:
1. Reinder, c. Steggerda 28 October 1736, d. Nieuwehorne 4 January 1812, m. 
   Oldeberkoop 25 February 1759 Trijntje Jans
2. Klaasje, c. Steggerda 16 March 1738
3. Geert, c. Steggerda 10 May 1743, died before March 1749
4. Lummigjen, c. Steggerda 26 July 1745, died before March 1749
Reinder Jochems was a carpenter. He did work for the church in Nieuwehorne. He repaired the houses that the church used for housing widows, etc. He also made coffins. He served several times as deacon and as alderman in the church in Nieuwehorne. Reinder owned land as well. He married Trijntje in 1759. She may have been born in Nijberkoop on 17 December 1738 and baptized 4 January 1739, as daughter of Jan Abels and Froukje Arents. At her death in Nieuwehorne on 29 October 1819 she was said to be 89 but I believe she was only 81. It is interesting to note that none of her children bear the name Froukje, Arent or Abel. This could be a result of her parents displeasure with her marriage. All marriages that took place in Berkoop at the time of Reinder and Trijntje's marriage were all noted as legally inscribed (in the records) and legally married, however Reinder and Trijntje's marrieage was not recorded as legally inscribed or legally married. Also of interest is the fact that the marriage was postponed for some time. Usually you have the first two proclamations on consecutive weeks and then the next week the couple is married, but this did not take place in this marriage.
children:
1. Lummichje, c. Oldberkoop 13 May 1759, d. before 1811, m. Haskerland
   3 May 1789 Jan Bartels de Vries
2. Jochem, b. Nieuwehorne 23 July 1761
3. Jan, b. Nieuwehorne 21 October 1763
4. Berend, b. Nieuwehorne 14 February 1766
5. Roort, b. Nieuwehorne 5 August 1769, c. there 27 August 1769
6. Klaas, b. Nieuwehorne 10 June 1771
7. Wobbigje, b. Nieuwehorne 19 February 1774, c. there 3 March 1774, d.
   Weststellingwerf 1 January 1853, m. Wolvega 18 December 1796 Minne Gerbens
   de Hoop, b. Nijeholtwolde 28 November 1769, d. Weststellingwerf
   3 December 1846 
Klaas Reinders Neef was born Nieuwehorne on 10 June 1771, c. Oudehorne 30 June 1771. He died there on 16 March 1838. Klaas, like his brothers, was a carpenter. He was also a deacon and alderman in the church at Nieuwehorne. He married in Schurega on 20 December 1795 with Vrouwkje Jans. Vrouwkje was born in Hoornsterzwaag on 1 February 1769, c. there 19 February 1769. She died in Schoterland on 16 July 1853.
children:
1. Trijntje, b. Steggerda 25 October 1796, c. there 13 November 1796.  She
   died in Donkerbroek on 20 July 1874.  She married in Schoterland on 
   16 February 1817 with Evert Hessels Hoekstra, b. Oudehorne 14 June 1795. He
   died in Opsterland on 9 August 1846.
2. Wybegjen, b. Hoornsterzwaag 26 February 1800, c. Oudehorne 9 March 1800,
   died in Schoterland on 30 December 1872.  She married in Schoterland on
   14 May 1820 with Jan Jans Bergsma.
3. Jan, b. Hoornsterzwaag 2 December 1802, c. Oudehorne 12 December 1802.  He
   died in Franeker on 14 March 1855.
4. Lummigjen, b. Hoornsterzwaag 15 August 1806, c. Oudehorne 21 August 1806,
   d. Schoterland 13 January 1871.  She married 12 May 1833 in Schoterland
   with Jouke Roels de Boer, b. Schurega 11 October 1799, d. Schoterland
   18 January 1876.
5. Reinder, b. Jubbega-Schurega 3 June 1815, d. Schoterland 9 March 1892,
   m. Schoterland 17 July 1853 Antje Hendricks de Jong, b. Jubbega-Schurega
   21 January 1826, d. Schoterland 12 April 1911.
   children:
   1. Vroukje, b. Jubbega-Schurega 26 February 1854, d. Schoterland 11 April 
      1930, m. Ooststellingwerf 19 May 1882 Bauke Ludderus Jansen, b.
      Ooststellingwerf 30 September 1845, d. 26 October 1928
   2. Klaas, b. Jubbega-Schurega 24 May 1856, d. Kortehemmen 25 December 1940.
      He married Schoterland 16 May 1889 with Janke van Riezen, b. Schoterland
      25 June 1854, d. Wolvega 28 December 1931.
      children:
      1. Reinder Klaas, b. Jubbega-Schurega 8 August 1890, d. Drachten
         20 April 1965, m. Opsterland 19 April 1917 Trijntje van den Berg,
         b. Smallingerland 21 November 1887, d. Drachten 11 April 1949.
         children:
         1. Hendrick Klaas, b. Munnekeburen 2 October 1918, m. 30 November 1918
            Hendrika Veenstra.
            children:
            1. Hendrikje, b. Drahten 23 April 1940, m. 16 November 1961
               Thomas Oosterloo
            2. Reinder Klaas, b. Drachten 10 October 1943, m. 27 June 1969
               Janny de Jong.
               children:
               1. Hendrik Mathys, b. Smallingerland 14 Deember 1970
               2. Christian, b. Smallingerland 2 July 1975
         2. Baukje, b. Munnekeburen 8 May 1920, d. Amsterdam 20 August 2004,
            m. 25 November 1943 Arnold Zonderman
      2. Elisabeth, b. Jubbega-Schurega 29 May 1892, m. Weststellingwerf
         20 March 1917 Johannes Zweers
      3. Hendrick, b. Jubbega-Schurega 20 January 1894, d. Weststellingwerf
         8 July 1913
      4. Antje, b. Jubbega-Schurega 27 July 1895, m. Weststellingwerf 3 July
         1919 Fedde Tjerk Keestra
      5. Hiltje, b. Jubbega-Schurega 30 November 1899, d. Schoterland 15 January
         1965, m. 27 November 1930 Wessel Boltje
   3. Hendrik, b. Jubbega-Schurega 25 October 1858, d. Hilversum 25 July 1932,
      m. Schoterland 8 May 1890 Elsje Argelo, b. Jubbega-Schurega 9 April 1858,
      d. Hilversum 15 July 1931.
      children:
      1. Gerrit, b. Franeker 7 November 1894, d. Hilversum 7 July 1921
      2. Antje, b. Franeker 4 June 1898, d. 6 December 1967
   4. Jan, b. Jubbega-Schurega 5 January 1862, d. Weststellingwerf 10 April
      1948, m. Ooststellingwerf 8 May 1891 Aaltje Hofstee, b. Donkerbroek
      11 January 1869, d. Weststellingwerf 20 December 1967
      children:
      1. Reinder, b. Jubbega-Schurega 14 January 1892, d. Weststellingwerf
         14 October 1966, m. (1) Weststellingwerf 14 September 1918 Popkje
         Koopmans (d. Munnekeburen 22 August 1922), m. (2) Weststellingwerf
         9 March 1925 Wemmigje Mender, b. Weststellingwerf 4 November 1902,
         d. there 14 November 1970
         child:
         1. Jan, b. Weststellingwerf 24 April 1927, m. there 7 May 1955
            Rieuwkje Rinsema, b. Spanga 28 April 1927            
      2. Hessel, b. Jubbega-Schurega 1 September 1893, d. Markelo 26 February
         1949, m. Franekerdeel 20 July 1920 Antje Visser, b. Ried 16 October
         1893, d. Tzummarum 14 May 1981.
         child:
         1. Annie, b. Franekerdeel 1 September 1921
      3. Vroukjen, b. Jubbega-Schurega 12 February 1895, d. Wolvega 21 February
         1984, m. Weststellingwerf 8 May 1920 Jan van Essen, b. Steenwijkerwold
         13 March 1894, d. Wolvega 1 June 1983
      4. Klaas, b. Jubbega-Schurega 11 July 1901, d. Wolvega 11 August 1948,
         m. Weststellingwerf 3 July 1926 Geertje van der Honing, b. Donkerbroek
         6 October 1902, d. Weststellingwerf 11 August 1948
         children:
         1. Jan Klaas, b. 13 April 1927, m. 8 January 1948 Pietje Pen
            children:
            1. Klaas Jan, b. Oosterwolde 5 July 1948, m. 21 February 1975
               Grietje Kleiker
               children:
               1. Ronald Jan, b. 16 August 1975
               2. Sandra Thea, b. 27 January 1978
            2. Geertje, b. Oosterwolde 16 February 1951, m. 12 February 1983
               Christiaan Hew, b. Switzerland
            3. Jelly, b. Oosterwolde 9 March 1965
         2. Sake, b. 9 April 1929, m. 9 October 1952 Jannie Lange
            children:
            1. Klaas, b. Munnekeburen 17 August 1953, d. 3 June 1970
            2. Jelle, b. Munnekeburen 17 July 1956, m. 25 November 1976
               Mirande de Bresser.
               children:
               1. Ronald Sake Bernardus, b. 12 June 1981
               2. Joyce Louise Jantine, b. 14 December 1983
            3. Geert, b. Munnekeburen 5 August 1957, m. 11 December 1981
               Klaske de Groot
            4. Froukje Geertje, b. Munnekeburen 14 October 1960, m. 
               7 November 1981 Sietse Woudstra
         3. Alie, b. 16 December 1939, m. 1962 Steffen Bijl
      5. Antje, b. Jubbega-Schurega 10 May 1904, d. 20 November 1969, m.
         18 August 1938 Yme Gerbensma, b. Doniawerstal 18 August 1900, d.
         20 September 1983
      6. Meintje, b. Jubbega-Schurega 20 September 1907, d. 31 January 1977,
         m. Weststellingwerf 15 April 1933 Albert Geerts, b. Rotterdam
         22 April 1907, d. Tijnje 6 May 1958
   5. Wietske, b. Jubbega-Schurega 21 December 1866, d. 23 November 1950,
      m. Schoterland 10 May 1894 Bonne Michiels van Dam