Jannetje Zweersen was born on 8 February 1713 in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands. She married Sjouke Sijes Noteboom in Amsterdam, where they lived for awhile. They were both members of the Dutch Reformed Church. Jannetje gave birth to thirteen children. Her oldest, Jan, was born in 1734 and lived for 78 years. Sije, the second son, was born in 1735 and lived 64 years. Jacob, was born in 1737 and died as a young child at the age of 6. Fennigje, her first daughter, was born in 1739 and died in 1744 at the age of 5. Atje was born in 1741 and died eight years later. The second Jacob was born in 1742 and died in 1746. Fennigien was born in 1744 and her fate is unknown. Jakobus was born in 1746 and lived for 77 years. Sijke was born in 1748 and her fate is unknown. Attie was born in 1749 and her fate is unknown. Sjouke was born in 1752 and died as an infant. The second Sjouke was born in 1753 and lived to be 41 years old. Harmanus was born in 1754 and died in 1808 at the age of 54. Jannetje died in 1799 at the age of 86 years old. She outlived at least 7 of her children.
Coat of arms of the Dutch municipality of Zwolle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sjouke Sijes Noteboom was born sometime before 1707 in Oenkerk, Friesland, Netherlands. He was baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church in Oenkerk on 2 October 1707. He was a master builder and carpenter. Sjouke married Jannetje Zweersen on 1 May 1733 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Sjouke was responsible for constructing the new city council chamber behind the townhall in Leeuwarden. He died in 1760 before construction could be completed. He was buried on 13 December 1760 in Oenkerk.
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