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The Jan Thomas branch of the IJsselstein family

Maarten Beijen (1774-1834) and his children

This is the first page about members of the Maarten subbranch of the Jan Thomas branch. After this page two other pages follow about members of this subbranch:
  • Maarten Beijen (1842-1917) and his offspring,
  • Frederik Beijen and his offspring.
  • Maarten Beijen Jan Thomas' son

    Maarten Beijen (10.4), the second son of Jan Thomas Beijen, was born in 1774 in Benschop. In 1799 he married Maggeltje Boele, who was born in Benschop as well.
    Maarten and Maggeltje lived in one of the farms in Bodegraven that belonged to Maarten's father. In 1828, when Jan Thomas Beijen's estate was divided, the farm where Maarten lived and the adjacent farmland were apportioned to him.
    Maarten died in 1834 at the age of 59. Maggeltje died in 1858.

    Maarten's children

    Beijen or Bijen
    In the second half of the nineteenth century, the name of members of the Maarten subbranch was in Bodegraven often written as Bijen. However, that did not happen consistently. For example, notary Sperna Weiland wrote the name as Bijen in a deed of 25 November 1875, while five days later he referred to the same people as Beijen. After 1890, the name was always written as Beijen.
    Maarten and Maggeltje had nine children, eight of whom reached adulthood. Four of them did not marry: Jannegje (11.5), Jan Thomas (11.7), Cornelis (11.9) and Willem (11.10). After the death of their parents they continued living on the family farm.
    The four other children, Amilia (11.6), Cornelia (11.11), Gerrit (11.12) and Aagie (11.13), did marry. However, Cornelia and her husband Jan van Briemen died some years later. Their two children, Aaltje and Maarten van Briemen, were brought up by their grandmother Maggeltje Boele, their aunt Jannegje Beijen and their unmarried uncles. When his uncles became older, Maarten van Briemen took over the ancestral farm.

    Gerrit Beijen (Maarten's son)

    The only son of Maarten and Maggeltje who had offspring in the Beijen line was the above-mentioned Gerrit Beijen (11.12). Therefore all members of the Maarten subbranch descend from him.
    Gerrit was born in 1816 in Bodegraven. In 1842 he married Dirkje Hoogendoorn, who was born in Bodegraven as well. Gerrit and Dirkje lived on a farm that Gerrit rented from his uncle Pieter Beijen (10.12). After the death of Pieter and his widow, Gerrit bought this farm at a public auction. It was given the name Beijenveld (Beijen field).

    Dirkje died in 1871, Gerrit in 1875. They had no less than thirteen children. In 1875 eight of their children were still alive. Among them were three sons.
    The middle son, Hendrik (12.21), joined the army in the Dutch East Indies in 1876. He died there in 1886.

    The two other sons and their descendants are discussed on the following two pages:
  • Maarten Beijen (1842-1917) and his offspring,
  • Frederik Beijen and his offspring.

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