I recently discovered that Adriaen Hendricks De Wees, one of our earliest ancestors , is buried in Old Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
|Death:||Apr. 4, 1674
A son of Jan Pietre Hendrick DeWees, Adriaen Hendricksz DeWees was born in Beverwijk, circa 1595. He was first a shoemaker, and later one of the first brokers in art, registered 1 Oct 1639. (in Amsterdam, I presume). He married Hillegont Goverts in 1615 in Beverwijk. They had at least two children: Henrick Adriaensz DeWees (1615-1679, married Adriaentje Jans in 1640), and Catharina who married engraver Jan de Visscher in 1657.His residences, per Oude Kerk web site:
In the year 1656: at the Heerenlogement (Heeren means gentlemen, logement means inn)
In the year 1657: Heilige Wegspoort (at the time of marriage daughter Catharina to engraver Jan de Visscher)
In the year 1674: at the time of his death, “in a little house in the Oudemanshuijspoort”
(Oudemanshuispoort literally means old man’s home gate)
Source: Yearbook Amstelodamum 61, page 77/8
(Thanks to Marianne for the translations.)
Oude Kerk (Old Church)
|Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Apr 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25678159
It is reassuring to find personal details of his marriage to Hildegart Goverts. In addition we learn that he was a shoemaker and later an art dealer.
A search reveals several De Wees’s interred in Old Church. Unfortunately only two crypts are identified. I failed to look for details of these other family members. (The names Willem and Cornelias appear frequently in our family tree.)