Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude descendents

Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude (age 28)
Siebrigje Pieters van der Glas (age 29)
May 12, 1906

The marriage produced
five children.
All born in Drogeham (Achtkarspelen) Friesland. On October 25, 1926
Sjoerd and Siebrigje
lost 16 year old Hielkje to appendicitis. Joukje
Bakhuizen 1930.
Pieter and Pieternella 1922 Boornbergum
Aafke en Grietje 1925 Boornbergum
Sjoerd and Siebrigje 1950
Siebrigje 1950
She died on Oct. 5, 1950

The five children past middle age.

Sjoerd Tammes and Siebrigje van der Woude Early Complete Family in Boornbergum 1919

First Year in Boornbergum

The Bros van der Woude (Sjoerd and Andries) owned
a grocery store and a livestock feed business
Summer 1926 in Boornbergum.
Tragedy struck a few months later when they lost Hielkje.
(The young lady on the left is a refugee from Hungary)

Sjoerd van der Woude - Skipper of Skûtsjes

On May 18, 1901, at age 23 and single
Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude
leased a skûtsje
from Fokke Zwart, Buitenpost
Toegangsnr. : 26 Inventarisnr.: 24097 Repertoirenr.: 52 d.d. 18 mei 1901
Notarized by H.Th. Sickler, Buitenpost.

Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude's best time of his life was
when he sailed skûtsjes for a living and in sailing competitions.
In this picture he wears a skipper's cap and a skippers "trui" (sweater).

However trucks and railroads became the faster means
of moving cargo to and from Leeuwarden.
Diminishing earnings and some health problems
eventually forced him to make a living
off the canals and lakes.
He had to put his "roefschip" up for sale.CLICK TO ENLARGE
Subsequently he operated the grocery store owned
by his father Tamme Wobbes in Drogeham for two years.
In 1919 he moved to Boornbergum after the store and
house were sold at auction.

He entered into a partnership with his
brother Andries operating a grocery and
a livestock feed dealership in Boornbergum.

After he separated from his brother in 1927
he worked on a farm for two years.
In 1929 he moved his family to Bakhuizen
where he had purchased a freight truck
and a skûtsje from Broer de Vreeze.
The skûtsje was sold and he became a trucker.


As the years passed his hip joints started to give
him more trouble and lugging cargo

became too burdensome.
In 1938 he moved to Naaldwijk.

Two of his children were married.
At that time his only son Pieter Sjoerds van der Woude
had married An Klijnsma in 1933.
Pieter had begun his own trucking business in Bakhuizen.
His daughter Pieternella and her husband
lived in Naaldwijk (below The Hague).
Sjoerd van der Woude was also a fine carpenter.
He built and repaired cabinetry in Naaldwijk
until his retirement at age 65.
During the war he was in the Resistance in Naaldwijk.

After the war he was part of the NBS.
(Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten)

Photo about 1950.
He was always very alert and well read.
He was a very religious man and was an
elder in the Gereformeerde churches in
Boornbergum, Hemelum/Bakhuizen and Naaldwijk.
He was also active in politics with the A.R.P party.
He died on Nov. 21, 1953 in Naaldwijk at age 76.
He was buried in the local cemetery.

Memoriam published in the daily newspaper "Trouw"
written by the minister of the Geref. Church in Naaldwijk

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude - Photos

1920 Boornbergum
Sjoerd and Siebrigje on right.
Siebrigje has 2 year old Joukje on her arm.
Pieter is to her right in a "mariners" suit.
Some of the other children are in the picture too.


Boornbergum 1920
Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude with some of his children
on the roof of the covered feed delivery wagon.
The ladies in front are unknown.
On top second from left is Pieternella.
Toward the right is Hielkje holding Joukje in her arms.
Pieter next to Hielkje.
The other children unknown.
Choir on an outing 1935
(Bakhuizen - Hemelum Geref. Church)
Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude was een Elder
in this church. The man near the house of the minister is Otto Sikkes.
Otto Sikkes was a truck gardener.
Aafke van der Woude
married his son Gerrit Sikkes

Sjoerd van der Woude - Door to Door selling

Before he got married Sjoerd van der Woude sold jewelry from door to door. The rest of the folks in this photograph seem engaged in building. None of these folks are known to our family. He is on the left with his cases. He sold golden rings on consignment.

Sjoerd van der Woude -National Militia

At age 20 Sjoerd Tammes entered militairy service as a "remplaçant" (substitute).
Earning a fair sum as a replacement for the son of a wealthy family.
This practice was eliminated the following year by a new law
which instituted "personal military duty".
1897 was the last year of "conscription by lottery" dating
back to executive orders by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1811.


Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude
was born on Nov. 8, 1877 in Drogeham.
He died on Nov. 21, 1953 in Naaldwijk at age 76.

Below is a copy of his birth certificate
It was filed by his grandfather
Sjoerd Andries Boersma
Grocer in Drogeham
in whose house he was born.
His father Tamme was away with the Skûtsje.

Something unusual took place.
Sjoerd Tammes was the firstborn son.
Tradition held that this son would be named after
the father's father.
It should have been "Wobbe Tammes".
Sjoerd Andries got an opportunity and took it.
Translation: winkelier = grocer

Tamme Wobbes van der Woude descendents

Tamme Wobbes van der Woude, age 33, 1876

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Tamme Wobbes van der Woude, born on Dec. 7, 1842 in Oostermeer (Tietjerksteradeel).
He was de son of Wobbe Jochums van der Woude en Joukje Symens (Symons) Kooistra.
Tamme died in Arum on June 23, 1935 in Arum, Age 92.
He died in the house of his daughter Joukje Jagersma nee van der Woude.
The Jagersma family had a business selling coal and anthracite.

Tamme Wobbes was married at age 33 on July 20, 1876 in Achtkarspelen
to Grietje Boersma, age 21.
Grietje was born on May 13, 1855 in Drogeham,
daughter of Sjoerd Andries Boersma en Hijlkje Romkes Laanstra.
Grietje Boersma died on August 4, 1911 in Drogeham, age 56.
Tamme Wobbes van der Woude married
Grietje Sjoerds Boersma.
Huwelijksregister 1876, Achtkarspelen, Aktenummer 49


1. Sjoerd Tammes van der Woude, born on Nov. 8, 1877 in Drogeham.
He died on Nov. 21,1953 in Naaldwijk (ZH), age 76.
2. Wobbe Tammes van der Woude, born on Apr. 16, 1879 in Drogeham.
Died July 17, 1901 in Ermelo of T.B at age 22. Nurse (verpleger).
3. Hylkje, born on Nov. 25 in Garyp (Tietjerksteradeel).
4. Jochum Tammes, born on Dec. 26 1882 in Leeuwarden.
Died of T.B. on Dec. 28, 1916 in Garijp.
Married to Catherina Gorter and left several children.
5. Joukje, born on Dec. 8, 1884 in Leeuwarden.
6. Andries, born Aug. 3, 1886.
Died on March 4, 1887 in Dokkum, age 7 mos.
7. Elizabeth, born March 2, 1888. Died in Baarn April 23, 1953.
She was a nurse.
8. Andries, born April 2, 1890. Died in Boornbergum on March 11, 1954.
9. Sjoerdje, born July 4, 1891. Died July 15, 1892. Age 1.
10. Trijntje, born Nov. 14, 1896.
Died Jan. 9, 1919. Age 22. In Haskerland. Nurse. Tuberculosis
11. Anna, born April 4, 1899. Died May 25, 1929. Age 30.
Nurse. Died of Tuberculosis.
Sjoerd and Wobbe were born in Drogeham.
The rest of the children aboard the skutsje.
During the school year the children lived with grandparents
Sjoerd and Hylkje Boersma who owned a grocery store
with a liquor license (tavern) which was also sold during the evening hours.
The family went to live in Drogeham permanently in the 1900s.
Date not known.
Tamme W. van der Woude continued hauling cargo with his "skûtsje".

At 80 Tamme van der Woude was to attend a wedding in Amsterdam.
He insisted on having a new suite made by the local taylor. Disregarding discouraging comments from the familly who were of the opinion that it was a total waste of money at his age.
He got use of the suite for another 12 years untill his death at age 92.


Tamme van der Woude - Transactions etc.

March 19, 1874
Tamme van der Woude, Oostermeer
leased a ship for 8 years for Fl.1032.00

From: Durk Durks Kuipers in Buitenpost
Toegangs nr. : 26 Inventaris nr.: 24066Repertoire nr.: 50 d.d. 19 maart 1874
Notaris Chr. Houdijn drew up the contract and registered it.
Tamme van der Woude won
2nd prize in sailing competition.
May 31, 1897
Tamme van der Woude, Leeuwaren, et al

sold chattel property (roerende goederen)
Toegangsnr. : 26 Inventaris nr.: 6086 Repertoire nr.: 2003 d.d. 31 mei 1897
Notarized by J. Landmeter, Augustinusga.

===== November 23, 1897
Tamme van der Woude, Drogeham
purchased at public auction out of the Estate of
Sjoerd Andries Boersma (his father in law)
a tavern and a home from
Andries Sjoerds Boersma (his brother in law), Haulerwijk
Fl. 967.00
Toegangs nr. : 26 Inventaris nr.: 6086
Repertoire nr.: 2097 en 2103 d.d. 23 november 1897
The document shows that Andries Sjoerds Boersma sold
several parcels to others at the same time.
May 4, 1898
Tamme van der Woude, Drogeham
borrowed Fl.650.00
from Herman Theodorus Sickler, Akkrum
Toegangs nr. : 26Inventaris nr.: 6087 Repertoire nr.: 2219 d.d. 5 mei 1898
Notarized by J. Landmeter, Augustinusga.
April 1, 1919
Family Tamme van der Woude
sold at auction a store and house
which was rented out to
his son
Sjoerd van der Woude till May 12, 1920
Hendrik Johnannes van Minnen, Drogeham, buyer
house and land for
Fl.1901 .00
Toegangsnr. : 26 Inventaris nr.: 6113Repertoire nr.: 1011 en 1027 d.d. 1 april 1919
Notarized by A.M. Harterink, Augustinusga

Tamme Wobbes van der Woude family photos

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Tamme Wobbes van der Woude and son Sjoerd Tammes

Tamme van der Woude and sisters.
October 6, 1934
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Sjoerdtje Wobbes van der Woude was born on Aug. 8 1847 in Oostermeer.
She died on Dec. 5, 1939 in Smallingerland at age 91.
She married at age 28 to Jan Postma from Franekeradeel.
Antje Wobbes van der Woude was born on October 19, 1850 in Oostermeer.
She died at age 84 on Nov. 25, 1934 in Achtkarspelen.
She was married to Edze Aukes Atema.
Anna Tammes van der Woude
Elizabeth and Anna
Nurses (Diaconessen)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wobbe Jochums van der Woude - Photographs

The Bergum Lake is located north of Oostermeer
This photo shows a loaded Skûtsje.
It is a fair representation of how our ancestors lived and worked.
Location Map

Oostermeer is south and Drogeham is east of the lake.

Wobbe Jochums van der Woude attended this church
toward the end of his life.
He was "Doopsgezind" (Mennonite) before his marriage.

More pictures of Oostermeer - LINK

Jochum Wobbes van der Woude,
Born Febr. 16, 1836 in Tietjerksteradeel.
Died at the age of 30 on October 26, 1866.
His father Wobbe Jochums van der Woude
put Jochums "roefschip" up for sale a month later.