Missing link

Martje Cornelis Burger

Years ago we received a family tree from a presumably distant relative. This tree is very interesting since it appeared to have no visible link with our Texel branch. Until we found Martje Cornelis Burger, our presumable common ancestor.

  1. In our branch she got married on 24 Jul 1764 • Texel to: Jan Pietersz Verberne (1739–1814)
    However in the other branch in 1764 to: Jan Pieters Verberne (1751–1826).
    Obviously this has to be the same man, especially since both fathers had a son bearing the same name: Simon Jansz Verberne (Birth 7 Sep 1775  Texel – Death 22 Jul 1837  Den Burg (Texel)).
    Official records confirm Jan Pietersz Verberne birth and death (1739–1814). Nevertheless we’re interested to get confirmation of Jan Pieters Verberne (1751–1826). Sofar we haven’t been able to get this.

    Texel Verberne branch

  2. The other thing we’re puzzled by is the fact that Martje Cornelis Burger’s husband Jan Pieters Verberne seems to have different parents. Again, this can’t be correct. So if you happen to have the solution to our problem, we would like to get in touch with you.
  3. We now know that Martje Cornelis Burger had a sister bearing a virtual identical name: Marijtje/Maartje Cornelis Burger (23 March 1751 – 8 June 1816). Marijtje got married to another Jan Verberne, most likely Jan Pieters Verberne (1751–1826).
    Both Martje and Marijtje had children bearing the same name, which is highly unlikely: Cornelis Verberne ( – d:27 Oct 1827
    ) and Willem Verberne ( – d:13 Dec 1845).
    So we are having two sisters Martje Cornelis and Marijtje Cornelis Burger who both got married to a Jan Verberne? If you have copies of official records proving either or both, please contact us.
    We’d love to know more about Marijtje’s (1751-1816) husband: Jan. Any information is welcome.
  4. Update Nov. 17, 2018. The historic records aren’t always clear as to which Martje/Maartje/Marijtje’s children belong. Most likely this is causing incorrect duplicates. This makes it even harder to draw any preliminary conclusions. However since we’ve found official records of both sisters bearing the same name we can safely conclude these two ladies being the missing link between both branches of Verberne trees.

Simon Joosten Verberne branch

Simon Joosten Verberne branch

Texel Verberne branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two sisters bearing the same name as well as husbands bearing the same name. Martje and Maartje Cornelis Burger.