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Adrianus Brethouwer was born about 1765 in Heurne, Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. He was the son of Jan Brethouwer & Teuntjen Ariaans.
Catharina Wanders was born March 20, 1773 in Hengelo, Gelderland, Netherlands. She was the daughter of Waander Berentsen & Garritjen Veltkamp.
Grietje Geertruid Rensink was born on January 9, 1780 in Lintelo, Netherlands or Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. She was the daughter of Hendrik Jan Rensink & Anna Catrina Kleuvers

THE FAMILIES OF ADRIANUS BRETHOUWER

First marriage:

Adrianus Brethouwer Sr & Catharina Helena WandersAdrianus Brethouwer Sr & Catharina Helena Wanders were married on November 1, 1807 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. They had at least 2 sons, born in 1808 & 1811. Their son born in 1811 died in May 1812. Catharine Helena Wanders Brethouwer died on October 16, 1812 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. At the time of her death their one surviving son was age 3. Adrianus was remarried after Catharina's death to Grietje Geertruid Rensink.
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Children of Adrianus Brethouwer & Catharina Helena Wanders:

Tony Albernadus Brethouwer

Tony Albernadus Brethouwer was born on August 11, 1808. His mother died in October 1812 when he was age 4, and his father remarried in May 1813. His father died in June 1814 when Tony was age 5, and I assume his stepmother raised him but that is not for sure. His stepmother (Grietje Geertruid Rensink Brethouwer) was remarried on Sept 18, 1818 to Wessel Fukkink when Tony was age 10. Tony married Arnolda Johannah Jentink on August 21, 1833 in Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands. Their marriage record lists their names as "Tonnij Aalbernardus Brethouwer, te Aalten, 25 jaar,soldaat (born in Aalten, 25 years old, soldier) , son of Adrianus Brethouwer & Helena Catharina Wanders, and Arnolda Johanna Jentink, 29 jaar (years), daughter of Evert Jentink & Enneken.Blekkink. At the time of their marriage, Arnolda Johannah had a 2 year old son named Adrianus Jan that Tony acknowleged as being his child, and they had 5 more children after the marriage. The family emigrated from The Netherlands (Holland) to the USA in 1847, probably with the family of his half-brother Adrianus Brethouwer Jr. Arnolda Johannah Jentink Brethouwer died in 1847, onboard the ship that was taking the family from the Netherlands to America. She was buried at sea. On the ship's passenger list, both Tony & Adrianus Jr had listed their intended destination as Indiana, but both families settled in Wisconsin. Tony is listed with the children on the 1850 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Tony had a son named Herman John born on October 14, 1852 to mother Anna M., but I don't know if they were married. I believe Herman's mother was Johanna "Anna" Maria Kolwagen TeBrinke, widow of Derk Jan TeBrinke as Derk & Anna's youngest daughter Diena is listed at age 11 with Tony and Herman on the 1860 census. Anna is not listed with Tony or Herman John on any later census records, so she probably died between Herman's birth in 1852 to 1860. Tony is listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. In 1880 Tony is listed as "Father" in Herman's household. The last name on American census records has been spelled many ways, ie Brethouwer, Brethower, Brethour, etc. Tony Albernadus Brethouwer died on January 19, 1882 in Oostburg, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin.
The Families of Tony Brethouwer
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Garrit Jan Willem Brethouwer Garrit Jan Willem Brethouwer was born on February 11, 1811 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. He died when he was age 1. Garrit Jan Willem Brethouwer died on May 3, 1812 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Second marriage:

Adrianus Brethouwer Sr & Grietje Geertruid RensinkAdrianus Brethouwer Sr & Grietje Geertruid Rensink were married on May 14, 1813 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. At the time of their marriage, Adrianus had a 3 year old son from his first marriage. Adrianus died about a year after he married Grietje Geertruid, and their only son was born 6 months after his death. Adrianus Brethouwer died on June 10, 1814 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. At the time of Adrianus' death, Grietje Geertruid had a stepson who was age 4 and was pregnant. Grietje Geertruid was remarried to Wessel Fukkink on September 18, 1818 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. Wessel died on November 9, 1834. Grietje Geertruid Rensink Brethouwer died on June 16, 1844 in Haart, Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. Both sons of Adrianus Brethouwer emigrated to the USA and settled in Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin.

Child of Adrianus Brethouwer & Grietje Geertruid Rensink:

Adrianus Brethouwer Jr Adrianus Brethouwer Jr was born on November 12, 1814 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands. His father had died in May 1814, so was no longer alive when Adrianus Jr was born. His mother was remarried on Sept 18, 1818 to Wessel Fukkink when Adrianus Jr was age 3. Adrianus married Gesina Rensink on May 12, 1837 in Aalten, Gelderland, Netherlands & they had 6 children. The family emigrated from The Netherlands (Holland) to the USA in 1847, probably with the family of his half-brother Tony Brethouwer. On the ship's passenger list, both Adrianus & Tony listed their intended destination as Indiana, but both families settled in Wisconsin. Adrianus & Gesina are listed with their family on the 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Adrianus Brethouwer Jr died on January 13, 1887 in Oostburg, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin. Gesina is listed as age 83 & widowed on the 1900 census of Holland, Sheboygan Co., WI. Gesina died on September 22, 1901 in Holland, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin. Adrianus & Gesina are both buried in the Oostburg Cemetery, Oostburg, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin.
The Family of Adrianus Brethouwer Jr & Gesina Rensink
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