Children of David van Gorkom and Willemijn Tibing (generation V-dh95)
David was son of Hendrik Abrahamse and Gerrichje Mierhout (IV-h48) and grandson of Abraham Thomasse and Anneken Heijndricx (III-a27).
Annigje was baptized on a Christmas day, on 25 December 1721, in the Domkerk. Ten months before her parents married in the same church. In 1721 the young family lived at the Varkenmarkt. Annigje married in the Domkerk too, at the age of 36 to Jacobus Kemp on 27 March 1758. It is possible of course that there was a first husband who has not been traced. This is not very likely though, as the record would have said that she was a widow. It is more likely that she stayed home, until she felt not needed by her mother anymore. She was the eldest sister after all, differing 21 years in age with her youngest brother. At least two daughters were born. In the Jacobi Church, on 24 July 1760, Maria Kemp was baptized. Four years later, on 4 July 1764, Wilhelmina Kemp was baptized in the same church. At both occasions the family was living at the Pauwsteeg. Wilhelmina married Dirk Kraker on 21 September 1790. Six children are known from that marriage.
Mother Anna, widow of Jacobus Kemp, died on 10 February 1801 at the address Op 't Springweg in de weeskameren, leaving behind adult children. She was buried in the Buurkerk.
A second girl was born, baptized on 6 October 1723. The family was again living at the Varkenmarkt. She married to Casper Sinkstock. In Dutch the family name Sinkstock sounds like it comes from a novel, meaning something like "zinc stick" or "sinking stick". Casper was a soldier in the Bekker regiment.
Hendrikje was witness at the christening of two of the children of her brother Willem and sister-in-law Anna Maria van der Wal. Probably she had no children of her own. On 6 May 1787 she died in the Bergstraat, leaving behind adult friends, and was buried in the Jacobi churchyard.
Willem was baptized in the Jacobikerk on 14 July 1725. It is the church where many Van Gorkoms were baptized. Sadly this Willem died at the age of just one and half years on 2 January 1727 and was buried at the Jacobi churchyard.
Image to the right is a painting of the interior of the Catharijnekerk as seen in 1636 by Pieter Saenredam. Click here
for an enlargement.
A second Willem was baptized in the Catharijnekerk on 3 June 1727. Mother Willemijn was already three months pregnant of this second Willem when the first Willem died. It was quite common in those days to pass on a name, when a child died at young age. Willem married Anna Maria van der Wal on 31 October 1755. He was 28 years old then. They had eleven children, who are named on the page about generation VII. The family lived from about 1761 till 1770 in the Hamsteeg bij de Varkensmarkt and from 1771 till 1801 in the Catharijnsstraat. According to one of the birth records mother Anna was a lutheran. Willem died in Utrecht on 11 July 1801 at the age of 74. His wife Anna died half a year later on 1 December 1801, living in the Santstraat.
Isaak was baptized on 22 February 1729. We believe it is this Isaak who married Dorothea de Heeger on 17 January 1749. Actually there were two Isaaks at the time, who were second cousins. As the marriage record does not give a clue about either the parents of Isaak, or his age, we had the choice between the Isaak at this place or the other Isaak, who is also on this page (generation VI-i25) and who was born in 1725 as son of Abraham van Gorkom and Anna Maria Olivier, and grandson of Thomas Abrahamse van Gorkom and Sofia van Seventer. We concluded that there were two reasons to decide in favour of the Isaak who was born in 1729 as son of David and Willemijn. In the first place we looked at the names of the children of Isaak and Dorothea. It shows that they gave the names David and Willemina to two of the children, which are the names of the parents of the Isaak of our choice. Furthermore there are two attempts to call a daughter Pieternella. This is not a very common name, but as a matter of fact mother Willemijn had a sister called Peternella.
Second reason to decide for the Isaak who is son of David and Willemijn, is the report of the death of a completely other David van Gorkom, who was married to Willemina Gerrits (generation VII-d66). This David died in Lonneker, at the outskirts of the town of Enschede, on 28 May 1833. He was a son of Gerrit, mentioned below, so son of a brother of Isaak who is son of David and Willemijn, making him also the son of a second cousin of Isaak who is son of Abraham and Anna Maria Olivier. It turns out that the death of David in Lonneker was reported to the authorities by David Wijnand Jennes (generation VIII-a86), a greatgrandson of Isaak who was married to Dorothea de Heeger, and by the brother-in-law of this greatgrandson. In the death report of David from Lonneker these two are called 'cousin' and 'cousin-in-law'. If this David Jennes is indeed a greatgreatgrandson of David and Willemijn (because his greatgrandfather Isaak is son of David), than the grandfather of David Jennes is a first cousin of David in Lonneker. However, if the greatgreatgrandparents of David Jennes are Abraham and Anna Maria Olivier (because his greatgrandfather Isaak is son of Abraham), than the grandfather of David Jennes would have been a third cousin of David from Lonneker. The latter option seems to be less likely.
As a kind of illustration to all confusion, the fathers of the two Isaaks married at nearly the same time. These two fathers were eachothers first cousins David and Abraham. David married on 21 February 1721 and Abraham on 13 March 1721.
At the time of his marriage the Isaak of this section lived in de Catharinastraat (St. Catharine's street). This street is called Willemstraat nowadays and is found in Wijk C (the C-quarter) in the north of the old city, as Mark Wagenbuur (mark @ wagenbuur.nl) informed us. According to his information the Catharinastraat was renamed in 1863 on request of the population of Wijk C, which was known for its loyalty to King Willem III.
The marriage record also tells that Isaak was a church member of an unnamed protestant church. Isaak and Dorothea had at least ten children as mentioned on the page about the next generation (generation VII), and remarkably as well, in 1786 they happened to live in the Lange Smeesteeg (Long Forge Alley), the same Lange Smeestraat where a direct descendant, Emy (generation XIV), was born 200 years later, in 1983. Her birth triggered her father to start researching genealogy, and the foundation of this website was the result of it.
In the days of Isaak it was a small street, more to the south of the city, running from the Oude Gracht towards the Smeetoren (Forge Tower), which was part of the western city wall. On the painting above you see this Smeetoren, as seen from the north. It housed the Astronomical Institute of Utrecht University from 1643 until 1854. The drawing was made in 1843, eleven years before the tower was torn down. The city wall itself had already been demolished in 1831 and following years and replaced by a park in English landscape style, designed by J.D. Zocher Jr and his son—the same landscape architects who designed the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. The church in the background is the Geertekerk (St. Gertrude's Church). The roof to the left is the Bartholomeus Gasthuis, a hospital since 1367, nowadays a nursing home, standing on the corner of the Smeestraat. The same Bartholomeus Gasthuis can be seen behind the tree on the photograph below. On the photograph, you can also see a pattern of darker stones in the middle of the junction, which marks the place where the Smeetower once stood. The street in the middle is the Lange Smeestraat, which you can look down all the way to the Oude Gracht (Old Canal).
Dorothea de Heeger died at home in the Smeesteeg as a widow on 3 February 1816. The report to the register was made by her son David, a bricklayer who was living in the Tugthuissteegje, according to the death record. In the record the first name of his mother is spelled as Theodora, which is a mistake. This is even reason for her greatgranddaughter Johanna Theodora/Dorothea (generation IX-j10) to go to court for a name change. On 23 March 1799 an Isaak van Gorkom died. As he was living in the Lange Smeesteeg, you may assume that it is Dorothea's husband Isaak. The funeral was in the Geertekerk. According to the death record he had money, meaning that the church did not have to pay for the burial. The record also says that he was leaving behind a wife and grown-up children.
Entrance of Lange Smeestraat (Smeesteeg), where the Smeetoren used to be. Photo taken on 25 June 2010.
Johannes was born in the Catharinastraat, nowadays known as Willemstraat. Hw was baptized, more or less around the corner, in the Jacobikerk on 11 March 1731. On 9 June 1752 Johannes married Johanna Serri, also in the Jacobikerk. Johannes was just 21 years old then. It seems they had no children as no birth records were found. They might have moved to another city of course, but this is unlikely as the death record of Johanna was found, stating that she died on 29 November 1789, the funeral being in the Buurkerk.
Jacobus was baptized in the Domkerk on 6 May 1733. On 27 November 1754 he married in the Domkerk as well. His wife was Johanna Milders. Just like Johannes, Jacobus was 21 years old when marrying. They had a twin, called Hendrica and Willemijntje, baptized on 24 November 1754. Willemijntje died six weeks later on 4 January 1755 and was buried door order van 't Gerecht (by court order). The mother was buried three days later on 7 January 1755. On 14 November 1755 Jacobus married Anna Maria Haak. Jacobus and Anna had several children as well as mentioned on the page about generation VII. Anna Maria died on 12 July 1787 and was buried in the Catharine Church. Jacobus van Gorkom died on 8 July 1812 at the age of 79. His son Ary and the son-in-law of his son David, called Steven Bitter, gave notice of his death to the authorities.
Jacobus died in the Oude Mannen- en Vrouwenhuis, the House for Old Men and Women, located at the Oude Gracht.
Gerrit was baptized in the Jacobikerk on 2 October 1735. He was nearly 30 years old, when marrying Cornelia van der Tol in the Catharijnekerk on 16 May 1765. They had at least two children, who are mentioned in more detail on the page about generation VII. Interesting to note, by the way, that Gerrit is the fifth boy in a row that shows regular intervals of two years: births in 1727, 1729, 1731, 1733, 1735 and 1737.
Everd was baptized in the Jacobikerk on 5 June 1737. He died after ten months on 15 April 1738.
Willemijn was pregnant for seven months already when the first Everd died. As the next child turned out to be a boy as well, they called him Everd again, when baptized on 5 June 1738, exactly one year after the first Everd. It doesn't seem to be a lucky name, as the second Everd died at the age of two, on 21 March 1741.
Aletta was baptized in the Domkerk on 6 September 1739. She probably died as an infant.
Nearly exactly a year after the death of the second Everd, a third Everd was born. He was baptized in the Jacobikerk on 11 March 1742. The family lived in the Koestraat. It is unclear what happened to Everd later on.
Nowadays interior of the Domkerk.