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Brechje Mollerus

Born Netherlands


Brechje Mollerus' correct full names, origin, and baptism have not been identified with certainty. The first time we meet her with acceptible clarity as to her identity, is on 25 February 1687 in the Amsterdam Nieuwe Hervormde Kerk when she and her first husband, Petrus (Pieter) Hollegraeff/Hollegraaf baptize daughter Treintje.

At some point after this, but before 5 March 1691, the couple moves to Blokzijl in the Overijssel. We meet her seven times in total, and her name at those times is written variously as Bette Mullerus, Batte N., Brechje Mollereus, Battina Molinerus, Battina Moleneus, Battina Molerus, and Brechtje Molineus, as time progresses.

The last time we meet her is on 6 Nov. 1701, when she baptizes her last known child in Blockzijl. Based on the above, her full names may have been Elizabeth Gebrecht, or the reverse, and her surname had the root "Muller"/"Moller". The most common spelling of the latinised version of the name is Mollerus or Mullerus.

We do not have the details of her first marriage. It may very well be in Blokzijl, where her first hsuband, Pieter Hollegraeff, was born, but the marriage books of 1660-1684 have disappeared, and were possibly destroyed.

Married (1)

Pieter Hollegraeff Died 1691



Married (2) 10 September 1694 at Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 6

Joen Pieter Booyens Circa 1669-1745
VOC Lance Corporal (1710), Schoolmaster (1712), Sergeant (1722) & Ship's Scribe (1728) 7
of Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands ; Cape of Good Hope and Batavia 8



Elisabeth Catrina

Anna Margrieta

Children of Brechje Mollerus and Pieter Hollegraeff

Treintje Hollegraeff
Baptised 25 February 1687, Amsterdam, Gereformeerde Kerk, Nieuwe kerk 1

 x Married (1) 25 October 1705 Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 2
Jacob Jansz. de Liefde Died 1714
Died Before 1714

 x Married (2) 18 February 1714 Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 3
Arend Sibels

Leendert Hollegraeff
Baptised 5 March 1691, Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 4

 x Married 6 May 1714 Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 5
Jacobjen Jansz. Jisp

Children of Brechje Mollerus and Joen Pieter Booyens

Pieter Booyens Died 1777
Baptised 16 October 1695, Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands
Died 19 May 1777, Drakenstein

 x Married (1) 30 May 1717 Drakenstein
Geertruida Blom Circa 1701- Circa 1730
 x Married (2) 26 December 1734 Drakenstein
Maria Marais 1692-1766

Johannes Booyens
Baptised 30 June 1697, Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 9

Elisabeth Catrina Booyens
Baptised 15 November 1699, Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 10

Anna Margrieta Booyens
Baptised 6 November 1701, Blokzijl, Overijssel, Netherlands 11

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