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AD 1580?-1898

Knaap (also Cnaep)

For younger generations of ancestors who are descended from this family:
see page on Zijlmans
see page on Verweij
see page on Holster

This family's origins are in Raamsdonk, near Raamsdonksveer, south-east of Dordrecht and north of Oosterhout, see map.

Children of
? Knaap (?-?)
and Unknown

(See 11 generations back)

Jan Knaap
(3 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,15 %)
* ? x (wife unknown, married around 1610) + ?

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Jan Knaap (?-?)
and Unknown

(See 10 generations back)

Adriaan Knaap
(3 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,29 %)
* ? x Adriaantje Woutersen (around 1640) + ? (before 1690)

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Adriaan Knaap (?-?)
and Adriaantje Woutersen (?-?)

(See 9 generations back)

1. Jan Knaap
* ? + 12-9-1727

2. Cornelis Knaap
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,39 %)
* ? x Willemijntje Tijse (around 1680) + 16-5-1707

3. Eyken Knaap
* ? x Adriaen Cornelisz. de Bot + 5-5-1706

4. Jenneken Knaap
* ? x Cornelis Peettersen (or Peter Cornelisz.?) van Strien + ?

5. Wouter Knaap
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,195 %)
* ? + Dingena Jansen van Loon (around 1680) + 1690

Children of
Cornelis Knaap (?-1707)
and Willemijntje Tijse (?-?)

(See 8 generations back)

Adriaan Knaap
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* ? x Adriaantje Boeser (2-6-1708) + 6-10-1728

Adriaantje Knaap
* ? + 8-3-1714

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Wouter Knaap (?-1690)
and Dingena Jans van Loon (?-?)

(See 8 generations back)

Adriaan Knaap
* 1680? x Aeltje Adriaansd. Timmermans (1710) + 22-7-1748

Peter Knaap
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,39 %)
* 1685? x Anneke Jansd. Timmermans (1714) + 29-9-1749
Occupation: "schepen", "penningmeester" of the Noordpolder.

Jan Knaap
* 1690? x Aeltje Lanckhuysen (5-2-1717) + ? (before 1756)

(not known if any other children)

Children of
Adriaan Knaap (?-1728)
and Adriaantje Boeser (?-?)

(See 7 generations back)

1. Wouter Knaap
* ? + 31-7-1711

2. Cornelis Knaap
* ? + 26-8-1715

3. Wilhelmina Knaap
* 29-9-1720 + ?

4. Johannis Knaap
* 21-6-1722 + 29-12-1761

5. Gerrit Knaap
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 11-4-1724 x Geertrui Schouten (22-5-1750) +

Children of
Peter Knaap (1685?-1749)
and Anneke Jansd. Timmermans (?-?)

(See 7 generations back)

Dingena Knaap
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* ? x Johannes Zijlmans (or Zeilmans) (around 1752) + 1785
For her descendants see the page on Zijlmans

(not known if any other children)

Children of
Gerrit Knaap (1724-?)
and Geertrui Schouten (1730-1813)

(See 6 generations back)

1. Adriana Knaap
* 7-3-1751 (Raamsdonk) x Jacobus Boeser + 2-2-1806 (Raamsdonk)

2. Jacobus Gerritsz. Knaap
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 18-6-1752 (Raamsdonk) x Jacoba Zijlmans + 27-9-1843 (Raamsdonk)
Occupation: Jacobus owned the hotel in Raamsdonksveer close to the ferry across the river Maas, on the main road connecting the northern and southern part of the Netherlands. Kings Willem I and Willem II used to stay the night in Jacobus' hotel on their frequent trips to Brussels when it still was part of the Netherlands. Jacobus' wife Jacoba Zijlmans was a daughter of Johannes Zijlmans (see Zijlmans family) and Dingena Knaap. Jacobus and Jacoba were thus related in the 8th degree, through their common great-great-grandparents Adriaan Knaap and Adriaantje Woutersen.

3. Maria Knaap
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 2-12-1753 (Raamsdonk) x Bastiaan Holster (Raamsdonk 22-11-1778) + 31-3-1816 (Raamsdonk)
For her descendants see the page on Holster

4. Adriaan Knaap
* 29-10-1758 (Raamsdonk) x Joanna Schaap (25-6-1788) + ?

5. Wilhelmina Knaap
* 11-10-1761 (Raamsdonk) + ? (as a baby)

6. Elisabeth Knaap
* 13-3-1763 (Raamsdonk) x Peter B.zn. Konings + ?

7. Wilhelmina Knaap
* 10-3-1765 (Raamsdonk) + ?

8. Cornelia Knaap
* 17-1-1768 (Raamsdonk) + ?

9. Gerrit Knaap
* 5-11-1769 (Raamsdonk) x Teuntje Pieter(sd.?) Kommers (1804) + ?

10. Gerrit Knaap
* 17-3-1771 (Raamsdonk) + ?

Children of
Jacobus Gerritzoon Knaap (1752-1843)
and Jacoba Zijlmans (1753-1821)

(See 5 generations back)

Gerrit ("Gerard") Jacobusz. Knaap
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 3,13 %)
* 27-7-1780 (Raamsdonk) x Geertrui Holster (Raamsdonk 31-5-1807) + 25-10-1821
Gerrit and his wife Geertrui Holster were related in the 5th degree through their common (great-)grandparents Gerrit Knaap and Geertrui Schouten. They had a son who died as a baby, and they both died young themselves, a few years apart. A little portrait of Geertrui Holster remains. After the deaths of Geertrui and Gerrit, their two young daughters went to live in the hotel in Raamsdonksveer with their grandparents Jacobus Knaap and Jacoba Zijlmans.

(No other children ?)

Children of
Gerrit (Gerard) Knaap (1780-1821)
and Geertrui Holster (1782-1817)

(See 4 generations back)

1. Jacoba ("Koosje") Johanna Knaap
* 29-4-1808 x Jan Pieter van der Meer (Raamsdonk, 14-10-1830) + 27-12-1893
Like her sister, Koosje married a "notaris", got 12 children, and lived for over 85 years.

2. Maria ("Mietje") Adriana Knaap (See portrait)
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 6,25 %)
* 28-3-1810 (Raamsdonk) x Otto Arnold Verweij (12-7-1832) + 5-10-1898 (Geldermalsen)
Maria Adriana Knaap told our grandmother Mara Adriana Verweij that she still could remember seeing "Napoleon's kozakken" (cossacks) practice with their bayonets on the door of their barn. (She must either have meant hussars or other French cavalry, or - more probably - the Russian cossacks who in December 1813, as part of the allied army, had chased the French army out of this area.) After the period of the French rule had ended and the Kingdom of the Netherlands had been founded, Maria Adriana and her sister Jacoba played as children with the young princes of Orange, who with their father King Willem I often stayed in Jacobus Knaap's hotel en route to Brussels.
For her descendants see the page on Verweij

3. Jacobus Knaap
* 13-7-1812 + 28-1-1813

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