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AD 1595?-1833


For younger generations of ancestors who are descended from this family:
see page on Metman
see page on Meurs

The known origins of this Dutch Reformed family, like many others in our tree, are in "het Land van Altena", east of Dordrecht and south of Gorinchem, in the small town of Veen, see map.

Children of
? Verhagen (?-?)
and Unknown

(See 11 generations back)

Aert Verhagen
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,098 %)
* 1595? x ? (wife unknown, married around 1620) + ?

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Aert Verhagen (1595?-?)
and Unknown

(See 10 generations back)

1. Philips Aertsen (Verhagen)
* ? x I. Madeleentje Cornelis II. Maiken Rosen (Aalburg 29-3-1642) + ?

2. Thomas Aertsen Verhagen
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,195 %)
* 1620? x I. Jenneke Jans II. Mayke (?) III. Lijntje Dircks van Wijk (22-8-1660) + ?

3. Jan Aertsen (Verhagen)
* ? x Jenneken Adriaense (1648) + ?

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Thomas Verhagen (1620?-?)
and Mayke ? (?-?)

(See 9 generations back)

Philips Thomassen Verhagen
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,39 %)
* 24-5-1648 x Jenneken Janssen van Rijswijk (?-4-1674) + ? (before 1718)

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Philips Thomassen Verhagen (1648-before 1718)
and Jenneken Janssen van Rijswijk (1644-after 1718)

(See 8 generations back)

1. Thomas Verhagen
* 6-3-1678 + ?

2. Otto (Oth) Verhagen
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* 3-12-1679 x Anneken van Asch (Andel 4-6-1702) + ? (before 1731)
Otto and Anneken went to live in Veen after their marriage.

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Otto Verhagen (1679-before 1731)
and Anneken van Asch (?-?)

(See 7 generations back)

1. Sijken Verhagen
* 10-6-1703 + ?

2. Philippus Verhagen
* 16-11-1704 + ? (before 23-5-1706)

3. Philippus Verhagen
* 23-5-1706 + before 15-11-1711

4. Philippus Verhagen
(2 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 15-11-1711 (Veen) x Anna Roos (Andel 22-8-1738) + 13-4-1775 (Veen)
Philippus was "schout" and "secretaris" of Veen and Aalburg and "schout" in "het Land van Heusden". He and his wife Anna were cousins, related through their common grandparents Van Asch - Naijen.

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Philippus Verhagen (1711-1775)
and Anna Roos (1720-1780)

(See 6 generations back)

1. Anna Cornelia Verhagen
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 18-2-1739 (Wijk) x Gijsbertus Metman + 25-8-1783 (Gorinchem)
For her descendants see the page on the Metman family.

2. Otto Verhagen
* 10-4-1740 x Margrita Johanna Boll (Genderen 5-7-1772) + 27-5-1813 (Veen)
In 1771, Otto became "schout" in Op- and Neer-Andel, and in 1775 he succeeded his father as "schout" in Veen and Aalburg as well. In 1779 he became "schout" and "secretaris" of Heesbeen, "heemraad" of "Hoge Maasdijk van Stad en Lande van Heusden", and colector of taxes. Otto was a "patriot", a supporter of the movement to introduce political changes, inspired by the French Revolution. In 1787, his possessions were sacked and his cattle were taken away by a mob of opponents, also causing the death of his new-born child shortly afterwards.
His wife Margrita, the daughter of Jacob Boll and Elisabeth Bax, was very probably related to the Boll family in our tree. She may have been a daughter of Jacob Boll, born 1699, the brother of our ancestor Adriaen Adriaensz. Boll (1710-1769).

3. Jenneken Verhagen
* 22-4-1742 x Jan Juyn + 21-2-1818
Jenneken's husband was a clergyman ("dominee") in Engelen.

4. Johanna Margrita Verhagen
* 22-3-1744 + 17-7-1827 (Veen)
Johanna was not married.

5. Helena Verhagen
* 19-12-1745 + 28-10-1791 (Veen)
Helena was not married.

6. Gerardina Verhagen
* 10-9-1747 + ? (died young, before 1780)

7. Sophia Gerardina Verhagen
* 2-2-1749 + 17-4-1822 (Veen)
Sophia was not married.

8. Johanna Verhagen
* 13-9-1750 + 1780
Johanna was not married.

9. Adriana Verhagen
* 23-7-1751 + ? (died young, before 1780)

10. Warnardus Verhagen
* 24-3-1754 + ? (after 1827)
Occupation: "drossaard" of Jaarsveld, later "burgemeester" of Ameiden and "heer" of Jaarsveld.

11. Joannes van As Verhagen
* 10-8-1755 + ? (as a child)

12. Anna Verhagen
(1 times our ancestor, blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 2-10-1757 (Veen) x Jacob Meurs + 18-7-1833 (Gorinchem)
Anna and her husband inherited "Den Valk", one of her mother's houses in Veen.
For her descendants see the page on the Meurs family.

13. Jan van As Verhagen
* 30-11-1760 x Johanna Christina van Couwenberg (Gouda?) + ? (between 1822 and 1827)

14. Jacoba Apollonia Verhagen
* 3-4-1763 x Willem Mekern (30-7-1785) + 27-12-1803 (Gorinchem)
The couple were living in Gorinchem. Willem Mekern was a "notaris". Bas van Beuzekom wrote an article on their son Maarten Mekern (the third of eleven children) who joined the Navy of the "Bataafse Republiek" as a midshipman in 1799. The republic was in fact a French-occupied puppet-state, and therefore at war with England. Maarten's ship was on a number of missions, including one to Algiers in 1802, in order to make peace (again) with the local ruler in another failed attempt to stop his piracy. In 1804 and again in 1806 he sailed to the Dutch East-Indies where his ship also fought pirates. In 1807, while escorting some merchant ships, they encountered a British frigate which attacked and conquered the Dutch fleet. Much of the cargo was however safely put ashore before Maarten's ship had to surrender. Maarten was taken prisoner, but he was released not long afterwards. In 1810, Holland was annexed by France, but after Napoleon's military defeats in Russia and Germany in 1812 and 1813, the French were retreating The Prince of Orange returned, and Holland regained its independence. Maarten, a gunboat commander, joined the new Royal Dutch Navy, which was now fighting the French. He fired on the French positions in Hardinxveld, covering the crossing of the Merwede river by the Russian troops. On 28-12-1813 he bombarded his own hometown Gorinchem, where the French were still holding on until their surrender on 4-2-1814. Maarten died in the Dutch East-Indies, place and circumstances unknown, on 29-3-1818.

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