|Birth: ||Jan., 1787|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1869|
According to his death akte in December 1869 he is born in the end of 1786 or in the beginning of 1787 as Haring Tjallings in the country village Drogeham, municipality Achtkarspelen, in the northeastern part of the Dutch northern province Friesland, son of Tjalling Harings and Hiltje Jans and named for his paternal grandfather Haring Jans Pama. But according to the Registre civique in 1811/1812 of Hallum, mairie Blija, laborer Haring Tjallings Veenstra, residing in Jislum, was born on 6 December 1782. It's likely that 1782 is a transcription error and must be 1787 because then everything fits quite well.
His parents were very probably mennonites (doopsgezinden), so there is no baptism and birth record of a DRC available.
On 17 February 1811 Haring Tjallings married at the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) of Wanswerd and Jislum to Aaltje Jans. They were both residing then in the tiny country village of Jislum, municipality Ferwerderadeel, in the northern part of Friesland.
On 11 March 1812 Haring Tjallings, residing in Jislum, adopted at the temporary townhall at Blija, municipality Ferwerderadeel, in the northern part of Friesland, the surname Veenstra. He signed the akte in a neat and nice way with "H T Veenstraa".
Veen means peat, stra is a Frisian suffix for creating a surname.
Haring Tjallings Veenstra or Feenstra and Aaltje Jans Miedema had the following nine children:
* Tjalling, b. 23 March 1812 in Jislum;
* Jan, b. 10 October 1813 in Jislum;
* Jan, b. 31 March 1815 in Jislum,
* Grietje, b. 11 October 1817 in Ferwerd;
* Oeds, b. 7 September 1820 in Blija;
* Hiltje, b. 30 January 1823 in Blija;
* Eke, b. 28 October 1825 in Blija;
* Oeds, b. 26 January 1829 in Blija;
* Tjisse, b. 11 February 1833 in Blija.
In 1812, 1813, 1815, 1817, 1820, 1823, 1825 and 1829 Haring was a laborer, in 1829 his wife Aaltje as well, and in 1833 they were both gardeners.
In May 1848 Haring was still a laborer, living in the country village of Blija.
Haring Tjallings Feenstra died on 1 December 1869 at the age of 82 years and eleven months in Blija, house number 58. His wife Aaltje Jans Miedema died three weeks before at the same place and at the age of 81 years.
Tjalling Harings Pama (____ - 1803)
Aaltje Jans Miedema (1788 - 1869)
Grietje Veenstra (1817 - 1862)*
Created by: Peter Hakze
Record added: Jun 24, 2013
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