Friday, July 13, 2012

Birthday Bio - Jetze Broersma (1865-1955)

Jetze Broersma is my Great Great Grandfather, and today he would be 147 years old. He was born on 13 July 1865 in the town of Piaam in Friesland, the Netherlands.

Broersma Jetze Birth Record 13 Jul 1865 in Piaam

He married Luitske van Gunst on 10 May 1890.

Jetze Beroersma Marriage 10 May 1890 -1     Jetze Beroersma Marriage 10 May 1890 -2

From his marriage he had a total of 6 children that lived:
1. Tjerk “Jack” Broersma b: 24 FEB 1891 in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
2. Ynskje Broersma b: 12 APR 1893 in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
3. Thys Broersma b: 17 SEP 1895 in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
4. Dieuwke Broersma b: 6 APR 1898 in Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
5. Laas “Lawrence” Broersma b: 4 FEB 1901 in Piaam, Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
6. Unnamed Broersma b: 25 MAR 1906 in Sneek, Friesland, Netherlands
7. Pier “Peter” Broersma b: ABT 1908 in Friesland, Netherlands

Jetze Broersma Family ca 1911

The picture above was probably taken around 1911. I don't really have any other biographical info on him, but I do have a couple of pictures from later in life. The one on the left is of him pedalling petro, and the one on the right is one of him standing with a hat on.

Jetze Broersma Pedalling Petro     Jetze Broersma Hat

He lived to be 89 years old, and died on 21 May 1955 in Sneek.

1955-Broersma Jetze