Tombstone Tuesday: Van Bekkum
Family grave E.J.C.J.W. v[an] Bekkum. Here rest our children Gerrit, Johannes and Jacobus, my unforgettable wife and the children's real mother Geertje Otte born in Krabbendijke 12 February 1884 died in Wijk b/D 16 January 1953, and our dear father Ellis J.C.J.W. v[an] Bekkum
More genealogical data about the Van Bekkum family:
Ellis Johannes Cornelis Jan Willem van Bekkum, son of Johannes van Bekkum and Gijsberta van Egdom, was born on 28 September 1884 in Wijk bij Duurstede. I could not find his death date.
He married Geertje Otte, daughter of Jacobus Otte and Huberdina Adriana van Elsacker, on 10 February 1910 in Krabbendijke. She died on 16 January 1953 in Wijk bij Duurstede, at the age of 68.
Their son Gerrit died on 21 March 1925, 2 years old. Johannes died on 20 December 1828, 18 years old. Jacobus died on 29 August 1930, 17 years old.
I don't understand the reference to der kinderen echte moeder, the children's real mother. Why would she not be the real mother?
Ellis had no less than five give names. I wonder why - his (many) siblings all had one or two given names.
Photos by the author. Wijk bij Duurstede cemetery, the Netherlands.