Being an unmarried woman with at least 9 children must have been unusual in those days. Jetze Baukes Schaafsma has been named as legal guardian and has signed the birth certificate.

Antje Atsma herself has been officially acknowledged by Egbert Gerrits Huisman as her legitimate child when Egbert married her mother Hylkjen Ykes Atsma. Officially her name would have been Antje Huisman.

Antje remained unmarried, but gave birth to ast least 9 but possibly 11 children. She was assisted by mid wife Tjitske Arjens Burke who helped to give birth to all children.

When her father Egbert died, her mother married the much younger Jetze Baukes Schaafsma. He may have been the father of Antje Atsma's children, since he has been recorded in several instances as the partner of Antje.

Life events

Antje Atsma was born in Netherlands on Sunday 4 December 1842. These are life events recorded from her life.

1842 - Birth

Antje Atsma was born on Sunday 4 December 1842. The home location at the time of birth was Haskerland, Friesland, Netherlands.

Parents:
Father: Egbert Gerrits Huisman, born in Netherlands in 1814.
Mother: Hylkjen Ykes Atsma (Hijlkjen), born in Netherlands in 1816 | Occupation: Maidservant.

1894 - Passing

Antje Atsma passed away on Saturday 10 February 1894 in Netherlands at the age of 51.

Home address at the time of passing: Haskerland, Friesland, Netherlands.
Marital status: Unmarried.

Family members and friends

Partner: Jetze Baukes Schaafsma, born in Netherlands in 1834.
Parent: Egbert Gerrits Huisman, born in Netherlands in 1814.
Parent: Hylkjen Ykes Atsma (Hijlkjen), born in Netherlands in 1816 | Occupation: Maidservant.
Child: Hykjen Atsma (Hijlkjen), born in Netherlands in 1860.
Child: Yke Atsma, born in Netherlands in 1866.
Child: Antje Atsma, born in 1868.
Child: Anne Atsma, born in Netherlands in 1871 | Occupation: Police Officer.
Child: Roelof Atsma, born in Netherlands in 1875.
Child: Wytze Atsma (Witze/Wietse), born in 1879.
Child: Ykje Atsma, born in 1881.
Child: Ylkje Atsma, born in Netherlands in 1883.
Child: Willemke Atsma, born in 1886.

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