|Early 19th century two
brothers from Molbergen, Germany arrived
in Hallum for reason of seasonal work: Otte and Joseph Tiken. After the
season was over they decided to settle in Hallum rather than returning
to Germany. And so it happened that in 1834 Otte married to Trijntje
Tuinstra (a.k.a. Tuinsma), since February 1832 widow of Hendrik Geerts
Smeding. At the time of the wedding they already had three children,
of them being a daughter by the name of Marijke who was born on
In 1823 another German citizen came to Hallum: Engelbertus
son of Hermann Thiesling & Harmina Koks who lived at Zwillbrock,
of Vreden, Prussia. Apparently Engelbertus didn't live the easy way of
life: on New Year's Eve of 1827 he mistreated Wypkje Hiddes Folkertsma
and insulted the local constable. Due to this misbehaviour he ended up
in jail for five weeks whereas he also had to pay a fine of dfl. 8,--
Engelbertus Thiessen and Marijke Ottes Tiken had 9 more children, one of them being a stillborn child whereas two other children died an infant. Marijke passed away on February 18, 1874 at the age of 63 years. Engelbertus had gone long before that: he had died on April 20, 1851 at Franeker being 50 years old. In the death certificate he is noted as Egbertus Tijsseling and his death was reported to the local authorities by a "medicin doctor" and .... a guard.
- Tresoar, Leeuwarden: Minuten van arresten van het Hof. Toegang 16: register van veroordeelden.
- Tresoar, Leeuwarden: Burgelijke stand Ferwerderadeel en Franeker.
- Nieuwe Dockumer Courant, 30 juni 1966.