Willem Cornelis Potharst

8 March 1797–3 August 1866
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Willem Cornelis

When Willem Cornelis Potharst was christened on 8 March 1797, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Jacobus Potharst, was 39 and his mother, Maria Lieffelt, was 35. He married Anthonia Stutser on 7 November 1821, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. In 1852, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as schoenmaker. He died on 3 August 1866, in his hometown, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Willem Cornelis Potharst
1797–1866
Anthonia Stutser
1803–1873
Marriage: 7 November 1821
Johanna Maria Potharst
1821–1899
Willem Hendricus Jacobus Potharst
1825–1893
Elisabeth Johanna Potharst
1826–
Jacobus Potharst
1828–
Hendricus Johannes Potharst
1831–
Anna Maria Potharst
1834–
Alida Maria Potharst
1837–1841
Antonius Potharst
1839–1849
Maria Christina Potharst
1842–1850
Anna Maria Potharst
1845–
Johannes Potharst
1846–1847
Catharina Potharst
1848–1848
Geertruida Maria Potharst
1849–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 November 1821
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
children

(13)

    Johanna Maria Potharst

    Female1821–1899Female

    Willem Hendricus Jacobus Potharst

    Male1825–1893Male

    Elisabeth Johanna Potharst

    Female1826–Female

    Jacobus Potharst

    Male1828–Male

    Hendricus Johannes Potharst

    Male1831–Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacobus Potharst

    Male1757–1802Male

    Maria Lieffelt

    Female1761–1821Female

siblings

(7)

    Jacobus Potharst

    Male1783–Male

    Joannes Potharst

    Male1785–Male

    Joanna Potharst

    Female1787–Female

    Alida Maria Pothorst

    Female1790–Female

    Jacob Potharst

    Male1793–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1799

The United East India Company is liquidated.
1815 · United Kingdom of the Netherlands

During the Napoleonic Wars, the Netherlands was freed from the French by Prussian and Russian troops. William Frederik declared himself king of the region on March 16, 1815. Tensions rose between the southern and northern regions of the Netherlands. Eventually, Belgium declared themselves independent on October 4, 1830 during the Belgian Revolution (which broke out in August of 1830). William did not accept this change, and launched a invasion that ultimately had to be called off. The Treaty of London was signed in 1839, recognizing Belgian independence by the Dutch in exchange for certain land acquisitions.
1820 · Construction of the Noordhollandsch Kanaal

"In order to shorten the sea route into Amsterdam, King William I had authorized the creation of the ""Great North Holland Canal"". This helped resolve issues (like shoals and shallows) that prevented many ships from reaching the city's harbor. Unfortunately, the canal quickly encountered issues: it was unable to handle the increasing number of ships, and it froze during the winter season."

Name Meaning

German: variant of Potthast .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willem Cornelis Potharst in entry for Anna Maria Potharst, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Willem Cornelis Potharst in entry for Elisabeth Johanna Potharst, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
  • Willem Cornelis Potharst in entry for Catharina Potharst, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"

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