Wognum, North Holland, Netherlands
When Gerbrand Gootjes was born in 1874, in Wognum, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Klaas Gootjes, was 52 and his mother, Antje Swart, was 46. He married Dieuwertje Koster about 1897, in Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1894.