Gerarda Johanna Bakker was born 24 May 1885 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-) and Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) and died 5 January 1972 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands of unspecified causes. She married Antonius Paulus Vittali (1880-1957) 9 December 1908 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Ancestors are from the Netherlands.

Early Life

Gerarda Johanna Bakker was born on 24 May 1885 in Amsterdam. Her parents, Johannes Cornelis Bakker (1851-), a porter and Johanna Magdalena Foppen (1850-1907) married six months later on 25 November 1885. Gerarda had two brothers, Leonardus Gerardus and Petrus Johannes, and a sister, Johanna Maria. Johannes was originally from Leiden, South Holland and Johanna was originally from Maastricht, Limburg. Gerarda was named after her grandmothers: Gerarda van Steen (1822-1893) and Johanna Jansen (1818-1867). Her grandfathers, milk seller Leendert Bakker (1825-1866) and sergeant Johannes Foppen (1815-1858) had both died before Gerarda was born, but both of her grandmothers had remarried: Gerarda to Johannes Brama (1822-1882) and Johanna to Martinus Verheugt (1822-1896). Gerarda's only grandparent alive when she was born was Gerarda van Steen, who lived in Warmond, South Holland. Gerarda's parents marriage certificate shows that they were insolvent, so her parents were obvious facing hard times, especially once two children had been born out of wedlock.


Gerarda lived in Amsterdam all her life. As a young lady she lived with Antonius Paulus Vittali (1880-1957), a brushmaker also from Amsterdam. They had two children before they married: Elias and Johanna Maria. Antonius and Gerarda lived at 32 Roetersstraat, Amsterdam in their early years together. They were in their twenties and trying to raise two children, so it is clear why Antonius and Gerarda proved insolvency and did not have to pay marriage fees. The marriage lasted for 48 years and the couple had nine children, seven of whom survived into adulthood.


Offspring of Gerarda Johanna Bakker and Antonius Paulus Vittali (1880-1957)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elias Vittali (1906-1972) 26 April 1906 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 2 February 1972 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Trijntje Poelstra (1918)

Johanna Maria Vittali (1908-1918) 23 November 1908 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 21 March 1918 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Leonardus Gerardus Vittali (1910-1952) 17 March 1910 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 15 December 1952 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Antje van der Made (1917-1997)

Gerarda Johanna Vittali (1911-) 15 April 1911 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 9999 Netherlands Johannes Wilhelmus Ouwerkerk (1907-1989)

Hendricus Franciscus Vittali (1912-1997) 24 July 1912 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 12 June 1997 Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands Hendrika van Meerveld (1915-2002)

Petrus Vittali (1915-1918) 17 November 1915 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 2 April 1918 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Sophia Gerarda Vittali (1917-2003) 16 October 1917 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 15 June 2003 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Anthon Hofstra (1913)

Hubertus Vittali (1921-1987) 8 May 1921 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 30 December 1987 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Wijtske van Loij (1919)

Fredericus Vittali (1923-2007) 6 July 1923 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands 2007 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Everdina Rondaij (1925-1994)

Later Life

Gerarda was widowed when Antonius died on 8 June 1957 aged 77. Gerarda passed away on 5 January 1972 aged 86. She was buried on 10 January 1972 in De Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam. Gerarda was survived by six children, twelve grandchildren and three great-granchildren. Her son Elias died less than a month later.


Footnotes (including sources)

Ω Birth
  • GerardaJohannaBakker
₪ Wedding
  • Bron Burgerlijke stand - Huwelijk

Archieflocatie Noord-Hollands Archief

Algemeen Gemeente: Amsterdam

Soort akte: Huwelijksakte

Aktenummer: reg.6H;fol.8v

Datum: 09-12-1908

Bruidegom Antonius Paulus Vittali

Leeftijd: 28

Geboorteplaats: Amsterdam

Bruid Gerarda Johanna Bakker

Leeftijd: 23

Geboorteplaats: Amsterdam

Vader bruidegom Paulus Wilhelm Vittali

Moeder bruidegom Anna Christina Louisa Blok

Vader bruid Johannes Cornelis Bakker

Moeder bruid Johanna Magdalena Foppen

Nadere informatie beroep Bg.:borstelmaker;beroep vader Bg.:schoorsteenveger;beroep vader Bd.:werkman

§ Remains
  • From the Amsterdam archives:


Bakker, Gerarda Johanna

partner:Vittali, A.P.

datum overlijden:05-01-1972

datum begrafenis:10-01-1972

grafnummer:Alg. 54-B-142

Begraafregister De Nieuwe Ooster: NL-SAA-850577

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