On 3 January 1824 Johannes van Steen died, aged 41. Marijtje remarried on 4 May 1828 to Cornelius Romijn (1800-1887), a farmer. Marijtje also worked as a farmer, and Gerarda soon gained a half-sister, Joanna Romijn, born in 1829. A month later, Marijtje's mother, Gerarda Zeestraten died in Voorhout.
On 17 January 1830 Marijtje Meijer died, aged 37. This made Gerarda an orphan at 7, but she was cared for by her stepfather Cornelius Romijn, and the pair remained close.
Gerarda married Leendert Bakker (1825-1866) on 25 April 1849 in Leiden. Leendert was a milk seller. Like Gerarda, both of his parents had died. The couple had 8 children. They remained in Leiden for 17 years until Leendert's death.
After Leendert died aged 40 on 16 June 1866, Gerarda moved to Lisse. On 9 September 1877 in Voorhout Gerarda married Johannes Brama (1822-1882). Johannes, a labourer, had lost his wife, Agnes Warmenhoven. Gerarda's stepfather Cornelius Romijn was a witness at both of her marriages. Johannes and Gerarda settled in Voorhout for the next five years.
Johannes died in Voorhout on 5 November 1882 aged 60. Gerarda died in Warmond on 3 June 1893 aged 71.