Gerrit Renting was born 23 September 1892 in 's-Graveland, North Holland, Netherlands to Jan Renting (1860-1932) and Geuginuwa Ezerman (1852-1920) . Ancestors are from the Netherlands.


Offspring of Jan Renting and Geuginuwa Ezerman (1852-1920)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Johan Jan Hendrik Renting (1891-1963) 28 August 1891 Zwolle, Netherlands 1 June 1963 Utrecht, Netherlands Gerritje Brouwer (1887-1961)

Gerrit Arend Renting (1892-1966) 23 September 1892 's-Graveland, North Holland, Netherlands Willij Damiaans (1913-1983)


Offspring of Willij Damiaans and Gerrit Arend Renting (1892-1966)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Willy Renting (living)
Gerrit Arend (Gerry) Renting (living) 2 January 1939 Haarlem, Netherlands 19 January 2018 Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand (Hospice) Joan Margaret Eagle (1941-2011)

Gerrit and Willij Renting's life together

Daughter Willy (not "Willij"; she later moved to Italy) and son Gerry (who later moved to New Zealand) were both born at Haarlem, where the family continued to live at Decker Straad 1.

They had little or no contact with Gerrit's parents but made weekly visits on Sundays to the home of Willij's parents, who lived quite close in Haarlem. Her father was an upholsterer, later becoming an emigration consultant.

The German occupation did not affect them noticeably more than other Dutch families.

Footnotes (including sources)

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  • Family sources and papers (including birth certificate) in possession of his son.