Dirk Kornelus (Cornelis) Kaper

Born: 12 MAY 1760 in Vrouwenparochie, Friesland, Netherlands

Died: 19 JUN 1812 in St. Jacobiparochie, Friesland, Netherlands

Parents:
Cornelis Klazen
Maartje Johannes

Marriage:
Hiltje Jans
2 FEB 1783 in St. Annaparochie, Friesland, Netherlands

Children:    
Cornelis (Kornelis) Dirks (Dirk) Kaper    
Jan Kaper    
Maartje Kaper    
Dirk was a laborer. Between 1783 and 1786 the family moved from St. Annaparochie to St. Jacobiparochie. In 1811, after Napoleon's decree, Dirk took Kaper as the family name. In Dutch, "Kaper" is a word for some sort of hat, and also a word for privateer. Perhaps this explains rumors that the Kapers were once pirates on the North Sea, originally Celtics from Norway, and that some Kapers practised witchcraft.
 

Dirk Kornelus (Cornelis) Kaper
(1760-1812)

 

Cornelis Klazen
(1726-?)

 

Claas Jansen Kaaps (Pluimer)
 

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Hendrickie Cornelis
 

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Maartje Johannes