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Investigation into the parents of Maria Josepha Velraeds (1835-1907)
Issue: The birth certificate was written initially for parents named Hendrik Velraeds and Maria Catharina Barwasser. The last name of the mother was later changed to Arets.

The age of the father mentioned in the birth certificate is 42 and the occupation is werkman. The actual age of the Arets-Hendrik would be 45. The age of the Barwasser-Hendrik would be 27. The age of Arets-Hendrik seems to match better

Presence of the parents at the marriage in 1860 being 55 and 57 years of age when Maria Aretz already passed away in 1845 and Hendrik Velraed would have been 70 and not 55. The ages would match with the couple Velraeds-Barwasser.
There is in that particular period living in Kerkrade
a couple Velraeds-Barwasser and
a couple Velraed-Arets.
Life events of Velraed-Arets
Joannes Henricus Velraed (1790-1863)
Birth 1 Sep 1790 Voerendaal
Marriage 30 Apr 1813 Kerkrade
Death 22 Dec 1863 Kerkrade
Maria (Catharina) Aretz (1786-1845)
Birth/Baptism 29 Jan 1786 Kerkrade
Marriage 30 Apr 1813 Kerkrade
Death 8 Nov 1845 Kerkrade
Life events of Velraeds-Barwasser
Heinrich Joseph Velrath (1808-1874)
Birth 20 Nov 1808 Kohlscheid
Marriage 11 Oct 1834 Heyden
Death 14 May 1874 Kerkrade
Maria Catharina Barwasser
Birth 16 Jun 1804 Kerkrade
Marriage 11 Oct 1834 Heyden
Death 30 Nov 1883
Children Velraed-Arets (excluding Maria Josepha mentioned above)
Anne Marie Velrath (1814-)
certainty high
age of father in birth record, 36 (actually 24)
Witnesses at birth Nicolas Potgens, age 22 and Rene Moessen, age 27
1 year after marriage
Age mother 28
Anna Maria Velraed (1816-1817)
certainty high
age of father in birth record, 25 (actually 26)
Witnesses at birth Nicolas Potgens, age 24 and Peter Wietz, age 40
Three years after marriage
Age of mother 30
Anne Catherine Velraed (1818-)
certainty high
age of father in birth record, 28 (actually 28)
Witnesses at birth Paul Joseph Laven, age 40 day occupation laborer and Guillaume Potgens, age 25 occupation laborer
Age of mother 33
Maria Josepha Velraed (1821-1910)
certainty high
age of father in birth record, 36 (actually 31); the occupation of the father is now for the first time miner (NL: kooler)
Witnesses Abraham Wirtz, age 82, no occupation and Pieter Joseph Godfried, age 37 occupation secretary
Marriage with Jan Willrm Tummers who was the declarant in the death certificate of Hendrik Velraeds (arets)
age of mother 35
Maria Elisabeth Velraed (1824-1841)
certainty high
age of father in birth record, 31 (actually 34); occupation day laborer
Witnesses Pieter Joseph Doven, age 30 an Leonard Senden 40 jaren both day laborers
age mother 38
death certificate 28 Jan 1841. Age of father in death certificate 57 (actual age 50), occupation laborer
Witness Jan Sistermans, age 46, neighbor
Maria Josepha Velraeds (1835-1907)

see above

Helena Velraeds (abt.1837-1840)
certainty high

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