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The Elias Annes Borger Connection

Anne Kerstes
BORGER
(1749-1810)
Joure
ó Sybeltje Tyles
TYLEMAN
(1754-1824)
Joure
  ò  
 

Elias Annes BORGER
(1784-1820)
Joure-Leiden
1. Jonkvrouw Abrahamina
van der Meulen
2. j
onkvrouw Cornelia Scheltema   
It Fryske Wunder

ó

7 other BORGER children:
Kerst Annes (1776-1826)
Tyleman Annes (1778-?)
Sybrig Annes (1779-1857)
Elias Annes (1782-)
Tjilske Annes (1790-?)
Jelle Annes (1793-1841)
Wybe Annes (1797-)

ó Pier Annes BORGER
(1787-1860)
Joure
m.
Lutske Jacobs PENNINGA
(1799-1871)
Joure
 
 
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Elias Annes BorgerElias Annes Borger was a Dutch poet, and professor of theology and literature. His father was a wine merchant and gin distiller in Joure, where Elias studied Latin and Greek. At seventeen he went to Leiden, with limited means, to study for the ministry. He received his doctorate in theology in 1807. His ambitions to become Buitengewoon Hoogleraar (the highest type of professor) were hindered by the French takeover of the Netherlands. After the French left in 1815 he became a general professor of theology. In 1817 he was also appointed professor of history and Greek literature.

In 1814 Borger married Abrahamina van der Meulen, a woman of noble birth (Yonkvrouw) and the sister of an Amsterdam minister. A year later, however, she died in childbirth. In 1819 Elias married (Yonkvrouw) Cornelia Scheltema, also of noble birth, but the following year she too died giving birth, as did the newborn child.

As a result, Borger fell into a deep depression, wanting only to be near his departed loved ones. He expressed his feelings in a book of poetry, Aan den Rhijn in de Lente van het Jaar 1820
& ("Ode to the Rhine"). 

Elias Annes Borger House in Joure
The home and shop in Joure where Elias Annes Borger and his family - including his brother Pier Annes Borger - grew up. Today it is a pizza restaurant.

Eight months after the death of his second wife, at the age of 36, Borger also died. He was buried in Katwijk.

A protestant elementary school (the E.A. Borgerschool in Joure) and a scouts group (De Borgergroep) were named in memory of him. Borger's name and book of poetry were immortalized by Hildebrand (Nicolas Beets) in his Camera Obscura. Borger's poetry also appeared in Mrs. Doorbeen's modestly successful essay, De familie Stastok ("The Stastok Family").
[translated from Dutch by Matthew Block]
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Further information
It Fryske Wonder, online book about E.A.Borger and his family connections, soon to be available in Dutch and English.
Elias Annes Borger WIKIPEDIA (Dutch)

 
Roel Petrus
PRAAMSMA
(1836-1924)
Joure-Amsterdam
ó Janneke Piers
BORGER
(1835-1908)
Joure-Amsterdam
  ò  
   

Jan Roelofs
PRAAMSMA
(1864-1934)
Joure-Amsterdam

ó

Wijpkjen Jans
BROUWER
(1865-1933)
Joure-Amsterdam

  ò  
   

Roelof
PRAAMSMA
(1888-1961)
Amsterdam

ó

Jeltje
BOMMER
(1891-1960)
Amsterdam

  ò  
   

Simon
PRAAMSMA
(1921-)
Amsterdam

ó

Laurence Maria
UITTENBROEK
(1918-)
Ransdorp

  ò  
  Rosalinde Praamsma  
  Rosalinde
PRAAMSMA
(1949-)
Utrecht
 
 

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