Dierke Behnje


Personal and Family Information

Dierke Behnje was born ABT 2 SEP 1711 in Torsholt, Germany. He died in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was the son of Dierk Benny and Hille Roye 1 Roy.

Dierke Behnje's wife was Anna Ohlroggen. They were married 3 DEC 1738 in Westerstede. Their known child was Dierk (Bennje) Eilers.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Dierke Behnje


Dierk Benny


Dierk Benny


Dirk Benny


Gesche NN


Hille NN


Hille Roye 1 Roy


Johann Roy


Siefke Roy


Gesche NN


Grete Futs


Johann Futs


Hille NN




He was baptized 2 SEP 1711 in Torsholt, Germany.




Writing on death certificate of Dierke's wife - Anna Ohloroggen

The pastor when she died wrote on the death certificate that her husband Dirk left her because she was a quarrelsome woman. Dirk went to Amsterdam and never came back. Her rich farm she lost by public sale and she became poor. She died as an old and wrinkled woman. Her sister was quarrelsome and malicious too. Her husband left her and went to the Netherlands like Dirk Benny. They had a good chance to get some work, because Netherlands used a lot of workmen.

Different spellings of the names:

Benny, Benni, Behnje, Bennje, etc. stopped in the 19th century.