Tiarck [Haiken] Bremers

b. before 1570 - d. 1587 [presumed]
b. Ostbense [presumed]


Rinnolt Remmers

[birth date?] - d. probably 1597
b. Kleinholum, Ostfriesland [presumed]


Haye [Tiarcks] Bremers

born in Ostbense, Ostfriesland [presumed], probably ca. 1594
died in Kleinholum, Ostfriesland, probably after 1650
d. 19 July, 1666?
In 1597, his father, Tiarck, paid Weinkauf on Parcel 13, Klein-Holum, Ostfriesland, in Haye’s name (probably when his mother died, since it had been her family’s property)
In 1650, Haye said that had been when he was 3 or 4 years old, and he couldn’t remember anything more about it.


None I [???s]

married before 1628 [presumed]
b. date [ca. 1595-1600] - d. 7 September 1636 (“Hajo Bremers Hausfrau”), Esens
born in Esens area [presumed]
Named also as Kommunikanten in church record 20 April 1633: None, Hayo Bremers frau

None II [???s]

married after 1636, before 1638 [presumed]
b. 1602, Esens area [presumed] - d. 13 February 1677 (“Hay Bremer, Seriem, Wittwe None, 75 Jahre”), Esens

Stedesdorf online Ortsfamilienbücher conflates these two women, both named None, into a single None, wife of Haye, mother of all his children. Kay Blaas has determined that the first None died in 1636, from Esens church books. His notes for the second None match the online OFB.


Please refer to source material for further details, as much more is available.

Tjarck Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] before 1629
mother = None I
named for father’s father
confirmed 1645
died 1696 (Weinkauf says he left Seriemer Herd 13 to his son Hajo Brehmers)
Konke (23 May 1669), godmother Eye, Haike Bremers frau
None (6 May 1671), godfather Haike Bremers zu Nordwerdum [Tiarck’s brother; see below]

Boying Bremer

born in Kleinholum [presumed] before 1629
mother = None I
named for mother’s father [conjectured]
confirmed 1648
http://www.ortsfamilienbuecher.de/ does not name Boying or connect him with this set of parents, but Kay Blaas’s research has confirmed the connection.

Hayke Bremer

born in Kleinholum [presumed] before 1629
mother = None I
named for mother’s father’s father [conjectured], also father’s father’s father
confirmed 1648
http://www.ortsfamilienbuecher.de/ says he was born in Werdumeraltendeich, and has other information about him from the Weinkaufsprotokolle and other sources. OFB does not connect Hayke with this set of parents, but Kay Blaas’s research has confirmed the connection.
See also Haio below, baptized 1643

Oike Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1630
mother = None I
named for ??? [possibly mother’s uncle Oike Heyen; see godmother of youngest brother Peke, 1646]
witnesses/godparents: Boying Haiken [handwriting confirmed by SL; is this mother’s father?], Bonno Taden, und Paul Magny Ehefrau Gertrud
confirmed 1649

Remmer Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1630 [records suggest 1620, probably in error]
mother = None I
named for father’s mother’s father? Or for mother's father?
confirmed 1650
died 1678 in Esens, age 58 (or 48?)
Hayo (31 March 1659), godfather Klaas Siebrands von Amsterdam

Rinelt Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1632
mother = None I
named for father’s mother
witnesses/godparents: Amtmann Hayo Eiben, Gretke Enne (Enno Hayken Eyben) und Alste Hayo Ineken ehefr. [handwriting confirmed by SL]
confirmed 1651
died 1672 in Werdum

Foltie Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1635
mother = None I
named for ??? [possibly father’s mother’s father’s father: Was Rinnolt Remmers the daughter of Remmer Folties?]
witnesses/godparents (why 4?): Enno Hayken, Enno Sp[...], Tyarck Tatken, Catharina Maria Taja (Tochter des Paulus Tajus?)

Aibo Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1638
mother = None II
witnesses/godparents: Claas Janssen [see related page], Hayo Hinrichs, Tette Eden
died 1640

Aibo Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1641
mother = None II
witnesses/godparents: Hayo Eimen, Tanne Ulfers, Hische Boings (Haike Eyben—Bruder des Enno Eyben—aus Werdum hat eine Tochter Hiske)

Hayo Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed]; baptized Esens 23 July 1643
mother = None II
witnesses/godparents: Jasper Haiken Eiben, Gathe Bremers fr Gretke, Enno Haiken fr Fenneke [Gathe Bremers = half-brother of Haye]
See http://www.ortsfamilienbuecher.de/
Wife: Frauke Otten
Children: None, Jabe, Rinelt

Peke Bremer x

born in Kleinholum [presumed] 1646
mother = None II
witnesses/godparents: Hayo Henrichs, Jan Küper und Anna Oike Hayen Ehefrau


The Weinkaufprotokolle des Amtes Esens, a record of property transfer fees from 1554 to 1811, shows that in 1597 the Weinkauf on Seriemer Vogtei Herd 13, a 43-Diemat parcel, was paid by Tiarck Bremers, for his son Haye. Tiarck’s family parcel was Benser Vogtei Herd 8, a 65-Diemat parcel nearby. The farm for which Tiarck paid the title transfer tax had belonged to Haye’s mother, Rinnolt Remmers, and her family. When Rinnolt died, it appears that Tiarck wanted to secure the land in her eldest son’s name. (The Weinkauf is a kind of title transfer tax.)

Herd 13 in the Seriemer Vogtei is described as the farm of Remmer Koncken (father of Rinnolt Remmers), even as late as 1632, long after he has died and no longer owns the farm. (Remmer may be a brother of Pecke Koncken, who owns Herd 24 at Bettenwarfen in 1600, and of Folkert Koncken, making all three possibly the sons of Koncke Remmers.) Remmer is listed as the owner of Seriemer Herd 13 at the time of the 1570 “All Saints Flood.”

About 1590, Rinnolt pays the 180 Rt Weinkauf on Remmer’s 43 Diemat (4.19 Rt/Dt), which means the property transfers into her hands. It seems fair to understand that he has died, and she is taking over the family farm.

In 1597, Tiarck Bremer pays the 180 Rt Weinkauf on Herd 13, “wegen seines Sohnes Haye” (on behalf of his son Haye). This is probably when Rinnolt dies. She and Tiarck had two sons. Their son Hayo inherited the farm. His brother, Remmer, moved to Esens. Remmer later on bought farmland elsewhere in the area.

In the 1632 Deichrechnung, Seriemer Herd 13 is still listed under the name Remmer Koncken, although he probably died around 1590. In 1635, the name Hayo Bremers is attached to the farm. In the 1650 “Designation und Erkundigung,” a roundup of Weinkauf records from years past, the property is described as belonging to Haye Bremers:

“43 [Diemat], wurde vor ungefähr 60 Jahren auf ihn [verweinkauft]. Er weiß sonst keine Nachricht, da er damals noch ein Kind von 3 oder 4 Jahren war.”

[43 Diemat, was “Weinkaufed” for him about 60 years ago. He knows no other information, because he was then still a child of 3 or 4 years.]

At some time between 1658 and 1696 (possibly in 1670), the Seriemer farm passes to Hayo’s son Tjarck, whose death is recorded in 1696, at which time the farm is passed to his son Haye.

The names Rinnolt and Remmer are both carried down among Tiarck Bremers’ descendants.

* * *

The Weinkaufprotokolle itself has an intriguing history, best covered in a separate article.

At this period in local history, it is unusual for a family name to be entered in the records. Most people were identified by their given name plus their patronymic: Tiarck Haigen[son], or Tiarck, the son of Hayo. It is noteworthy that for several decades of successive generations of this family, the records identify them as Bremer or Bremers.


Heyko Heyken, Die Weinkaufsprotokolle des Amtes Esens, Upstalsboom-Gesellschaft, Aurich [Germany], 1998.

Most of the information on this page, including names, dates, interpretation, insight, and translation come courtesy of Kay L. Blass (klblaas at t-online.de), who further acknowledges the interpretation and insight of Wiard Hinrichs.

SL = Stephan Larisch, who has checked some of these records in person to make sure handwriting has been read correctly (May 2012)

For some further notes and records about Hayo, see Ruth Menssen’s excellent and comprehensive site at http://www.ortsfamilienbuecher.de/

More valuable information on Ostfriesland, Harlingerland, and the Esens area in this period (including some church and tax records) can also be found at http://www.genealogy.net/vereine/famfo-esens/deutsch/de-gen_dat.html

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