Cornelia Jacobs van den Berch

aunt Cornelia
Death or Burial date: 
September 15, 1667

When they married in 1634, Cornelia lived in Delft and Elsevier lived in Rotterdam. After their marriage, they lived on the east side of the Verwersdijk (Vooromme aen de Verwersdijck).

Symon was from the Leiden publishing family, son of painter Aernout Elsevier. Symon was Capiteijn van de Peuijeniers, and died in 1644 (DTB inv. 39, fol.   m, 6).

Ten years later, the house was severely damaged when the gunpowder depot blew up (Delftse Donderslag). Cornelia, Elsevier's widow, made several claims for damages and received hundreds of guilders as compensation.

Their daughter Maria Elsevier (1635-08-22 - 1674-02-20) married Jan Strick on 1651-02-08. For more, see Related people under Learn more below. Cornelia Jacobs was living with them in the Doelen when she died.

Their son Sijmon Elsevier was living on Oosteinde when he married Johanna Margareta de Bosch in 1653. By the time he buried an unnamed child in 1663, Sijmon Elsevier was a cheese and butter seller who lived on the east side of the Hippolytusbuurt. The house was 5 voeten wide, for which he paid 12 penning, 1 roeden, 5 stuivers wharf tax (kadegeld) in 1667. His wife died in 1679. He was buried 1682-03-02.