Paul, how good of you to share your information on the Kuipers family with me. My data shows two earlier children for Pieter and Tetje (De Jong) Kuipers.They are daughters Eelke b. abt. 1803 in Hogebeintum, and Rinske b. abt. 1870 in Hogebeintum.That makes a family of 8 if in fact these are correct children of Peter and Tetje.
I also have another daughter for this couple.She is my ancester, Dirkje Pieters, but I don't have a year for her birth. She married Willem Jans Palma on 4-30-1840 in Ferwerderadeel.
If you have an answer to this puzzle, I'd appreciate hearing back from you.In the meantime, I'll try to access the web site and see if I can clarify Dirkje's parentage. Thanks again. maggie