Helen Hoogterp1

F, b. 7 October 1861, d. 29 June 1949
     Helen Hoogterp was born on 7 October 1861 in Sint Jacobiparochie, Het Bildt, Friesland, Netherlands.1,2,3 She married Jan Stap on 8 September 1881 in Het Bildt, Friesland, Netherlands.1,2 Helen Hoogterp married Cornelius Hoogterp.1 Helen Hoogterp died on 29 June 1949 in Wyckoff, Bergen County, New Jersey, (284 Goffle Road).1 She was buried on 1 July 1949 in Totowa (Laurel Grove Cemetery).1
     Her parents were Matthijs Beilanus and Trijntje Zondervan.2 She and Jan Stap immigrated on the Maasdam from Rotterdam, arriving in New York on 23 Mar 1896, with six children: Trijntje (13), Aaltje (11), Geertje (9), Abraham (7), Matthijs (5) en Maartje (4). They are going to Paterson, NJ. Jan is a merchant.4,5

Her obituary appeared on 30 June 1949 in the Paterson Morning Call
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Belanus-Stap-Hoogterp, 87, widow of Cornelius Hoogterp, who passed away yesterday morning, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Robert C. Moore and Sons Home for Funerals, 334 Totowa Ave. The Rev. Enoch Moore of the Gospel Tabernacle will officiate. Interment will be in the Laurel Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Hoogterp, who was a native of Holland, succumbed at her home at 284 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, where she had resided for the past two and a half years. She was a member of the U.T.Y. and of the Ladies' Society Harmonie. Surviving are six children: Mrs Albert Bakker of Wyckoff, Mrs Garret Houtsma of Fair Lawn, Abraham J. Stap of Wyckoff, Mrs Peter van Tuin of Hawthorne, William J. Stap of Cambell Hall, NY, and Mrs. A. de Boer of Fair Lawn, and two sisters: Mrs. Jacob Du Pree of Fair Lawn, and Mrs. Ryan Rosendale of Glen Rock.1

1920 Fed. census (1 Jun): Household of Cornelius Hoogterp, 9 Pomona Ave, Saddle River Township, Bergen County, New Jersey.4


  1. [S15] Pat. Morn. Call, Jun 30, 1949, pg 19.
  2. [S3] Genlias, Het Bildt Marriages : 1881 #70.
  3. [S3] Genlias, Het Bildt Births : 1861 #A 226.
  4. [S7] 1920 Federal Census, Cornelius Hogstrap, 10 Jan 1920. T625 Roll: 1019 Page: 256, ED 111.
  5. [S2] Ellis Island, Maasdam, 23 Mar 1896, pg 536, line 494-801.