Jan Ligtenberg and Geeze Reetgers had children baptized in Wierden with the father’s name given as Jan Ligtenberg op Reetgers (apparentlly to distinguish him from other Jan Ligtenbergs.)

Geeze Reetgers died on 6 December 1819, at the age of 60, as the wife of Jan Ligtenberg.

Jan Ligtenberg died on 5 January 1823, at the age of 80. His death certificate calls him “Jan Reetgers”. His parents are given as Jan Reetgers and Janna Jannessen (Johannis).