Gerhard Herman Johannes Wilhelm Jacobus Geesink
Gerhard Herman Johannes Wilhelm Jacobus, commonly called
Wim or Willem. Willem Geesinck was born in Amsterdam on 27
May 1854. He was the son of James Albert Coenraad Geesinck,
a soap boiler and printer, and Wilhelmina Dorothea Maria Reuver.
They would describe themselves as a wealthy Lutheran family.
William studied theology at the University of Amsterdam
and Utrecht and was subsequently ordained as a reformed pastor
at Schipluiden, Ijlst, Rotterdam and also as a Nederduitsch
Reformed minister in Rotterdam. He became an associate professor
in 1890, and was a full professor from 1895 to 1926. In 1901
he also became editor of 'The Herald'. He was a frequent speaker.
Due to his efforts, the famous hospital Eudokia was founded.
On a personal note it is known that on May 5, 1881 he
married Maria Anna Elisabeth Rösener - Manz. From 1910
he struggled with poor health,and he was often ill. He died
in Amsterdam on 23 January 1929.
The book we show you was published in 1907 by the publishers
Kirchner in Amsterdam.