He was born in Semarang on the 11th of August 1847 and died overthere on the 28th of July 1904. In 1902-1903 he was a Engine-driver of the Gas company in Soerabaja. On the 5th of April 1890 he married Josephine Antoinette van Loo in Soerabaja. They had two children: Robbert Johannes and Karel Coert. Karel was an illegitimate son of Wijnand Johannes.