Beerze is an old hamlet. It is mentioned as early as 1227. "Among the knights who died in the battle of Ane in 1227, we find one of the vassals of Bishop Otto II called a Warner van Beerse" according to writer G.J. Eshuis.
Erve Volkerink is one of the oldest farms in Beerze. Traces of the farm can already be found in 1582, in a document stating that the rich farm had to pay a lease to the landlord of 22 mud rye and 2 mud buckwheat. At the time of the census in 1748, the widower Hendrik Volkerink lived on the Volkerink with his 2 daughters Aaltje and Geesje. A certain Derkje Hendriks is also mentioned as a resident. She is described as "in her 80s", so an older lady. In addition to the family, the farmhand Roelof, the two girls Janna and Jennigje and the Scheper (sheep herder) Hendrik Willems also lived at the farm.