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Tombstone Tuesday: Hendrik van der Hoogt

Posted by on 8 Apr 2014 in BERG Jannetje van den 1876-1964, Graveyard Photography, Hillegom, HOOGT Aalbert van der 1851-1889, HOOGT Hendrik van der 1804-1875, HOOGT Hendrik van der 1877-1947, My roots, VERMEY Neeltje 1810-1887, VIERBERGEN Antje | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Hendrik van der Hoogt

When I was in Hillegom cemetery, I saw the name Hendrik van der Hoogt (1877-1947) on a tombstone. That is the name of my 3rd great-grandfather, but he died many years before 1947, in a different town (Leiderdorp). But the name Van der Hoogt is not that common, and Leiderdorp is in the same region, so the person buried here could well be related. I took a photo of the grave, and when I came home I researched his parents. Hendrik’s parents are Albert (or Aalbert) van der Hoogt and and Antje Vierbergen. And those two I already knew: Albert...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Pardoen-Busselman

Posted by on 1 Apr 2014 in BUSSELMAN Maria 1860-1937, Graveyard Photography, Hillegom, My roots, PARDOEN Theodorus Joannes Gerardus 1851-1924 | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Pardoen-Busselman

This is the grave of my 2nd great-grandfather, Theodorus Joannes Geradus Pardoen (1851-1924), and his second wife, Maria Busselman (1860-1937). They are buried on the public cemetery of Hillegom.

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Maarten van der Hoogt and Aaltje de Bruin

Posted by on 18 Jul 2013 in BRUIN Aaltje de, HOOGT Maarten van der, My roots | 0 comments

Maarten van der Hoogt and Aaltje de Bruin

Maarten van der Hoogt and Aaltje de Bruin are my fourth great-grandparents. They lived in quite a few places during their lives: Hazerswoude, Zevenhuizen, Moerkapelle, Leiderdorp, Kouderkerk, probably more – towns and villages in the same region in the province Zuid-Holland. I still miss quite a few vital records for them. But with all the scans available on the FamilySearch website it should not be hard to find those. I had in my notes that they probably married in Hazerswoude. And sure enough, I found them in the church books there:...

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More on Naatje Foppen

Posted by on 3 Apr 2013 in FOPPEN Johanna Magdalena, FOPPEN Magdalena, FOPPEN Maria Francisca, My roots | 0 comments

More on Naatje Foppen

I posted about my brick wall ancestor Naatje Foppen (or Johanna Magdalena Foppen) before. A quick summary of what I know: Naatje and her twin sister were born on 29 July 1792 in Naarden, and she was baptized Johanna Magdalena on 22 August 1792. She was born out of wedlock. Her mother was Magdalena Foppen. Her father’s name was listed: Lucas Castisch. But the first name Lucas was striked through, and the last name Castisch cannot be found anywhere. Naatje never married, but had two sons, Johannes (my ancestor) in 1815 and Jacob (who died...

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Pieter Wieseneker and Lambertje Molenaar

Posted by on 21 Feb 2013 in Bloemendaal, BOOR Joost 1859-1939, BOUT Marretje 1869-1918, HONING Gijsbert 1847-1911, KNOP Marcus 1846-, MALIEPAD Hendrikje van 't 1857-, MOLENAAR Lambertje 1823-1877, My roots, PRINS Willempje 1856-1842, SCHAAP Klaas 1860-1897, VLAANDEREN Pieter 1851-1937, WESTLAND Joost 1862-, WIESENEKER Aaltje 1847-1878, WIESENEKER Hendrikje 1848-1912, WIESENEKKER Evert 1857-1934, WIESENEKKER Evertje 1850-1919, WIESENEKKER Gerritje 1860-, WIESENEKKER Gijsbert 1855-1924, WIESENEKKER Jannetje 1859-1931, WIESENEKKER Peter 1853-1891, WIESENEKKER Pieter 1823-1877, WIESENEKKER Pieter 1863-, WIESENEKKER Teuntje 1861-1922 | 3 comments

Pieter Wieseneker and Lambertje Molenaar

When I find new ancestors, I also try to find out about their children – at least their BMD. In my early genealogy days, I sometimes skipped this, in my haste to go further back in time. I’m revisiting a few of those families now. One of those families is the family of Pieter Wiesenek(k)er and Lambertje Molenaar, my 3rd great-grandparents. I tried to find out as much as possible using online resources (mostly Family Search), and created a to do list for the rest. The to do list has mostly missing death dates, because Family Search...

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The age of my grandparents

Posted by on 9 Nov 2012 in COPPENS Maria Theresia 1915-2012, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, MELESSEN Alida 1917-2007, My roots, PARDOEN Theodorus Joannes Gerardus Adrianus 1914-1978 | 0 comments

The age of my grandparents

My grandparents were roughly the same age, there was less than five years between the eldest and the youngest. The eldest was my paternal grandfather, Henk (Hendrik, officially) van Kampen. As the eldest son of the eldest son, I was named after him. Opa Henk, as we, the grandchildren, called him, was born on 9 November 1912. One hundred years ago today. My maternal grandmother outlived my other grandparents. Her name was Maria Theresia Coppens, but the grandchildren knew her as Omoe. She passed away earlier this year, on 13 July, 97 years...

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Dirk Veerman in Bloemendaal

Posted by on 23 Aug 2012 in Bloemendaal, My roots, VEERMAN Dirk 1839-1870 | 0 comments

Dirk Veerman in Bloemendaal

Dirk Veerman is a son of my 3rd ggrandparents Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst, numbers 34 and 35 in my ahnentafel. Earlier this summer I wrote about him: Dirk Veerman, born on 10 September 1839 in Huizen, died on 11 May 1870 in Bloemendaal. Dirk never married. Dirk died in Bloemendaal, far from his home in Huizen – I’ll get back to that in a future post. According to his death certificate, Dirk died on 11 May 1870 in Bloemendaal, in a house called Meerenberg. Dirk was only 30 when he died, still single, and, strangely,...

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Notes on Naatje Foppen

Posted by on 12 Jul 2012 in FOPPEN Johanna Magdalena, FOPPEN Johannes 1815-1858, FOPPEN Magdalena, My roots | 0 comments

Notes on Naatje Foppen

Naatje Foppen (1792-1864) was my 4th great-grandmother, number 108 in my ahnentafel. She was the child of a single mother, and became a single mother herself. I know very little about her, and even less about her parents. She is the first brick wall in my ahnentafel (“first” meaning the least number of generations away from me). I re-evaluated the facts, and did some online research. What I know now is: 1792 Naatje was born on 29 July 1792, and baptized on 22 August 1792, together with her twin sister. She was baptized as Johanna...

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Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst

Posted by on 28 Jun 2012 in BEEKHUIS Geesje 1841-1905, BRONKHORST Jannetje 1805-1875, GEIS Wilhelmina Susanna 1833-1876, KAMPEN Barend van 1840-1918, My roots, VEERMAN Aaltje 1831-1851, VEERMAN Dirk 1839-1870, VEERMAN Gijsbert 1799-1872, VEERMAN Hendrik 1841-1894, VEERMAN Lammert 1844-1911, VEERMAN Lammertje 1846-1883, VEERMAN Willem 1835-1886, VLAANDEREN Aafje 1842-1932 | 0 comments

Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst

When I search for ancestors, I usually reconstruct their families, i.e. I find information on all their children (and other spouses, if they married more than once). There are a few families I skipped in the past, though, probably because I wanted to go back in time as far as possible, and as quickly as possible. Time now to revisit a few of those families. Today I present the family reconstruction of my 3rd ggrandparents Gijsbert Veerman and Jannetje Bronkhorst, numbers 34 and 35 in my ahnentafel. A relatively easy one, as all the...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Henk

Posted by on 5 Jun 2012 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyards, My roots, Witteveen | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Henk

Last week we visited my grandfather’s grave, on the cemetery of Witteveen. I was a bit taken aback when I saw this gravestone on the same cemetery: With only the first name Henk on it, it seemed like a grave for me. On closer inspection the stone also had the dates of birth and death inscribed, but no surname.

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