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Tombstone Tuesday: Van Bemmel

Today’s tombstone is cracked, making some of the dates at the bottom hard to read. But I think the correct translation is: “Here rests our dear husband and father Thomas Joannes van Bemmel born 29 December 1856 died 6 June 1931. And our dearly beloved unforgettable mother Anna Maria Gerarda van Bemmel née van Leeuwen born in Harmelen on 29 August 1863 died 18...

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Wordless Wednesday: Moravian Cemetery

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Tombstone Tuesday: Schaeffer

A family grave with a flat stone with just names, no dates: Johannes Philippus Schaeffer Jr, Johanna Schaeffer and J.J.K. Schaeffer-de Roo. Despite the fact that there are no dates on the stone it was not too hard to identify the people buried here: Johannes Philippus Schaeffer, son of Johannes Philippus Schaeffer and Johanna Dolleman Lambrechts, was born on 6 October...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Composer

Here rests Hendrika van Tussenbroek, composer, born 2 December 1854, died 21 June 1935. Hendrika was a composer and songwriter who wrote mostly children’s songs. She’s not exactly a household name, but a couple of her songs are still popular. You can see her portrait here. Hendrika Cornelia van Tussenbroek, daughter of Gerardus van Tussenbroek and Cornelia...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Cornelia Maria Kellerman

No. 990, Cornelia Maria Kellerman, born in Utrecht on 31 August 1773, died in Zeist on 10 July 1872 According to her death certificate, her name was Cornelie Marie Kellermann: Cornelie Marie Kellermann, female, 98, unmarried, daughter of Willem Kellermann and Johanna Gerarda Mauregnault, died in Zeist on 10 July 1872.

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Wordless Wednesday: Old Public Cemetery of Zeist

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Tombstone Tuesday: J.H. Insinger

This is one of the largest graves of Lage Vuursche Cemetery. It belongs to Jan Herman Insinger, an art dealer and photographer of some renown. The Insinger Papyrus is named after him. The (translated) inscription on the grave: J.H. Insinger, born in Amsterdam 12 May 1854, died in Cairo 27 October...

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Old Cemetery of Zeist

For a long time, people buried their dead in and around the church. That stopped in the early 19th century, when new regulations stipulated that burial sites had to be out of town. In 1830, the town Zeist opened a brand new cemetery that complied with the new rules. This cemetery is now known as the Oude Algemene Begraafplaats (Old Public Cemetery). Originally out of...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Our littlest darling

We have a look at a infant’s grave today. Translation of the inscription: “Here rests our littlest darling Leon Jansen born 27 July [19]43 died 15 October [19]43.” Summary of the death certificate: Pantaleon Johannes Jansen, male, 0 years old, son of Wouter Arnoldus Jansen and Johanna Hendrika Maria Schippers, died on 15 October 1943 in Wijk bij...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Anna Elisabeth Hasselmann

Anna Elisabeth Hasselmann, born on 9 February 1743 in Amsterdam, died on 22 January 1747 in Zeist. Anna Elisabeth lived with her parents in the recently founded Moravian settlement on the estate of Zeist Castle. She was the first of this group to pass away, and was buried on the estate. The plot where she was buried later became the Moravian Cemetery of...

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Moravian Cemetery of Zeist

In the 18th century, a group of people from the village Herrnhut in Saxony settled on the estate of Zeist Castle. They were members of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, also known as the Unity of the Brethren or the Moravian Church. Their settlement flourished, and they built their own church, houses and schools, and their own cemetery. The Moravian Church is still present...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Robbertsen

Here rests our beloved husband and father T. Robbertsen, born 24 March 1884, died 7 May 1946. And our beloved mother W. Robbertsen – van Laar, born 29 October 1895, died 23 May 1975. A quick genealogical background check turned up: Teunis Robbertsen, son of Jan Cornelis Robbertsen and Willemijntje Boekhout, from Doorn, 28, and Willemina van Laar, daughter of Jacob...

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