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Tombstone Tuesday: Van Bemmel

Posted by on 22 Apr 2014 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Wijk bij Duurstede | 0 comments

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 February 1933. Rest in peace.” The names of both spouses are spelled slightly different on the official documents, it seems. I found the following genealogical data:...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Schaeffer

Posted by on 8 Apr 2014 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Zeist | 0 comments

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 1831 and died on 19 May 1914 in Zeist. He married Johanna Jacoba Klasina de Roo, daughter of Cornelis de Roo and Johanna van Son, on 24 May 1865 in Dordrecht. She died on 6...

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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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Churches of Hillegom

Posted by on 4 Apr 2014 in Hillegom | 0 comments

Churches of Hillegom

The Hoofdstraat (High Street) is dominated by two churches, on either end of the street. Both are named after St. Martin. The catholic church was built in the 19th century, like most catholic churches in the country. The Dutch republic of the 17th and 18th century had freedom of religion, but certainly not equality of religion. Catholics were free to follow their religion, but were not allowed to build churches, or have mass in a building that resembled a church building. Those rules were lifted in the 1814 constitution. In 1853 the pope...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Composer

Posted by on 1 Apr 2014 in Doorn, Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi | 0 comments

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 van der Voort, born 2 December 1854 in Utrecht, unmarried, died on 21 June 1935 in Doorn, 80 years...

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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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Tombstone Tuesday: Cornelia Maria Kellerman

Posted by on 25 Mar 2014 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Zeist | 0 comments

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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Tombstone Tuesday: J.H. Insinger

Posted by on 18 Mar 2014 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Lage Vuursche | 0 comments

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 1918

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