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Jacob van Rees

Posted by on 24 Aug 2010 in 19th century, Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Hilversum, World wars and interbellum | 0 comments

Jacob van Rees

On the Bosdrift cemetery in Hilversum is a simple cross with the text “Jacobus van Rees 1854-1928”. Jacob van Rees, as he is known, was histology professor at the university of Amsterdam. He is now largely forgotten, but in his time was a well-known abstainer and vegetarian, who opposed vivisection and smoking, and sympathized with socialism, humanism and anarchism. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, there were many abstainers movements in The Netherlands, usually corresponding to religious and political groups...

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Gathering dust: Royal visit to Deventer

Posted by on 21 Aug 2010 in 19th century, Deventer, My roots | 0 comments

Gathering dust: Royal visit to Deventer

On Saturdays I rummage through my old cabinet, pull out and dust off an item, and present it here on Roots. Today: A souvenir of the royal visit to Deventer in 1900. On 22 August 1900, Queen Wilhelmina and her mother, Queen Emma, visited and toured the city Deventer. After the visit, a souvenir guide with large photos was published, and a copy somehow ended up gathering dust in my cabinet. I inherited this souvenir guide from my grandfather, Hendrik van Kampen, but I don’t know how it came into his posession. In 1900, the year of the...

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Archbishops of Utrecht

Posted by on 22 Mar 2009 in 19th century, Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, The modern era, Utrecht City, World wars and interbellum | 0 comments

Archbishops of Utrecht

In December, I showed you the grave of bishop Guy van Avesnes, in the Domkerk, the former Utrecht cathedral. Until the reformation, the (arch)bishops of Utrecht were buried in this church. After the reformation, the Domkerk became protestant, and no new bishop was appointed for several centuries. The Utrecht archbishopric was restored in 1853, and Johannes Zwijsen became the first modern archbishop of Utrecht. I don’t know where Zwijsen was buried, but his successors, starting with Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, are buried in the St....

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Farewell Holland

Posted by on 13 Aug 2007 in 19th century, BOEL Louwrens 1865-, BRUGGEN Jan van 1862, Emigration, JANSEN Jan 1881-1940, KAMPEN Catharina Susanna van 1883-1960, KAMPEN Jacob van 1881, KAMPEN Maria van 1862, KAMPEN Mijntje van 1863, KAMPEN Teuntje van 1866, KAMPEN Teuntje van 1869, KAMPEN Vollekert van 1864, NEDERIJNEN Gerrit van 1860, NEL Willem Cornelis 1888-1969, PARDOEN Maria Margaretha 1881-1971, PARDOEN Nellij 1894, PARDOEN Sophia 1883-1966, REEF Jan 1896, SCHOUTEN Gerardus Fredericus 1864, VELSEN Clement Marie van 1871-1947, VOLKERSZ Johanna Maria 1883, WENTSEL Reintje 1870-1953, World wars and interbellum | 1 comment

Farewell Holland

Dutch emigrants to North America The family trees on my genealogy websites have several emigrants to North America. Most of them went to the U.S., boarding their ship at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam, and entering the States a fortnight later via Ellis Island. Let me introduce you to some of these emigrants. They are descendants of Lourens van Kampen and Neel de Vos, or of Paulus Pardoen and Johanna Pietersen. If you recognize any of these people, maybe you can share your memories of them in a comment below. Additions, corrections, photos,...

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