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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...

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Tombstone Tuesday: Pardoen

Posted by on 29 May 2012 in Graveyard Photography, My roots, PARDOEN Theodorus Joannes Gerardus Adrianus 1914-1978, Witteveen | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Pardoen

The grave of my grandfather, Theodorus Joannes Gerardus Adrianus Pardoen (1914-1978), in the cemetery of the village Witteveen, province Drenthe. The epitaph Zie, ik maak alle dingen nieuw (Behold, I make all things new) is from the book of Revelations: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for...

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Church Sunday: Roden

Posted by on 4 Apr 2010 in My roots, Roden, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Roden

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: St. Catherine Church, Roden. The 8th and last postcard of St. Catherine Church shows the pulpit. It is made of oak, and probably placed in...

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Church Sunday: Roden, main entrance of St. Catherine church

Posted by on 31 Jan 2010 in My roots, Roden, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Roden, main entrance of St. Catherine church

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: St. Catherine Church,...

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Church Sunday: Church organ of St. Catherine Church, Roden

Posted by on 17 Jan 2010 in My roots, Roden, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Church organ of St. Catherine Church, Roden

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: St. Catherine Church,...

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Church Sunday

Posted by on 3 Jan 2010 in My roots, Roden, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: St. Catherine Church,...

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Church Sunday: Roden church organ

Posted by on 15 Nov 2009 in My roots, Roden, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Roden church organ

Last month we saw the St. Catherine church in the village Roden, province Drenthe. Today’s card shows the organ of the same church. In 1776, the church in Roden received a bequest of 10,000 guilders from a rich unmarried woman, Maria Catharina Hoppinck, a descendant of the second protestant minister in Roden, for a church organ. The organ was built by Albertus Anthoni Hinsz and ready for use in 1779. The boards on both sides of the organ commemorate the Hoppinck family and Maria Catharina’s bequest. The organ survived years of...

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Church Sunday: Roden

Posted by on 27 Sep 2009 in My roots, Roden | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Roden

The St. Catherine church, a 13th century church in the village Roden, province Drenthe. Largely destroyed and rebuilt in the 17th century. The church is still in use as a protestant church...

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