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Hendrik van Kampen 1877-1941

Tombstone Tuesday: Van Kampen

Posted by on 8 Nov 2011 in Graveyard Photography, Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Hilversum, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, MELESSEN Alida 1917-2007, WIESENEKKER Geertje 1879-1957 | 0 comments

Tombstone Tuesday: Van Kampen

I shared many graves from the Bosdrift cemetery in Hilversum on this blog. Today’s grave is special, at least to me: Twice I helped carry a coffin to this grave, in 1997 and in 2007. Buried here are two people that I have known well: My grandparents, Hendrik van Kampen Jr. and Alida Melessen. They were buried in a family grave with my great-grandparents, Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker. I will not add any genealogical data here, as I already published plenty on this and other blogs and websites, with more to come. If you are...

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Marriage certificate of Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker

Posted by on 7 Jul 2011 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Barend van 1840-1918, KAMPEN Cornelis van 1838-1914, KAMPEN Dirk van 1870-1951, KAMPEN Folkert van 1869-1928, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, My roots, PRINS Willempje 1856-1842, VEERMAN Lammertje 1846-1883, WIESENEKKER Geertje 1879-1957, WIESENEKKER Gijsbert 1855-1924 | 0 comments

Marriage certificate of Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker

Last week we had a look at the birth certificate of my great-grandfather, Hendrik van Kampen. Today we look at the wedding certificate of him and his wife Geertje Wiesenekker. Like the birth certificate, I found it on FamilySearch.org. Click to enlarge. A wedding certificate can be a long document, and often contains a lot of interesting information – like the names of the parents, whether they are still alive, and if so, where they live. I won’t transcribe and translate the entire certificate, I’ll just summarize: On 14...

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Birth certificate of Hendrik van Kampen

Posted by on 30 Jun 2011 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Barend van 1840-1918, KAMPEN Cornelis van 1838-1914, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KLOESE Antonie te 1807-1885, My roots, VEERMAN Lammertje 1846-1883 | 0 comments

Birth certificate of Hendrik van Kampen

A large part of the BMD records of the Dutch civil registration is indexed on sites like Genlias. In many cases, scans of these records are available for free on FamilySearch.org. Over the next weeks I will have another look at the BMD records of my great-grandparents (if available online). I have seen these a long time ago, most of them on microfilm (except for most death records, those are not available yet). I have made extracts of them, but no copies. Now that most of them are online I can have another look, and share them here on Roots....

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Gathering dust: Veerstraat 21 in Hilversum

Posted by on 21 May 2011 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, My roots | 0 comments

Gathering dust: Veerstraat 21 in Hilversum

On Saturdays I rummage through my old cabinet, pull out and dust off an item, and present it here on Roots. Today: A photo of the house my grandfather was born. A photo of the house in which my grandfather Hendrik van Kampen was born (in 1912), with his father‘s bicycle repair shop. The boy was an errand-boy employed by my great-grandfather, I don’t know his name. The photo was taken before 1915, when the family and the bicycle repair shop moved to a different location. The building seems to have disappeared, at least I...

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