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Hendrik van Kampen (1877-1941)

Name: Hendrik van Kampen
Date of birth: 7 November 1877 in Hilversum
Date of death: 30 November 1941 in Hilversum
Parents: Barend van Kampen, Lammertje Veerman
Spouse: Geertje Wiesenekker (marriage: 14 September 1904 in Hilversum)
Children: Hendrik (1912)

Hendrik van Kampen (1877-1941)

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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Family grave (continued)

Posted by on 9 Jul 2010 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, My roots | 0 comments

Family grave (continued)

Yesterday I showed you a photo of the Van Kampen family grave that I visited earlier this week. This is the same grave in 1941, shortly after my great-grandfather Hendrik van Kampen was buried here, the first burial in this grave. The photos were taken by my grandfather, who is now buried there too. Note the grave stones on either side: They are still there today. The stone on our family grave was replaced when my grandfather was buried...

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Family grave

Posted by on 8 Jul 2010 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, MELESSEN Alida 1917-2007, My roots, WIESENEKKER Geertje 1879-1957 | 0 comments

Family grave

Tombstone on the grave of my grandparents, Hendrik van Kampen and Alida Melessen, and my great-grandparents, Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker. The grave is full now, so other family members will be buried elsewhere, when their time comes. The tombstone is from 1997, when my grandfather was buried here. As most Dutch graves, this grave is leased. My grandparents have paid the lease since the first burial in 1941. When my grandmother died in 2007, the family paid a few decades ahead, but after that the lease will expire and the grave...

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Gathering dust: The "trouwboekje" of Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker

Posted by on 23 Jan 2010 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, My roots, WIESENEKKER Geertje 1879-1957 | 1 comment

Gathering dust: The "trouwboekje" of Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker

On Saturdays I rummage through my old cabinet, pull out and dust off an item, and present it here on Roots. Today: The trouwboekje of Hendrik van Kampen (1877-1941) and his wife Geertje Wiesenekker (1879-1957). Introduced in the late 19th century, the trouwboekje (marriage booklet) has been handed out to married couples for over a century, as a proof of their marriage. It is a small booklet containing the details of the marriage (date and place) and basic genealogical data of both spouses (official names, place and date of birth, names of the...

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Patriline

Posted by on 3 Sep 2009 in Hilversum, KAMPEN Barend van 1840-1918, KAMPEN Cornelis van 1718-1787, KAMPEN Cornelis van 1779-1847, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, KAMPEN Lourens van, KAMPEN Lourens van 1747-1811, KAMPEN Volkert van 1809-1856, My roots | 0 comments

Patriline

I recently showed you my 11-generation matriline. Let’s have a look now at the patriline. A patriline or fathers-line is (unlike the matriline) a traditional genealogy chart. Y-DNA and (usually) surnames are inherited through the patriline. With ten generations, my patriline is not particularly large. In 1766, a fire destroyed a large part of the village Hilversum, including the Dutch Reformed church. Records of the church, the court and the village administration were lost. Due to the fire, there are no primary sources for my Van...

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Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker

Posted by on 26 Mar 2009 in KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, My roots, WIESENEKKER Geertje 1879-1957 | 1 comment

Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker

Let me start this blog with a series of four posts introducing my great-grandparents. Today: Hendrik van Kampen and Geertje Wiesenekker. Hendrik van Kampen was born on 7 November 1877 in Hilversum, seventh of nine children of Barend van Kampen and Lammertje Veerman. Barend was a tailor, and the family lived in a small house on the Oude Torenstraat in Hilversum. Lammertje died a year after the birth of her youngest child, when Hendrik was 5 years old. Barend’s unmarrried sister Lijsje lived with the family after Lammertje’s death,...

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My research

Posted by on 24 Mar 2009 in COPPENS Hendrikus Franciscus 1872-1945, COPPENS Maria Theresia 1915-2012, HOUTHUIJZEN Mietje 1888-1945, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1877-1941, KAMPEN Hendrik van 1912-1997, KOOPMAN Catharina Johanna Maria 1886-1965, MELESSEN Albert 1886-1965, MELESSEN Alida 1917-2007, MOERMAN Johanna Petronella 1875-1953, My roots, PARDOEN Theodorus Joannes Gerardus Adrianus 1914-1978, PARDOEN Theodorus Johannes Adrianus 1881-1930, WIESENEKKER Geertje 1879-1957 | 1 comment

My research

My main focus is my ascendancy chart (kwartierstaat in Dutch, Ahnentafel in German), an overview of as many ancestors as I can find, in as many lines as possible. On my website, I have cut my kwartierstaat in several parts. When I started my website, four of my ancestors were still alive (my parents and both my grandmothers), and I did not want to publish anything about them on my website. So I split my kwartierstaat in four parts – one for each grandparent – and I replaced the names of my grandmothers with the names of their...

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